Cheap Trick – She’s Tight —-Powerpop Friday

We had fun with this song in high school. I’m surprised it only peaked at #65 in 1982 because it got a lot of airplay and MTV exposure. The song was on the album One On One and it peaked at #39 in the Billboard Album chart in 1982. I liked the album and it had my favorite Cheap Trick song…If You Want My Love.

Cheap Trick does what Cheap Trick does best in this song. They give us a great edge with the guitar with Beatles type harmonies. The song was written by Rick Nielson as were most of their songs. I only got to see them in concert once but it was worth it. They didn’t take themselves seriously and had a good time as did everyone else.

She’s Tight

When I’m down I make a call.
Got the number written on the wall.
First it’s busy then I try again.
Oh, who’s she talking to, could it be him?

I got the number and it starts to ring.
I get excited and I start to dream.
I start to fantasize of memory lane.
Then she answers and she says right way.
She says I’m home on my own, home all alone.
So I got off the phone.

(She’s tight.) She’s ahead of her time.
(She’s tight.) She’s one of a kind.
(She’s tight.) She’s a talented girl.
(She’s tight.) She’s got her head down tight.

I have something got to say to you.
Amnesia and my train of thought.
On the tip, tip of my tongue.
I had a vision when I was young.

You floated in, we floated up.
Through the window and down the hall.
I had a smoke and went upstairs.
Turned the door and opened the key. She spoke…
I’m on my own, home all alone.
So I got off the phone.

(She’s tight.) She’s ahead of her time.
(She’s tight.) She’s one of a kind.
(She’s tight.) She’s a talented girl.
(She’s tight.) She’s got her head down tight.

(She’s tight.) She’s giving me the go.
(She’s tight.) She’s giving me the high sign.
(She’s tight.) We’ll turn off the lights.
(She’s tight.) Pull down the shades.
(She’s nice, she’s tight.) Turn on the cam’ra.
(She’s nice, she’s tight.) And getting ready for action.

Turn off the radio.
Turn on the video.

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

11 thoughts on “Cheap Trick – She’s Tight —-Powerpop Friday”

  1. A good edgy tune. It’s funny, if you dissect the lyrics, it’s clearly evident what this song is about–and yet it made it on the charts and was in heavy rotation on AOR radio without resorting to a “clean” edit. Back then, songwriters–even hedonistic ones like Nielson–were a lot more nuanced than so many are today.
    I love Cheap Trick. “Voices” is my favorite.

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    1. Yes the lyrics…we played the song at one of our high school shows to a big applause from the students and wicked grins from some of the cool teachers.
      The writers were more clever…I mean this one is pretty obvious but he hid enough.

      I like Voices also. They are a fun band to see also.

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  2. I don’t remember that one, but it’s ok. I was a fan of theirs in high school too. Another song not heard much from them around that specific time is “Everything Works If You Let It”, which was rather good It hought.

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    1. I didn’t remember Everything Works…but I heard it last night while doing this.
      This one is quite dirty but he hid it just enough to get airplay.

      Like

    1. This album has “If You Want My Love” which is close to 1980s Beatles…the bridge is straight out of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” but it fits really well.

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