My Sunday Song – “I Get Excited” by Rick Springfield

For My Sunday Song #273, we are going to go back a little a look at “I Get Excited” by Rick Springfield. The song is off his 1982 album ‘Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet’. The song did chart as a single going all the way to #32 in the US and #42 in Canada which I am sure helped the the album go all the way to #2. Reality is that this album was riding high in large part to the success of his prior album ‘Working Class Dog’ which had “Jessie’s Gril”.

The song is about an experience he had with a girl. That excitement and thrill of being with a woman and reality doesn’t always live up to the expectation. The thrill of thinking of everything that is going to happen and blowing it up in your head to a level that the actual act will never live up to it is pretty common and happens in almost any situation. It also seems to point to the fact that he is really in to it, but she doesn’t seem to be as she keeps her eyes open when the kiss and gets cold feet and starts to leave. Poor guy.

The song is an uptempo rocker and very radio friendly. It has a great guitar riff throughout that is very memorable. I like how the chorus explodes at you with some heavy drums. There is a lot of keyboard in the song which fits well for the time period as we are talking 1982. The song has a guitar solo which isn’t too flashy and compliments the song nicely. The song is a little dated in its sound, but still a great track regardless.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. Do you remember this song from back in the day? I actually do so I guess I’ve been a fan for awhile. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

“I Get Excited”

Well, you admit you like the game but you’re not gonna play
You’re just ignorin’ what you’re body’s tryin’ to say
I get the feelin’ that you’re playin’ and we’re both gonna win
I think this angel’s about to sin

I get excited just thinkin’ what you might be like
I get excited, there’s heaven in your eyes tonight
The fire’s ignited, down below it’s burnin’ bright
Oh baby, stay; we got all night, all night
Baby please, I can’t please if I’m on my knees tonight

No, baby you don’t look that nervous when you bite your lip
You keep ’em open when we kiss, you’re a hypocrite
You got my body dancin’ tengo in three-four time
This angel’s gonna spread her wings tonight

I get excited just thinkin’ what you might be like
I get excited, there’s heaven in your eyes tonight
The fire’s ignited, down below it’s burnin’ bright
Oh baby, stay; we got all night, all night
We got all night, all night
Baby please, I can’t please, if I’m on my knees tonight
Tonight…

Baby, I can feel your heartbeat; can’t you feel the heat?
Baby’s got cold feet, fire below
Oh baby, stay; we got…
Oh baby, stay; we got all night, all night
We got all night, all night
Baby please, I can’t please if I’m on my knees
All night, all night
We got all night, all night
Baby please, I can’t please if I’m on my knees tonight
Tonight!

Written by Rick Springfield

22 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “I Get Excited” by Rick Springfield

  1. Just got From the Vault, but haven’t listened to it yet.

    Chuckle, seems like I’m going through your series in bits and pieces. Listening to Cheap Trick Sex, America, Cheap Trick disc 4 at the moment.

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