Fashion Staple

stack of blue jeans

Today’s FACS Soundtrack selection pays homage to an American fashion staple, the blue jean.  Today’s song is Blue Jeans by Jessie James.

If you aren’t already familiar with the history of blue jeans, you really owe it to yourself and your students to do a little research on the subject.  The main character in the story of American blue jeans is, of course, Levi Strauss.  It’s a story of resilience, innovation and entrepreneurship.  Read more about the history of blue jeans at these websites.

http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventors/a/Levi_Strauss.htm

http://www.jeans-and-accessories.com/history-of-blue-jeans.html

Interesting lyrics—a little suggestive, but okay, I think.

I hang in my blue jeans
I sway in my blue jeans
Representing Georgia
So I twang in my blue jeans
Who likes my blue jeans?
You like my blue jeans
Specially when I wear my
Cowboy boots with my

I, I’m so fly
I got a fresh new pair that’s so tight
{uh} I, I’m so fly
I got a fresh new pair that’s so tight {oh}

[Chorus:]
I got a brand new pair of blue jeans
Me and my posse looking fresh and so clean
Headed out, rocking ’til the early morning
Giving my sugar one sweet performance
{hey, hey} Don’t matter what you wearing
{hey, hey} It’s about the way you wear it
{hey, hey} Don’t matter what you wearing
{hey, hey} It’s about the way you

I step in my blue jeans
Home wreck in my blue jeans
Got it from my momma
So I’m blessed in my
I sing in my blue jeans
Bling in my blue jeans
When I hit the country club
I get in free with my

Oh, I’m like whoa
I got a fresh new pair that’s so dope
Oh, I’m like whoa
I got a fresh new pair that’s so dope
[Chorus]

Y’all ready for this?
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
When I bend and snap
When I step and clap
Everybody asks, ‘Who is that?’
When I’m out in public
Everybody loves it
I know what they wondering
When I bend and snap
When I step and clap
Everybody asks, ‘Who is that?’
When I’m out in public
Everybody loves it
I know what they wondering

I look rich in my blue jeans
Slap a (ow!) in my blue jeans
Boys looking as I rock my hips in my
I tease in my blue jeans
I squeeze in my blue jeans
And when I blow up
I’m getting free cause of my

The weekend is in sight!  Hang in there and have a Fresh FACS day!

Ramona

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