Theme: All things travel

Proclaimers : The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for the songs “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)“,   Their song I’m gonna be, provides  our travel  theme  by walking 500miles.

Adam and the Ants : Adam and the Ants were a British rock band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The original group, which lasted from 1977 to 1982, became notable as a cult band during the transition from the … Wikipedia     They take us back to the days of stage coach travel.

W.H. Auden: Wystan Hugh Auden (/ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/;[1] 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet,[2][3] born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.[4] His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content.[5][6] The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature. Wikipedia      This video “This is the night mail”   takes to the wonderful  era of the steam train

Magical Mystery Tour :

This article is about the Beatles’ EP and LP. For the song, see Magical Mystery Tour (song). For the film, see Magical Mystery Tour (film).  Magical Mystery Tour is a double EP and LP by the English rock group the Beatles, produced by George Martin, both including the six-song soundtrack to the 1967 film of the same name. The material was released in the United Kingdom on 8 December 1967 as a six-track double EP on the Parlophone label; in the United States the record, released on 27 November 1967, was an eleven-track LP compiled by Capitol Records, adding the band’s 1967 single releases.  It takes us to then next type of travel , the bus.

 

my white bicycle Nazarath :Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band, founded in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. Their track brings us to the bicycle!

Trains and boats and planes Dionne Warwick : Burt F. Bacharach (/ˈbækəræk/ bak-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American singer–songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner[1] and three-time Academy Award winner,[2] he is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duoBacharach and David. WellBurt Bacharach  wrote the song but Dionne Warwick sang this version mentioning  all or well most of our modes of travel,

Road to Hell Chris Rea : Chris Rea (/ˈrə/ ree; born Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951)[1] is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing.[2] The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was “one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s. He was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry; ‘The Road to Hell  which brings us singularly  to the car.

Chaiyya Chaiyya :  “Chaiyya Chaiyya” (English: [walk] in shade) is an Indian song from the 1998 Hindi film Dil Se.. directed by Mani Ratnam. The song was composed by A.R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi. It quickly became popular upon release and its music video gained the same status, partly because it was filmed on a moving train. The Urduversion of the song is called “Chaiyya Chaiyya”, while the Tamil version is called “Thaiyya Thaiyya”. This is not only about travelling  on a train it is the most wonderful song and video , it always lifts my mood!

Led Zeppelin Stairway to heaven : “Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitaristJimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.[2][3][4]   Wikipedia      The travel is really in the groups name Zeppelin   but they are on a stairway going to heaven. 

Gerry and the Pacemakers : “Ferry Cross the Mersey” (sometimes written Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey) is a song written by Gerry Marsden. It was first recorded by his band Gerry and the Pacemakers and released in late 1964 in the UK and in 1965 in the United States. It was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number six in the United States[2] and number eight in the UK.[3] The song is from thefilm with the same name and was released on its soundtrack album. In the mid-1990s a musical theatre production also titledFerry Cross the Mersey related Gerry Marsden’s Merseybeat days; it premiered in Liverpool and played in the UK, Australia, and Canada.  This beautiful song takes to  the water travel and the Ferry. This too is one of my most favourite songs.

And now  my last  but one video a travelling show ! and who else but a remastered and remade Cher!!!!

Elton John: Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. Wikipedia   The song “Passengers ” refers  to those who travel.

Till death do us part

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The red berries are like my bleeding heart.
Your cold, cold words are tearing me apart.
Your harsh words so quickly said eat away at  me.
I can never be what you want, it’s not what I am, you see.

 

How did this happen, when?   how can this be so

We used to be so close and happy, you know.

There has always been tension and sprinkling of fear

But there was always love and tenderness , there was my  dear.

 

Now  we are together but a thousand miles apart

You don’t seem to want or need me and it is breaking my heart.

There is no answer. You just no longer care

I doubt you would miss me if I was not even there……………………

 

Do I resent this state, do I want this celibacy I have been force in to

Just  how to get through the long lonely  nights and endless days of nothing to do

Things I enjoy doing seem to deeply annoy you ,especially my writing.

Sometimes I think the silence fits me well, but then again anything,  anything screaming or fighting.

Would help to feel alive  and not stuck in this hell.

 

 

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