Paradise Lost

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The beach was empty like our hearts.

Our feelings ripped into tiny parts.

The wind was bitter just like you.

Song Lyric Sunday: 2 / 8/2020. Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure

Good morning everyone it’s early Sunday and time for our host Sally, actually known as Jim Adams, to give us this week’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. Jim says please stick to the rules and find a song with the prompt words in title, lyric or over all meaning of the song . Okay here are our prompt words. Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure 

The first song that came to mind was Jar Of Hearts. A special favourite of mine. “Jar of Hearts” is the debut single by American singer Christina Perri. The song was released onto iTunes July 27, 2010, a week after its debut on So You Think You Can Dance. The song was included on Perri’s debut EP, The Ocean Way Sessions (2010), and appeared on Perri’s debut studio album, Lovestrong (2011). The song was co-written by Perri, Drew Lawrence, and Barrett Yeretsian. Perri drew inspiration for the song from a real-life experience with a love interest who wanted to rekindle a broken relationship. After its debut, the song was released onto iTunes where it later rose to the Top 20 spot in one week. Perri was unsigned at the time of the song release, which created a lot of discussion between critics who favored the song. The song charted on multiple charts in both the United States and Canada at numbers 17 and 21 respectively. The song sold a total of 47,500 downloads in its opening week. In 2011, it was released in the UK and peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. It spent 31 weeks in the Top 40 and 48 weeks in the Top 75. It was later certified Platinum after shipping 600,000 copies. It was the 11th best selling single of 2011 in the UK.

Lyrically the ballad revolves around an ex of Perri’s, In a blog by Perri, she described that the song came from true experiences, stating “I wrote the song after I went home to Philadelphia for the holiday last December. I sat in my childhood bedroom and hid from the boy (with the jar of hearts) who wanted to see me. My heart wanted to see him, my head knew better. I couldn’t take one more break so I wrote the song instead.” More information from Wiki.

I like this song because it’s about realising that not all relationships are good. Sometimes you have to walk away from someone controling.

Then I decided I just don’t feel like doing anymore thinking on this as I just am not up to it at the moment. So there we have it. A song about collecting hearts.

Just one last thought be for I go, Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure  can all relate to money . So let’s have Pink Floyd and Money.

Money” is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd from their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. Written by Roger Waters, it opened side two of the original album. Released as a single, it became the band’s first hit in the United States, reaching number 10 in Cash Box magazine and number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Money” is noted for its unusual 7 ⁴-⁴ 4time signature, and the tape loop of money-related sound effects (such as a ringing cash register and a jingle of coins) that is heard periodically throughout the song, including on its own at the beginning. More information here

“Money”

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you’re O.K.
Money, it’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I’ll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I’m all right, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, it’s a hit
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
I’m in the high-fidelity first-class traveling set
And I think I need a Learjet

Money, it’s a crime
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re giving none away

“Ha-ha! I was in the right!”
“Yes, absolutely in the right!”
“I certainly was in the right!”
“Yeah, I was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for a bruising!”
“Why does anyone do anything?”
“Yeah!”
“Why does anyone do anything?”
“I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time!”
“I was just telling him it was in, he could get it in Number Two. He was asking why it wasn’t coming up on freight eleven. After, I was yelling and screaming and telling him why it wasn’t coming up on freight eleven. It came to a heavy blow, which sorted the matter out.”

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That’s all for this week happy Sunday all.

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