This week Jim Adams our host for Song Lyric Sunday has given us what I think is a very hard prompt. August 30, 2020 – Cruel/Evil/Horrible/Monster/Wicked
My thoughts went to the song James Blunt wrote for his Dad. Monsters, this songs brings me to tears everytime I hear it.
James Blunt’s father Charles, himself a kidney donor, was diagnosed with stage four chronic kidney disease. Blunt wrote “Monsters” to “express his feelings about his father and his illness, almost as if it’s a touching farewell to his father”.In an interview with Good Morning Britain Blunt said,
Really that has been an amazing moment. Because when you realise your father’s mortality it’s a great opportunity to say the things I’d like to say to him. So I have written a song called Monsters for him.
In the same interview he made a plea for type O kidney donors to step forward. In January 2020 MSN reported Blunt’s father had been scheduled for a transplant.
The music video was filmed in Oxfordshire, UK, and it was directed by Vaughan Arnell.The music video features James Blunt, and his father Charles Blount.The vast majority part of the video focuses on James Blunt’s face as he sings the song and it later shows James sitting in a kitchen with his father.
This year I have seen my hubby first be brave and visit his Mum in a Covid19 ward, help her Celebrate her 100th birthday and then a few weeks later, see him say goodbye to his Mum on a Zoom call that a kind young Dr facilitated on his own phone. I have been in and out of hospital since just after Mother in law died. I have had a cholecystectomy drain and bag. I am waiting for an operation to remove the drain, and my gall bladder. I know lot of people out there are in a worse state than I am but it’s not easy.
Please don’t tell me Covid19 dosen’t exist, that it’s not as bad as all that or that you don’t need a mask, it is and you do!
I can’t end this crying, I can’t be upset or upset anyone else, so just remember live kindly, love generously don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. This next James Blunt video explains this perfectly.
Nobody drives to the middle of nowhere Just to turn around, to turn around (Hey) Nobody sleeps in the middle of the bed When they got someone else, someone else (Hey) And nobody walks up the stairway to heaven Just to walk back down
‘Cause it’s there or it’s not, it’s heartbreak or it’s love There’s no such thing as halfway You’re in or outta luck, we made it or we lost There’s no such thing as halfway (Hey)
Nobody’s searching for the middle of the rainbow To find the gold, to find the gold (Hey) Nobody sails to the middle of the ocean and calls it home And calls it home (Hey) And nobody stands in the middle of the dance floor To dance alone
‘Cause it’s there or it’s not, it’s heartbreak of it’s love There’s no such thing as halfway You’re in or outta luck, we made it or we lost There’s no such thing as halfway
So here we are in this halfway house There’s no way in and there’s no way out If you stay or if you go I don’t care, just let me know If you feel it, do you feel it?
‘Cause it’s there or it’s not, it’s heartbreak or it’s love There’s no such thing as halfway You’re in or outta luck, we made it or we lost There’s no such thing as halfway (Hey, yeah) There’s no such thing as halfway (Hey, yeah) There’s no such thing as halfway (Hey) lyrics from AtoZ
Happy Sunday to you I love you all because you have all helped me 💜💜💜😊
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