Song Lyric Sunday.August 30, 2020 – Cruel/Evil/Horrible/Monster/Wicked

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.

James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known as James Blunt, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War. After separating from the military, he rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover“. Read more here.

I think illness, fear of losing loved ones is Cruel/Evil/Horrible/Monster/Wicked, so I picked Monsters by James Blunt. His dad did survive.

“Monsters”

Oh, before they turn off all the lights
I won’t read you your wrongs or your rights
The time has gone

I’ll tell you goodnight, close the door
Tell you I love you once more
The time has gone
So here it is

I’m not your son, you’re not my father
We’re just two grown men saying goodbye
No need to forgive, no need to forget
I know your mistakes and you know mine

And while you’re sleeping I’ll try to make you proud
So, Daddy, won’t you just close your eyes?
Don’t be afraid, it’s my turn
To chase the monsters away

Oh, well I’ll read a story to you
Only difference is this one is true
The time has gone

I folded your clothes on the chair
I hope you sleep well, don’t be scared
The time has gone
So here it is

I’m not your son, you’re not my father
We’re just two grown men saying goodbye
No need to forgive, no need to forget
I know your mistakes and you know mine

And while you’re sleeping I’ll try to make you proud
So, Daddy, won’t you just close your eyes?
Don’t be afraid, it’s my turn
To chase the monsters away

Sleep a lifetime
Yes, and breathe a last word
You can feel my hand on your arm
I will be the last one
So I’ll leave a light on
Let there be no darkness in your heart

But I’m not your son, you’re not my father
We’re just two grown men saying goodbye
No need to forgive, no need to forget
I know your mistakes and you know mine

And while you’re sleeping I’ll try to make you proud
So, Daddy, won’t you just close your eyes?
Don’t be afraid, it’s my turn
To chase the monsters away

Lyrics from AtoZ lyrics

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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.

“Halfway”

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

Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
(Hey)

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 💜💜💜😊

45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 06:57:28

    Wonderful choice, Sis 💜

    Reply

  2. J.E.M. Wildfire
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 07:21:39

    Wow! Song & vid are both new to me. Watching it was heart-wrenching. Glad you included that his father survived. Sorry for your husband’s and your loss and for your own health issues you’ve been dealing with. 2020 really has been the worst year ever. Stay strong! ❤

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 07:55:06

      Hi J.E.M. yes it’s been a bad year for everyone. I am grateful for your kind words.
      It such a lovely song and so heartfelt. It’s great his dad is okay. Hope you liked the uplifting one too . Have a good day and well and healthy.💜💜

      Reply

  3. pensitivity101
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 09:00:28

    Beautiful choices Willow. James Blunt deserves more recognition.
    Thoughts always with you.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 09:45:43

      Thank you Di appreciated. I don’t know why James Blunt gets knocked so much he is a truly genuine person and has served his country and worked hard 💜

      Reply

  4. CARAMEL
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 09:35:01

    We like a bit of JB. He’s a sweet man.

    Reply

  5. Priscilla Bettis
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 09:44:13

    “Monsters” is such a heartfelt song full of love. I couldn’t get through the lyrics without tearing up.

    Reply

  6. Maggie
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 13:11:33

    Beautiful heartfelt post, Willow. I lost my Dad so many years ago, but I sit here remembering how much he meant to me, how much he loved and protected me. I never got to tell him goodbye. Willow, I know how hard this time has been on your family. I send you love and understanding from the other side of the world.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 13:16:47

      Thank you Maggie, I am so grateful to you for that. I remember my dad dying ,I was sat with him. It was over twenty years ago infact nearer thirty. He turned and looked at me just as his spirit left I shall never forget. We all have to lose the ones we love but that fact doesn’t make it easy does it? 💜💜💜

      Reply

  7. newepicauthor
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 13:15:10

    Thanks for the introduction to James Blunt, I really like him Willow.

    Reply

  8. Christine Bolton
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 13:20:26

    Monster is such touching song and an emotional video as he sang with tears in his eyes. It was very moving Willow 😢. Thanks for sharing it today. I liked the other song too. Great lyrics and something to think about. 🥰

    Reply

  9. Lisa Coleman
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 14:46:01

    What a touching post, Willow! I had goosebumps and it does bring a tear. The monster that got my dad was Alzheimer’s. The monster may change their appearance, but they leave the same result. I know you will feel better once your gallbladder it out. It changed my life! 🙂

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 15:20:41

      Thank you Lisa, yes the monster was stroke for both my Mum and Dad, Covid 19 on the brain mother in law, heart failure and pneumonia for my sister, Cancer for two of my friends but same monster different name. As for me once the drain, stones and gall bladder gone I hope I can be me again 💜

      Reply

      • Lisa Coleman
        Aug 30, 2020 @ 21:36:04

        Stroke got my mom. SYDS got one of my granddaughters. You are right…monsters nonetheless! I know you are going to feel great and back to yourself. May take a few weeks or even a few months but OMG, it will be night & day! Do you have acid reflux with this too?

      • willowdot21
        Aug 31, 2020 @ 06:18:54

        Yes I do occasionally, not quite so bad since the drain has been in though 💜

      • Lisa Coleman
        Aug 31, 2020 @ 13:06:49

        🙂

      • willowdot21
        Aug 31, 2020 @ 06:22:38

        Sorry for your loss, by SYDS do you mean Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, we call that SIDS. That’s an awful shock for you all, mind you so are strokes and anything else all monsters. 💜💜💜

      • Lisa Coleman
        Aug 31, 2020 @ 13:10:01

        Yes, it was a typo. SIDS. She would have been 11, almost 12. I lost another granddaughter last year at birth. She had a rare condition that there was zero percent survival. My daughter had her at 5 1/2 months pregnant. But the good news is, I have 4 healthy grandchildren. 3 from my daughter, who lost the 2 girls and 1 from my son. Oh, and don’t forget my granddog…from my youngest daughter. hehehe! 🙂 Blessed regardless of the monsters that terrorize!

      • willowdot21
        Aug 31, 2020 @ 13:12:34

        Yes of course we always need to count our blessings, we especially need bro do that when we are low. Sending love and blessings to you and all your family 💜💜

      • Lisa Coleman
        Aug 31, 2020 @ 13:16:37

        And you as well, my friend! Did you get Harry Potter yet? LOL! We watched 2-4 yesterday between commercials with men’s golf. I kinda took a lazy day yesterday.

      • willowdot21
        Aug 31, 2020 @ 14:58:22

        At the moment until my operation every day is a lazy day and it’s driving me mad! No I’ve not looked at Harry Potter yet 💜

  10. J-Dub
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 15:56:09

    The tears I share with you today are grateful. I know James Blunt and this song but not the back story. Very emotional in the best way possible. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ❤

    Reply

  11. John Holton
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 16:37:18

    That first one is hard to get through. Good picks nonetheless!

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 16:49:15

      It a beauty isn’t and describes what my monsters are this year. I cry everytime I listen to it. The second one was hopefully to give us some hope 😉 💜😉😊

      Reply

  12. Frank Hubeny
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 19:01:50

    I like the line about him taking his turn to chase the monsters away.

    Reply

  13. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 19:31:50

    Great Choices This week

    Stay well and Laugh when you can

    Reply

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