December 27, 2020 and our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt Odor/ Scent/ Smell/ Taste. For Song Lyric Sunday.
So my first thought was Little Bird Imogen Heap. It contains the line “We smell rats in the kitchen.”
Ellipse is the third studio album from British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. After returning from a round the world writing trip, Heap completed the album at her childhood home in Essex, converting her old playroom in the basement into a studio. The album got its name from the distinctive elliptical shape of the house. The album’s title was confirmed by Heap via her Twitter page on 25 April 2009, after being leaked onto the internet on 23 April. On 15 June, Heap confirmed that the album would be released on 24 August 2009 in the United Kingdom on Megaphonic Records and 25 August in North America on RCA Records and Epic Records and distributed by Sony BMG. Subject matter in the songs includes post break-up malaise (“Wait It Out”), domestic boredom (“Little Bird”), body image issues (“Bad Body Double”) and a common Heap theme, unrequited love (“Swoon” and “Half Life”). On 17 August 2009 Heap made the album available for live streaming via her webpage. The album can no longer be streamed via her webpage but was moved to SoundCloud.
A taste of honey by the Beatles.
“A Taste of Honey” is a pop standard written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow. It was originally an instrumental track (or recurring theme) written for the 1960 Broadway version of the 1958 British play A Taste of Honey (which was also made into the film of the same name in 1961). Both the original and a later recording by Herb Alpert in 1965 earned the song four Grammy Awards. A vocal version of the song—first recorded by Billy Dee Williams (and released in 1961 on the Prestige label), and then recorded very successfully by Lenny Welch in the summer of 1962—was also recorded by the Beatles for their first album in 1963. Barbra Streisand performed the song as part of her cabaret act during 1962, and recorded it in January 1963 for her debut album The Barbra Streisand Album on Columbia, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year (1963).
Labryth by Elisa. Scent.
“Labyrinth” is a song by Italian star Elisa and was released as the second single from her debut album Pipes & Flowers in 1997. The single was published in CD format in Italy, but was published as a 12″ vinyl, which contained different versions of the song and the previous single, “Sleeping in Your Hand“. The song made its debut on the radio in the second half of 1997 and two promos were published, one of which, like the vinyl, contained alternative versions of the song, produced by the duo Urbanatribù. The single was released in two different versions in Germany and the Netherlands. There was also a promo released in France and a promotional EP released in Germany, Nethlands and Denmark.
Josephine Ron Wood. Odor
Ronald David Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, author and radio personality best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a member of Faces and the Jeff Beck Group.
Wood began his career in 1964, when he joined the Birds (not to be confused with the American band the Byrds) on guitar. He then joined the mod group the Creation, but remained with the group only for a short time and appeared on only a few of their singles. He joined the Jeff Beck Group in 1967 as a bass player. Their two albums, Truth and Beck-Ola, are both highly praised.
The group split in 1969, and Wood departed along with lead vocalist Rod Stewart to join former Small Faces members Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones in a new group named Faces. The group found great success in the UK and mainland Europe, though achieved only cult status in the US. Wood sang and co-wrote the popular title track from their final LP, Ooh La La, released in 1973.
As the group began to split he began several solo projects, eventually recording his first solo LP, I’ve Got My Own Album to Do, in 1974. The album featured bandmate McLagan as well as former Beatle George Harrison and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Wood. After the departure of Mick Taylor from the Stones, Richards soon invited Wood to join them; he did so in 1975, but was not officially inducted as a member until bassist Bill Wyman‘s departure in 1993.
Besides I’ve Got My Own Album to Do, Wood has recorded several other solo efforts. Now Look was released in 1975, and peaked at No. 118 on Billboard; he also collaborated with Ronnie Lane for the soundtrack album Mahoney’s Last Stand. Wood also released Gimme Some Neck in 1979, which hit No. 45 in the US; 1234 was released in 1981, peaking at No. 164. He released Slide on This in 1992, Not for Beginners came out in 2002 and I Feel Like Playing in 2010. As a member of the Rolling Stones, Wood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and was inducted a second time, as a member of Faces, in April 2012.
A fairytale, a storybook romance
Our eyes met and we began to dance
I saw a beach, I could hear the shore,
When all the time I’m in a Woolworth store.Jo, Josephine, I make her hum, she makes me sing
Jo, Josephine, I make her moan, she makes me scream With just one touch, she makes the hardest ‘wood’ soft,
My baby turns me on not off,
Sometimes, sometimes when you bring me down
Still I like having you around.Jo, Josephine, I make her hum, she makes me sing,
Jo, Josephine, I make you moan, you make me scream.When I’m lost, I can’t find her anywhere
I turn up my nose to sniff the air,
Odor so sweet, I know that she’s there.I don’t need to run, I don’t need to hide,
My Jo never leaves my side
Don’t need no headache from no one night stand
I’d rather use my baby’s right hand.Jo, Josephine, you make me moan, you make me scream
Jo, Josephine, I make her hum she makes me sing
Jo, Josephine, I’m the king, and your my queen,
Jo, Josephine, she’s my love, you know what I mean.When I’m lost, I can’t find her anywhere
I turn up my nose to sniff the air,
Odor so sweet, I know that she’s there.Jo, Josephine. . .
Jo, come talk to me
Jo, what was that you said,
Jo, come talk to me. . .Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: R. Wood / B.fowler
Happy Sunday Everyone.
13 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday. An Olfactory trip.”
Some interesting finds, there, Sis 💜
You covered all the bases, Willow. What a wide swath of music. We both used “A Taste of Honey’ but unlike you, I lost focus and went off in several different directions with my research. Lovely post!
Thank you Maggie, I am afraid if late I am sticking to facts as opposed to personal memories. When things settle here a little I hope to get back to anicdotes 💜💜
We all need to conserve our creative energy.
Yes indeed we do
If Imogen Heap married Uriah Heep, I guess she would still be Imogen Heap. Little Bird is a nice song and i also enjoyed Labyrinth by Elisa with the scent of dried flowers. I never heard the Ron Wood song Josephine before who has an odor so sweet, but it is also lovely. You always seem to get all of your bases covered with the prompts, happy Sunday Willow.
Thank you Jim , Imogen is Married but kept her maiden name. And Josephine could well of been Jo Woods Ronnie’s second wife . Thank you Jim happy Sunday to you 💜
Very interesting finds this week I didn’t know any of this WOW
Make it a new year of laughter
Glad you liked the music Mer Ohh! ..we must laugh long and prosper 🤗
Oh look… Imogen made the cut 😉
Really Imogen….I hadn’t noticed. What a surprise.😉💜💜