Song Lyric Sunday. It’s Hell.

It’s Sunday and time for Jim Adams to challenge us to find more music to share on Song Lyric Sunday. This week our prompt words are Misery, Anguish and Torment.

First up with Misery is Narroon 5. I did think of the Beatles but I do prefer this song. 🦋

Misery” is a song by American band Maroon 5. It was released on June 22, 2010 by A&M Octone Records, as the first single from their third studio album Hands All Over (2010). Written by Adam LevineJesse Carmichael, and Sam Farrar, the song is about the narrator finding himself in a difficult situation when a relationship fades. “Why won’t you answer me? / The silence is slowly killing me / Girl you really got me bad,” he states in the lyrics.The song documents the decay of a relationship, familiar territory for the band. Frontman, Levine told MTV News: “‘Misery’ is about the desperation of wanting someone really badly in your life but having it be very difficult. Kind of what all the songs I write are about. I’m not treading on new ground, but I think a lot of people – including myself – deal with that all the time. Relationships are difficult, and it’s good therapy to write about them.”

Now we can up the agony with Anguish by the amazing Ann Wilson .

Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950) is an American musician best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the rock band Heart.

Wilson has been a member of Heart since the early 1970s; her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, is also a member of the band. The first hard rock band fronted by women, Heart released numerous albums throughout the late 1970s and 1980s; the albums Dreamboat Annie (1975), and Little Queen (1977) generated chart singles such as “Magic Man”, “Crazy on You”, and “Barracuda” Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide and has placed top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990 and 2010s.

Wilson was ranked no. 78 in Hit Parader’s 2006 list of “Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time”. In 2013, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Heart.

Sorry I can’t find the lyrics.

Finally Torment is in the last verse.

Herman’s Hermits are an English beat rock and pop group formed in 1964 in Manchester, originally called Herman and His Hermits and featuring lead singer Peter Noone. Produced by Mickie Most, they charted with number ones in the UK and in America, where they ranked as one of the most successful acts in the Beatles-led British Invasion. They also appeared in four films, two of them vehicles for the band.

I loved this group and went to see their films nothing of which can I remember anything 😜☺️☺️.

Jezebel” is a 1951 popular song written by American songwriter Wayne Shanklin. It was recorded by Frankie Laine with the Norman Luboff Choir and Mitch Miller and his orchestra on April 4, 1951 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39367. The record reached #2 on the Billboard chart and was a million seller. The B-side, “Rose, Rose, I Love You“, was a hit too and reached #3.The title refers to the biblical woman Jezebel, a wicked, Baal-worshipping Phoenician princess who ruled Israel as queen to King Ahab. Jezebel’s story is recounted in I Kings, a book of the Old Testament.

“Jezebel”
(originally by Frankie Laine)

If ever a devil was born
Without a pair of horns
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a pair of eyes
Promised paradise
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a devil’s plan
Was made to torment man
Decieving me
Grieving me
Leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you!

If ever a devil was born
Without a pair of horns
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a pair of eyes
Promised paradise
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a devil’s plan
Was made to torment man
Decieving me
Grieving me
Leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you!

Even had I never known
A lover such as you
Forsaking dreams and goals
For the silent scorn
Of your charms, Jezebel!

If ever a devil’s plan
Was made to torment man
Decieving me
Drieving me
Leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you!

Night and day
Every way
Oh Jezebel!
Jezebel

Jezebel!

Happy Sunday Everyone 🦋💜

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tesscol
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 11:39:05

    Sad choice of words for today as it is Mothering Sunday! One would have hoped for a little more Joy…………!!

    Reply

  2. Jen Goldie
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 12:00:16

    Great picks! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 12:19:25

    Sad words, today..

    Reply

  4. newepicauthor
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 13:13:17

    Ann Wilson’s husband, Dean Wetter, lost his temper and assaulted Nancy’s 16-year-old twin sons after they left the door open to Wilson’s new tour bus, so Heart will never get back together. Anguish is a love song inspired by the feelings of passion between Ann and her husband when they first met, and what it was like to be separated at the height of that. I am also doing Jezebel today.

    Reply

  5. Susan St.Pierre
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 14:30:12

    A homerun! 3 for 3. Enjoyed them all!

    Reply

  6. J-Dub
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 16:18:16

    Another trifecta! Thanks for sharing

    Reply

  7. Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 21:51:13

    Oh snap on the Maroon 5 Misery. I picked it too and Jim picked Jezebel! LOL. You went the extra mile too as usual Willow ☺️ Loved the Heart song.

    Reply

  8. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Mar 16, 2021 @ 22:44:28

    Interesting choices a bit harsh but interesting. Belive it or not I never heard the Maroon 5 song

    Laughter increases your face value

    Reply

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