Song Lyric Sunday: Space the Final Frontier.

Jim Adams

Hi it’s Sunday and Jim Adams has given us the prompt Space Apologies to Di, my friend at Pensitivity101 who chose this theme.

David Bowie aced this subject with Starman, All the young dudes, and Space Oddity and Ashes to Ashes so I went in a completely different direction.

I’m the Urban Spaceman” was the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band‘s most successful single, released in 1968. It reached #5 in the UK charts. The song was written by Neil Innes—who won an Ivor Novello Award in 1968 for the song—and produced by Paul McCartney and Gus Dudgeon under the pseudonym “Apollo C. Vermouth”. The B-side was written by Vivian Stanshall. A well-known staging of the song involves Innes performing solo while a female tap dancer performs an enthusiastic but apparently under-rehearsed routine around him. This skit originally appeared in a 1975 edition of Rutland Weekend Television, with Lyn Ashley as the dancer, and was more famously revived in the 1982 film Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl with Carol Cleveland taking over the role. *******

I’m the urban spaceman, baby; I?ve got speed
I’ve got everything I need
I’m the urban spaceman, baby; I can fly
I’m a supersonic guy

I don’t need pleasure
I don’t feel pain
If you were to knock me down I’d just get up again
I’m the urban spaceman, baby; I’m makin’ out
I’m all about

I wake up every morning with a smile upon my face
My natural exuberance spills out all over the place

I’m the urban spaceman, I’m intelligent and clean
Know what I mean?
I’m the urban spaceman, as a lover second to none
It’s a lot of fun

I never let my friends down
I’ve never made a boob
I’m a glossy magazine, an advert in the tube

I’m the urban spaceman, baby; here comes the twist–
I don’t exist

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Neil Innes.

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The second choice is from Bjork a beautiful piece I hope you like it as much as I do.

Desired Consolation is from Bjork’s album Medúlla  the fifth studio album by Icelandic recording artist Björk. It was released on 30 August 2004 in the United Kingdom by One Little Indian Records and in the United States by Elektra Entertainment. After the release of her electronic–influenced previous album Vespertine (2001), Björk intended to make an album almost entirely a cappella constructed with human vocals. For the project, she collaborated with vocal artists such as Mike Patton of rock band Faith No More, beatboxers Rahzel and Dokaka, as well as Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq. The album’s title derives from the Latin word for “marrow”

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It’s tricky when you feel someone
Has done some sin on your behalf
It’s slippery when your sense of justice
Murmurs underneath and is asking you

How am I going to make it right
How am I going to make it right

With a palm full of stars
I throw them like dice (repeatedly)
On the table (repeat, repeatedly)
I shake them like dice
And throw them on the table repeatedly (repeatedly)
Until the desired constellation appears

How am I going to make it right
How am I going to make it right
How am I going to make it right
(And did you hear how am I going to make it right)

How am I going to make it right
How am I going to make it right
(How am I going to make it right)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bjork Gudmundsdottir / Olivier Allary

Desired Constellation lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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Incase you meant the other Space here is my favourite Beautiful South Need A Little Time . This song really portrays marriage!

A Little Time” is a song by English pop rock group the Beautiful South, the first single to be released from their second album, Choke. It consists of a duet featuring vocalists Dave Hemingway and Briana Corrigan. Produced by Mike Hedges, “A Little Time” is the band’s only single to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart, and it peaked inside the top 20 in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, and the Netherlands. The song is featured on the PlayStation 2 game SingStar Party.

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I need a little time to think it over
I need a little space just on my own
I need a little time to find my freedom
I need a little

Funny how quick the milk turns sour, isn’t it, isn’t it?
Your face has been looking like that for hours, hasn’t it, hasn’t it?
Promises, promises turn to dust
Wedding bells just turn to rust

Trust into mistrust

I need a little room to find myself
I need a little space to work it out
I need a little room all alone
I need a little

You need a little room for your big head, don’t you, don’t you?
You need a little space for a thousand beds, won’t you, won’t you?
Lips that promise, fear the worst
Tongue so sharp, the bubble burst

Just into unjust

I’ve had a little time to find the truth
Now I’ve had a little room to check what’s wrong
I’ve had a little time, and I still love you
I’ve had a little

You had a little time and you had a little fun, didn’t ya, didn’t you?
While you had yours, do you think I had none, do you, do ya?
The freedom that you wanted bad
Is yours for good, I hope you’re glad

Sad into unsad

I had a little time to think it over
Had a little room to work it out
I found a little courage to call it off
I’ve had a little time

I’ve had a little time
I’ve had a little time
I’ve had a little time

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Dave Rotheray / Paul Heaton

Bonus Track.

Rufus Wainwright: Across the Universe.

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. He has recorded nine albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written two classical operas and set Shakespeare’s sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson..

Across the Universe” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song first appeared on the 1969 various artists’ charity compilation album No One’s Gonna Change Our World and later, in a different form, on their 1970 album Let It Be, the group’s final released album. The original version featured on two different albums both titled Rarities: a 1978 British release and a 1980 US release. It was also included on their 1988 album Past Masters, Volume Two. The song has been covered by many artists, including David Bowie on his 1975 album Young Americans, which featured contributions from Lennon.

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Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me

Jai guru deva, om
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
They call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox they
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe

Jai guru deva, om
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter shades of life are ringing
Through my open ears inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on across the universe

Jai guru deva, om
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Lennon John Winston / Mccartney Paul James.

Happy Sunday Everyone 💜

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chel Owens
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 06:50:20

    You’ve done your research! Two of your videos show that I can’t watch them, but I’m going to search for the titles on YouTube.

    Reply

  2. Dan Antion
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 11:25:55

    This was interesting, Willow. I was struck by the thought that we are ata point where you probably have to explain The Beatles to some people.

    Reply

  3. newepicauthor
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 14:05:41

    Nice choices Willow. I have heard of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, but this is the first time I listened to them. Across the Universe is perfect for the theme today.

    Reply

  4. Peter's pondering
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 15:07:08

    What a fantastic selection you’ve given us Willow. I love the Rufus Wainwright version of Across the Universe and The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band are always good entertainment.

    Reply

  5. King Ben's Grandma
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 15:18:33

    I always find something new from you. I hadn’t heard this version of Across The Universe. I thought the girl looked like Dakota Fanning, and I looked it up, it IS her.
    Urban Spaceman is funny! 🎶🥳💃🏼

    Reply

  6. pensitivity101
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 16:36:08

    Great selection this week Willow!

    Reply

  7. J-Dub
    Feb 06, 2022 @ 22:36:43

    You are expanding my musical horizons yet again. Just lovely. The Rufus Wainwright cover was the perfect ending 🙂

    Reply

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