Song Lyric Sunday: Education, Education, Education.

Jim Adams

Song Lyric Sunday

This week Jim Adams has set up the prompt – Educate, Learn, School, Teach.. I am busy entertaining family today so this is a quick visit and I will be back over the next few days to check out the good music πŸ’œ

Forgive me if I am repeating myself, but I hayr school I was bullied and it still bugs me. This song by Regina Specktor really says it all. I personally it’s about a teenager or younger child who has committed suicide rather than cope anymore. The words are just perfect.. school can be a cold lonely place.



This beautiful song by Dusty Springfield was from her Cameo Album and was released in 1973. That year we were living in Devon and I was expecting our first son. It was not a brilliant time full of moves and stresses… But the birth of our eldest was a boon.

My take on this song is about someone losing a long term ,partner, relative or friend and it’s a beautiful song.

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien OBE (16 April 1939 β€“ 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English singer whose career spanned over five decades. With her distinctive mezzo-soprano sound, she was a significant singer of blue-eyed soul, pop and dramatic ballads, with French chanson, country, and jazz also in her repertoire. During her 1960s peak, she ranked among the most successful British female performers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her image – marked by a peroxide blondebouffant/beehive hairstyle, heavy makeup (thick black eyeliner and eye shadow) and evening gowns, as well as stylised, gestural performances – made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.


When I close my eyes I can see your face
Tho’ I try I can’t believe that you are gone
There’s a part of you that’s a part of me
And no matter where I go it comes along
Reminding me of all the good times
And, of course, some of the bad
But then again, some of those hard times
Were the best we ever had
How can I learn to say goodbye
To the only life I ever knew?
Learn to say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye?
Tell me how do you expect me to
Say goodbye to you?
When I needed you, you were always there
You were more than love to me, you were a friend
They say that time is all that matters
And to live it while it lasts
But I can’t stop from reminiscing
Or stop living in the past
How can I learn to say goodbye
To the only life I ever knew?
Learn to say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye?
Tell me how do you expect me to
Say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye
To the only life I ever knew?
Say goodbye to you?
How can I learn to say goodbye?
Tell me how do you expect me to
Say goodbye to you?

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bradford Craig / Hugo Montenegro.


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 11:28:50

    Bless you, Sis πŸ€—


  2. Raven
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 12:01:20

    Big hugs from me, I was bullied at school too. Five years of hell


  3. newepicauthor
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 13:16:12

    I liked the Regina Specktor song, although I think too many kids take the easy way out by committing suicide. The Dusty Springfield song was new to me, but it is a really beautiful song and I want to thank you for sharing it, Willow.


  4. Carol anne
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 18:26:36

    Willow, that regina spector song is beautiful! I was bullied at school too, xoxo


  5. King Ben's Grandma
    Aug 15, 2022 @ 00:12:45

    Kids can be so mean! Bullies make me so mad😑
    I’ve heard the name Dusty Springfield but I think this is the first time I’ve heard her music. Yay! New music 🎢 Thank you!πŸ€—πŸ₯°


    • willowdot21
      Aug 15, 2022 @ 13:55:43

      Dusty Springfield , well I can certainly recommend here , she went to school with my eldest sister.

      School days were the pits for me but I survived πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


  6. Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 02:55:58

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Dusty Springfield the last few days, probably because I picked a Lulu song and they were both a big deal around the same time. I loved the Dusty song you chose Willow β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•


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  8. Owaish Ahmed
    Sep 24, 2022 @ 07:28:31

    Really close to ❀️


  9. Owaish Ahmed
    Oct 17, 2022 @ 23:08:39

    Great πŸ‘


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