Song Lyric Sunday : Canadian Music.

Hello everyone, well it’s Sunday Song Lyric time again and this week our gallant host Jim Adams has requested Canadian Music.

Well there are so many great singers and singer songwriters in Canada that I just went for the first two that came to mind. K.D Lang and Alanis Morisette.

First up K.D Lang with Constant Craving.

Constant Craving” is a song written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink, and performed by k.d. lang on her album Ingénue.[1][2] The song first made the charts in 1992, and won her the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1993[3] and an MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.

“Constant Craving” peaked at number eight on Canada’s RPM Top Singles chart and number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number two on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. In the United Kingdom, the song was initially a modest hit when released in 1992, but following a reissue in 1993 in the wake of its American success, it reached a new peak of number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.

“Constant Craving”

Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin

And constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Maybe a great magnet pulls
All souls to what’s true
Or maybe it is life itself
That feeds wisdom to its youth

Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Craving
Ah, constant craving
Has always been
Has always been

Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been
Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Craving
Ah, constant craving
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
(Has always)
Always been
(Has always)
Always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been

My second choice is Alanis Morisette singing Underneath.

Underneath” is a song recorded for Alanis Morissette‘s seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement, which was produced by Guy Sigsworth. It is the album’s first single. The song was digitally released on April 15, 2008 after originally being scheduled for March 25. According to Morissette, “‘Underneath’ is about how you can only change the world after you change yourself.”

“Underneath”

Look at us break our bonds in this kitchen
Look at us rallying all our defenses
Look at us waging war in our bedroom
Look at us jumping ship in our dialogues

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

Look at us our form our cliques in our sandbox
Look at us micro kids with both our hearts blocked
Look at us turn away from all the rough spots
Look at dictatorship on my own block

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

How I’ve spun my wheels with carts before my horse
When shine on the outside springs from the root
Spotlight on these seeds of simpler reasons
This core, born into form, starts in our living room

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

Well, there is one more I must add and to be honest it’s the best and probably the nearest to the prompt.

Gordon Lightfoot and The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a hit song written, composed and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to commemorate the sinking of the bulk carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Lightfoot drew his inspiration from Newsweek‘s article on the event, “The Cruelest Month”, which it published in its November 24, 1975, issue. Lightfoot considers this song to be his finest work.

Appearing originally on Lightfoot’s 1976 album Summertime Dream, the single version hit number 1 in his native Canada (in the RPM national singles survey) on November 20, 1976, barely a year after the disaster.[3] In the United States, it reached number 1 in Cashbox and number 2 for two weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 (behind Rod Stewart‘s “Tonight’s the Night“), making it Lightfoot’s second-most-successful single, behind only “Sundown“. Overseas it was at best a minor hit, peaking at number 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song is written in Dorian mode.[5] Lightfoot re-recorded the song in 1988 for the compilation album Gord’s Gold, Vol.

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Song Lyric Sunday. Opposite.

Hi everyone it’s Sunday again and time for Song Lyric Sunday. This week our host Jim Adams has aske we use opposite as our prompt.

This prompt was suggested by Maggie From Cave Walls and she said that she will be showing up “with the proverbial bells on – in contrasting colors of course!” 

I have gone with the first two songs about opposite that immediately cane to mind. First the Beatles with Hello Goodbye, then Sk8ter Boi by Avril Lavigne.

Hello, Goodbye” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. Backed by John Lennon‘s “I Am the Walrus“, it was issued as a non-album single in November 1967, the group’s first release since the death of their manager, Brian Epstein. The single was commercially successful around the world, topping charts in the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and several other countries. McCartney later said that the lyrics take duality as their theme. The song originated when, in response to a question from Beatles aide Alistair Taylor about songwriting, McCartney sat down at a harmonium and asked Taylor to say the opposite of whatever he said. The completed song includes a musical coda, which was improvised by the Beatles when they were recording the track in October 1967. Unimpressed with the composition, Lennon pushed for “I Am the Walrus” to be the single’s A-side, before reluctantly accepting that “Hello, Goodbye” was the more commercial-sounding of the two sides. The Beatles produced three promotional films for the song, one of which was shown on The Ed Sullivan Show in America. Due to the regulations against lip-syncing on British television, none of the clips were aired there. More information here

Sk8er Boi” (pronounced “skater boy”) is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released as the second single from her debut album, Let Go (2002). It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. The song is a power pop and pop punk track, which lyrically tells a story told from the singer’s viewpoint about her rocker boyfriend and a girl he knew in high school who rejected him because he was a skateboarder and she was a snob. The song was well-received by critics, with most commending its hook, calling the song “funny” and “clever”. It also received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 2003 edition. Commercially, “Sk8er Boi” was a success, reaching the top-ten in more than ten countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States (becoming Lavigne’s second top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart) and sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide. According to Spin, “Sk8er Boi” has the 5th best pop-punk chorus of the 21st century. More information here

Three things Challenge #356

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, every day Di at pensitivity101 lists three things that may, or may not, be related.
The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use the 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and the logo if you wish

Your three things today are:

HOST
FUN
TIME

“Tonight your host is Ca Rona, she is delighted you could all come. She hopes you will have fun. Laughing, dancing, singing, smooching and kissing are the order of the night.
Ca has prepared all the food and drink for you to enjoy , every morsel touched by her personally.
So what’s the saying? Oh! Yes, ‘eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you die’ maybe not tomorrow but soon. Time is running out for you all.
Yes of course you can leave any time , go home to your families, go to work, go shopping, give everyone Ca Rona’s greetings. Tomorrow there’s a beach party your all welcome. Times a ticking …so is CA Rona.

sadly we can only blame ourselves.

Two sides to every story your actions have consequences.

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Song Lyrics Sunday: A little light music…Opera and Musicicals

Good morning and it is Sunday again time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our gracious host Jim Adams has come up with a novel prompt this week :

September 6, 2020 – Musical/Opera

My first thought was Evita, I have always loved this Musical. The original cast with David Essex and Julie Covington are my firm favourites. Sorry about the boring video but it’s the only one I could find of them together.

Julie Covington and David Essex.

Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.

The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London’s West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.

This has been followed by a string of professional tours and worldwide productions and numerous cast albums, as well as a 1996 film adaptation of the musical. The musical was revived in London in 2006, and on Broadway in 2012, and toured the UK again in 2013–14 before running for 55 West End performances at the Dominion Theatre in September–October 2014. More information here

Then l fell in love with the film staring Antonio Banderas as Ché and Madonna as Evita.

Evita is a 1996 American musical drama film based on the 1976 concept album of the same name produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, which also inspired a 1978 musical. The film depicts the life of Eva Perón, detailing her beginnings, rise to fame, political career and death at the age of 33. Directed by Alan Parker, and written by Parker and Oliver StoneEvita stars Madonna as Eva, Jonathan Pryce as Eva’s husband Juan Perón, and Antonio Banderas as Ché, an everyman who acts as the film’s narrator. More information here

High flying adored is my favourite song from the Musical Evita, it set in a meeting between the two that probably never happened.

“High Flying, Adored”
(from “Evita” soundtrack)

[Che:]
High flying, adored
So young, the instant queen
A rich beautiful thing, of all the talents
A cross between a fantasy of the bedroom and a saint
You were just a backstreet girl
Hustling and fighting, scratching and biting

High flying, adored
Did you believe in your wildest moments
All this would be yours
That you’d become the lady of them all?

Were there stars in your eyes
When you crawled in at night
From the bars, from the sidewalks
From the gutter theatrical
Don’t look down, it’s a long, long way to fall

High flying, adored
What happens now, where do you go from here?
For someone on top of the world
The view is not exactly clear
A shame you did it all at twenty-six
There are no mysteries now
Nothing can thrill you, noone fulfill you

High flying, adored
I hope you come to terms with boredom
So famous so easily, so soon
It’s not the wisest thing to be

You won’t care if they love you
It’s been done before
You’ll despair if they hate you
You’ll be drained of all energy
All the young who’ve made it would agree

[Eva:]
High flying, adored
That’s good to hear but unimportant
My story’s quite usual
Local girl makes good, weds famous man
I was stuck in the right place at the perfect time
Filled a gap, I was lucky
But one thing I’ll say for me
Noone else can fill it like I can

And now for something completely different, some opera . Let’s look at Philippe Jaroussky a wonderful Countertenor. This is opera at its most interesting a man who sings like a woman .

Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978) is a French countertenor. He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versailles conservatory, and then took up the piano before turning to singing.

Unusually for a countertenor, Jaroussky performs entirely in falsetto register. He has said that his natural singing voice is in the baritone range.

Jaroussky was inspired to sing by the Martinique-born countertenor Fabrice di Falco. He received his diploma from the Early Music Faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris. Since 1996, he has studied singing with Nicole Fallien. He cofounded the ensemble Artaserse in 2002, and has also often performed with the Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi and with L’Arpeggiata under Christina Pluhar.

On 29 July 2016 he performed David Bowie‘s “Always Crashing in the Same Car” in the David Bowie Prom, a tribute to the late singer as part of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In September 2017, as a part of the opening of La Seine Musicale, Jaroussky launched his education program, Académie musicale Philippe Jaroussky more information here.

Mournful that day.When from the ashes shall rise a guilty man to be judged.Lord, have mercy on him.Gentle Lord Jesus,grant them eternal rest.Amen.

Lyrics from here

Happy Sunday Everyone ☺️

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 💜💜💜😊

Song Lyric Sunday: Prepositions of Place

It is Sunday again and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week the prompts are Above/Below/Between So here we go!

Below the surface,buy Griffinilla appears to be a song from a game. I have tried to research it but did not trust any of the sights it lead too so not much information for you. Other than I love the tune it’s so catchy 💜

Next up is my favourite Imogen Heap and Between Sheets. From her Ellipse album.  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. More information here.

Thin Line Between Love and Hate” is the title of a 1971 song by the New York City-based R&B vocal group The Persuaders. The song was written and produced by the Poindexter brothers, Robert and Richard, and was also co-written by Jackie Members.This was the group’s biggest hit song, spending two weeks atop the Billboard R&B chart in late 1971. It also reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was a certified Gold Record by the RIAA.[1]

I could not pass up Thin line between love and hate by Annie Lennox released in 1995. Annie is one of my favourite singer songwriters 😊

Lastly Above all by Michael W Smith . I am not particularly in to what is termed “Christian” music but I really like this guy’s voice .

Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American musician, who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts.[2] His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 when “Place in This World” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the course of his career, he has sold more than 18 million albums.[3]

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. Prepositions of Place

Happy Sunday Everyone 😁

Song Lyric Sunday : August 16, 2020 – Clear/Dark/Light

Hello it’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week the prompt is : August 16, 2020 – Clear/Dark/Light

Let’s start with Clear I picked my favourite singer song writer Imogen Heap and Clear the Area.

The track comes from her Speak for Yourself  which was the second solo album by British singer Imogen Heap, following her collaborative effort with Guy Sigsworth as Frou Frou. The album was released in the UK and the US in 2005. It was written, produced, arranged, and funded by Heap, without the backing of a record label, and features guest appearances from Jeff Beck, who provides a guitar solo on “Goodnight and Go“, and Heap’s ex-boyfriend, Richie Mills, who argues with her on “The Moment I Said It”.

Information from Wiki.

Not sure of the true meaning of the lyrics but I see it as a friend checking up on a friend/ lover after a heavy night…drugs, drink, sex what ever. I truly love this song !

“Clear The Area”

Knock, knock…are you alone?
No one’s out here and I was not followed.
Love, love…you’re already home.
Party’s over and you don’t look so good.

You find your way back down.
And I’ll keep the area clear…please clear the area.
When you find your way back down…in one piece.
Then I’ll just be waiting here…right here.

Low light…mercury morning…
No need to stay as it’s always nothing.
But your eyes tell a whole other story…and I feel the weight of the world.
Won’t talk…Won’t try…just move…
It’s too still in your sadness.
Cry…give up…it’s okay…
You’ve just got to trust me.

You find your way back down.
And I’ll keep the area clear…please clear the area.
When you find your way back down…in one piece.
Then I’ll just be waiting here…right here.

Slowly…darling…nobody means anymore to me than you
If you’re in…baby then I’m in (into this)…with you, always.
Careful…close to the edge…(You’re scaring me)
Fall in to my arms….(where did it all fall?)
Fall…into love…love…

You find your way back down.
And I’ll keep the area clear…please clear the area.
When you find your way back down…in one piece.
Then I’ll just be waiting here…right here.

You find your way back down.
Way back down,
And I’ll keep the area clear…please clear the area.
When you find your way back down…in one piece.
Then I’ll just be waiting here…right here.

Lyrics from AtoZ lyrics

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Next Dark Horse by Katie Perry, I chose the non rap version because I prefer it. 😊

Dark Horse” is a song by American singer Katy Perry featuring rapper Juicy J. It was originally released on September 17, 2013, by Capitol Records as the first promotional single from Perry’s fourth studio albumPrism (2013). Three months later, it was released as the third official single on December 17. Both artists co-wrote the song with its producers, Max MartinCirkut, and Dr. Luke, alongside Sarah Hudson. It was conceived by Perry and Hudson during a writing session in Perry’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California, and Juicy J was later commissioned for a verse on the song.

Dark Horse” combines the genres of poptraphip hop and electropop, replicating what has been described as a “Southern raptechno mashup”. The track features a minimal production, with a “seductive” and “mature” tone to Perry’s vocals, while Juicy J is featured on the song’s intro and rapped bridge. Perry, in interviews, said she wanted the song to have a “witchy, spell-y kind of black magic-y idea”, so she wrote it from the perspective of a witch warning a man not to fall in love with her because if he does, she will be his last. The song was part of a competition sponsored by Pepsi in which fans could vote via Twitter on whether they would prefer either “Dark Horse” or “Walking on Air” to be released as the first promotional single from Prism.

“Dark Horse” was a commercial success, charting at number one in Canada, the Netherlands and the United States. It also reached the top ten in almost 20 countries including New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden and Venezuela as well as the Digital Songs chart of Billboard magazine.[1] Billboard credits “Dark Horse” for helping cement trap music‘s place on the charts.[2] Perry first performed the song live at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 20, 2013. The song’s first major television performance was at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014.[3] “Dark Horse” was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. The song has sold 13.2 million units (combined sales and track-equivalent streams), becoming the second best-selling song worldwide for 2014. As of 2019, it is one of the best selling songs in digital history.

 Information from Wiki

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Finally one of my favourite Rolling Stones tracks from their Album Their Satanic Majestie’s Request. 2000 Light Years From Home.

2000 Light Years from Home” is a song from the Rolling Stones‘ 1967 psychedelic rock album Their Satanic Majesties Request.[4] Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it also appeared as the B-side to the American single “She’s a Rainbow“, and charted as a single in Germany.

Jagger reportedly wrote the lyrics in Brixton prison following his conviction on drug charges in June 1967.[5] The song was recorded by the band at Olympic Studios during July and September 1967.[1] The working title of the instrumental backing was “Toffee Apple”. Brian Jones performs prominent accompaniment on Mellotron.

The number was regularly featured during the Stones’ 1989–90 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tours; until 1997, when “She’s a Rainbow” was also added to the band’s stage repertoire, it was the only track from Satanic Majesties that the band had performed in concert. For the first time in 23 years, The Rolling Stones played “2000 Light Years from Home” on 29 June 2013 at The Glastonbury Festival.

information from Wiki

“2000 Light Years From Home”

Sun turnin’ ’round with graceful motion
We’re setting off with soft explosion
Bound for a star with fiery oceans
It’s so very lonely, you’re a hundred light years from home
Freezing red deserts turn to dark
Energy here in every part
It’s so very lonely, you’re six hundred light years from home
It’s so very lonely, you’re a thousand light years from home
It’s so very lonely, you’re a thousand light years from home
Bell flight fourteen you now can land
Seen you on Aldebaran, safe on the green desert sand
It’s so very lonely, you’re two thousand light years from home
It’s so very lonely, you’re two thousand light years from home

AtoZ lyrics

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

Happy Sunday Everyone 😁

Song Lyric Sunday.August 9, 2020 – A song with a harmonica

Today is Sunday and so it’s time again for Jim Adams to give us our Song Lyric Sunday prompt. Which this week is: A song with a Harmonia.

Well that gives us loads of scope. I am going to limit myself to three.

Not Fade Away” is a song credited to Buddy Holly (originally under his first and middle names, Charles Hardin) and Norman Petty (although Petty’s co-writing credit is likely to have been a formality[3]) and first recorded by Holly and his band, the Crickets.[2] released October 7th 1957

In 1964, the Rolling Stones‘ cover of “Not Fade Away”, with a strong Bo Diddley beat, was a major hit in Britain. It was the A-side of the band’s first US single.[4]

The Rolling Stones’ version of “Not Fade Away” was one of their first hits. Recorded in January 1964 and released by Decca Records on February 21, 1964, with “Little by Little” as the B-side, it was their first Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number three.[5] In March 1964, it was also the band’s first single released in the United States, on the London Records label with “I Wanna Be Your Man” as the B-side (It had been briefly preceded by “I Wanna Be Your Man” with “Stoned” as the B-side, but this was quickly withdrawn). The single reached number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[6] It also reached number 44 on the Cash Box pop singles chart in the U.S. and number 33 in Australia based on the Kent Music Report.[7] “Not Fade Away” was not on the UK version of their debut album, The Rolling Stones, but was the opening track of the US version, released a month later as England’s Newest Hitmakers. It was a mainstay of the band’s concerts in their early years, usually opening the shows. It was revived as the opening song in the band’s Voodoo Lounge Tour, in 1994 and 1995. Information Wiki.

Do Wah Diddy Diddy” is a song written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and originally recorded in 1963, as “Do-Wah-Diddy“, by the American vocal group The Exciters. It was made internationally famous by the British band Manfred Mann.

Manfred Mann’s version was released on 10 July 1964.[4] It spent two weeks at No. 1 of the UK Singles Chart in August[5] and two weeks at No. 1 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.[6]

Manfred Mann were an English rock band, formed in London and lasting from 1962 to 1969. The group were named after their keyboardist Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.[1] The band had two different lead vocalists, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d’Abo from 1966 to 1969. Information from Wiki

Moses Concas is a harmonica beat-boxer from sunny Sardinia, Italy.

The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. It was during his childhood that Moses developed his deep love for music, by growing up in a talented musical family where he was always surrounded by different forms of music. The harmonica was encouraged by his grandmother who was a musician, writer and painter, and his parents exposed him to a wealth of music as a child, all of which influenced his development.

Throughout his teenage years, Moses had a strong connection with hip-hop, which saw him participate in several freestyle competitions, writing his own lyrics. As a student of physics and sound technology in Cagliari, Sardinia, inspired by new innovations, Moses began to experiment the beatbox combined with harmonica sound that very much reminded him of his childhood and his family.

After a year of experimentation in beatbox-harmonica, electronic music and the didgeridoo, he began performing his first live gigs in Cagliari in 2011. This started with him attending open mic sessions, and went on to him participating in the initiative known as “Busking Cagliari”.

In 2013, realizing that making music was his main goal, Moses traveled through Europe ending up in London, where he resumed his passion as a street artist. As an artist and musician, Moses is well known on the streets of London thanks to the cheers from those who pass him to the underground, and he has even earned the reputation of “Busker Best of London” among the inhabitants of Shepherd’s Bush.

This positive feedback gave him the confidence to experiment with new instruments such as the melodica and the guitar, and to use a loop-station, along with other equipment – and this in turn has built an elaborate show enjoyed by a wide audience. He has since become known in some of the best clubs and the best of London organisations, with collaborations like “The Box”, “ROXX” and many others. He has even been recognised by British television, and appeared in newspapers such as The Daily Mail and London’s Evening Standard with several reports on “The Harmonica Beatboxer”. The busking success that Moses has had has allowed him to travel outside London and to bring his music show to Cairo, Egypt as well as to some major European cities.

In February 2016, Moses decided to participate at the Italy’s Got Talent auditions in Rome, and after several challenges and 35,000 participants he won the first prize of the TV Show, becoming known in Italy as: “The Miracle Harmonica”, playing in 81 between festival, concerts and events during the 95 days of summer.

Moses has released four albums in four consecutive years:  I Wanna Breathe (2014), Cannonau (2015), Cannonau Spirits (2016) and Human Revolution (2017).

In 2019, he recorded a live Beatbox harmonica session with Lee Oskar at GEWA studios in Adorf Germany, which was subsequently released by Dreams We Share Productions as a single, Moonshines, in 2020).

Information from Wiki

That’s all for now Folks Happy Sunday.💜💜

This is part of Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday: 2 / 8/2020. Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure

Good morning everyone it’s early Sunday and time for our host Sally, actually known as Jim Adams, to give us this week’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. Jim says please stick to the rules and find a song with the prompt words in title, lyric or over all meaning of the song . Okay here are our prompt words. Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure 

The first song that came to mind was Jar Of Hearts. A special favourite of mine. “Jar of Hearts” is the debut single by American singer Christina Perri. The song was released onto iTunes July 27, 2010, a week after its debut on So You Think You Can Dance. The song was included on Perri’s debut EP, The Ocean Way Sessions (2010), and appeared on Perri’s debut studio album, Lovestrong (2011). The song was co-written by Perri, Drew Lawrence, and Barrett Yeretsian. Perri drew inspiration for the song from a real-life experience with a love interest who wanted to rekindle a broken relationship. After its debut, the song was released onto iTunes where it later rose to the Top 20 spot in one week. Perri was unsigned at the time of the song release, which created a lot of discussion between critics who favored the song. The song charted on multiple charts in both the United States and Canada at numbers 17 and 21 respectively. The song sold a total of 47,500 downloads in its opening week. In 2011, it was released in the UK and peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. It spent 31 weeks in the Top 40 and 48 weeks in the Top 75. It was later certified Platinum after shipping 600,000 copies. It was the 11th best selling single of 2011 in the UK.

Lyrically the ballad revolves around an ex of Perri’s, In a blog by Perri, she described that the song came from true experiences, stating “I wrote the song after I went home to Philadelphia for the holiday last December. I sat in my childhood bedroom and hid from the boy (with the jar of hearts) who wanted to see me. My heart wanted to see him, my head knew better. I couldn’t take one more break so I wrote the song instead.” More information from Wiki.

I like this song because it’s about realising that not all relationships are good. Sometimes you have to walk away from someone controling.

Then I decided I just don’t feel like doing anymore thinking on this as I just am not up to it at the moment. So there we have it. A song about collecting hearts.

Just one last thought be for I go, Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure  can all relate to money . So let’s have Pink Floyd and Money.

Money” is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd from their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. Written by Roger Waters, it opened side two of the original album. Released as a single, it became the band’s first hit in the United States, reaching number 10 in Cash Box magazine and number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Money” is noted for its unusual 7 ⁴-⁴ 4time signature, and the tape loop of money-related sound effects (such as a ringing cash register and a jingle of coins) that is heard periodically throughout the song, including on its own at the beginning. More information here

“Money”

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you’re O.K.
Money, it’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I’ll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I’m all right, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, it’s a hit
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
I’m in the high-fidelity first-class traveling set
And I think I need a Learjet

Money, it’s a crime
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re giving none away

“Ha-ha! I was in the right!”
“Yes, absolutely in the right!”
“I certainly was in the right!”
“Yeah, I was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for a bruising!”
“Why does anyone do anything?”
“Yeah!”
“Why does anyone do anything?”
“I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time!”
“I was just telling him it was in, he could get it in Number Two. He was asking why it wasn’t coming up on freight eleven. After, I was yelling and screaming and telling him why it wasn’t coming up on freight eleven. It came to a heavy blow, which sorted the matter out.”

Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics

That’s all for this week happy Sunday all.

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO Colleen Chesebro’s TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the fourth week of July! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sue Vincent selected the theme this week with a quote prompt: I have written a double Etheree this week.

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

The wisdom of Ents.

You
Told me
Your secrets
Reached out, touched me
Spoke inside my head
Showed me life eons past
All the changes you have seen
The sum of your knowledge is vast.
You’re not tied by religion or cast.
Un-dispoiled by rank or fortune you stand.
Your knowledge once tapped can not be unseen.
You picked me from the group, gently spoke.
I heard you and carry your words.
To this day I still hear you
Still see what you showed me.
The vision is true
Sheltered by you.
Life giving
You are
Ent.

******

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