Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 29th, 2023

LindaGHill just landed in my inbox she said : “Hey there! It’s our daily prompt! Today is our twenty-ninth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to us by Wendy. Thanks so much, Wendy! Please be sure to visit Wendy’s blog to read her posts and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 29th 2023, is “exercise.” Use the word “exercise” any way you’d like. Have fun!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list and what’s to come, you can find it HERE.

When we exercise we get an adrenaline rush.

James laughing at himself 🤣😂 love him.

Exercise feeds the brain
Exercise increases blood flow to the brain. Due to its high metabolic demand, the brain demands good circulation, and exercise aids it. An increase in blood flow is not only extremely beneficial, it is essential. Exercise induces good blood flow to deliver all the nutrients required to carry out the brain’s job, while it also increases production molecules important to brain function, including memory. Information from here.

A touch of the cap for JezzieG.https://jezzieg.com/

Song Lyric Sunday: Riding the New Wave.

Jim Adams

Hi this week Jim Adam our knowledgeable host for Song Lyric Sunday is here with prompt. This week it’s New Wave Music. Well that’s a huge pallet for us to cover Jim…. I could spend a month on this subject and barely scratch the surface. So we are talking late seventies, eighties and beyond so I was young married and had small children to look after.. but I always made time for music , this shows in our lads eclectic tastes!

So what is New Wave Music, as always I shall get Wiki to explain, as I said it’s a huge subject!

New wave is a loosely defined music genre that encompasses pop-oriented styles from the late 1970s and the 1980s. It was originally used as a catch-all for the various styles of music that emerged after punk rock, including punk itself. Later, critical consensus favored “new wave” as an umbrella term involving many popular music styles of the era, including power pop, synth-pop, ska revival, and more specific forms of punk rock that were less abrasive. It may also be viewed as a more accessible counterpart of post-punk. A number of common characteristics of new wave music include a humorous or quirky pop approach, the use of electronic sounds, and a distinctive visual style in music videos and fashion. In the early 1980s, virtually every new pop/rock act – and particularly those that employed synthesizers – were tagged as “new wave”. Although new wave shares punk’s do-it-yourself philosophy, the artists were more influenced by the styles of the 1950s along with the lighter strains of 1960s pop and were opposed to the generally abrasive, political bents of punk rock, as well as what was considered to be creatively stagnant “corporate rock”. New wave commercially peaked from the late 1970s into the early 1980s wit h numerous major artists and an abundance of one-hit wonders. MTV, which was launched in 1981, heavily promoted new-wave acts, boosting the genre’s popularity. In the mid-1980s, new wave declined with the emergence of the New RomanticNew Pop, and New Music genres. Since the 1990s, new wave resurged several times with the growing nostalgia for several new-wave-influenced artists. More information here.

As said above where to start. So I am going with three yup three and believe me it was hard to stop at three! Thr first one is a real catchy tune I used to dance around the house baby in one arm hoover in over hand and if they were not at school, the older boys either dancing with me or telling me to turn it down so they could hear their music!

Doctor! Doctor!” is a song performed by the British new wave band Thompson Twins. It is the second single from the band’s fourth studio album, Into the Gap (1984). It was written by Tom BaileyAlannah Currie and Joe Leeway, and prominently features a keyboard solo. Following the successful chart performances of the Into the Gap single “Hold Me Now“, “Doctor! Doctor!” was released in the UK on 27 January 1984 as the album’s second single. In 1983, after the commercial success of their third album Quick Step and Side Kick, the Thompson Twins collaborated again with producer Alex Sadkin to record Into the Gap at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. Bailey and Sadkin co-produced the album’s tracks, including “Doctor! Doctor!”.

I saw you there, just standing there
And I thought I was only dreaming, yeah
I kissed you then, then once again
You said you would come and dance with me
Dance with me across the sea
And we can feel the motion of a thousand dreams

Doctor! Doctor! Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh, Doctor! Doctor! Is this love I’m feeling?

Ships at night give such delight
We all leave before the morning light
Please don’t go, no, please don’t go
‘Cause I don’t want to stay here on my own, ooh

Doctor! Doctor! Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh, Doctor! Doctor! Is this love I’m feeling?

Doctor! Doctor! Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh, Doctor! Doctor! Is this love I’m feeling?

Fever breathe your love on me (breathe your love)
Take away my name (take away)
Fever lay your hands on me (breathe your love)
I’ll never be the same

Oh, Doctor! Doctor! Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh, Doctor! Doctor! Is this love I’m feeling?

Doctor! Doctor! Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh, Doctor! Doctor! Is this love I’m feeling?

Come with me and make believe
We can travel to eternity

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Alannah Joy Currie / Joseph Martin Leeway / Tom Bailey

Doctor! Doctor! lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

*****

So I fell in love with Aha from the get go, their first release Take on me had me hooked but here’s my favourite one of theirs. I don’t think any of the lads were keen on these guys by then they had developed their own tastes!

The Sun Always Shines on T.V.” is a song by Norwegian band A-ha, released as the third single from their debut studio album, Hunting High and Low (1985). The song was written by guitarist Pål Waaktaar. In some commercial markets the single was not as popular as their previous (debut) single “Take On Me“, which had achieved the top spot in the United States and several other countries around the world, but in the United Kingdom and Ireland it improved upon the number-two charting of “Take On Me”, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1986, having been released there on 16 December 1985. Its success secured for the band the prestige of having achieved number-one single status in both the primary Anglo-American popular music charts on either side of the Atlantic.

The band’s Paul Waaktaar-Savoy said… we wrote “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.,” that Andrew Wickham’s secretary felt was a hit. She convinced him to make room for it. When we recorded it, we were really sick with influenza. Magne and Morten were lying in the studio on camping beds with high fevers. The bass line for the song was performed using a Yamaha DX7. Other synthesizers include PPG WaveRoland Juno-60 and sampled instruments. The oboe during the song was played on a sampler. Information from Wiki.

Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V

Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me
To me…

I Reached inside myself
And found nothing there
To ease the pressure off
My ever worried mind

All my powers waste away
I fear the crazed and lonely looks
The mirror’s sending me
These Days

Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V

Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me

Please don’t ask me to defend
The shamefull lowlands
Of the way I’m drifting
Gloomily through time
(Touch me)

I reached inside myself today
(Give all your love)
Thinking there’s got to be some way
To keep my troubles distant

Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Paul Waaktaar-savoy

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The boys were older by now and Tears For Fears were liked by all of us. In fact later our youngest worked, for a time, for a record company who had Tears for Fears on their books.

The Seeds of Love is the third studio album by British pop rock band Tears for Fears, released on 25 September 1989 by Fontana Records. It retained the band’s epic sound while incorporating influences ranging from jazz and soul to Beatlesque pop. Its lengthy production and scrapped recording sessions cost over £1 million. The album spanned the title hit single “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” as well as “Woman in Chains,” and “Advice for the Young at Heart”, both of which reached the top 40 in several countries.

The Seeds of Love was an international success, entering the UK Albums Chart at number one, and top ten in other countries including the U.S. It has been certified Gold or Platinum in several territories including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands. Despite its success, personal tensions during recording led to band members Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal splitting up at the conclusion of their 1990 world tour, with Orzabal remaining as the band’s sole official member until the two reunited in the early 2000s.

In October 2020, the remastered reissue of The Seeds of Love was released in several formats including a super deluxe edition, with B-sides, remixes, and a 5.1 surround sound mix. Information from Wiki

High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast
D.J.’s the man we love the most
Could you be, could you be squeaky clean
And smash any hope of democracy?
As the headline says you’re free to choose
There’s egg on your face and mud on your shoes
One of these days they’re gonna call it the blues yeah

Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds

I spy tears in their eyes
They look to the skies for some kind of divine intervention
Food goes to waste
So nice to eat, so nice to taste
Politician granny with your high ideals
Have you no idea how the majority feels?
So without love and a promise land
We’re fools to the rules of a goverment plan
Kick out the style!
Bring back the jam!

Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds

The birds and the bees
My girlfriend and me
In love

Feel the pain
Talk about it
If you’re a worried man, then shout about it
Open hearts, feel about it
Open minds, think about it
Everyone, read about it
Everyone, scream about it!
Everyone (Everyone yeah, yeah)
Everyone (Everyone), read about it, read about it
Read in the books in the crannies
And the nooks there are books to read for us!

Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
We’re sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds

Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love

Sowing the seeds of love

Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes
Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes

High time we made a stand (Time to eat all your words)
And shook up the views of the common man (Swallow your pride)
And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast (Open your eyes)
Every minute of every hour
“I love a sunflower ” (Open your eyes)
And I believe in love power (Open your eyes)
Love power
Love power (Open your eyes)

Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
The seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
The seeds of love
Sowing the seeds

An end to need
And the politics of greed
With love

Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love (Anything, anything)
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds

An end to need
And the politics of greed
With love

Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds…

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Roland Orzabal / Curt Smith

Sowing the Seeds of Love lyrics © Bmg Vm Music Ltd.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan the 25th, 2023 – How I know.

Today is the anniversary of the Birthday of Robert Burns.

“Man’s inhumanity to man makes countles thousands mourn” Robbie Burns. Still as reliant today as when he said it.

part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday and JusJoJan

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 23rd, 2023

There was a bump in the corner of my mind and a voice said:”Guess who. It’s me! With your daily prompt. Today is our twenty-third prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to us by Paula. Thanks so much, Paula! Please be sure to visit Paula’s blog to read her posts and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 23rd 2023, is “paintbrush.” Use the word “paintbrush” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list and what’s to come, you can find it HERE.

Well its quite a while since I have picked up a paint brush either to decorate or create a piece of art.( I use that term loosely😊). I have lots of fun watching my grandsons paint and I have lots of their works of art. Anyway that is me for today.

Here is a great little song from Kenwrick Joseph (15 July 1952 – 2 January 2022), known professionally as Kenny J, was a Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian and Assistant Superintendent of Police who was best known for his soca parang hits including The Paint Brush..more information here.

If this doesn’t get you smiling and singing nothing will.

Song Lyric Sunday: Country Music.

Jim Adams

Now this week our host Song Lyric Sunday Jim Adams, has set us the prompt of Country Music.

So what is Country Music ? Country (also called country and western) is a music genre originating in the Southern and Southwestern United States. First produced in the 1920s, country primarily focuses on working class Americans and blue-collar American life. Country music is known for its ballads and dance tunes (also known as “honky-tonk music“) with simple form, folk lyrics, and harmonies accompanied by string instruments such as electric and acoustic guitarssteel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros), banjosfiddles, and harmonicas. Though it is primarily rooted in various forms of American folk music, such as old-time music and Appalachian music,[6][7] many other traditions, including African-AmericanMexicanIrish, and Hawaiian music, have also had a formative influence on the genre.[8] Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history more information here .

Before I start proper with my two classic Country choices here is what I consider a great piece of country music from James Blunt ….yup! I said James Blunt. HALFWAY.

Nobody drives to the middle of nowhere
Just to turn around, to turn around
Nobody sleeps in the middle of the bed
When they got someone else, someone else
And nobody walks up the stairway to hell
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

Nobody’s searching for the middle of the rainbow
To find the gold, to find the gold
Nobody sails to the middle of the ocean
And calls it home, and calls it home
And nobody stands in the middle of a dance floor
To dance alone

‘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
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah
Hey, yeah

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

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Samuel Barnes / Benjamin Alexander Kohn / Peter Norman Cullen Kelleher / James Blunt / Cleo Tighe

Halfway lyrics © Emi Music Publishing Ltd, Kobalt Music Services Ltd Kms


Now I have never been a big fan of country music but there are a few great exception one is the great Dolly Parton. . My favourite track by the great Dolly is Better Get To Livin.

I have chosen the video below, it is really a firm favourite of mine. The young lad in the video is cute and obviously a talented artist. I also love the way he adds positive photos in of himself and his partner and their life together it just embodies the meaning of the song.

“Better Get to Livin'” is a song by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released on August 28, 2007, exclusively to the iTunes Store as the first release by Parton’s own record label, Dolly Records.The song was subsequently sent to country radio on September 28 as the first single from Parton’s 2008 album, Backwoods Barbie. An upbeat country pop song, its lyrics deal with keeping a positive attitude and overcoming negative emotions. The song garnered positive reviews from critics and reached number 48 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The music video featuring Parton and Amy Sedaris premiered November 26.
The idea for the song came from Parton’s co-producer and band leader Kent Wells, who co-wrote the song with her. According to Parton, Wells suggested that she write a song about her attitude since so many people ask what the secret to her happiness is. According to Parton, the song is about coping with the pressures of life and trying to keep a positive outlook in the midst of difficult times: information from Wiki.

People always comin’ up to me and askin’
“Dolly, what’s your secret?
With all you do, your attitude
Just seems to be so good
How do you keep it?”
Well, I’m not the Dalai Lama, but I’ll try
To offer up a few words of advice.

You better get to livin’, givin’
Don’t forget to throw in a little forgivin’
And lovin’ on the way
You better get to knowin’, showin’
A little bit more concerned about where you’re goin’
Just a word unto the wise
You better get to livin’.

A girlfriend came to my house
Started cryin’ on my shoulder Sunday evening
She was spinnin’ such a sad tale
I could not believe the yarn that she was weavin’
So negative the words she had to say
I said if I had a violin I’d play.

I said you’d better get to livin’, givin’
Be willing and forgivin’
Cause all healing has to start with you
You better stop whining, pining
Get your dreams in line
And then just shine, design, refine
Until they come true

And you better get to livin’.

Your life’s a wreck, your house is mess
And your wardrobe way outdated
All your plans just keep on falling through
Overweight and under paid, under appreciated
I’m no guru, but I’ll tell you
This I know is true.

You better get to livin’, givin’
A little more thought about bein’
A little more willin’ to make a better way
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Keep your chin up
Just hang tough
And if it gets too rough
Fall on your knees and pray
And do that everyday
Then you’ll get to livin’.

The day we’re born we start to die
Don’t waste one minute of this life
Get to livin’
Share your dreams and share your laughter
Make some points for the great hereafter.

Better start carin’
Better start sharin’
Better start tryin’
Better start smiling
And you better get to livin’…

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Dolly Parton / Kent Wells

Better Get to Livin’ lyrics © Velvet Apple Music, Clear Shot

My second choice is the fabulous John Denver who I have loved since I can’t remember when, beautiful voice, fabulous lyric, gorgeous smile and a true gentleman died too soon.

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American guitarist, singer, composer, actor, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was one of America’s best-selling performers; AllMusic has called Denver “among the most beloved entertainers of his era”.

Take Me Home, Country Roads“, also known simply as “Country Roads“, is a song written by Bill DanoffTaffy Nivert and John Denver about West Virginia. It was released as a single performed by Denver on April 12, 1971, peaking at number two on Billboard‘s US Hot 100 singles for the week ending August 28, 1971. The song was a success on its initial release and was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 18, 1971, and Platinum on April 10, 2017. The song became one of John Denver’s most popular songs. It has continued to sell, with over 1.6 million digital copies sold in the United States.

Well there we go HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜💜

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 20th, 2023

Our host LindaGHill is here again with our daily prompt for JuJoJan and here’s what she said: “Hi! I’m here with your daily prompt. Today is our twentieth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to us by Tuba. Thank you, Tuba! Please be sure to visit Tuba’s blog to read her posts and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 20th 2023, is “phantom.” Use the word “phantom” any way you’d like. Have fun!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list and what’s to come, you can find it HERE.

Phantom, that’s a neat word, it can refer to pregnancy, symptoms, people, creatures, ghosts and the supernatural.

The Lloyd/ Webber musical and film are among my favourite stories and the music 🎶 and singing are amazing. I thought though let’s go sideways and listen to Nightwish a Heavy metal, symphonic metal, power metal group from Finland, with female Dutch singer Floor Jansen. Floor has an amazing voice she can sing soprano with a range of more than three octaves (C3 to F6). As well as rasping rock and heavy metal.

The male singer Marko Tapani Hietala so has a fantastic voice though not operatic in the real sense but with power depth and feeling and brilliant diction. I hear ever word from both singers.

Just look at how they have the young audience in their hands,bmoving them and showing them how opera and metal can mix.

Did I say how much I like long hair on a guy?

To finnish ( do you see what I did there?) An acrostic poem .

Phantom

Phantasmagorical sights
Hold you under their spell
Alluring spectres give your desires flight
Night terrors drag you to hell
Tormenting your mind and soul
Only to leave you naked while
Macarbre creatures eat you whole

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 15th, 2023

Good Morning everyone, LindaGHill is here with our JusJoJan prompt! She says ” We’re back once again with the daily prompt! Today is your fifteenth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to you by Carol Anne. Thank you, Carol Anne! Please be sure to visit Carol Anne’s blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 15th 2023, is “gratitude.” Use the word “gratitude” any way you’d like. Have fun!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list, you can find it HERE.

To say thank you is an easy way to show your gratitude. Two words that can mean so much or so little. If we are truly grateful we need to show it in kind as well as saying thank you and meaning it. There are so many things in my life that I am grateful for. My parents and siblings, My husband, our children, our grandchildren, our daughter in law. All our friends. The fact I can walk after breaking my back twice. That I survived sepsis, and a cholecystectomy. That the sun and moon rise and set, the beautiful animals that have been in my life, for nature…. So much! Books, music, art, people. Plus all the people I have met through blogging.

Today I am going to let music which I am so grateful for say it for me.

And to finish with Thank You For Being a Friend goes out to all of you guys for being my friends in blogland I am full of Gratitude to you you all.

The Imogen Heap song above? Well when I was leaning to walk again it was her music and lyrics that spured me on and inspired me to keep going. I owe her a huge debt of Gratitude. 💜💜

It’s heavy man heavy Metal .

Hi all this week Jim Adams has set the prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. Today it is January 15, 2023 – Metal Music. Happy days around getting married and then having our eldest who love Heavy Metal as we call it here in the UK.

Jim Adams

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and United States. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock and acid rock, heavy metal bands developed a thick, monumental sound characterized by distorted guitars, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats and loudness.
read more here

There are Oh! so many great group to pick from and so I am in a quandary as to who to go with. Okay I am going with my heart…
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group comprised vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With a heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are cited as one of the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. Led Zeppelin have been credited as significantly impacting the nature of the music industry, particularly in the development of album-oriented rock (AOR) and stadium rock.
Read more here.

What better track even if a tad obvious is the one the only Whole lota love !

You need cooling
Baby I’m not fooling
I’m gonna send ya
Back to schooling

A-way down inside
A-honey you need it
I’m gonna give you my love
I’m gonna give you my love

Want to whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love

You’ve been learning
Um baby I been learning
All them good times baby, baby
I’ve been year-yearning

A-way, way down inside
A-honey you need-ah
I’m gonna give you my love, ah
I’m gonna give you my love, ah oh

Whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love

You’ve been cooling
And baby I’ve been drooling
All the good times, baby
I’ve been misusing

A-way, way down inside
I’m gonna give ya my love
I’m gonna give ya every inch of my love
I’m gonna give ya my love

Hey!
Alright! Let’s go!

Whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love
Want to whole lotta love

Way down inside
Woman, you need, yeah
Love

My, my, my, my
My, my, my, my
Lord
Shake for me girl

I wanna be your backdoor man
Hey, oh, hey, oh
Hey, oh, hey, oh
Ooh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Cool, my, my baby
A-keep it cooling baby
A-keep it cooling baby
Ah-keep it cooling baby
Ah-keep it cooling baby
Ah-keep it cooling baby

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: James Patrick Page / John Bonham / John Paul Jones / Robert Anthony Plant

Whole Lotta Love lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Then of course there is Black Sabbath. Another Banging Metal band!

War Pigs” is an anti-war protest song by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1970, it is the opening track from the band’s second studio album Paranoid (1970).

Black Sabbath were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. They are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music.[1] The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970) and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes following Osbourne’s departure in 1979 and Iommi is the only constant member throughout their history.

After previous iterations of the group – the Polka Tulk Blues Band and Earth – the band settled on the name Black Sabbath in 1969. They distinguished themselves through occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and down-tuned guitars. Signing to Philips Records in November 1969, they released their first single, “Evil Woman“, in January 1970, and their debut album, Black Sabbath, was released the following month. Though it received a negative critical response, the album was a commercial success, leading to a follow-up record, Paranoid, later that year. The band’s popularity grew, and by 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, critics were starting to respond favourably.

So much more to read here.

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerer of death’s construction

In the fields, the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh lord, yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor, yeah

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait till their judgement day comes, yeah!

Now in darkness, world stops turning
Ashes where their bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour

Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing, spreads his wings
Oh lord, yeah!

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: William Ward / Tony Iommi / Terence Michael Butler / John Osbourne

War Pigs lyrics © Westminster Music Ltd., Westminster Music Ltd.

Happy Sunday everyone 💜💜

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 8th, 2023.

LindaGHill’s said: “Today is your eighth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to you by JezzieG. Thank you, JezzieG! Please be sure to visit JezzieG’s blog to read his post and say hello. And follow him while you’re there, if you’re not already.”

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 8th 2023, is “friendship.” Use the word “friendship” any way you’d like. Have fun!

If you’d like to see what Linda had so far on your prompt list, you can find them HERE.

Todays prompt comes from a friend of mine Jezzie G. The prompt is Friendship. Well I do not have a vast amount of friends but luckily for me I have a close few who I can really rely on who I believe would always open their door to me if I knocked. I have my hubby who I trust with my life and I hope he feels the same about me. Then there are my on line friends who I have to say have offered me the most amazing support and friendship…. You do know who you are 💜💜💜. Then of course there is Ruby and all my past beautiful furbabies.

Before I broke my back the second time, I was a busy working mum. I thought I had lots of friends…… I did but they were Fairweather Friends or aqquaintses when I fell (excuse the pun) from view I was soon overlooked and forgotten. The few who kept me in their sights and are still with me now are my Diamonds in the dust, as are my family and my blog family I thank you all. I do consider myself blessed.

My favourite saying about Friendship is: The finest vessel on the sea of life is the Friendship. Annon.

Back in 2011 when I was recovering from my accident and learning to walk again I wrote Diamonds in the Dust. Today I was delighted band intrigued to see Maggie had used the same words to end her beautiful post. Please read it here. So I dug it out and dusted it off and rewrote / reworked it to use it for today’s Jusjojan.

Diamonds in the Dust

Not always there in person but always by your side
To always lend that helping hand a loving special guide.

To understand when no one does to place in you their trust.
When all is lost and all others gone they’re the diamonds in the dust.

You’ve lost your purse and missed the bus, there’s just one person you can phone.
When you can talk and you can walk they’ll discretely drop you home.

They’ll pick you up and hose you down and make sure you are sober.
To find the shoe that you have lost all stones they will turn over.

They’ll help you out, ask for nought when all the rules you’ve bust
When all is lost and all others gone
They are the diamonds in the dust

To smile with you and delight in your pleasure and share your minor wins
They treasure you when all consign you to the bins

True to you they always stay no matter if you are far away.
It is never “Out of sight and out of mind” to support you is a must
They don’t forget, they’re always kind those diamonds in the dust.

So when you stand alone without a helping hand.
Hope gone and all seems lost the fires of fear fanned.
The ones who never left your side, who always waved your banner
Still stand for you at any cost they are as heaven’s manner.

So remember as you review your life
The good, the bad, all the damn strife,
As you separate the wheat from the chaff blown away in a winds gust.
The ones that stay and never sway are the diamonds in the dust.

*****

Two favourite songs about friendship.

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 6th, 2023.


LindaGHill author of JusJoJan said: ‘Oh look: it’s the daily prompt! Today is your sixth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to you by Ritu. Thank you, Ritu! Please be sure to visit Ritu’s blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.”

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 6th 2023, is “sweet.” Use the word “sweet” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

If you’d like to see what Linda has so far on your prompt list, you can find it HERE.

.

Sweet Acrostic

Succulent and full of sugar
Wonten pleasure by taste
Especially for me a chocolate bar
Every morsel lick the fingers no waste
Truly I am addicted .

*******

Death by Chocolate

Warm and soothing as it covers me whole,
Erasing my thoughts and stealing my soul.
Happily drowning enjoying my fate
Better than sex all my yearnings sate.
Finding every crack and crevice of me.
Filling me up, seeping in, tightening, sealing my skin
So I am no longer free.
They warned me, told me to take care
I just ignored them, I’m drowning laid bare.
Little did I know when that menu read
Death by Chocolate, it meant what it said!

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