Song Lyric Sunday. 5th April: Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise

Jim Adams our gracious host said it was his Birthday last month. It was not a big affair and due to our world wide situation we are all going to find out birthdays unusually quiet this year! It is strange that this year our eldest grandson turns six in a few days, hubby turns seventy mother in law turns one hundred… Not to mention everyone else the whole world….and it will be different.

Well that’s ramble enough, HAPPY BIRTHDAY again for last month Jim, HAPPY BIRTHDAY everyone, whenever.

So what is our prompt for this week for Song Lyric Sunday Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise

Two songs spring to mind immediately Its my Party by Lesley Gore and MacArthur Park by Jimmy Webb.

“MacArthur Park” is a song written and composed by Jimmy WebbRichard Harris was the first to record it in 1968; his version peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number four on the UK Singles Chart. “MacArthur Park” was subsequently covered by numerous artists, including a 1969 Grammy-winning version by country music singer Waylon Jennings, and a number one Billboard Hot 100 disco arrangement by Donna Summer in 1978. more information here.

I like the Jimmy Webb version best.Jimmy Layne Webb (born August 15, 1946) is an American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs, including “Up, Up and Away“, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix“, “Wichita Lineman“, “Galveston“, “The Worst That Could Happen“, “All I Know“, and “MacArthur Park“.[1] He has had successful collaborations with Glen CampbellMichael FeinsteinLinda RonstadtThe 5th DimensionArt Garfunkel, and Richard Harris. More info here

Spring was never waiting for us, girl
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed
In love's hot, fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground around your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

There will be another song for me
For I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
You'll still be the one

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you
And wondering why

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!
Oh, no
No, no
Oh no!!
Lyrics from lyrics.com

“It’s My Party” was credited to John Gluck, Wally Gold and Herb Weiner, staff writers at the Aaron Schroeder Music firm in 1962. The lyrics were actually written by Seymour Gottlieb, a freelance songwriter. He gave the lyrics to Herb Weiner, with whom he partnered in writing songs, to peddle. It was based on actual events relating to Gottlieb’s daughter Judy’s ‘Sweet 16’ party, before which she cried over the prospect of her grandparents being invited.[4] The demo for the song was cut by Barbara Jean English, a girl group veteran (the Clickettes, the Fashions), who was then working as a receptionist at the firm. She also worked with Jimmy Radcliffe, serving as the firm’s in-house demo singer. Radcliffe produced the demo, and, according to English, “tried to persuade Musicor [the label owned by Aaron Schroeder] to release it as a record, or to take me into a master studio and redo it, but they weren’t interested.”[5]

The first recording of the song was in 1962 by The Chiffons for their One Fine Day album.[citation needed] It was also recorded by Helen Shapiro for her Helen in Nashville album in February 1963 with Shapiro’s regular producer, Norrie Paramor, and also Al Kasha. Shapiro would recall: “Right from the first time we heard the song on the rough demo back in London, we thought we were going to sock them between the eyes with that one”;[5] however, Shapiro’s version was not one of the cuts chosen as an advance single from the album and by the time of the album’s release that October the “It’s My Party” track was perceived as a cover of Lesley Gore’s hit.

Lesley Gore recalls that “It’s My Party” was among some two hundred demos producer Quincy Jones brought to review with her in the den of her family home in February 1963. On hearing “It’s My Party,” Gore told Jones: “That’s not half bad. I like it. Good melody. Let’s put it on the maybe pile.” The song proved to be the only demo Gore and Jones found agreeable. More information here.

Well that’s my songs for this week I am sure many will pick these songs too but they cover most of the prompt. Have a good Sunday and Stay Safe out there💜💜💜

Be safe.

Song Lyric Sunday Senses. 29th March.


This week Jim Adams our gallant host has given us the prompt :March 29, 2020 – Touch/Feel, for Song Lyric Sunday.

Isn’t it ironic as Alanis Morissette would say we have the prompt Touch/Feel in the middle of all this social distancing. Anyway sending love and virtual hugs to everyone out there wherever you are.

I have chosen a song written by Imogen Heap. It’s called Entanglement. She wrote the song about her and her partner Michael Lebor. He is a film director and he directed and is in the video with Imogen. I absolutely love this song combined with the video I find it magical. The video was film at Imogen’s house.

Michael Lebor film director.

Imogen Jennifer Heap (/born 9 December 1977) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and audio engineer. Born in the London Borough of Havering, Heap became classically trained in piano, cello and clarinet at a young age. She began writing songs at the age of 13 and, while attending boarding school, taught herself both guitar and drums, as well as music production on Atari computers. Heap signed to independent record label Almo Sounds at the age of 18 and later began working with experimental pop band Acacia, alongside Guy Sigsworth, as a frequent guest vocalist. More information at Wiki

“Entanglement”

Here we are
Blood pressure rising fast
Air electric
Conduct this orchestra

A micro utopia born
As the overture plays
This prelude to life long love
Our bodies’ entanglement take
You all over me
Me all over you

Fearless heart
I’m going to take care of you
Whether spark or spiral
I’ll pull the strength of suns

It’s home where you hold me
So show me no mercy
On islands of cotton
Taboos get forgotten
Our body entanglement wants
You all over me
Me all over you

Burst me into bloom I dare you to
Lose yourself in our embodiment
Ravage this palate of pinks and reds
Dissolve into radiance

It’s home where you hold me
So show me no mercy
On islands of cotton
Taboos get forgotten
Our body entanglement wants
You all over me
Me all over you.

Source AtoZ Lyrics

Lyrics and Music by Imogen Heap

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE.

Song Lyric Sunday. Interchangeable

Hi It’s Sunday again and it is time for Jim Adams to give us our weekly prompt for #SLS. This week our words are Promise/Vow/Oath .

Well you can’t beat John Denver can you !

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, 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, and AllMusic has described Denver as “among the most beloved entertainers of his era”. Information from Wikipedia

Then in these strange times we should all vow to our country, what ever country that is. I wish you all well , and safe.

I picked this video for Beck Goldsmith’s voice it’s so beautiful and pure. She says :

I’m a vocalist, songwriter and composer.

I’m originally from Nottinghamshire, currently live in Derbyshire and often work in London.

I write and record for film, tv and pleasure.

I love playing with textures, atmospheres and soundscapes and am currently exploring creative response to place through contemporary, immersive and experimental forms.

I also love to hear from people and collaborate. Don’t be shy. Information from here.

I Vow to Thee, My Country” is a British patriotic hymn, created in 1921, when a poem by Sir Cecil Spring Rice was set to music by Gustav Holst.

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice

And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace

Lyrics from genius lyrics

Be safe out there 💜

Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday.Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send

It’s Sunday again and time for Song Lyric Sunday, brought to us by our brill host Jim Adams. Our prompt this week for March 15, 2020 is Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send

Okay firstly lets go with Gamma Pulse and Give and Take.

Give & Take” is a song by Belgian drum and bass producer Netsky. The song was released on 16 January 2012 as a digital download in the United Kingdom. It became the first single from his second album 2. The single peaked at number 196 on the UK Singles Chart, number 30 on the UK Dance Chart and number 28 on the UK Indie Chart. Information here.

Gamma Pulse released this song in 2015.

My second choice is Alanis Morissette singing Receive

Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop  albums.Afterwards, as part of a recording deal, she moved to Holmby Hills, Los Angeles and in 1995 released Jagged Little Pill, a more rock-oriented album which sold more than 33 million copies globally and is her most critically acclaimed work. Her follow-up album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998. More info here.

Receive” is a song by Canadian-American recording artist Alanis Morissette, released as the third single from her eighth studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights (2012). The song was written by Morissette and Guy Sigsworth, and produced by Joe Chiccarelli. It is a rock ballad about a relationship in which one person gives more than the other, and the wear it causes to the people involved.

And finally memories of my childhood the wonderful Adam Faith singing Send a Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird).

Terence Nelhams-Wright (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), known as Adam Faith, was an English teen idol, singer, actor and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s.He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5. He was also one of the first UK acts to record original songs regularly.

Spread your wings for New Orleans
Kentucky bluebird, fly away
And take a message to Martha, message to Martha
She sings each night in some caf?
In her search to find wealth and fame
I hear Martha has gone and changed her name

It’s a year since she was here
Kentucky bluebird, fly away
And take a message to Martha, message to Martha
Tell her I love her more each day
As the train pulled out down the track
Martha promised she’d soon be coming back

Oh, tell her how my heart just breaks in two
Since she journeyed far
And even though her dreams of fame fell through
To me she will always be a star

Spread your wings for New Orleans
Kentucky bluebird, fly away
And take a message to Martha, message to Martha
Tell her to start for home today
When you find her please let her know
Rich or poor, I will always love her so

Fly away, Kentucky bluebird
Fly away, Kentucky bluebird
Fly away, fly away, fly away

Music by:

Burt Bacharach

Lyrics by:

Hal David 

Lyrics licensed by LyricFind

Adam Faith is my very favourite song , I really love him brilliant singer and actor so sad he is no longer with us.

Love you all have a great day 💜💜💜

Song Lyric Sunday, Primary Directions

Its Sunday and time again for our dear host Jim Adams to give us the prompt for SLS. Today he has given us the Primary Directions, North, South, East and West.

My first choice is Sting and a song he suposedly wrote about his leaving home in Northumberland, North of England, in hopes of hitting in big in London. Full of hope, ambitions. He also had phone number in his pocket, the phone number belonged to Stuart Copeland.

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985. Sting has included elements of rockjazzreggaeclassicalnew-age and worldbeat in his music. More information here

“Heading South On The Great North Road”

Many have gone before us now,
Many have tried and failed somehow,
Many a soul on the Queen’s highway,
Where many a tail light glowed,
With the promise of a better life,
Heading South on the Great North Road,
South on the Great North Road.

Only the dark we left behind,
Will chase us as the road unwinds,
But out of sight is out of mind,
With many a debt still owed,
And the promise of a different life…
Heading South on the Great North Road,
South on the Great North Road.

Many a dog went wandering,
To sup on fortune’s dregs,
And many a dog came straggling home,
His tail between his sorry legs.

Many a caged bird spread his wings,
Many a vain bird crowed,
And many a songbird lost her way,
Heading South on the Great North Road,
South on the Great North Road.

Many a band of brothers rode,
In many a painted wagon,
Many an unsecured load,
Whenever a climbing truck was slowed,
There was many a traveler’s curse bestowed,
Heading South on the Great North Road,
South on the Great North Road.

Many a transport greasy spoon,
Many a wasted afternoon,
Where many a maiden gave her heart,
And many a gift bestowed,
But a gift is a yoke to a traveling man,
Heading South on the Great North Road,
South on the Great North Road.

If we get back home, we’ll tell our tales
To all of those who’ll listen,
The might have beens, the chances lost,
The monies that went missing…

All the memories we’ll unload,
The wild oats that we’ll claim we’d sowed,
The stages where we proudly strode,
As if our cups had over flowed,
With the promise of a different life…
Heading South on the Great North Road,
South on the Great North Road.

******

Next I chose, In To The West by Annie Lennox. It’s from the Lord of the rings and one of my favourite films.

Into the West” is a song performed by Annie Lennox, and the end-credit song of the 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It is written by Lennox, Return of the King producer and co-writer Fran Walsh, and composed and co-written by the film’s composer Howard Shore.[1] The song plays in full during the closing credits of Return of the King,[1] although instrumental music from the song (which forms the theme of the Grey Havens) plays at other points during the film itself. More information here


So that’s North, South and West which only leaves East . So I chose West end Girls by the Pet Shop Boys. I know I have done west but East is in the lyrics as in East end boys.

West End Girls” is a song by the English pop duo Pet Shop Boys. Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, the song was released twice as a single. The song’s lyrics are concerned with class and the pressures of inner-city life which were inspired partly by T. S. Eliot‘s poem The Waste Land. It was generally well received by contemporary music critics and has been frequently cited as a highlight in the duo’s career.

West end girls!

Sometimes you’re better off dead
There’s a gun in your hand and it’s pointing at your head
You think you’re mad too unstable
Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
In a restaurant in a west end town
Call the police there’s madman around
Running down, underground to a dive bar
In a west end town

In a west end town a dead end world
The east end boys and west end girls
In a west end town a dead end world
The east end boys and west end girls
West end girls

Too many shadows whispering voices
Faces on posters too many choices
If, when, why, what?
How much have you got?

Have you got it, do you get it if so how often?
Which do you choose a hard or soft option?

In a west end town a dead end world
The east end boys and west end girls
In a west end town a dead end world
The east end boys and west end girls
West end girls
West end girls

In a west end town a dead end world
The east end boys and west end girls
Ooh, west end town a dead end world
East end boys west end girls
West end girls
West end girls

You can find a place that no one knows
Where money talks and streets are gold
Someone stands in every door
And if they speak they break the law

You’ve got a heart of glass or a heart of stone
Just you wait ’til I get you home
We’ve got no future, we’ve got no past
Here today, built to last
In every city in every nation
From Lake Geneva to the Finland station
In a west end town a dead end world
The east end boys and west end girls
A west end town a dead end world
East end boys west end girls
West end girls

(We can work something out)
(We can work something out)
Ask a question-blank faces
Read the news and turn the pages
Watch them play a different game
And no one knows your name (We- west)
No one knows your name
(Uh, uh, uh)
(West end girls)
(West end girls)

(How far have you been?)
(How far have you been?)
(How far have you been?)
(How far have you been?)

And no one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name
No one knows your name

Happy Sunday everyone 💜 Stay well

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Song Lyric Sunday.Noise.

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams to give us our prompt for Song lyric Sunday. Today’s prompt is Listen/Hear/Talk/Speak.

My first thought was, I don’t want to talk about it by Rod Stewart but then I thought no let’s go for a real beauty. So out of my favourites I have chosen three


Firstly I chose the enigmatic Jon and Vangelis . I hear you now 💜

Jon and Vangelis was a collaborative effort between the singer Jon Anderson (the lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Yes) and the Greek synthesiser musician Vangelis. The duo released four albums between 1980 and 1991.

They recorded their first album together, Short Stories in 1979, producing the major hit “I Hear You Now” as well as “One More Time”. Anderson wrote the lyrics and Vangelis composed the music. In 1980, Jon left Yes and while he published his third solo album Song of Seven in 1980, Vangelis did the same with See You Later on which Jon sang two songs. The two reunited to record their second album as a duo Friends of Mr Cairo in 1981, producing the hit songs “Friends of Mr Cairo”, “State of Independence” ,”Back to School” and the U.K. top 10 hit “I’ll Find My Way Home”. In 1983, Jon Anderson got back with Yes and they published their album 90125, and so did Jon & Vangelis with their own album Private Collection the same year. More information at Wikipedia

Then going back to my childhood I remembered, Listen to me by Buddy Holly. My brother John loved Buddy Holly and Adam Faith so I grew up hearing a lot more of Buddy Holly’s music than if it had been left to my other siblings. There is a line in the song that says. “Listen to me hear what I say” two for one!

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression, and learned to play guitar and sing alongside his siblings. His style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues acts, which he performed in Lubbock with his friends from high school.

And finally Imogen Heap’s Telemiscomunication, featuring Deadmau5. Which is all about the prompt.

Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981),[2] known professionally as Deadmau5 (stylized as deadmau5; pronounced “dead mouse”), is a Canadian electronic music producer, DJ, and musician. Zimmerman mainly produces progressive house music and sometimes other forms of electronic music. His works have been included in compilation albums such as Tiësto‘s In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza and presented on Armin van Buuren‘s A State of Trance radio show. More information here.

Imogen Jennifer Heap born 9 December 1977) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and audio engineer. Born in the London Borough of Havering, Heap became classically trained in piano, cello and clarinet at a young age. She began writing songs at the age of 13 and, while attending boarding school, taught herself both guitar and drums, as well as music production on Atari computers. Heap signed to independent record label Almo Sounds at the age of 18 and later began working with experimental pop band Acacia, alongside Guy Sigsworth, as a frequent guest vocalist.

Hey babe, how’s your day been?
No, you first.
Oh, what, the day’s quite bad?
Yeah, sorry

Where are you, I can hardly hear you
A taxi distracted, anyway you, you were saying
Wait, uh, love, they’re waving me over
Can I call you back, yeah everything’s fine
Why, am I, I don’t know why
I probably just need sleep, it’s been a busy week
Sorry, I’ve got to go
Sorry, OK, bye

This is just so unlike us
Come back to horizontal isms
If we could win just one small touch
Contact versus tele-miscommunications

Plan foiled, the sirens pass by
Kids screaming, the longest predicaments
Reach ticket, finally got through
Running for a flight, shoes off
You’re calling voicemail

In joke, group laughter
Closing scenes, in a meeting
Angel, angel why didn’t you tell me

One second, someone needs directions
Can’t you see I’m on the phone?

This is just so unlike us
Come back to horizontal isms
If we could win just one small touch
Contact versus tele-miscommunications

So unlike us (unlike us)
Come back to horizontal isms
If we could win just one small touch
Contact versus tele-miscommunications

(Get better)
Did I tell you, I loved you today?
(Get better)
Did I tell you, I loved you today?
(Get better)
Did I tell you, I loved you today? (did I)
(Whoa)

(Get better)
Did I tell you, I loved you today?
(Get better)
Did I tell you, I loved you today?
(Get better)
Did I tell you, I loved you today? (did I)
(Whoa)

Sorry I am late again, have a great Sunday Everyone.💜

Song Lyric Sunday. Body parts.

Today is February 23 rd, 2020 . Our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt words – Ankles/Hands/Feet/Fingers/Toes/Wrist for Song Lyric Sunday.

Ottawan was a French pop music duo, who had the hit singles “D.I.S.C.O.” and “Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)” in the early 1980s. Fronted by Caribbean-born Patrick Jean-Baptiste and Annette Eltice, they were masterminded through a cooperation between French producer Daniel Vangarde and Belgian producer Jean Kluger. Information from Wiki

“Toes” is a song recorded by the Zac Brown Band, an American country music band. Lead singer Zac Brown and bass guitarist John Driskell Hopkins co-wrote the song with Shawn Mullins and Wyatt Durrette. It was released in July 2009 as the third single from the band’s 2008 major-label debut studio album The Foundation. The song became their second number one hit and their third Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in November 2009. Information from Wiki

Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were an American all-female vocal group formed in 1957. The group achieved fame in the 1960s with Motown.

The song Third finger left hand was from 1967.

So I have managed hands toes and fingers .

Happy Sunday everyone.💜

Song Lyric Sunday Make a Choice.

It is Sunday and and time for Song Lyric Sunday. Jim Adams, our gracious host has said. “today’s prompt is “Come/ Go/ Leave/ Stay.

The first song that came to mind is I’ll follow the sun by the Beatles.

I’ll Follow the Sun” is a song by the the Beatles. It is a ballad written primarily and sung by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was released in 1964 on the Beatles for Sale album in the United Kingdom and on Beatles ’65 in the United States, but was written long before that year: a version recorded in 1960 can be found on the bootleg record You Might As Well Call Us the Quarrymen. The song was released as a mono extended play 45 in 1964 on Parlophone/EMI (and in 1995 as a B-side to “Baby It’s You”). In July and August 1965, the song peaked at number 4 on Sweden’s Kvällstoppen Chart.[4]

I am not keen on McCartney but this is one of his better songs.

Then I thought of this one! Which I live and adore and knocks all other versions in to a cocked hat, even the Original by Bob Dylan!

If You Gotta Go, Go Now” (sometimes subtitled “(Or Else You Got to Stay All Night)“) is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1964. The first released version was as a single in the US by the UK group The Liverpool Five in July 1965, but this went uncharted in the US despite receiving much airplay, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. Another English band, Manfred Mann, then issued the song as a single in September 1965; this version reached number 2 on the UK charts.

And here is my second favourite version in French from Fairport Convention.

Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band, formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson (guitarvocals), Simon Nicol (guitar, vocals), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), and Shaun Frater (drumspercussion), with Frater replaced by Martin Lamble after their first gig. They started out heavily influenced by American folk rock and singer-songwriter material, with a setlist dominated by Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell songs and a sound that earned them the nickname ‘the British Jefferson Airplane‘. Vocalists Judy Dyble and Iain Matthews joined them before the recording of their self-titled debut in 1968;[3] afterwards, Dyble was replaced by Sandy Denny, with Matthews leaving during the recording of their third album.

Listen to me, baby
There’s something you must see
I want to be with you, gal
If you want to be with meBut if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night. It ain’t that I’m questionin’ you
To take part in any quiz
It’s just that I ain’t got no watch
An’ you keep askin’ me what time it isBut if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all nightI am just a poor boy, baby
Lookin’ to connect
But I certainly don’t want you thinkin’
That I ain’t got any respectBut if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night. You know I’d have nightmares
And a guilty conscience, too
If I kept you from anything
That you really wanted to doBut if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all nightIt ain’t that I’m wantin’
Anything you never gave before
It’s just that I’ll be sleepin’ soon
It’ll be too dark for you to find the doorBut if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night.

Source: LyricFind

Happy Sunday everyone 💜

Song Lyric Sunday. Babe/Cutie/Doll/Honey/Sweetie.

Well it’s Sunday again and Jim Adams he is back with us for Song Lyric Sunday Challenge. This week February 2, 2020 – our challenge is Babe/Cutie/Doll/Honey/Sweetie.

I am going with The Top Cats, simply because I like this group and especially this track. I like Scandinavian dramas and music 💜

Top Cats is a Swedish rockabilly band formed in 2001. The earliest line-up was made up of Jon Kleppenes (as lead singer), Daniel Kjellberg (drummer), Henrik Törnevik (contrabass), Fredrik Lilja (guitar), Olle Sätterström (guitar, trumpet, piano), Erica Larsson and Sandra Zackrisson (both backing vocals). When in 2004 drummer Daniel Kjellberg left, he was replaced by Robert Jansson. In 2007, double bassist Henrik Törnevik left and was replaced by Martin Lindahl. Information from here

Baby Doll” is a song written by Mårten ErikssonLina Eriksson and Susie Päivärinta. The song was performed in the second semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2012 by the Top Cats. From Andra chansen the song made it to the finals inside the Stockholm Globe Arewna, where it ended up 6th. Information from here.

TOP CATS lyrics : “Baby Doll”

Cruisin’ down the streets at midnight
Music boppin’, ladies rockin’

Dudes and dudettes all over town

Saw this bird walkin’ down the pavement

Traffic stoppin’, fellas droppin’
She just kept walkin’ straight on by

And I realised she’s all I’m missin’
I pulled my wheels aside
And with a smile I rolled my window down

Baby doll
You need some rock ‘n’ roll

You need someone to hold you on a cold and lonesome night
Baby doll doll doll, rock ‘n’ roll roll roll
Over here, now bring it, bring it over here

Oh, baby doll

Don’t be cruel, don’t leave me hangin’

On a wire, my heart’s on fire
Don’t make me beg now pretty please

Streets look good when you’re in the front seat
Motor runnin’, bird is hummin’
Right here beside me at the wheel

With her by my side nothing’s missing
I turn my wheels ahead

And with a smile I press my right foot down

Baby doll

You need some rock ‘n’ roll
You need someone to hold you on a cold and lonesome night
Baby doll doll doll, rock ‘n’ roll roll roll

Over here, now bring it, bring it over here

Baby, my ride is gonna take you high

Straight down Rocky Road and then we’ll hit the sky
Tonight, oh yes tonight

Gonna steer us steady down Lovers Lane
Up to Seventh Heaven and then back again
Up to Seventh Heaven and then back again tonight

Oh baby doll doll doll
Rock ‘n’ roll roll roll

Over here now, bring it, bring it over here

Baby doll

You need some rock ‘n’ roll
You need someone to hold you on a cold and lonesome night
Baby doll doll doll, rock ‘n’ roll roll roll

Over here, now bring it, bring it over here
Oh Baby doll

My baby doll
Oh baby doll
My baby doll

Lyrics from here

Okay now let’s have a sloppy weepy because we all need to weep over a song or a film. Honey by Bobby Goldsboro.

Released in 1968 Honey“, also known as “Honey (I Miss You)“, is a song written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Then he gave it to American singer Bobby Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name, originally titled Pledge of Love. Information from here.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday: The Good, the Not Sure, The Brilliant. Duet.

Our brilliant host Jim Adams is attending a funeral this weekend so we are all here on our honour to keep the dream alive . This week for Song Lyric Sunday Jim has asked us to use the prompt Duet.

A duet is a musical composition for two performers in which the performers sing in unison and have equal importance to the piece.  Most people think of a duet as one part being a melody and a secondary part that harmonizes with that melody.  As long as there has been singing, there has probably been some kind of duet music.

My first choice was without doubt Barcelona with the beautiful Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe.

The song reflects Mercury’s love of opera with his high notes and Caballé’s operatic vocals, backed by a full orchestra. Originally released in 1987, it was one of the biggest hits of Mercury’s solo career, reaching number eight in the UK Singles Chart. After Mercury’s death in 1991, it was featured at the 1992 Summer Olympics, after which the track climbed even higher, peaking at number two in the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

In 2004, BBC Radio 2 listed Barcelona at number 41 in its Sold On Song Top 100. More information here.


My second video is Delores O’Riordan and Luciano Pavarotti . In September 1995, O’Riordan joined the famed opera singer in Modena, Italy to cover the beloved hymn.  The performance at Parco Novi Sad was part of a ten-concert series between 1992 and 2003 known as ‘Pavarotti & Friends’ which raised money for humanitarian causes. O’Riordan and Pavarotti’s 1995 concert was in aid of the children of Bosnia affected by the war.

As lovely as this duet and as much as I love Delores, from her Cranberries days I feel she was overwhelmed by the big voice of Luciano Pavarotti.


And Finally I am bending the rules slightly because this is my favourite, favourite duet? This is Elton John singing with Queen and the voice of our lovely Freddie singing Bohemian Rhapsody. But then at 3.20 minutes in to the video Axel Rose bounds in like a whirling dervish. He absolutely, in my mind, knocks the ball out of the park! Then at the end Axel and Elton bring the house down with their harmony of the last verse…I adore it! A little bit of gossip, apparently Axel refused to rehearse and his mad entrance was as much a suprise to Elton and Queen! I bet Freddie was smiling down loving it!

Have a Great Sunday

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