Song Lyric Sunday. Relationships.

Hi again it Song Lyric Sunday and Jim Adams our host has given us the prompt for November 22, 2020 – Fiancé/Husband/Lover/Wife.

I have picked Brandi Carlisle’s song The Story because I love the lyrics.

Brandi Marie Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is an American multiple Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and producer whose music spans multiple genres. As of 2020, Carlile has released six studio albums and earned eleven Grammy Award nominations, including one for The Firewatcher’s Daughter, six for By the Way, I Forgive You, and three for her work as producer and songwriter on Tanya Tucker’s 2019 album While I’m Livin’. She was the most nominated woman at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards (six) including nominations for Album of the Year (By the Way, I Forgive You), Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“The Joke“).  In 2019, Carlile formed an all-female quartet with Amanda ShiresMaren Morris, and Natalie Hemby called The Highwomen. They released their debut album The Highwomen in 2019 to critical and commercial acclaim.

Born in Ravensdale, Washington, a rural town southeast of Seattle, Carlile dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, teaching herself piano and guitar. Her debut major label album, Brandi Carlile, was released to critical acclaim yet achieved limited commercial success. Carlile garnered wider recognition with her 2007 single “The Story”, from her album of the same nameThe Story was awarded gold status in 2017, having sold more than 500,000 copies to date.The Firewatcher’s Daughter earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Information from here.

“The Story”

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true, I was made for you

I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But baby, I broke them all for you
Oh, because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do, and I was made for you

You see the smile that’s on my mouth
It’s hiding the words that don’t come out
And all of my friends who think that I’m blessed
They don’t know my head is a mess
No, they don’t know who I really am
And they don’t know what I’ve been through like you do
And I was made for you

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am
Oh, but these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true, I was made for you

Oh, yeah, well it’s true that I was made for you

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics.

That covers the prompt I think 💜 Happy Sunday Everyone.

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Song Lyric Sunday. November 15, 2020 – Begin/End/Finish/Start

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s prompts are Begin/End/Finish/Start .

I have picked Runtime from Imogen Heap, I may of mentioned her before? It’s about the end of a relationship, the singer wants to finish as it is past it’s sell by day. It has started in it, end , quit , stop , done. A song about finishing a relationship, with the prompts in plus a few synomines all except begin .

Runtime is Sparks is the fourth studio album by English singer Imogen Heap. The album was released, via iMagaphone Records ( her own label, and an anagram of her name) on 18 August 2014, in three editions: a standard edition, a deluxe two-CD edition and a super deluxe box set.

Sparks might fly, in no time.
It’s a delayed reaction of the third kind. (ooh)
I’m so ready for this.
Shrink-wrapped tones, I can face the music.
Stop matters bonding us way beyond
Our best by-days.

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could and all again. I’m done pretending.
Let’s quit while we’re still friends.

Making up stories that grew to be too tall,
My fortress to forget couldn’t take anymore.
You nearly watched me ruin everything, everything!
There’s a number one rule of don’t-do’s.
Well we knew it all too well.
You were supposed to be looking out for me!
Have you any idea how difficult it’s been?

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could, and all again. Let’s save ourselves a sorry ending.
You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Let’s stop pretending, stop pretending.
And quit while we’re still friends
[x2]

Well I was so young, misguided maybe.
But still this hands over my every pen to paper.
And this all started with a song.
Let this be our last one.
Drop, drop. Bridge, bridge!

We’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Stop pretending!
And quit while we’re still friends.

I wish you well.
I wish you well… (I wish you well, wish you well, wish you well)

Wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully. (gracefully)
Can we just not drag this out, please?
I wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully, (do it gracefully!)
Can we just not drag this out?

*******”

So we need Begin …So I am using Imogen Heap again her song Useless.

“Useless”

I am a mirror, with no reflection
I am a razor, without my blade
I am the daylight, when the moon shines no
Who will want to make my sandcastle that’s already made

I feel so useless, do you

Speak to an ear deaf to my voice
Look through your fear, still blind to my way
I reach to hold you, but I don’t feel you there, do you
Even realize I’m here am I just wasting away?
No wasting away
Living, inside you play

My dying prayer, sealed in a scream
Unwelcome, and a conscious dream
I am your whore, without a name
I climb to fall, to begin again, to begin again
I climb to fall, suffer, hatred, deceit and pain
Anger, regret, loving in vain

I am an arrow, with no direction
My life your tarot, my picture your fate
I’m your becoming, so ill always be nothing
If i ever break away from you that day forth, you’ll be living
My hate
Oh God help his fate
I’ll watch you, watch you suffocate.

Both sets of lyrics reproduced by AtoZ lyrics

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday.Week Days.

Today is Sunday so it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday. Jim Adams has given the prompt this week of Days of the week.Two songs spring to mind immediately. Both songs are titled Seven Days, one from Sting and one from Craig David.

Seven Days is from Stings album Ten Summoner’s Tales. It’s the fourth solo studio album by English rock musician Sting. The title is a combined pun of his family name, Sumner, and a character in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the summoner. Released in 1993, it explores themes of love and morality in a noticeably upbeat mood compared to his previous release, the introspective The Soul Cages released in 1991 after the loss of both his parents in the 1980s. The album was recorded at Lake House, Wiltshire, mixed at The Townhouse Studio, London and mastered at Masterdisk, New York.[12] The cover of the album was photographed at Wardour Old Castle in Wiltshire, featuring Hrímnir, an Icelandic horse Sting owned for a period.

l love the song because it’s so real, a bloke procrastinating about asking a woman out, he leaves it so long that she becomes interested in another chap. Then he procrastinates about facing up to the new chap….he is useless!

Then there’s Craig David’s happy little song about boy meets girl and how the week progresses.

7 Days” is a song by English singer Craig David. It was released on 24 July 2000 as the second single from his debut studio album, Born to Do It (2000). “7 Days” is David’s biggest worldwide hit to date, hitting number one in the United Kingdom and number ten in the United States. It receiving a Gold sales certification in the UK and was the country’s 17th-best-selling single of 2000. In 2001, the song was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best Single (losing out to Robbie Williams‘ “Rock DJ“), and in 2003, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. There is also a remix produced by DJ Premier featuring Mos Def.

So there you have it two songs with the same title both totally different.

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Song Lyric Sunday, Smart/Stupid.

This week for Song Lyric Sunday Jim Adams our host has given us the prompt Smart/ Stupid.

The first song that came to mind was Stupid by Tate McRae. It’s a great song by a very talented young lady.

Tatum Rosner “Tate” McRae (born July 1, 2003) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and dancer. At the age of thirteen, she gained prominence as the first Canadian finalist on the American reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance. McRae caught the attention of RCA Records in 2019 after her original song “One Day” (2017) went viral on YouTube, subsequently releasing her debut EP, All the Things I Never Said, in January 2020.

Shortly after McRae began dancing competitively, she was awarded Best Female Dancer in the “Mini” category at the 2013 Dance Awards in New York City.After gaining some prominence, she became a brand ambassador for the American dance manufacturer Capezio.She became a finalist at the New York City Dance Alliance’s 2014 National Gala.

In 2015, McRae was awarded a two week scholarship at the Berlin State Ballet company after winning the silver medal at the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix. She danced in the music video for Walk off the Earth‘s platinum-certified single “Rule The World“. For the second time, McRae was awarded her Best Female Dancer award at the 2015 Dance Awards, this time in the “Junior” category.[16] McRae had been a consistently active voice actress for the Lalaloopsy franchise, voicing the part of “Spot Splatter Splash” since the show’s inception in 2013.

In April 2016, McRae performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as part of the DancerPalooza troupe. She performed again in October 2016 as part of the Jump Dance Convention troupe. She also performed with Justin Bieber as part of his Purpose World Tour in June 2016, before taking part in the thirteenth season of American television show So You Think You Can Dance. While competing for the America’s Favorite Dancer title as a non-American, she was mentored by American dancer and actress Kathryn McCormick. She advanced further in the competition than any other Canadian in the show’s history, placing third on the final episode.Canadian TV host Murtz Jaffer from Toronto Sun reacted, “The fact that Canadians couldn’t vote for Tate makes her third-place finish all the more impressive. While she might not have been voted America’s favourite dancer, she certainly might be Canada’s.” She performed at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards as a finalist from the SYTYCD cast. For the third time, she won Best Female Dancer at the 2018 Dance Awards in Las Vegas, this time in the “Teen” category. More information here.

Then I thought of the wonderful Harry Belafonte and Man smart, Woman smarter.

Man Smart (Woman Smarter)” is a calypso song variously credited as being composed by Norman Span (King Radio), D. L. Miller, F. Kuhn, and Charles Harris.[1][2][3][4] Span’s authorship seems most likely since, as a popular calypso musician and songwriter, he first recorded the song in 1936, and none of the other ascribed composers are associated with calypso.[5] Miller’s music industry career began around 1950.

Artists from many genres, including Joan BaezHarry Belafontethe CarpentersRosanne CashChubby Checker,[6] Dr VictorRobert Palmer, and Ratdog, have recorded the song. It was a staple of the live repertoire of the Grateful Dead from 1981 to 1995.Belafonte’s first of three recordings of the song was included on his best-selling album Calypso, which reached number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, and remained on the chart for 31 weeks. Span is credited as the song’s composer on Belafonte’s albums. It is sung by Desi ArnazLucille BallWilliam Frawley and Vivian Vance in the 1957 episode of I Love Lucy entitled “Ragtime Band”. A brief clip of a recording of Homer and Marge Simpson singing it was also shown in The Simpsons‘ 1991 episode Treehouse of Horror II as well.

“Man Smart (Woman Smarter)”

I say let us put man and a woman together
To find out which one is smarter
Some say man but I say no
The woman got the man de day should know

And not me but the people they say
That de man are leading de women astray
But I say, that the women of today
Smarter than the man in every way
That’s right de woman is uh smarter
That’s right de woman is uh smarter
That’s right de woman is uh smarter, that’s right, that’s right

Ever since the world began
Woman was always teaching man
And I you listen to my bid attentively
I goin’ tell you how she smarter than me

Samson was the strongest man long ago
No one could a beat him, as we all know
Until he clash with Deliah on top of the bed
She told them all the strength was in the hair of his head

You meet a girl at a pretty dance
Thinking that you would stand a chance
Take her home, thinking she’s alone
Open de door you find her husband home

I was treating a girl independently
She was making baby for me
When de baby born and I went to see
Eyes was blue it was not by me

Garden of Eden was very nice
Adam never work in Paradise
Eve meet snake, Paradise gone
She make Adam work from that day on

Methusaleh spent all his life in tears
Lived without a woman for 900 years
One day he decided to have some fun
The poor man never lived to see 900 and one

Lyrics from A to Z

Happy Sunday Everyone

Song Lyric Sunday. Halloween

October 25, 2020 – This week Jim Adams, our host has given us the prompt of Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch

Song Lyric Sunday

Here we go full steam to spooky.

Andrew Maurice Gold  1951 –  2011 Coposer Of Rectuma His  Halloween Howls, featuring His Legendary  “Spooky Scary Skeletons Don’t Scream (It’s Only Halloween)  Trick Or Treat Witches, Witches, Witches

Yes the very same Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who influenced much of the sound of Los Angeles-dominated pop rock in the 1970s. Gold played on scores of records by other artists, most notably Linda Ronstadt‘s, and had his own success with the U.S. Top 40 hits “Lonely Boy” (1977) and “Thank You for Being a Friend” (1978), as well as the UK Top Five hit “Never Let Her Slip Away” (1978). In the 1980s, he had further international chart success as half of Wax, a collaboration with 10cc‘s Graham Gouldman.

Lyrics.

Trick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t
We don’t care
We’ll put red ants in your hair
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatOnce a year
When the leaves are brown
October 31st rolls around
Kids come out when the sun goes down
You know they’re comin’
When you hear this soundTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t hee hee hee
We’ll put snails upon your feet
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatGhosts and witches, monsters too
Men from space, and bats say boo
Cowboys and fairies what a zoo
Better be ready
They’re coming for youTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t, never mind
You can sit on a porcupine
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treat

Whats that creeping uuuupppp
Your drive is it a zombie ooh
I’m terrified could it be pirates
Now live nearby wait I think
I know! it’s only Halloween!Trick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t
We don’t care
We’ll put red ants in your hair
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t hee hee hee
We’ll put snails upon your feet
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t, never mind
You can sit on a porcupine
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treat

Source: LyricFind

Season of the Witch” is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan released in September 1966 on his third American album, Sunshine Superman. The song is credited to Donovan, although sometime collaborator Shawn Phillips has also claimed authorship.[4] Because of a dispute with Donovan’s record company, a UK edition with the song was not released until June 1967. Several artists have recorded their own renditions, including Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and the Trinity (1967, Open); Al Kooper with Steve Stills (1968, Super Session); Terry Reid (1968, Bang Bang You’re Terry Reid); Vanilla Fudge (1968, Renaissance); Dr. John with the Blues Brothers Band (1998, Blues Brothers 2000); Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (2004; Naked) and Lana Del Rey (2019, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark soundtrack). The song is used in films such as Gus van Sant’s To Die For and Adam McKay’s The Other Guys. More information here

She Wolf” is a song by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, taken from her eighth studio album of the same name (2009). It was released on 10 July 2009, by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Shakira, John Hill, and Sam Endicott. Shakira and Hill also served as the producers for the song. A Spanish-language translation of the song titled “Loba“, which features additional lyrical contributions by Jorge Drexler, was also released earlier on 6 July. Musically, “She Wolf” is a hi-NRGsynth-pop and electropop track that details Shakira’s boredom due to her uncaring partner, and how she looks for others to please her.

Upon its release, “She Wolf” was met with favourable reception from music critics, many of whom praised it for its inventiveness. Commercially, “She Wolf” performed well on record charts. It peaked in the top 10 of charts of countries like Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States, “She Wolf” peaked at numbers 11 and one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Dance/Club Play Songs charts, respectively. The Spanish-language translation “Loba” peaked at number one on both the Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs charts. “She Wolf” was certified double-platinum in Spain and platinum in Italy, Mexico, and the United States.

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jake Nava, and features Shakira dancing in various locations, such as a red cave and a golden cage. Critical reception towards the video was also positive, many of whom praised Shakira’s dancing ability. For additional promotion, Shakira performed the song on a number of shows and music festivals. It was also a part of the setlist for The Sun Comes Out World Tour in 2010. More information here

“She Wolf”

S.O.S. she’s in disguise
S.O.S. she’s in disguise
There’s a she wolf in disguise
Coming out, coming out, coming out

A domesticated girl that’s all you ask of me,
Darling, it is no joke, this is lycanthropy.
Moon’s awake now, with eyes wide open
My body is craving, so feed the hungry

I’ve been devoting myself to you Monday to Monday and Friday to Friday
Not getting enough retribution or decent incentives to keep me at it
Starting to feel just a little abused like a coffee machine in an office, ah
So I’m gonna go somewhere closer to get me a lover and tell you about it

There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set it free [wolf sound]
There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe [inhales, exhales]

Sitting across the bar, staring right at her prey,
It’s going well so far, she’s gonna get her way.
Nocturnal creatures are not so prudent,
The moon’s my teacher, and I’m her student.

To locate the single man I’ve got on me a special radar,
And the fire department’s hot line in case I get in trouble later
Not looking for cute little divas or rich city guys that just want to enjoy
I’m having a very good time and behave very bad in the arms of a boy

There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set it free [wolf sound]
There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe [inhales, exhales]

S.O.S. she’s in disguise
S.O.S. she’s in disguise [breathes heavily]
There’s a she wolf in disguise
Coming out, coming out, coming out

S.O.S. she’s in disguise
S.O.S. she’s in disguise
There’s a she wolf in disguise
Coming out, coming out, coming out

There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe [inhales, exhales]

AtoZlyrics https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/shakira/shewolf.html

Song Lyric Sunday. Yes or No.

So here we are again it’s Sunday and time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt Yes or No.

Well this week I want to share one of my , not so well kept secrets. Okay you can all calm down its not Imogen 💜💜💜. No it’s my love of Bollywood and Indian/ Asian music. Where else can you get such happy music, storytelling, wonderful colours and dancing not to mention blinding teeth?

I am not feeling brilliant so I have gone for just one song. It’s called Yes or No. No real idea what it is about, but who cares it’s so happy!

Jass Manak (born 12 February 1999) is an Indian Punjabi singer-songwriter. He is known predominantly for the songs “Prada”, “Suit Punjabi”, “Lehanga”, “Viah” and “Boss”. His single “Lehanga” has featured on the UK Asian Music Chart and also the Global YouTube weekly chart.

Manak started his singing career with his debut song “U-Turn” in 2017. In 2018, he released “Without You” but rose to prominence with his song “Prada” which is one of the most-streamed hit songs in India. In 2019, he released his album Age 19. In the same year he sang “Rabb Wangu” and “Bandook” for the Punjabi movie Sikander 2. His single “Lehanga” was ranked No. 22 and No. 5 on the Global and Indian YouTube music weekly charts respectively. His latest track is YES OR NO Manak also become one of the most-listened-to artists in Punjab on YouTube.Manak is associated with the music label Geet MP3, which was founded in 2016. He released his new single “Shopping” on 13 February 2020 and a new album, No Competition on 19 August 2020.

As songwriter

Manak has written most of his own songs, including “Prada”, “Lehanga”, “Boss”, “Viah” and every song from his debut album Age 19. He also wrote songs for singers Karan Randhawa and Nishawn Bhullar. In 2019, Manak wrote the song “Surma Kala”

“Yes Or No”

Haa tainu leke jaan nu main pind firda
Chad den saare kamkaar sohniye
Jeede ch ghumauna tainu din raat ni
Mehngi jee main lae leni ae car sohniye

Tainu leke jaan nu main pind firda
Chad den saare kamkaar sohniye
Jeede ch ghumauna tainu din raat ni
Mehngi jee main lae leni ae car sohniye

Wo oh oh, say yes or no
K mere naal pind chalegi
Wo oh oh, say yes or no
Meri mehngi car vich bahegi

Gal sun tainu ni main sach dasda
Tere kolo aundi good vibe sohniye
Tere dad kol tera hatth mang k
Tainu main banona meri wife sohniye

Gal sun tainu ni main sach dasda
Tere kolo aundi good vibe sohniye
Tere dad kol tera hatth mang k
Tainu main banona meri wife sohniye

Wo oh oh, say yes or no
K mere naal vyah karegi
Wo oh oh, say yes or no
Meri bebe di tu nooh banegi

Dinner karadu candel ni
Har week dava du sandel ni
Budget bujatt da fikar na kar
Baby everything I can handle ni

Dinner karadu candel ni
Har week dava du sandel ni
Budget bujatt da fikar na kar
Baby everything I can handle ni

Wo oh oh, say yes or no
K manak de naa rahegi
Wo oh oh, say yes or no
Bus manak manak kahegi

Lyrics from AtoZ lyrics

Love it , love it.

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Song Lyric Sunday. Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait 11/10/20.

It’s Sunday and this week our prompt from our gallant host Jim Adams is Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait.

Two very different songs this week but I love them for different reasons 💜 To be honest I don’t know why I love Wait by M83 I just find it so haunting.

As for Toto and Hold the line. Well it’s my era isn’t it 💜

Wait” is a song by French electronic music band M83. The track was released on 5 December 2012 as the fifth single from their sixth studio album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011).

A music video was made for “Wait” and was released on 5 December 2012 that was directed by Fleur & Manu and produced by Jules de Chateleux and Jean Davi. A trilogy was successfully made after they finally made this video together with the other two music videos “Midnight City” and “Reunion“.[3][4]

“Wait” was featured in the 2014 film The Fault in Our Stars by Josh Boone, which he requested to be included as one of the songs for the film.Also in 2014, the song was featured at the end of The Vampire Diaries season six, episode five. The song was also featured in the 2012 film Step Up Revolution, and in the 2019 film Five Feet Apart.

Hold the Line” is a song by the American rock band Toto. The song was written by the band’s keyboardist David Paich, and the lead vocals were performed by Bobby Kimball. The song was released as the band’s debut single, and was featured on their debut 1978 eponymous album. The song was a huge success in the U.S.; it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[3] during the winter of 1978–79, and number 14 on the official UK chart.

Keyboardist David Paich noted that the song was relatively easy to develop. He began with the piano riff, which would become the song’s intro and chorus. After toying with the piano riff one night, he started singing “Hold the line, love isn’t always on time”, and found the lyric to be a suitable fit. The verses were subsequently finished two hours later.

Jeff Porcaro on “Hold the Line”, in a 1988 interview with Modern Drummer:

“That was me trying to play like Sly Stone’s original drummer, Greg Errico, who played drums on “Hot Fun In The Summertime.” The hi-hat is doing triplets, the snare drum is playing 2 and 4 backbeats, and the bass drum is on 1 and the & of 2. That 8th note on the second beat is an 8th-note triplet feel, pushed. When we did the tune, I said, “Gee, this is going to be a heavy four-on-the-floor rocker, but we want a Sly groove.” The triplet groove of the tune was David’s writing. It was taking the Sly groove and meshing it with a harder rock caveman approach.”

Several of the band members recall hearing “Hold the Line” for the first time on the radio:

“I flipped the first time I heard myself on the radio. My mom called me up and said, “Turn on KLOS.” It was the song “Hold the Line,” and I started running around the house in my underwear, screaming, “I’m on the radio!” My wife was cracking up. It was just a thrill.” (Steve Lukather, Guitar Player magazine, April 1984)

Bobby Kimball had a similar experience when he heard Toto for the very first time on the radio: “I was asleep, I had my alarm clock set for noon because we were gonna do something in the studio, some promo and when the alarm came on there was the radio and “Hold The Line” was playing. And my room was totally black and I was looking for the telephone and I called Paich and I heard him scream, he was living over there with his girlfriend and he was screaming around and falling over trying to get to the radio.”

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

Song Lyric Sunday, Users Choice.

This week our host, Jim Adams has given us the prompt Users Choice for Song Lyric Sunday.

This song is a seminal song for me! It was released in January 2009 the month and year I broke my back for the second time. There is a story about Dancing Queen too and my back but I am not going there today. Also Daniel is perfect for this Halloween month of October 💜

Daniel” is a song by English recording artist Bat for Lashes, from her second studio album, Two Suns. It is her best selling single to date, selling over 46,000 copies worldwide. The song was announced as the lead single from Two Suns in January 2009, then released as a digital download single on 1 March 2009, and as a 7″ vinyl single on 6 April 2009. The track was written by Natasha Khan and produced by David Kosten, as with all tracks on the album. Ira Wolf Tuton from Yeasayer provided the bass lines for the song and Khan did the rest of the instrumentation herself. The single’s cover features Khan with an image of the character Daniel LaRusso, from the film The Karate Kid, painted on her back. A character much like LaRusso also features at the end of the music video which goes with the song. The B-side of the 7″, ‘A Forest’ is a cover version of the 1980 single by The Cure of the same name.

Natasha Khan (born 25 October 1979), known professionally as Bat for Lashes, is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has released five studio albums, Fur and Gold (2006), Two Suns (2009), The Haunted Man (2012), The Bride (2016), and Lost Girls (2019), receiving Mercury Prize nominations for Fur and GoldTwo Suns and The Bride. Khan is also the vocalist for Sexwitch, a collaboration with the rock band Toy and producer Dan Carey.

“Daniel”

Daniel, when I first saw you
I knew that you had a flame in your heart
And under wild blue skies
Marble movie skies
I found a home in your eyes
We’ll never be apart

And when the fires came
The smell of cinders and rain
Perfumed almost everything
We laughed and laughed and laughed

And in the golden blue
Crying took me to
The darkest place you knew
And set fire to my heart

When I run in the dark, Daniel
To a place that’s vast, Daniel
Under a sheet of rain in my heart, Daniel
I dream of home

But in a goodbye bed
With my arms around your neck
Into our mouths the tears crept
Just kids in the eye of the storm

And as my house spun round
My dreams pulled me from the ground
Forever to search for the flame
For home again
For home again

When I run in the dark, Daniel
Into a place that’s vast, Daniel
Under a sheet of rain in my heart, Daniel
I dream of home

When I run in the dark, Daniel
Into a place that’s vast, Daniel
Under a sheet of rain in my heart, Daniel
I dream of home

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Song Lyric Sunday. Siblings.

Today is Sunday, time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our host Jim Adam’s prompt this week September 27, 2020 – Brother/Sibling/Sister.

I have chosen Come Dancing by the Kinks.

Come Dancing” is a 1982 song written by Ray Davies and performed by British rock group the Kinks on their 1983 album State of Confusion. The song was inspired by Davies’ memories of his older sister, Rene, who died of a heart attack while dancing at a dance hall. The lyrics, sung from the perspective of an “East Endbarrow boy,” are about the boy’s sister going on dates at a local Palais dance hall. When first released as a single in United Kingdom in November 1982, “Come Dancing” failed to chart. Although Arista Records founder Clive Davis had reservations about releasing the single in the United States due to the English subject matter of dance halls, the track saw an American single release in April 1983. “Come Dancing” reached number six on the Hot 100, becoming the band’s highest US charting single in over a decade and tying with “Tired of Waiting for You” as the band’s highest charting single ever. This success was achieved largely with the help of a promotional music video directed by Julien Temple that saw frequent airing on MTV. As a result of its American success, the single was re-released in Britain. Unlike its first release, the single became a top 20 British hit, reaching number 12.

“Come Dancing” is a tribute to the Davies brothers’ older sister Rene. Living in Canada with her reportedly abusive husband, the 31-year-old Rene was visiting her parental home in Fortis Green at the time of Ray Davies’ thirteenth birthday—21 June 1957—on which she surprised him with a gift of the Spanish guitar he had tried to persuade his parents to buy him. That evening, Rene, who had a weak heart as a result of a childhood bout of rheumatic fever, suffered a fatal heart attack while dancing at the Lyceum ballroom.

Ray Davis said “Rene had died dancing in a ballroom in London in the arms of a stranger. … Coming back from Canada where she’d emigrated [from the U.K.] to die, really, and again, being a source of inspiration. … She gave me my first guitar, which was quite a great parting gift.”

Lyrics

They put a parking lot on a piece of land
When the supermarket used to stand
Before that they put up a bowling alley
On the site that used to be the local pally
That’s where the big bands used to come and play
My sister went there on a Saturday
Come dancing
All her boyfriends used to come and call
Why not come dancing, it’s only natural
Another Saturday, another date
She would be ready but she’s always make him wait
In the hallway, in anticipation
He didn’t know the night would end up in frustration
He’d end up blowing all his wages for the week
All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek
Come dancing
That’s how they did it when I was just a kid
And when they said come dancing
My sister always did
My sister should have come in a midnight
And my mom would always sit up and wait
It always ended up in a big row
When my sister used to get home late
Out of my window I can see them in the moonlight
Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate
The day they knocked down the pally
My sister stood and cried
The day they knocked down the pally
Part of my childhood died, just died
Now I’m grown up and playing in a band
And there’s a car park where the pally used to stand
My sister’s married and she lives on an estate
Her daughters go out, now it’s her turn to wait
She knows they get away with things she never could
But if I asked her I wonder if she would
Come dancing
Come on sister, have yourself a ball
Don’t be afraid to come dancing
It’s only natural
Come dancing
Just like the pally on a Saturday
And all her friends will come dancing
Where the big bands used to play

Lyrics from lyric find.com

Songwriters: Ray Davies Come Dancing lyrics © BMG Rights Management

In late 1982 I heard this song by the Kinks, I was expecting our youngest son, he was born 1983. I have always loved the Kinks. I remember thinking at the time I would love to go dancing… Anyway small piece of information when our youngest graduated Ray Davis, of the Kinks was a guest speaker at the ceremony. How’s that for a coincidence?

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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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