Song Lyric Sunday: Human Connections.

Jim Adams

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday, today is October 17, 2021. The prompt this week is – Communication, Information, News, Telephone suggested by Di of pensitivity101. Brilliant choice Di.

I picked Telemiscommunications because it is about s couple trying to share news, information and to communicate on the phone….and due to the state of all our lives today failing!

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Telemiscommunications” is a song by Canadian electronic music producer Deadmau5 and English singer Imogen Heap. It was released on March 12, 2013 by Ultra Records as the fifth single from Deadmau5’s sixth studio album Album Title Goes Here and the seventh single from Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album Sparks. The song is an electropop ballad whose lyrics depict a dysfunctional phone conversation.

Work on “Telemiscommunications” began after Deadmau5 emailed Heap. According to Deadmau5, the two never met in person, and only sent two emails and made two phone calls to one another during the making of the song.

Below is the explanatory video of how the song and video were put together. I really think it so interesting.

“Telemiscommunications”
(with Imogen Heap)

Hey babe, how’s your day been?
No, you first..
Oh.. what? The delay’s quite bad
Yeah, sorry..
Where are you, I can’t really hear you
A taxi distracted..
Anyway you.. You were saying?
Wait, uh..
Now 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
So, ok.. bye

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

Plan foiled
The sirens pass by
Kids screaming
The longest public announcement
Reach check-in, 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
Cut back to horizontalisms
If we could win just one small touch
Contact versus tele-miscommunications

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

Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
(kiss kiss)
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
(kiss kiss)
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?

Source: Musixmatch

And of course there’s always this song too. No explanation needed.

Happy Sunday Everyone. 💜😂💜

Song Lyrics Sunday. Celestial Bodies.

Jim Adams

This week Jim Adams has past the baton for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme to King Ben’s Grandma ! So what is the subject she has chosen? Heavenly Bodies, Planets, Moon, Sun, Stars.

Back in 1981, two years before our third and last child was born, I was busy working and bringing up the boys, hubby was away a lot and a big hit of the time was Star. I remember the song with affection, I sang it a lot and even now it often visits me in the guise of an ear worm!

Rock’n Roller the games you play
High flyer see your names in lights
Temporarily social suicide
Ohh don’t you tell me it’s roughAt the top you get the cream of the crop
Image seekers they’re unreal to real
This week breaker
Well next week who knows
Oh don’t you tell me it’s rough
Oh don’t you tell me it’s toughStar
That’s what they call you
How long you’ve waited to get where you are
Star
That’s what you wanted
This week hot shot.A video starRock’n Roller inventing in your head
You cracked it once and you can do it again
Who knows, who cares at where you’re coming from
Oh don’t you tell me it’s roughJust a loner out there on your own
Don’t let anyone get close or near
Imagine that. That you believe all you read
Oh don’t you tell me it’s rough
Oh don’t you tell me it’s toughStar
That’s what they call you
How long you’ve waited to get where you are
Star
That’s what you wanted
This week hot shot, a video starThey can build you up
And they can break you down
With just one word
I know they’re heavy
Now just how many
More like you are trying, (trying), trying, (trying)Star
That’s what they call you
How long you’ve waited to get where you are
Star
That’s what you wanted
This week hot shot, a video starStar
That’s what they call you
How long you’ve waited to get where you are
Star
That’s what you wanted
This week hot shot, a video starStar
Wohhohhoo
Star
Star
StarSource: Musixmatch

Pauline Matthews (born 6 March 1947), better known by her stage name Kiki Dee, is an English singer. Known for her blue-eyed soul vocals, she was the first female singer from the UK to sign with Motown’s Tamla. Perfect Timing is a 1981 album by British singer Kiki Dee. The album marked a brief comeback for the singer, led by the top 20 single “Star”. It was her only album on Ariola Records and reached No.47 on the UK album charts. The title track was also released, peaking at No.66. Two further singles were released; “Midnight Flyer” and “Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever” (a duet with Elton John). The album was produced by Pip Williams.

My dad taught me a lot about classical music, some of which I remember with great affection. One of these I remember with great affection was Gustav Holst’s The Planets. My favourite was Jupiter, the bringer of Joy.

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The PlanetsOp. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1917. In the last movement the orchestra is joined by a wordless female chorus. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the solar system and its supposed astrological character.

The premiere of The Planets was at the Queen’s Hall, London on 29 September 1918, conducted by Holst’s friend Adrian Boult before an invited audience of about 250 people. Three concerts at which movements from the suite were played were given in 1919 and early 1920. The first complete performance at a public concert was given at the Queen’s Hall on 15 November 1920 by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Albert Coates.

The innovative nature of Holst’s music caused some initial hostility among a minority of critics, but the suite quickly became and has remained popular, influential and widely performed. The composer conducted two recordings of the work, and it has been recorded at least 80 times subsequently by conductors, choirs and orchestras from the UK and internationally.

I also threw in a great rock/heavy metal version.

I always loved Donovan, so many hippy dippy memories come to life every time I hear his Scottish lilt! I can’t believe it was released in 1966 it sounds so much as if it should of come from a much earlier era say the 70s.

Sunshine Superman” is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. The “Sunshine Superman” single was released in the United States through Epic Records (Epic 5-10045) in July 1966, but due to a contractual dispute the United Kingdom release was delayed until December 1966, where it appeared on Donovan’s previous label, Pye Records (Pye 7N 17241). The “Sunshine Superman” single was backed with “The Trip” on both the United States and United Kingdom releases. It has been described as “[one of the] classics of the era”, and as “the quintessential bright summer sing along”.

Sunshine came softly through my a-window today
Could’ve tripped out easy a-but I’ve a-changed my ways
It’ll take time, I know it but in a while
You’re gonna be mine, I know it, we’ll do it in style
‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mineI’ll tell you right now
Any trick in the book now, baby, all that I can find
Everybody’s hustlin’ just to have a little scene
When I say we’ll be cool I think that you know what I mean
We stood on a beach at sunset, do you remember when?
I know a beach where, baby, a-it never ends
When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mineHmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind
‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mine
I’ll tell you right now
Any trick in the book now, baby, all that I can findSuperman or Green Lantern ain’t got a-nothin’ on me
I can make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea, yeah
A you-you-you can just sit there a-thinking on your velvet throne
‘Bout all the rainbows a-you can a-have for your own
When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine
I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind
When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mineI’ll pick up your hand
I’ll pick up your handSource: LyricFind.

R.E.M. what can I say ….. simply the best?

“Man On The Moon,” which appeared on R.E.M.’s eighth album, Automatic For The People, was a massive hit in 1992 and remains one of R.E.M.’s most popular tunes. It is the only entry in this list of songs about the Moon to deal with the conspiracy theories about the 1969 moon landing being faked. Mike Mills, who was credited as a co-writer of “Man On The Moon,” said that they had deliberately written about Andy Kaufman in the song because of odd theories that the comedian had faked his death. “He’s the perfect ghost to lead you through this tour of questioning things,” Mills said in 2018. “Did the Moon landing really happen? Is Elvis really dead? Kaufman was kind of an ephemeral figure at that point, so he was the perfect guy to tie all this stuff together as you journey through childhood and touchstones of life.”

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Song Lyric Sunday: Laundry.

Jim Adams

Our host for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams said: Last week we had Every Dog Has Their Day, with it being Fandango Sunday and our theme was Other, That, or This.  This week a rather different prompt where you are supposed to find songs where somebody is having sex, or talking about it, insinuating sex, or hinting about sex. 

Well I didn’t have to think long my favourite singer/ songwriter , sound engineer and producer Imogen Heap has written two beautiful songs about Laundry?

I shall let Imogen tell you a little about how she made the album Sparks and the track Entanglement.

Here we are
Blood pressure rising fast
Air electric
Conduct this orchestraA micro utopia born
As the overture plays
This prelude to life long love
Our bodies entanglement takes
You all over me
Me all over youFearless heart
I’m gonna take care of you
Whether spark or spiral
I’ll pull the strength of sunsIt’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, me, me)
Me all over you (you, you, you)
You all over me Oh, burst me into bloom I dare you to
Lose yourself in our embodiment
Ravage this palate of pinks and reds and
Dissolve into radianceIt’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, me, me, me, me)
Me all over you, you, you, you
You all over

Source: LyricFind

Now an older track, Between sheets from Imogen’s album Ellipse.

You and me, between sheets
It just doesn’t get better than this
The many windswept yellow stickies of my mind
Or the molten emotional front line
I couldn’t care less, I’m transfixed in this absolute blissHmmThe sweet sleepless tumbling night
Mmm and the morning on your skin, a loved up light
Tracing patterns in the maze of your back
Softly softly the goose bumps, like thatAnd then a kiss Mmm, maybe another MmmAnd another mmm

Source:  LyricFind.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday: In Praise of FANDANGO.

Jim Adams

This week it is Fandango Sunday and our theme is Other, That, This. Now Jim Adams (our gracious host for Song Lyric Sunday ) tells us that our Fandango is a stalwart of the WordPress community.  You have to give him credit for blogging on an iPhone, that’s a definite plus in my book because I do all my blog from my Android MotoG.  Everyone should be familiar with his daily FOWC, his weekly Provocative Questions and Flash Fiction photo challenges and his new Story Starter prompt.  He is a very dedicated blogger who always has something to say.  HAPPY SUNDAY FANDANGO.

For my part I have chosen three songs that are very close to my heart. They are songs that sing and mark my life. I am a woman with all the foibles that involves. I have had good and bad times both physically and mentally. …if I am truly honest these songs relate to my mental wellness or lack of it at times. Times I don’t drag up but the made me what I am so I own them proudly.

First up is Some Other World from The Alan Parsons Project.1977, I had two of our boys, I was lonely, insecure and to be honest struggling with hubby working away for days , sometimes weeks on end at short notice. I had always been a huge SiFi fan and was reading a lot of Isaac Asimov, so the I Robot album was right up my street. So when the children were in bed I would curl up on the sofa with a book and listen to I Robot, sometimes I’d just watch pictures in my head.

The Alan Parsons Project was a British rock band active between 1975 and 1990, whose core membership consisted of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. They were accompanied by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent session players such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, arranger Andrew Powell, bassist and vocalist David Paton, drummer Stuart Elliott, and vocalists Lenny Zakatek and Chris Rainbow. Parsons was an audio engineer and producer by profession, but also a musician and a composer. A songwriter by profession, Woolfson was also a composer, a pianist, and a singer. Almost all the songs on the Project’s albums are credited to “Woolfson/Parsons”.

The track is from their second album I Robot released in June 1977. The album was intended to be based on the I, Robot stories written by Asimov, and Eric Woolfson spoke with Asimov himself, who was enthusiastic about the idea. As the rights already had been granted to a TV/movie company, the album’s title was altered slightly by removing the comma in “I,”, and the theme and lyrics were made to be more generically about robots rather than to be specific to the Asimov universe. The cover inlay reads: “I Robot… The story of the rise of the machine and the decline of man, which paradoxically coincided with his discovery of the wheel… and a warning that his brief dominance of this planet will probably end, because man tried to create robot in his own image.”

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Ever since childhood I have never really felt good enough. I have always put on a good show though and I really try to help others. I realise now that a lot of what I have done in my life is to please others, keep the peace and be accepted.and that’s what this Alanis Morissette track is all about.

That I Would Be Good” is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette that was first featured on her 1998 album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and later an acoustic live version of the song was recorded during a session for MTV Unplugged on September 18, 1999. It was released as a single from the latter album on February 8.

The constant electrical buzz that can be heard throughout the track came unintentionally from Ballard recording too close to an amplifier. He re-recorded the guitar section to correct it, but Morissette immediately noticed the change – “What happened to the original?” – Ballard told her the buzz was bothering him, but she said, “No way. We’ve lost the magic, and you’ve gotta put it back.”

“That I Would Be Good” was chosen to be the lead single of the album, being released in December 1999. The CD single features the MTV Unplugged version of “That I Would Be Good” and live versions of “Would Not Come”, “I Was Hoping” (from Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie) and “Forgiven” (from Jagged Little Pill).

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I have often felt bogged down in life but everyone has the same to deal with. This woman’s work, seems to say it all. I am not sure whether the song is written from a man or woman’s perspective to me it could be either. Apparently it about a man who wife and child are in danger due to childbirth but I feel you can read this song either way. I have had miscarriages, I very nearly lost our eldest at birth, thank god for post natal care (NICU) as it’s called these days. I love Kate Bush and hers is the original, yet I had to include Maxwell’s version because I have to admit it is my favourite.

This Woman’s Work” is a song written and performed by the British singer Kate Bush. It was originally featured on the soundtrack of the American film She’s Having a Baby (1988). The song was released as the second single from her album The Sensual World in 1989 and peaked at 25 in the UK Singles Chart.

The lyric of “This Woman’s Work” is about being forced to confront an unexpected and frightening crisis during the normal event of childbirth. Written for the movie She’s Having a Baby, director John Hughes used the song during the film’s dramatic climax, when Jake (Kevin Bacon) learns that the lives of his wife, Kristy (Elizabeth McGovern), and their unborn child are in danger. As the song plays, a montage sequence of flashbacks is displayed, showing the couple in happier times, intercut with shots of him waiting for news of Kristy and their baby’s condition. Bush wrote the song specifically for the sequence, writing from a man’s (Jake’s) viewpoint and matching the words to the visuals which had already been filmed.

The version of the song that was featured on The Sensual World was re-edited from the original version featured on the film soundtrack. The version released as a single was a third, slightly different mix.

“This Woman’s Work” is one of several songs that were completely re-recorded on her 2011 album Director’s Cut. The new version features a sparse performance of Bush singing and playing piano.

In 1997, American R&B musician Maxwell covered the song for the release of his album MTV Unplugged. The artist later re-recorded the song in studio for his album Now (2001). This version of the song was released as the album’s third single in 2001 and peaked in the US Billboard charts at number 58 (Billboard Hot 100 in 2002) and number 16 (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs). This version also appeared in the movie Love & Basketball.

The song was featured on week 7 of So You Think You Can Dance (American season 5) (22 July 2009). It was used as the music for a contemporary dance choreographed by Tyce Diorio and performed by contestants Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 25, 2021

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

Our lovely host LindaGHill has given us this week’s prompt for SoCs.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “near/far.” Use “near,” use “far,” use them both if you’d like. In fact, if you start your post with one and end with the other, you get bonus points! Enjoy!

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Far away in the land of never never lived Princess Charmless. Unlike all her princess sisters Charmless was far from beautiful, far from dainty and far from demure. In fact she was so far from being princess like she was often mistaken for one of the commoners. She was, though the nearest to kind in her whole family.

Now near to the castle there was a blacksmith’s forge and that’s where Charmless loved to spend her days, getting hot and dirty helping old Dan the blacksmith. Dan knew exactly who she was but chose not to let on because he was so pleased to have a young and healthy assistant.

Charmless was never happier than when busy at the forge. The King and Queen knew where Charmless was and were happy to know she was, safe and near unlike when she was younger and running off near and far!

One day Prince Charming from a neighbouring kingdom had need to visit the forge. He came in dressed in all his finery and was immediately taken by the unglamorous but cute assistant.

Well so far we have Prince Charming and Princess Charmless thrown together by fate. … Well I am running out of time so to cut a very long and involved story short , they fell in love and got married and bought a nice little castle near both kingdoms. They lived happily ever after.

Oh! They had a huge wedding and their friends came from far and near!

Song Lyric Sunday: Delightfully, Pleasant and Sweet!

Jim Adams

Hi it is Sunday evening and I am running late so without further ado let’s sort out Song Lyric Sunday.

Our theme this week for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday, is Delightful, Pleasant, Sweet suggested by Paula Light of Light Motifs II.  

Well delightful , De-lovely cames to mind and there are so many versions to choose from , from Bob Hope to Ella Fitzgerald and many I between. Or there ‘A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, in the most delightful way. No I went a tad deeper and came up with Arabesque!

Arabesque was an all-girl trio formed at the height of the European disco era in 1977 in FrankfurtWest Germany. The group’s changing lineup worked with the German composer Jean Frankfurter (Erich Ließmann) and became especially popular in Japan and the Soviet Union. . More information here.

You are a very noble man
Descended from a noble clan
You live by the rules of your family
You can’t marry me
For I am just a humble girl
Not born to see the great big world
Our love can’t be more than a secret love
For no one to see

Caballero, caballero
You’re a famous man in town
I must wait out of sight
Till you kiss me tonight
Caballero, caballero
So delightful, so delightful
Caballero, caballero
If you ever let me down
I’ll be crying and crying all night
But I’ll be gone
Just like the evening sun

In dreams I’m rich and you are poor
And I am looking for amor
I pick you up in a street cafe
Where you spend your days
We’re driving to my grand hotel
My heart’s aflame, you’re looking swell
I won’t set you free for you love must be
Only for me.

Caballero, caballero
You’re a famous man in town
I must wait out of sight
Till you kiss me tonight
Caballero, caballero
So delightful, so delightful
Caballero, caballero
If you ever let me down
I’ll be crying and crying all night
But I’ll be gone
Just like the evening sun

Caballero

Caballero, caballero
You’re a famous man in town
I must wait out of sight
Till you kiss me tonight
Caballero, caballero
So delightful, so delightful
Caballero, caballero
If you ever let me down
I’ll be crying and crying all night
But I’ll be gone
Just like the evening sun.

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Pleasant was a no brainer for me, it can only be Pleasant Valley Sunday.

Pleasant Valley Sunday” is a song by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, most famous for the version recorded by The Monkees in 1967. Inspired by a street named Pleasant Valley Way and their move to suburban West Orange, New Jersey, Goffin and King wrote the song about the dissatisfaction with the life in the suburbs.

Carole King, the co-writer of the song, stated in her autobiography that, after she and her then-husband, Gerry Goffin, earned enough money from songwriting royalties, they moved from New York to West Orange, New Jersey, but Goffin disliked their suburban life and wrote lyrics to document this feeling, that would eventually become “Pleasant Valley Sunday”.The lyrics were a social commentary on status symbols, creature comforts, life in suburbia and “keeping up with the Joneses“.

There are many alternative interpretations about the lyrics of the song. In the book SuburbiaNation, Robert Beuka described its lyrics as “a wry commentary on the materialistic and anesthetized sensibilities of the adult generation in suburbia…”and Brian Ward said in The 1960’s, that the song was more associated with the New Left and the counterculture, while Michael Nesmith jokingly stated in a 1978 interview with Blitz Magazine, that the song was written about “a mental institution.” Deanna D. Sellnow, author of The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture, commented that, despite so many definitions about the song’s meaning, its rhetorical message is actually “bleak”.

Here are the words and the Monkees.

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Finally we come to sweet , well again there were so many songs to choose from , Sweet Little Child of mine, Sweet Dreams are made of this, Fly away Sweet Sister, Sweet little sixteen, Sweets for my Sweet, and so on. Then I decided no one rocks it like Queen so I chose Sweet Lady.

Sweet Lady” is a song by British rock band Queen, which was written by Queen guitarist Brian May.

Sweet Lady” is a distortion-driven fast rocker written by May. The song is an unusual rock style in 3/4 meter (which gives way to 4/4 at the bridge).

According to an online source, Roger Taylor once said that because of its unusual time signature, “Sweet Lady” was the hardest song for him to play live on the drums. The backing track was probably recorded live, as one can hear the wires on the snare drum of Taylor’s kit vibrating along with John Deacon‘s bass guitar riff.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE.

Song Lyric Sunday. Steadfastness.

Jim Adams.

It is Sunday again and time for Jim Adams to bring us Song Lyric Sunday. This week the prompt is: Devoted, Faithful, Honorable, Loyal, True and it is again suggested by Lady A.  Thank you Lady A.

Right lets get to work with a tip of the hat to a blogging friend Raven, great blog do visit him. He’s a great fan of Olivia Newton John and what else could I pick delicately out of the grease than Hopelessly Devoted to you.

Hopelessly Devoted to You” is a song recorded by English-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (1978). It was written and produced by John Farrar and originally performed by Newton-John in the film version of the musical Grease (1978). The song received an Oscar nomination as Best Original Song, losing to “Last Dance” from Thank God It’s Friday at the 51st Academy Awards.

It reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Adult Contemporary chart. On the country chart, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” peaked at number 20 and was her first top 20 country hit in two years. Newton-John performed the song at the 21st Grammy Awards.

The song was not part of the original musical production (and was replaced with the 1950s standard “Since I Don’t Have You” for the 1994 revival), but it was added to the score for the 2007 revival and was included in the 2016 Grease: Live performance, sung by Julianne Hough.

In June 2004, Farrar recalled writing the song: “‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’: I spent the longest period writing the lyrics of any song I’ve ever written. Every thesaurus and every rhyming dictionary I had, just trying to really make it work properly”.

Guess mine is not the first heart broken
My eyes are not the first to cry
I’m not the first to know
There’s just no getting over youI know I’m just a fool who’s willing
To sit around and wait for you
But baby, can’t you see there’s nothing else for me to do?
I’m hopelessly devoted to youBut now there’s nowhere to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m out of my head
Hopelessly devoted to youHopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to youMy head is sayin’, “Fool, forget him”
My heart is sayin’, “Don’t let go
Hold on to the end”, that’s what I intend to do
I’m hopelessly devoted to youBut now there’s no way to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m outta my head
Hopelessly devoted to youHopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to youSource: Musixmatch.

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Next up is Loyal Brave True. A really beautiful song from the marvelous film Mulan. The Lyrics are in the video.

Loyal Brave True” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera, taken from the soundtrack to the 2020 action drama filmMulan. Co-written by Billy Crabtree, Harry Gregson-WilliamsJamie Hartman and Rosi Golan, the song was released as a single on March 6, 2020 by Walt Disney Records.”Loyal Brave True” received a nomination for the Soundtrack Song of 2020 at the 46th People’s Choice Awards. It was also shortlisted as one of fifteen potential nominees for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song is a pop ballad, co-written by Billy Crabtree, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jamie Hartman and Rosi Golan. Hartman, who also produced “Loyal Brave True”, has previously worked with Aguilera on her seventh studio album Lotus (2012), writing and co-producing a dance-pop song “Army of Me”. It was Mitchell Leib, the president of music and soundtracks for the Walt Disney Studios, who opted Aguilera for the project, as she already recorded a song for the 1998’s Mulan. As Gregson-Williams disclosed, “From the demo to the final song, there was a massive leap in the intensity of the song, mainly due to the fact that Christina was going to sing it.” Hartman and Gregson-Williams incorporated classic Chinese music influences in the song—one of the instruments used during the recording sessions was guzheng.

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Okay I had True in the above song title but I’mhumour me because I do love a touch of Spandau Ballet and True is a great song. It brings back memories of going back to being the mum of a baby who was born after an eight year break between the next boy and ten from the eldest.

True” is a song by the English new wave band Spandau Ballet. It was released on 15 April 1983 as the third single from their third studio album of the same name. The song was written by band member Gary Kemp. The song was a worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart on 30 April 1983 for four weeks, becoming the sixth-biggest-selling single of the year, and reaching the top ten in the weekly charts of many other countries. It is Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit and their only top ten hit in the U.S., reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the autumn of 1983 and topping the adult contemporary chart for one week. In 2011, it received a BMI award as one of the most played songs in US history with four million airplays.

True funny how it seems
Always in time, but never in line for dreams
Head over heels when toe to toe
This is the sound of my soul
This is the soundI bought a ticket to the world
But now I’ve come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh, I want the truth to be saidI know this much is true
I know this much is trueWith a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin all night long
This is the sound of my soul
This is the soundAlways slipping from my hands
Sand’s a time of it’s own
Take your seaside arms and write the next line
Oh, I want the truth to be knownI know this much is true
I know this much is trueI bought a ticket to the world
But now I’ve come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh, I want the truth to be saidI know this much is true
I know this much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
I know, I know, I know this much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
I know, I know, I know this much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
I know this much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
Come on, come on, come on, yeahThis much is true
This much is true
Oh I say, ooh I say come onThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueSource: Musixmatch

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Now to pick my Shouty song got to love some metal from the early 2000’s.

The Union of Crowns is the second studio album by British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. The album was released on 13 July 2012 through Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Antony Smith and Pedro Teixeira. It is also the last album to feature the band’s founding lead guitarist Mehdi Vismara before he left the band in 2013. It was recorded within the first few months of 2012. The album’s release was delayed several times by the band in attempts to find a record label who could provide international distribution.Upon release, the album received mixed to positive reception from critics. With critics primarily praising the album song writing and sonic improvement from the band’s predecessor. Honourable Reign is track three on this album.

Reign upon me, show me how will I survive.
Try and tell me a way to feel alive.
Bring it back to life, to whole new heights
And tell me what is needed.
I know you’ll guide me home down this darkened road.Rain upon me, shower me with the tears of salvation.
Hold me close, hold me near.I find myself another year spent facing a wall,
My life, our path has never been shown, but we move on.
Fighting to keep our reign from them.
Fighting to keep our reign from them.We will fall into the blacker sense of reason.
Choose your side.
I hope to God you pick the right one this time.Reign upon me, how will I survive?
Try and tell me a way to feel alive.
Bring it back to life, to whole new heights
And tell me what is needed.
I know you’ll guide me home down this darkened road.We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
Stand up and scream it loud!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
Triumphant, immovable.In darkness we find ourselves.
We find ourselves.Reign upon me, how will I survive?
Won’t you test me, to carry all the strife
Bring it back to life, to whole new heights
And tell me what is needed.
I know you’ll guide me home down this darkened road.I knew we would pursue the right path, even if it was long.
We haven’t changed, we stay the same; ever strong.Show me the new day,
Show me the new day,
Know as long as our hearts are beating,
We will always find our way.Source: LyricFind.

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Finally Faithful by Go West a seminal nineties group absolutely fab!

“Faithful” is a song by English pop duo Go West. The song is the opening track on the band’s fourth album, Indian Summer (1992), and serves as the album’s lead single. Written by the band and Martin Page and produced by Peter Wolf, the song reached the top 20 in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Its highest chart position was in Canada, where it peaked at number two on the week of 6 February 1993. It also reached number three on the adult contemporary charts of both Canada and the United States.

Faithful”

Oooooooh, I will

Don’t cry baby
Kiss me and say farewell
Nothing’s gonna break the spell
And if you’re thinking time will tell me girl
I want you to know..

Every minute of every single day
Even when I’m miles away (miles away)
I’ll keep the promises I made
I want you to know..

I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
Faithful – and I don’t care
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful –
Faithful to my lover’s prayer
To my lover’s prayer

Listen baby
You can lean on me
Though we sail on stormy seas
Nothing good comes easily
But I, I won’t let you down..

I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
Faithful – and I don’t care
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful –
Faithful to my lover’s prayer

Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me
Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me
Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me
Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me..

Trust me baby this is not goodbye
There’s no need for you to cry
What we’ve got’s too strong
To be denied, yeah

I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
Faithful – and I don’t care
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
gonna be faithful to the dream we share, to the dream we share
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful
Faithful to my lover’s prayer
ooooh ooooh faithful, awww
faithful, faithful to the dream we share
ooooh ooooh faithful
gonna be faithful yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
ooooh ooooh faithful, oooh yeah
faithful, faithful
oooh oooooh faithful

baby you can lean on me
ooooh ooooh faithful
baby you can lean on me
ooooh ooooh faithful

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Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song LyricSunday: Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, Snob .

Jim Adams

This is part of Song Lyric Sunday.

Well this week we have the prompt for August 29, 2021 – Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, Snob suggested by Angie Trafford.

Well the first song to came to mind was The great pretender, by Freddie Mercury. “The Great Pretender” is a popular song recorded by The Platters, with Tony Williams on lead vocals, and released as a single in November 1955. The words and music were written by Buck Ram,[1] The song has been covered by a number of singers, most notably by Freddie Mercury, whose version reached No. 4 on the UK charts. Sam Cooke‘s cover of the song is believed to have inspired Chrissie Hynde to name her band The Pretenders. The Platters’ manager and producer who was a successful songwriter before moving into producing and management. The song reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top 100, and No. 5 on the UK charts.

The song was repopularized in 1987 by Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band Queen. Mercury’s version reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. In one of his last videotaped interviews in spring of 1987, Mercury explained that the song was particularly fitting for the way he saw his career and being on stage.[14]

Mercury’s music video for the song featured him parodying himself in many of his Queen guises through video medium over the years, including visual re-takes of “Radio Ga Ga“, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love“, “It’s a Hard Life“, “I Want to Break Free“, “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “One Vision“, and “I Was Born to Love You“. It was directed by David Mallet in February 1987, and also featured fellow Queen member Roger Taylor and actor Peter Straker in drag. The video was also notable for Mercury having shaved off his trademark moustache, which he had sported for much of the 1980s.

Oh yes I’m the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Pretending I’m doing well (ooh ooh)
My need is such I pretend too much
I’m lonely but no one can tellOh yes I’m the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Adrift in a world of my own (ooh ooh)
I play the game but to my real shame
You’ve left me to dream all aloneToo real is this feeling of make believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t concealOoh ooh yes I’m the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Just laughing and gay like a clown (ooh ooh)
I seem to be what I’m not (you see)
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still aroundYeah ooh hoo
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t concealOh yes I’m the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown (ooh ooh)
I seem to be what I’m not you see
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re
Pretending that you’re still aroundSource: LyricFind

Robert Nesta MarleyOM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley’s contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Over the course of his career, Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for democratic social reforms. He passed away at Cedars Medical Center (now known as the University of Miami Hospital) at the age of 36 of a rare form of melanoma cancer 5 years after surviving a 2 bullet assassination attempt in his home. He also supported legalization of marijuana, and advocated for Pan-Africanism.

Bob Marley Hypocrites Lyrics

Dip for diplomatic;
‘Yp for hypocratic;
Dry for dry land tourist;
Tup for Topper Norris!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
Man, go!!!

Dem cut cut cut ‘gainst ’em one another;
Cut cut cut ‘gainst ’em one another.
Oh!!! dem teach to love one another;
Oh!!! dem teach to love one another.
Man, go!!!

Dem a run come come wid a gravalicious;
Dem a run come come wid a gravalicious;
Dem a run a come a come a wid a gravalicious;
Sehd, a run a come come a wid a gravalicious.

See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
Man, go!!!

Dip a
For diplomatic…
A ‘yp a
For hypocratic…
Dry dry dry
For dry land tourist…
A tup pa tup pa tup pa
For Topper Norris…!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
Man, go!!!

M-M-MurdaI don’t need no, frauds
I don’t need no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, fake
Soon as I wake up keep an eye out for the snakes, yeah’Cause I don’t need no, fraud
I don’t no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, lies
Pick a side, pick a side
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist upAye yo, throw your wrist-es up, all my bitches up
These niggas is pussier than what? All them dicks is up
All my real niggas down to ride, throw your GSXRs up
I ain’t in the projects, but all my bricks is up, rrrr
You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’
What the fuck is this bitch inhalin’?
I would’ve helped you out that pit you fell in
I am the generous Queen! Ask Ms. Ellen
Tried to drop “Another One”, you was itchin’ to scrap
You exposed your ghostwriter, now you wish it was scrapped
Heard your pussy on “Yuck, ” I guess you needed a Pap
What type of bum bitch shoot a friend over a rack?
What type of mother leave her one son over a stack?
Lil Boogie down basic bitch thinkin’ she back
Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack?
“Back to Back”? Me and Drizzy laughed at that
They say numbers don’t matter but when they discussin’ the kings
They turn around and say Lebron ain’t got 6 rings
I never signed a 360, bitch you wild dumb
That’s why Jay ain’t clear his verse for your album
Sheneneh, you a fraud committin’ perjury
I got before and after pictures of your surgery
Rah took you to her doc, but you don’t look like Rah
Left the operating table, still look like “nah”‘Cause I don’t need no, frauds
I don’t need no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, lies
Pick a side, pick a side
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
I took the price, yeah, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist upYeah, yeah, never been no fraud
Why do niggas that are not involved love to get involved?
Why do niggas claim the streets and act just like the law?
Riddles that I cannot seem to solve, man
Cristal, come at me, Weezy F and Nick
All come and spoke about your shit in ’15
Man, I know you niggas saw this one comin’
My net worth sound like *brrrrrr*
But they don’t pay in cash
Niggas see me like, “What up, Killa?”
Man, please stop bringin’ up my past
I’d really love to leave that behind
Sometimes I ask God, “Man, why him?”
Like the team that I would never leave behind
I really gotta ease off the wine
Which is funny because I just saw Nick the other day
And she keeps getting finer over time
I just knowI don’t need no, frauds
I don’t need no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, lies
Pick a side, pick a side
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
I took the price, yeah, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist upUh, I am not a fraud, YM, I’m the god
They don’t make ’em like me no more, man, I’m a dinosaur
Blunt be tight as biker shorts, twisted like some handlebars
Lil’ Tune out a cartoon or Avatar
I just looked in the mirror like, “All right, all right, all right”
I would let that little leaguer right there fuck my wife, word
I don’t need no fraud bitches in and out my life, word
Eatin’ out my pockets, they be in and out of sight, word
I don’t need no drama, I just need some nana
Just told my lil’ mama, “Babe, I think I love you, kinda”
Feelin’ like Tune-y Montana, Weezy, he get honored
Drake a headliner, and Nicki, she get finer, wordSource: Musixmatch

No Frauds” is a song recorded by Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj, American rapper Lil Wayne and Canadian rapper Drake. The song is a diss track, made in response to American rapper Remy Ma‘s 2017 song “Shether“, a nearly seven-minute-long diss track aimed at Minaj. Produced by Murda Beatz and Cubeatz, the song was released as a single on March 10, 2017 by Young Money EntertainmentCash Money Records and Republic Records along with “Changed It” and “Regret in Your Tears“. In the song, Minaj criticizes Ma for her prison sentence and her record sales, among other things.No Frauds” debuted and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Critics compared the song poorly to “Shether” and criticized Drake and Lil Wayne’s appearances on the song. On April 19, the Benny Boom-directed music video for “No Frauds” was released, and showed Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne in various locations throughout London. The video garnered backlash due to a scene featuring Minaj on the Westminster Bridge a month after the 2017 Westminster attack.

Snob, well that has to be the ballerina girl who thinks she’s too good for the skater boy!

Sk8er Boi” (pronounced “skater boy”) is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released as the second single from her debut album, Let Go (2002). It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. The song is a punk rockpop-punkalt-popskate punk, and power pop track, which lyrically tells a story told from the singer’s viewpoint about her rocker boyfriend and a girl he knew in high school who rejected him because he was a skateboarder and she was a snob. The music video for the song, directed by Francis Lawrence, features a concert on a city street with Lavigne singing on the hood of a car with a crowd rocking out around her. It was a success on TRL and was voted one of the best music videos of the decade by BT TV. The song has been performed in all of Lavigne’s concert tours to date.

Then last but not least , phony is Dedicated Follower of Fashion from the Kinks.

Dedicated Follower of Fashion” is a 1966 song by British band the Kinks. It lampoons the contemporary British fashion scene and mod culture in general. Originally released as a single, it has been included on many of the band’s later albums. Musically, it and “A Well Respected Man” marked the beginning of an expansion in the Kinks’ inspirations, drawing as much from British music hall traditions as from American rhythm and blues, the inspiration for breakthrough Kinks songs like “You Really Got Me“. While it was quite scornful toward them, many of the fashionistas the mocks would later take its title to heart.

In the mid-1960s fashion in Britain was becoming increasingly daring and outrageous, driven by the youth-oriented culture of Swinging LondonBoutiques such as Bibadesigners like Mary Quant, and the television personalities like Cathy McGowan who popularised them became celebrated as much as the entertainers who wore their mod clothes.

Fashion trends changed rapidly, and the Carnaby Street shops did a brisk business from those trying to avoid seeming out of step with the latest craze. Ray Davies saw all this and satirised the hypothetical extreme, a superficial dandy whose “clothes are loud but never square / It will make or break him so he’s got to buy the best … He thinks he is a flower to be looked at … In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be.

Happy Sunday everyone 😌💜

#writephoto: Portal.

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our August guest photo!

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a puddle with leaves and trees reflected in the surface.

Portal – Image by Rebecca M. Douglass.

Last week we saw Morgarna jump into the anomaly to return to the lab, after successfully dealing with Dr De’arth……

Except it wasn’t the lab! Morgarna had the distinct feeing she had wet herself. Looking down she found herself sitting in a large puddle in a forest, somewhere.
This was so odd the backward journey always ended up in the lab. Something had gone wrong she thought to herself.
This trip was going from the ridiculous to the totally mad.
Just as Morgarna was struggling to get feet, her newly mended hip started hurting her. As she was muttering a soothing spell she hear the sound of approaching horses.
The way the day was going Morgana decided it would be best to hide until she found out where and when she was.

From her vantage point in the branches of the oak Morgana could see, the soldiers below were those of the sheriff of Nottingham. Morgarna recognised the uniforms immediately…she realised she was in the back end of the twelfth century! Last time she’d been here she had upset said sherrif so she sat very still until the soldiers had gone.
Climbing down from her perch she went back to the rather beautiful mirror like puddle and stepped into it, nothing happened, so she jumped in to it, fell into it…. Nothing happened.
“Damn and blast it” hissed Morgana “it’s a bloody Portal and now it’s closed.”

Now , hungry, tired, soaking wet and aching Morgana was hissing expletives and raining curses down on Merlin’s head. Suddenly she heard a laugh , she spun round quickly loosing her balance and ending up on her bum in the puddle/ Portal again.

“Robin of Loxley, as I live and breathe, you made me jump” Morgarna’s eyes lit up with pleasure as she looked at the young man dressed in green and his companion, dressed in autumn gold.
“My lady Morgana here you are again and as always you appear from nowhere!” Smiling Robin held out his hand to her. “Beautiful as you are you look a tad disshevelled and wet! ” Robin ducked quickly as Morgarna kicked out at him pouting .
“Steady on” said Robin’s companion, Gamble Gold. “Let us help you back to our camp and there we can sort you out.”
“I’ll sort you out” said Morgana lighting a cigarette.
Gamble Gold stated at her, he’d never seen a cigarette before. Robin tutted, “Really my lady those things can’t be good for you”
After a while Morgana allowed Robin to carry her, she was utterly knackered.

TO BE CONTINUED.

THIS IS PART OF K.L.CALEY’S #WRITEPHOTO : PORTAL.

Song Lyric Sunday. Sport.

Jim Adams

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams, this week is songs that mention, reference, or talk about sports.

Well I am going for two videos two songs that reference football.

The Tempus Quartet are based in Mexico… absolutely brilliant.

This next one has been adopted by English fans especially in the recent Euros. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.

Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ rang out across Wembley as England fans celebrated their team’s victory in the Euro 2020 semi-final.

It has become an anthem for many sports in England, from darts to rugby league, with fans revelling in the thought that “good times never seemed so good”.

Yet its origin as a sporting anthem appears to be across the Atlantic where Major League Baseball team the Boston Red Sox lays claim to sparking its popularity.

It is claimed that during a game at the Red Sox’s Fenway Park stadium in 1997, Amy Tobey, an employee in charge of ball-park music, played ‘Sweet Caroline’ because someone she knew had just had a baby named Caroline.

For the next few years, the song would be played on select occasions but that all changed when Dr Charles Steinberg joined the Red Sox as executive vice president of public affairs in 2002 and came to the conclusion that the song had transformative powers, so ordered it to be played during every game.

On April 20, 2013, in the emotional first game back at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, Diamond came out to the diamond to play his song live. More information here.

But for now football fan here in England love it as do I. Here is the England team and Fans celebrating after beating Denmark.

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