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.

Song lyrics Sunday

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.

Lest we forget.

James Blunt a very underated songwriter and soldier who has fought in recent conflicts. Has a lot to say that is relivant today and to Remembrance Day and every day. Here are three of his songs, one about being on tour in Bosnia one about Lebanon and one about being an officer and having to inform family of death.

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.

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

The Red, White and Purple Poppy.

I do not want to upset anyone but as we draw near to Rememberance Day I just wanted to share my feelings on the poppies we wear. I wrote this back in 2018.

There are more than one, these days, the red to remember the dead, the white for peace. The white to remember the conscientious objector. During WW1 and WW2 many thought these men were cowards. I do feel they were brave, enough to stand up for their beliefs. Many were tried and shot for not taking up arms. Many spent the war as medics and stretcher bearers unarmed or in the mines though of course not all wartime miners were objctors.

What ever you think, the wars killed them irrespective of their principles. I respect the Red and the White.

The Red and the White.

Why

Argue

Both were brave

Each had their own

Principles to up

Hold. Neither less than bold.

One would carry a weapon

The other a stretcher, no gun

Both men died for their own held beliefs

They were both lost and that loss brought much grief.

———

Then there is the Purple Poppy in remembrance of all the animals who died in service during conflicts and serve with us still in modern conflicts.

They pulled the gun carriages until they dropped

They carried messages and they got shot.

They search out the unexploded mines

They save lives a thousand times.

Spare a thought for the horse, pigeon, donkey dog and many more

Remember them, they all help us in times of war

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. 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.

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

Introducing my great niece Saffron Collins.

Right guys this is a bit of a departure for me but family pride strikes again. This young talented lady is my great niece Saffron Collins. Great niece as in my nephew’s daughter, that said she is a great artist. The top videos is one of her songs from two years ago.

Saffron is a songwriter, musician, arranger and producer.. Those of you who know me will know why she reminds me of my favourite Imogen Heap… not necessarily sound wise but definitely talent wise. Saffron spent most of her school life and early musical career in the U.A.E. making her mark on the local scene in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Well the family are back in the UK. This post is to showcase her latest E.P. Album below. Good luck Saffron. Give it a go I hope you like it 💜

check her out here ,

As her dad says : “Saffron was A-Z music, lyrics, production, mastering…. really proud of her ability to create. As a music fan I love them all…. no cookie cutter sound!” And I agree with him 💜

Life Line.

Photo by Gantas Vaiu010diulu0117nas on Pexels.com

Life’s Blood

She  struggles to survive

Reaching to sunlight to feel alive.

Hidden in shadow always  veiled

Heart felt pleas made, but failed.

Why in the backstreets must she hide

 She needs to run in fields wide.

Her hues to deepen as her soul flies

To lift her head  and see clear blue skies.

Withering and  thirsting she fights  for the light

Struggling  here, hidden in endless night.

She  clings  to her dreams of racing across virgin fields

Opening up her soul to dreams she yeilds.

Find her, save her, throw a life  line

Carry  her out into the sun shine.

Free her, let  her grow see her escape

Covering all with her blooming cape

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.

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