Song Lyric Sunday: Let the sunshine in πŸ’œ

Hi it’s time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday for February 12, 2023 – which is Sunshine Pop suggested by John Holton.

Sunshine pop is a subgenre of pop music that originated in Southern California in the mid-1960s. Rooted in easy listening and advertising jingles, sunshine pop acts combined nostalgic or anxious moods with “an appreciation for the beauty of the world”.Β Wikipedia.

I have picked Happy Together for this week’s prompt. I remember this song so clearly. My friend Anne and I were out and about together weekends and summer holidays. This song by the Turtles was big then and I can remember us sitting upstairs at the front of a double-decker bus singing it at the top of our voices! Happy carefree we just had fun. This was just weeks before I met Hubby and my whole life changed!

Happy Together” is a song written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon and recorded by American rock band the Turtles. It was released as a single, b/w “Like the Seasons”, in January 1967, and peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s first and only chart-topper there. The song also reached the top 20 in diverse countries, including number 2 in Canada and number 12 in the UK. It was later included on their third studio album, Happy Together (1967). Bonner and Gordon composed the song while still members of The Magicians. The lyrics, despite the joyous sound of the music, express an unrequited, imagined love. They recorded a demo consisting of a simple arrangement of acoustic guitar and hand claps. The demo was offered to and rejected by a dozen artists, due to its primitive sound. The Turtles, who had come from commercial and personal problems, found the demo and, thinking the song a potential hit, initially rehearsed it in live performances. They recorded their version in the Sunset Sound studio, with the newly-arrived bassist Chip Douglas arranging the horns and backing vocals.

Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it’s only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me, and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together

I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life
When you’re with me, baby, the skies’ll be blue
For all my life

Me and you, and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life
When you’re with me, baby, the skies’ll be blue
For all my life

Me and you, and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba

Me and you, and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

So happy together
And how is the weather?
So happy together
We’re happy together
So happy together
Happy together
So happy together
So happy together

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Alan Gordon / Dimitrios Anastasios Thivaios / Garry Bonner / Marlon Flohr / Michael Karl Thivaios / Ralph B A H Hilst Van / Renze Michels / Siem W G Henskens

Happy Together lyrics Β© BMG Rights Management, Cloud9, Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 272: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry.

Β© Colleen Chesebro

🌈 Taste the Rainbow refers to colors. You do not have to write about a rainbow in your poem. Just include a color in your poem. 🌈

I hsve chosen to write a Nonet. A Nonet poem has nine lines, with nine syllables in the first line decreasing to one syllable in the last line. The subject of my poem is Synaesthesia . Synaesthesia,Β the neurological condition that causes a blending of the senses – colours can be connected to letters and numbers, smells and tastes to music or touch to vision – has long been linked to creativity: famous synaesthetes include Sibelius and more recently Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga.

Synaesthesia

The colours flew off of him like
sparks.
Warm hues of luxurious blue
Cosy bright sunshine yellows
White lines of energy
Synesthesia
Enhanced her. She
Told him, he
Said, me
Too.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

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.

Jim Adams

Well this week I want to share one of my , not so well kept secrets. Okay you can all calm down its not Imogen πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ. 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.

The Entertainment Files, Music on Lock Down

Our Lovely Hugh has invited us to spread some joy, he said:

“Have you seen any videos of people doing the same thing as the Marsh family by creating something that has got people laughing? Share it with us in the comments section or by creating a new blog post, linking back to this post. ClickΒ hereΒ to find out how to create a pingback.”

Well here is my favourite of the moment, great song and very clever information which is really helpful too!

There are loads out there so do get searching and sharing.

But keep in touch.
Spread joy not woe

HughsViews and News

Mary and Jo part 13

Today is the thirteenth day of Advent, leading up to Christmas. I would like to re-run my take on the Nativity story. I first wrote this in 2011, in the style of prosetry.

Image found here

The lady down the road from the Hotel Delph was busy knitting as she always did but this time not for herself. She had heard of the young couple up the road in need she would help them in the only way she knew, in deed.
She could knit a jacked and some booties too, blue ones with a little duck and egg freeze. Her project was going well she was doing fine, she had not kitted this fast for such a long, long time.
Her fingers gnarled now with arthritis had lately let her down she usually had to stop working after a short while and the pain just made her frown. But somehow since she had started on this knit her fingers moved like magic and she was so proud of it.
Her face was relaxed and once again she wore a smile. For some reason she was free of pain it made her want to dance and sing that she could knit again. The children came to see her, they had not done so for so long, in days gone by they came for cakes and paid her with their songs.
The children started returning the day after the couple had arrived, she found that she could bake and knit again. The children made her feel alive. She had been so lonely, she realized it was her fault but now with this new found strength she would bring all loneliness to a halt.
Happily she pondered on her new lease of life, she loved the children visiting and she loved that young Jo and his darling wife. The young wife had touched her hands and wept for her pain. It was soon after that, that she noticed she could use her hands again.
Like the others she was excited waiting for the birth of the new king, she was doing what could and knitting gifts for him!

Pixabay

The Annual Blogger’s Bash. June 15 2019.

Where did yesterday go? I was up at the crack of 5am and on the train by 7.46am. I met Eloise, Marje, Marian and Lance at Victoria Station and then it was off to the venue.

Now I did try and take lots of photos but chatting and meeting with people takes precedense But here are someπŸ’œ.

Above are from the left Marian, Eloise, Shelly, Mary Smith, Sherrie and the lovely Marjorie πŸ’œ

Claire Saul, her lovely hubby and AprilπŸ’œ

Look at this colourful trio. Martin, ZoΓ© and RachelπŸ’œ

Rachel and her husband Adam πŸ’œ

Ritu and Hubby, on crutches, Claire and her hubby πŸ’œ

One of the Judges Gareth Stevens and his lovely wife Jayne, and EstherπŸ’œ

The panel Esther, Shelley and Laura one of our two fabulous guest speakers πŸ’œ

Photo by Eloise Da Sousa

Laura giving her speech, absolutely brilliant and so funny she had me in stitches.πŸ’œ

Jemma Todd

Photos by Eloise Da Sousa

Jemma Todd was also incredibly interesting and I for one was totally enthralled.πŸ’œ

Our Wonderful M.C. Graeme . πŸ’œ

Ritu receiving her prize from Geoff.πŸ’œ

The lovely SachaπŸ’œ

Some of the committee.Sacha, Adam and Geoff.

Photo by Ritu

Ritu, Sacha, Geoff, the huggable Hugh and Suzie.πŸ’œ

I totally failed to get a good picture of Isa , she is sitting at the table in blue top. I was delighted to see her again. It was great to catch up, I wanted a selfie with her but I failed😣 her partner from their blog Jo could not make it. Jo I missed you πŸ’œπŸ’œ

I really tried to meet everyone but I did not get to speak to these two. I am sorry. If you let me know who you are I will link you in. I am sorry I didn’t get to chat .πŸ’œ Just been informed by Lance the young lady is Claire. Just looking for the chap now.

Oh! I have remembered the lovely Simon sorry for the late entry Simon .

I also didn’t get to speak to Ananda Leeks If I missed anyone I am so sorry. Let me know and I will add you πŸ’œ

Ritu, me and Marje my Blogging sisters πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I didn’t get any photos of Samantha Smith Here is her winning blog post : If You Only Had Five Minutes, What Would TV You Save?

Excellent story I really enjoyed it πŸ’œπŸ’œ.

I also didn’t get a photo of of Susanne Tench and her brother. Nor did I get a photo of Jemima Pett

There were others there but I didn’t get photos so if I have left anyone one out please, please forgive me!

I can’t tell you how much it means to me to meet up with my bloggy family. I really love to meet up with old friends and make lots of new friends too. Everyone is happy to chat and so genuine.

If you have never been to a Bash I can really recommend that if you can you do because there is always so much to learn and so many opportunities to network.

We started off with a welcome speech, from Suzie then two awards , followed by the competition presented by Gareth Stevens, and the winner Samantha Smith was at the Bash.

Next Laura had us in stitches. Followed by a few more awards.

Then Jemma told us her story from book devouring teen to published author… absolutely fabulous.

Then lunch, time to relax and chat and mingle, always one of the best parts of the day.

Then it was back in and time for the panel, great questions and great questions.

After the Question and Answers it was Suzie’s Flat Lay presentation

Followed by Geoff doing the final awards, then Sacha closed up .

Time to chat more πŸ’œπŸ’œ.

So again it was over, months of excitedly looking forward to the ABBA’s planning travel and then poof it’s over and Marian, Eloise and I are quick marching after Lance back to Victoria. We had to step it out because Eloise’s train was due! We said goodbye, Lance made sure Eloise got her train. I saw Marian through to her train, after we had tried to get through a barrier that wasn’t working!

That left me so I found the underground down the escalator Victoria line to Oxford Circus

Image from Pixabay

Oxford Circus, down the escalator again . Then on to the Bakerloo line then up into the daylight at Paddington.

I had to run for my train, not a very ladylike thing to do, not a good idea either with a bad foot!

Image from Pixabay

So where did the day go. But it was great πŸ’œπŸ’œ Thank you Committee you produced another winner. To everyone at the bash it was it was wonderful to meet up.

I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.

Mary and Jo Day 11

Anya was busy she had three rooms left to do

Then another hallway after that she would be through.

Suddenly her vacuum died and went quiet,

Turning round she found the housekeep looking concerned and white!

“According to your records you were a doctor in your country, is that true.”

“Yes “said Anya , thinking that was another life, “just what is that to you.”

“It is that young couple staying in David’s room they have no money and she is not well. Could you check her out I will get Hannah to finish off your rooms.”

Without another word the two women made for David’s snug

Anya pleased to be able to use her given expertise, felt like giving the Jean a hug!

When they arrived Mares looked stressed with pain, fear in her eyes.

When she was told of Anya’s skills she was so relieved she cried.

Irena was there too and she smiled at Anya you need to reassure our patient that we know just what ticks

And what she has here, now, is a case of Braxton Hicks.

Anya checked Mares out and with Irena she agreed

That for Mares to rest and relax really was of the greatest need.

Jean the housekeeper smiled and said that would be fine

David was sharing with the concierge and the manager had seen the couples good effect on his business so he certainly would not mind.

Irena gently told Mares that before she had travelled here and become a maid she had been a midwife and Anya was a doctor and so a birthplan between the three of them made.

Jo was so relieved he went for a walk

And as he was hoping Gabe turned up for a talk.

Gabe told him to fear not that all would go well and after the babe was born as soon as Anya told them all was well they should pack up and go.

Happily humming Anya almost skipped along to her room

From the back of her cupboard she dug out her Drs bag and her books from where they had laid hidden in the gloom.

At last she thought, I can again do just what I love,

Even if it was just for a short time it was like a gift from up above.

Irena too was happy she and Anya were good friends they had travelled to this hotel together and now together they could practice medicine again!

Magi.com had landed and were Hilton bound in their hired limousine they needed food , drink and rest but after that to find the babe they were very keen.

After research on the plane they were even more determined not to contact herod.com again.

This is another excerpt from a version of the the Nativity story, that I wrote all through December 2011. It started here Mary and Jo Part 1

Memories.

This morning, like last night I find myself in a reflective mood. After a fitful night full of unsettling dreams I sit here in the early dark disturbed by what my dreams have touched on. In an attempt to clear my mind of these niggles I have written a Naani.

Image from Pixabay

Memories.

Memories fill my head

Faces living, faces dead

Some happy some sad

Life is full of good and bad.

THE ANNUAL BLOGGERS BASH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE BEST BLOGGING EVENT OF THE YEAR!

I am so happy I am officially excited. The Blogger’s Bash is set for 15th June 2019 here is a link to the Official Website. https://annualbloggersbash.com/

A not to miss event .

Valentine’s Day.

Two Valentine Poems from different ends of the spectrum. The first one I wrote in 2013 the second I wrote last year.

Valentine Day.

Beautiful Roses their message plain,

They were oh! so lovely when they came.

Chocolates and champagne too

A handsome way to say “I love you”

Sadly handsome is as handsome does

And no one wants to make a fuss.

But the message seems to fade away

As tempers rise and peace forgets to stay.

The chocolates fly across the room and hit the wall,

The vase smashed, the flowers scattered as they fall.

No good to offer soothing words

The shouting’s all that’s heard.

The neighbours turn a deaf ear , “That poor woman must live in fear” .

Only half the tale is known

The neighbours have no idea of what’s happening in this home.

Things get worse she grabs a knife

She’ll put an end to all this strife.

She cuts him once she cuts him twice …

“You need to learn to be be more nice”

She whispers with a smile.

He stands there shaking and bleeding all the while.

The police have been called more than once

But she always manages to repel their response.

The truth is, they would not believe

This poor sweet woman is not the one aggrieved.

She carries no marks or bruises None at all for she is the one who abuses.

Her husband is a patient man Who tries to please his wife the best he can .

But she cannot be appeased Nothing he can do makes her pleased.

She swears she loves him she swears it will change

But week after week it is the same.

He will do or say something wrong

And her patience will be gone.

He has tried to leave her tried to go

But she begs and weeps and carries on.

She promised she would get help.

He cannot see any way out

He cowers in the corner as she shouts.

The knife is lying on the floor within his reach ………

Then comes the usual banging at the door.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

Acrostic: Be my Valentine

Breathtakingly needing

Eros’s arrow pricks

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Mixing love potions at this time

You must, you must be mine.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Value added roses and chocolates

All add up to to special dates.

Love encounters special things

Enchanted, petals hearts and fairy rings.

Never knowingly under sold

Treats and treasures gently unfold.

Intimate touches and arousing kisses

Naked passion erupts exploding wishes

Ending orgasmic joy.

🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

I do hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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