SONG Lyric Sunday: As Tears Go By.

Helen Espinoa’s sister, Lorrie  (dlrands) who is hosting Sunday Song lyric for her said : our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post your favorite cover song.


So I put on my thinking cap and came up with this song originally the Rolling Stones in fact written my Jagger and Richards under the pen names of Nanker and Pledge. The song is, As tears go by.


Now the cover and more well known version is by Marianne Faithful one time girlfriend of Mick Jagger. She was a singer and also an actress

 Her version as a young woman is so sweet and pure, sweeter and purer than her life and very profectic. 

“As Tears Go By”

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
But not for me
I sit and watch
As tears go by
My riches can’t buy everything
I want to hear the children sing
All I hear is the sound
Of rain falling on the ground
I sit and watch
As tears go by
It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Doin’ things I used to do
They think are new
I sit and watch
As tears go by

Here she is singing as a much older woman at Stockholm Music and Arts August 3rd 2012 the voice no longer pure and sweet, is husky, harsh and full of a life lived to excess. 

My favourite of the three. . hard to say of the two covers even harder but I think each has it’s own merits!  Happy Sunday everyone ūüíĚ

Song Lyric Sunday: One Hundred Years.

This is my entry to Helen Espinoza’s‚Äč Song lyric Sunday hosted by her sister Lorrie (dlrands)

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Today’s theme is time.

Well at the moment I feel that time is running away from me. I am getting older, my children all grown up, my grandchildren growing in number. I am scared at times there is more behind me than ahead. I am doing my best to live life to the full and do my best to not waste a moment. 

My mother in law is 97yrs luckily for her she is pretty fit mentally and physically and determined to live forever!  I have to admit time scares me. 

Now to my choice of song. It is by Five for Fighting and is called One Hundred Years.

Who introduced me to Five for Fighting, none less than Helen Espinosa herself. Thank you Helen ūüíúūüíó

One Hundred Years

I’m 15 for a moment
Caught in between 10 and 20
And I’m just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

I’m 22 for a moment
And she feels better than ever
And we’re on fire
Making our way back from Mars

15 there’s still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
15, there’s never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

I’m 33 for a moment
Still the man, but you see I’m a “they”
A kid on the way, babe.
A family on my mind

I’m 45 for a moment
The sea is high
And I’m heading into a crisis
Chasing the years of my life

15 there’s still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose yourself
Within a morning star

15 I’m all right with you
15, there’s never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

Half time goes by
Suddenly you’re wise
Another blink of an eye
67 is gone
The sun is getting high
We’re moving on…

I’m 99 for a moment
And dying for just another moment
And I’m just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

15 there’s still time for you
22 I feel her too
33 you’re on your way
Every day’s a new day…

(oh oh ohs)

15 there’s still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey 15, there’s never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

Song Lyric Sunday: Doubts an Insecurity.

The  newly moved  Helen Espinosa  at  his  Life  OnTe  Word At A Time  has  told us  that:Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about the doubts and insecurity you experience in a relationship.

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Now  there  are  many  many  songs about  the  first  signs of  the  cracks in  relationships   but  I  have  another Imogen Heap  song  that  expresses  this  sad  turn of  events  perfectly!

Lyrics To

“Run-Time”

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‚Äôm 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‚Äôs 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?

A to Z Lyrics   found  here 

 

And ¬†also a ¬†classic , Barbara Streisand ¬†and Neil Diamond. You Don’t ¬†bring ¬†me ¬†flowers.

NEIL DIAMOND LYRICS

“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”

You don’t bring me flowers
You don’t sing me love songs
You hardly talk to me anymore
When you come through the door
At the end of the dayI remember when
You couldn’t wait to love me
Used to hate to leave me

Now after lovin’ me late at night
When it’s good for you
And you’re feeling alright
Well, you just roll over
And you turn out the light

You don’t bring me flowers anymore

It used to be so natural
To talk about forever
But ‘used to be’s’ don’t count anymore
They just lay on the floor
‘Til we sweep them away

And baby, I remember
All the things you taught me
I learned how to laugh
And I learned how to cry
Well I learned how to love
Even learned how to lie

You’d think I could learn
How to tell you goodbye
‘Cause you don’t bring me flowers
Anymore

Well, you’d think I could learn
How to tell you goodbye
‘Cause you don’t bring me flowers
Anymore

A to Z Lyrics  HereA to Z Lyrics  Here
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Song Lyric Sunday :Love at first sight/Crush.

This  week Helen Espinosa  our  lovely  host over  at  This  life one word  at  a time , has  said: Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about your first crush, or just a crush, or seeing someone for the first time and falling into that gooey abyss of butterflies and blushing.

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Hi  everyone  I  am in a rush  this  week  but  did not  want  to  miss out on  joining in  so  here  we  go  , sorry it is not  very  detailed!

One  From  Imogen  Heap first ( as  most of  you know  she is my  girl crush)  Propeller Seeds. The  song  is  also  about  love  at  first  sight  and  has  that falling into that gooey abyss of butterflies and blushing bit in abundance  I hope  you  enjoy  both  these  songs  .

IMOGEN HEAP LYRICS

“Propeller Seeds”

Propeller seeds
Corridor scene
Talk on, walk out.
It took me a minute, my mind was on other things
Oh, you got me at ‚ÄúParis‚ÄĚ
I must be coming down with something to be thinking this

What’s happening here?
I’m growing roots through my toes
And leaves from my fingertips

Unfold
Where does this story go?
Queue, food
Drink up
Continue

We float in tandem, past name tags and shaking hands
Immune to the hubbub of others
We’re deep in discussion, the party’s on mute.
(Oh woah, oh woah)
Our bubble’s got it covered
(Ooh…)
You want me, well you’ve got me
It doesn’t have to be today
I can’t believe I said that out loud

What’s happening here?
I’m growing roots through my toes
And leaves from my fingertips

I’m falling
What does this story know?
Wedding rings, children
Are all the good ones taken?
Rickshaw, disco
Goodnight kiss
Oh, cold shower

Call me for sweet… dreams of him
Where does this story go?
(Whoa whoa)
What does this story know?
(Whoa whoa)
What does this story hold… for us? to

Lyrics  from  Ato Z lyrics
How  did  the  story  end ,  they  got  married  and  noe  have a  baby!!

I  fell in love  with Paul Jones the  lead  singer  of  Manfred Mann   the  very  first  time I  heard  the  song  and  then  again  when I  saw him on TV. Now  this  may  not of  been  my  first  crush  but it  is  the  one I  remember  the  most! The  song  also  is  about  a young  man  falling  in  love  at  first  sight  so I  think  that  it is  very  apt!

Lyrics from  Metro Lyrics

There she was just a-walkin’ down the street, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
Snappin’ her fingers and shufflin’ her feet, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
She looked good (looked good), she looked fine (looked fine)
She looked good, she looked fine and I nearly lost my mind

Before I knew it she was walkin’ next to me, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
Holdin’ my hand just as natural as can be, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
We walked on (walked on) to my door (my door)
We walked on to my door, then we kissed a little more

Whoa-oh, I knew we was falling in love
Yes I did, and so I told her all the things I’d been dreamin’ of

Now we’re together nearly every single day, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
A-we’re so happy and that’s how we’re gonna stay, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
Well, I’m hers (I’m hers), she’s mine (she’s mine)
I’m hers, she’s mine, wedding bells are gonna chime

Whoa-oh, I knew we was falling in love
Yes I did, and so I told her all the things I’d been dreamin’ of

Now we’re together nearly every single day, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
A-we’re so happy and that’s how we’re gonna stay, singin’ “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”
Well, I’m hers (I’m hers), she’s mine (she’s mine)
I’m hers, she’s mine, wedding bells are gonna chime

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh yeah
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, we’ll sing it
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, oh yeah, oh, oh yeah
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

Read more: Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Song Lyric Sunday. The Sun

In 1964 ¬†the ¬†Beatles ¬†released ¬†“I’ll follow ¬†the ¬†Sun” I was ¬†then ¬†11 years ¬†old ingand ¬†even ¬†though ¬†I ¬†was a huge ¬†Rolling Stones ¬† fan ¬†this ¬†song stuck a ¬†cord in ¬†my ¬†heart ¬†and ¬†always ¬†will. On ¬†my ¬†darkest ¬†days ¬†you ¬†can ¬†often ¬†find ¬†me ¬†sing ¬†this ¬†song!

THE BEATLES LYRICS

“I’ll Follow The Sun”

One day you’ll look to see I’ve gone
For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun
Some day you’ll know I was the one
But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun

And now the time has come
And so my love I must go
And though I lose a friend
In the end you will know, oooh

One day you’ll find that I have gone
But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun

Yea, tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun
And now the time has come
And so my love I must go
And though I lose a friend
In the end you’ll know, oooh

One day you’ll find that I have gone
But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun

Lyrics  from  A to  Z  Lyrics 
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In 1967 I  was  14years  old, I  was  going to  Top of  the Pop  when I  could, parents  and Homework permitting. I had  met  my  husband   and  and  in  three  more  years  I  would  be married, give  me  another  two years  and I  would  be  having  my  first son.

So ¬†Traffic ¬†and ¬†Paper ¬†Sun ¬†always ¬†makes ¬†me ¬†think of ¬†sunny ¬†day ¬†that ¬†were full of ¬†fun…. well that is ¬†what ¬†the ¬†music ¬†brings ¬†to ¬†mind ¬†, ¬†the ¬†reality ¬†was ¬†nothing of ¬†the ¬†sort.

The  video  is  very odd  and has  nothing  to  do  with  the  song? But it is  interesting in  a  weird  way  and  it  shows  the  group  together  which is  rare  as  they  split  up  due  to  artistic  differences.

The  weather  here is  wet  damp  and  nasty, we had  a  bout of freezing  fog  and  frosty  ground , which  was better  than  the  horrible  weather  we have  now. I  am dreaming of  the  sun  and  feeling  better.

 

TRAFFIC LYRICS

“Paper Sun”

So you think your having good times
With the boy that you just met
Kicking sand from beach to beach
Your clothes all soaking wet
But if you look around and see
A shadow on the run
Don’t be too upset because its just a paper sun

Ahh Paper Sun, Ahh Paper Sun

In the room where you’ve been sleeping
All your clothes all thrown about
Cigarettes burn window sills
Your meter’s all run out
But then again its nothing
You just split when day is done
Pitching lips to nowhere, hung up on the paper sun

Standing in the cool of my room
Fresh cut flowers give me sweet perfume
Too much sun will burn!

When you’re feeling tired and lonely
You see people going home
You can’t make the train fare
Or the six pence for the phone
And icicles your crying
From your cheek have just begun
Dont be sad, good times are had
Beneath the paper sun

Daylight breaks while you sleep on the sand
A seagull is stealing the ring from your hand
The boy who had given you so much fun
Has left you so cold in the paper sun

Lyrics  from  A to Z Lyrics

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Then of  course  if  all else  fails  there  is  always  Mr  Blue  Sky  by  ELO Released in  1977 a  true  Happy  Classic!

Please enjoy  my  three Sun  offerings  and  my  trip  down  memory  lane . Goodness  knows  I  need  some  sun  now!!

These  songs  are  my  entry  for  Song Lyric  Sunday   provided  for us  by  the  fabulous Helen Espinosa  of  The  Life  One  Word At A Time.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to celebrate the sun. ¬†You can interpret it any way you’d like through music, meaning you can even post a song that only has the word “sun” in it, or really any other way you can fathom.

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Song Lyric Sunday: Sorry: By Marina Mena

‚ÄčThe lovely Helen Espinosa of  This Life One Word At A Time brings us Song Lyric Sunday every week.This week the theme is songs that say sorry.

I have chosen Marina Mena‘s she is a Norwegian singer songwriter who had a difficult childhood and adolescence. All of her songs seem to be dark and drawn from her personal experiences.

The words are in the video.

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Song Lyric Sunday. Parent Child Relationship.

This week Helen Espinosa of This Life One Word At A Time said : our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about the parent/child relationship.

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Now I am running late again so I am going to give you two songs. 

The first one is from Mike and the Mechanics. A song about father son relationship. This song deals with how often father son relationships often break down due to father and son being too alike. I know about this.

Lyrics by A to Z lyrics. 

The living years

Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it
He says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts

So don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different date
And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo
In my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

The second  one is  from Sinaide O’Connor , My Three Babies. A beautiful song about mother love and Sacrifice. A very special song to me as I have three sons. The lyrics are in the video.


Got to dash now love to you all. Thanks again Helen for a great prompt. ‚̧


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