Song lyric Sunday. Bragging.

This week Helen Vahdati has asked for songs about bragging well there are quite a few about  but I have chosen two favourites. First up let go back to November’s 1981 and The Human League and their song Don’t you want me baby.                               

“Don’t You Want Me”


You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
When I met you
I picked you out, I shook you up
And turned you around
Turned you into someone new
Now five years later on you’ve got the world at your feet
Success has been so easy for you
But don’t forget it’s me who put you where you are now
And I can put you back down too.

Don’t. Don’t you want me?
You know I can’t believe it when I hear that you won’t see me
Don’t. Don’t you want me?
You know I don’t believe you when you say that you don’t need me

It’s much too late to find
When you think you’ve changed your mind
You’d better change it back or we will both be sorry

Don’t you want me, baby?
Don’t you want me? Oh!
Don’t you want me, baby?
Don’t you want me? Oh!

I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
That much is true
But even then I knew I’d find a much better place
Either with or without you
The five years we have had have been such good at times
I still love you
But now I think it’s time I lived my life on my own
I guess it’s just what I must do

Don’t. Don’t you want me?
You know I can’t believe it when I hear that you won’t see me
Don’t. Don’t you want me?
You know I don’t believe you when you say that you don’t need me

It’s much too late find
When you think you’ve changed your mind
You’d better change it back or we will both be sorry

Don’t you want me, baby?
Don’t you want me? Oh!
Don’t you want me, baby?
Don’t you want me? Oh!

A really case of two egos, he found her and made her what she is. Then is shocked when she decides to stand on her own two feet. They are both bragging.

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Now to my second choice , don’t judge me, is Brittany Spears. The song is Piece of me. 

“Piece Of Me”

I’m Miss American Dream since I was 17
Don’t matter if I step on the scene
Or sneak away to the Philippines
They’re still gonna put pictures of my derriere in the magazine
You want a piece of me?
You want a piece of me…

I’m Miss bad media karma
Another day another drama
Guess I can’t see the harm
In working and being a mama
And with a kid on my arm
I’m still an exceptional earner
And you want a piece of me

I’m Mrs. Lifestyles of the rich and famous
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Oh my God that Britney’s Shameless
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Extra! Extra! this just in
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. she’s too big now she’s too thin
(You want a piece of me)

I’m Mrs. ‘You want a piece of me?’
Tryin’ and pissin’ me off
Well get in line with the paparazzi
Who’s flippin’ me off
Hopin’ I’ll resort to some havoc
And end up settlin’ in court
Now are you sure you want a piece of me? (you want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. ‘Most likely to get on the TV for strippin’ on the streets’
When getting the groceries, no, for real..
Are you kidding me?
No wonder there’s panic in this industry
I mean please…
Do you want a piece of me?

I’m Mrs. Lifestyles of the rich and famous
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Oh my God that Britney’s Shameless
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Extra! Extra! this just in
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. she’s too big now she’s too thin
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Miss American Dream since I was 17
Don’t matter if I step on the scene
Or sneak away to the Philippines
They’re still gonna put pictures of my derriere in the magazine
You want a piece of me?
You want a piece of me…
You want a piece of me?
I’m Mrs. Lifestyles of the rich and famous
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Oh my God that Britney’s Shameless
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Extra! Extra! this just in
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. she’s too big now she’s too thin
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Lifestyles of the rich and famous
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Oh my God that Britney’s Shameless
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. Extra! Extra! this just in
(You want a piece of me)
I’m Mrs. she’s too big now she’s too thin
(You want a piece of me)
Oh yeah
You want a piece of me

I am sure the lyrics speak for themselves but not long after this song was released Brittany became ill.

Both sets of Lyrics fromA to Z Lyrics

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Song Lyric Sunday: 1/10/2017

This week for Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday she has said : Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “self love”.  

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Well I have chosen a song by Norwegian singer song writer Maria Mena.

The lyrics are in the video and resonate very strongly to me. 

Now just for good measure I am going to throw in another song that beautiful explores self love Firework by Katy Perry.

I love this song too.

Lyrics from A to Z lyrics.

“Firework”

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper-thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in you?

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Ah, ah, ah.”
As you shoot across the sky

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ’em go, “Ah, ah, ah.”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

You don’t have to feel like a wasted space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

May be a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt your heart will glow
And when it’s time you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Ah, ah, ah.”
As you shoot across the sky

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ’em go, “Ah, ah, ah.”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through, -ough, -ough

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Ah, ah, ah.”
As you shoot across the sky

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ’em go, “Ah, ah, ah.”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Song Lyric Sunday: 17/9/17 

This week Helen Vahdati has asked us to pick a song about Fortune Telling / Predicting the Future.


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Well to do that I am going back in time to 1966 .  The group Hard Times and the song The Fortune Teller.  


Lyrics from: genius.com

Went to the fortune teller
Had my fortune read
I didn’t know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Then she took a look at my palm
Said, “Son, do you feel kind of warm?”
She looked into her crystal ball
Said, “You’re in love”

Said “How could that be so?”
I’m not passionate with the girls I know
She said when the next one arrives
You’ll be looking into her eyes

I left there in a hurry
Looking forward to my big surprise
The next day I discovered
That the fortune teller told me lies

I hurried back down to that woman
As mad as I could be
I told her I didn’t see nobody
Why’d she make a fool out of me?

Then something struck me
As if it came from up above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in love
So how is that Helen, Backwards to look Forward. Happy Sunday everyone.


Song Lyric Sunday 2nd September.

 Helen Vahdati and Simply Marquessa have teamed up for the month of September joining the SLS prompt and  Simply Marquessa’s Friday Fiction based on song lyrics. You can read about it in full on Helen’s site here.

I am not at home so this is just a short post 💜

#songlyricsunday.

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This week the theme is Breath / Breathing.

Here are four of my favourite songs about Breath and Breathing.  Firstly Midge Ure, Breath words in video.

Secondly My Fave Imogen Heap with Breath in.

“Breathe In” lyrics from AToZ 

I – read you – and god i’m good at it – i’m so spot on
Chord – shapes in air – go press that dissonance – if you dare
And you – breathing in – finesse an innocent
From her partying

And i’m high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
And i’m high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
Cause i love you no?
Can’t help but love, you know…

What – part of no – don’t you understand – i’ve told you before
To just get – off my case – this isn’t happening – stop this now
And i – where was i? – i have to be somewhere
Now where did i put it?

And i’m high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
And i’m high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
Cause i love you no?
Can’t help but love you, no…

Is this it – is this it – is this it?

Yes – hello we’re back – and we’re taking calls 
Now what was the question?

And i’m high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
And i’m high enough from all the waiting
To ride a wave on your inhaling
Cause i love you no?
Can’t help but love you, no…


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Thirdly Sia Furler with Breath Me so sad.

Breathe Me” lyrics AtoZ

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And the worst part is there’s no one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch, I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah, I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me


Lastly Queen, You take my breath away. Lyrics in the video.

Song Lyric Sunday: Heat.

Well it’s now Monday and I am late again with Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt which this week is Heat. 

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Well I am going back to 1966 and a song called Hey 98.6  by Keith. This is a great little song, catchy and happy. It brings back very happy memories for me..

Lyrics Hey 98.6  written Tony Powers(lyrics) and George Fischoff (music).[1] and performed by Keith

Good mornin’ sun I say it’s good to see you shinin’
I know my baby brought you to me
She kissed me yesterday hello your silver linin’
Got spring and summer runnin’ through me

Hey 98.6 it’s good to have you back again, oh
Hey 98.6 her lovin’ is the medicine that saved me
Oh I love my baby

Hey everybody on the street I see you smilin’
Must be because I found my baby
You know she’s got me on another kind of highway
I want to go to where it takes me

Hey 98.6 it’s good to have you back again, oh
Hey 98.6 her lovin’ is the medicine that saved me
Oh I love my baby
You know she’s got me on another kind of highway
I want to go to where it takes me

Hey 98.6 it’s good to have you back again, oh
Hey 98.6 her lovin’ is the medicine that saved me
Oh I love my baby

Lyrics from here

Song Lyric Sunday: Gambling.

This week Helen Vahdati has set the prompt theme for Song Lyric Sunday as a song about  gambling.


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Now as I have told Helen I loathe and detest everything to do with gambling and gaming. I have seen and suffered the consequences of a gambling addiction first hand. Neither my husband or I have ever gambled but our lives have been deeply touched my it.

Anyway enough, this a weekly prompt and I shall treat it as such. I have picked two songs. The first one is about a gamble, the type you cannot avoid , like taking a chance, on meeting someone, taking a job or just getting up in the morning. 

The Beatles… If I fell in  love with you.

Lyrics for both songs from A to Z Lyrics.

“If I Fell”

If I fell in love with you
Would you promise to be true
And help me understand
Cos I’ve been in love before
And I found that love was more
Than just holding hands

If I give my heart to you
I must be sure
From the very start
That you would love me more than her

If I trust in you oh please
Don’t run and hide
If I love you too oh please
Don’t hurt my pride like her
Cos I couldn’t stand the pain
And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two
Cos I couldn’t stand the pain
And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two
If I fell in love with you

The second song is by Lady GaGa and is an obvious gambling song. I have to admit I love the video! 

“Poker Face”

Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah

I wanna hold ’em like they do in Texas, please
Fold ’em, let ’em, hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me (I love it)
Love game intuition play the cards with Spades to start
And after he’s been hooked I’ll play the one that’s on his heart

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh,
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got

[Chorus:]
Can’t read my,
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(she’s got me like nobody)
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(she’s got me like nobody)

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)
P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)

I wanna roll with him a hard pair we will be
A little gambling is fun when you’re with me (I love it)
Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it’s love if it’s not rough it isn’t fun, fun

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh,
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got

[Chorus]

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)
P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)
(Mum mum mum mah)
(Mum mum mum mah)

I won’t tell you that I love you
Kiss or hug you
Cause I’m bluffin’ with my muffin
I’m not lying, I’m just stunnin’ with my love-glue-gunning
Just like a chick in the casino
Take your bank before I pay you out
I promise this, promise this
Check this hand cause I’m marvelous

[Chorus 3x]

[3x]
P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)
P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)

Song Lyric Sunday. Bjork

This week the theme for Helen Vahdati‘s Song lyrics Sunday is : Outer space including planet,stars moons and probably suns aswell.

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So the song I am picking this week is Desired Consolation by Bjork. I love Bjork and this song is perfect for the prompt. I do hope you enjoy.

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“Desired Constellation”

It’s tricky when
You feel someone
Has done something 
On your behalf 

It’s slippery when 
Your sense of justice 
Murmurs underneath 
And is asking you:

How am I going to make it right? 

With a palm full of stars 
I throw them like dice
Repeatedly
I shake them like dice
And throw them on the table 
Repeatedly
Repeatedly
Until the desired constellation appears 
And I ask myself:

How am I going to make it right?
How am I going to make it right?
How am I going to make it right?
And you hear
How am I going to make it right?

Song Lyric Sunday Liar! 

This is a quick post no time to write why I picked this song. Helen Vahdati Prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is Liar or Lies. 

So it is Queen remastered and at their shiny best and the words are fantastic.

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Liar by Queen


“Liar”

I have sinned dear Father Father I have sinned
Try and help me Father
Won’t you let me in? Liar
Nobody believes me Liar
Why don’t they leave me alone?
Sire I have stolen stolen many times
Raised my voice in anger
When I know I never should
Liar oh ev’rybody deceives me
Liar why don’t you leave me alone?

Liar I have sailed the seas
Liar from Mars to Mercury
Liar I have drunk the wine
Liar time after time
Liar you’re lying to me
Liar you’re lying to me
Father please forgive me
You know you’ll never leave me
Please will you direct me in the right way
Liar liar liar liar
Liar that’s what they keep calling me
Liar liar liar

Listen are you gonna listen?
Mama I’m gonna be your slave
All day long
Mama I’m gonna try behave
All day long
Mama gonna be your slave
All day long
I’m gonna serve you till your dying day
All day long
I’m gonna keep you till you dying day
All day long
I’m gonna kneel down by your side and pray
All day long and pray
All day long and pray
All day long all day long all day long
All day long all day long all day long

All day long all day long all day long
Liar liar they never let you win
Liar liar everything you do is sin
Liar nobody believes you
Liar they bring you down before you begin
Now let me tell you this
Now you know you could be dead before they let you…

Song Lyric Sunday: Black Eyes Blue Tears.

This week Helen Vahdati has decided that the theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is to be colours.

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Well I have picked a song that has a strong message that is close to my heart. It also has two colours in it. Black and Blue.


The song is by Shania Twain and it is called Black eyes Blue Tears.  At the beginning of the video Shania introduces the song as one about battered, wives, girlfriends, partners and the like. This is a subject close to my heart. Before we go any further I would like to remind you that there are more ways to batter a partner than with your fists but this song tells it how it is whether the battering is done with the fists or words ! 

Lyrics by A to Z lyrics
Black Eyes, Blue Tears”

Black eyes, I don’t need ’em
Blue tears, gimme freedom 
Positively never goin’ back
I won’t live where things are so out of whack
No more rollin’ with the punches
No more usin’ or abusin’ 

I’d rather die standing
Than live on my knees
Begging please-no more 

Black eyes-I don’t need ’em
Blue tears-gimme freedom
Black eyes-all behind me
Blue tears’ll never find me now 

Definitley found my self esteem
Finally-I’m forever free to dream
No more cryin’ in the corner
No excuses-no more bruises 

I’d rather die standing
Than live on my knees
Begging please-no more 

Black eyes-I don’t need ’em
Blue tears-gimme freedom
Black eyes-all behind me
Blue tears’ll never find me now 

I’d rather die standing
Than live on my knees, begging please… 

Black eyes-I don’t need ’em
Blue tears-gimme freedom
Black eyes-all behind me
Blue tears’ll never find me now 

It’s all behind me, they’ll never find me now 

Find your self-esteem and be forever free to dream

Song lyric Sunday: Duet.

This week Helen Vahdati has had a interesting recommendation for this week’s prompt from  Thoughts, Songs, Words with Meaning.  So what is the theme suggested : to post a duet.

Now, yes there are many fabulous duets to pick from, well you know me I always like to go slightly off pieste. I have chosen a duet with a difference.

It is Bohemian Rhapsody, with Elton John, Queen, Freddie Mercury on Screen, and finally Axel Rose who absolutely kills the last fast part of the song!  His vocals are brilliant but woow the way he bursts on to the stage like a whirling dervish is just amazing. Then Elton John joins him and as they sing the final lines, “Anyway the wind blows” the two of them, Elton and Axel joined hands and walk to the front of the stage. It always brings a lump to my throat.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

By Queen

Is this the real life?

Is this just fantasy?

Caught in a landslide,

No escape from reality.

Open your eyes,

Look up to the skies and see,

I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,

Because I’m easy come, easy go,

Little high, little low,

Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me.

Mama, just killed a man,

Put a gun against his head,

Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead.

Mama, life had just begun,

But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.

Mama, ooh,

Didn’t mean to make you cry,

If I’m not back again this time tomorrow,

Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.

Too late, my time has come,

Sends shivers down my spine,

Body’s aching all the time.

Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go,

Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.

Mama, ooh (any way the wind blows),

I don’t wanna die,

I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.

I see a little silhouetto of a man,

Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?

Thunderbolt and lightning,

Very, very frightening me.

(Galileo) Galileo.

(Galileo) Galileo,

Galileo Figaro

Magnifico-o-o-o-o.

I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me.

He’s just a poor boy from a poor family,

Spare him his life from this monstrosity.

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?

Bismillah! No, we will not let you go. (Let him go!)

Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let him go!)

Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let me go!)

Will not let you go. (Let me go!)

Never let you go (Never, never, never, never let me go)

Oh oh oh oh

No, no, no, no, no, no, no

Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go.

Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?

So you think you can love me and leave me to die?

Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby,

Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.

(Ooooh, ooh yeah, ooh yeah)

Nothing really matters,

Anyone can see,

Nothing really matters,

Nothing really matters to me.

Any way the wind blows.

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