Song Lyrics Sunday. Cars.

This is part of Helen Vahdati‘s Song Lyric Sunday prompt. This week the prompt word is Car/Cars.

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I have used this song before but it really means so much to me. Tracy Chapman and Fast Car. The need to get out of the humdrum, to get out of the job out of the life. To grab her lover and run. I think we have all been there. This is a great song sung with amazing feeling.

Sorry Helen I now I have used it before!

“Fast Car”

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

See my old man’s got a problem
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
His body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to take care of him
So I quit school and that’s what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising, entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way.

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Song Lyric Sunday. Drive / Driving.

This week HelenVahdati gave us the Song Lyric Sunday prompt of Drive or Driving. Rules and Pingback Here

Well I am running against time today so luckily it was an easy pick for me. When I’m driving in my Car. By Maddness.

“Driving In My Car”

I’ve been driving in my car, it’s not quite a Jaguar
I bought it in Primrose Hill from a bloke from Brazil
It was made in fifty-nine in a factory by the Tyne
It says Morris on the door, the G.P.O. owned it before
I drive in it for my job, the governor calls me a slob
But I don’t really care, give me some gas and the open air

It’s a bit old but it’s mine, I mend it in my spare time
Just last week I changed the oil, the rocker valves and the coil
Just last week I changed the oil
Last week it went round the clock, I also had a little knock
I dented somebody’s fender, he learnt not to park on a bender, ha ha ha

I’ve been driving in my car, it don’t look much but I’ve been far
I drive up to Muswell Hill, I’ve even been to Selsey Bill
I drove along the A45, I had her up to 58
This copper stopped me the other day, you’re mistaken what could I say
The tyres were a little worn, they were O.K., I could have sworn
I like driving in my car, I’m satisfied I’ve got this far

I like driving in my car, it don’t look much but I’ve been far
I like driving in my car, even with a flat tyre
I like driving in my car, it’s not quite a Jaguar
I like driving in my car, I’m satisfied I’ve got this far

Lyrics by AtoZ Lyrics

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/29/18 Street.

This is my entry for Helen Vahdati‘s Song Lyric Sunday.

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This week’s prompt is Street.

Well there are so many songs about Streets, classic and modern. So again Helen has made us think long and hard about this one.

I am going back to 1978 when I 25years old, I only had two boys then. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty knocked me sideways, unlike most of the songs around then it was melodic and to me perfect, I love it still to this day! Brings back so many memories.

Baker Street.
Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well, another crazy day
You’ll drink the night away
And forget about everything
This city desert makes you feel so cold
It’s got so many people, but it’s got no soul
And it’s taken you so long
To find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything
You used to think that it was so easy
You used to say that it was so easy
But you’re trying, you’re trying now
Another year and then you’d be happy
Just one more year and then you’d be happy
But you’re crying, you’re crying now
Way down the street there’s a light in his place
He opens the door, he’s got that look on his face
And he asks you where you’ve been
You tell him who you’ve seen
And you talk about anything
He’s got this dream about buying some land
He’s gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands
And then he’ll settle down
In some quiet little town
And forget about everything
But you know he’ll always keep moving
You know he’s never gonna stop moving
‘Cause he’s rolling, he’s the rolling stone
And when you wake up, it’s a new morning
The sun is shining, it’s a new morning
And you’re going, you’re going home

AtoZ Lyrics here

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Song Lyric Sunday: Speak.

This week HelenVahdati has given us the #songlyricsunday prompt Speak.

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I have chosen Joan Armatrading’s Lovers Speak. It is such a lovely wistful song with fabulous lyrics.

“Lovers Speak”

When they whisper in the corner

When they’re running in the rain

When they’re holding hands and laughing
Tell me what they’re really saying

Lovers speak is so much different
Only they can understand
Let’s all share this coded secret
Let us in let’s all join hands
Lovers walk a different tight rope
Lovers always speak in tongues

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

When they’re reckless with abandon
Nothing can get in their way
There’s no natural disaster
Could dull their senses
Stop their play

Lover’s world is so much different
Make me a native of that land
Let’s all share this special feeling
That lifts you up beyond the heavens
Lovers walk a looser tight rope
With feathers thrown upon the ground

I wanna count all those blessings I’ll get
When I gaze on that face
Who’ll glamorise all my fantasies more
I tell you now I can’t wait

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

Lovers speaking
Lovers speaking
Everyone will listen
Everyone will listen
Everyone wants to learn

They wanna learn the language of love
They wanna learn how to flirt
They wanna hear someone call out their name
And wipe away all the hurt

I wanna learn lovers speak
I wanna learn lovers speak

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics.

Song Lyric Sunday. Dreams

This week Helen Vahdati has given us the word Dreams for this weeks Song Lyric Sunday.

Helen says she remembers most of her dreams and most of them are unsettling or bad. I can empathize with that as, especially at the moment I am experiencing the same.

Well I have been thinking about this since last night. Many songs come to mind but two stand out for me. The first of my two choices is Eurythmics and Sweet Dreams.

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

For my second choice I have picked Susan Boyle‘s first audition for the Britain’s Got Talent. She sings “I dreamed a dream”. This is a dream come true on so many levels, this lovely lady has Asperger’s syndrome. She is not what the panel or the audience expects they are almost sneering at her. Until she sings… then her dream comes true. The audience, panel and everyone at home are in the palm of her hand. Susan Boyle is the dream.

“I Dreamed A Dream”

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I prayed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
And they turn your dreams to shame

Still I dream he’d come to me
And we would live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

The song is from Les Miserables which is my favourite musical!

And so to dream, Helen and everyone sweet dreams.

Both sets of Lyrics from AtoZLyrics

Song Lyric Sunday. 17/6/18.

Helen Vahdati said : Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is seconds/minutes/hours. Pick one or find a song that features all three!

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Firstly Snow Patrol and Chocolate with a very disturbing video about time !

Lyrics From A to Z lyrics

Chocolate”

This could be the very minute
I’m aware I’m alive
All these places feel like home

With a name I’d never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of 25

This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean
I didn’t enjoy it at the time

You’re the only thing that I love
It scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer

Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words

What have I done it’s too late for that
What have I become truth is nothing yet
A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I’ll do anything you ask…this time

Secondly 7 Seconds by Youssou N’Dour, Neneh Cherry,

Finally Clocks by Cold Play

Song Lyrics Sunday: Smile

This week Helen Vahdati of This Life One Word at a Time has the help of Jim Adams for our prompt. This week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt from Jim Adams is Smile.

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I have picked this fabulous song, Loaded Smile from Adam Lambert. The lyrics are I the video I really love the words to me the honesty in this song is so close to real life to be shocking.

Then just for good measure a fabulous Take That song that needs no introduction.. Shine. The song may be called Shine but the words scream smile at me and it makes me smile.

Shine”

You, you’re such a big star to me
You’re everything I wanna be
But you’re stuck in a hole and I want you to get out
I don’t know what there is to see
But I know it’s time for you to leave
We’re all just pushing along
Trying to figure it out, out, out.

All your anticipation pulls you down
When you can have it all, you can have it all.

So, come on, so, come on, get it on
I don’t know what you’re waiting for
Your time is coming don’t be late, hey hey
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine.

Stop being so hard on yourself
It’s not good for your health
I know that you can change
So clear your head and come ’round
You only have to open your eyes
You might just get a big surprise
And it may feel good
And you might want to smile, smile, smile.

Don’t you let your demons pull you down
‘Cause you can have it all, you can have it all.

So, come on, oh, come on, get it on
Don’t know what you’re waiting for
Your time is coming don’t be late, hey hey
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine.

Hey let me know you
You’re all that matters to me
Hey let me show you
You’re all that matters to me.

So, come on, get it on
Don’t know what you’re waiting for
Your time is coming don’t be late, hey hey
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine.

Hey! Let me know you
You’re all that matters to me
Hey! Let me show you
You’re all that matters to me

Hey! Let me love you
You’re all that matters to me
(Oh come on)
Hey! So come on yeah
(See the light on your face)
(Let it shine, just let it shine)
Shine all your light over me
(Shine!)

Song Lyric Sunday. 20/5/18

This is my entry for Helen Vahdati‘s Song Lyric Sunday. This week she has help from kirstwrites .

Well the prompt this week is to use a song by an artist or group who has the same name as us.

Well my name is not Smith but it is willow.

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So it’s Fireball from Willow Smith.

Lyrics here at A to Z Lyrics. Too long to put here

Song Lyric Sunday. Angel

This week’s song lyrics based on the word Angel.

There are so many songs about angels , fallen, special and even Cupid. But my favourite is Angel by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, it was the last song they did together as the Eurythmics before a break of a decade when they went their separate ways. It is a very special song for me.

Lyrics for Angel from A to Z Lyrics
Underneath this canopy of snow
Where fifty-seven winters
Took their toll
Where did you go?
And I believed in you
I believed in you
Like Elvis Presley
Singing psalms on a Sunday
Where did you go?
Well she’s gone to meet
Her maker
Back to where she came from
Come to save her soul…
Come to save her soul…
Come to take her home
‘Cause it’s late and past
Your bedtime
Well past bedtime
Angel
My angel
Fly over me
Angel…
She took her life
Within her hands
She took her life
Within her own two hands
And no one can tell her
What to do now
And I believed in you
I believed in you
Like Elvis Presley
Singin’ live from Las Vegas
Where did you go?
Well she’s gone to meet
Her maker
Back to where she came from
Come to save her soul…

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We all know people who died too young weather by illness of the body, soul or mind and these lyrics portray this perfectly.

Another song about Angels by Annie Lennox is Precious she wrote this about loosing her first born daughter. Anyone who has lost a child, or not will understand the lyrics to this song too.

Precious”

Precious little angel
Take a look at what you’ve done
Well I thought my time was over
But it’s only just begun
Precious little angel
You’re my own sweet turtle dove
Won’t you stay with us for ever
In a bundle full of love

I was lost until you came

Precious little angel
Won’t you spread your light on me
I was locked up in the darkness
Now you’ve come to set me free
I was covered up with sadness
I was drowned in my own tears
I’ve been cynical and twisted
I’ve been bitter all these years

I was lost until you came
I was lost until you came

And wouldn’t I run a thousand miles
To be with you
And wouldn’t I run a thousand miles
To be with you

Precious little angel
Tell me how can it be true
That such a gift from heaven
Has been sent for me and you
Precious little angel
Don’t you worry don’t you cry
When this bad old world has crumbled
I’ll be standing at your side

I was lost until you came

This is my entry to #songlyricsunday.

Song Lyric Sunday . 15/4/2018

This week HelenVahdati has given us the prompt Stay for our Song Lyric Sunday Challenge.

Well Sunday is Mother in law day for me so I am busy busy so with out further ado here are the Hollies with Stay .

“Stay” The Hollies

Well your mama don’t mind (bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
And your papa don’t mind (bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
If we have another dance, oh yeah,
Just one more time

Oh won’t you stay, just a little bit longer
Now please, please, please
Now hello, well are you going to

Well your mama don’t mind (bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
And your papa don’t mind (bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
If we have another dance, oh yeah,
Just one more time

Oh won’t you stay, just a little bit longer
Oh let me hear you say you will (say you will)

Won’t you put your sweet lips to mine
Won’t you say you love me, all of the time

Oh, oh, oh yeah just a little bit longer (whoa yeah)
Now please, please, please
Now hello, well are you going to

[Break]

Oh won’t you stay, just a little bit longer
Now please, please, please
Now hello, well are you going to

Well your mama don’t mind (bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
And your papa don’t mind (bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
If we have another dance, oh yeah,
Just one more time

Oh won’t you stay, yeah

Oh won’t you stay, yeah

Oh won’t you stay, yeah

Oh won’t you stay

Lyrics from A to Z

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