Song Lyric Sunday. Heaven/ Hell.

Today is Sunday and so it’s time for Jim Adams to give us the prompt for Song Lyric Sunday 9th May, 2021 – Heaven/Hell suggested by Amy, Aisasami.

I picked Seal singing This could be heaven , simply because I love it!

This Could Be Heaven” is a song Seal recorded in the year 2000 for his fourth album Togetherland.

The album was scrapped after it was rejected by his record company as they believed the album would not be commercially successful. “This Could Be Heaven” is the only song from the album that was officially released as it was included on the soundtrack for the film The Family Man. The song was released as a single in support of the soundtrack in 2001.

There are two versions, with five different edits of the final version circulating. The first version is an early recording that runs for 3:30, with a more simple arrangement and different chords. More information at Wiki.

We should be right here
Get through all this fear
One of these days ‘Cuz when it comes around
We should be right here
One of these days This could be heaven
This could be heaven Living for the part
Giving from the heart
Now and forever But if we let it wait too long
What we have is gone
Memory only This could be heaven
Maybe we can start a life today
This could be heaven
Love instead of throwing it all away
This could be heaven Whoever thought we would get this far
Trying for all these years
The thought that we would fade away
Is more then I could bear I would do anything if you would stay
If you’d stay say
We should be right here
Get through all this fear
One of these days This could be heaven Turning it all for human kind
With you by my side, say This could be heaven Sure we can decide to run away
But we run away from all this here, when This could be heaven All
This could be heaven Hey heaven, baby
This could be heaven Heaven
(Heaven baby, heaven baby)
This could be heaven
(Hey yes, ah yeah, yeah)’Cus I know you’ll call, I know you’ll call
This could be heaven
Heaven this could be Nah na na, nah nah
This could be heaven, this could be heaven
This could be heaven, this could be heaven One of these days
One of these days Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: Seal Samuel / Dave Palmer / Guy Gershoni.

Then I picked Avril Lavigne because it’s a happy song and I love it.

What the Hell” is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne from her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby (2011). It was released on 10 January 2011 by RCA Records as the lead single from the album. The song was produced by Max Martin and Shellback, who co-wrote the song with Lavigne. According to Lavigne, she wrote the song as her “personal message for freedom”. More information here.

“What The Hell”

You say that I’m messin’ with your head
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
All ’cause I was making out with your friend
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Love hurts, whether it’s right or wrong
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
I can’t stop, ’cause I’m having too much fun
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

You’re on your knees, beggin’ please “stay with me”
But honestly, I just need to be a little crazy

All my life I’ve been good but now
Ooohhh
I’m thinking “What the hell?”
All I want is to mess around, and I don’t really care about
If you love me, if you hate me
You can’t save me, baby, baby
All my life I’ve been good but now whoa “What the hell?”

What, what, what, what the hell?

So what if I go out on a million dates?
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
You never call or listen to me anyway
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d rather rage than sit around and wait all day
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Don’t get me wrong, I just need some time to play
(Yeah)

You’re on your knees, beggin’ please “stay with me” (Va fan!)
But honestly, I just need to be a little crazy (Crazy!)

All my life I’ve been good but now
Ooohhh
I’m thinking “What the hell?”
All I want is to mess around, and I don’t really care about
If you love me, if you hate me
You can’t save me, baby, baby
All my life I’ve been good but now whoa “What the hell?”

La la la la la la la la whoa whoa
La la la la la la la la whoa whoa

(La la la la la la la la)
You say that I’m messing with your head
Boy, I like messing in your bed
(La la la la la la la la)
Yeah, I am messing with your head
When I’m messing with you in bed

All my life I’ve been good but now
Ooohhh
I’m thinking “What the hell?”
All I want is to mess around, and I don’t really care about
All my life I’ve been good but now
Ooohhh
I’m thinking “What the hell?”
All I want is to mess around, and I don’t really care about
If you love me, if you hate me
You can’t save me, baby, baby
All my life I’ve been good but now whoa “What the hell?”

La, la
La la la la la,
La
La la la la la, la.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE.

Song Lyric Sunday, Fix / Make.

Hi everyone it’s Sunday again and Jim Adams our lovely host has given us a double prompt this week. The prompt is actually Fix/Make suggested by Amy Aisasami.

In 1962 I was nine years old. I remember my brother’s playing their music in their room of an evening. Being the youngest I was always first to bed. I would lie there and listen to my brother’s playing their music. Especially Adam Faith, there was something about his voice that haunted me then and still does to this day! I can’t find the lyrics to this song. But almost every verses line starts with Make her. EG.

Mix me a person make her of sunshine and roses

Terence Nelhams Wright (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), known as Adam Faith, was an English teen idol, singer, actor and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s. He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5. He was also one of the first UK acts to record original songs regularly.

While pursuing his musical career, Faith appeared in supporting roles in films such as Beat Girl (1960) and Never Let Go (1960), and television dramas such as the Rediffusion/ITV series No Hiding Place. In 1961, Faith starred in What a Whopper, supported by Sid JamesSpike MilliganWilfrid BrambellCarole Lesley and others well known at the time. A comedy about a writer staging a fake sighting of the Loch Ness Monster, it was written by Terry Nation, and had music by John Barry; Faith sang the title song and “The Time Has Come”. He had a bit part role in What a Carve Up! (1961) with Sid James and Kenneth Connor.

In 1962, Faith co-starred opposite Donald Sinden and Anne Baxter in the film Mix Me a Person, playing a working-class youth falsely accused of murder. The thriller was rated X-certificate (the modern equivalent would be a UK 18-certificate) by the British Board of Film Censors.

Following Faith’s 1968 departure from his record label EMI, he concentrated on acting, particularly repertory theatre. After a number of small parts, he was given a more substantial role in the play Night Must Fall, playing opposite Dame Sybil Thorndike. In autumn 1969, he took the lead in a touring production of Billy Liar.

Faith starred as the eponymous hero in the early 1970s television series Budgie (LWT/ITV), about an ex-convict. He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1971 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews.

Faith’s acting career declined after a 1973 motor car accident in which he almost lost a leg. He restarted with a role in Stardust (1974) as the manipulative manager of rock star David Essex, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award. Despite this success, he remained reluctant to act for some years, and turned back to music-related ventures.

In 1980, he starred with Roger Daltrey in McVicar, and again played a rock band manager in Foxes, starring Jodie Foster as his daughter.

Faith played the role of James Crane in the 1985 TV movie Minder on the Orient Express – part of the Minder franchise. From 1992 to 1994, he appeared in another TV series, Love Hurts, starring with Zoë Wanamaker.

In 2002, he appeared in the BBC series The House That Jack Built. In 2003, he appeared in an episode of Murder in Mind.

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Now I have told you how much Adam Faith’s voice and songs haunted me as a child..here is a singer songwriter who haunts me as a grown up.

Fix You” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was written by all four members of the band for their third studio album, X&Y (2005). It was released on 5 September 2005 as the second single from X&Y and reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song reached number 18 in the United States Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Promo singles were released for the UK and US.

The song was started by Chris Martin to comfort his then-wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who he met in late 2002 after her father died. The track is built around an organ accompanied by piano and guitar in the first half and an alternative rock style in the second half featuring electric guitar, bass and drums. The hopeful message of the song, and its two-part acoustic/anthemic arrangement, was critically acclaimed. The song has been performed at memorials such as by Coldplay at the One Love Manchester benefit concert in 2017.

information from Wikipedia.

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Song Lyric Sunday. Bye Bye.

Good Sunday Everyone! Well it’s time again for Song Lyric Sunday. This week our debonair host Jim Adams has given us the prompt : – Arrivederci/Bon-voyage/Ciao/Farewell/Goodbye/Hasta la vista/Sayonara/Shalom. Well once again we have plenty to get our teeth into.

First up though BAY City Rollers frontman Les McKeown died at 65, the band announced today.He died suddenly at home on April 20, with the group paying tribute to the former heart-throb.

Last September his fellow group member Ian Mitchell died.

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop rock band known for their worldwide teen idol popularity in the 1970s. They have been labelled the ‘tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh’ and “the first of many acts heralded as the ‘biggest group since the Beatles'”.

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Caterina Caselli (born 10 April 1946) is an Italian record producer, music executive, singer, bass player and actress. It’s a lovely song but despite searching hard I could not find the lyrics but it has arriviederci and ciao in the title and lyrics. …enjoy.

Oceanic is a 1996 studio album by Greek electronic composer Vangelis. It was released in Europe on October 25, 1996 by East West Records, and in the United States on January 28, 1997 by Atlantic Records. A single “Song of the Seas”, with b-side “Aquatic Dance”, was released simultaneously.

The first track “Bon Voyage” starts with the sounds of sea waves, and continues as orchestral electronica. It fades into “Sirens’ Whispering”, which feature beat sequence with melody and choir. “Dreams of Surf” is based around acoustic piano. “Spanish Harbour” also features beat and melody as well Spanish guitar. “Islands of the Orient” is a blend of Tangerine Dream-like sequences, chinoiseriejazzy melody. “Fields of Coral” is the most ambient track on the album. “Aquatic Dance” is built on a synth-bass ostinato and synth-vocals. “Memories of Blue” recalls the “Memories of Green” from Blade Runner. “Song of the Seas” is mellow sequencer-based track, which fades out to the surf sounds that began the album. The album includes effects which sound like whales, ships horns, porpoises, seagulls and even chimes.[1]

The album showcase melodic orchestration, and by sound is more similar to the New-age music rather than his experimental albums.

Goodbye My Lover” is a song by the English singer-songwriter James Blunt, written by Blunt and British songwriter Sacha Skarbek, for Blunt’s debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). The song was produced by Tom Rothrock and Jimmy Hogarth and recorded in the home of actress Carrie Fisher. The single received a positive reception from music critics. It was released as the fourth single in November 2005 and reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, where it became Blunt’s second top ten single. It also reached the top ten in SwedenAustralia and France. In the United States, “Goodbye My Lover” had modest success on the Billboard singles chart, where it reached number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 due to digital downloads, even though the single was not yet released in the US. The song was formally released in the United States on 7 November 2006.

Talisk are a Scottish folk band composed of Mohsen AminiHayley Keenan, and Graeme Armstrong. The band rose to prominence after winning the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards “Folk Band of the Year” category in 2017. Talisk were formed in 2014 with Mohsen Amini, Hayley Keenan, and Craig Irving. Irving left to join Mànran, and was replaced on the guitar by Graeme Armstrong. In 2015 the band won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Following this Amini became the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician. The success of the band continued to grow into 2017 where they were awarded “Folk Band of the Year” at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Amini then followed to be named the 2018 “Musician of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their debut album, Abyss, was released in 2016, and their second album, Beyond, was released in 2018. That same year, they received the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music, the largest music prize in Scotland.

Hurricane, also known as Hurricane Girls, are a popR&BSerbiangirl band formed by Zoran Milinković in November 2017, consisting of three members: Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević. “Hasta la vista” is a song by Hurricane. It was chosen to represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, that has since been cancelled. Its lyrics, in Serbian save for the title and a line in the second verse, revolve around the subject talking to a lover who has been unfaithful to her. Wikipedia

Mellow D is an Indian Punjabi Rapper, Songwriter and Hit Maker. He is well known for his handsome looks and cute smile. He is famous on various social media platforms including Instagram. He has earned over 77.3K followers on Instagram. Go figure that! I can’t find an English translation so just go with the flow. I do love these type of videos so happy.

Maayan – Jewish Folk Music Band based in Toronto, ON. Performing wide variety of traditional songs in hebrew, sabbath songs, psalms …

I hope this is the correct translation.

Shalom Aleichem

Peace be unto you, ye ministering angels,

angels of the most High ,

ye that come from the Supreme King of Kings,

the Holy One, Blessed be He.

May your coming be in peace ye ministering angels,

angels of the most High ,

ye that come from the Supreme King of Kings,

the Holy One, Blessed be He.

Bless me be Peace, ye ministering angels,

angels of the most High ,

ye that come from the Supreme King of Kings,

the Holy One, Blessed be He.

May your departure be to Peace, ye ministering angels,

angels of the most High ,

ye that come from the Supreme King of Kings,

the Holy One, Blessed be He.

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Well I hope you enjoy this post I think it’s as eclectic as it title. HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE ☺️.

April 18, 2021 – Songs that have a girls’ name in it which starts with an S.

Today is Sunday and our gallant host Jim Adams has given us the prompt of girls names beginning with S. This was suggested by Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing, think about Sophia, Scarlett, Savannah, Susan, Stella, Samantha, Sarah, Sadie or anything that fits.

Well the first song that came to mind was 1973 by James Blunt. The first word of the song is Simona . The year this song refers to I was twenty. I been married three years and had had my first son. We had left London and were living in the middle of nowhere! I would of loved to have gone clubbing….life moved on and things got better! Anyway the song was released in 2007 💜

1973” is a song by the English recording artist James Blunt. It was released as the lead single from his second studio album, All the Lost Souls (2007). First performed by James Blunt during his autumn 2006 North American tour, “1973” was released for radio play on 23 July 2007, to selected radio stations around the world. It was made available for download exclusively from the Verizon Wireless network in the United States on the same date. Starting on 7 August 2007, the song was made widely available for digital download, with physical releases being made available from 3 September 2007. The single peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart. More information here.

Here is another version with the lyrics.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE.

Song Lyric Sunday: Concise.

Oh! My goodness Jim you have thrown the cat among the pigeons today. There are so many choices …. The prompt this week is songs that have single word titles! Well there are so many great ones to choose from that I am in a tizzie!

So I decided to go for my favourite artist Imogen Heap.

My first choice was Thriller, yes the Michael Jackson song. I love this version by Immie, it’s so different to the Michael Jackson version.

Thriller” is a song recorded by American recording artist Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the seventh and final single from his sixth studio album of the same name. It was released on November 12, 1983 in most countries and January 23, 1984 in the United States by Epic Records. The song has appeared on multiple greatest hits compilation albums from Jackson, including HIStory (1995), Number Ones (2003), The Essential Michael Jackson (2005), and Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009), and it was remixed to the Immortal album in 2011.

“Thriller” has been covered by multiple recording artists since its release in 1984, including Henry Mancini (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Ian BrownTen Masked Men, and Imogen Heap. Information from here.

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed’

Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about strike
You know it’s thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

You hear the door slam and realize there’s nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination, girl!
But all the while you hear the creature creeping up behind
You’re out of time ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain’t no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl
Thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight Night creatures calling, the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There’s no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
(They’re open wide)
This is the end of your life They’re out to get you, there’s demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night I’ll save you from the terror on the screen
I’ll make you see That this is thriller, thriller night
‘Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a
Killer, diller, chiller, thriller here tonight ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller, ow!Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’alls neighborhood I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, ooh baby
I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, oh darlin’
Thriller night, baby, ooh!The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller Source: Musixmatch

I Megaphone is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. It was released on 16 June 1998 by Almo Sounds, and later re-released in Japan by Aozora Records on 23 January 2002. The album was primarily written by Heap, starting when she was 15 years old, with co-writing from Guy Sigsworth and Fil Eisler. It was first produced and recorded solely by Heap and Dave Stewart, and it was subsequently re-recorded alongside producers David Kahne and Guy Sigsworth. It is an alternative rock record with largely confessional lyricism, addressing themes ranging from adolescent drug use and revenge to perseverance and religion. The album’s title is an anagram of “Imogen Heap”

Shine was track two on Imegaphone the album was not a huge success but I always loved it 💜💜.

Rain drain my play away
Sun gun me down and burn me
Nature hates me today
My head distorts reality

Madness just moved into my shadow

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die not
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I will not cry and I will be mine
I’ll shine, shine Who waltzed me into this
Am I now stuck here forever
Luck just gave me a kiss
Then lashed me down with a leather strap

Trying to learn to swim without any water
Trying just to begin just when
You’re in for the slaughter, yeah

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I’ll be just fine if I stay all mine
I’ll shine, shine,Shine, I will not cry and I will not die no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I’ll be just fine if I stay all mine
I’ll shine, Shines
You… Musixmatch

The two above songs were early songs of my heroine Immie, and I played them a lot when I was in hospital after breaking my back for the second time, she got me through operations, pain , fear and then afterwards while learning to walk again.

Below is Fountain a video collaboration between Immie and iamamiwhoami . KONSERT is ionnalee’s third online concert installation. The concert was streamed at YouTube on September 2, 2020 for free and featured TR/ST, Imogen Heap, Zola Jesus, and Vander Von Odd.

I watched the concert while I was waiting for my gall bladder op. Lol not all my Immie memories are medical, honest!

What lies beyond the fringe of the woods?
Dust to dust, so we leave for good
When all has gone to blazes I start to run
Until I find places where nobody’s gone

No more weight on your conscience
With ease, I go back to the start

Surge like a fountain
Riptide
And swallow me
Flourish like a fountain
Inside
Gather force from the sea
Now you’re new and shiny
Hold tight
Let it wash me clean

Crawling through deafening cold
Turning head, there’s no sight of home
Though my body’s aching, we have to push on
For every start, no line is drawn

Surge like a fountain
Riptide
And swallow me
Flourish like a fountain
Inside
Gather force from the sea
Now you’re new and shiny
Hold tight
Let it wash me clean

From watching eyes I blindly rove
To guard my stories and find my god

What lies beyond the fringe of the woods?
Dust to dust, so we leave for good.

HAVE A SUNDAY EVERYONE!

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March 28, 2021 – Endless/Eternity/Everlasting/Forever/Infinity/Omega

Well its Sunday again and time for Jim Adam’s to give us a prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. The multi prompt this week is Endless/ Eternity/ Everlasting/Forever/Infinity/Omega!

Alive In South Africa is a live worship album by Israel & New Breed. Recorded on August 20, 2005 in Cape Town, South Africa, the disc was released on October 25, 2005 by Integrity Media. It is the fifth album by Israel, his fourth released by Integrity, and his third live album and serves as the follow-up to his 2004 album Live from Another Level. More info here

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Infinity” is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey from her sixth compilation album, #1 to Infinity (2015). It was released by Epic Records on April 27, 2015, as the only single from the album. Carey wrote the song in collaboration with Eric HudsonPriscilla ReneaTaylor Parks and Ilsey Juber. Carey and Hudson also produced the track. It is an R&B song; the lyrics are about Carey putting herself first and emancipation. However, many critics likened the content to the singer’s separation from her then-husband, entertainer Nick Cannon. Critical response to “Infinity” was positive, with Carey’s vocals and humorous songwriting praised. Particular emphasis was placed on the reference to Fritos. In the United States, the song reached number eighty-two on the Billboard Hot 100, and charted on several R&B component charts. In Europe, it peaked at number twenty-seven on the UK R&B Chart, and made the top twenty in Spain and top thirty in Hungary. Carey performed a medley of her 1990 debut single “Vision of Love” with “Infinity” at the 2015 Billboard Music AwardsLive! with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “Infinity” is the only new recording to be included on Carey’s third greatest hits album, #1 to Infinity (2015).It was written and produced by Carey and Eric Hudson, with additional songwriting from Priscilla ReneaTaylor Parks and Ilsey Juber.Carey unveiled the single’s artwork on April 24, 2015, via music identification service Shazam.Mike Wass for Idolator wrote that Carey exudes “overpowering glamor” and “looks typically ravishing in a cleavage-exposing, black ensemble, which she accentuates with huge diamond earrings and fabulous windswept hair. more information here.

“Everlasting Love” is a song written by Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, originally a 1967 hit for Robert Knight and since remade numerous times, most successfully by the Love Affair, as well as Town Criers, Carl Carlton, Sandra, and Gloria Estefan. The original version of “Everlasting Love” was recorded by Knight in Nashville, with Cason and Gayden aiming to produce it in a Motown style reminiscent of the Four Tops and the Temptations. When released as a single, the song reached No. 13 on the US chart in 1967. Subsequently, the song has reached the US Top 40 three times, most successfully as performed by Carl Carlton, peaking at No. 6 in 1974, with more moderate success by the duo Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet (No. 32 in 1981) and Gloria Estefan (No. 27 in 1995).

“Everlasting Love”

In the UK, “Everlasting Love” was covered by the Love Affair: with a standout vocal performance by Steve Ellis it achieved No. 1 status in January 1968. That version eclipsed the Robert Knight original, which stalled at No. 40, although the latter was reissued in 1974 and reached No. 19 in the UK. Also in 1968, a cover by the Australian group Town Criers reached No. 2 in the Australian charts. Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet’s 1981 version reached No. 35 in the UK, and in the 1990s “Everlasting Love” reached the UK Top 20 three times via remakes by Worlds Apart (No. 20 in 1993), Gloria Estefan (No. 19 in 1995) and, most successfully, a charity single by the cast from Casualty that reached No. 5 in 1998. In 2004, Jamie Cullum‘s version peaked at No. 20.

Thus, “Everlasting Love” is one of two songs to become a Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s (the other being “The Way You Do the Things You Do“) and the only song to become a UK Top 40 hit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, always – with the exception of the 1980s – reaching the UK Top 20. In 1987, the rendition of “Everlasting Love” by German singer Sandra reached the Top 20 in at least eight territories, going Top 10 in five. Her version also reached UK No. 45 in early 1989, affording “Everlasting Love” its second UK Top 50 incarnation of the decade. The versions of the song by Love Affair, Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet, Worlds Apart, and Gloria Estefan also saw multinational chart action which was especially strong for the Love Affair version.

“Everlasting Love” was remade for the country music market by Narvel Felts would make the song a major C&W hit in 1979, reaching No. 14 on the Billboard C&W chart; a concurrent remake by Louise Mandrell peaked at No. 69 on C&W. Just prior to the release of Jamie Cullum’s 2004 version, Buzz Cason theorized on his composition’s appeal: “It’s an uplifting song, with a real positive feeling, and it’s danceable. I think people get a lift from it. When it comes to that chorus it just really lets go.”

“Everlasting Love” was recorded by Love Affair in 1967. According to the band’s lead vocalist Steve Ellis: “We had two managers, David Wedgebury and John Cokell, who both worked at Decca [and] had access to all the imports on the Monument label. We rehearsed in a factory in Walthamstow and one night they turned up with ‘Everlasting Love’ by Robert Knight. I loved it and so we set about putting it down on tape.”Muff Winwood produced the original Love Affair version of “Everlasting Love” which was recorded at Island Studios and featured the group’s actual members: Island Records passed on releasing the track but CBS in-house producer Mike Smith – after failing to interest his regular clients Marmalade in recording the song (which Marmalade deemed “too poppy”) – cut a new Love Affair version of “Everlasting Love”.

The second Love Affair recording of “Everlasting Love” in fact featured only one member of the group: lead vocalist Steve Ellis who fronted a session ensemble comprising arranger/conductor Keith Mansfield‘s 40-piece orchestra plus a rhythm section, the session musicians including Peter Ahern (triangle percussion), Clem Cattini (drums), Alan Parker (guitar), Russ Stableford (bass), and a chorale comprising Madeline BellKiki DeeLesley Duncan, and Kay Garner: the track was recorded in two takes. Mike Smith would eventually attribute the non-utilization of the actual musicians in Love Affair to the need for expediency, arguing that “there just wasn’t time for the group to learn the arrangement in time, so we used session musicians”, a UK release for the Robert Knight original version being imminent.

Debuting on the UK Top 50 dated January 2, 1968, “Everlasting Love” by the Love Affair rose to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for a two-week stay that February. The track was also a Top 20 hit in a number of other European countries in 1968. More information here.

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Isolation is the Gold-certified fifth studio album by Toto, released on October 18, 1984. This was the only album the band made with Fergie Frederiksen as the primary vocalist, as he was let go following the album’s world tour due to ongoing vocal problems. Isolation failed to achieve the popularity of its predecessor, Toto IV, although it achieved gold record status and gave the band their highest charting mainstream rock single “Stranger in Town” (No. 7). Relatively few songs from this album were featured in live performances after 1985’s Isolation World Tour. More information here.

Eternity“/”The Road to Mandalay” is the fifth single from Robbie Williams‘ 2000 Sing When You’re Winning album, released in July 2001. “Eternity” does not appear in the album but it was later included on Williams’ Greatest Hits album. The lyrics of “Eternity” were written as a tribute to Williams’ close friendship with Geri Halliwell and was the 20th-best-selling single of 2001 in the United Kingdom, topping the country’s singles chart. Brian May plays guitar on the track. Though “Eternity” never appeared on a Robbie Williams studio album, a comedic snippet of the song can be heard in “Outtakes”, a hidden track on Swing When You’re Winning. More information here.

“Eternity”

Close your eyes so you don’t fear them
They don’t need to see you cry
I can’t promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try

I’ll sing this somber serenade
The past is done
We’ve been betrayed
It’s true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt, in you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
We talked about your mum and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Picked a star before we lost the moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it’s come and gone too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

For eternity
I’ll sing this somber serenade
The past is done
We’ve been betrayed
It’s true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it’s come and gone too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you’ll find your freedom
Eventually
For eternity
For eternity

Happy Sunday Everyone

Song Lyric Sunday.. Movement.

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams to prompt us for Song Lyric Sunday. This week it’s HOP/JUMP/LEAP/POUNCE/SPRING.

Jump (For My Love)” is a song by American vocal group the Pointer Sisters, released by the Planet label on April 11, 1984 as the third single from their tenth studio album Break Out (1983). Remade as “Jump” (with no subtitle) the song would afford Girls Aloud a 2003-04 international hit.

“Jump (For My Love)” was co-written by regular collaborators Marti Sharron, Gary Skardina and Stephen Mitchell. Skardina and Mitchell were responsible for the chord progressions, melody and arrangement while Sharron’s focus was on the lyrics and melody. According to Sharron the instrumental track for the demo of “Jump” was completed before the lyrics: on first hearing the playback of the instrumental track in the studio (Marti Sharron quote:) “My partners and I…were so happy with the results we jumped up and down” which led to the song being completed to be entitled “Jump”. (The subtitle “For My Love” was eventually added to differentiate the song from the Van Halen #1 hit “Jump“.) Sharron recalls phoning Richard Perry, who was producing the Pointer Sisters’ upcoming album, and telling him: “I have the album’s big hit” and – although Perry considered giving the song to Julio Iglesias, Perry being a contributing producer to the singer’s 1100 Bel Air Place album – “Jump” did become the final song slated for the Pointer Sister’s 1983 album release Break Out.

Despite typifying the overall sound of Break Out, “Jump (For My Love)” was passed over as the album’s lead single in favor of the ballad “I Need You,” which Perry felt would reinforce the Pointer Sisters’ presence at R&B radio, and although originally scheduled as the album’s second single, “Jump…” was superseded by another Break Out track: “Automatic“, which had enjoyed heavy radio and dance club airplay as an album cut.”Automatic” returned the Pointer Sisters to the Pop Top Ten after a three-year absence; however, “Jump…” became the most successful US single off of Break Out upon its release as the album’s third single in April 1984. The song ascended to a peak of #3 on both the Hot 100 and R&B chart in Billboard magazine that July, with the track also charting on Billboard’adult contemporary chart at #11.

“Jump (For My Love)” would afford the Pointer Sisters an international hit, charting in Belgium (#3 on the Flemish chart), West Germany (#20), Ireland (#2), the Netherlands (#9), New Zealand (#3), Switzerland (#13), and the UK (#6). In Australia, “Jump…” was issued as the lead single off Break Out in December 1983 and peaked at #79: reissued after “Automatic,” it would reach an Australian chart peak of #8 in September 1984.The Australian single release of “Jump” was also unique in featuring as B-side the Break Out track “Operator” with Anita Pointer on lead; in other territories, “Heart Beat”, a track with Ruth Pointer on lead introduced on the Pointer Sisters previous album So Excited!, was utilized as the B-side of “Jump (For My Love).” Released prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics, the song’s video featured footage of athletes competing in track and field events, as well as NBA stars Julius Erving and Magic Johnson.

The Pointer Sisters were awarded the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Jump…”, and co-writer Stephen (Steve) Mitchell received his nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1985 for his musical performance as the principal musician on the song’s recording.

At the 1985 ASCAP Pop Awards, “Jump (For My Love)” received “Most Performed Song” honors for songs in the ASCAP repertory during the 1984 ASCAP Survey Year.[citation needed]

“Jump (For My Love)” is published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Anidraks Music, Inc., and Stephen Mitchell Music, Inc.

“Jump (For My Love)” was co-written by regular collaborators Marti Sharron, Gary Skardina and Stephen Mitchell. Skardina and Mitchell were responsible for the chord progressions, melody and arrangement while Sharron’s focus was on the lyrics and melody. According to Sharron the instrumental track for the demo of “Jump” was completed before the lyrics: on first hearing the playback of the instrumental track in the studio (Marti Sharron quote:) “My partners and I…were so happy with the results we jumped up and down” which led to the song being completed to be entitled “Jump”. (The subtitle “For My Love” was eventually added to differentiate the song from the Van Halen #1 hit “Jump“.) Sharron recalls phoning Richard Perry, who was producing the Pointer Sisters’ upcoming album, and telling him: “I have the album’s big hit” and – although Perry considered giving the song to Julio Iglesias, Perry being a contributing producer to the singer’s 1100 Bel Air Place album – “Jump” did become the final song slated for the Pointer Sister’s 1983 album release Break Out.

Despite typifying the overall sound of Break Out, “Jump (For My Love)” was passed over as the album’s lead single in favor of the ballad “I Need You,” which Perry felt would reinforce the Pointer Sisters’ presence at R&B radio, and although originally scheduled as the album’s second single, “Jump…” was superseded by another Break Out track: “Automatic“, which had enjoyed heavy radio and dance club airplay as an album cut.”Automatic” returned the Pointer Sisters to the Pop Top Ten after a three-year absence; however, “Jump…” became the most successful US single off of Break Out upon its release as the album’s third single in April 1984. The song ascended to a peak of #3 on both the Hot 100 and R&B chart in Billboard magazine that July, with the track also charting on Billboard’adult contemporary chart at #11.

“Jump (For My Love)” would afford the Pointer Sisters an international hit, charting in Belgium (#3 on the Flemish chart), West Germany (#20), Ireland (#2), the Netherlands (#9), New Zealand (#3), Switzerland (#13), and the UK (#6). In Australia, “Jump…” was issued as the lead single off Break Out in December 1983 and peaked at #79: reissued after “Automatic,” it would reach an Australian chart peak of #8 in September 1984.The Australian single release of “Jump” was also unique in featuring as B-side the Break Out track “Operator” with Anita Pointer on lead; in other territories, “Heart Beat”, a track with Ruth Pointer on lead introduced on the Pointer Sisters previous album So Excited!, was utilized as the B-side of “Jump (For My Love).” Released prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics, the song’s video featured footage of athletes competing in track and field events, as well as NBA stars Julius Erving and Magic Johnson.

The Pointer Sisters were awarded the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Jump…”, and co-writer Stephen (Steve) Mitchell received his nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1985 for his musical performance as the principal musician on the song’s recording.

At the 1985 ASCAP Pop Awards, “Jump (For My Love)” received “Most Performed Song” honors for songs in the ASCAP repertory during the 1984 ASCAP Survey Year.[citation needed]

“Oh Carolina” was recorded by Jamaican musician Shaggy and released as the lead single from his 1993 debut album, Pure Pleasure. Produced by Sting International, it became an international hit. In the United Kingdom, it became the first of Shaggy’s four chart-topping singles, spending two weeks at the summit of the UK Singles Chart in March 1993. The song fared less well in the United States, peaking at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song received major crossover airplay on American alternative rock radio, and as a result the song peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Shaggy’s version also appeared on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Sliver.

Critical reception

AllMusic editor Alex Henderson described the song as an “infectious interpretation” in his review of the Pure Pleasure album. Larry Flick from Billboard commented, “Gruff toasting and chanting are balanced by a clanging shuffle-beat.” He added that it is “poised for instant pop radio success”.Chuck Eddy from Entertainment Weekly called it “joyous”, noting “the lusty humor” of the song.Tom Ewing from Freaky Trigger stated that Shaggy‘s take on the song “acknowledges its debt to the past right away – sampling the intro from the Folkes Brothers‘ 1960 original. Not just a nod of respect, it’s a canny move, as the crackling, wheezing shanty-town piano sounded like nothing else on 1993 radio, giving “Oh Carolina” instant cut-through.” Dave Sholin from Gavin Report called it “an exciting original creation which can’t help but bring excitement to radio.”Christina Pazzanese from Vibe wrote that “with its familiar, brassy Peter Gunn riff and goofy singalong lyrics, it’s an instant favourite with even the most unwavering of dancehall-haters and seems destined to be the music’s next breakthrough American smash.”

“Oh Carolina (Radio Edit)”

Carolina, wine your body gal
Make dem know say you have it fi mad dem

Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina gal prowl off
Gal yuh fi jump an prance (Prowl off, jump an prance)

Carolina come bubble ‘pon me
Oh watch how she groove
Carolina come wine ‘pon me
Oh watch how di gal groove

Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina gal prowl off
Gal yuh fi jump an prance (Prowl off, jump an prance)

Oh Carolina is a girl
She dey pon top a di world
An now she rock her body
Anna move just like a squirrel
I say young baby girl
I said I love how yuh move
Yuh just a rock to di riddim anna riddim anna move
An now yuh know di girl

Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina gal prowl off
Gal yuh fi jump an prance (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina gal prowl off
Gal yuh fi jump an prance (Prowl off, 1 -2 – 3 !)

Carolina come bubble ‘pon me
Oh watch how she groove
Carolina come wine ‘pon me
Oh watch how di gal groove
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina gal prowl off
Gal yuh fi jump an prance (Prowl off, jump an prance)

Well how me love how she shock
Watch how she rock
Model it a swing
Like mi grandfather clock
Gal, move yuh body
Make man dem drop
Bumper jus’ a move
It jus’ a cause roadblock

Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Yes, Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
Carolina, Carolina, Oh Carolina (Prowl off, jump an prance)
All di Brooklyn gal dem
Dem know fi jump an rock
(I say) Di Flatbush Gal dem
Know how fi get up and rock (Get up an rock)

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“Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards” is a 1988 song by English singer/songwriter Billy Bragg. The song was released as an advance single from the album Workers Playtime on August 22, 1988. Bragg was accompanied on the original recording by Martin BelmontBruce ThomasCara TiveyMickey Waller and Bragg’s long-standing roadie Wiggy, with backing vocals by Michelle Shocked and Phill Jupitus among others.[6] The recording was produced by Joe Boyd with Wiggy. The single had two songs on the b-side: a re-recording of Bragg’s “Wishing the Days Away” featuring Tivey, and a cover of the Flying Burrito Brothers’ “Sin City” featuring Hank Wangford, both produced by John Porter and Kenny Jones.[7]

Written after the disillusionment of the 1987 general election, Bragg describes “Great Leap Forwards” as “my way of owning up to the ambiguities of being a political pop star while stating clearly that I still believed in Sam Cooke‘s promise that a change was gonna come”.According to Bragg’s biographer Andrew Collins, the song “pulls off the difficult trick of boiling down the whole pop-and-politics-don’t-mix argument”,one that Bragg, as a left-wing singer/songwriter would often have had. The first two verses mention the “Camelot” of the John F. Kennedy administration, post-revolution Cuba, the Soviet Union and Robert Oppenheimer. The “Cheese Pavilion” where Bragg is interviewed by a fanzine writer in the third and fourth verses is at the Royal Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet, where Bragg had played on 1 February 1987.The remainder of the song describes the day-to-day business of political activism: fundraising, distributing pamphlets, risking unemployment, culminating in the tongue-in-cheek rallying cry of “the revolution is just a t-shirt away!” Collins credits the song as “featuring some of Billy’s most memorable lines”.

The single reached number 52 on the UK singles charts on 10 September 1988. Go! Discs pressed a “DJ edit” promo with the first verse removed without Bragg’s prior knowledge and to his subsequent displeasure. As well as the UK release from Go! Discs there were releases in Australia and New Zealand on Liberation Records and in Germany on Line Records. Elektra Records in the USA produced a 12″ promo.

Waiting for the Great leap forward.

It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro’s brother spies a rich lady who’s crying
Over luxury’s disappointment
So he walks over and he’s trying
To sympathize with her but thinks that he should warn her
That the Third World is just around the corner
In the Soviet Union a scientist is blinded
By the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded
That Dr Robert Oppenheimer’s optimism fell
At the first hurdle
In the Cheese Pavilion and the only noise I hear
Is the sound of people stacking chairs
And mopping up spilt beer
And someone asking questions and basking in the light
Of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer
Mixing Pop and Politics he asks me what the use is
I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
While looking down the corridor
Out to where the van is waiting
I’m looking for the Great Leap Forwards
Jumble sales are organized and pamphlets have been posted
Even after closing time there’s still parties to be hosted
You can be active with the activists
Or sleep in with the sleepers
While you’re waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
One leap forwards, two leaps back
Will politics get me the sack?
Here comes the future and you can’t run from it
If you’ve got a blacklist I want to be on it
It’s a mighty long way down rock ‘n roll
From Top of the Pops to drawing the dole
If no one seems to understands
Start your own revolution, cut out the middleman
In a perfect world we’d all sing in tune
But this is reality so give me some room
So join the struggle while you may
The Revolution is just a t-shirt away

Source: Musixmatch

At the Hop” is a 50s pop song written by Artie SingerJohn Medora, and David White and originally released by Danny & the Juniors.The song was released in the fall of 1957 and reached number one on the US charts on January 6, 1958, becoming one of the top-selling singles of 1958. “At the Hop” also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers list. Somewhat more surprisingly, the record reached #3 on the Music Vendor country charts. It was also a big hit elsewhere, which included a number 3 placing on the UK charts.

The song returned to prominence after it was performed by rock and roll revival act Sha Na Na at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and featured in the 1973 coming-of-age teen comedy American Graffiti. Musically, it is notable for combining several of the most popular formulas in 1950s rock’n’roll, the twelve-bar bluesboogie-woogie piano, and the 50s progression.

The original version by Danny & the Juniors was included in Robert Christgau‘s “Basic Record Library” of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau’s Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981)

Mia Doi Todd (born June 30, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter. She was described by Dusted Magazine as “one of those artists that seem to function not just as creators in their own right, but as connecting links between other musicians.”

Todd started City Zen Records and released Zeroone, the follow-up album to Come Out of Your Mine, on the label in 2001.

She signed a contract with Columbia/SME Records and recorded The Golden State, culling songs from her previous albums. Mitchell Froom helped her produce it, and the album came out in 2002.

She released the fifth album, Manzanita, on Plug Research in 2005. Her debut album, The Ewe and the Eye, originally released in 1997, was reissued later that year.

Her 2006 compilation album, La Ninja: Amor and Other Dreams of Manzanita, included remixes from Dntel and Flying Lotus. It was followed by her studio album, Gea, in 2008.

In 2009, she released her first instrumental album, Morning Music, in collaboration with Andres Renteria.

She returned with the solo album, Cosmic Ocean Ship, in 2011. In 2014, she released Floresta on City Zen Records.

Take What You Can Carry (Scientist Dub One) is a song about the World War II Internment of Japanese Americans camp experience which affected her mother and grandmother. It was released on February 20, 2020 when California lawmakers passed a resolution to formally apologize to Japanese-Americans for the Legislature’s role in their incarceration.

She is married to Jesse Peterson and has a daughter.

Break all my bones
I’ll learn to walk again
Break all my bones
I’ll learn to dance again
Here comes the springtime
April rains bring May blooms
Here comes the timechange
Green lawns and long afternoonsWipe off all my charms
I’ll learn to fly again
Wipe off all my charms
I’ll learn to breathe underwater again
Here comes the springtime
Daffodils in Easter hats
Here comes the timechange
Spring forward, no more falling backLaugh at all my dreams
I’ll learn to see again
Laugh at all my dreams
I’ll learn to hope and to try again
Here comes the springtime
Bare branches give birth to leaves
Here comes the timechange
Holding a new hand, grateful for the breezeStill my swollen lips
I’ll learn to speak again
Still my swollen lips
I’ll learn to sing again

Source: LyricFind.

Happy Sunday Everyone

Song Lyric Sunday. It’s Hell.

It’s Sunday and time for Jim Adams to challenge us to find more music to share on Song Lyric Sunday. This week our prompt words are Misery, Anguish and Torment.

First up with Misery is Narroon 5. I did think of the Beatles but I do prefer this song. 🦋

Misery” is a song by American band Maroon 5. It was released on June 22, 2010 by A&M Octone Records, as the first single from their third studio album Hands All Over (2010). Written by Adam LevineJesse Carmichael, and Sam Farrar, the song is about the narrator finding himself in a difficult situation when a relationship fades. “Why won’t you answer me? / The silence is slowly killing me / Girl you really got me bad,” he states in the lyrics.The song documents the decay of a relationship, familiar territory for the band. Frontman, Levine told MTV News: “‘Misery’ is about the desperation of wanting someone really badly in your life but having it be very difficult. Kind of what all the songs I write are about. I’m not treading on new ground, but I think a lot of people – including myself – deal with that all the time. Relationships are difficult, and it’s good therapy to write about them.”

Now we can up the agony with Anguish by the amazing Ann Wilson .

Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950) is an American musician best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the rock band Heart.

Wilson has been a member of Heart since the early 1970s; her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, is also a member of the band. The first hard rock band fronted by women, Heart released numerous albums throughout the late 1970s and 1980s; the albums Dreamboat Annie (1975), and Little Queen (1977) generated chart singles such as “Magic Man”, “Crazy on You”, and “Barracuda” Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide and has placed top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990 and 2010s.

Wilson was ranked no. 78 in Hit Parader’s 2006 list of “Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time”. In 2013, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Heart.

Sorry I can’t find the lyrics.

Finally Torment is in the last verse.

Herman’s Hermits are an English beat rock and pop group formed in 1964 in Manchester, originally called Herman and His Hermits and featuring lead singer Peter Noone. Produced by Mickie Most, they charted with number ones in the UK and in America, where they ranked as one of the most successful acts in the Beatles-led British Invasion. They also appeared in four films, two of them vehicles for the band.

I loved this group and went to see their films nothing of which can I remember anything 😜☺️☺️.

Jezebel” is a 1951 popular song written by American songwriter Wayne Shanklin. It was recorded by Frankie Laine with the Norman Luboff Choir and Mitch Miller and his orchestra on April 4, 1951 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39367. The record reached #2 on the Billboard chart and was a million seller. The B-side, “Rose, Rose, I Love You“, was a hit too and reached #3.The title refers to the biblical woman Jezebel, a wicked, Baal-worshipping Phoenician princess who ruled Israel as queen to King Ahab. Jezebel’s story is recounted in I Kings, a book of the Old Testament.

“Jezebel”
(originally by Frankie Laine)

If ever a devil was born
Without a pair of horns
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a pair of eyes
Promised paradise
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a devil’s plan
Was made to torment man
Decieving me
Grieving me
Leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you!

If ever a devil was born
Without a pair of horns
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a pair of eyes
Promised paradise
It was you, Jezebel, it was you!
If ever a devil’s plan
Was made to torment man
Decieving me
Grieving me
Leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you!

Even had I never known
A lover such as you
Forsaking dreams and goals
For the silent scorn
Of your charms, Jezebel!

If ever a devil’s plan
Was made to torment man
Decieving me
Drieving me
Leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you!

Night and day
Every way
Oh Jezebel!
Jezebel

Jezebel!

Happy Sunday Everyone 🦋💜

Song Lyric Sunday.Cappuccino/Coffee/Expresso/Latte/Mocha .

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt. So it’s all down to our local coffee shop where Jims in the chair!

My first choice is “Another cup of coffee from the Beggar on a Beach of Gold album by Mike + the Mechanics, released on 6 March 1995. This album contained three UK hits, the No.12 hit “Over My Shoulder”, the No.33 hit “A Beggar on a Beach of Gold”, and the No.51 hit “Another Cup of Coffee”. All three songs charted in Germany as well, and “Another Cup of Coffee” was also popular in Russia; “Over My Shoulder” was particularly successful in France, reaching No.9. The album was certified Gold by the BPI for sales of 100,000 copies. Adrian Lee performed on this album as a session musician following his departure from the band, and this was drummer Peter Van Hooke‘s last album as an official member of the band as he left the band shortly after the album’s release. Information here.

“Another Cup Of Coffee”

And she pours herself another cup of coffee
As she contemplates the stain across the wall
and it’s in between the cleaning and the washing
That’s when looking back’s
The hardest part of all

And she always did her best to try and please him
While he always did his best to make her cry
And she got down on her knees to stop him leaving
But he always knew one day he’d say goodbye

Where are your friends
Where are your children
Is this your house
Is this your home
Does nothing ever last forever
Does everybody sleep alone

And he tears the business tags from his old suitcase
As he packs away the pieces of his life
They all love him but they always try to change him
That’s what happens when a girl becomes a wife

And she pours herself another cup of coffee
As the pictures leave a clean space on the wall
and it’s in between the leaving and the loving
That’s when looking back’s
The hardest part of all

Where are your friends
Where are your children
Is this your house
Is this your home
Does nothing ever last forever
Does everybody sleep alone

Don’t look back
Don’t give up
Pour yourself another cup.

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“Taylor, the Latte Boy” is a contemporary song by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. It is based on their experience with a barista at Starbucks. It is best known for being performed by Kristin Chenoweth on her album As I Am  but was first released by Susan Egan on her 2004 album Coffee House.

The song details the infatuation the narrator has for the coffee boy at Starbucks. She introduces herself and takes various actions to be signs of his affection. She even goes to the extent of saying “I love him, I love him, I love him.”

Regarding the lyrics, Heisler said, “So many of the stories come from my own experience, my own life, I don’t think that much about it… A singer will call and say, ‘What was the motivation?’ I went into a coffee shop and met a cute boy. No Brechtian overtones.” Information from here.

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Rabiosa” (English: “Raging”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her ninth studio album Sale el Sol. It was written by Armando PérezEdward Bello, and Shakira, and released by Epic Records as the third single from the album, on 8 April 2011. Two versions of the song exist; the English-language version, which features American singer and rapper Pitbull, and the Spanish-language version, which features Dominican rapper El Cata. It is heavily influenced by merengue and dance music. Shakira and El Cata, or Pitbull, sing about each other’s sex appeal in the song. information from Wikipedia.

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For cappuccino let’s go for another love of mine Bollywood!

New Delhi, 09 March 2020: After receiving recurrent encore for Cappuccino song, one of the most promising singers of today, R Naaz is ready to invade hearts of the music lovers with a new Hindi song “Yaad Aayega” along with Abhay Jodhpurkar. This soul-stirring track is composed and produced by Sourav Roy and it is picturised on young yet promising artists Reem Sameer Shaikh and Sehban Azim. The beautifully written song by Kunaal Vermaa is full of unforgettable memories and moments that the couple cherished during the relationship decided by none other than the destiny. R Naaz, with her vocal marvel and mellifluous, does complete justice to the lyrics. On the other hand, the video of the song which is directed by Onboard Films is also quite captivating.Bollywood’s new crooning queen R. Naaz releases a new song “Yaad Aayega”Bollywood’s new crooning queen R. Naaz releases a new song “Yaad Aayega”Bollywood’s new crooning queen R. Naaz releases a new song “Yaad Aayega”After the success of her songs “Cappuccino” gathering a whopping 17 Million in just one month, and her first song with T-SERIES Present Punjabi song Fashion Di Queen, Singer R Naaz, also known as Razia Naaz, is all set to her latest track Yaad Aayega (will be remembered).Talking about the song, R Naaz said, “Yaad Aayega is a story of true love, heartbreak and everything in between. It has been a very special experience collaborating with some of the most talented people in the industry while recording this song.”“Yaad Aayega is a melodic track that perfectly captures what it’s like to open your heart to someone and to embrace what might happen in the future. It sends out a clear message, ‘When one fell in love, how s/he goes through the phase of heartbreaks, how they feel about each other, how they conquer the melancholy feelings, and finally come back in the arms of the loved one. It is a blessing to find someone to love and life whole life with, and this feeling makes it even more special. And working together with them was indeed very gratifying for me,” further added by Naaz. Information from here.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday Breeze/Cloud/Sky/Wind

This Sunday has come round again, this week Jim Adams our eloquent host has given us an interesting Prompt. Weather Forecast, for Song Lyric Sunday, we have to use the words Breeze,Cloud, Sky,Wind.

First up I chose the fabulous Kate Bush who influenced me no end. The track I chose has cloud and sky in the lyrics and sky in the title. “The Big Sky” is a song by English singer-songwriter Kate Bush. Released in 1986, it was the fourth and final single to be released from her No. 1 album Hounds of Love. The single became another Top 40 hit for Bush, peaking at No. 37 on the UK Singles Chart.

The 7″ single was released as the “Special Single Mix”, which includes a different intro. This version appears as a B-side on the 1994 CD single “The Red Shoes“. The 12” single includes an extended version of “The Big Sky” called the “Meteorological Mix”.

The song is about remembering some of the simple pleasures enjoyed as children that most no longer find the time for, such as spending the afternoon looking at the sky, watching the clouds take on shapes.

Lyrics

They look down
At the ground
Missing.
But I never go in now.I’m looking at the Big Sky.
I’m looking at the Big Sky now.
I’m looking at the Big Sky.
You never understood me.
You never really tried.That cloud, that cloud–
Looks like Ireland.
C’mon and blow it a kiss now
But quick’ Cause it’s changing in the Big Sky
It’s changing in the Big Sky now.
We’re looking at the Big Sky.
You never understood me.
You never really tried.This cloud, this cloud–
Says “Noah
C’mon and build me an Ark.”
And if you’re coming, jump
‘CauseWe’re leaving with the Big Sky.
We’re leaving with the Big Sky.
And we pause for the jets–
Hup! hup!–in the Big Sky!You want my reply?
What was the question?
I was looking at the Big Sky.
Tell ’em, sisters!
“Rolling over like a great big cloud
Walking out in the Big Sky!
Rolling over like a great big cloud
Walking out in the Big Sky!

Source: Musixmatch

Sky and Cloud

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Wind

We all know and love Freddie Mercury and Queen’s original Bohemian Rhapsody. I have chosen the version from The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness . Elton John took the lead and though he is no Freddy he brilliant. Axel Rose was to come at the last part of the song. Well I have heard tell Axel would not rehearsh. So when he bounced on to the stage with a flash and a bang, red bandana, crop top, black leather kilt ,white socks and bother boots the audience went wild and I bet Elton and Queen where shocked. But boy was he great. He was like a whirling Dervish. At the end Elton and Axel spontaneously approached the front of the stage arm in arm and sang a poignant ending “Anyway the wind blows.”

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was a benefit concert held on Easter Monday, 20 April 1992 at Wembley Stadium in LondonUnited Kingdom for an audience of 72,000.[1] The concert was produced for television by Ray Burdis, directed by David Mallet and broadcast live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world, with an audience of up to one billion.[2][3] The concert was a tribute to Queen‘s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS on 24 November 1991. The show marked bassist John Deacon‘s final full-length concert with Queen (save a short live appearance with Brian MayRoger Taylor and Elton John in 1997). The profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organisation.

Bohemian Rhapsody”

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 want to 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…

A to Z Lyrics.

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Breeze.

Last up Eric Clapton . Lyrics in the video.

Call Me the Breeze” is a rock song by J. J. Cale. It first appeared on his 1972 debut album, Naturally, as the opening track. The song consists of a 12-bar blues guitar shuffle and features the early use of a drum machine.

JJ Cale performed the song along with his longtime friend Eric Clapton, at Clapton’s 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival.[2] The version, featuring an extended guitar solo by Clapton, is included on the official Crossroads DVD released in late 2004.[3] Later, when Clapton got the news that Cale had died, he performed various tunes composed by JJ Cale for his 2013 Baloise Session concert, dedicating his performance to Cale.[4] For his 2014 tribute-album to JJ Cale, titled The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, Clapton covered the song with the original drum machine sound at the beginning, saying it’s not possible to really cover Cale’s work: “You can hear the drum machine and JJ rambling at the beginning there”.[5] His take on the song was released under the title “They Call Me the Breeze” as a promotional single on June 30, 2014 for Surfdog and Polydor Records, accessible via digital music download.[6]

Music video

On June 6, 2014, Clapton’s management published the official lyric video with licence to Warner Bros. Records on his YouTube channel, before the album’s release. Twenty days later the official music video was released and was directed by Joseph Toman. It features original photographic and videographic material of both Cale, and Clapton with Cale. The video opens with Clapton, hitchhiking with his guitar case in a rural location, holding a sign for Escondido, mimicking the cover art of the duo’s album, The Road to Escondido. He is picked up by a car. The car footage is interspersed with Clapton who is seen singing and playing the song on a guitar given to him by Cale in 2006.The video shows Cale enjoying the classic American lifestyle. While driving around, Clapton chats to the driver, portrayed by English actor and director Dexter Fletcher about Cale, explaining that he wants to visit Escondido because an “old mate used to live there”. Clapton pays tribute to Cale saying “he was a fantastic guy and a great musician … he was my hero.” The video ends with a shot of Clapton congratulating Cale after their performance at the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas.

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