Song Lyric Sunday. Steadfastness.

Jim Adams.

It is Sunday again and time for Jim Adams to bring us Song Lyric Sunday. This week the prompt is: Devoted, Faithful, Honorable, Loyal, True and it is again suggested by Lady A.  Thank you Lady A.

Right lets get to work with a tip of the hat to a blogging friend Raven, great blog do visit him. He’s a great fan of Olivia Newton John and what else could I pick delicately out of the grease than Hopelessly Devoted to you.

Hopelessly Devoted to You” is a song recorded by English-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (1978). It was written and produced by John Farrar and originally performed by Newton-John in the film version of the musical Grease (1978). The song received an Oscar nomination as Best Original Song, losing to “Last Dance” from Thank God It’s Friday at the 51st Academy Awards.

It reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Adult Contemporary chart. On the country chart, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” peaked at number 20 and was her first top 20 country hit in two years. Newton-John performed the song at the 21st Grammy Awards.

The song was not part of the original musical production (and was replaced with the 1950s standard “Since I Don’t Have You” for the 1994 revival), but it was added to the score for the 2007 revival and was included in the 2016 Grease: Live performance, sung by Julianne Hough.

In June 2004, Farrar recalled writing the song: “‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’: I spent the longest period writing the lyrics of any song I’ve ever written. Every thesaurus and every rhyming dictionary I had, just trying to really make it work properly”.

Guess mine is not the first heart broken
My eyes are not the first to cry
I’m not the first to know
There’s just no getting over youI know I’m just a fool who’s willing
To sit around and wait for you
But baby, can’t you see there’s nothing else for me to do?
I’m hopelessly devoted to youBut now there’s nowhere to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m out of my head
Hopelessly devoted to youHopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to youMy head is sayin’, “Fool, forget him”
My heart is sayin’, “Don’t let go
Hold on to the end”, that’s what I intend to do
I’m hopelessly devoted to youBut now there’s no way to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m outta my head
Hopelessly devoted to youHopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to youSource: Musixmatch.

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Next up is Loyal Brave True. A really beautiful song from the marvelous film Mulan. The Lyrics are in the video.

Loyal Brave True” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera, taken from the soundtrack to the 2020 action drama filmMulan. Co-written by Billy Crabtree, Harry Gregson-WilliamsJamie Hartman and Rosi Golan, the song was released as a single on March 6, 2020 by Walt Disney Records.”Loyal Brave True” received a nomination for the Soundtrack Song of 2020 at the 46th People’s Choice Awards. It was also shortlisted as one of fifteen potential nominees for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song is a pop ballad, co-written by Billy Crabtree, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jamie Hartman and Rosi Golan. Hartman, who also produced “Loyal Brave True”, has previously worked with Aguilera on her seventh studio album Lotus (2012), writing and co-producing a dance-pop song “Army of Me”. It was Mitchell Leib, the president of music and soundtracks for the Walt Disney Studios, who opted Aguilera for the project, as she already recorded a song for the 1998’s Mulan. As Gregson-Williams disclosed, “From the demo to the final song, there was a massive leap in the intensity of the song, mainly due to the fact that Christina was going to sing it.” Hartman and Gregson-Williams incorporated classic Chinese music influences in the song—one of the instruments used during the recording sessions was guzheng.

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Okay I had True in the above song title but I’mhumour me because I do love a touch of Spandau Ballet and True is a great song. It brings back memories of going back to being the mum of a baby who was born after an eight year break between the next boy and ten from the eldest.

True” is a song by the English new wave band Spandau Ballet. It was released on 15 April 1983 as the third single from their third studio album of the same name. The song was written by band member Gary Kemp. The song was a worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart on 30 April 1983 for four weeks, becoming the sixth-biggest-selling single of the year, and reaching the top ten in the weekly charts of many other countries. It is Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit and their only top ten hit in the U.S., reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the autumn of 1983 and topping the adult contemporary chart for one week. In 2011, it received a BMI award as one of the most played songs in US history with four million airplays.

True funny how it seems
Always in time, but never in line for dreams
Head over heels when toe to toe
This is the sound of my soul
This is the soundI bought a ticket to the world
But now I’ve come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh, I want the truth to be saidI know this much is true
I know this much is trueWith a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin all night long
This is the sound of my soul
This is the soundAlways slipping from my hands
Sand’s a time of it’s own
Take your seaside arms and write the next line
Oh, I want the truth to be knownI know this much is true
I know this much is trueI bought a ticket to the world
But now I’ve come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh, I want the truth to be saidI know this much is true
I know this much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
I know, I know, I know this much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
I know, I know, I know this much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
I know this much is trueThis much is true
This much is true
Come on, come on, come on, yeahThis much is true
This much is true
Oh I say, ooh I say come onThis much is true
This much is trueThis much is true
This much is trueSource: Musixmatch

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Now to pick my Shouty song got to love some metal from the early 2000’s.

The Union of Crowns is the second studio album by British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. The album was released on 13 July 2012 through Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Antony Smith and Pedro Teixeira. It is also the last album to feature the band’s founding lead guitarist Mehdi Vismara before he left the band in 2013. It was recorded within the first few months of 2012. The album’s release was delayed several times by the band in attempts to find a record label who could provide international distribution.Upon release, the album received mixed to positive reception from critics. With critics primarily praising the album song writing and sonic improvement from the band’s predecessor. Honourable Reign is track three on this album.

Reign upon me, show me how will I survive.
Try and tell me a way to feel alive.
Bring it back to life, to whole new heights
And tell me what is needed.
I know you’ll guide me home down this darkened road.Rain upon me, shower me with the tears of salvation.
Hold me close, hold me near.I find myself another year spent facing a wall,
My life, our path has never been shown, but we move on.
Fighting to keep our reign from them.
Fighting to keep our reign from them.We will fall into the blacker sense of reason.
Choose your side.
I hope to God you pick the right one this time.Reign upon me, how will I survive?
Try and tell me a way to feel alive.
Bring it back to life, to whole new heights
And tell me what is needed.
I know you’ll guide me home down this darkened road.We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
Stand up and scream it loud!
We are The Crown!
We are The Crown!
Triumphant, immovable.In darkness we find ourselves.
We find ourselves.Reign upon me, how will I survive?
Won’t you test me, to carry all the strife
Bring it back to life, to whole new heights
And tell me what is needed.
I know you’ll guide me home down this darkened road.I knew we would pursue the right path, even if it was long.
We haven’t changed, we stay the same; ever strong.Show me the new day,
Show me the new day,
Know as long as our hearts are beating,
We will always find our way.Source: LyricFind.

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Finally Faithful by Go West a seminal nineties group absolutely fab!

“Faithful” is a song by English pop duo Go West. The song is the opening track on the band’s fourth album, Indian Summer (1992), and serves as the album’s lead single. Written by the band and Martin Page and produced by Peter Wolf, the song reached the top 20 in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Its highest chart position was in Canada, where it peaked at number two on the week of 6 February 1993. It also reached number three on the adult contemporary charts of both Canada and the United States.

Faithful”

Oooooooh, I will

Don’t cry baby
Kiss me and say farewell
Nothing’s gonna break the spell
And if you’re thinking time will tell me girl
I want you to know..

Every minute of every single day
Even when I’m miles away (miles away)
I’ll keep the promises I made
I want you to know..

I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
Faithful – and I don’t care
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful –
Faithful to my lover’s prayer
To my lover’s prayer

Listen baby
You can lean on me
Though we sail on stormy seas
Nothing good comes easily
But I, I won’t let you down..

I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
Faithful – and I don’t care
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful –
Faithful to my lover’s prayer

Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me
Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me
Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me
Baby you can lean on me
You can lean on me..

Trust me baby this is not goodbye
There’s no need for you to cry
What we’ve got’s too strong
To be denied, yeah

I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
Faithful – and I don’t care
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful to my lover’s prayer
gonna be faithful to the dream we share, to the dream we share
If the world around us gives up on love
I will make you see
You can count on me
I will be faithful
Faithful to my lover’s prayer
ooooh ooooh faithful, awww
faithful, faithful to the dream we share
ooooh ooooh faithful
gonna be faithful yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
ooooh ooooh faithful, oooh yeah
faithful, faithful
oooh oooooh faithful

baby you can lean on me
ooooh ooooh faithful
baby you can lean on me
ooooh ooooh faithful

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Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday: 5th September. Carnival, Festival, Gala, Jamboree, Party .

It’s Sunday and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday . This week’s prompt is September 5, 2021 – Carnival, Festival, Gala, Jamboree, Party suggested by Lady A.

Jim Adams

There is only one song for Carnival …and that is the Carnival is over by the Seekers . I really love this song it has so many lovely memories attached.

The Carnival Is Over” is a Russian folk song from circa 1883, adapted with English-language lyrics, written by Tom Springfield, for the Australian folk pop group the Seekers in 1965. The song became the Seekers’ signature recording, and the band have customarily closed their concerts with it ever since its success in late-1965.

At its 1965 sales peak, the Seekers’ single was selling 93,000 copies per day in the UK and is No. 30 in the chart of the biggest-selling singles of all time in the United Kingdom, with sales of at least 1.41 million copies in the UK alone.[3] The single spent three weeks at No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in November and December 1965.[4]

The song also topped the Australian charts (for six weeks, from 4 December 1965),[5] and reached No.1 in the Irish Charts for two weeks.

Say goodbye, my own true lover
As we sing a lovers’ song
How it breaks my heart to leave you
Now the carnival is goneHigh above the dawn is waiting
And my tears are falling rain
For the carnival is over
We may never meet againLike a drum, my heart was beating
And your kiss was sweet as wine
But the joys of love are fleeting
For Pierrot and ColumbineNow the harbour light is calling
This will be our last goodbye
Though the carnival is over
I will love you ’til I dieLike a drum, my heart was beating
And your kiss was sweet as wine
But the joys of love are fleeting
For Pierrot and ColumbineNow the harbour light is calling
This will be our last goodbye
Though the carnival is over
I will love you ’til I dieThough the carnival is over
I will love you ’til I dieSource: Musixmatch

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There is only one song to pick for Festival and that is Woodstock.

Woodstock” is a popular song written by Joni Mitchell. Three versions of the song were released in the same year, 1970. The cover by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young appeared on their March 1970 album Déjà Vu, prior to Mitchell’s own version on her April 1970 album Ladies of the Canyon. The CSNY version has become a staple of classic rock radio and is the best-known version in the United States. Mitchell’s version was the B-side to her single “Big Yellow Taxi“. The third version, by the British band Matthews Southern Comfort became the best known version in the United Kingdom, and was the highest charting version of the song, reaching the top of the UK singles chart.

As the name implies, the lyrics refer to the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival of 1969, telling the story of a concert-goer on a trek to attend the festival. Mitchell, who was unable to actually perform at the festival herself due to scheduling conflicts, was inspired to write the song based on an account of the festival relayed to her by then-boyfriend Graham Nash, who had performed there. The anthemic song, as well as the festival it commemorates, is symbolic of the counterculture of the 1960s.

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Now we all all know and love the Bee Gees , though maybe some of us don’t but I do. This Song Party with no name , is not one of their well known songs and I am not over keen on it but it fits the bill and the video has some lovely photos of them.

The track is from their album High Civilization which is the nineteenth studio album by British pop group the Bee Gees, released on 25 March 1991 in the U.K., and 14 May 1991 in the U.S. It was their last album recorded for Warner Bros. Records, after a four-year contract (they would return to WB through subsidiary Reprise Records in 2006: after gaining the rights to their previously released material, they reissued each album through Reprise). Possibly in reaction to firm resistance from U.S. radio to the previous two albums, E.S.P. (1987) and One (1989), which had done well in other countries, the U.S.-based Warner Bros gave this one less promotion and did not issue remixes. They recorded this album and their next album Size Isn’t Everything with engineer Femi Jiya. More info here.

Let’s get started
Move in for the kill
So sincere
I’m here to bend your will
A man without a face
I give you love you’ve never known
We can hold each other, sight unseen
Touchin’ on our darkest dream
You can wish for something bad
Lovers’ lips you never hadAll she wants is your love
All she wants is your loveWe’re the party with no name
And we go from flame to flame
We’ve got one claim to fame
We’re the party with no name
Make those footsteps to the floor
You can’t see us anymore
Ain’t no time for the shame
For the party with no nameEasy money
Get yourself a job
It’s my invitation
Been alone too long
A soul without a space
A party with no mane
Truth is there, but she don’t see
Her life is just a mystery
I’d give her more than I could give
I’d even die that she could liveAll she wants is your love
All she wants is your loveWe’re the party with no name
And we go from flame to flame
We’ve got one claim to fame
We’re the party with no nameAll she wants is your love
All she wants is your loveWe’re the party with no name
And we go from flame to flame
We’ve got one claim to fame
We’re the party with no name
Make those footsteps to the floor
You can’t see us anymore
Ain’t no time for the shame
For the party with no nameSource: LyricFind

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Well you know me I love Bollywood I just can’t resist the joy. Yes joy even in a political thriller! Ko (transl. ’King’) is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language political action thriller film directed by K. V. Anand, and written by Anand and the duo Suresh and Balakrishnan. The film stars JiivaAjmal AmeerPiaa Bajpai and Karthika, in lead roles, while Prakash Raj and Kota Srinivasa Rao appear in supporting roles. The film follows Ashwin (Jiiva), a photojournalist working for Dina Anjal, who covers the TamilNadu State Election.

The fabulous soundtrack for the film is by Harris Jayaraj (born 8 January 1975) Who is an Indian film composer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is best known for his melodies and is nicknamed, “The Melody King”. He composes soundtracks predominantly for Tamil films, while also having composed for a few films in Telugu and two films in Hindi.

The Singers are.:Tippu , Sayonora Philip , Krish , Haricharan. I can find a translation so just enjoy.

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Next up

Jumbie Jamberee” is a calypso song credited to Conrad Eugene Mauge, Jr. In 1953 Lord Intruder released the song as the B-side to “Disaster With Police”.The song is also known as “Zombie Jamboree” and “Back to Back”. The introduction to the Kingston Trio‘s version humorously credits “Lord Invader and his Twelve Penetrators” with authorship of the song instead of Lord Intruder.

The oldest versions of the song refer to a jumbee jamboree. Jumbies are evil spirits who were thought to cause wild dancing in their victims. The song’s references to Carnival also suggest a connection to the Moko jumbie, a protecting spirit figure represented during Carnival on Trinidad by stilt walkers and dancers. The switch to “Zombie Jamboree” occurred very early with King Flash’s version with those lyrics coming out in 1956, only three years after “Jumbie Jamboree” first appeared.

Like many “folk” songs, there is unclear copyright in the song and many lines are variable between versions. While many versions set the song in a New York, Long Island or Woodlawn Cemetery, some place it in Kingston or an island cemetery. The third verse is the most variable with The Charmer’s version discussing the local food at a previous jumbie carnival parade while Rockapella’s version discusses zombies and King Kong invading various New York City landmarks. The third verse of King Flash’s 1956 version further discusses the female zombie’s romantic pursuit of the singer. More info at Wiki

I have chosen the Harry Balafonte version with video simply because I love it!

It was a Zombie Jamboree
Took place in a New York cemetery
It was a Zombie Jamboree
Took place in a New York cemeteryZombies from all parts of the island
Some of them was a great Calypsonians
Although the season was Carnival
We get together in bacchanal
And they’re singingBack to back, belly to belly
I don’t give a damn, I done dead already
Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree
I hear you talking
Back to back, belly to belly
Don’t give a damn, done dead already
Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie JamboreeOne female zombie wouldn’t behave
See how she jumping out of the grave
In one hand a quarter rum
The other hand, she knocking conga drum
The lead singer start to make his rhyme
The zombies are rattling their bones in time
One bystander had this to say
“Was a pleasure to see the zombie break away”
And they’re singingBack to back, belly to belly
Don’t give a damn, done dead already
Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie JamboreeI goin’ talk to Brigitte Bardot
I tell her, “Miss Bardot, take it slow”
All the men think they’re Casanova
When they see that she’s bare foot all over
Even old men out into Topeka
Find their hearts getting weaker and weaker
So I goin’ ask her for your sake and mine
At least wear her earrings part at the time
And I’m singingBack to back, belly to belly
Don’t give a damn, done dead already
Oh-ho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie JamboreeA lot of world leaders talkin’ ’bout war
And I’m afraid they’re going too far
So it’s up to us, you and me
To put an end to catastrophe
We must appeal to their goodness of heart
And ask them to pitch in and please do their part
‘Cause if this atomic war begin
They won’t even have a part to pitch in
And we’ll be singingBack to back, belly to belly
Don’t give a damn, done dead already
Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree
I hear you talking
Back to back, belly to belly
Don’t give a damn, done dead already
Oh-ho, back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie, Zombie JamboreeSource: LyricFind

Finally “I got a feeling, Tonight’s gonna be a good night” by the Black Eyed Peas. The ultimate party song.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Song LyricSunday: Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, Snob .

Jim Adams

This is part of Song Lyric Sunday.

Well this week we have the prompt for August 29, 2021 – Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, Snob suggested by Angie Trafford.

Well the first song to came to mind was The great pretender, by Freddie Mercury. “The Great Pretender” is a popular song recorded by The Platters, with Tony Williams on lead vocals, and released as a single in November 1955. The words and music were written by Buck Ram,[1] The song has been covered by a number of singers, most notably by Freddie Mercury, whose version reached No. 4 on the UK charts. Sam Cooke‘s cover of the song is believed to have inspired Chrissie Hynde to name her band The Pretenders. The Platters’ manager and producer who was a successful songwriter before moving into producing and management. The song reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top 100, and No. 5 on the UK charts.

The song was repopularized in 1987 by Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band Queen. Mercury’s version reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. In one of his last videotaped interviews in spring of 1987, Mercury explained that the song was particularly fitting for the way he saw his career and being on stage.[14]

Mercury’s music video for the song featured him parodying himself in many of his Queen guises through video medium over the years, including visual re-takes of “Radio Ga Ga“, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love“, “It’s a Hard Life“, “I Want to Break Free“, “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “One Vision“, and “I Was Born to Love You“. It was directed by David Mallet in February 1987, and also featured fellow Queen member Roger Taylor and actor Peter Straker in drag. The video was also notable for Mercury having shaved off his trademark moustache, which he had sported for much of the 1980s.

Oh yes I’m the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Pretending I’m doing well (ooh ooh)
My need is such I pretend too much
I’m lonely but no one can tellOh yes I’m the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Adrift in a world of my own (ooh ooh)
I play the game but to my real shame
You’ve left me to dream all aloneToo real is this feeling of make believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t concealOoh ooh yes I’m the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Just laughing and gay like a clown (ooh ooh)
I seem to be what I’m not (you see)
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still aroundYeah ooh hoo
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t concealOh yes I’m the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown (ooh ooh)
I seem to be what I’m not you see
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re
Pretending that you’re still aroundSource: LyricFind

Robert Nesta MarleyOM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley’s contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Over the course of his career, Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for democratic social reforms. He passed away at Cedars Medical Center (now known as the University of Miami Hospital) at the age of 36 of a rare form of melanoma cancer 5 years after surviving a 2 bullet assassination attempt in his home. He also supported legalization of marijuana, and advocated for Pan-Africanism.

Bob Marley Hypocrites Lyrics

Dip for diplomatic;
‘Yp for hypocratic;
Dry for dry land tourist;
Tup for Topper Norris!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
Man, go!!!

Dem cut cut cut ‘gainst ’em one another;
Cut cut cut ‘gainst ’em one another.
Oh!!! dem teach to love one another;
Oh!!! dem teach to love one another.
Man, go!!!

Dem a run come come wid a gravalicious;
Dem a run come come wid a gravalicious;
Dem a run a come a come a wid a gravalicious;
Sehd, a run a come come a wid a gravalicious.

See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
Man, go!!!

Dip a
For diplomatic…
A ‘yp a
For hypocratic…
Dry dry dry
For dry land tourist…
A tup pa tup pa tup pa
For Topper Norris…!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
See de ‘ypocrites, dem a galang deh!!!
Man, go!!!

M-M-MurdaI don’t need no, frauds
I don’t need no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, fake
Soon as I wake up keep an eye out for the snakes, yeah’Cause I don’t need no, fraud
I don’t no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, lies
Pick a side, pick a side
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist upAye yo, throw your wrist-es up, all my bitches up
These niggas is pussier than what? All them dicks is up
All my real niggas down to ride, throw your GSXRs up
I ain’t in the projects, but all my bricks is up, rrrr
You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’
What the fuck is this bitch inhalin’?
I would’ve helped you out that pit you fell in
I am the generous Queen! Ask Ms. Ellen
Tried to drop “Another One”, you was itchin’ to scrap
You exposed your ghostwriter, now you wish it was scrapped
Heard your pussy on “Yuck, ” I guess you needed a Pap
What type of bum bitch shoot a friend over a rack?
What type of mother leave her one son over a stack?
Lil Boogie down basic bitch thinkin’ she back
Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack?
“Back to Back”? Me and Drizzy laughed at that
They say numbers don’t matter but when they discussin’ the kings
They turn around and say Lebron ain’t got 6 rings
I never signed a 360, bitch you wild dumb
That’s why Jay ain’t clear his verse for your album
Sheneneh, you a fraud committin’ perjury
I got before and after pictures of your surgery
Rah took you to her doc, but you don’t look like Rah
Left the operating table, still look like “nah”‘Cause I don’t need no, frauds
I don’t need no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, lies
Pick a side, pick a side
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
I took the price, yeah, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist upYeah, yeah, never been no fraud
Why do niggas that are not involved love to get involved?
Why do niggas claim the streets and act just like the law?
Riddles that I cannot seem to solve, man
Cristal, come at me, Weezy F and Nick
All come and spoke about your shit in ’15
Man, I know you niggas saw this one comin’
My net worth sound like *brrrrrr*
But they don’t pay in cash
Niggas see me like, “What up, Killa?”
Man, please stop bringin’ up my past
I’d really love to leave that behind
Sometimes I ask God, “Man, why him?”
Like the team that I would never leave behind
I really gotta ease off the wine
Which is funny because I just saw Nick the other day
And she keeps getting finer over time
I just knowI don’t need no, frauds
I don’t need no, drama when you call
I don’t need no, lies
Pick a side, pick a side
I took the price, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist up
I took the price, yeah, and lift that bitch up
I took the ice, let me lift my wrist upUh, I am not a fraud, YM, I’m the god
They don’t make ’em like me no more, man, I’m a dinosaur
Blunt be tight as biker shorts, twisted like some handlebars
Lil’ Tune out a cartoon or Avatar
I just looked in the mirror like, “All right, all right, all right”
I would let that little leaguer right there fuck my wife, word
I don’t need no fraud bitches in and out my life, word
Eatin’ out my pockets, they be in and out of sight, word
I don’t need no drama, I just need some nana
Just told my lil’ mama, “Babe, I think I love you, kinda”
Feelin’ like Tune-y Montana, Weezy, he get honored
Drake a headliner, and Nicki, she get finer, wordSource: Musixmatch

No Frauds” is a song recorded by Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj, American rapper Lil Wayne and Canadian rapper Drake. The song is a diss track, made in response to American rapper Remy Ma‘s 2017 song “Shether“, a nearly seven-minute-long diss track aimed at Minaj. Produced by Murda Beatz and Cubeatz, the song was released as a single on March 10, 2017 by Young Money EntertainmentCash Money Records and Republic Records along with “Changed It” and “Regret in Your Tears“. In the song, Minaj criticizes Ma for her prison sentence and her record sales, among other things.No Frauds” debuted and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Critics compared the song poorly to “Shether” and criticized Drake and Lil Wayne’s appearances on the song. On April 19, the Benny Boom-directed music video for “No Frauds” was released, and showed Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne in various locations throughout London. The video garnered backlash due to a scene featuring Minaj on the Westminster Bridge a month after the 2017 Westminster attack.

Snob, well that has to be the ballerina girl who thinks she’s too good for the skater boy!

Sk8er Boi” (pronounced “skater boy”) is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released as the second single from her debut album, Let Go (2002). It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. The song is a punk rockpop-punkalt-popskate punk, and power pop track, which lyrically tells a story told from the singer’s viewpoint about her rocker boyfriend and a girl he knew in high school who rejected him because he was a skateboarder and she was a snob. The music video for the song, directed by Francis Lawrence, features a concert on a city street with Lavigne singing on the hood of a car with a crowd rocking out around her. It was a success on TRL and was voted one of the best music videos of the decade by BT TV. The song has been performed in all of Lavigne’s concert tours to date.

Then last but not least , phony is Dedicated Follower of Fashion from the Kinks.

Dedicated Follower of Fashion” is a 1966 song by British band the Kinks. It lampoons the contemporary British fashion scene and mod culture in general. Originally released as a single, it has been included on many of the band’s later albums. Musically, it and “A Well Respected Man” marked the beginning of an expansion in the Kinks’ inspirations, drawing as much from British music hall traditions as from American rhythm and blues, the inspiration for breakthrough Kinks songs like “You Really Got Me“. While it was quite scornful toward them, many of the fashionistas the mocks would later take its title to heart.

In the mid-1960s fashion in Britain was becoming increasingly daring and outrageous, driven by the youth-oriented culture of Swinging LondonBoutiques such as Bibadesigners like Mary Quant, and the television personalities like Cathy McGowan who popularised them became celebrated as much as the entertainers who wore their mod clothes.

Fashion trends changed rapidly, and the Carnaby Street shops did a brisk business from those trying to avoid seeming out of step with the latest craze. Ray Davies saw all this and satirised the hypothetical extreme, a superficial dandy whose “clothes are loud but never square / It will make or break him so he’s got to buy the best … He thinks he is a flower to be looked at … In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be.

Happy Sunday everyone 😌💜

Song Lyric Sunday. Sport.

Jim Adams

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams, this week is songs that mention, reference, or talk about sports.

Well I am going for two videos two songs that reference football.

The Tempus Quartet are based in Mexico… absolutely brilliant.

This next one has been adopted by English fans especially in the recent Euros. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.

Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ rang out across Wembley as England fans celebrated their team’s victory in the Euro 2020 semi-final.

It has become an anthem for many sports in England, from darts to rugby league, with fans revelling in the thought that “good times never seemed so good”.

Yet its origin as a sporting anthem appears to be across the Atlantic where Major League Baseball team the Boston Red Sox lays claim to sparking its popularity.

It is claimed that during a game at the Red Sox’s Fenway Park stadium in 1997, Amy Tobey, an employee in charge of ball-park music, played ‘Sweet Caroline’ because someone she knew had just had a baby named Caroline.

For the next few years, the song would be played on select occasions but that all changed when Dr Charles Steinberg joined the Red Sox as executive vice president of public affairs in 2002 and came to the conclusion that the song had transformative powers, so ordered it to be played during every game.

On April 20, 2013, in the emotional first game back at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, Diamond came out to the diamond to play his song live. More information here.

But for now football fan here in England love it as do I. Here is the England team and Fans celebrating after beating Denmark.

Song Lyric Sunday: Disturbing!

Jim Adams

Well here we are it’s Sunday again and time again for Jim Adams. I am late but I have a pass from my dear departed mum.

So it’s August 15, 2021 and our prompts for Song Lyric Sunday are – Nightmare, Danger, Terror,Fear And Horror.

My first choice is Nightmare by Halsey, you may as why I chose such a recent song, well I do live lyrics and in a weird way this song speaks of how I often feel even now.

Nightmare” is a song by American singer Halsey. It was released as a single on May 17, 2019 and was sent to top 40 radio on May 21, 2019 through Capitol Records. The song was written by Halsey along with its producers Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, and Happy Perez. The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, accompanied its release the same day.

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Next up it has to be Dangerous by David Guetta featuring Sam Mark. Guetta’s fabulous creation so complimented by Sam Martin’s voice, what not to love? Plus a Si Fi video to die for💜

Dangerous” is a song by French music producer David Guetta released as the second single from his sixth studio album, Listen. It features vocals by American singer and songwriter Sam Martin. It was released as a digital download on 6 October 2014. Both artists co-wrote and co-produced the song with Giorgio Tuinfort and Jason Evigan, with additional writing from Lindy Robbins. A remix featuring Trey SongzChris Brown, and Martin was released on 9 January 2015.

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“Your my my courage when I worry in the deep of night”…we all know that feeling don’t we. Again I find myself drawn to group and the only reason is they sound so good! So that’s why I picked the Afters again.

The Afters are an American Christianpop rock band founded by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua. Havens and Fuqua first worked together in a Starbucks coffee shop in Mesquite, Texas, where they played for customers, before deciding to form a band. They were initially joined by Brad Wigg from the same Starbucks, and drummer Michael Burden and performed under the name Blisse. When Burden left the band Marc Dodd, from the Mesquite Starbucks, stepped in. Their song “Never Going Back to OK” was the most-played song on R&R magazine’sChristian CHR chart for 2008.

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With such Night terror prompts I had to include The Eye of The needle by Sia…. No one expresses the night terrors better

Eye of the Needle” is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Sia for her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). The song was released on 3 June 2014 as a promotional single by Inertia in Australia and Monkey Puzzle and RCA Records globally. It appeared on record charts of Australia, France and the United Kingdom.

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Of course I saved the best until last….no one does it better than Kate Bush….(well perhaps Immi) with Hammer Horror. It’s wonderful lyrics and video….it so beautifully hammy!

Hammer Horror” was Kate Bush‘s fourth single release and first single from her second album Lionheart. It was released on 27 October 1978. Following the top ten success of her first two singles, the song charted at a much lower No. 44 on the UK Singles Chart. The parent album, released a few weeks later, was unaffected and charted in the top 10. “Hammer Horror” proved to be a temporary blip, for Bush’s next single returned her to the top 20. In other countries it fared better, such as Ireland, where it reached No. 10. In Australia, Kate Bush devised the dance routine for the song in her Melbourne hotel room, and performed the song on the television show Countdown.

The song references Hammer Films, a company specializing in horror movies. However, Bush conceived of the song after viewing the film Man of a Thousand Faces, a biographical film – not produced by Hammer – about Lon Chaney starring James Cagney. “The song was inspired by seeing James Cagney playing the part of Lon Chaney playing the hunchback”, Bush stated in 1979. “He was an actor in an actor in an actor, rather like Chinese boxes, and that’s what I was trying to create.” The story of the song concerns an actor who gets thrust into the lead role of The Hunchback of Notre Dame after the original actor dies in an accident on the film set. The guilt-ridden narrator of the song ends up being haunted by the ghost of the jealous original actor, who was a former friend. A promotional video was made for the single featuring Bush and a black-masked dancer performing the song against a black background.

Information on this post from Wikipedia

Everything else said is from me!

Well I know I am late but it’s a busy day today, better than a fear filled night though! Here is one of my night horror poems .

NIGHT HORRORS.

image from here

When sleep deserts you reason is not far behind.

Panic moves in and is far from kind.

With sanity fleeing, taking sense in its path

It feels like a car crash’s bad aftermath!

 Darkness creeps and confusion reins

You can smell the fear like dirty drains.

Open a window and breathe in the night

Calm yourself now there is no need for flight.

 Look up to the stars they are laughing at you

They’ve seen night horrors before so it’s nothing is new.

The moon and the stars burn with ancient light

Oblivious of you with no care for your plight.

 The night is an abandoned tunnel damp and dark.

Shadowy and cold echoing to the sound of a vicious dog’s bark.

The climb is steep and narrow there is no rest

You slip and stumble blindly hoping for the best.

 Where is the comfort where is the light

When will there be an end to this endless night.

© willowdot21. 2011

Happy Sunday everyone.💜💜

Song Lyric Sunday. Words of love.

Jim Adams

Today It’s Sunday August 1, 2021 Jim Adams has set us the prompt. – Alluring, Beautiful, Charming, Graceful, Seductive for Song Lyric Sunday.

My first song on today’s merry-go-round is an old standard sung in her individual style by the great Annie Lennox. I always loved this song from when I first saw in an old black and white film, I was not alive when the song was written or the film was made. I was not born for another twenty years. …why the Annie Lennox version.. because I love her!

Keep Young and Beautiful” is a song by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Harry Warren (music), performed by Eddie Cantor and a chorus in the 1933 film Roman Scandals.

A recording by Abe Lyman and His California Orchestra was popular in 1934.

Annie Lennox recorded a cover of the song for her album Diva (1992).

While it does not appear in the original 1980 version, the song is used in act 1 for the 2001 Broadway revival of Warren and Dubin’s 42nd Street. The cast recording is performed by Mary TestaJonathan Freeman, and the ensemble.

The song was a favourite of Winston Churchill.

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What’s cute about a little cutie?
It’s her beauty, not brains
Old father time will never harm you
If your charm still remains
After you grow old, baby
You don’t have to be a cold babyKeep young and beautiful
It’s your duty to be beautiful
Keep young, beautiful
If you want to be lovedDon’t fail to do your stuff
With a little powder and a puff
Keep young and beautiful if you want to be lovedIf you’re wise, exercise all the fat off
Take it off, off of here, off of there
When you’re seen anywhere with your hat off
Wear a Marcel wave in your hairTake care of all those charms
And you’ll always be in someone’s arms
Keep young and beautiful if you want to be lovedIf you’re wise, exercise all the fat off
Take it off, off of here, off of there (off of there)
When you’re seen anywhere with your hat off
Wear a Marcel wave in your hair, hahahaKeep young and beautiful
It’s your duty to be beautiful, that’s right girls
Keep young and beautiful
If you want to be lovedKeep young and beautiful
If you want to be loved
Boo pee doo, ahSource: LyricFind

Matthew James Redman (born 14 February 1974) is an English Christian worship leader, singer-songwriter and author. Redman has released 16 albums, written 8 books, and helped start three church-plants. He is best known for his two-time Grammy Award-winning single, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)“. Co-written with Jonas Myrin, the single reached No. 1 on the US BillboardChristian Songs chart in 2012.

Redman was born and raised in Watford, England. The family had moved to a small commuter town named Chorleywood when he was around the age of two. His father died when he was just seven years old, and he and his brother were raised predominantly by his mother. His mother later remarried into an abusive relationship that took a great toll on the family. At the age of 10, he converted to Christianity after attending a mission service by Luis Palau at London’s QPR football stadium and was encouraged by Mike Pilavachi, an Anglican Church youth leader to lead worship in his teens.

He married Beth Redman, who is also a songwriter and author. The couple have five children and reside in California.

I chose Gracefully Fallen, simply because it’s a lovely song and fits the prompt.

Prince Charming” was a number-one single in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in September 1981 for Adam and the Ants. Written by Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni, and featuring on the album of the same name, it was Adam and the Ants’ second number-one single in a row and was the fifth biggest hit of the year 1981.

Band member and producer Merrick (Chris Hughes), normally on drums, played a stirring riff on an open-tuned acoustic guitar throughout the song. Lead guitarist Pirroni mimed to this part on both an orchestral harp and a miniature harp in the promotional video. The music video was notable for its extravagant production compared to the videos being produced at the time.

It featured Adam Ant in a male Cinderella role, complete with moustached drag queen evil step-sisters. The sisters accept an invitation to “Come to the ball, and dance the Prince Charming”, leaving Adam home doing the chores.

Sitting at a table in an old-style kitchen, Adam is surrounded by his band members, who are encouraging him: “Don’t you ever/Don’t you ever/Stop being dandy, showing me you’re handsome.” His Fairy Godmother, portrayed by Diana Dors, suddenly appears with five shirtless men dancing the “Prince Charming”. With a wave of her magic wand, she transforms Adam’s attire into flamboyant Regency clothes.

Adam makes a grand entrance onto the balcony at the ball, and swings down on a chandelier. He, the Ants, his Fairy Godmother, her male attendant and the invited guests of the ball dance the “Prince Charming”, which became a much imitated arm-crossing dance as the song rose up the charts. Choreographer Stephanie Coleman explained that each hand movement in the Prince Charming dance had a meaning (in order: Pride, Courage, Humour, Flair) each representing an element of Adam Ant’s personality. The video ends with Adam smashing a mirror, then singing the “Prince Charming, Prince Charming/Ridicule is nothing to be scared of” refrain as different characters: the Man with No Name (Clint Eastwood from the Dollars Trilogy), Alice Cooper, Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Rudolph Valentino from the silent film The Sheik),[6] and Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone from The Godfather (replaced in an alternative edit of the video by Ant’s own “Dandy highwayman” from the “Stand and Deliver” video.) The music video was one of Diana Dors’ last on-screen performances.

Got to love Adam and the Ants !

Yang Yang (simplified Chinese: 杨洋; traditional Chinese: 楊洋, born 9 September 1991) is a Chinese actor. He made his acting debut in the Chinese television drama The Dream of Red Mansions (2010). Since then, he has received recognition for his roles in television dramas The Lost Tomb (2015), The Whirlwind Girl (2015), Love O2O (2016), Martial Universe (2018), The King’s Avatar (2019) and films The Left Ear (2015), I Belonged to You (2016), Once Upon a Time (2017).

Why did I pick this one, just because it’s so cute 💜 English lyric in video.

Sibling Rivalry is a studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on October 3, 2000, by Pyramid Records and Rhino Entertainment.

The album was the band’s first studio recording since Brotherhood, in 1991. It was also the only Doobie Brothers studio album to feature a lead vocal by multi-instrumentalist John McFee and full lead vocals by drummer Keith Knudsen, both of whom had rejoined the group in 1993 after an eleven-year absence.

The group photograph in the inner booklet featured touring sidesmen Guy Allison (keyboards, backing vocals), Marc Russo (saxophone) and Skylark (bass, backing vocals). Allison and Russo also featured on the album, the former co-writing three tracks while occasional touring bassist John Cowan also featured and contributed the song Can’t Stand to Lose written with Poco‘s Rusty Young.

Angels of madness, is track number six on this to my mind brilliant album and contains the word Seductive.

“Angels Of Madness”

There are no questions left to ask
Through your eyes I can see, our future now lies in the past
It can’t be measured in simple time
Each stolen moment shared, a theft divine

And I
Drift through the shadows of a memory
Silently echoing the words i’ll never hear again

While the
Angels of madness hold you in their arms
Seductive lies disguised as truth
As you fade in their dark caress
Still I reach through empty nights for you
Love is no sin
Your night will end

Reflections they won’t let you see
They weave a tapestry from broken threads of shattered dreams
You hold a mirror to yourself
And shine the light of blame on someone else

And I
Float through the echoes of the silence
Lost in the shadow of the face i’ll never see again

While the
Angels of madness hold you in their arms
Seductive lies they told as truth
As you fade in their dark caress
Still I reach through empty nights for you
Love is no sin
Your night will end

Through the shadows I can see
They’re holdin’ you, baby
As you fade in their dark caress
Still I reach through empty nights for you
Love is no sin
Your night will end.

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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜

Song Lyric Sunday:What’s in Traffic?

Sunday is upon us again and it time Jim Adams to host Song Lyric Sunday. Today July 25 the prompt is – Automobile, Car, Jalopy, Vehicle suggested by Melanie B Cee of sparksfromacombustiblemind.

So I thought what shall I choose there are so many great tunes out there. I was taken back to 1979. We had escaped from Exmouth in Devon, we had not quite made it back home to London but we were back in the hub. Life with two out of what would end up as three boys was not so hard. I always had my music. Gary Newman , part of the new wave was right up my street. I didn’t drive in those days, I had to walk everywhere! This song was actually released on our eighth wedding anniversary!

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Cars” is the debut solo single by English musician Gary Numan. It was released on 21 August 1979 and is from his debut studio album, The Pleasure Principle. The song reached the top of the charts in several countries, and today is considered a new wave staple.

The song was the first release credited solely to Gary Numan after he dropped the band name Tubeway Army, under which name he had released four singles and two LPs, including the number one UK hit “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?“, and its parent album, Replicas. Musically, the new song was somewhat lighter and more pop-oriented than its predecessors, Numan later conceding that he had chart success in mind: “This was the first time I had written a song with the intention of ‘maybe it could be a hit single’; I was writing this before ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ happened.” He has since described “Cars” as “a pretty average song”.

In the UK charts, it reached number 1 in 1979, and in 1980 hit number 1 in Canada two weeks running on the RPM national singles chart  (29 weeks in the top 100). It was his only single tochart there. It rose to #4 on the US Cash Box Top 100 and #9 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Though Numan had a string of hits in the UK, “Cars” was his only song in the American Pop charts.

information from Wiki.

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live in carsHere in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days in carsHere in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please
If I open my door in carsHere in my car
I know I’ve started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right in carsSource: Musixmatch.

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Jalopy was a harder until in the back of my mind I remembered this Connie Frances song Hollywood. I was very young but I had older brothers and sisters and music was always playing in our house.

Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero (born December 12, 1937), known professionally as Connie Francis, is an American pop singer, former actress, and top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw. Information from Wikipedia

Whose jalopy is covered with junk
But don’t have any money for lunch?
It’s Hollywood, it’s HollywoodWho’s the local star
With the big, fine car?
It’s HollywoodWho wears the shady glasses after dark?
Who tries to talk the little girlie’s into parking?
It’s Hollywood, HollywoodWho’s the local yokel with
The horn rimmed bifocals?
It’s Hollywood
Go, go, goWho else would hold a cigarette like that?
Who else would wear a little Frenchy’s hat?
No one but Hollywood, HollywoodWho thinks he’s been around
But ain’t never been out of town?
It’s HollywoodI’ll give you just one little guess
At who old Hollywood’s trying to impress
You’re right, it’s Hollywood, HollywoodWho’s that farmer
Who think he’s a charmer?
It’s HollywoodYeah, it’s Hollywood all right
Here Hollywood, here’s a quarter
Go buy yourself some, ah, continental pants
Ascot, cigarette holder etc, etcSource: MusixmatchSongwriters: John D. Loudermilk.

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In the same year as the Gary Newman Track I heard Automobile by John Prime. It really could not of been any more different. The album Pink Cadillac blew my mind ..

John Edward Prine (October 10, 1946 – April 7, 2020) was an American country folk singer-songwriter. He was active as a composer, recording artist, live performer, and occasional actor from the early 1970s until his death, and was known for an often humorous style of original music that has elements of protest and social commentary.

Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois, Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14. He attended classes at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. After serving in West Germany with the U.S. Army, he returned to Chicago in the late 1960s, where he worked as a mailman, writing and singing songs first as a hobby, and then becoming a club performer.

A member of Chicago’s folk revival, Prine credited film critic Roger Ebert and singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson with discovering him, resulting in the production of Prine’s eponymous debut album with Atlantic Records in 1971. The acclaim earned by this LP led Prine to focus on his musical career, and he recorded three more albums for Atlantic. He then signed with Asylum Records, where he recorded an additional three albums. In 1981, he co-founded Oh Boy Records, an independent record label with which he would release most of his subsequent albums.

Widely cited as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, Prine was known for humorous lyrics about love, life, and current events, as well as serious songs with social commentary and songs that recollect melancholy tales from his life. In 2020, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Information from Wikipedia

February morning my car won’t start today
I turned the key at 8: 03
And the battery passed away
Inside a’ my automobileI want my automobile
I want my automobile
I want to drive it
All around this worldBride’s gettin’ married in the springtime
Widow’s gettin’ married in the fall
I got married in high school
Or I wouldn’t of got married at allI’d be drivin’ my automobile
Be drivin’ my automobile
Be drivin’ my automobile
I wanna drive it all around this worldEverybody said to the new groom
Groom, what ya gonna be
I said, I’m gonna be a symphony
Just as soon as I find a keyTo my automobile
I want my automobile
I want my automobile
All around this worldLet’s take a rideColumbus sailed the ocean
Moses parted the sea
Dolores left me yesterday
Well, I think she took the keyTo my automobile
I want my automobile
I want my automobile
Wanna drive it all around this worldNow, I held a little bitty baby
I held a woman all night
Whenever I get the hiccups
I hold my breath ’til my head gets lightThen, I drive my automobile
Yeah, I drive my automobile
I drive my automobile
I’m want to drive it all around this worldFebruary morning, my car won’t start today
Yeah, I turned the key at 8: 03
And the battery passed away
Inside a’ my automobileI’m drivin’ my automobile
Wanna my automobile
Wanna drive it all around this world
Go onIt is a beautiful day for a ride
Hey, get your head down I can’t see anything
Someone give me a cigarette
I don’t want to take my hands off the wheelWe ought to take the air filter off this sucker
So we can see what it will really do
Uh oh, it looks to me like a hospital zone
Everybody get quiet, shhDon’t wake the dead up
We’re almost out, hang on, uh, oh here we go
Well, you can just hold it until we get to the next townSource: Musixmatch.

Finally as I go here is Tracy Chapman with Fast Car for no other reason than I love it soooo much.

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits “Fast Car” and “Give Me One Reason“, along with other singles “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution“, “Baby Can I Hold You“, and “Crossroads“. She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award–winning artist.

Chapman was signed to Elektra Records by Bob Krasnow in 1987. The following year she released her debut album, Tracy Chapman, which became a worldwide success. The album earned Chapman six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year, three of which she won: Best New ArtistBest Female Pop Vocal Performance for her single “Fast Car”, and Best Contemporary Folk Album. Chapman released her second album, Crossroads, the following year, which garnered her an additional Grammy nomination.

Since then, Chapman has experienced further success with six more studio albums, which include her multi-platinum fourth album, New Beginning, for which she won a fourth Grammy Award, for Best Rock Song, for its lead single “Give Me One Reason”. Chapman’s most recent album is Our Bright Future, released in 2008.

According to Metro Weekly critic Chris Gerard, “Fast Car” tells a grittily realistic story of a working poor woman trying to escape the cycle of poverty, set to folk rock music.The song’s arrangement was described by Orlando Sentinel writer Thom Duffy as “subtle folk-rock”,while Billboard magazine’s Gary Trust deemed the record a “folk/pop” song.Dave Marsh said it was perhaps an “optimistic folk-rock narrative”, whose characters are in a homeless shelter. Information from Wikipedia

Happy Sunday EVERYONE.💜💜💜

Song Lyric Sunday: It’s not your fault!

Well it is Sunday and time again Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week July 18, 2021 – Breakup songs suggested by Janis of themomshiediaries.

There are so many break up songs and they are all brilliant. I am going for the first that came to mind Run Time from my very favourite singer songwriter Imogen Heap.

The video shows Immi out running and she’s singing about how a relationship has reached its sell by date!


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“Run-Time”

Sparks might fly, in no time.
It’s a delayed reaction of the third kind. (ooh)
I’m so ready for this.
Shrink-wrapped tones, I can face the music.
Stop matters bonding us way beyond
Our best by-days.

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could and all again. I’m done pretending.
Let’s quit while we’re still friends.

Making up stories that grew to be too tall,
My fortress to forget couldn’t take anymore.
You nearly watched me ruin everything, everything!
There’s a number one rule of don’t-do’s.
Well we knew it all too well.
You were supposed to be looking out for me!
Have you any idea how difficult it’s been?

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could, and all again. Let’s save ourselves a sorry ending.
You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Let’s stop pretending, stop pretending.
And quit while we’re still friends
[x2]

Well I was so young, misguided maybe.
But still this hands over my every pen to paper.
And this all started with a song.
Let this be our last one.
Drop, drop. Bridge, bridge!

We’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Stop pretending!
And quit while we’re still friends.

I wish you well.
I wish you well… (I wish you well, wish you well, wish you well)

Wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully. (gracefully)
Can we just not drag this out, please?
I wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully, (do it gracefully!)
Can we just not drag this out?

Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics

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Imogen Jennifer Heap  born 9 December 1977) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer. Her work has been considered pioneering pop and electropop music.

Heap classically trained in piano, cello, and clarinet starting at a young age. She began writing songs at the age of 13 and, while attending boarding school, taught herself music production. After being discovered by manager Mickey Modern while attending the BRIT School, Heap signed to independent record label Almo Sounds at the age of 18 and later began working with experimental pop band Acacia. She released her debut album, an alternative rock record, I Megaphone, in 1998. In early 2002, Heap and English record producer Guy Sigsworth formed the electronic duo Frou Frou and released their only album to date, Details (2002).

Her second studio album, Speak for Yourself, was released in 2005 on her own label, Megaphonic Records, and was certified gold in the United States and Canada. The album spawned three singles: “Headlock“, “Goodnight and Go“, which became her highest-charting single as a lead artist on the UK Singles Chart at number 56, and “Hide and Seek“, which was certified gold in the United States and gained popularity after being used in the Fox teen drama television series The O.C.. Heap’s third studio album, Ellipse (2009), peaked in the top five of the Billboard 200 chart and received mostly positive reviews. This was followed by her fourth studio album, Sparks (2014). In 2017, she reunited with Sigsworth as part of Frou Frou.

Heap developed the Mi.Mu Gloves, a line of musical gloves, as well as a blockchain-based music-sharing program, Mycelia. She also composed the music for the West End/Broadway play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Over the course of her career, she has received two Grammy Awards, one Ivor Novello Award, and one Drama Desk Award. In July 2019, Heap was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

Information from Wiki.

 I hope you enjoyed it happy Sunday.

Song Lyric Sunday, Entomology.

It is Sunday and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday, the prompt for today July 11, 2021 – Bugs, Insects suggested by Amy Braun, ☆ai love music☆ aisasami. Thank you Ami.

The 1980’s were a weird time for me I had two boys and another on the way! To be honest , I was still not thirty and Adam Ant was was definitely something new ! My husband worked away alot, often dashing off at short notice. I did occasionally want to break free. Adam and the Ants was try escapism for me.

Antmusic” is a song by English rock band Adam and the Ants, released as the third single in the UK in 1980 from the album Kings of the Wild Frontier (released 3 November 1980).

Antmusic” peaked at No. 2 in the UK in January 1981, being held off the top by the re-release of John Lennon‘s “Imagine” after his murder in New York City on 8 December 1980. In Australia, the single spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Kent Music Report and earned the band platinum certification for sales of over 100,000 copies. It also reached No. 2 in South Africa, No. 4 in Ireland, and No. 6 in New Zealand. In the North America, the song reached No. 14 on the US Rock Albums & Top Tracks chart, as well as number 19 on the National Disco Action Top 30 chart (alongside “Dog Eat Dog” and “Kings of the Wild Frontier“), but it did not find success in Canada.

The music video to “Antmusic” featured the group playing in a discothèque with a giant juke box, and persuading the young audience to turn away from disco music and dance to the new-styled ‘Antmusic’. The music video was directed by Steve Barron.

The song was featured in the 2015 film Ant-Man.

Well, I’m standing here looking at you
What do I see? I’m looking straight through
It’s so sad when you’re young
To be told you’re having funSo unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
That music’s lost its taste so try another flavor
Antmusic, antmusic, antmusic, antmusicWell, I’m standing here, what do I see?
A big nothing threatening me
It’s so sad when you’re young
To be told you’re having funSo unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
That music’s lost its taste so try another flavor
Antmusic, antmusic, antmusic, antmusicSo unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
That music’s lost its taste so try another flavor
Antmusic, antmusic, antmusic, antmusicDon’t tread on an ant, he’s done nothing to you
There might come a day when he’s treading on you
Don’t tread on an ant, you’ll end up black and blue
You cut off his head, legs come looking for youSo unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
That music’s lost its taste so try another flavor
Antmusic, antmusic, antmusic, antmusicSo unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
That music’s lost its taste so try another flavor
Antmusic, antmusic, antmusic, antmusicAntmusic, antmusic, antmusic, antmusic
Antmusic, antmusic, antmusic, antmusic
Antmusic, antmusic, antmusic-

Source: Musixmatch

Song Lyric Sunday: America, America: 4th of July.

Good Sunday everyone it’s time again for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. This week Jim has given us a subject so wide it’s almost an impossible choice. Here is the prompt.

July 4, 2021 – American music which is a melting pot of styles woven together, incorporating elements of Barbershop, Bluegrass, Blues, Christian, Contemporary, Country, Doo Wop, Folk, Gospel, Jazz, Motown, Patriotic, Ragtime, Rock, R&B, Spiritual, and Soul music, but what I am really looking for is music by an American group, so Aerosmith, Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Creedence, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Eagles, Journey, Prince, Simon & Garfunkel, Santana and many others would all work great.

Did I say this was an almost impossible task …. Okay I thought long and hard and the first thought I had would not be dismissed however hard I tried . The wonderful John Denver spoke to me more than anything or anyone on Jim’s list. Funny really because country is not really my type of music but my tastes are eclectic and I have a lot of time for John Denver as a singersongwriter, actor and person.

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was one of America’s best-selling performers; AllMusic has called Denver “among the most beloved entertainers of his era”.

Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed. He had 33 albums and singles that were certified Gold and Platinum in the U.S by the RIAA, with estimated sales of more than 33 million units. He recorded and performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, disdain for city life, enthusiasm for music, and relationship trials. Denver’s music appeared on a variety of charts, including country music, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, earning 12 gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs “Take Me Home, Country Roads“, “Poems, Prayers and Promises“, “Annie’s Song“, “Rocky Mountain High“, “Calypso“, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy“, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders“.

Denver appeared in several films and television specials during the 1970s and 1980s, including the 1977 hit Oh, God!, in which he starred alongside George Burns. He continued to record into the 1990s, also focusing on environmental issues as well as lending vocal support to space exploration and testifying in front of Congress to protest censorship in music. He lived in Aspen for much of his life, and he was known for his love of Colorado. In 1974, Denver was named poet laureate of the state. The Colorado state legislature also adopted “Rocky Mountain High” as one of its two state songs in 2007, and West Virginia did the same for “Take Me Home, Country Roads” in 2014.

An avid pilot, Denver died at age 53 in a single-fatality crash while piloting a recently purchased light plane. Information from Wikipedia.

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What a beautiful man , so talented. Not without faults but he was human. He to me is the embodiment of clean cut America at it best, to my mind anyway.

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE

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