Song Lyric Sunday: MA.

Is Sunday again and time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt: Songs beginning with M and A.

Written and released before I met hubby Mellow Yellow was part of my youth. I was in love with Donovan! This song was definitely one of my favourites.

Mellow Yellow” is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. In the US it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. (Both “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys and “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band kept it from hitting No. 1.) Outside the US, “Mellow Yellow” peaked at No. 8 in the UK in early 1967.

The song was rumoured to be about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960s, though this aspect of bananas has since been debunked. According to Donovan’s notes, accompanying the album Donovan’s Greatest Hits, the rumour that one could get high from smoking dried banana skins was started by Country Joe McDonald in 1966, and Donovan heard the rumour three weeks before “Mellow Yellow” was released as a single. According to The Rolling Stone Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll, he admitted later the song made reference to a vibrator; an “electrical banana” as mentioned in the lyrics. This definition was re-affirmed in an interview with NME magazine: “it’s about being cool, laid-back, and also the electrical bananas that were appearing on the scene – which were ladies’ vibrators.”

Paul McCartney can be heard as one of the background revellers on this track, but the “quite rightly” whispering answering lines in the chorus is not McCartney but rather Donovan himself. Donovan had a small part in coming up with the lyrics for “Yellow Submarine“, and McCartney played bass guitar (uncredited) on portions of Donovan’s Mellow Yellow album.

In 2005, the track was remastered by EMI Records for the Mellow Yellow album re-issue.

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Next a song beginning with A. It has to be Billy Joel and Always a Woman to me. When this came out in 1977 we had been married six years and have two of the boys by then.

She’s Always a Woman” is a song from Billy Joel‘s 1977 album The Stranger. It is a love song about a modern woman whom the singer has fallen totally in love with to the extent of falling for her endearing quirks as well as her flaws. The single peaked at No. 17 in the U.S. in 1977, and at No. 53 in the UK in 1986, when it was released as a double A-side with “Just the Way You Are“. It re-entered the UK chart in 2010, reaching No. 29. The song is played in the compound time signature of 6/8. The song was released in 1977, following several other hits from The Stranger including “Just the Way You Are“, “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” and “Only the Good Die Young“. Musically, Joel has said that he was influenced by Gordon Lightfoot and his mellow acoustic guitar ballads. It is a love song that Joel wrote for his then wife, Elizabeth Weber. Elizabeth had taken over management of Joel’s career, and was able to put his financial affairs in order after Joel had signed some bad deals and contracts. She was a tough and savvy negotiator who could “wound with her eyes” or “steal like a thief”, but would “never give in”. Because of her tough-as-nails negotiating style, many business adversaries thought she was “unfeminine,” but to Joel, she was always a woman. The two eventually divorced in 1982.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collar.” Use it as a verb, a noun, or metaphorically. Bonus points for using it in all three ways! Enjoy!

Now there’s the ambiguous Dog Collar, that can mean a collar for a dog or a colour for for a vicar or priest. So that is our noun.

© willowdot21

Or we could go down the police line , so we would get a verb. To collar, to arrest someone for a criminal act, you can say you felt someone’s collar, that is also an arrest! Also the past tense ” he collared the suspect.

There is also the good old fashioned collar on, a shirt a dress a coat. That like the top paragraph is a noun.

And here a metaphorical Tanka.

Tight around her neck

Like a noose sapping her air

Her badge of office

At births, deaths and marriages

It was always on there on show.

I think that fulfills the prompt .

This silliness was brought to you for LindaGHill’s Saturday Stream of Consciousness.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 29/2020

It’s Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of consciousness Saturday.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more than a hundred.” Write your post inspired by something you have more than a hundred of in your home right now. Enjoy!

There is a wardrobe in the spare room and the bottom of it is filled with photos. Weddings, holidays, parties, funerals, days out, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, friends, families , funerals, happy days and desparate days 💜

All life is here. An Acrostic Poem

Pleasing memories linger
Hopefully they multiply and evolve
One triggers this another that.
Time is caught in a feathered cap.
Onwards they march waking feelings as they
Go, swelling with captured love.
Repeating what has gone before
A silly face here a false smile
Placating hidden fears
Hoping against hope for better years
Sound not needed, silent pictures

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 1/2020

Today is Saturday and it’s time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Our prompt this week, should we choose to take it is : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more.” Start your post with the word “more.” Enjoy!

More or less I am pretty much at the end of my tether right now. It’s 5am and sleep abandoned me about an hour ago. Here I am wide awake no hope of Morpheus returning. Typing this I am becoming more irritated by the minute. I can hear the birds waking up, the pidgeons, crows, rooks and magpies all calling to each other also the foxes are out and about I can hear them too. Today is starting all too early. My drain is uncomfortable so I have taken a paracetamol, I don’t take anything stronger, well that’s another story.

Come dawn if you must

With all your noise and raucous

Nature is awake

Shelley Krupa

The above Haibun was brought to you as part of LindaGHill’s #SoCS. From a very tired and sore , grumpy soul, need I say more!

Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Song.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you. Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!

So I went into my photos and I found this photo taken by my daughter in law of our grandsons. The moody sky and setting really made me think of this song.

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Well there can be only one song. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. By The Hollies.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #SoCs.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 16/2020. Want.

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “want.” Make the word “want” the first, second, or third word of your post. Have fun!

Want, we all have wants, some just have bigger wants than others. Before Covid19 most people, let’s call them the haves, wanted possessions, cars, gadgets, clothes, homes, holidays. The rest, let’s call them the have nots, just wanted, a roof over their heads, food on the table, and a job.

Now I want to believe that since Covid19 there has been a sea change and people are more caring and giving. I am not convinced, I know some are, many are, yet many have not changed one iota.

My Pandemic Song.

Tell me what I want, what I really, really want. ….If you want be my saviour, if you want to be my friend you’d make sure the war on want will end.

Do I want to self isolate, do I really, really want to self isolate, after all it not that much fun. Self distancing not easy when your street’s overrun! Do we want a park do we really, really, really want a park, we zigga zag do!

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya?Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

So what’ya really want, what’ya really, really want? Helping hands are great but what happens when the crisis ends.

Do ya really want a mask, do ya really, really want a mask? Are they going to protect you, is the question you gotta ask?

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya?Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. Is some clarity, so far it all confusion you see. I wanna know, really, really want to know what the rules are, before we all sink too far.

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya? Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

So what we want, what we really, really want, is honesty. If we all work together world wide we could be virus free.

I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna I wanna really, really, really wanna zig-a-zig ah!

Do you want to queue do you really, really want to queue, well if you want to eat that’s what you got to do. Oo.

If you want be my saviour, if you want to be my friend, you’d make sure the war on want would end.

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya? Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

with apologies to the Spice Girls.

Ritu Sis if you fancy singing this I be so honoured 🌹🌹🌹🌹

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 2/2020

It’s Saturday again and time for LindaGHill’s Saturday Stream of Consciousness.”Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!

I chose a bottle of Domestos, (Bleach).

Ingestion. Seek medical help. Now we should all be aware that bleach inside the body is very dangerous. It is corrosive and will burn and cause massive damage.

So why at a news conference the other week did President Trump surprised nearly everyone when he suggested using powerful cleaning agents, through an injection, as a possible Covid-19 cure.

Yes, indeed he did, but hold on, apparently, he later said it was “scarcasm” whit? I now see why my father always said scarcasm is the lowest form of whit.

That’s all folks

#SoCs

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 28/19

It’s the last Saturday of 2019 and so it’s the last SoCs of the year.

LindaGHill said, “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “year.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy! #SoCs

Image from Pixabay

Year Ending was a strange place nothing much ever happened there. The streets were always shrouded in half light, that late afternoon light just before it gets dark. There was always rain or snow, even both on occasion. The houses were always dressed for Christmas but the decorations inevitable looked old, tired!

There was always something in the air, a coming to an end of things past that cannot be undone and a conflicting expectancy of an unknown start a comming. Nothing ever got started or ended it was as if everyone and everything there was caught in a void.

Just up the road in the next town everything was bright and new everything was hustle and bustle. The streets were lined with houses that looked brand new. People were busy full of good intentions and resolutions! Yes everything was always bright and new.

Two towns only a minute apart, yes indeed Year Ending and New Year.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 21/19

It is Friday and Linda said : Time for your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ingle.” Find a word that contains “ingle” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

Ingle has more than one meaning, from Scottish Gaelic the word aingeal meaning fire and light. To Paramore or sweetheart the origin of this is unknown.

Anyhow let’s see if we can have some Christmas fun with those two meanings.

Image from Pixabay

Fairy sat in the inglenook next to the roaring fire.

So grateful was she to be inside, out there in the snow she thought she’d expire.

Father Christmas and the reindeer were on their way.

He it all to do tonight and he had such a full slay!

As he approached the last house he spotted the chimney imiting smoke.

This was the last straw he couldn’t cope.

He stood on the roof and stomped his boots

Come on Dancer and Prancer help me into my fire proof suit

Down the chimney once more

To be surprised to find his paramore

Santa was filled with happy glee his darling ingle to see.

All his Christmas Eve Delivery blues did flee.

Image from Pixabay.

This is a late entry for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 2/19

Nuts about you
Yes it’s true
Without you
I would be so blue.
What’s a girl to do
When she is just nuts about you?

Nuts, that is just what LindaGHill said well she actually said :

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nuts.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Nuts can mean that you are insane, mad,deranged or just plain stupid. It can apply to a person, thing or even a plan. Nuts can also just be nuts as in the peanut, hazel, brazil, walnut, pecan, pine nuts…need I go on?

Nutshell now here is an interesting word, it can mean at face value or just mean the shell a nut comes in. You need to use a nutcracker to open nuts because their shells are so hard! Mind you there is no point in trying to use nutcrackers on coconuts, no they need something much stronger, machete , hammer and chisel or an axe…too dangerous let us not go there. Anyway nutcrackers doesn’t count as its only nut and not nuts! Unlike Nutshell which is nuts. Now you can also say “That’s it in a nutshell” that means that is the essence of a thing or the concise meaning of something or even the whole thing in a short version. For instance. “He broke the door as he left, then drove off in the car, crashed it broke his leg and ended up in hospital…that’s it in a nutshell.”

Now this post is driving me nuts because it has taken me ages to write because I have to keep stopping to , get up, walk the dog, have breakfast, clean up , prepare to go out and just stay sane! So here is the finished article , unedited but that is what SoCs is all about isn’t it. So have a good Saturday and don’t go NUTS!

This daft post was brought to you care of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. #SoCs.

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