Song Lyric Sunday: Explosions

This week Helen Vahdati said : Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song with a word that describes a sound in the title or lyrics. 

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Well here I am a day late, apologies I just couldn’t manage to post this Sunday.

Sounds in the lyric or title well there are many from Hazel O’Conner and Breaking Glass to  Thats the sound of the men working on the chain gang . By Sam Cooke

Both amazing songs. Today I am going to choose Explosions By Ellie Goulding

It perfectly reflects way I feel right now. 

Lyrics Explosions Ellie Goulding.

You trembled like you’d seen a ghost
And I gave in
I lack the things you need the most
You said where have you been
You wasted all that sweetness to run and hide
I wonder why
I remind you of the days you poured your heart into
But you never tried
I’ve fallen from grace
Took a blow to my face
I’ve loved and I’ve lost
I’ve loved and I’ve lost

Explosions on the day you wake up
Needing somebody and you’ve learned
It’s okay to be afraid
But it will never be the same
It will never be the same

You left my soul bleeding in the dark
So you could be king
The rules you set are still untold to me and I
Lost my faith in everything
The nights you could cope, your intentions were gold
But the mountains will shake
I need to know I can still make

Explosions on

Lyric from Google.


Have a great week folks avoid the black dog 💜


Song Lyric Sunday: Footloose.


Today Helen Vahdati has set us the prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday : This week’s song is to be about Dance or Dancing, either in the Title or the Lyrics. 

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Now this week I am choosing the song Footloose by Kenny Loggins from the film of the same name.

Now I know this is a sort of cheat because there is no mention of Dance or Dancing in either the title or the lyrics but the film and the song are both about dancing and being young. 

I love the song and the film it always lifts me so come on Kenny and Kevin take it away

“Footloose”

By Kenny Loggins.

Been working so hard
I’m punching my card
Eight hours for what
Oh, tell me what I got

I’ve got this feeling
That times are holding me down
I’ll hit the ceiling
Or else I’ll tear up this town

Now I gotta cut loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

You’re playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Deep way down in your heart
You’re burning yearning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain’t passing you by
I’m trying to tell you
It will if you don’t even try

You can fly if you’d only cut loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Oo-wee, Marie, shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo, come on, come on let’s go
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Oooooooooh

(First) You’ve got to turn me around
(Second) And put your feet on the ground
(Third) Now take the hold of all

I’m turning it loose footloose,
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

(Footloose) footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut, everybody cut

Everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
(Everybody) everybody cut footloose

AtoZ Lyrics

Song Lyric Sunday: Happy Memories. 

Helen Vahdati of Helenswordsoflife said this week to choose a song about a time when we were happy, in essence a post built around a happy memory. 

Well many years back I was going through a bad time in my life, marriage, relationships, work all sorts! 

Long story short I had two good friends at the time and we went on a girly week’s holiday in Devon. I did the driving and we all did the singing! 

The song we sang the most was Lifted by the Lighthouse Family. Happy memories. Driving down country lanes, through sleepy towns and villages and Fish and chips on the sea front! 

“Lifted”.   Lighthouse Family.
I’d really love to be alone without all the 

Ache and pain and the April showers 

But it ain’t long before I long for you, like a 

Ray of hope, coming through the blue moon 
When it all gets dark again 

The whole thing falls apart I guess 

It doesn’t really matter ’bout the rain 

’cause we’ll get through it anyway 

We’ll get up and start again 
’cause we could be Lifted, Lifted, Lifted 

We could be Lifted 

From the shadows, lifted 

Oh we could be, lifted up today 

Lifted all the way, you and I forever 

Baby, lifted, lifted, lifted, hey 
It’s undisturbable the peace we found 

In a bright new space up above the clouds 

Everything is understandable 

You don’t have to say anything too loud 
When all our luck runs out again 

We’re brought back down to solid ground 

I wouldn’t say I’m mad about the rain 

But we’ll get through it anyway 

We’ll get back to the start again 
’cause we could be lifted, lifted, lifted 

We could be lifted 

From the shadows, lifted 

Oh we could be, lifted up today 

Lifted all the way, you and I forever 

Baby, lifted, we could be lifted, we could be lifted, hey 
We could be lifted, we could be lifted, we could be lifted 

You and I forever 

We could be lifted, we could be lifted, yeah we could be lifted 

We could be lifted up to new horizons 
Lifted, lifted up today, lifted all the way, yeah we could be lifted 

We could be lifted, from the shadows, we could be lifted 

Lifted upto new horizons 

When it all gets dark again, it doesn’t really matter ’bout the rain 

When it all gets dark again, it doesn’t really matter ’bout the rain

Lyrics found at AtoZ Lyrics

Song Lyric Sunday : The Universal Soldier

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song about the military.

This  week  HELEN VAHDATI   of  This  life  one word  at a time   has  set  us  a  hard  task, well  to my mind  anyway.  I  was  going  to  pick  more  than  one.  Then I  thought  No  the  Universal  Soldier  is  not only  the Soldier   but also  the  Sailor , the  Marine  and  the  Airman he is  all of  them  and  all of  us.

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Here  we  go , well for  my  choice  I  am  going  back  to  my  youth  and  a song  from  Donovan The  Universal Soldier  the  song  was  written  by  Buffy  Sainte- Marie  I  first  heard  the  song  in  1964,my  first  protest  song!

Lyrics  by  A to  Z Lyrics

“Universal Soldier”  written  by  Buffy  Sainte  – Marie 

He’s five foot-two, and he’s six feet-four,
He fights with missiles and with spears.
He’s all of thirty-one, and he’s only seventeen,
Been a soldier for a thousand years.

He’a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.
And he knows he shouldn’t kill,
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me my friend and me for you.

And he’s fighting for Canada,
He’s fighting for France,
He’s fighting for the USA,
And he’s fighting for the Russians,
And he’s fighting for Japan,
And he thinks we’ll put an end to war this way.

And he’s fighting for Democracy,
He’s fighting for the Reds,
He says it’s for the peace of all.
He’s the one who must decide,
Who’s to live and who’s to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

But without him,
How would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
He’s the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killing can’t go on.

He’s the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame,
His orders come from far away no more,
They come from here and there and you and me,
And brothers can’t you see,
This is not the way we put the end to war.

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Peace  to  you  all.

Song Lyric Sunday, Alejandro, Lady GaGa.

Well this week Helen Vahdati has asked us to use the prompt of a song with a name of a person in Title or Lyrics  for Song Lyric Sunday.  Her Blog is here do visit  it. 

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Now that might sound  easy but believe you me it’s not really and there are so many amazing songs with people’s names in them . I think everyone in the business from the Beatles to the Stones, Dylan to Baez, The Kinks to Elvis, you get the point 😱

So thinking cap on I hope this one means something, who knows we all see songs differently. So what I picked? A song that I end up singing all day if even hear a couple of bars of it! It is Alejandro by Lady Garage and as you will see it has an “unusual” video to go with it though not unusual Lady Ga Ga, all her videos a little masterpieces in theirselves.  I hope you enjoy.

Lyrics found at A to Z Lyrics
“Alejandro”

I know that we are young
And I know that you may love me
But I just can’t be with you like this anymore
Alejandro

She’s got both hands
In her pocket
And she won’t look at you (won’t look at you)
She hides true love
En su bolsillo
She’s got a halo around her finger
Around you

You know that I love you boy
Hot like Mexico
Rejoice
At this point I’ve gotta choose
Nothing to lose

Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name
Alejandro
I’m not your babe
I’m not your babe
Fernando
Don’t wanna kiss
Don’t wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette, hush
Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name
Roberto

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro

Stop
Please, just let me go
Alejandro
Just let me go

She’s not broken
She’s just a baby
But her boyfriend’s like her dad
Just like a dad
And all those flames that
Burned before him
Now he’s gotta firefight
Gotta cool the bad

You know that I love you boy
Hot like Mexico
Rejoice
At this point I’ve gotta choose
Nothing to lose

Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name
Alejandro
I’m not your babe
I’m not your babe
Fernando
Don’t wanna kiss
Don’t wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette, hush
Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name
Roberto

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro

Don’t bother me
Don’t bother me
Al-e-jan-dro
Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name
Bye Fernando
I’m not your babe
I’m not your babe
Alejandro
Don’t wanna kiss
Don’t wanna touch
Fernando

Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name
Alejandro
I’m not your babe
I’m not your babe
Fernando
Don’t wanna kiss
Don’t wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette, hush
Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name
Roberto

[2x]
Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro

[Simultaneously – 2x]
Don’t call my name Alejandro
Don’t call my name Alejandro
Alejandro
I’m not your babe Ale-Alejandro
I’m not your babe Ale-Alejandro
Fernando
Don’t wanna kiss Alejandro
Don’t wanna touch Alejandro
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don’t call my name Ale-Alejandro
Don’t call my name Ale-Alejandro
Roberto

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro

[Simultaneously]
Don’t call my name Alejandro
Don’t call my name Alejandro
Alejandro
I’m not your babe Ale-Alejandro
I’m not your babe Ale-Alejandro
Fernando
Don’t wanna kiss Alejandro
Don’t wanna touch Alejandro
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don’t call my name Ale-Alejandro
Don’t call my name Ale-Alejandro
Roberto

[6x]
Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro

[Simultaneously]
Don’t call my name Alejandro
Don’t call my name Alejandro
Alejandro
I’m not your babe Ale-Alejandro
I’m not your babe Ale-Alejandro
Fernando
Don’t wanna kiss Alejandro
Don’t wanna touch Alejandro
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don’t call my name Ale-Alejandro
Don’t call my name Ale-Alejandro
Roberto
Alejandro

Song Lyrics Sunday: Flowers and Seeds.

This week the fantastic Helen  Vahdati of This Thing called Life One Word At a time. Said as it Mother’s Day in the United States we need to produce a song or songs with flowers in the words or title! I love this idea. 

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Right here we go guess who , yes Imogen Heap , with a great little song that was used for an off beat American Drama Six feet under I love the song and the TV series. 

Lyrics by Imogen Heap.

I’m a lonely petunia in an onion patch repeat! 

And also by Imogen Propeller Seeds, well almost flowers.

“Propeller Seeds”

Propeller seeds
Corridor scene
Talk on, walk out.
It took me a minute, my mind was on other things
Oh, you got me at “Paris”
I must be coming down with something to be thinking this

What’s happening here?
I’m growing roots through my toes
And leaves from my fingertips

Unfold
Where does this story go?
Queue, food
Drink up
Continue

We float in tandem, past name tags and shaking hands
Immune to the hubbub of others
We’re deep in discussion, the party’s on mute.
(Oh woah, oh woah)
Our bubble’s got it covered
(Ooh…)
You want me, well you’ve got me
It doesn’t have to be today
I can’t believe I said that out loud

What’s happening here?
I’m growing roots through my toes
And leaves from my fingertips

I’m falling
What does this story know?
Wedding rings, children
Are all the good ones taken?
Rickshaw, disco
Goodnight kiss
Oh, cold shower

Call me for sweet… dreams of him
Where does this story go?
(Whoa whoa)
What does this story know?
(Whoa whoa)
What does this story hold… for us?

Lyric from A to Z Lyrics


And to finish the most haunting song  by Sting, Desert Rose. The Haunting voice of  Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami, fabulous song.

https://youtu.be/C3lWwBslWqg

Lyrics Desert Rose

“Desert Rose”

[Cheb Mami Introduction (Algerian Arabic):]
Hadaee mada tawila
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti
[English:]
Oh night oh night
It has been a long time
And I am looking for myself and my loved one
And I am looking for myself and my loved one
And I am looking for myself and my loved one

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing’s as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

[Cheb Mami (Algerian Arabic):]
Aman aman aman
Omry feek antia
Ma ghair antia
Ma ghair antia
[English:]
Aman aman aman
My life is for you
And no one other than you
And no one other than you

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower
This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall

[Cheb Mami (Algerian Arabic):]
Ya lili ah ya leel
[English:]
Oh night oh night

Lyrics from A To Z

Happy Mother’s​day to all Mums celebrating Mother’s day today.


Song Lyric Sunday: Diamonds.

Congratulions to Helen Espinosa who has just got Married. 🎆🍾🎉🍷🍷💝After all the trials and tribulations may you and  all your family be very happy now.

And now this week for our Song Lyric Sunday prompt is to ” post a song with precious metal/stones or jewelry in the title or lyric.”

Well I did not think about this too much as there are so many fabulous songs, like Pearls a singer, Band of Gold, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. 

Well I have plumbed for my two most favourites of all times both very different. 

Firstly Shine on you crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd


“Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I-V)”

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision, rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Lyrics from A To Z Lyrics

Secondly my all time favourite song from Sia, Shine Bright Like a Diamond.


“Diamonds”

Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond

Find light in the beautiful sea
I choose to be happy
You and I, you and I
We’re like diamonds in the sky

You’re a shooting star I see
A vision of ecstasy
When you hold me, I’m alive
We’re like diamonds in the sky

I knew that we’d become one right away
Oh, right away
At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
I saw the life inside your eyes

So shine bright tonight, you and I
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye, so alive
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond

Lyrics by Sia, from A to Z Lyrics

All that leaves now is to wish Helen and her Husband the very very best. 

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