Song Lyric Sunday. November 15, 2020 – Begin/End/Finish/Start

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s prompts are Begin/End/Finish/Start .

I have picked Runtime from Imogen Heap, I may of mentioned her before? It’s about the end of a relationship, the singer wants to finish as it is past it’s sell by day. It has started in it, end , quit , stop , done. A song about finishing a relationship, with the prompts in plus a few synomines all except begin .

Runtime is Sparks is the fourth studio album by English singer Imogen Heap. The album was released, via iMagaphone Records ( her own label, and an anagram of her name) on 18 August 2014, in three editions: a standard edition, a deluxe two-CD edition and a super deluxe box set.

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?

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So we need Begin …So I am using Imogen Heap again her song Useless.

“Useless”

I am a mirror, with no reflection
I am a razor, without my blade
I am the daylight, when the moon shines no
Who will want to make my sandcastle that’s already made

I feel so useless, do you

Speak to an ear deaf to my voice
Look through your fear, still blind to my way
I reach to hold you, but I don’t feel you there, do you
Even realize I’m here am I just wasting away?
No wasting away
Living, inside you play

My dying prayer, sealed in a scream
Unwelcome, and a conscious dream
I am your whore, without a name
I climb to fall, to begin again, to begin again
I climb to fall, suffer, hatred, deceit and pain
Anger, regret, loving in vain

I am an arrow, with no direction
My life your tarot, my picture your fate
I’m your becoming, so ill always be nothing
If i ever break away from you that day forth, you’ll be living
My hate
Oh God help his fate
I’ll watch you, watch you suffocate.

Both sets of lyrics reproduced by AtoZ lyrics

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday.August 9, 2020 – A song with a harmonica

Today is Sunday and so it’s time again for Jim Adams to give us our Song Lyric Sunday prompt. Which this week is: A song with a Harmonia.

Well that gives us loads of scope. I am going to limit myself to three.

Not Fade Away” is a song credited to Buddy Holly (originally under his first and middle names, Charles Hardin) and Norman Petty (although Petty’s co-writing credit is likely to have been a formality[3]) and first recorded by Holly and his band, the Crickets.[2] released October 7th 1957

In 1964, the Rolling Stones‘ cover of “Not Fade Away”, with a strong Bo Diddley beat, was a major hit in Britain. It was the A-side of the band’s first US single.[4]

The Rolling Stones’ version of “Not Fade Away” was one of their first hits. Recorded in January 1964 and released by Decca Records on February 21, 1964, with “Little by Little” as the B-side, it was their first Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number three.[5] In March 1964, it was also the band’s first single released in the United States, on the London Records label with “I Wanna Be Your Man” as the B-side (It had been briefly preceded by “I Wanna Be Your Man” with “Stoned” as the B-side, but this was quickly withdrawn). The single reached number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[6] It also reached number 44 on the Cash Box pop singles chart in the U.S. and number 33 in Australia based on the Kent Music Report.[7] “Not Fade Away” was not on the UK version of their debut album, The Rolling Stones, but was the opening track of the US version, released a month later as England’s Newest Hitmakers. It was a mainstay of the band’s concerts in their early years, usually opening the shows. It was revived as the opening song in the band’s Voodoo Lounge Tour, in 1994 and 1995. Information Wiki.

Do Wah Diddy Diddy” is a song written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and originally recorded in 1963, as “Do-Wah-Diddy“, by the American vocal group The Exciters. It was made internationally famous by the British band Manfred Mann.

Manfred Mann’s version was released on 10 July 1964.[4] It spent two weeks at No. 1 of the UK Singles Chart in August[5] and two weeks at No. 1 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.[6]

Manfred Mann were an English rock band, formed in London and lasting from 1962 to 1969. The group were named after their keyboardist Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.[1] The band had two different lead vocalists, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d’Abo from 1966 to 1969. Information from Wiki

Moses Concas is a harmonica beat-boxer from sunny Sardinia, Italy.

The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. It was during his childhood that Moses developed his deep love for music, by growing up in a talented musical family where he was always surrounded by different forms of music. The harmonica was encouraged by his grandmother who was a musician, writer and painter, and his parents exposed him to a wealth of music as a child, all of which influenced his development.

Throughout his teenage years, Moses had a strong connection with hip-hop, which saw him participate in several freestyle competitions, writing his own lyrics. As a student of physics and sound technology in Cagliari, Sardinia, inspired by new innovations, Moses began to experiment the beatbox combined with harmonica sound that very much reminded him of his childhood and his family.

After a year of experimentation in beatbox-harmonica, electronic music and the didgeridoo, he began performing his first live gigs in Cagliari in 2011. This started with him attending open mic sessions, and went on to him participating in the initiative known as “Busking Cagliari”.

In 2013, realizing that making music was his main goal, Moses traveled through Europe ending up in London, where he resumed his passion as a street artist. As an artist and musician, Moses is well known on the streets of London thanks to the cheers from those who pass him to the underground, and he has even earned the reputation of “Busker Best of London” among the inhabitants of Shepherd’s Bush.

This positive feedback gave him the confidence to experiment with new instruments such as the melodica and the guitar, and to use a loop-station, along with other equipment – and this in turn has built an elaborate show enjoyed by a wide audience. He has since become known in some of the best clubs and the best of London organisations, with collaborations like “The Box”, “ROXX” and many others. He has even been recognised by British television, and appeared in newspapers such as The Daily Mail and London’s Evening Standard with several reports on “The Harmonica Beatboxer”. The busking success that Moses has had has allowed him to travel outside London and to bring his music show to Cairo, Egypt as well as to some major European cities.

In February 2016, Moses decided to participate at the Italy’s Got Talent auditions in Rome, and after several challenges and 35,000 participants he won the first prize of the TV Show, becoming known in Italy as: “The Miracle Harmonica”, playing in 81 between festival, concerts and events during the 95 days of summer.

Moses has released four albums in four consecutive years:  I Wanna Breathe (2014), Cannonau (2015), Cannonau Spirits (2016) and Human Revolution (2017).

In 2019, he recorded a live Beatbox harmonica session with Lee Oskar at GEWA studios in Adorf Germany, which was subsequently released by Dreams We Share Productions as a single, Moonshines, in 2020).

Information from Wiki

That’s all for now Folks Happy Sunday.💜💜

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Song Lyric Sunday : Different/ Same.

Hi everyone it’s Sunday again and time for a prompt from Jim Adams for Song Lyric Sunday and this week it’s : July 26, 2020 – Different/Same

The first song that sprang to mind was ,The Same Old Song . By the Four Tops. Then I thought no let go for old Rodders

It’s the Same Old Song” is a song recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label. It was released in 1965 as the second single from their second album. Written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song is today one of The Tops’ signature songs, and was reportedly created—from initial concept to commercial release—in 24 hours. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart. It also reached number 34 in the UK.

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Of course I chose Rodders. Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 120 million records worldwide. He has had nine number-one albums in the UK Albums Chart and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.

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“It’s The Same Old Song”

You’re sweet (you’re sweet) as a honeybee
But like a honeybee stings
You’ve gone and left my heart in pain
All you left (all you left) is our favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
It used to bring sweet memories (Sweet memories)
Of a tender love that used to be

Now it’s the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
It’s the same, same old song
But with a different meaning (Since you been gone)
And it breaks me up to hear it

I, oh I, sentimental fool am I (Sweet memories)
To hear an old love song and want to cry
But the melody keeps haunting me
Reminding me how in love we used to be
Keep hearing the part that used to touch our hearts
Staying (Together forever)
Darling (Breaking up never)

(Now it’s the same old song) Can’t bear to hear it
(With a different meaning since you been gone)
Oh, it hurts to hear it
It’s the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone

Precious memories keep a-lingering on
Every time I hear our favorite song
Now you’ve gone
Left this emptiness
I only reminisce the happiness we spent
We used to dance to the music (We used to dance to the music)
Make romance to the music (Make romance to the music)

Now it’s the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
Now it’s the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
I, oh, I can’t bear to hear it
It’s the same old song
(But with a different meaning since you been gone)
Ooh, it breaks me up to hear it)
It’s the same old song
But with a different meaning.

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And now for something completely different. I’m different. By Randy Newman.

Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger and composer known for his Southern-affected singing style, early Americana-influenced songs (often with mordant or satirical lyrics), and various film scores.[5] His best-known songs as a recording artist are “Short People” (1977), “I Love L.A.” (1983), and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (1995), while other artists have enjoyed more success with cover versions of his “Mama Told Me Not to Come” (1966), “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” (1968) and “You Can Leave Your Hat On” (1972).

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“I’m Different”

I’m different and I don’t care who knows it
Somethin’ about me
It’s not the same, yeah
I’m different and that’s how it goes
Ain’t gonna play your goddamn game

Got a different way a walkin’
I got a different kind of smile
I got a different way a talkin’
Drives the women kind of wild
(Kind of wild)

(He’s different)
And I don’t care who knows it
(Somethin’ about him)
It’s not the same
(He’s different)
And that’s how it goes
(And he’s not gonna play your gosh darn game)

I ain’t sayin’ I’m better than you are
But maybe I am
I only know that when I look in the mirror
I like the man
(We like the man)

I’m different and I don’t care who knows it
Somethin’ about me
Not the same
I’m different and that’s how it goes
Ain’t gonna play your goddamn game

When I walk down the street in the mornin’
Blue birds are singin’ in the tall oak tree
They sing a little song for the people
And they sing a little song for me

(He’s different and he don’t care who knows it
Somethin’ about him
Not the same
He’s different and that’s how it goes
Ain’t gonna play your gosh darn game)

I’m different and I don’t care who knows it
Somethin’ about me
Not the same
I’m different and that’s how it goes
Ain’t gonna play no boss man’s game

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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE. 💜

Song Lyric Sunday, 5th June 2020 Best Better/Good/Great

Hi it’s Sunday and time for Jim Adams, Song Lyric Sunday. This week for 6/7/2020 is:

Best/Better/Good/Great.

First up Good Enough : by Evanescence.

“Good Enough”

Under your spell again
I can’t say no to you
Crave my heart and it’s bleeding in your hand
I can’t say no to you

Shouldn’t let you torture me so sweetly
Now I can’t let go of this dream
I can’t breathe but I feel

Good enough
I feel good enough for you

Drink up sweet decadence
I can’t say no to you
And I’ve completely lost myself, and I don’t mind
I can’t say no to you

Shouldn’t let you conquer me completely
Now I can’t let go of this dream
Can’t believe that I feel

Good enough
I feel good enough
Its been such a long time coming, but I feel good

And I’m still waiting for the rain to fall
Pour real life down on me
‘Cause I can’t hold on to anything this good enough
Am I good enough for you to love me too?

So take care what you ask of me
‘Cause I can’t say no

Lyrics From A to Z Lyrics

Good Enough” is a song by American rock band Evanescence. It was released in 2007 as the fourth and final single from their second studio album, The Open Door. The song was written by lead vocalist Amy Lee and produced by Dave Fortman. According to Lee it was written for her long-time friend and future husband, Josh Hartzler. It was placed as the last track on the album to symbolize a new beginning for the band. According to Lee, “Good Enough” was written for the soundtrack of the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but was not included. The producers of Narnia rebutted her claim, stating that no Evanescence music had been planned for inclusion in the soundtrack. The song is a piano ballad set in a moderately slow tempo and features piano and strings. Musically it has been compared to songs by Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. “Good Enough” was critically acclaimed, with many music critics praising the piano sound. An accompanying music video, directed by Marc Webb and Rich Lee, was filmed in Budapest, Hungary, and released on September 10, 2007. It features Lee in a warehouse singing and playing the piano while surrounded by flames. “Good Enough” was part of the set-list during Evanescence’s 2006 The Open Door Tour. Information from Wiki

Next up. Better off without you : by Becky Hill.

Better Off Without You” is a song by English singer and songwriter Becky Hill, featuring British DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter Shift K3Y. It was released as a single on 10 January 2020. The song peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. Information from Wiki

Freddie now and The Great Pretender.

The Great Pretender” is a popular song recorded by The Platters, with Tony Williams on lead vocals, and released as a single on November 3, 1955. The words and music were written by Buck Ram,[1] the Platters’ manager and producer who was a successful songwriter before moving into producing and management. The song reached the UK charts peaking at No. 5. Information from Wiki

Finally Kellie Pickled and Best Days Of Your Life.

Best Days of Your Life” is a song performed by American country music artist Kellie Pickler. It was written by Pickler and American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on December 1, 2008, as the second single from Kellie Pickler’s self-titled second album. Swift also provides background vocals on the song. The song is about a narrator explaining how her former boyfriend cheated on her and moved on to a new girlfriend to start a family with, wishing them well on their new life but says that the new girl won’t top what they previously once had before.

The song received negative reviews from critics who panned the lyricism and melody for being nondescript. Despite this, “Best Days of Your Life” peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, Pickler’s highest charting country single as of 2015. It also charted at number 46 on the Hot 100. The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 1,133,000 units in the United States as of June 2010. The song also charted in Canada, peaking at number 99 on the Canadian Hot 100.

The accompanying music video for the song, directed by Roman White, features Pickler’s ex-boyfriend having a miserable life with his new girlfriend and misses being with Pickler instead. Pickler debuted the song with a performance on November 12, 2008 at the 2008 CMA Awards. She also performed the song on American IdolThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the 2009 CMT Music Awards. Information from Wiki.

Hope you all enjoy, have a great Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday . End/Finish/Over/Stop

It is Sunday again and time for Jim Adams to give us our prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. This week Jim said : “End/Finish/Over/Stop and I realize that mos people are tired of being stuck inside, so this should be appropriate and hopefully this will work out for us. “

I personally am not happy about lockdown being scaled down. I feel we lockeddown too, thanks to our government dithering! We should of closed our boarders immediately, instead flights are still in and out, albeit at a reduced volume… Oh! And a fortnight’s quarantine should be applied soon? …again a bit late. Okay I shall say no more! There is a lot more I could and want to say.

So what is my first choice.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is a song by American rock band R.E.M., which first appeared on their 1987 album Document. It was released as a single in November 1987, reaching No. 69 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and later reaching No. 39 on the UK Singles Chart on its re-release in December 1991. The song originated from a previously unreleased song called “PSA” (“Public Service Announcement”); the two are very similar in melody and tempo. “PSA” was itself later reworked and released as a single in 2003, under the title “Bad Day“. In an interview with Guitar World magazine published in November 1996, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck agreed that “End of the World” was in the tradition of Bob Dylan‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues

Happy Sunday everyone. This is part of Song Lyric Sunday.

Song Lyric Sunday. Numbers.

Well Jim Adams has given us another excellent prompt for Song Lyric Sunday this week. : This week we have the somewhat different prompt of finding a song that includes a number and hopefully this will work out for us.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will.

So I decided not to go with all my favourites, like Five For Fighting, 100yrs, or Christina Perri 1000years, or Zager and Evans in the year 2525. No not even 99 Red Balloons by Nena

I am going with one I have done before a favourite from James Blunt and one from from Queen. First 39 written and lead sang by Brian May. I have always loved this song so much, don’t know why but I just do. It was recorded in 1975 the year my second son was born.

“‘39” is a song by British rock band Queen. Composed by lead guitarist Brian May, it is the fifth track on their fourth studio album A Night at the Opera. The song was also the B-side to “You’re My Best Friend“. The song relates the tale of a group of space explorers who embark on what is, from their perspective, a year-long voyage. Upon their return, however, they realise that a hundred years have passed, because of the time dilation effect in Einstein‘s special theory of relativity, and the loved ones they left behind are now all dead or aged. more information here.

“1973”

Simona
You’re getting older
Your journey’s been
Etched on your skin
Simona
Wish I had known that
What seemed so strong
Has been and gone

I would call you up every Saturday night
And we’d both stay out ’til the morning light
And we sang, “Here we go again”
And though time goes by
I will always be
In a club with you
In 1973
Singing “Here we go again”

Simona
Wish I was sober
So I could see clearly now
The rain has gone
Simona
I guess it’s over
My memory plays our tune
The same old song

I would call you up every Saturday night
And we’d both stay out ’til the morning light
And we sang “Here we go again”
And though time goes by
I will always be in a club with you in 1973
Singing “Here we go again”

I would call you up every Saturday night
And we’d both stay out ’til the morning light
And we sang “Here we go again”
And though time goes by
I will always be in a club with you in 1973
Singing “Here we go again”

I would call you up every Saturday night
And we’d both stay out ’til the morning light
And we sang “Here we go again”
And though time goes by
I will always be in a club with you in 1973
Singing “Here we go again”

And though time goes by
I will always be
In a club with you
In 1973

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Always loved this one too, I was living in Devon in 1973 when this song was set. Just had our first son.

1973” is a song by the English recording artist James Blunt. It was released as the lead single from his second studio album, All the Lost Souls (2007). First performed by James Blunt during his autumn 2006 North American tour, “1973” was released for radio play on 23 July 2007, to selected radio stations around the world. It was made available for download exclusively from the Verizon Wireless network in the United States on the same date.[1] Starting on 7 August 2007, the song was made widely available for digital download, with physical releases being made available from 3 September 2007. The single peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart. Information from here

Song Lyric Sunday: May 10, 2020 – Couple/Together/Us.

Last Sunday was not a good day and I did not get round to posting a Song Lyric Sunday. This week I intend to do my best to post one. So here we are for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s prompt prompt is : May 10, 2020 – Couple/Together/Us.

Well my first choice for this prompt is Regina Spektor and her song US.

Regina Ilyinichna Spektor born February 18, 1980)[1] is a Russian-born American singer, songwriter, and pianist. More information here.

Us” is the fifth track from American singer Regina Spektor‘s major label debut Soviet Kitsch. It was officially released as a single in 2006 for her UK compilation album Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories by Regina Spektor. The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor’s usual piano and vocals. The song was also used in a UEFA Champions League Final montage, by ITV. Also this song was used in the film (500) Days of Summer. As of 2009 the single has sold 86,000 copies in United States. Information from here.

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Now let’s go way back to 1967. “Happy Together” is a song by American rock band the Turtles from their third studio album Happy Together (1967). The song was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, arranged by Chip Douglas, and produced by Joe Wissert. More information here.

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We’re a Couple of Swells” is an comedy duet song performed by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the film Easter Parade (1948). It was written by Irving Berlin. Berlin originally wrote the song Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk for the scene but the film’s producer, Arthur Freed, convinced Berlin to change this for a song that would highlight Garland’s comedic talent. Berlin wrote the song in about an hour drawing on his experience as a Tin Pan Alley popular songwriter. More information here

Happy Sunday every one be safe.

Song Lyric Sunday. ShaLaLaLaLe.

This our Song Lyric Sunday prompt is the La, ( the musical note or word that denotes that la la la sound). I have chosen ShaLaLaLaLe by The Small Faces.

Thank you again Jim Adams our gallant host.

The Small Faces were an English rock band from London, founded in 1965. The group originally consisted of Steve MarriottRonnie LaneKenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston, with Ian McLagan replacing Winston as the band’s keyboardist in 1966. The band was one of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the 1960s,[2][3] recording hit songs such as “Itchycoo Park“, “Lazy Sunday“, “All or Nothing“, and “Tin Soldier“, as well as their concept albumOgdens’ Nut Gone Flake. They later evolved into one of the UK’s most successful psychedelic bands until 1969. More information here

“Sha-La-La-La-Lee” was the third song by English R&B-influenced group Small Faces, released on 28 January 1966, reaching number three in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was also the first single by the group to feature Ian McLagan on keyboards.

The Small faces were one of the group’s I saw regularly when I used to visit Top of the Pops at Limegrove Studios London, as a teenager.

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you enjoy this 💜

Song Lyric Sunday. Crazy.

Today December 29, 2019, Our host on Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has given us the prompt – Crazy.

I have chosen the song Crazy” written by English singer, Seal, and British songwriter, Guy Sigsworth. The song was produced by Trevor Horn for Seal’s debut album Seal (1991). Released as his official debut single, “Crazy” became one of Seal’s biggest hits. It reached the top five in the United Kingdom, while becoming his first top ten single in the United States. It has since been covered by several artists, including Alanis Morissette, whose version was released as a single from her album The Collection (2005). More info here.

I have included the Seal version with the lyrics .

I love the Seal version very much but by far my favourite version of this song is by Alanis Morissette.

A little snippet of information Guy Sigsworth and my favourite singer songwriter composer worked together in a group called Frou, Frou.

I can’t do a post about Crazy without including I’m going slightly mad . By Queen . From the same year 1991 from the Queen Inuendo Album. Such a sad song about Freddie’s mental decline as his struggle with aids progressed.


And below the lyrics

Song Lyric Sunday. Baby Shower

Jim Adams said that our prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is Baby. He said: “I am sure that it will be easy to find a song for this week’s prompt being Baby.  We are all here to have some more fun and listen to some enjoyable music. “

This week I have chosen my favourite singer songwriter Imogen Heap’s song Tiny Human. Imogen wrote this song about her feelings after the birth of her first child. She explains that :

“You know, everyone talks about how when you see your baby it’s immediate love, and it really wasn’t like that for me. It was awful and I felt so guilty about it. On top of that, she wouldn’t stop crying and there was nothing I could do. My partner and I just did not know what hit us,”

In the song, Imogen compares the birth of her daughter to the volcano that engulfed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and herself to the city as it is awakens to a new day:

“You came crashing in on one day/Crazy beautiful you/Blind me like the dawn/After ashes fell on Pompeii…From the ashes of Pompeii to fireworks and champagne/Crazy beautiful you.”

In a blog post, Imogen explained the title of the song, “Tiny Human,” writing: “That’s what she is, somewhere in there beneath all that crying, a person, waiting to blossom and surprise us over the years time and time again.”

As much as 10% of new mothers are likely to experience post-partum depression, according to a report released in January by the US Preventive Services Task Force, which recommended for the first time that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened.

The anxiety and sleeplessness of caring for a new life in addition to hormone fluctuations after giving birth can lead to feeling the way Heap did as a new mother. Post-partum depression, like miscarriage, is more common than women often think but seldom discussed because of feelings of shame. Heap’s admission and lyrics are a powerful statement that becoming a mother is hard and that’s okay. Information here.

I can completely identify with how she felt. Not all women find motherhood easy intact many can be severely depressed or affected. I think she was very brave to share her feelings. I hope this song can help any new mum who is struggling to cope and needs help.

“Tiny Human”

Oh my tiny human
At 05:08 you break me apart again
The space-time continuum
Buckles and bends around your every twist and turn

I can barely remember life before
You came crashing in on one day
Crazy beautiful you
Blind me like the dawn
After ashes fell on Pompeii
Crazy beautiful you

A miracle, a mystery
And one short stop away
From joy to misery
When the night becomes day
I give you my every last ounce
You make a pin-cushion out of me
And you can thank me later, babe (if I’m alive)
How long can one live without sleep?

Still I can’t stand to imagine
Life without…
You came crashing in on one day
Crazy beautiful you
Blind me like the dawn
After ashes fell on Pompeii
Crazy bright beautiful you

Suddenly propelled
So many light years from bliss
And completely unprepared
How can anyone deserve this?
I’ve tried, I’ve tried all the tricks in the book, I’m at my wits end
Now look here what do you want from me!?

I can barely remember life before…
You came crashing in on one day
Crazy beautiful you
From the ashes of Pompeii
To fireworks and champagne
Crazy beautiful you

You little devil, you
Oh I love you so much
It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done
But you’re so worth it
Yes you are
Yes you are
You little devil, you

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So remember if you are struggling there is help out there and you are not alone 💜

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