Song Lyric Sunday: River/Stream/Creek/Brook

It is Sunday and so it’s time for another episode of SLS Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday. Brought to us by NewEpicAuthor

The prompt for this week is “River/Stream/Creek/Brook” and these are all pathways for water.

Rules and Pingback here

I have chosen one of my favourite songs by Carly Simon, Like a River. The song means a lot to me. In the song a daughter is talking to her dead mother. Telling her how much she misses her, how the family have coped with her passing and how they wish she was still with them .

My mum has been gone for over 30yrs but sometimes it still feels like yesterday. I agree with every word in this song it is so beautiful.

“Like A River”

Dear mother the struggle is over now
And your house is up for sale
We divided your railway watches
Between the four of us
I fought over the pearls
With the other girls
But it was all a metaphor
For what was wrong with us
As the room is emptying out
Your face so young comes into view
And on the back porch is a well-worn step
And a pool of light you can walk into

I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river…

Can you clear up the mystery of the Sphinx?
Do you know any more about God?
Are you dancing with Benjamin Franklin
On the face of the moon?
Have you reconciled with Dad?
Does the rain still make you sad?
Last night I swear I could feel you
Moving through my room
And I thought you touched my feet
I so wanted it to be true
In my theater there is a stage
And a footlight you can step into…

I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river…

In the river I know I will find the key
And your voice will rise like the spray
In the moment of knowing
The tide will wash away my doubt
‘Cause you’re already home
Making it nice for when I come home
Like the way I find my bed turned down
Coming in from a late night out.
Please keep reminding me
Of what in my soul I know is true

Come in my boat, there’s a seat beside me
And two or three stars we can gaze into…

I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you forever
Like a river…

I’ll never leave, always just a dream away
A star that’s always watching
Never turn away
We’ll never leave, always just a thought away
A candle always burning
Never turn away
The moon will hide, the tree will bend
I’m right beside you
I’ll never turn away

Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics

Here is another beautiful song about rivers this one is about lost love, mistakes and loneliness at Christmas. It is by another wonderful singer songwriter Joni Mitchell. I wish I had a River I could skate away on. Words in the video on this one .

Song Lyric Sunday Water Cohesion. 2

We gather here at NewEpicAuthor today for another episode of SLS Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday. The prompt this week is “Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay”,
Can I please for my second choice use the word River please as it a cohesion of water.

Rules and Pingback here

This second song is not only a song it’s a history lesson.

Big River by Jimmy Nail

Walking on cobbled stones, little bits of skin and bone
Jumping on a tram car for a ride
I can remember when, I was a just a boy of ten
Hanging around the old Quayside
Now all the capstans and the cargo boats
And Stevadores are gone
To where all the old ships go
But memories, just like the sea live on

‘Cause that was when coal was King
The river was a living thing
And I was just a boy but it was mine
The coaly Tyne

This was a big river
I want you all to know
That I was proud
This was a big river
But that was long ago
That’s not now, that’s not now

My father was working man
He earned our living with his hands
He had to cross the river every day
He picked up his Union card, out of the Neptune yard
Mouths to feed and bills to pay
There came a time for him to sail across the sea and far away
And finally when the war was won
They brought him home and home he stayed
And when his days were done
Under a golden sun
They took him back to where he longed to be
Back to the sea

This was a big river
I want you all to know
That I was proud
This was a big river
But that was long ago
That’s not now, that’s not now

The Neptune was the last to go
I heard it on the radio
And then they played the latest number one
But what do they do all day
And what are they supposed to say
What does a father tell his son?
If you believe that there’s a bond between our future and our past
Try to hold on to what we have
We build them strong, we built to last

‘Cause this is a mighty town
Build upon solid ground
And everything they’ve tried so hard to kill
We will rebuild

This is a big river
I want you all to know I’m so very proud
This is a big river
But that was long ago
That’s not now
This is a big, big river
And in my heart I know it will rise again
The river will rise again

Lyrics from Genius lyrics

#songlyricsunday.

Song Lyric Sunday 6/1/19.

Sorry to say that Helen Vahdati is not well and needs to take a break to recover and regain her health.

Well luckily for us Jim Adams at NewEpicAuthor has stepped in to the breach and taken over Song Lyric Sunday for us. Thank you Jim we are all very grateful.

Now Jim had given us the prompt : doctor/health/medicine. Rules and Pingback Here

I put on my thinking cap and went back to 1984 and picked Doctor Doctor by the Thompson Twins

This is such a great song, I really loved the Thompson Twins. The video is brilliant too, strange hair, strange make up, strange fashion strange music and strange but brilliant lyrics….yes I love it!

Thank you again Jim looking forward to next week. Get better Helen 💜💜💜

“Doctor! Doctor!”

I saw you there
Just standing there
And I thought I was only dreaming, yeah

I kissed you then
Then once again
You said you would come and dance with me

Dance with me
Across the sea
And we can feel the motion of a thousand dreams

Doctor! Doctor!
Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh Doctor! Doctor!
Is this love I’m feeling?

Ships at night
Give such delight
But we all leave before the morning light

Please don’t go
No, please don’t go
Cause I don’t want to stay here on my own

Oh Doctor! Doctor!
Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh Doctor! Doctor!
Is this love I’m feeling?

Doctor! Doctor!
Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh Doctor! Doctor!
Is this love I’m feeling?

Fever breathe your love on me
Take away my name
Fever lay your hands on me
Never be the same

Oh Doctor! Doctor!
Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh Doctor! Doctor!
Is this love I’m feeling?

Doctor! Doctor!
Can’t you see I’m burning, burning
Oh Doctor! Doctor!
Is this love I’m feeling?

Come with me and make me believe

We can travel to eternity.

Lyrics from A to lyrics

Song Lyric Sunday. New.

This is the last #SLS for 2018 and Helen Vahdati has set us the prompt New.

Well I have always loved the song, New flame by Simply Red.

“A New Flame”

I was bowled out
I was sold down the river
And her warm heart
Would turn me forever

She’s turned me round
A new flame has come
And nothing she can do
Can do me wrong

I am stern now
Petty words
Don’t believe me
But her warm smile
Is never gonna leave me

She’s turned me round
A new flame has come
And nothing she can do
Can do me wrong

Wrong oh no
Wrong oh no

She’s made of real glass
She got real real emotion
But my heart laughs
I have that same
Sweet devotion

She’s turned me round
A new flame has come
And nothing she can do
Can do me wrong

Wrong oh no
Wrong oh no
Nothing she can do
Can ever do me wrong
Lyrics from A to Z lyrics

I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year 2019.

Song Lyric Sunday:Girls

This comes care of #songlyricsunday

Today HelenVahdati has set us the prompt of Girls.

Well there are so many, Girls Girls, Girls by Sailor and many others!

Well I chose Girls by Marina and the Diamonds.

Sorry this is short and sweet but I am running really late! 💜😂

Song Lyric Sunday: Listen.

This week HelenVahdati has given us the #songlyricsunday prompt :Listen.

So thinking cap on !

I have chosen Tears for Fears Listen . From the Album Songs from the Big Chair

It’s not big on lyrics but it a beautifully haunting piece of music and I love it!

Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics

“Listen”

Mother Russia badly burned
Your children lick your wounds, your wounds

Pilgrim father sailed away
Found a brave new world, new world

Listen

(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)
Soothe my feeling
(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)

(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)
Soothe my feeling
(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)

(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)
I feel it, soothe my feeling
(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)
Soothe it, soothe it, soothe my feeling, now I feel it

(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)
Ooooh, just like I hope the people say, soothe my feeling

(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)
I feel it, hold me, take a look at my chance
(Cumpleaños chica, no hay que preocuparse.)
Take a look at my mercy, take a look at my feeling

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/11/18

Today’s Helen Vahdati has given us the promo Soul for Song Lyric Sunday.

Today is Remembrance Sunday. I like so many others have written about remembering and honouring the dead of war.

Children are our souls, our future so today I have chosen War Child from the Cranberries.

The words say it all so please read them. The video is painful to watch but it’s all true.

“War Child”

Who will save the war child baby?

Who controls the key?
The web we weave is thick and sordid,
Fine by me.

At times of war we’re all the losers,
There’s no victory.
We shoot to kill and kill your lover,
Fine by me.

War child, victim of political pride.
Plant the seed, territorial greed.
Mind the war child,
We should mind the war child.

I spent last winter in New York,
And came upon a man.
He was sleeping on the streets and homeless,
He said, “I fought in Vietnam.”

Beneath his shirt he wore the mark,
He bore the mark with pride.
A two inch deep incision carved,
Into his side.

War child, victim of political pride.
Plant the seed, territorial greed.
Mind the war child,
We should mind the war child.

Who’s the loser now? Who’s the loser now?
We’re all the losers now. We’re all the losers now.

War child. [

Song Lyric Sunday part 2 Take

This week HelenVahdati has given us the words Take/ Taking for #songlyricsunday.

This is my second song song choice Take me to Church. By Hozier.

I wanted to do this song for Song Lyric Sunday. I love the song so much it’s so soulful.

Yet above all the message in the video is one that I think should be watched and watched again . No one, no where should ever be persecuted for who they are, or who they love.

It’s a harsh video, I make no apologies I am making a point.

“Take Me To Church”

My lover’s got humour
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped her sooner

If the heavens ever did speak
She’s the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week

“We were born sick,” you heard them say it

My church offers no absolutes
She tells me, “Worship in the bedroom.”
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you

I was born sick
But I love it
Command me to be well
Aaay. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

If I’m a pagan of the good times
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice

Drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine-looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We’ve a lot of starving faithful

That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

No Masters or Kings
When the Ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin

In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean
Ooh oh. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics.

Song Lyric Sunday. 4/10/18 Take.

This week HelenVahdati has given us the words Take/ Taking for #songlyricsunday.

I have chosen Take my Breath Away by Queen. One of their beautiful ballards.

This is one of my favourites from that era 1976. This song is definitely one of their very best. I was 26 years young, married with two children. If I was tired it gave me a lift, it I was sad it helped me, if I was plain stressed it relaxed me! My two older boys grew up on a diet of Queen even when they were in the womb the last lad to a lesser extent but they all know and appreciate Queen.

Song Lyric Sunday. Lost.

Hey up Helen, so sorry you are not feeling too good. I really hope that you can get better soon.

This week’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is Lost.

I have chosen Lewis Capaldi he is a fantastic Scottish singer songwriter from West Lothian.

I have chosen a video of him sing live. His voice is pure , raw and really touched me. His lyrics have the same qualities as his voice.

“Lost On You”

Lately I’m getting lost on you
You got me doing things I never thought I’d do
Never spent so long on a losing battle
Lately giving up don’t seem to matter

Everyday I’m a slave to the heartache
And you’re wasting away every night
I don’t want to leave you lonely
But I’ve run out of love this time
You know that I adore you
Though I couldn’t give enough
Hope you’ll be safe in the arms of another
‘Cause I can’t take the weight of your love

Lately I’m getting lost on you
I tore your world apart like it was nothing new
Never bled so much when I didn’t have to
I’ve given up on a life lived after

Everyday I’m a slave to the heartache
And you’re wasting away every night
I don’t want to leave you lonely
But I’ve run out of love this time
You know that I adore you
Though I couldn’t give enough
Hope you’ll be safe in the arms of another
‘Cause I can’t take the weight of your love

I had a hold on your soul
But I lost my grip, let you go
I should’ve carried us both

Everyday I’m a slave to the heartache
And you’re wasting away every night
I don’t want to leave you lonely
But I’ve run out of love this time
You know that I adore you
Though I couldn’t give enough
Hope you’ll be safe in the arms of another
Cause I can’t take the weight of your love, of your love
Hope you’ll be safe in the arms of another
Cause I can’t take the weight of your love

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