Song Lyric Sunday 09/06/2019 – Desire /Lust /Romance /Passion

img_1345-3Thank you to Jim Adams, who tirelessly hosts Song Lyric Sunday and gives us the chance to share lots of favourite, and some not so familiar, songs.

The theme for this week, Desire /Lust /Romance /Passion, is bound to attract lots of new followers who are looking for a saucy post or two. I’m afraid they will be disappointed if they end up here.

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

The song I’m sharing this week is about passion. The passion of the members of REM to bring more attention to the starving children of the world in their song Talk About the Passion.

Actually, they didn’t do a very good job, and the lyrics do not really put the point clearly! It’s not until they linked it with the official song video that it becomes clear what they are saying. Also, their use of a poor French/English mix of lyrics does not help their cause.

Combien de temps? How much time? For how long? has been asked for ever.

I fear the question will remain unanswered!

Talk About the Passion

R.E.M.

Empty prayer, empty mouths combien reaction
Empty prayer, empty mouths talk about the passion
Not everyone can carry the weight of the world
Not everyone can carry the weight of the world

Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion

Empty prayer, empty mouths combien reaction
Empty prayer, empty mouths talk about the passion
Combien, combien, combien de temps?

Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion

Not everyone can carry the weight of the world
Not everyone can carry the weight of the world
Combien, combien, combien de temps?

Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion
Talk about the passion

Songwriters: Bill Berry / Peter Buck / Michael Mills / Michael Stipe
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12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 09/06/2019 – Desire /Lust /Romance /Passion

  1. I did not feel the passion. I didn’t feel the way Ivor and Chuck felt.
    I’m with you on this one Peter, it was a good choice for the prompt, but the lyrics were poor and it didn’t do anything for me. It’s almost as though the words were thrown together in order to jump on a bandwagon! You’re so right, It really did need the help of the video to get the message across.

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  2. It’s not a song I’m familiar with, & I admit I don’t know that many songs by REM. However, it does seem a bit weak for them, it’s not sung with much identifiable passion. It’s quite a jolly tune for such a gritty subject, I’m guessing it’s in a major key, as opposed to a minor one, so maybe that’s contributed the mismatch? Still interesting to hear something new though, Peter.

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