Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 28/10/2018

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OK, I know it’s Monday. So, what if I am a little late? I can cope with that, I’m retired!

My first thought for Helen’s prompt of give/giving was to offer you I gave you all by Mumford and Sons. If you want to, you can still listen to it here.

The problem with SLS is that I tend to get carried away when researching what to offer. I end up, every week, spending time listening to loads of music when I really should be doing other things. It’s a great problem to have!!!!!!

If you want to take part, or wish to listen to all the other musical offerings, you can find everything here.

I finally settled on another Mumford and Sons song, Awake my soul – Live at Red Rocks. It doesn’t really fit in directly with the prompt, apart from the fact that the group give a fantastic performance, they really enjoy it, as do the audience, and I hope that you will too!

Awake My Soul

Mumford & Sons

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know
My weakness I feel I must finally show

Lend me your hand and we’ll conquer them all
But lend me your heart and I’ll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, totally free
Har har, har har, har har, har har

Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know
My weakness I feel I must finally show
Har har, har har, har har, har har

In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
And where you invest your love, you invest your life

Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
For you were made to meet your maker
Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
For you were made to meet your maker
You were made to meet your maker

Songwriters: Benjamin Walter David Lovett / Edward James Milton Dwane / Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford / Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall

Awake My Soul lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Twittering Tale #76 – The Secret Garden – 7 August 2018

It’s time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

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Photo by Kat Myrman 2018

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here.

They sat looking at each other across the dusty table, saying nothing. The dried remains of their meal had been pecked over by crows and nibbled by squirrels and field mice. It was no longer identifiable. Nor were the hazy outlines of the lovers, shimmering forlornly in the dusk!

(280 characters)

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 22/07/2018

img_1345-3So, (I do so hate the way many young people, (and some not so young) start a sentence with SO!).

So, there I was, all research done, everything sketched out, all ready to present my choice for Helen’s latest SLS theme of “Speak” when this fantastic song came on the TV to accompany a scene in a rerun of “Bones”.

I had no choice, I simply had to share this with you! I’d never heard it before, didn’t know the group, it has nothing whatsoever to do with “speak”, apart from the fact that it spoke to me. It’s lovely, it’s fun, it’s now on my playlist, and I have to listen to more of the group’s work.

What is it?

It’s Ho Hey by The Lumineers

Ho Hey

The Lumineers

Ho
Hey
Ho
Hey

I been trying to do it right
(Hey) I been living a lonely life
(Ho) I been sleepin’ here instead
(Hey) I been sleepin’ in my bed
(Ho) I been sleepin’ in my bed (hey ho)

so show me family
(Hey) all the blood that I will bleed
(Ho) I don’t know where I belong
(Hey) I don’t know where I went wrong
(Ho) but I can write a song (hey)

I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart
I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweet’ (ho)

Hey (come on now)
Ho
Hey

I don’t think you’re right for him
(Hey) think of what it might have been if we
(Ho) took a bus to chinatown
(Hey) I’d be standin’ on canal (ho) and Bowery (hey)
(Ho) she’d be standin’ next to me (hey)

I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart
I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart

Love we, need it now
Let’s hope, for some
‘Cause oh, we’re bleedin’ out

I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart
I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweet'(ho)
Hey
Ho
Hey

Songwriters: Jeremy Fraites / Wesley Schultz

Ho Hey lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

I do so hope it worked out for them in the end!

 

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 01/07/2018

img_1345-3Helen’s theme this week is “game“.

I’m sure that I shall not be the only one to choose a number one hit co-written by a Vice President of the United States, who also happened to be a Nobel Peace prize laureate.

Charles G Dawes wrote the music to this in 1911 and, unfortunately, died in April 1951 so  he never got to hear the words written by Carl Sigman, and recorded by Tommy Edwards in the Summer of 1951. “It’s all in the game” rose to number 18 in the charts.

A Rock and Roll version was released in 1958, and this became a number 1 best seller. Here is that version. I consider it to be the best one ever released.

Other versions are attached below. Probably the worst is by Cliff Richard (IMHO)

https://youtu.be/z0LGJMcfgZQ       Tommy Edwards 1951 Version

https://youtu.be/qB48ZvBHmxQ    The Four Tops Version

https://youtu.be/dqUImQmqQ7s    Nat King Cole Version

https://youtu.be/0BoTQKxrHs4      Cliff Richard Version

https://youtu.be/rgxPJmMf2e0        Johnny Mathis Version

https://youtu.be/5dEvMcsFKFI       Van Morrison Version

 

TOMMY EDWARDS

“It’s All In The Game”

(Carl Sigman and Charles Gates Dawes)

Many a tear has to fall
But it’s all in the game
All in the wonderful game
That we know as love
You have words with him
And your future’s looking dim
But these things
Your hearts can rise above

Once in a while he won’t call
But it’s all in the game
Soon he’ll be there at your side
With a sweet bouquet
And he’ll kiss your lips
And caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away

Soon he’ll be there at your side
With a sweet bouquet
Then he’ll kiss your lips
And caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 20/05/2018

img_1345-3We have a slight change this week for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday. Instead of the usual word prompt, we have to choose “a song from an artist/singer who shares your name”

Well, I am lucky! I can choose my First name, or my Surname.

I thought of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Peter Gabriel,   Peter and Gordon, Peter André,  Ian Matthews, without even pausing, but then decided to opt for Peters and Lee.

Lennie Peters, born Leonard Sargent, was the uncle of Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer. He was also extremely unfortunate to be blinded in one eye, in a car accident at the age of 5. As if that wasn’t enough bad luck, he lost the sight of his other eye at the age of 16.

He teamed up with Dianne Lee in 1970 and they had a successful 10 year career together.

This song was their only number 1 hit, a simple song about a reunited love.

 

Welcome Home
I’m so alone, my love without you
You’re part of everything I do
When you come back, and you’re beside me
These are the words I’ll say to you
Welcome home, welcome
Come on in, and close the door
You’ve been gone, too long
Welcome, you’re home once more
I thought of all the things I’d say to you
When you come back to me someday
When you are here and we’re together
With all my heart you’ll hear me say
Welcome home, welcome
Come on in, and close the door
You’ve been gone, too long
Welcome, you’re home once more
There are so many lonely people
Why must they ever be apart
I hope someday you’ll be together
Singing these words with all your heart
Songwriters: Bryan Blackburn / Jean Dupre / Gerard Fallec

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 13/05/2018

img_1345-3“Heart” is the theme for Helen’s songs this week.

My mind immediately went back to the 1960’s (I can recall those times far more easily than yesterday, or last week!), and to Cilla Black with “Anyone who had a heart.” Then I listened to it, and was reminded how strident Cilla’s voice was. So, for plan B, I went to the original version by Dionne Warwick. Much nicer in my opinion. See what you think.

If you want to compare, here is Cilla Black’s version:

“Anyone Who Had A Heart”
Anyone who ever loved
Could look at me
And know that I love you
Anyone who ever dreamed
Could look at me
And know I dream of you

Knowing I love you so
Anyone who had a heart 
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
You couldn’t really have a heart
And hurt me like you hurt me
And be so untrue
What am I to do?

Every time you go away
I always say
“This time it’s goodbye, dear”
Loving you the way I do
I take you back
Without you I’d die, dear

Knowing I love you so
Anyone who had a heart 
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
You couldn’t really have a heart
And hurt me like you hurt me
And be so untrue
What am I to do?

Knowing I love you so
Anyone who had a heart 
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
You couldn’t really have a heart
And hurt me like you hurt me
And be so untrue
Anyone who had a heart would love me, too
Anyone who had a heart 
Would surely take me in his arms and always love me
Why won’t you?
Anyone who had a heart would love me, too, yeah
Anyone who had a heart 
Would surely take me in his arms and always love me
Why won’t you, yeah
Anyone who had a heart would love me, too
Anyone who had a heart 
Would surely take me in his arms and always love me

 

Writer(s): Burt F. Bacharach, Hal David