Dig To The Summer Breeze

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: BREEZE/CLOUD/SKY/WIND

So many great songs to choose from. Eventually I picked one based on the remix which for me is an example of how an old song can be transformed into something more phenomenal than it was before. That does not always happen, but in this case, I love what was done with the Elvis Presley track “A Little Less Conversation“.

Why have I picked this song? It is one that Jack sometimes plays to tease me. The truth is that he is much more of a chatterbox than I am, so I don’t know why he teases me. I do understand why Goldfinch teased me about the amount of words that I can deliver in one day.

There is always so much to talk about when you have two hundred relatives and too many friends to count. It’s not as if these are uneventful times either. Of course I have a million things to share with him! But on a Saturday night when he has not seen me since Tuesday lunchtime, he does not want to talk….

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Baby close your eyes and listen to the music
And dig to the summer breeze
It’s a groovy night and I can show you how to use it
Come along with me and put your mind at ease

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Shut your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Come on baby I’m tired of talking
Grab your coat and let’s start walking
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Don’t procrastinate, don’t articulate
Girl it’s getting late, you don’t sit and wait around

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby
Satisfy me baby

Written by: Scott Davis

In The Moment We’re Ten Feet Tall

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: LONG/SHORT/SMALL/TALL

Clouds, Night, Ballerina, Moon, Sky

Please forgive me, but I am going to pick a song that I am sure I have chosen before for other SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY themes. There are some songs that are so meaningful to you that they become part of your very fabric. This song hits me deep – in a good way It is my Goldfinch song. Read the lyrics and you will understand why this song registers with the way I feel about the gorgeous man who is 10,100 miles away from me.

Aaaaw, Jack just put his arm round me and kissed the side of my head. I don’t like to hurt him. He knows how I felt about Goldfinch. I am thrilled to be with Jack, but I will always hold Goldfinch dear. This song – one I think I will always treasure is “Wings” from the sensational Birdy. For me, it is a momentous song!

Sunlight comes creeping in
Illuminates our skin
We watch the day go by
Stories of all we did
It made me think of you
It made me think of you

Under a trillion stars
We danced on top of cars
Took pictures of the stage
So far from where we are
They made me think of you
They made me think of you

Oh lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
And I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
Oh damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight
For the rest of our lives

I’m in a foreign state
My thoughts they slip away
My words are leaving me
They caught an aeroplane
Because I thought of you
Just from the thought of you

Oh lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
And I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
Oh damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight
For the rest of our lives

If these wings could fly

Lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
And I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
Oh damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight
For the rest of our lives

Written By: Jasmine Lucilla Elisabeth Van Den Bogaerde and Ryan B Tedder

I Wonder If I Ever Cross Your Mind?

Love, Romantic, Couple, Romance

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: BRAIN/MIND/THINK

I am going to admit, I do not know this band very well. But I love this song! I loved if from the first time I heard it. Jack told me they are now called Lady A – which is amusing because one of my friends blogs by that same name – and this terrific song is called “Need You Now”.

I love the lyrics, I am sure I listened to it during some of the hard time when Jack and I were estranged – they were so very hard – and just loved it! Oh sleepless nights when I was both comforted and tortured by the line. “It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now“. Such a brilliant track! This is actually the first time I have ever watched the video. I used to hear it on the radio in years past.

Picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone ’cause I can’t fight it anymore

And I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
For me it happens all the time

It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call but I’ve lost all control and I need you now
And I don’t know how I can do without
I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey, can’t stop looking at the door
Wishing you’d come sweeping in the way you did before

And I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
For me it happens all the time

It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk and I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call but I’ve lost all control and I need you now
And I don’t know how I can do without
I just need you now

Oh, whoa
Guess I’d rather hurt than feel nothing at all

It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now
And I said I wouldn’t call but I’m a little drunk and I need you now
And I don’t know how I can do without
I just need you now
I just need you now
Oh, baby, I need you now

Written By: Joshua Peter Kear, Hillary Dawn Scott, David Wesley Haywood, and Charles B Kelley

My Job At The Record Company

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I once had a job at a record company.  It was a small independent label, well, two labels actually for two different styles of music.  But the same owner.  His name was Kevin Kinsella Senior.  He had a son named Kevin Kinsella Junior.

img_20180704_145939.jpgWe went to the Manchester Museum the other day, which is on Oxford Road in Manchester.  I realized I was not far from where the record company was.  I walked down Grosvenor Street to see if there was any possibility it was still there – it is over twenty years since I worked there.  There was a building that might possibly have housed the offices were the Kevin Kinsellas were based.

I am not sure if it was this building.  It is so long ago.  I noticed a white door with an intercom panel, which did resemble the entrance to the offices on the top floor of a building, which presumably the Kinsellas rented.  Wel,l if it was not this building, then it must have been another one nearby which presumably has been demolished long ago to make way for Sugden Sports Center.

The main task I recall was dealing with sacks of fan mail that was arriving for Robbie Williams, who had just left Take That.  Other than that, I just dusted the office, made tea and completed any other task they could find for me.

I went to see a lot of live music, back in the day.  Mostly at the Manchester Academy and The Students Union, which were very close to the record company.  I also went up to the Roadhouse which was up near Piccadilly.  I have some stories, but I am think I will have to save them for other posts because this post is already too long.

Have you heard of “Britpop”?  If you are around my age and grew up in the UK…then you know exactly the genre I am referring to.

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Do you remember the band Blur?  Their song “Country House”?  One of my first concerts was a Blur concert.  I was 13.  They played at a venue called the G-Mex in Manchester.  Now, I was a good kid on the whole, but I had a bit of a rebellious stint which was around the time I started listening to Britpop bands.  The day Blur performed at the G-Mex, I bunked off school for the day, because I had a detention that day and thought I would be late for the concert (I did the detention the following week – forging my mum’s signature).  We were queuing up all day outside of the G-Mex.  Oppositebattle of the bands was a construction site.  The builders put up a massive sign which said, “What’s The Story Morning Glory?” which was the title of the music album that the band Oasis had just released.  I remember that “Country House” had beaten “Roll With It” to the number one spot in the charts.  There seemed to be a lot of rivalry between the two bands – but who knows how much was just the media fanning the flames to create stories?  It was no wonder that the more popular band in Manchester were Oasis.  My memory may be a bit foggy, but I thought they had a connection with Burnage.  It is over twenty years ago though, so I may have that wrong.

Well…although we were all queuing to see Blur, we were obviously all even more keen on Oasis at the time because we all started singing Oasis songs outside the G-Mex.  When the audience was inside the arena waiting for the concert to begin, the crowd carried on singing Oasis songs.  But I do remember once Blur came onto the stage they were fantastic and the audience responded with great enthusiasm.  Some bloke lifted me up onto his shoulders, and before I knew it, I was being passed along a sea of hands and one of the security guys at the front grabbed my feet as I reached the front of the crowds.  I seemed to be dangling there for a few seconds before he put me upright and made sure I was alright.

britpop bandsDid you like all the Britpop bands?  Did you have any partiality when it came to Blur and Oasis?  Not that it matters now, but at the time it was quite a devisive issue which band you were a fan of.  I saw pretty much all of the Britpop bands live – mostly in Manchester.

For a while, I was pretty obsessed with the music I was listening to.  I used to study music journals like The NME and Melody Maker and Kerrang.  I listened to music at every opportunity.  At night would put headphones on and fall asleep with music playing my ears.  I became a fountain of knowledge on Britpop bands.  I don’t remember much at all now.  Redundant information.  Occasionally, I frighten a teenager who I find listening to Liam Gallagher by telling them some trivia that has popped into my mind from the olden days.

I liked all the music so much.  I was wrapped up in the culture of Manchester lads and I guess I was trying to fit in with the Adidas Sambas and three striped jackets.  I thought it was all so cool.  I would make my parents grimace by grumbling “WHATEVER!” and being miserable, even though it did not suit me remotely. My parents had raised me full of sunshine and joy.  I must have looked completely daft imitating a bunch of musicians who had an air of arrogant and wreckless carelessness.

But just before I was 16 I started to see things in a more sober light.  I was developing a growing distaste of the behaviour I was seeing with my own eyes while I worked for the record company.  In addition the public image of a lot of the musicians I had been a fan of was becoming more contemptible to me.  The media alleged that Noel Gallagher said something which triggered the dislike switch inside me.  Allegedly he said, “taking drugs is like having my morning cup of tea”.  I don’t know if he really did say that or if the press were exaggerating.  But it was all to easy to believe it because it was not out of harmony with other behaviour we had seen.

WhateverI realized from what I had seen, that this culture was producing jabbering idiots, the young men and “ladettes” I had befriended were coming across as rather stupid.  I had been excited to make new friends with young people a little older than me, in a big city that seemed so exciting.  But these Manchester lads that I had been so impressed by suddenly seemed like utter fruitcakes to me.  For the first time, I saw how much they were under the influence of alcohol, drugs or this hype…this egotistical arrogant showy culture of not caring what anyone thinks and doing “WHATEVER”.  I suddenly saw how unhealthy it was.

I did not like who I was becoming.  During those months, I was listening to all these lyrics and pretending to be a “ladette”, I had done things I am ashamed of and regret, I had seen people who disgusted me.  The excitement evapourated and I just saw filth.  My site is child-friendly (I hope) so I won’t recount any detailed description of the revolting things I had seen – but you know the phrase “Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll” (and throw in alcohol) by the age of fifteen I had seen enough to convince me of something: MUM AND DAD WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG AND RULES ARE GOOD. THERE IS NO NEED TO REBEL AND BREAK ALL THE RULES. UNLESS YOU WANT TO END UP IN HOSPITAL AND MAKING DAILY VISITS TO YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!

little miss sunshineSo, drastically, I threw out all my CDs….eventually – it took me a while to part with some of them.  But for the previous three years I had been walking round singing these songs and I realized I was on my way to becoming a miserable, unappreciative, arrogant twit.  I did not like that.  Therefore, I decided to make decisive changes.  I wanted to breath in pure air and be a little ray of sunshine again.  Goodness, it suited me better.

That is when I started listening to Mum and Dad and all of the lessons they had been trying to teach me started to seep down into my heart.  Slowly, slowly, something transformed inside me.  I was unshackled from the doldrums of teenage angst and so I switched off and looked for other things to get involved in…and looking back I am glad Iconstruction did….I ended up working on construction projects and learning things I never imagined and making friends all over North Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester and Lancashire. I learnt British Sign Language and interpreted for several deaf in the Liverpool area.  I learnt some Chinese and had chance to teach several students.  I was able to travel to various countries to visit friends I had made.

And that led onto me moving to the south and then led to me being invited to become a full-time volunteer.  And then life became better than I had ever imagined and I was able to meet people and work with people I had read of for decades and work on incredible projects and meet many thousands of people of scores of nationalities.

I learnt something about myself at the age of fifteen:

HAPPINESS REALLY SUITS ME!

I HAVE AN AMAZING SMILE!

I LOVE BEING KIND AND HELPFUL!

I can enjoy some of the anthems of the Britpop era now.  I don’t want to appear as if I don’t recognize that there were some brilliant tunes churned out by those Britpop bands during the 1990s.  But if I detect an arrogant unfeeling, uncaring attitude towards others, well, I just don’t approve.  To thrive as a human you need to love and be loved.  Walking around with a miserable look on your face and muttering “WHATEVER!” is not going to help you taste what life is all about.

I don’t listen to any songs that are obviously about taking drugs or songs that are disdainful towards others.  But I love guitar music and I like the bounce and fun of a lot of the songs as well as some of the classic melodies from some of the very big tracks these Britpop bands released.  There is no way I am going to pretend to be like them or put on a hard front like I used to as a teenager.  Thank goodness it lasted for less than a year.  My parents would have been dismayed if I had carried on like that much longer.

I may listen to tunes on the radio or on YouTube, but I am not interested in the artists – I dread to think what some of them get involved in.  Not all of them, but it takes strong characters to not get swept along by the crowd you are working and mixing with.

Well…as we are reminiscing…and it is summer, a real proper summer.  Here is a tiny bit of Britpop nostalgia for those who would appreciate it.

This is my Saturday post by the way…I don’t think I will have chance to use the internet tomorrow, because of travelling.

I’ll Never Change All My Colours For You

Eye, Creative, Galaxy, Collage, Flowers, Paint

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: COLOURS

I thought of lots of songs which feature individual colours, but then a song came to mind which I have always loved. One of the best singers singing one of her best power ballads. I love it!

I am just going to take the opportunity to mention that I am still rather shattered with work being so demanding. I know I have struggled to keep up recently. I just have to prioritize on rest in me evenings. But it is so sweet to see your comments when I have time to look at my blog.

Enjoy the phenomenal Whitney Houston with “I Have NothingI”….

Share my life, take me for what I am
‘Cause I’ll never change all my colours for you
Take my love, I’ll never ask for too much
Just all that you are and everything that you do

I don’t really need to look very much further
I don’t wanna have to go where you don’t follow
I won’t hold it back again, this passion inside
Can’t run from myself
There’s nowhere to hide

Don’t make me close one more door
I don’t wanna hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don’t walk away from me…
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don’t have you, you, you, you, you

You see through right to the heart of me
You break down my walls with the strength of your love
I never knew love like I’ve known it with you
Will a memory survive, one I can hold on to

I don’t really need to look very much further
I don’t wanna have to go where you don’t follow
I won’t hold it back again, this passion inside
I can’t run from myself
There’s nowhere to hide
Your love I’ll remember forever

Don’t make me close one more door
I don’t wanna hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don’t walk away from me…
I have nothing, nothing, nothing…

Don’t make me close one more door
I don’t wanna hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don’t walk away from me, no
Don’t walk away from me
Don’t you dare walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don’t have you, you
If I don’t have you, oh, ooh, ooh

Written by: David Foster and Linda Thompson

Don’t Even Bother Asking If You Look Okay

Portrait, Model, Girl, Blonde, Smiling

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: Even/OdD

Well, I have to admit, one of the nice advantages of being with Jack is that his eyesight seems to be horrendous. He thinks I look wonderful even when I am a mess! I recommend finding yourself a romantic partner with terrible eyesight. It does wonders for your confidence. He keeps heaping ever more compliments about me, even when I come home exhausted on a Saturday night after a busy week at work and he meets me at my place and tells me that I am gorgeous.

Bruno Mars puts this wonderful quality of love that is so blind it accepts you for all of your imperfections perfectly! I am sure someone featured Bruno Mars last week, and it is thanks to them that I remembered this song had the word “even”.

Ohhhhh ohhhhhh ohhhhhh ohhhhhhh

Oh, her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they’re not shinin’
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying
She’s so beautiful
And I tell her everyday
Yeah

I know, I know
When I compliment her she won’t believe me
And it’s so, it’s so
Sad to think that she don’t see what I see
But every time she asks me, “Do I look okay?”
I say

When I see your face (face, face…)
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile (smile, smile…)
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
Yeah

Her lips, her lips
I could kiss them all day if she’d let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think it’s so sexy
She’s so beautiful
And I tell her everyday

Oh you know, you know, you know
I’d never ask you to change
If perfect’s what you’re searching for
Then just stay the same
So don’t even bother asking if you look okay
You know I’ll say,

When I see your face (face, face…)
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile (smile, smile…)
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)

The way you are
The way you are
Girl, you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Yeah

Written By: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Khalil Walton and Khari Cain

I Wanna Scream ‘Til The Words Dry Out

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: Chat/Laugh/Rant/Scream/Talk

When I first discovered Emeli Sandé, I was bowled over at her voice. I felt as if she could sing anything and set it on fire with her power and emotion. The very first song I ever heard her singing was the track “Read All About It”. As well as Emeli’s incredible voice, I was moved by the sentiment in the chorus.

I think I interpreted the song my own way for a while, perhaps the wrong way, but I felt that when you are in love – there is that urge to shout about it from the rooftops. I have had that urge – believe me! – but I have also learnt the protection of discretion. There are some funny folk out here who seem to be bent on bursting bubbles wherever they go.

I believe that the lyrics are more about saying “This is me….I won’t be censored”. Not sure how far I would take that, but as someone who has learnt to be herself and speak her mind in a Maria Von Trapp style, refusing to be moulded by modern aspirations but to stick to the only purpose that makes sense to me – a clean earth with a healthy thriving human family – well I am happy to unapologetically state I would sing that purpose from the rooftops!

Well…I don’t want to be contentious about the message behind the lyrics – for me it is brought to life by the voice imparting huge meaning to this song.

You’ve got the words to change a nation
But you’re biting your tongue
You’ve spent a life time stuck in silence
Afraid you’ll say something wrong
If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?

So come on, come on
Come on, come on

You’ve got a heart as loud as lions
So why let your voice be tamed?
Maybe we’re a little different
There’s no need to be ashamed
You’ve got the light to fight the shadows
So stop hiding it away

Come on, come on

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

At night we’re waking up the neighbours
While we sing away the blues
Making sure that we’re remembered, yeah
Cause we all matter too
If the truth has been forbidden
Then we’re breaking all the rules

So come on, come on
Come on, come on,

Let’s get the TV and the radio
To play our tune again
It’s ’bout time we got some airplay of our version of events
There’s no need to be afraid
I will sing with you my friend

Come on, come on

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

Yeah, we’re all wonderful, wonderful people
So when did we all get so fearful?
Now we’re finally finding our voices
So take a chance, come help me sing this
Yeah, we’re all wonderful, wonderful people
So when did we all get so fearful?
And now we’re finally finding our voices
Just take a chance, come help me sing this

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh

Written by: Thomas Andrew Searle Barnes and Iain James

Dear Darlin’

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: DJ (title of song must start with the letter D or J)

I have enjoyed these “pick a song that begins with the letter….” themes so much! But it has left me very undecisive about which song I would feature because there is so much choice!!! Well, I was at work last week when a song started playing across the tannoy. I knew it had to be my song choice for today’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY.

I often mention a personal connection to my song choices. Well, this song stirs up memories of personal dramas instantly, so much so that even at work, I suddenly felt all the energy drain from me and I felt myself trembling. There was a time when Jack and I were in an excruciatingly bad place. It was sheer agony. After living together in the same flat, I had decided to move out (long story), but I still lived in the same apartment block and knew Jack was still just metres away from me. Jack left me a letter one day – I still have it. I felt sick reading it. It seemed as if he was saying that he was sorry that things had not worked out and he wished it could have, he seemed to be saying how heartbroken he was and how much I meant to him, yet there was a hint of finality that distressed me. It was too much to cope with at the time. Too emotional. We had both been too emotional and too stressed for too long. I had to put the letter away and had no idea how to respond.

Writing, Pen, Man, Ink, Paper, Pencils

In the long run, it must have been harder for Jack to write that letter than it was for me to read it. Yet, I think that letter may have been more of a hindrance that a help to me because I did not know what I was supposed to do. We were still neighbours and colleagues and still within the same circle of friends. What should I do? I just felt baffled. I poured myself into work and exercise and socialising with new friends.

I am so glad things worked out with Jack (huge understatement there!) but this incredible song from Olly Murs called “Dear Darlin’” brings it all back. It triggers that feeling of desperate loss, not knowing what to do next. It is a phenomenal track in itself, but it has a powerful effect on me even though Jack and I are planning our wedding!

Dear darlin’, please excuse my writing.
I can’t stop my hands from shaking
‘Cause I’m cold and alone tonight.

I miss you and nothing hurts like no you.
And no one understands what we went through.
It was short. It was sweet. We tried.

And if my words break through the wall
And meet you at your door,
All I can say is “Girl, I mean them all.”

Dear darlin’, please excuse my writing.
I can’t stop my hands from shaking
‘Cause I’m cold and alone tonight.

I miss you and nothing hurts like no you.
And no one understands what we went through.
It was short. It was sweet. We tried. We tried.

I understand where he’s coming from.

Been thinking about the bar we drank in.
Feeling like the sofa was sinking.
I was warm in the hold of your eyes.

So if my words break through the wall
To meet you at your door,
All I can say is “Girl, I mean them all.”

Dear darlin’, please excuse my writing.
I can’t stop my hands from shaking
‘Cause I’m cold and alone tonight.

I miss you and nothing hurts like no you.
And no one understands what we went through.
It was short. It was sweet. We tried.

Oh I can’t cope. These arms are yours to hold.

And I miss you and nothing hurts like no you.
And no one understands what we went through.
It was short. It was sweet. We tried.
We tried

Written By: Edward James Drewett, Oliver Stanley Murs and Jim Eliot

You Look Perfect Tonight

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: PG (title of song must start with the letter P or G)

Well, what a way for Caramel to be starting 2021. Jack and I are excited about our wedding plans (still using the word plans loosely) but we are talking about all the possibilities and at some point we need to start making decisions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is exciting!

Can I be honest you? The possibility of having a wedding with just a handful of close relatives is very appealing! We could have other guests join in via zoom apparently. That to me would be the ideal wedding! However, I am not going to pressure Jack. At the end of the day, I respect his decisions. I do. I really do. He has a lovely way of making decisions and making other people feel part of our lives. I am more of the recluse, more private about our relationship. That is because of the past. I love that Jack wants to shout about our romance from the rooftops. But social distancing restrictions may mean that Jack and I will both be able to have the kind of wedding that would suit us. It may well be a small wedding, with an absurd amount of people (many of whom I have never even met) tuning in to see our wedding vows. It is a funny old situation to be in!

So, forgive, me but I am feeling terribly romantic these days! So I will choose a song that begins with the letter “P” – “Perfect” from Ed Sheeran! So lovely!

I found a love for me
Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me

‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow
Your heart is all I own
And in your eyes you’re holding mine

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess
I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it,
Darling, you look perfect tonight

Well, I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know
She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home
I found a love to carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children of our own

We are still kids but we’re so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we’ll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I’ll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favourite song
When I saw you in that dress
Looking so beautiful
I don’t deserve this
Darling, you look perfect tonight

No, no, no

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favourite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect
I don’t deserve this
You look perfect tonight

Lyrics by: Ed Sheeran

Who Would Have Known How Bittersweet This Would Taste?

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: Odor/Scent/Smell/Taste

I am going to choose a song that might be an obvious choice – I don’t know. This is a song that I have always found very beautiful, very special, very emotional and very dramatic. It is a much loved song for it captures something very poignant. How many of us have felt the way this song portrays heartbreak?

But I will confess something to you: there was a time when it was too painful to hear this song. Jack used to play it from his apartment (where I had lived formerly) when I moved out. I was living a floor below and he was playing this song out of his window. It was truly torture. Maybe you have also been through a stage that made lyrics like these torture for you. That is something I made sure Jack realized when we were in the process of making peace last year.

Couple, Love, Romance, Relationship

Do you know – I used to dread the day I heard that Jack was dating someone else, or that he was getting married! I would have been devastated! But it never happened. He never did find someone else. He has been out with other women, but only on one-offs and he tells me nothing happened between them. Whether “anything” happened or not is irrelevant. He did not find anyone he could fall in love with.

Now that Jack and I have made peace (and then some!) – well this song can go back onto the list of one of my all-time favourites (in the modern area) and I think it will be for a long time. It is a stunning song that most of us can relate to. Her voice is perfect for these lyrics! I take my hat off to Adele – she took her own pain and made something outstanding – and we absolutely love her for it.

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light.

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I had hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me it isn’t over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I’d hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me it isn’t over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

Written by: Adele Adkins and Daniel Dodd Wilson