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Tore Up All Your Photos

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: APPEARANCE/ IMAGE/ LIKENESS/ OBJECT/ PICTURE/ PHOTOGRAPH

I was so tempted to go with the Ed Sheeran track today…because it is a great track . But instead, I have chosen a song that I have loved since I was about twelve years old.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Favourite song alert!!!

I do realize that the song I am featuring today has been a Song Lyric Sunday choice of mine in the past, but it is hard to resist the temptation to pick a favourite song.

“What Do I Do Now?” from the cracking Britpop band Sleeper. One of the best live music events I attended was one of their performances in Manchester. The crowd especially loved this song.

I have always loved the clever lyrics…and lines like “Tore up all your photos, didn’t feel too clever, Spent the whole of Sunday sticking you together”…are one of the reasons this track has stayed with me for over twenty years.

Quickly she came, dressed up for fame
Riding her perfume downstairs
Make up like glue, she danced round the room
To the sound of her corduroy flares
"Lets go to town, taxis all round
We could stop for a couple of beers"
He looks at it all, stifles a yawn
She tries not to look like she cares

What do I do now, are we going under?
What did I do wrong, I thought we had it sorted
Out the other day maybe I'm just stupid
Can't we try again?
No one told me it was raining

Can't face a club they walk to a nearby pub
Watch a couple of bands
Draining the glass, they walk home at last
Reaching for each others' hands

Nothing is said, he goes to bed
Dreaming of her on his own
She stays up all week watching him sleep
Scared that she'll wake up alone

What do I do now, are we going under?
What did I do wrong, I thought we had it sorted
Out the other day maybe I'm just stupid
Can't we try again?
No one told me it was raining

Oh I'll miss you every day of your life
Oh you'll feel it too, you're not that strong
You know I'm on to you

Oh I'll miss you every day of your life
And maybe when you're dead
I'll get some rest from holding onto you

What do I do now then, are we going under?
What did I do wrong? I thought we had it sorted
Is there someone else, or am I too familiar?
Was it when I said I wanted to have children?
Tore up all your photos, didn't feel too clever
Spent the whole of Sunday sticking you together
Now I'd like to call you, but I feel too awkward
Some things need explaining
No one told me it was raining

Written by: Louise Wener, Andrew Maclure, Jonathan Stewart, Kainadeed Osman

Cold As A Stone And Rich As The Fool

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: MONEY/GOLD/SILVER/RICH

Something odd happened in my search for a song this week. I kept on reading lyrics to songs I formerly liked, but suddenly realized I profoundly disagreed with. The awareness of just how much anything extolling materialism is repelling me steered me towards a song by an artist I find a joy to listen to. I do not know how people have the conscience to enjoy their diamonds and rubies, flashy cars and super yachts, private jets and multiple palatial houses when there are so many people, so many people who are working for long hours but just scraping by on the breadline.

Photo by Nischal Mudennavar on Pexels.com

Birdy is such a talent, and although I have already enjoyed her music, I am hoping there is a lot more to come from her. My song choice this week is Birdy’s cover of a song originally sung by Cherry Ghost (whose recording I have tagged at the bottom of the post).

I read that the writer of this song “People Help The People” Simon Aldred (lead singer of Cherry Ghost) was backpacking for three months in India when the melody for this song came to him, and he hummed it to himself daily to keep it in his head until he could reunite with a guitar.

God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
Guess he kissed the girls and made them cry
Those hard-faced queens of misadventure
God knows what is hiding in those weak and sunken lives
Fiery throngs of muted angels
Giving love but getting nothing back, oh

People help the people
And if you're homesick
Give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
And nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain
Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

God knows what is hiding in this world of little consequence
Behind the tears, inside the lies
A thousand slowly dying sunsets
God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
Guess the loneliness came knocking
No one needs to be alone, oh singin'

People help the people
And if you're homesick
Give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
And nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain
Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

Nah naaah nah nah naaaaahhhhhh oooouuuu
Nah naaah nah nah naaaaahhhhhh oooouuuu

People help the people
And if you're homesick
Give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain
Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

Written by Simon John Aldred

To The Fella Over There With The Hella Good Hair

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: HEAD/HAT/HAIR/SCARF

I have picked a song that is a huge confidence booster in stressful situations, and also has a special connection to a dear friend of mine who sadly passed away a couple of months ago.

I can still see it like it was yesterday. It was at the height of the stress that was being slandered and trolled because of Jack. Jack and I were not on speaking terms, we were just on hostile glance terms. One of my friends send a round robin text message saying she had decided to book out one of the function suites and throw an impromptu karaoke party. I replied to her immediately to say I had an appointment that evening, but I would come straight afterwards.

So, I went along more than an hour after the party had started and boy was I in the mood for singing. I sang and sang. But then a song came on which I sort of vaguely knew, but not very well. It was called “Shake It Off” and somehow the words just seemed perfect for my situation. I sang at the top of my voice and I shimmied and swayed as if I had no care in the world. But there was one person who jumped up and shared the moment with me. I had seen her before, but we had never spoken. But there we were, two young women, singing into the microphone, dancing like there was no tomorrow.

That was the start of what became a wonderful friendship. She was obsessed with Taylor Swift! But she was also a truly lovable friend, an amazing dancer, and someone very dear to me.

I miss her very much. But I love to recall the memories I have of all the laughter, music, and secrets we shared. This sing makes me think of her so much. Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” – fantastic stress-buster of a song.

One day when I was at work, a colleague said to me that she disliked (she actually used a stronger word) Taylor Swift because….and came out with all sorts of silly things that I expect she has read online – social media nonsense. Although I know little of Taylor Swift’s music and even less about her as a person, one thing I massively empathise with is when other people who do not know you decided to judge you, actively dislike you and say horrible things about you in the public domain – I own that T-shirt! – so I turned around and said to my colleague. You do realize that whatever you or anyone else may think of Taylor Swift – she gave the most perfect response in her “Shake It Off” song.

This song is fun, it is a lot of fun, but it is also a fantastic reaction to online bullying, and other situations in which people who do not know you decide to judge and vilify based on false rumours they have heard about you. It still energies me every time I come across people who say unkind things and are cruel about others. I certainly do think that Taylor Swift deserves a massive well done for capturing the defiant “I will not be broken” spirit and doing it in such a triumphant way! I love this track for that alone – plus it makes me want to jump up and start dancing around like there is no shame!

I stay out too late
Got nothing in my brain
That's what people say, mmm-mmm
That's what people say, mmm-mmm

I go on too many dates
But I can't make them stay
At least that's what people say, mmm-mmm
That's what people say, mmm-mmm

But I keep cruising
Can't stop, won't stop moving
It's like I got this music
In my mind
Saying, "It's gonna be alright."

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

I never miss a beat
I'm lightning on my feet
And that's what they don't see, mmm-mmm
That's what they don't see, mmm-mmm

I'm dancing on my own (dancing on my own)
I make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
And that's what they don't know, mmm-mmm
That's what they don't know, mmm-mmm

But I keep cruising
Can't stop, won't stop grooving
It's like I got this music
In my mind
Saying, "It's gonna be alright."

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world,
You could've been getting down to this sick beat.

My ex-man brought his new girlfriend
She's like "Oh, my God!" but I'm just gonna shake.
And to the fella over there with the hella good hair
Won't you come on over, baby? We can shake, shake, shake

Yeah ohhh

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate (haters gonna hate)
I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break (mmmm)
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake (and fake, and fake, and fake)
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off (you've got to),
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Written by: Max Martin, Taylor Swift, and Karl Johan Schuster

The Earth Beneath My Feet

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: SOCKS/SHOES/BOOTS/FEET

I have picked a pretty song for you today. I know next to nothing about the song or the artist, except that it was used in the score of a film starring Nicole Kidman called “Australia“. I tried to do a Wikipedia search on Angela Little, and that threw up some very confusing results.

It is a shame I do not have much to tell you. So on this occasion, please just enjoy this incredibly pretty song. Oh and by the way – the picture I chose from Pixabay is from Darwin, Australia – but they are definitely not Boab trees.

Sing and I will hear you, no matter where you are 
A song to light the darkest night 
And guide me from a far 
And I will never be alone 
Now I know you're somewhere 
You're everywhere to me 
You're the color in the sky 
A reason to believe 
And when the rain falls down, you tell a story 
And I will hear you, always near you 
By the boab tree 

Uh uh .... 

Lay your arms around me, like the falling rain 
Let the feeling drown me 
And life begins again 
And I will never be afraid 
Now I know you're somewhere 
You're everywhere to me 
The warming of the sun upon 
The earth beneath my feet 
And when the rain falls down, you tell a story 
And I will hear you, always near you 
By the boab tree 

Uh uh .... 

Now you're somewhere 
You're everywhere to me 
You're the color in the sky 
And you're the earth beneath my feet 
And when the rain falls down, you tell a story 
And I will hear you, always near you 
By the boab tree 
Uh uh ... 
Uh uh uh uh uh ...

You Always Got On Some Fly Blue Suit

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: SUIT/PANTS/DRESS/SHIRT

I had few different songs floating around my mind, but in the end I settled on a song I really like and rarely hear nowadays. “You Don’t Know My Name” from the fabulous Alicia Keys. I love the concept – being totally smitten by a stranger and not having the courage to tell them how you feel.

The video for this track portrays Alicia as a waitress who has a crush on a customer who comes in and places the same order every Wednesday. Although the video shows Alicia imagining having the courage to speak up about her true feelings, the video ends on a sad note that in reality she never will be able to reveal how she feels about him.

Just the kind of story to pull on my heartstrings!

Baby, baby, baby
From the day I saw you
I really really wanna catch your eye
There's something special 'bout you
I must really like you
There's not a lot of guys are worth my time
Ooh baby, baby, baby
It's getting kind of crazy
'Cause you are taking over my mind

And it feels like ooh
But you don't know my name
And I swear, it feels like ooh (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
But you don't know my name
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)

Oh, baby baby baby
I see us on our first date
You're doing everything that makes me smile
And when we had our first kiss
It happened on a Thursday
Ooh, it set my soul on fire
Ooh baby, baby, baby
I can't wait for the first time
My imagination's running wild

It feels like ooh
But you don't know my name
And I swear it, baby, it feels like ooh (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
But you don't know my name
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)

"I'm saying, he don't even know what he's doing to me
Got me feeling all crazy inside
I'm feeling like, "Ow! (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Doing more than I've ever done for anyone's attention
Take notice of what's in front of you
'Cause did I mention? (Ow!)
You're 'bout to miss a good thing
And you'll never know how good it feels to have all of my affection
And you'll never get a chance to experience my loving (Ow)

'Cause my loving feels like ooh
But you don't know my name
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)
And I swear it feels like ooh (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
But you don't know my name
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)

Will you ever know it?
No no no no no, no no
Will you ever know it?

"I'm gonna have to just go ahead and call this boy
Hello? Can I speak to—to Michael?
Oh hey, how you doing?
Uh, I feel kinda silly doing this, but uh
This is the waitress from the coffee house on 39th and Lennox
You know, the one with the braids?
Yeah, well I see you on Wednesdays all the time
You come in every Wednesday on your lunch break, I think
And you always order the special, with the hot chocolate
And my manager be tripping and stuff
Talking 'bout we gotta use water
But I always use some milk and cream for you
'Cause I think you're kinda sweet
Anyway, you always got on some fly blue suit
'N your cuff links are shining all bright
So, what you do? Oh, word? Yeah, that's interesting
Look man, I mean I don't wanna waste your time, but
I know girls don't usually do this
But I was wondering if maybe we could get together
Outside the restaurant one day?
'Cause I do look a lot different outside my work clothes
I mean, we could just go across the street to the park right here
Wait, hold up, my cell phone's breaking up, hold up
Can you hear me now? Yeah
So, what day did you say?
Oh yeah, Thursday's perfect, man"

And it feels like ooh
But you don't know my name
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)
Baby, baby, I swear, it's like ooh
But you don't know my name, no no no
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)
And it feels like ooh
But you don't know my name
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)

And I swear on my mother and father it feels like
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
But you don't know my name
('Round and 'round and 'round we go, will you ever know?)


Written by: Alicia Keys, Mel Kent, Kenneth Williams, Kanye West, J.r. Bailey, and Harold Lily

It’s The Sweetest Pain

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: ANXIETY/DELIGHT/EMOTIONS/PAIN/PRIDE/RELIEF

I am feeling ever so romantic this week. It is so nice to be in love. Yet I can testify to the rollercoaster journey that is often involved in the transition from meeting someone to allowing them to turn your life upside down! It is a cocktail of anxiety, delight, pain, relief, pride – yes all the emotions Jim provided to inspire our song choice today.

There is a song that I fell in love with years ago, around the time that Jack and I were probably at our lowest point – it was dire – and whenever I heard this song, I wanted to collapse in a heap of tears. But I loved this song, I loved what it captures.

The song itself we owe to Diane Warren – who wrote some of my very favourite love songs. But I want to give a nod to the singer – the sensational Paloma Faith. We like her because she has been a real grafter and it is pleasing when someone gets a break after all their hard work.

I cannot play you the official video for this song, it is a little too over-excitable for my blog. But I have some treats for you, starting with my favourite – her live performance at the Brit Awards. At the end of this post there are two more videos of Paloma singing live – and I just love them.

When I first watched this video, I was a tiny bit nervous for her at the start, but she gets better and better, and the ending is so spectacular.

I tell myself you don't mean a thing,
And what we got, got no hold on me
But when you're not there I just crumble
I tell myself I don't care that much,
But I feel like I die 'til I feel your touch,

Only love, only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this
Must have been a deadly kiss
Only love can hurt like this

Say I wouldn't care if you walked away,
But every time you're there I'm begging you to stay,
And when you come close I just tremble
And every time, every time you go,
It's like a knife that cuts right to my soul

Only love, only love can hurt like this
Only love can hurt like this,
Must have been a deadly kiss,
Only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this

Your kisses burn into my skin,
Only love can hurt like this
But it's the sweetest pain,
Burning hot through my veins,
Love is torture makes me more sure
Only love can hurt like this

Only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this,
Must have been a deadly kiss,
Only love can hurt like this,

Only love can hurt like this,
Your kisses burn into my skin,
Only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt
Save me, save me,
Only love, only love,
'Cause only love can hurt like this
And it must have been a deadly kiss

Written by: Diane Eve Warren

I Saw Her Swimming There

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: BEACH/SURF/SWIMMING

I was entirely tempted to feature The Beach Boys, who seem to embody this theme, but I wanted to feature something a little different. The song I opted for, well, apparently the artist has disabled his videos from being played – which seems a little counterproductive and sadly disqualifies him from being part of Song Lyric Sunday. So instead, I chose a song from a band that wrote one of my favourite ever songs.

This is another of their songs…and some people are crazy for it. These lyrics, they capture something achingly emotional. I love Snow Patrol for doing that. In some ways, this is a simple song, but for Snow Patrol fans, this is one of the songs that hooked them. The track is called “An Olive Grove Facing The Sea”. The reason we love it – it touches on those aches we feel at times.

I have tagged a video of them performing at The Royal Albert Hall at the end of this post.

Sworn to secrecy, I might go after school
She was an angel, I saw her swimming there
I am in such a mess, I can't cope without this
She just teases, me pretends she can't see me here

So let me go out there
I can breathe fresh air
Stay with you all night
Just let me love you
Just for a while, want to
Be with you all night
Be with you all night
Until I fall asleep
Until I fall asleep
Until I fall asleep
Until I fall asleep
Just let me be here
I won't tell anyone
Don't want to wake up
Don't want to wake up

The blind lead the blind so why can't I find my way
This could be heaven but I don't know where I am
I am too scared to come out from behind here
My body is aching, it feels like it's wearing me

So let me go out there
I can breathe fresh air
Stay with you all night
Just let me love you
Just for a while, want to
Be with you all night
Be with you all night
Until I fall asleep
Until I fall asleep
Until I fall asleep
Until I fall asleep
Just let me be here
I won't tell anyone
Don't want to wake up
Don't want to wake up

Written by: Gary Lightbody, Jonathan Graham Quinn, and Mark Peter McClelland

The Old Soldier’s Scars Deep In Their Minds

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: ARMY/SOLDIER/WAR

I will confess, I really struggled with this theme. It’s just this whole subject of war, how incredibly depressing it has been to see the acts of brutality and destruction over the past six weeks. What a sad saga the history of human independence has been and still is. Even at a stage when we would hope that there is an “enlightened” conscience in society that can speak out and voice being incensed by these horrendous crimes being played out before our eyes – the gross inadequacy of current rulerships is manifest yet again.

I did think of a song, and a band that I discovered on a trip to Aberdeenshire back in the year 2000 (during the petrol crisis). The Battlefield Band produced around thirty albums over almost five decades (band members changed during the course of those long years), but the only album of theirs I ever owned was called “Rain, Hail Or Shine”. I fell in love with that album and listened to it over and over for months.

There is a song on the album called “The Beaches of St Valery”, which tells the sad World War II story of the 51st (Scottish) Division’s struggle to reach Saint-Valéry-en-Caux in 1940 only to find that no ships had been sent to evacuate them.

There are a few lines that I always thought are especially poignant:

‘Til the 51st Highlanders found themselves back

On the banks of the Somme one more time.

It still bore the scars of that war to end wars.

The old soldier’s scars deep in their minds.

– THE BEACHES OF ST VALERY

It was not that long before that World War I (“the war to end all wars”) with the devastating death-toll that occurred during trench warfare and the infamous Somme…and the song refers to older soldiers of World War II who were back in that same spot in 1940, the landscape scarred, and the minds of the soldiers deeply scarred by what they had seen years earlier.

Those lines contain the frustrating tragedy that for all we have learnt from this bloody history of human dominance…wars are one of the most awful proofs that man is not qualified to independently care for this planet and it’s creatures.

It was in 1940, the last days of Spring.
We were sent to the Maginot line,
A fortress in France, built to halt the advance,
Of an army from a different time.
But we were soon overrun, out-thought and outgunned.
Pushed further back every day.
But we never believed high command would just leave us.
So we fought every inch of the way,
 
'Til the 51st Highlanders found themselves back
On the banks of the Somme one more time.
It still bore the scars of that war to end wars.
The old soldier's scars deep in their minds.
But we couldn't stay long for the Panzers rolled on
As the battle raged west t'wards the sea,
Until on June the 10th when sapped of all strength
I entered St. Valery.
 
And all I recall is the last boat leavin'!
My brother on board waving and calling to me
And the Jocks stranded there wi' their hands in the air
On the beaches of St. Valery.
 
So I huddled all night in a hammered old house
As the shells and the bullets rained down
'Til just before dawn our hopes were still strong
For we moved to the beach from the town
But the boat that had left on the day we arrived
Was the only one that we'd ever see
An' with no ammo or food we had done all we could
So we surrendered at St. Valery.
 
And all I recall is the last boat leavin'!
My brother on board waving and calling to me
And the Jocks stranded there wi' their hands in the air
On the beaches of St. Valery.
 
When I returned at the end of the war,
From the Stalag where I'd been confined,
I read of the battles the allies had fought,
Stalingrad, Alamein, and the Rhine.
And with pride in their hearts people spoke of Dunkirk
How defeat had become victory
But nobody mentioned that Highland Division.
They'd never heard of St.Valery.
 
No stories no statues for those that were killed.
No honours for those who were caught.
Just a deep sense of shame as though we were to blame,
Though I knew in my heart we were not.
So I've moved to a country I've come to call home
But my homeland lies far o'er the sea.
I will never return while my memory still burns
On the beaches of St. Valery.
 
And all I recall is the last boat leavin'!
My brother on board waving and calling to me
And the Jocks stranded there wi' their hands in the air
On the beaches of St. Valery.

Written by: Davy Steele

Clive Davis Day

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: SONGS PRODUCED BY CLIVE DAVIS OR BY AN ARTIST ON ONE OF HIS RECORD LABELS

Interesting theme, and what an education it turned out to be! While I was reading through the Clive Davis website….

…it crossed my mind that many of the artists I have featured in my Song Lyric Sunday posts were connected with Clive Davis without me realizing it. But one particular song jumped out at me….it is a song that we have often sang to my sister (do I need to tell you her name?)

Oh goodness….she has a Marmite relationship with this song, but we love it!!!! This is Barry Manilow with “Mandy”.

I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice
Shadows of a man
A face through a window cryin' in the night
The night goes into
Morning just another day
Happy people pass my way
Looking in their eyes
I see a memory
I never realized
How happy you made me

Oh Mandy well
You came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh, Mandy
Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today
Oh, Mandy!

I'm standing on the edge of time
I've walked away when love was mine
Caught up in a world of uphill climbing
The tears are in my mind and nothin' is rhyming

Oh Mandy well,
You came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away.
Oh, Mandy
Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shaking,
And I need you today
Oh, Mandy!

Yesterday's a dream
I face the morning
Crying on a breeze
The pain is calling
Oh Mandy
Well, you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away oh, Mandy
Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today oh, Mandy
You came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away oh, Mandy
You kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you

Written by: Scott David English and Richard Buchanan Kerr

I Know You Think That I Shouldn’t Still Love You

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: MIND/THINK/BRAIN

Another fantastic theme for this week, with plenty of brilliant songs to choose from. So I have chosen the track that registers with me on a personal level.

It is a song about not giving up on a love even though there have been considerable challenges. Jack and I had more than our fair share of challenges. But….the ship, though damaged in destructive storms, refused to sink. Here we are…stronger than ever, we did not give up.

I think that even in those darkest years I knew something that was not changing, it was not changing, “I’m in love and always will be”.

The song was a big hit for Dido around the world, and won “Best British Single” at the 2004 Brit Awards. Well deserved. To me it is an enduring emotional song that I will always be fond of.

I know you think that I shouldn't still love you,
Or tell you that.
But if I didn't say it, well I'd still have felt it
Where's the sense in that?

I promise I'm not trying to make your life harder
Or return to where we were

But I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I know I left too much mess and destruction
To come back again
And I caused nothing but trouble
I understand if you can't talk to me again

And if you live by the rules of "it's over"
Then I'm sure that that makes sense

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

And when we meet
Which I'm sure we will
All that was there
Will be there still
I'll let it pass
And hold my tongue
And you will think
That I've moved on....

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

Written by: Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong