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Right In The Moment This Order’s 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: HIDDEN GEMS (SONGS THAT MISSED THE TOP OF THE CHARTS

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 This is a theme I find very interesting. I thought of a number of tracks I love, and yet I know they failed miserably in the charts – which can never really be a totally accurate measure of a great song. The sausage roll songs winning the Number One spot for the past three years is proof of that (I love that couple by the way, I am just trying to explain why charts success does not accurately capture the quality of a song).

The song I have chosen is very popular, but I believe from what I have read that when Bon Iver first released the track “Skinny Love” it did not do so great in the charts. Yet my how this song is loved – and when Birdy recorded it later, her version did much much better in the charts (I cannot resist tagging Birdy’s version to the bottom of this post).

I like both versions, but credit goes to Justin Vernon of course for writing the song. This is “Skinny Love”.

Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer

I tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Right in this moment this order's tall

And I told you to be patient
And I told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind
And in the morning I'll be with you
But it will be a different "kind"
I'll be holding all the tickets
And you'll be owning all the fines

Come on skinny love what happened here
Suckle on the hope in light brassiere
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Sullen load is full; so slow on the split

And I told you to be patient
And I told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind
And now all your love is wasted?
Then who the hell was I?

Now I'm breaking at the britches
And at the end of all your lines
Who will love you?
Who will fight?
Who will fall far behind?
Ooh, ooh

Written by: Justin Deyarmond Edison Vernon

There Were Nights Of Endless Pleasure

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: EXCITEMENT/PLEASURE/SENTIMENT/SPIRIT

Something tells me that there is always going to be a place for overdramatic power ballads in the music industry and today I intend to celebrate one of them.

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My song choice for today’s theme is inspired by one special lady – Dame Deborah James. If you have seen the video…goodness, I am still choked up every time I see it…you will understand why I cannot miss the chance to share the lady who has filled us all with awe this year (and for the past few years with the “You Me And The Big C” podcast).

The song itself…apparently Meatloaf was after it for a long time but the writer Jim Steinman always felt it was a woman’s song. I understand he was inspired by “Wuthering Heights” – which is one of those books which make me very concerned about the Bronte sisters.

Although there are a few who don’t seem to get on with Celene Dion’s sensational vocals, I think most of us are blown away by what she can do. This is quite the overdramatic power ballad and there is always going to be a place for over the top power ballads in the music industry.

But as I mentioned earlier – it is my song choice today because Dame Deborah James has added even more emotion to this song that it already had.

There were nights when the wind was so cold
That my body froze in bed
If I just listened to it right outside the window

There were days when the sun was so cruel
That all the tears turned to dust
And I just knew my eyes were drying up forever

I finished crying in the instant that you left
And I can't remember where or when or how
And I banished every memory you and I had ever made

But when you touch me like this
And you hold me like that
I just have to admit
That it's all coming back to me
When I touch you like this
And I hold you like that
It's so hard to believe but
It's all coming back to me

It's all coming back, it's all coming back to me now

There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things I'd never do again
But then they'd always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than any laws allow

Baby, baby

If I kiss you like this
And if you whisper like that
It was lost long ago
But it's all coming back to me
If you want me like this
And if you need me like that
It was dead long ago
But it's all coming back to me
It's so hard to resist
And it's all coming back to me
I can barely recall
But it's all coming back to me now
But it's all coming back

There were those empty threats and hollow lies
And whenever you tried to hurt me
I just hurt you even worse and so much deeper

There were hours that just went on for days
When alone at last we'd count up all the chances
That were lost to us forever

But you were history with the slamming of the door
And I made myself so strong again somehow
And I never wasted any of my time on you since then

But if I touch you like this
And if you kiss me like that
It was so long ago
But it's all coming back to me
If you touch me like this
And if I kiss you like that
It was gone with the wind
But it's all coming back to me

It's all coming back, it's all coming back to me now

There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things we'd never do again
But then they'd always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than all your laws allow

Baby, baby, baby

When you touch me like this
And when you hold me like that
It was gone with the wind
But it's all coming back to me
When you see me like this
And when I see you like that
Then we see what we want to see
All coming back to me
The flesh and the fantasies
All coming back to me
I can barely recall
But it's all coming back to me now

If you forgive me all this
If I forgive you all that
We forgive and forget
And it's all coming back to me
When you see me like this
And when I see you like that
We see just what we want to see
All coming back to me
The flesh and the fantasies
All coming back to me
I can barely recall but it's all coming back to me now

(It's all coming back to me now.)
And when you kiss me like this
(It's all coming back to me now.)
And when I touch you like that
(It's all coming back to me now.)
If you do it like this
(It's all coming back to me now.)
And if we...

Written by: Jim Steinman

Finally Lovers Know No Shame

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: DISGUST / EMBARRASMENT / GUILT / REGRET / REMORSE / SHAME

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And I have to admit to my shame – I had a scheduling disaster this morning. I think I must have misread Jim’s list of themes, and I realized that I had the wrong theme for the wrong week. Embarrassing!!! 🙂 I must have seen this theme though, because I found two posts in my drafts folder with songs that fitted it. I am blaming my headaches for the confusion.

I hope you will forgive me. Some of you may have seen or are planning to see the sequel to a film that featured a brilliant sound track, including this song, “Take my Breath Away” from Berlin. The song won an Oscar and a Golden Globe. It also topped the charts around the world. Yet, apparently, differences over this song led to the break up of Berlin – a song that they did not write, and yet brought them worldwide fame….which seems a real shame.

Watching every motion
In my foolish lover's game
On this endless ocean
Finally lovers know no shame

Turning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn around and say

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones
Turning and returning

To some secret place to find
Watching in slow motion
As you turn to me and say
My love

Take my breath away

Through the hourglass I saw you
In time you slipped away
When the mirror crashed I called you
And turned to hear you say
If only for today
I am unafraid

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching every motion
In this foolish lover's game
Haunted by the notion
Somewhere there's a love in flames

Turning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn my way and say

Take my breath away
My love
Take my breath away
My love
Take my breath away
My love
Take my breath away
My love

Written by: Giorgio Moroder (de 1), and Thomas Ross Whitlock

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.

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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.

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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