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

Circle In The Sand

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: Circle/Polygon/Square/Triangle

I always did like Belinda Carlisle, but after my summer in Australia in 2019, I always think of Goldfinch whenever I hear her music. He has a huge music collection, and he was trying to sort through it after moving into his new house. Goldfinch seemed to set aside any albums he came across that he thought I might enjoy listening to (you know because I am a girl and so I might prefer girl music as compared to boy music). He was fortunate because I do like a lot of girl music. I just like boy music too!

This is one of the Belinda Carlisle songs that I remember listening to when I was over in Adelaide. Anything that brings back memories of my summer with him is a happy choice. “Circle In The Sand” from Belinda Carlisle.

❤ Goldfinch ❤

Sundown, all around
Walking through the summer’s end
Waves crash baby, don’t look back
I won’t walk away again

Oh, Oh, Oh, baby, anywhere you go
We are bound together
I begin, baby, where you end
Some things are forever

Circle in the sand
Round and round
Never ending love is what we’ve found
And you complete the heart of me
Our love is all we need
Circle in the sand
Circle in the sand

Cold wind, tide moves in
Shivers in the salty air
Day breaks, my heart aches
I will wait for you right here

Oh, Oh, Oh baby when you look for me
Can you see forever?
I begin baby, where you end
We belong together

Circle in the sand
Round and round
Rising of the moon as the sun goes down
And you complete the heart of me
Our love is all we need
Circle in the sand
Circle in the sand

Baby can you hear me?
Can you hear me calling?

Whoa, Oh, Oh, baby, anywhere you go
We are bound together
And I begin, baby, where you end
Some things are forever

Circle in the sand
Round and round
Never ending love is what we’ve found
And you complete the heart of me
Our love is all we need
Circle in the sand
Circle in the sand
Circle in the sand
Circle in the sand

Lyrics by: Richard W Nowels and Ellen Shipley

Cherry Pie, You’re Not As Cute As Me

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:  Apple/Banana/Cherry/Olive/Orange/Strawberry

I think I may need to explain my choice for today. It is not for the faint hearted. If you are anywhere near my age (or a little older) you may have been a fan of Take That. You may have had a crush on (or been in love with) one of the boys.

My own personal connection with Take That – well, I was a later converter. I resisted them for a long time and then I saw one of their videos (Pray) and was totally hooked. Then when Robbie Williams left Take That (equivalent to the end of the world), the record company I was working for received sacks of fan mail for him.

However I have to say, I was horrified when I saw the video for Take That’s debut single. It is horrendously cringeworthy! I need to prepare you for some weirdness with jelly (jello) and men dancing in leather jackets (with fringes and studs), Doc Martins and cropped lycra leggings. Not to mention Gary Barlow with peroxide blonde hair.

Seeing the video for their debut single – it is hard to understand how these boys became the biggest heartthrobs since The Beatles. But they did! Even I fell for them!

Sugar sweet, if only they all knew
Jam, can’t spread no more you’ve took my bread
Energy, just work, no rest or play
Me, myself I’d rather be alone again

[CHORUS:]
So you can do what you like -Do what you like
No need to ask me -Do what you want
Do what you like -Do what you like
No need to tell me -Do what you want

Cherry pie, you’re not as cute as me
Ice, could never be as cold as you
Recipe, you stir me up inside
Me, myself I’d rather be alone again

Written by Gary Barlow and Ray Hedges

Find Your Turtle Dove

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: Alligator/Crocodile/Lizard/Snake/Turtle

Pigeon, Dove, Turtle Dove, Mus, Bird

I actually came across this song last week when I was thinking of songs that fitted the theme (including bird). But as I am struggling with this week’s theme, I have chosen a song that mentions a turtle dove (yes, yes, I know it’s a bird not a reptile).

I do love the sound of Gerry And The Pacemakers. This is a song called “It’s Happened To Me“, which starts with the adorable lines: “...people tell you that you can’t find love, or you’ll never find your turtle dove, don’t believe a word of what they say.”

After the way my own love story has played out….I will second that!

People tell you that you can’t find love
Or you’ll never find your turtle dove
Don’t believe a word of what they say
‘Cause when I met you, my love
I knew, I knew it had happened to me
It’s happened to me

You can tell by the way I walk
Or even tell it when I talk
And I’m so proud it’s plain to see
‘Cause when I met you, my love
I knew, I knew it had happened to me
It’s happened to me

I don’t mind telling everyone
I’m proud to say you’re my only one

So if they you that you can’t find love
Or you’ll never find your turtle dove
Don’t believe a word of what they say
‘Cause when I met you, my love
I knew, I knew it had happened to me
It’s happened to me, it’s happened to me

So if they you that you can’t find love
Or you’ll never find your turtle dove
Don’t believe a word of what they say
‘Cause when I met you, my love
I knew, I knew it had happened to me
It’s happened to me, it’s happened to me

Written by: Gerard Marsden and John Leslie Chadwick

I’m As Free As A Bird

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: Bird/Cat/Dog/Fish/Pet

Sea, Seagull, Bird, Seevogel, Water Bird

Sundays are often best started with the help of Emeli Sandé. She has a truly stunning voice that conveys a huge amount of emotion. This song caught my attention when I read the lyrics.

There is something wonderful about the thought of being as free as a bird! In a world with clouds on the horizon, many a time we may have thought, “Had I wings just as a dove has, I’d fly far off to reside, in a place safe from the wicked…” If you have never known any form of oppression or enslavery – you will know this feeling well!

I’ve been tearing down the walls
I’ve been kicking down the doors
I’ve been burning all the boxes
‘Cause I’m a slave to only truth
I’m as wild as a wolf
You can’t keep me from the mountains

I’m replacing all my demons
For the sweetest songs of freedom
Last night I had a dream that I could fly

Now, baby, I, I’m free as a bird
I’m free as a bird
Baby, I, I don’t know if you’ve heard
I don’t know if you’ve heard
But I taught my heart to sing
And I found me a pair of wings
Now, baby, I, I’m free as a bird
I’m free as a bird

I’ve been flying through the trees
I’ve been dancing on the breeze
I kiss the sun now every morning
I’ve been shaking off the chains
I’ve been giving up the games
I’ve been answering my calling

And as soon as I surrendered
The light began to enter
Last night I had a dream that I could fly

Now, baby, I, I’m free as a bird
I’m free as a bird
Baby, I, I don’t know if you’ve heard
I don’t know if you’ve heard
But I taught my heart to sing
And I found me a pair of wings
Now, baby, I, I’m free as a bird
I’m free as a bird

Now, baby, I, I’m free as a bird
I’m free as a bird
Oh I, I don’t know if you’ve heard
I don’t know if you’ve heard
But I taught my heart to sing
And I gave me a pair of wings
Now, baby, I, I’m free as a bird

Written by: Emeli Sande, Laidi Saliasi, Jacob Mckenzie

I Wish I Was Your Lover

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: Fiancé/Husband/Lover/Wife

Girl, Woman, Person, Young, Female

This was a hard choice for me this week!!! Wow – I had so many directions to go in. But I have ended up choosing a song that I always thought expressed the desire and frustration in a relationship that has not happened yet. I think I went through some years feeling lost. I spent years knowing who I was supposed to be with, but it did not go smoothly…

….until a year ago. Now I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him.

Will I find another song for today’s theme? I will think about it. I know there is a lot I could say on today’s theme.

For now, please enjoy Sophie B Hawkins’ “Damn I wish I Was Your Lover”.

That old dog has chained you up, alright
Give you everything you need to live inside a twisted cage
Sleep beside an empty rage
I had a dream I was your hero

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I’d rock you ’til the daylight comes
Made sure you are smiling and warm
I am everything, tonight, I’ll be your mother
I’ll do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind, and you won’t feel ashamed

Open up on the inside
Gonna fill you up, gonna make you cry

This monkey can’t stand to see you black and blue
I give you something sweet each time you come inside my jungle book
Or is it just too good?
Don’t say you’ll stay, ’cause then you go away

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I’d rock you ’til the daylight comes
Made sure you are smiling and warm
I am everything, tonight, I’ll be your mother
I’ll do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind, and you won’t feel ashamed
Shucks, for me there is no other
You’re the only shoe that fits
I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it
Damn, I wish I was your lover (oh, yeah)

If I was your girl, believe me
I’d turn on the Rolling Stones
We could groove along and feel much better (guess what)
Come, let me in, mm
I could do it forever and ever and ever and ever
Give me an hour to kiss you
Walk through Heaven’s door I’m sure
We don’t need no doctor to feel much better
Let me in, oh
Forever and ever and ever and ever and ever

I sat on a mountainside with peace of mind
And I lay by the ocean making love to her with visions clear
Walked for days with no one near
And I return as chained and bound to you

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I’d rock you ’til the daylight comes
Made sure you are smiling and warm
I am everything, tonight, I’ll be your mother
I’ll do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind, and you won’t feel ashamed
Shucks, for me there is no other
You’re the only shoe that fits
I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it
Damn, I wish I was your lover

I wanna open up, I’m gonna come inside
I wanna fill you up, I wanna make you cry

Damn, I wish I was your lover
Gettin’ on a subway, and I’m comin’ uptown

Damn, I wish I was your lover
Standing on the street corner, waiting for my love to change

Damn, I wish I was your lover
And I’m feelin’ like a school boy, too shy and too young, oh

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I wanna open up, I’m gonna come inside
I wanna fill you up, I wanna make you cry

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I’m gettin’ on my camel, and I’ll ride it uptown, oo

Damn, I wish I was your lover
Hanging around this jungle, wishing that this love would change

Written by: Sophie B Hawkins

Don’t Start Now!

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: BEGIN/END/FINISH/START

I have chosen a song which I have heard more of during 2020 than any other song. I think it is stuck on the loop at work. They play it several times a day! Some days I feel as if I am going crazy as this song starts up again for the umpteenth time! Maybe they think music with a fast beat will make us work more quickly???

But the truth is, I do like it!!! When I have time I find myself doing a little dance to it. But normally I am in a hurry and I wonder why it is that in the middle of a global pandemic the practice still wants to play party music over the tannoy. Anyway….for those of you that like some party music – this is Dua Lipa with “Don’t Start Now“.

If you don’t wanna see me

Did a full one eighty, crazy
Thinking ’bout the way I was
Did the heartbreak change me? Maybe
But look at where I ended up

I’m all good already
So moved on it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at all

So if you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up, don’t come out
Don’t start caring about me now
Walk away, you know how
Don’t start caring about me now

Aren’t you the guy who tried to
Hurt me with the word “goodbye”?
Though it took some time to survive you
I’m better on the other side

I’m all good already
So moved on it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at all

So if you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up, don’t come out
Don’t start caring about me now
Walk away, you know how
Don’t start caring about me now

Don’t come out
Don’t show up
Don’t start now
Don’t come out
I’m not where you left me at all

So if you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up (Don’t show up), don’t come out (Don’t come out)
Don’t start caring about me now (’bout me now)
Walk away (Walk away), you know how (You know how)
Don’t start caring about me now

So (Don’t come out, out, out)
(Don’t show up, walk away, walk away)
So (Don’t come out, out, out)
(Don’t show up, walk away, walk away)

Written by: Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, Ian Kirkpatrick and Dua Lipa

Friday Night And The Lights Are Low

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: DAYS OF THE WEEK

I was torn between a Monday song and a Friday song…but in the end it was the party song that won out!

Now obviously, we are not going out dancing because of lockdown restrictions – but there is nothing to stop you from having a dance around your living room to this top tune!!! I have danced to this on stage several times for charity entertainment shows – it always brings a bg cheer!

This is ABBA with “Dancing Queen“!!!

Ooh, you can dance, you can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl, watch that scene
Digging the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for a place to go
Where they play the right music, getting in the swing
You come to look for a king

Anybody could be that guy
Night is young and the music’s high
With a bit of rock music, everything is fine
You’re in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance

You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine
Oh, yeah

You can dance, you can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl, watch that scene
Digging the dancing queen

You’re a teaser, you turn ’em on
Leave them burning and then you’re gone
Looking out for another, anyone will do
You’re in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance

You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine
Oh, yeah

You can dance, you can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl, watch that scene
Digging the dancing queen

Digging the dancing queen

Written by: Aleksej Anatolevich Kortnev, Stig Anderson,

Bjoern K. Ulvaeus, and Benny Goran Bror Andersson

They’re Way Too Stupid

Man, Silly, Funny, Crazy, Weird, Odd

I have a second song today for SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY, this time on the latter half of this week’s theme: STUPID. 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: SMART/STUPID

I have chosen a song that I loved as a teenager, and you will probably notice by the lyrics that it encapsulates teenage angst and frustration in a terrific Britpop package. When I told Jack I wanted to feature this song, he thought it might catch on as an election song. I don’t know what he could possibly mean!

This is Echobelly, a band that deserve to be credited amongst the cream of Britpop, and this is their little explosion of a song, “Go Away”. For everyone feeling frustrated with all the rhetoric doing the rounds!

Here it comes the fools parade
Another clueless masquerade
And they’re way too slow
A waste of space
Yes they’re way too slow
Get out of the way

Go away
In my way
Go away
In the way oh

Here we go a suckers ride
Hearts and minds are paralyzed
And they’re way too stupid
They’ll be just fine
Yes they’re way too stupid
A waste of time
Everybody’s looking for something
Everybody’s looking for clues
And they’re way too late
They missed the news
And they think they’re great
With their [messed] up points of view

Go away
In my way
Go away
In the way oh

All because you thought for yourself now
Naughty girl you thought for yourself now

Go away
Go away

Written by: Sonya Madan and Glenn Johannson