Ride Sally Ride!

S, Glamour, Gold, Lights, Theater Letter, Alphabet

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 that have a girls’ name in it which starts with an S

So, with the letter “S” in the spotlight, it turns out that there are a lot of songs with girls names that start with S! Which song should I choose? Hmm. Jack….do you have any suggestions? I am laughing at him because once upon a time Jack and some of his friends compiled an entire album of songs about one particular girl’s name that began with the letter S. That is another story! One that Jack might prefer I forget.

I am going to go with a song that is an experience!! From start to finish! I have chosen “Dance To The Music” from Sly & The Family Stone. Apparently they carved out the genre “psychedelic soul” which I will confess is not a genre I particularly identify with. I think that this was a huge injection of something special though – as if the sixties needed a wakeup! – and I can see Sly & Co easily traversing into the seventies with others trying to keep up with their pace. Hey – what do I know? We are talking a long time before I was born!

I love it – totally love it! Right in the middle you will see the name Sally – but there is a lot going on in this song!!! I is incredible, full of energy, full of soul. I love it! I also love that it was used in Shrek karaoke…so I have tagged a video of Shrek and company at the end of my post.

[Cynthia:] Get up and dance to the music!
Get on up and dance to the fonky music!
Dum-dumm du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm
Du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm – du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm
[All:] Dance to the Music, Dance to the Music
[Freddie:] Hey Greg!
[Greg:] What?
[Freddie:] All we need is a drummer,
For people who only need a beat, yeah!
[Drummer]
I’m gonna add a little guitar
And make it easy to move your feet
[Guitar]
[Larry:] I’m gonna add some bottom,
So that the dancers just won’t hide
[Bass]
[Sly:] You might like to hear my organ
I said ‘Ride Sally Ride’
[Organ] Cynthia, Jerry!!
You might like to hear the horns blowin’,
Cynthia on the throne, yeah!
[Trumpets]
Listen to me
[Cynthia & Jerry got a message they’re sayin’:]
[Cynthia:] All the squares, go home!
Aaaaah, yeah!!!
[Trumpets]
[Listen to the basses:]
Dum-dumm du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm
Du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm – du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm
[All:] Dance to the Music, Dance to the Music

Written by: Sylvester Stewart

Vaseline

Frischmann performing in August 1995

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 WITH ONE WORD TITLES

Ooooh – interesting theme. There are lots of songs with one word titles, so picking one is not easy! But I am so short on time these days, sometimes I just have to go with my gut feeling!

I need to explain this though. When I was a teenager, both myself and all of my school friends wanted to be just like one woman. That woman was Justine Frischmann. When I was a teenager, she was the epitome of “cool”! She was the lead singer and guitarist in a band called Elastica. Now you may know exactly who I am talking about, but if you know nothing about them, I will tell you this – their debut album became the fastest selling debut album in UK history. It sold over a million copies.

Back in the day Justine was also famous for dating Damon Albarn (front man of Britpop band Blue). But regardless of who she was dating, she was just seemed so cool. Her music – so in your face – mad guitars, quirky lyrics, attitude.

We lapped it up. I am not sure I am giving a fair appraisal of Elastica and Justine Frischman, but I am remembering my perception as a teenager. My best friends and I used to walk around school singing this song. Of course, as you can expect, we all started to buy Vaseline lip balm to have in the pocket of our school blazer.

When you’re stuck like glue, Vaseline
When you need some goo

When you’re stuck like glue, Vaseline
When you’re black and blue, Vaseline

La La La La La La La La La La

When you’re stuck like glue
Give me some

When you’re stuck like glue

If you’d like to woo, Vaseline

La La La La La La La La La La

If it’s hot like you,
Give me some

Do you need a clue,
I want some Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline.

Written by: Justine Frischmann

Numb and Unsteady

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 WITH ONE WORD TITLES

Well….something strange has happened. I am sure I chose a song a month ago and prepared a post but it has vanished into thin air. So here I am at the last minute trying to think of the song and wishing I could remember what my original post was!! My memory is fading!!! This is what happens when you are twenty-one*. (I’m twenty-one forever – ok!)

Woman, Country Side, Hat, Summer, Field

Some songs just seem to fit the total discombobulation we have all felt during the past year!!! I amused myself at one point by putting together my own little Pandemic Compilation, and I remember noticing that almost all the songs on my list had one word titles. It’s all we could cope with this past year. Just keep things simple! We cannot keep up with all these changes!!

My inspiration for this is a song I only discovered through a film…a film dramatization of a novel. The song is called “Numb” and it is from the one and only Max Jury! Today we are giving out a special prize of a year’s supply of toilet roll to the first person who can come up with which film I heard this in. (Actually, Jack is telling me not to give away any toilet rolls, we still don’t know what the rest of 2021 has in store!)

OK….if you can’t guess, and you want to know the answer….scroll down to the second song in this post. This week I am giving you two songs with one word titles….I will let you scroll down to see which it is!

Hhhmmm… Hhmm!
Hhhmmm… Hhmm!
Hhhmmm… Hhmm!
Hhhmmm… Hhmm!

Honey, here I go again, Hhhmmm…
Down that crooked road of sin, Hhhmmm…
My momma locked me out again, Hhhmmm… Hhmmhhmm!
And hung me high to rust under the rain

I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, Oohhh… Ohh… Ohh
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, Oohhh…

When I sing my stranger blues, Hhhmmm… Hhmm!
I make it on the local news, Hhhmmm… Hhmm!
Everybody likes to see you lose, Hhhmmm… Hhmm… Hhmm!
And hang you high to rust under the rain

I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, Oohhh… Ohh… Ohh

Little bluebird at my window
Sing a pretty song for me
Don’t you know that you can fly, fly, fly away
Don’t you know that you can leave

I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb
I am numb, I’m numb

Written by: Max Jury, Dean Josiah

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The second song today – with a one word title of course, is called “Unsteady”…and I love it!!! It is from the mighty X Ambassadors.

Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Momma
Come here
Approach
Appear
Daddy
I’m alone
‘Cause this house don’t feel like home

If you love me
Don’t let go
If you love me
Don’t let go

Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Mother
I know
That you’re tired of being alone
Dad I know you’re trying
To fight when you feel like flying

But if you love me
Don’t let go
If you love me
Don’t let go

Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Written By: Adam Levin, Noah G Feldshuh, Alexander Junior Grant, Casey Wakeley Harris and Samuel Nelson Harris

I Should’ve Bought You Flowers

Flower, Bouquet, Rose, Roses, Pink

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen a theme suggested by Amy: BLOSSOM/CHERRY/FLOWERS

How lovely!!! This is exactly what I want to think about right now. This is the time of year when the road I live on is probably at it’s most spectacular. There are so many magnolia trees and fruit trees. As I walk along pink petals swirl thought the air. It is just gorgeous. I saw my first bluebells yesterday. It is so good for the heart to see so much beauty.

Jack picked a song for me this week. This is a song that Jack said he found very hard to hear for some time. I am not going to say too much, because it is all water under the bridge now. But I guess this is a song about regret. I am so glad for my own sake and for Jack’s that things worked out for us. Regrets can be sheer torment.

Same bed but it feels just a little bit bigger now
Our song on the radio but it don’t sound the same
When our friends talk about you, all it does is just tear me down
‘Cause my heart breaks a little when I hear your name

It all just sounds like oooooh…
Mmm, too young, too dumb to realize
That I should’ve bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should’ve gave you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party
‘Cause all you wanted to do was dance
Now my baby’s dancing
But she’s dancing with another man

My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways
Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
Now I’ll never, never get to clean up the mess I made, ohh…
And it haunts me every time I close my eyes

It all just sounds like oooooh…
Mmm, too young, too dumb to realize
That I should’ve bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should’ve gave you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party
‘Cause all you wanted to do was dance
Now my baby’s dancing
But she’s dancing with another man

Although it hurts
I’ll be the first to say that I was wrong
Oh, I know I’m probably much too late
To try and apologize for my mistakes
But I just want you to know

I hope he buys you flowers
I hope he holds your hand
Give you all his hours
When he has the chance
Take you to every party
‘Cause I remember how much you loved to dance
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man

Written By: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Andrew Wyatt

Here I Stand With My Everlasting Love

Marriage, Wedding, Bride, White, Dress

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen a theme that gave Jack the idea to discuss songs for our first dance together after we wed. Thanks Jim!!!

I have been subtly trying to persuade Jack that we can wed on zoom and skip the whole expensive reception side of things. But my beloved wants a big party! He will have to wait though – we are in a pandemic! What a time to be planning a wedding!

One thing we did agree on though is my song choice for today. If you haven’t already noticed, Jim’s SONG LYRIC SUNDAY theme for today is: ENDLESS/ETERNITY/EVERLASTING/FOREVER/INFINITY/OMEGA

It seemed obvious to me to pick “Everlasting Love“. Whenever I choose a song like this, I have to take my pick from all the different artists who have covered it. I try to think back to my first exposure to the song – which version do I remember from my younger days? Well, I immediately identified this cover from Love Affair.

I love this track, it is an unashamed celebration of love. I have always love it for it’s exuberant tone. When love gives you that feeling that you want to party – oh I just love it!

Hearts gone astray, deep in hurt when they go
I went away, just when you, you need me so
You won’t regret, I come back beggin’ you
Won’t you forget, welcome love we once knew

Open up your eyes then you realize
Here I stand with my everlasting love
Need you by my side, girl to be my bride
You’ll never be denied, everlasting love

From the very start, open up your heart
Feel that you’re part of everlasting love

Need a love to last forever
Need a love to last forever

Where life really flows, no one really knows
Till someone’s there to show the way to lasting love
Like the sun it shines, endlessly it shines
You always will be mine, if eternal love

Whenever love went wrong, ours would still be strong
We’d have our very own everlasting love

Need a love to last forever
Need a love to last forever

Open up your eyes then you realize
Here I stand with my everlasting love
Need you by my side, girl to be my bride
You’ll never be denied, everlasting love

From the very start, open up your heart
Be a lasting part of everlasting love
Whenever love went wrong, ours would still be strong
We’ll have our very own everlasting love

Written by: Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden

Jump In The Shower

Workload, Management, Control

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: HOP/JUMP/LEAP/POUNCE/SPRING

I thought of so many songs for today’s theme I had no idea which one I was going to pick until last night. Work is dominating my thoughts at the moment. A lot is going on. It is hard to switch off to work just right now. Jack is great at getting me to relax and turn off. I am so grateful to him. But some weeks my life seems to be sleep work eat sleep work eat sleep….and so on.

Jack teases me that our uniforms are rather “kinky” – yes Jack, the government want NHS staff to keeping the pulse of the nation’s libido on track so they squeeze us into uniforms that exaggerate our curves. That is why most of us order a uniform at least two sizes too big for us…and end up wearing a tent.

I am going to stop there. But I will share with you one of the tunes that has always helped me when work is stressful. It makes me laugh and it helps me remember, that it is not just us who is stressed. Work tends to do this to people – the big cheeses put pressure on us to reach their targets and we end up in a great tizzy. The amazing Dolly Parton nailed it in this de-stressor of a song! Thank you Dolly for penning the ultimate workplace anthem.

Tumble outta bed
And I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawn and stretch
And try to come to life

Jump in the shower
And the blood starts pumpin’
Out on the street
The traffic starts jumpin’
The folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Workin’ 9 to 5,
What a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by
It’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy
If you let it

9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I
Would deserve a fair promotion
Want to move ahead
But the boss won’t seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me

They let you dream
Just to watch ’em shatter
You’re just a step
On the boss-man’s ladder
But you got dreams
He’ll never take away

You’re in the same boat
With a lot of your friends
Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in
‘N’ the tide’s gonna turn
And it’s all gonna roll your way

Workin’ 9 to 5
What a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by
It’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind
And you never get the credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy
If you let it

9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
There’s a better life
And you think about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Puttin’ money in his wallet

9 to 5, whoa
What a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by
It’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy
If you let it

9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
There’s a better life
And you dream about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Puttin’ money in his wallet

Working 9 to 5

Written by: Dolly Parton

Time For Coffee Flavoured Kisses

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: CAPPUCCINO/COFFEE/ESPRESSO/LATTE/MOCHA

I found a great song that mentioned coffee for today. When I was a kiddo, my Dad decided that we needed cable. It seems like an age ago. But what I remember is that when he was not watching Sky Sports or EuroSport, we found a show we absolutely loved. “The Monkees“. It was a rock and roll band larking around and having fun, getting into trouble and getting away with it. As a child I had no idea I was watching re-runs and I fell madly in love with Davey Jones!

I loved so many of the songs from The Monkees, and I still have huge soft spot for them. So, I picked their track “Last Train To Clarksville” due to the mention of “coffee flavoured kisses”. I know a lot about those – don’t I Jack!!!

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I’ll meet you at the station
You can be here by four thirty
‘Cause I made your reservation
Don’t be slow, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

‘Cause I’m leavin’ in the morning
And I must see you again
We’ll have one more night together
‘Til the morning brings my train
And I must go, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home

Take the last train to Clarksville
I’ll be waiting at the station
We’ll have time for coffee flavored kisses
And a bit of conversation
Oh… Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

Take the last train to Clarksville
Now I must hang up the phone
I can’t hear you in this noisy
Railroad station all alone
I’m feelin’ low. Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I’ll meet you at the station
You can be here by four thirty
‘Cause I made your reservation
Don’t be slow, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home

Take the last train to Clarksville
Take the last train to Clarksville
Take the last train to Clarksville
Take the last train to Clarksville
Take the last train to Clarksville…

Written by: Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

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