Slowly Shifting Gently Drifting

gently driftingOoooops! scheduled my SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY post almost a month ago (although I did add a few bits since I first chose the song), and I didn’t see until after I had published it that Jim was going to feature it. Well, I guess it won’t be the first time we have doubled up on songs.

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: DRIFTER/LONER/VAGABOND

Well, this was the other song I mentioned I had thought of, although I have been worried it is a bit too niche. I liked the band Menswear back in the Britpop era. Again, it was the guitars. I was such a sucker for guitars! I had an album and saw them play live. This track “Daydreamer”, was probably my favourite song from their album “Nuisance”. It’s been a very long time since I listened to any of their music. I have no idea what happened to those boys.

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Still the word drifter sent my mind back in time to this song. Not my cup of tea nowadays. It may or may not be your cup of tea. But I guess that is what SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY is all about hey! So, we will give it a spin and then put it to rest for another twenty years shall we?

Slowly shifting, gently drifting
In your arms, I’m quietly breathing
Silent dreaming, thinking, yearning
Hoping for a better journey
Understanding what I’m planning
You’re so blind you flounder drowning

Moving closer, floating over
Sinking into seas of colour
Feeling lighter, darker, brighter
Consciousness begins to falter
Holding you I start to wonder
Pull you out or drag you under

Breathe deeper…… daydreamer

Slowly shifting, gently drifting
In your arms, I’m quietly breathing
Silent dreaming, thinking, yearning
Hoping for a better journey
Understanding what I’m planning
You’re so blind you flounder drowning

Breathe deeper…… daydreamer

Moving closer, floating over
Sinking into seas of colour
Feeling lighter, darker, brighter
Consciousness begins to falter
Holding you I start to wonder
Pull you out or drag you under

Written By: Johnny Dean and Chris Gentry

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Two Drifters Off To See The World

ah1.jpgJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: DRIFTER/LONER/VAGABOND

Sometimes a song comes straight to my mind when I see the SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY theme, and I tell myself everyone will have thought of exactly the same song. So I try to pick a different song. And then nobody else picks the original song I thought of. I have had the same dilemma today. The song I am featuring, I suspect we all thought of straight away. How many of us will end up choosing it as our SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY post? Well, we will have to wait and see!

ah.jpgI did have another song up my sleeve – but it is kind of a weird song. I do not know what you will make of it. Might be a bit too niche for SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. So I have gone for the classic, inspirational, heart rending, delightful and dulcet tones of the wonderful Audrey Hepburn, singing the gorgeous “Moon River”. Deep sigh!

Next time I am with him…you know who…I shall ask if we can watch “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” together soon – that would make a great date night! It’s nice dating someone you used to live with. It’s so weird that I used to clean up after him, wash his dishes, pick his underpants up off the floor…and now here we are together, “dating”.

Listening to the lyrics of “Moon River”, I thought about him and I…off to see the world, there’s such a lot of world to see! 

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waiting, round the bend
My Huckleberry Friend, Moon River, and me

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after that same rainbow’s end, waiting, round the bend
My Huckleberry Friend, Moon River, and me

Lyrics written by: Johnny Mercer

Music composed by: Henry Mancini

Get On The Bus And Cause No Fuss

bus.jpgJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: BUS/TRUCK/LORRY

I listened to lots of songs with the word bus in the title or the lyrics, but I didn’t warm to many of them. I had a list of five I liked in the end, but one stood out to me, so this is my choice. You will be relieved that there is only one song from me in today’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. I am in Wales. “Somebody” drove me up to the Midlands on Friday evening and we stayed over night before I caught the train. All because we are keeping things very quiet at the moment. I would love for my family to know. They are going to be amazed.

back thenLast month I chose a song by the same band I am featuring today. In my post I mentioned that the band became a big influence on a whole generation of men. Their music is still loved by many a middle aged bloke. The song I have chosen today is another one of the songs that won Oasis huge popularity, and in some ways laid the foundation of the attitude that would breed amongst many at the time.

what.jpgI think I mentioned in my last post, I grew tired of the attitude quickly. I guess it can all be summed up in one word “Whatever”. I dread to think how many times a day I muttered that word to my parents and teachers when I went through my brief miserable teenager stage!

Anyway, this was a song me and my friends sang over and over. It mentions bus, which is why it is my pick for today’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY.

I’m free to be whatever I
Whatever I choose
And I’ll sing the blues if I want

I’m free to say whatever I
Whatever I like
If it’s wrong or right it’s alright

Always seems to me
You only see what people want you to see
How long’s it gonna be
Before we get on the bus
And cause no fuss
Get a grip on yourself
It don’t cost much

Free to be whatever you
Whatever you say
If it comes my way it’s alright

You’re free to be wherever you
Wherever you please
You can shoot the breeze if you want

It always seems to me
You only see what people want you to see
How long’s it gonna be
Before we get on the bus
And cause no fuss
Get a grip on yourself
It don’t cost much

I’m free to be whatever I
Whatever I choose
And I’ll sing the blues if I want

Here in my mind
You know you might find
Something that you
You thought you once knew
But now it’s all gone
And you know it’s no fun
Yeah I know it’s no fun
Oh I know it’s no fun

I’m free to be whatever I
Whatever I choose
And I’ll sing the blues if I want

I’m free to be whatever I
Whatever I choose
And I’ll sing the blues if I want

Whatever you do
Whatever you say
Yeah I know it’s alright

Whatever you do
Whatever you say
Yeah I know it’s alright

Written By: Noel Gallagher

(and Neil Innes, but that’s another story I don’t have time for today)

I’ll Take The Train

unrestrainable.jpgIt’s been all steam ahead today! I spent the afternoon showing a certain someone the posts from other bloggers in today’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. He loved it!!! Oh my goodness. It is impossible to restrain him!

I was absolutely adamant that he is not allowed to create a WordPress account just so he can like and comment on all the other SONG-LYRIC-POSTS. I am super scared of how indiscreet he has always been with social media. He is such a kid with his phone!

We had lots of fun this weekend. It’s really good. A month ago, I could never have imagined it. Life is so crackers sometimes isn’t it!!!

I have been waiting to see all of the songs featured by everyone who takes part today.  I had yet another song choice up my sleeve. But I wanted to wait to see if it had been featured by anyone else. Well…it doesn’t look like it so far. So I am going for it! I am not going to post a fourth though. That really would be too much!

the actHe and me had a dance together to this song earlier today, “Cuanto Le Gusta” from the iconic Carmen Miranda. Did I ever tell you about how I had to tour performing this song with three other women? It was a charity thing! We were very popular. Thank goodness he doesn’t have the video from that act…yet! I would not put him past it to seek it out. I still have the fruity hat we had made! I have two versions for you to enjoy, neither of which am I in!

As I am sure you all know by 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: TRAIN SONGS…and I didn’t want to leave this one out! Sunday nights should always finish with a little party- don’t you think!!

Cuanto la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta
Cuanto la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta
We gotta get goin’, where are we goin’, what are we gonna do?
We’re on our way to somewhere, the three of us and you
What’ll we see there, who will be there, what’ll be the big surprise?
There may be caballeros with dark and flashing eyes
We’re on our way (we’re on our way)
Pack up your pack (pack up your pack)
And if we stay (and if we stay)
We won’t come back (we won’t come back)
How can we go, we haven’t got a dime?
But we’re goin’ and we’re gonna have a happy time
Cuanto la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta
Cuanto la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta
Now someone said they’d just come back from somewhere
A friend of mine that I don’t even know
He said there’s lots of fun if we can get there
If that’s the case, that’s the place, the place we want to go
We gotta get goin’, where we’re goin’, what are we gonna do?
We’re on our way to somewhere, the three of us and you
What’ll we see there, who will be there, what’ll be the big surprise?
There may be caballeros with dark and flashing eyes
I’ll take the train (I’ll take the train)
You take a boat (well I take the boat)
I’ll take a plane (I’ll take the plane)
You ride the goat (well I ride the goat)
Oh, we don’t care, we’ll either walk or climb
But we’ll get there and we’re gonna have a happy time
Cuanto la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta
Cuanto la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta, la gusta
Someone said he just came back from somewhere
And picked a few petunias in the snow
He told me that it’s very close to nowhere
If that’s the case, that’s the place, the place we want to go
We gotta get goin’, where we’re goin’, what are we gonna see?
We’re off to see somebody who’s on his way to me
Gonna go my way, you go your way, wanna make a little bet?
We’ll all meet in the country, they haven’t found us yet
We’re on our way (we’re on our way)
Pack up your pack (pack up your pack)
And if we stay (and if we stay)
We won’t come back (we won’t come back)
How can we go, we haven’t got a dime?
But we’re goin’ and we’re gonna have a happy time
Yes, we’re goin’ and we’re gonna have a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy
Cuanto la gusta, la gusta, la gusta
Yes, we’re gonna have a happy time

Written by: Gabriel Ruiz and Ray Gilbert

Chug-a Chug-a Motion Like A Railway Train

steam trainAre you choo choo-ing and chug-chugging along with the rest of us today I wonder? We are! He and me! He is loving SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY!

I am going to admit that when I first saw Jim’s theme for today, I thought there was only one possible song that I could choose for this theme. This is a song that exposes my music roots. It may explain why I have become a karaoke queen and am always keen to jump up on the dancefloor and have fun.

This turns out to be a brilliant theme, and it’s all thanks to Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, who is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: TRAIN SONGS

faveWhen I was a very little girl, the first song I became obsessed with was the Kylie Minogue recording of “The Loco Motion”. I loved that song! A friend of my brother’s recorded it onto a cassette tape for me and taught me the dance moves to The Loco-Motion. Then my Dad bought a Kylie Minogue album for me. I just loved it. Don’t laugh! I was only six or seven at the time! It was my very first favourite song.

When I was over in Australia, I am sure Goldfinch just loved it that everytime I was looking through his music collection and he asked me if there was anything I wanted to listen to, I would always answer, “I’m still wondering where you keep your Kylie Minogue CDs”. He made it quite clear about how he felt about Kylie making an appearance in his music collection! Love him! Not everyone can share the outstanding taste in music that Melody Finch has.

Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
I know you’ll get to like it
If you give it a chance now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
My little baby sister can do it with ease
It’s easier than learning your a b c’s
So come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me

You gotta swing your hips now
Come on baby, jump up, hmmm jump back
Oh well I think you got the knack

Now that you can do it
Let’s make a chain now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
Chug-a chug-a motion like a railway train now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
Do it nice and easy now don’t lose control
A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul
So come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips now
Come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
Yeah

Chug chug

Move around the floor in a loco-motion
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
Do it holding hands if you got the notion
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
There’s never been a dance that’s so easy to do
It even makes you happy
When you’re feeling blue
So come on come on do the loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips now

Come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
Yeah
Come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips now

Written By: Gerry Goffin and  Carole King

 

Jimmy Heard The Day He Caught The Train

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

It turns out there are many! And they are great songs. Today is going to be a superb SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY! I had several brilliant songs in mind. In fact, the day is young, we will see how many of the songs I thought of are featured today…I might find I can’t resist posting again later!

ocsI was so tempted to choose The Monkees…but they are sure to be a favourite choice today I am sure of it. So instead I have chosen another Britpop favourite.

This song is from a band I have featured before, Ocean Colour Scene. I loved their sound. The first time I saw them they were a support act for Oasis. I love love love this song! It is one of my summer playlist songs. I really hope you enjoy it, because it always makes me smile.

Last night (I am typing on Saturday before I schedule my post to be published on Sunday), I caught the train to a town on the edge of London…and somebody was there in his car. He drove us to a little cottage he has hired. We are having fun. He is fun, he always has been. His pancakes are awful. They always were. I am going to cook lunch. Nothing special – I ran into the mini supermarket just before I went into the train station, and bought fresh pasta, pesto, garlic ciabatta and some salad, and a salted caramel dessert, which I was sure he would love. He bought the ingredients for the pancakes and he also brought coffee and wine. We are going to argue about who does the dishes later.

I never saw it as the start
It’s more a change of heart
Rapping on the windows, whistling down the chimney pot
Blowing off the dust in the room where I forgot
I laid my plans in solid rock

Stepping through the door like a troubadour, whiling just an hour away
Looking at the trees on the roadside, feeling it’s a holiday
You and I should ride the coast and wind up in our favourite coats just miles away
Roll a number
Write another song like Jimmy heard the day he caught the train

Ohh la la, ohh la la
Ohh la la, ohh la la

He sips another rum and coke
And told a dirty joke
Walking like Groucho, sucking on a number ten
Rolling on the floor with the cigarette burns walked in
I’ll miss the crush and I’m home again

Stepping through the door with the night in store, whiling just an hour away
Step into the sky in the starbright, feeling it’s a brighter day
You and I should ride the coast and wind up in our favourite coats just miles away
Roll a number
Write another song like Jimmy heard the day he caught the train

Ohh la la, ohh la la
Ohh la la, ohh la la

You and I should ride the tracks and find ourselves just wading through tomorrow
And you and I, when we’re coming down
We’re only getting back and you know I feel no sorrow

Ohh la la, ohh la la
Ohh la la, ohh la la

When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you want days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you want days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you need days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you want days like these?

Ohh la la, ohh la la…

Written By: Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Oscar Harrison and Damon Minchella

You Make Me Take Off My Shoes Before You Let Me Get In

and it pours.jpgI don’t want to be sounding pessimistic here, but I have been contemplating folding up all my shorts, cropped trousers, floaty blouses and summery dresses and putting them into storage and pulling out all of my winter woolies. The weather is turning here in England.

We have a whole week of constant rain and drizzle ahead. I’m never ready for summer to end. But I have found that for over thirty years, spring has returned to England each year, usually in spectacular style. So for now…I will wrap up warm, find my boots and comfort myself with gingerbread lattes.

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: CLOTHING/HAT/PANTS/SCARF/SHIRT/SHOES/TIE

poseI surprised myself by listing a great long list of songs for today’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. Great theme Jim. We are again spoilt for choice.

But in the end I had to go with my mood. I’m not going to explain everything right now, but you may be aware that something unexpected has happened in my life in the past week or so. Very unexpected indeed. My heart is up in the air.

I think I have mentioned in the past I have a problem with the whole idea of “celebrity”. I don’t agree with giving humans excessive glory, especially not for prancing around a stage in their knickers. But I have often crossed paths with celebrities for various reasons. Years ago it was when I was working in the music industry. But then when I started to centre my life around volunteering for various charities, all sorts of celebrities would like to get involved. Some I have actually got on with and liked, others not so much.

celeb.jpgOne particular national radio DJ and I, found ourselves sparring with each other, after the bombastic way he rolled into working with other volunteers. The numpty did something highly inappropriate and reprehensible on one of our projects. I had the privilege of sitting him down for the “who on earth do you think you are?” chat. Working with him left a bitter taste in my mouth. I felt as if he was only working with that particular charity to improve his own image in the media. A form of glory-hunting. If you want to be a volunteer, you ought to be selfless. Not having an ulterior motive of boosting your own popularity.

ignore paps.jpgAnyway…I digress. There is one particular celebrity who has had a massive impact on my life. That is the man I used to live with. Right I will avoid any further mention of Jack in this post. But let’s just say this, a couple of nights ago, we had a pivotal conversation during which I explained that I am not willing to live my life with the threat of celebrity culture and all of the viciousness that tags along with it, breathing down my neck. I want a normal life. One that ignores the existence of people with whom I am wholly unconnected taking photos of me, making comments about me and spreading outright lies about me. I did not mince my words. I hope very much I was understood.

no!I finished my little rant with the words “if I think I am going to be dragged through the hedge again or thrown in front of the bus – then it’s NO CANNOLI”. The person I was talking to started laughing at me using the expression “no cannoli”. So I made it personal and said that I was not impressed by what he might think he is because of the celebrity hype. I indicated that I am only interested in the real him. It was a very impassioned speech on my part. What I wasn’t expecting was the response that it provoked.

Well…thanks for letting me get that off my chest! That was the reason why I have chosen to feature a song that mentions shoes, if nothing else. Shania Twain, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”:

I’ve known a few guys who thought they were pretty smart
But you’ve got being right down to an art
You think you’re a genius, you drive me up the wall
You’re a regular original, a know-it-all

Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else

OK, so you’re a rocket scientist

That don’t impress me much
So you got the brain but have you got the touch?
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah, I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night

That don’t impress me much

I never knew a guy who carried a mirror in his pocket
And a comb up his sleeve just in case
And all that extra-hold gel in your hair oughtta lock it
‘Cause Heaven forbid it should fall outta place

Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else

OK, so you’re Brad Pitt

That don’t impress me much
So you got the looks but have you got the touch?
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah, I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night

That don’t impress me much

You’re one of those guys who likes to shine his machine
You make me take off my shoes before you let me get in
I can’t believe you kiss your car good night
Now, c’mon, baby, tell me? You must be jokin’, right?

Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else

OK, so you’ve got a car

That don’t impress me much
So you got the moves but have you got the touch?
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah, I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night

That don’t impress me much
You think you’re cool but have you got the touch?
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah, I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm on the long, cold, lonely night

That don’t impress me much

OK. So, what do you think? You’re Elvis or something?

That don’t impress me much!
That don’t impress me much!

Written By: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain