They’ve Been Known To Pick A Song Or Two

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: A SONG THAT REFERENCES ANOTHER GROUP IN IT

another group.jpgWell, I found this theme a tough one I must admit! I had to ask Google to help me out. I have picked a song that I believe qualifies as it mentions another group, but they were a group I had not actually heard of. In fact I had to read all about them on Wikipedia, and please feel free to do the same.

Anyway, it is a great tune and so I was more than happy to choose “Sweet Home Alabama” from Lynyrd Skynyrd which mentions Muscle Shoals – The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section also known as The Swampers.

Have fun – it’s Sunday!!!

Big wheels keep on turning
Carry me home to see my kin
Singing songs about the Southland
I miss Alabamy once again
And I think it’s a sin, yes

Well I heard mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I’m coming home to you

In Birmingham they love the governor (boo, boo, boo)
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I’m coming home to you
Here I come Alabama

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I’m feeling blue
Now how about you?

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I’m coming home to you

Sweet home Alabama
Oh sweet home baby
Where the skies are so blue
And the guv’nor’s true
Sweet Home Alabama
Lordy
Lord, I’m coming home to you
Yea, yea Montgomery’s got the answer

Written by: Ed King, Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant

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Fame Is So Fickle

successJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: A SONG THAT INCLUDES SOMEBODY FAMOUS IN IT

Fame, famous people…if you could see my facial expression when I think of those words, you would not need read any words expressing my distaste for the whole fame thing. I just do not like the inflated disproportionate attention, exaltation and glory given to humans for what is often diddlysquat in the grand scheme of things. And when someone who has been given that “limelight” behaves like an eeeed-yat, I have very little sympathy for them.

almost famous.jpgWhy do people seek fame? Search me! I guess they may feel it will open up opportunities to lead a more exciting life, perhaps to escape a perceived monotony, whilst treading the proverbial hamster wheel, working to “make ends meet”. From my own experience and that of my more well known friends (famous if you like), fame is not much fun at all.

Anyway…I digress. It is SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY! And my choice today features a voice-over by a famous politician. Yeah. Anyway, if you have never heard of him, that is because fame is so fickle. Ken Livingstone was the politician (I don’t have anything else to tell you about him I am afraid), and the band was Blur. The song “Ernold Same” is I suppose about the perceived monotony of his life.

Anyway…life should not be monotonous. If you are trapped in an Ernold Same life…take some time out to observe creation. The commercial system is monotonous and demanding to be sure, but this planet and it’s incredible creatures are exquisite and enthralling. Take time to connect with what will remain forever. Breathe in life, joy and purpose – it will help you endure the temporary state of things.

Ernold same awoke from the same dream in the same bed at the same time
Looked in the same mirror made the same frown
And felt the same way as he did every day
Then Ernold same caught the same train at the same station
Sat in the same seat with the same nasty stain next to same old what’s his name
On his way to the same place to do the same thing again and again and again
Poor old Ernold same

Oh Ernold same, his world stays the same
Today will always be tomorrow
Poor Ernold same, he’s getting that feeling once again
Nothing will change tomorrow

 

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

tvJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: A SONG FROM A TV SHOW

I think most of the songs I know from television shows are from the children’s shows I watched as a child. But I have posted some of those in other posts.

chhersSo, instead I have chosen a theme tune, or more an anthem, of a show that I was too young to watch when it was broadcast really. “Cheers”…which I am sure is one of the most popular television shows to have aired had a phenomenal theme tune that must have struck a chord with many. Despite not watching the show, I knew the theme tune, and the sentiment in the lyrics is something I often feel and I find myself singing this song to myself. Surely everyone wants to feel that way.

I have seen some episodes and loved them. I have to admit, the last place I would go to find a group of people I feel at ease with is a typical London pub! But, there are other places I love to go, knowing everyone knows my name, and they are always glad I came!

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

All those nights when you’ve got no lights, the cheque is in the mail.
And your little angel hung the cat up by it’s tail, 

And your third fiance didn’t show!

Sometimes you wanna go…

Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
The troubles are all the same.
You wanna be where everybody knows your name

You roll out of bed, Mr. Coffee is dead, the morning’s looking bright
And your shrink ran off to Europe, and didn’t even write, 

And your husband wants to be a girl!

Be glad there’s one place in the world

Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came.
You wanna go where people know,
People are all the same.
You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

Where everybody knows your name.
And they’re always glad you came. 

Written by: Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo

 

My Heart Wants To Beat Like The Wings Of A Bird

watching moviesJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he is taking us all to the movies! Jim has chosen the theme: A SONG FEATURED PROMINENTLY IN A MOVIE.

I have my salted caramel popcorn all ready to munch and I am looking forward to a fantastic range of songs today from all who take part in SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. Thank you for all of the support for my posts while I was away in Australia. My tablet was very unhappy whilst out in Australia and continually crashed (I don’t know what the technical term is for your tablet flashing on an off and freezing every time you try to use it), so I couldn’t do much on WordPress while I was away.

sound of musicThe highlight of the outbound flight from London Heathrow to Adelaide Australia was finding The Sound Of Music was one of the movies available on the on-board entertainment channels. If you were the passenger with the long legs, wearing Doc Martins, and casting a surly glare in my direction, yes that was me singing and dancing in the aisle.

Well, if I ever needed an excuse to post one of my favourite songs ever…a song that lifts my heart the moment I hear the introductory build-up…a song that captures the essence of perhaps the best of musical movies, Jim has set me up perfectly today!

Are you ready for the wonderful Julie Andrews, exuberant as she sings the triumphant “The Hills Are Alive”. Enjoy!!!!

This song is sang later on by the children who sing it for the baroness, and their father Captain Von Trapp joins them for the final lines.

The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears

My heart wants to beat like the wings of a bird
That rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
From a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls
Over stones on its way
To sing through the night
Like a lark who is learning to pray

I go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I heard before
My heart will be blessed
With the sound of music
And I’ll sing once more

Written By The Wonderful: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

I Saw My Love Walking Down The Aisle

sad brideJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: WEDDING/ MARRY/ DIAMOND/ RING/ CAKE

I have already post one song for today’s theme. But I thought I would wait and see, just in case this amazing song made sensational by the vocals of Yvonne Fair had been featured. I used to think it was a desperate song, and dreaded a scene playing out at a wedding I attended as a guest. But I would love to be a guest watching Dawn French make a scene! Superb!

I saw my love walking down the aisle
And as he passed me by
He turned to me and gave me a smile

Then the preacher, then the preacher
The preacher joined their hands
And all the people, the people began to stand
When I shouted

“You know that it should have been me”
Instead of her walking with you
You know that it should have been me, oh baby
Gettin’ ready to marry you, darlin’, darlin’, darlin’

You made a promise that we would never part
Then you turned around and you broke my little heart
Now you’re standing there saying, “I do”
Holding hands with somebody new

You know that it should have been me
Instead of her standing by you
You know that it should have been me
It should have been me
Gettin’ ready to say, “I do”

Then the preacher, oh yeah
The preacher asked that there be silence, please
If any objections to this wedding
Speak now or forever or forever hold your peace

Then I shouted, “It should have been me”
You know that it should have been me
You know that it should have been me
Baby, how could you do this to me? Darlin’, darlin’, darlin’

It should have been me
Don’t you know that it should have been me?
You know that it should have been me
It should have been me
I’ve been faithful to you, baby, baby, baby

It should have been me
How could you do this to me?
You know that it should have been me

 

Written by: William “Mickey” Stevenson and Norman Whitfield

Wear Your Hair Just For Him

weddingJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: WEDDING/MARRY/DIAMOND/RING/CAKE

Several songs came to mind, but I chose this one because of the video. It displays the opening credits to the film “My Best Friend’s Wedding”. A movie I liked for so many reasons, but remembered vividly when I was a guest at Jammy’s wedding. But I did not do the whole Julia Roberts thing. I was absolutely fine with it. I knew it had been the right decision to end the courtship with Jammy. I was happy to see him happy.

mbfwI had not actually heard this song before I went to see the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding”…and for a few moments I was a bit worried that it was going to be a very corny and soppy movie. But it turned out to be a great film.

I think this theme has been chosen because Paula, the creator of Light Motifs II has a wedding in her family. I hope you all have a beautiful day Paula, without any crazy Julia Roberts guests trying to sabotage everything. Congratulations and lots of wishes of joy for the happy couple from Caramel 🙂

Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ each night of his charms
That won’t get you into his arms

So if you’re lookin’ to find love you can share
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and love him
And show him that you care

Show him that you care just for him
Do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, ’cause
You won’t get him
Thinkin’ and a-prayin’
Wishin’ and hopin’

Just wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ his kiss is the start
That won’t get you into his heart

So if you’re thinkin’ how great true love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his

(You gotta)
Show him that you care just for him
Do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, ’cause
You won’t get him
Thinkin’ and a-prayin’
Wishin’ and hopin’

Just wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ his kiss is the start
That won’t get you into his heart

So if you’re thinkin’ how great true love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his
You will be his, you will be his

Writers: Burt Bacharach and Hal David

I Love When You Do That Hocus Pocus To 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: MAGIC/TRICK/MYSTERY

My choice for today is a song from Roxette. I remember liking this song when it was in the charts. I am sure I was walking round singing it for weeks.  I cannot remember ever watching the Super Mario Brothers movie it was associated with. The video shows Bob Hoskins all dressed up in dungarees as I presume the computer legend Super Mario.

Anyway, I chose this song for itself, and not the movie. Most of us love a bit of Roxette once in a while – don’t we!

Babe, come in from the cold and put that coat to rest.
Step inside, take a deep breath, and do what you do best.
Yes, kick off them shoes and leave those city streets.
I do believe love came our way, and fate did arrange for us to meet.

I love when you do that hocus pocus to me.
The way that you touch, you’ve got the power to heal.
You give me that look, it’s almost unreal. It’s almost unreal.

Hey, we can’t stop the rain, let’s find a place by the fire.
Sometimes I feel, strange as it seems,
you’ve been in my dreams all my life.

I love when you do that hocus pocus to me.
The way that you touch, you’ve got the power to heal.
You give me that look, it’s almost unreal. It’s almost unreal.

It’s a crazy world out there. It’s a crazy…
Let’s hope our prayers are in good hands tonight.

Oh, I love when you do that hocus pocus to me.
The way that you touch, you’ve got the power to heal.
You give me that look, it’s almost unreal.
It’s almost unreal, so unreal.

Yea come on and do the hocus pocus to me.
The way that you touch, you’ve got the power to heal.
You give me that look, it’s almost unreal. It’s almost unreal, yea.

It’s almost unreal. Do the hocus pocus to me. Do the hocus pocus…

Written By: Per Gessle