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Singin’ Sweet Songs

Aol, Bird, Tree, Feather, Branch

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: DELIGHTFUL/PLEASANT/SWEET

I have chosen a song for today that we have been singing a lot lately – a lot. The reason is that we wanted to cheer up a friend, a very sweet friend, who is poorly sick right now. So…we asked lots of other friends to record themselves singing, and Jack (who is such a clever boy!) has assembled it all together into a video.

Lots of smiles – was the result.

I am sure you know this song – and know it well – “Three Little Birds” by the legendary Bob Marley.

“Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Rise up this mornin’
Smile with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin’, (“This is my message to you-ou-ou”)

Singin’: “Don’t worry ’bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right”
Singin’: “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Rise up this mornin’
Smiled with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin’, “This is my message to you-ou-ou:”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don’t worry!”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing” – I won’t worry!
“‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right”
I won’t worry!
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Written by: Bob Marley

My True Love Was True

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the truly delightful theme: DEVOTED/FAITHFUL/HONOURABLE/LOYAL/TRUE

I have chosen a song today which is actually very sad, but it is also a brilliant track. The Platters had a way with them – they could produce something very very special. Possibly one of their most famous tracks is “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”.

First written for a musical called “Roberta” way back in 1933! But it was 1959 when The Platters recorded this song with their incredible voices and had a well-deserved Number One hit.

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied
Something here inside
Can not be denied

They, said some day you’ll find
All who love are blind
When your heart’s on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed them, and I gaily laughed
To think they could doubt my love
And yet today, my love has flown away
I am without my love

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes

Smoke gets in your eyes

Written by: Jerome Kern and Otto A Harbach

Nothin’ Phony With Us

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the truly delightful theme: FRAUD/HYPOCRITE/PHONY/PRETENDER/SNOB

This was a hard theme for me. It took me ages to find a song that was familiar. But eventually I did find a track I loved listening to on the radio in my youth. I was too embarrassed to link the original video because it is too much of a flesh-fest…cringe! I don’t remember ever watching the video when I was a kiddo.

I guess this track was released when Jennifer Lopez was at the height of her popularity and earning a lot of money and her message I suppose was that she had not forgotten her roots….or perhaps that she was not a phony. This is one of her most famous releases, “Jenny From The Block”.

Children grow and women producing
Men go working
Some go stealing
Everyone’s got to make a living

L O X
J. Lo
We off the block this year
Went from a low to a lot this year
Everybody mad at the rocks that I wear
I know where I’m goin’ and I know where I’m from
You hear LOX in the air
Yea, we’re at the airport out DBlock
Where everybody air-forced-out
With a new white T.U. fresh
Nothin’ phony with us, make the money, get the mansion, bring the homies with us

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

From In Living Color to movie scripts
To On the 6 to J. Lo to this headline clips
I stayed grounded as the amounts roll in
I’m real, I thought I told you
I’m real, even on Oprah
That’s just me
Nothin phony, don’t hate on me
What you get is what you see

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

I’m down to earth like this
Rockin this business
I’ve grown up so much
I’m in control and loving it
Rumors got me laughing, kid
Love my life and my public
Put God first
And can’t forget to stay real
To me it’s like breathing

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

It take hard work to cash checks
So don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got they assets
You get back what you put out
Even if you take the good route
Can’t count the hood out
After a while, you know who to blend with
Just keep it real with the ones came in with
Best thing to do is stay low, LOX and J.Lo
Act like they don’t, but they know
They can’t get a penny from the block ,
At the end of the day she’s still Jenny from the block.

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

 Written by: Samuel Barnes, David Styles, Jason Philips, Jean Olivier, Jennifer Lopez, Troy Oliver, L. Parker, Jose Fernando Arbex Miro, Andre Deyo, S. Sterling, Sterling Scott, Miro Arbex, Michael Ian

You’re An All Star, Get Your Game On

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the truly delightful theme: SPORTS SONGS

Basketball, Player, Game, Sport, Ball

I have picked a song that makes me laugh, and it also reminds me of our trip to Houston, Texas to stay with friends, which happened to coincide with the All Stars basketball weekend in the city. It was crazy!!! The shopping malls were packed with people donning their bling bling. We went to so many parties and danced our hearts out. It was a lot of fun.

Before that weekend, I did not really know what an “all star” was – but learning about the US basketball real life version of a fantasy football league was quite an eye-opener.

This song is called “All Star” and is by a band called Smash Mouth.

Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an “L” on her forehead

Well, the years start coming and they don’t stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn’t make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do, so much to see
So what’s wrong with taking the back streets?
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine if you don’t glow

Hey, now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play
Hey, now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

It’s a cool place and they say it gets colder
You’re bundled up now wait ’til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture

The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The water’s getting warm so you might as well swim
My world’s on fire. How about yours?
That’s the way I like it and I’ll never get bored

Hey, now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play
Hey, now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

Go for the moon
Go for the moon
Go for the moon
Go for the moon

Hey, now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play
Hey, now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars

Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place
I said yep, what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change

Well, the years start coming and they don’t stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn’t make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do, so much to see
So what’s wrong with taking the back streets?
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine if you don’t glow

Hey, now, you’re an all star, get your game on, go play
Hey, now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

Written by: Greg Camp

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There Ain’t No Danger We Can Go Too Far

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the truly delightful theme: DANGER/FEAR/HORROR/NIGHTMARE/TERROR

We have a friend who claims his worst horror, his absolute nightmare is being dragged along by his wife to watch a musical. She loves theatre, ballet, musicals, and dance. He likes sport or a good book. I asked him once, “what about Grease?” I thought Grease was the musical that even people who don’t like musicals enjoy. But no – he said he cannot bear it when the actors start singing and dancing. He prefers real life stories and film.

Well…it his his sentiments that are behind my song choice for today, which is Frankie Valli singing “Grease” and the video below shows the opening credits for the musical movie sensation.

I solve my problems and I see the light
We got a lovin’ thing, we gotta feed it right
There ain’t no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are
Grease is the word

They think our love is just a growing pain
Why don’t they understand, it’s just a crying shame
Their lips are lying, only real is real
We stop the fight right now, we got to be what we feel
Grease is the word

(Grease is the word, is the word that you heard)
It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

We take the pressure and we throw away
Conventionality belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believing now that we can be who we are
Grease is the word

(Grease is the word, is the word that you heard)
It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Now, grease is the way we are feeling

This is a life of illusion
Wrapped up in trouble
Laced with confusion
What are we doing here?

We take the pressure and we throw away
Conventionality belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believing now that we can be who we are (be who we are)
Grease is the word

(Grease is the word, is the word that you heard)
It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Now, grease is the way we are feeling

(Grease is the word, is the word that you heard)
It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Now, grease is the way we are feeling

Grease is the word
Is the word…

Written by: Barry Alan Gibb

Knowing My Fate Is To Be With You

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: FATE/FORTUNE/LUCK

Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor, France

Well…if here is one song with mention of “fate” that really does make me smile it is the mighty “Waterloo” from pop sensations ABBA. This song has fun written all over it!!

I don’t think anyone can compete with ABBA when it comes to making an internationally and instantly recognised iconic pop song about a historical battle. I believe this was THE song that made ABBA famous, perhaps due to it being part of the Eurovision Song Contest.

I love this stomper of a song. On the first construction project I ever worked on, a clever friend of mine rewrote the words and turned this into a tribute to the site portaloo.

My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself

Waterloo – I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo – promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo – couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo

My, my, I tried to hold you back but you were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems my only chance is giving up the fight
And how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose

Waterloo – I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo – promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo – couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo

So how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose

Waterloo – couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo

Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo – finally facing my Waterloo
Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you

Written by: Stig Anderson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus, Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Yi Jia, He Cheng, Lo-jung Chen

It’s Looking Like A Beautiful Day

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the truly delightful theme: ALLURING/BEAUTIFUL/CHARMING/GRACEFUL/SEDUCTIVE

Hills, India, Nature, Kodaikanal, Trees

Do you know…this is a lovely theme…but I fear we may be tempted to all pick the same songs! There are some truly beautiful songs that have carved their niche in music history because of singing about beauty and all it’s allures.

I have picked a song which I know is very popular. The band are Elbow, the song is “One Day Like This”. You know it! I picked two videos for you, the first with beautiful pictures….the second – live at Glastonbury. From the first few bars, you know it is going to be an anthem.

Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off a heavy one
Yeah, heavy like a loaded gun

What made me behave that way?
Using words I never say
I can only think it must be love
Oh anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

Someone tell me how I feel
It’s silly wrong, but vivid right
Oh, kiss me like a final meal
Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight

‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Oh, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

When my face is chamois creased
If you think I wink, I did
Laugh politely at repeats
Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

So throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right for life

Throw those curtains wide
‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
One day like this a year would see me right
And only now I see the light
Throw those curtains wide
‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
One day like this a year would see me right
And only now I see the light

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Writers: Mark Potter, Craig Lee Potter, Guy Edward John Garvey,

Peter James Turner, and Richard Barry Jupp

I Was Crying In A Getaway Car

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: AUTOMOBILE/CAR/JALOPY/VEHICLE

Porsche, Car, Brake Lights, Tail Lights

Have you ever been in a getaway car? I had one hysterical experience where my beaux was pretty much bundled straight off stage into a getaway car I was waiting in. Our driver leaving trails of smoke on the tracks behind us! My panting and sweaty beloved full of adrenaline. It felt like we were making an escape before anyone – media or audience could tack us. That was way back in January of 2020. Exciting times!

That’s why I like the track I have chosen today. I even asked my lovely friend Jenna what she was going to feature as she so often picks Taylor Swift. This is a track called “Getaway Car” and it is fun!

I have two versions for you….a lyric video and a live performance. Not trying to sway you in any way, but there is a very sweet moment at the end of the live performance, when you see Taylor Swift looking thrilled to see a special someone.

No, nothing good starts in a getaway car…

It was the best of times, the worst of crimes
I struck a match and blew your mind
But I didn’t mean it
And you didn’t see it
The ties were black, the lies were white
In shades of gray and candlelight
I wanted to leave him
I needed a reason

X marks the spot, where we fell apart
He poisoned the well, I was lying to myself
I knew it from the first old fashioned, we were cursed
We never had a shotgun shot in the dark

You were driving the getaway car
We were flying, but we’d never get far
Don’t pretend it’s such a mystery
Think about the place where you first met me
We’re riding in a getaway car
There were sirens in the beat of your heart
Should’ve known I’d be the first to leave
Think about the place where you first met me
In a getaway car
No, they never get far
No, nothing good starts in a getaway car

It was the great escape, the prison break
The light of freedom on my face
But you weren’t thinking
And I was just drinking
Well he was running after us, I was screaming ‘Go go go!’
But with three of us, honey, it’s a side show
And a circus ain’t a love story
And now we’re both sorry (we’re both sorry)

X marks the spot, where we fell apart
He poisoned the well, every man for himself
I knew it from the first old fashioned, we were cursed
It hit you like a shotgun shot to the heart

You were driving the getaway car
We were flying, but we’d never get far
Don’t pretend it’s such a mystery
Think about the place where you first met me
We’re riding in a getaway car
There were sirens in the beat of your heart
Should’ve known I’d be the first to leave
Think about the place where you first met me
In a getaway car
No, they never get far
No, nothing good starts in a getaway car

We were jet set Bonnie and Clyde
Until I switched to the other side
It’s no surprise, I turned you in
‘Cause us traitors never win

I’m in a getaway car
I left you in the motel bar
I put the money in a bag and stole the keys
That was the last time you ever saw me

Driving the getaway car
We were flying, but we’d never get far
Don’t pretend it’s such a mystery
Think about the place where you first met me
We’re riding in a getaway car
There were sirens in the beat of your heart
Should’ve known I’d be the first to leave
Think about the place where you first met me
In a getaway car
No, they never get far
No, nothing good starts in a getaway car

I was riding in a getaway car
I was crying in a getaway car
I was dying in a getaway car
Said ‘goodbye’ in a getaway car

I was riding in a getaway car
I was crying in a getaway car
I was dying in a getaway car
Said ‘goodbye’ in a getaway car

Written By: Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff

You Only Know You Love Him When You Let Him Go

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: BREAKUP SONGS

Love, Sadness, Divorce, Woman, Sad, God

What a great theme! Absolutely spoilt for choice this week aren’t we! It took me a long time to decide on a song, but in the end I have chosen one that registers with Jack perhaps more than me. The song is called “Let Her Go” and was originally from Passenger. It is an amazing track that pulls on the heart strings.

However, I have chosen a recording from Birdy as part of her BBC Live Lounge set. Birdy is going to be performing in Kentish Town (all going well with the old Pandemicaroo!) and Jack has nabbed us some tickets! He is such a good boy! I love her music so I am excited at the chance to see her play live.

Here is a taster of a live performance from her, covering Passenger’s track but she sings “Let Him Go”. I just love it! I hope never to experience another breakup for the rest of my life….but I still love breakup songs. I loved Birdy’s emotive voice in this cover of an iconic breakup anthem.

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see him as you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch oh it dies

You only need the light when it’s burning low
You only need the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love him when you let him go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

And you see him as you fall asleep
Never to touch, never to keep
‘Cause you loved him too much
But you dived too deep

And you only need the light when it’s burning low
You only need the sun when it starts to snow
You only know you love him when you let him go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
You only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
You only know you love him when you let him go

And you let him go
And you let him go
And you let him go
And you let him go

You only need the light when it’s burning low
You only need the sun when it starts to snow
You only know you love him when you let him go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
You only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
You only know you love him when you let him go

And you let him go

Written By: Michael David Rosenberg

Just Remember That Ant

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: BUGS/INSECTS

Long acclaimed as a lesson in hard work and teamwork – ants have to be one of the most admired insects in the animal kingdom.

Ant, Insect, Animal, Arthropod, Wildlife

Both Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day and Robbie Williams are amongst the singers who recorded a gorgeous song called “High Hopes” which featured the determined ant. I have chosen Doris Day’s joyful voice, which can brighten any day.

Next time your found, with your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned, so look around

Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant

But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time your gettin’ low
‘stead of lettin’ go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant

When troubles call, and your back’s to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall

Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he’d punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin’ that dam

’cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time your feelin’ bad
‘stead of feelin’ sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam

All problems just a toy balloon
They’ll be bursted soon
They’re just bound to go pop
Oops there goes another problem kerplop

Written by: James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn