Someday, When I’m Awfully Low…

For Day Three of the 3-Day Lyrical Challenge I have chosen another song that I found myself singing to my beloved Goldfinch this weekend.  I could not help myself.  I was gazing at him and feeling so much joy, his eyes so soft and tender.

The thought that not long from now…

…I will be feeling low,

…and it will be cold,

And that’s when the moments I have shared will become even more precious, memories to warm me and make me glow…

…I will be thinking of him

…and the way he looked at me!

Oh, but he’s lovely!  There’s nothing for me but to love him!

I hope he never changes, but keeps that breathless charm, because I love him!

Someday when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Oh, but your lovely
With your smile so warm and your cheek so soft
There is nothing for me, but to love you
Just the way you look tonight

With each word your tenderness grows
Tearing my fear apart
And that laugh, that wrinkles your nose
It touches my foolish heart

Lovely, never never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won’t you please arrange it because I, I love you?
Just the way you look tonight
Just the way you look tonight

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I was nominated for the 3-Day Lyric Challenge, which by talesfromthemindofkristian.  It is hard to pick only three!

Have a look at Kristian’s post below to see what is involved in this very fun challenge:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/3-day-lyric-challenge-day-2-2/

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you – thank you Kristian!
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

My lovely nominees are:

Özlem Soydan Özlem Soydan – Şurdan Burdan
lensdailydiary lensdailydiary – Len’s Diary
shellteacup shellteacup – Teacups and Sugar Lumps

Put Your Arms Around Me

Decisions decisions!  Oh what to choose for Day Two of the 3-Day Lyric Challenge, which I was nominated for by talesfromthemindofkristian.  It is hard to pick only three!

Have a look at Kristian’s post below to see what is involved in this very fun challenge:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/3-day-lyric-challenge-day-2-2/

 

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you – thank you Kristian!
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

My apologies for publishing yesterday’s Day One of the challenge without nominating my three bloggers.  So today, I am going to nominate six bloggers!

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Yesterday I mentioned I want this to be a Goldfinch themed challenge.  Goldfinch is waiting to hear from an Australian company he has been in negotiations with.  So basically, any day now I am expecting to receive word from Goldfinch to say he is booking his flights and…

…and well, it will be “Goodbye Sweet Goldfinch”…xx

In the meantime, it is so pleasant to dwell on what a wonderful year I have had with him.  He has been an unexpected blessing and bonus in my life.  But it is nearly time to let go.  Sad, oh so very sad…but he warned me a year ago this would happen.

I have chosen this song…because the chorus makes me think of how I feel at the thought of losing him.  I just want him to put his arms around me and let me believe that I’m not about to lose him.

Are you ready maybe
Are you willing to run
Are you ready to let yourself drown
Are you holding your breath
Are you ready or notAre you ready maybe
Do you long to confess
Do you feel that you’re already numb
Are you sure of yourself
Would you lie if you’re notYou tire me out
Don’t wanna let that happen
A secret scream so loud
Why did you let that happenOoh ooh so put your arms around me
You let me believe that you are someone else
Ooh ooh cause only time can take you
So let me believe
That I am somewhere else

Maybe, are you ready to break
Do you think that I push you too far
Would you open yourself
Are you reckless or not

You tire me out
Don’t wanna let that happen
A secret scream so loud
Why did you let that happen

Ooh ooh so put your arms around me
You let me believe that you are someone else
Ooh ooh cause only time can take you
So let me believe
That I am somewhere else
That I am somewhere else

Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na

Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na
Sha na na na na

Sha na na na na

Ooh ooh so put your arms around me
Ooh ooh so put your arms around me

Make me believe
Take me take me
Somewhere
Somewhere
Let me believe
Cause only time can take you
So stop

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Six wonderful bloggers who are of great encouragement to me and I would like to mention as a way of saying thank you.  It would be lovely to see your posts for the 3-Day Lyrical Challenge, but if you don’t have chance, let me say thank you any way for all of your support:

Lexiboyce  Lexiboyce – My Alternate Universe

Sadje  Sadje – Keep it alive

mydustyflipflops  mydustyflipflops – My Dusty Flip-Flops

Chiru  Chiru – Inspire&change

Sheree  Sheree – View from the Back

Sarah  Sarah – Sarah Elizabeth Moore

All The Man That I Need

I have been nominated for the 3-Day Lyric Challenge by talesfromthemindofkristian  who this week has been delighting us with Norwegian folk music…but who normally features top picks from the cream of classic crooners – some of my all-time favourite tunes.  I have always applauded Kristian’s musical choices.

Have a look at Kristian’s post below to see what is involved in this very fun challange:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/3-day-lyric-challenge-day-2-2/

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you – thank you Kristian!
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

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I have shared many of my favourite songs in previous posts…but there is room for more I am sure.  As I am soon going to lose him, I am going to make this a Goldfinch themed challenge.

So first up on Day One of The Challenge, is a song that I have been singing to Goldfinch this past weekend.  I sang it to him while walking hand in hand in the autumn sunshine, I sang it to him when we curled up on the sofa relaxing in my little nest, and I sang it to him while he held me close and we danced under a moonlit sky during the otherwise silent hours of Monday morning.

How do you know that you can actually hold a tune? When the man who is holding your hand doesn’t find you an embarrassment and try to shut you down!  Or else he is just really really kind!  Or thinks it’s hilarious to let myself make a fool of myself!  The jury is out on that one!

 

I used to cry myself to sleep at night
But that was all before he came
I thought love had to hurt to turn out right
But now he’s here
It’s not the same, it’s not the same

[Chorus:]
He fills me up
He gives me love
More love than I’ve ever seen
He’s all I’ve got,
He’s all I’ve got in this world
But he’s all the man that I need

And in the morning when I kiss his eyes
He takes me down and rocks me slow
And in the evening when the moon is high
He holds me close and won’t let go
He won’t let go

 

FOWC with Fandango — Silent

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/your-daily-word-prompt-moonlit-october-9-2018/

Everybody’s Doing A Brand New Dance Now

My brother had a very good friend, Simeon Jones, who sadly lost his sight as a teenager.  My brother was close to Simeon’s whole family, who in turn doted on our family.  I was immensely fond of both Simeon, his parents and his older sister Shelley.  In fact for years I hoped my brother would marry Shelley when he grew up.

Shelley had a trendy bedroom that was pink and grey, I thought it was gorgeous.  She gave me my first two pairs of earings.  I thought she was wonderful.  Although she was ten years older than me, Shelley was such a kind and generous teenager.

She used to offer to help my Mum, by taking me to the playground at the local park, while Mum was looking after my new-born baby sister Milly.  I was four years, eleven months and fifteen days old, when Milly was born.

I loved the climbing bars (or the monkey bars as my Dad called them) at the playground, and thought myself quite the acrobat.  It was a plain old climbing frame that might seem a bit nondescript, but it was an inexhaustible source of fun and adventure. I used to climb right up to the highest bars and then spin myself over – like a forward roll.  I had done this little manoeuvre several times, when I yelled the ominous words, “Shelley, watch this!”…next moment I was falling…and landed chin first onto the concrete paving slabs below.  Yes, when I grew up there was no sand or chip bark at the play-ground, it was all concrete flooring.  Ouch!!!

I still remember to this day, I was wearing a royal blue dress (I suppose you could say it was cerulean, but I only learnt that word today – so I would just say a deep dark blue) with a couple of panels with a pattern of small shapes in red, green and yellow.  It was a lovely dress, but as I looked down there was blood all over it.  Poor Shelley!  She must have been horrified.  I don’t remember pain as such, but I do remember being devastated about the state of my beautiful dress.  We ran back home.  She had to present me to my mum with blood pouring out of my chin.  Mum took me straight down to the local Doctor’s surgery, and there, our family GP himself, Doctor G (his surname had at least twenty letters – as a rule if a name has more than twenty letters, I automatically give up even attempting to pronounce it) stitched my chin up.  I still have a really cute little scar on the underside of my chin to remind me of that day!

I think Shelley doted on me even more after that calamitous incident at the park.  One day she asked my parents if I was allowed to have tea (or dinner) with her family and spend the evening at their home.  I would have been around seven years old.  I remember that after the evening meal was over and the kitchen and dining room were empty, Shelley put on some music and taught me dance routines.  All of the songs we danced to were sung by either Kylie Minogue, The Bangles or Banarama.  I enjoyed myself so much.  From that point on I was a huge Kylie fan – I still have a massive soft spot for her, but it is definitely her eighties repertoire that I enjoy the most.  I grew up wanting to be just like Kylie!

I am sorry, I am just chuckling to myself because I have just seen Fandango’s word-prompt “Neighbour”… Kylie Minogue was also famous for playing Charlene in Australian soap opera “Neighbours”.  My parents didn’t want us to watch it, they wanted us either outside burning off energy or inside reading or being useful…they didn’t want us to become glued to soaps and become “goggle-heads”.

The song Shelley played over and over, because I kept asking for it, was my choice for Day Three of the Three Day Lyrical Challenge.  For years and years of my childhood this was my absolute favourite song, and it was impossible to listen to it without jumping up and dancing and I took enormous pride in teaching Milly the routine that Shelley had taught me.

I was nominated for the Three Day Lyrical Challenge…by none other than talesfromthemindofkristian  talesfromthemindofkristian  who has already established himself as a man of superb musical taste as you can see from his post below:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/3-day-lyric-quiz-day-3-respect/

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you – thank you Kristian!
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now
(Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now
(Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
My little baby sister can do it with ease
It’s easier than learnin’ your ABC’s

So come on, come on, do the loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips now
Come on baby, jump up, mmm, jump back
Oh well, I think you got the knack

Oh, oh, now that you can do it, let’s make a chain now
(Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
Chug-a-chug-a motion like a railway train now
(Come on 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
The loco-motion, come on, come on, the loco-motion
Come on, come on, the loco-motion
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on

Move around the floor in a loco-motion
(Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
Yeah, do it holding hands if you get the notion
(Come on 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 baby, jump up, mmm, jump back
Oh well, I think you got the knack

Oh, oh, do the loc, do the loc, do the loco, loco-motion
(Come on baby, do the loco-motion)
Do the loc, do the loc, do the loco, loco-motion
(Come on 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

Come on, come on do the loco-motion
Come on, come on do the loco-motion
Come on, come on do loco, loco-motion with me
The loco-motion, come on, come on, the loco-motion
Come on, come on, the loco-motion
Come on, come on, the loco-motion

 

My nominations:

 

I Get Around

I am sure I have said this before, but in London, you truly do not need a car.  In fact a car is a nuisance in London.  Where to park it, the crazy traffic, the risk of crime…a car is a downright liability here.  In addition to the fact we have a pretty incredible public transport system.  I can travel for over an hour on the bus for £1.50, which is peanuts. Bus stops at the end of my road every 4-6 minutes at rush hour, and every 8-10 minutes at off-peak times.

Elsewhere in England it is really not the same.  A car is a huge advantage, a huge leap of freedom.

I loved the feeling of freedom that passing my driving test gave me!!!  Since then I have clocked up many thousands of miles.  I have travelled the length and breadth of the country on voluntary projects and also on pleasure trips to spend time with wonderful friends I had made.

To me it was an incredible breath of fresh air to be able to break out of the town I had grown up in, using a set of wheels  to escape.

Then I discovered the car stereo…I remember compiling my own CD of travel tunes and the very first song I chose to get me in the mood for the road ahead was the song I have chosen for Day Two of the Three Day Lyric Challenge.  I would turn this song up as soon as I hit the motorway (highway/freeway) and sing at the top of my voice…FREEDOM!

The Three Day Lyrical Challenge

I was nominated…by none other than talesfromthemindofkristian  talesfromthemindofkristian  who has already established himself as a man of superb musical taste as you can see from his post below:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/3-day-lyric-quiz-day-3-respect/

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you – I think I forgot to thank you properly yesterday Kristian, I was trying to publish my post before I left the house early in the morning…so THANK YOU!
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

Round round get around
I get around
Yeah
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Get around round round I get around
From town to town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread

I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down this same old strip
I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip

My buddies and me are getting real well known
Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone

I get around
Get around round round I get around
From town to town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Round
Get around round round oooo
Wah wa ooo
Wah wa ooo
Wah wa ooo

We always take my car cause it’s never been beat
And we’ve never missed yet with the girls we meet

None of the guys go steady cause it wouldn’t be right
To leave their best girl home on a Saturday night

I get around
Get around round round I get around
From town to town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Round
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

Round round get around
I get around
Yeah
Get around round round I get around
Get around round round I get around
Wah wa ooo
Get around round round I get around
Oooo ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo

 

And….my nominations for this challenge are:

      
Lexiboyce

River Deep Mountain High

I have a little story for you…confessions of the pen (or electric device) are always a risk.

This is going to have to stay between you an me though alright…no blabbing about this one!  I am trusting you!

There is a video of me out there (my brother-in-law’s mother has it) that I am very worried about.

I am wearing a Tina Turner dress – just like the one she is wearing in this photo…I have a Tina Turner wig on…and I am up on the stage belting out “River Deep Mountain High” at the top of my voice – with an audience cheering me on.

There had been quite a cacophany of performances that night…I mean ouch!!!  Then, while I was sitting patiently waiting for my turn, I suddenly realized I could not give any half-hearted lack-lustre performance…I was going to have to summon all my courage for my moment in the limelight.

The crowd really goes wild when I start trying to do the Tuna Turner strut…and I was shimmy-ing and shaking (not in a sensual manner…more like someone with red ants in their pants) so that all the fringes on that dress were flying around.  I caused quite a stir and yes…I did win that particular contest on the night.  However, the video footage of moi performing without inhibitions (no alcohol was involved, this is just me in front of a microphone on a stage!) makes me feel anything but a winner.  I have been trying to get hold of that video to dispose of it for years, but short of breaking into my brother-in-law’s parents home one night, I don’t know how I am ever going to convince them that it would be in everyone’s best interests for that video to vanish permanently!

Why am I telling you all this?…

…because I have been nominated for….

The Three Day Lyrical Challenge

…by none other than talesfromthemindofkristian  talesfromthemindofkristian  who has already established himself as a man of superb musical taste as you can see from his post below:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/3-day-lyric-quiz-day-3-respect/

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you.
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

So this challenge is going to be great fun…I am not sure what my next two songs are going to be quite yet…but I am working on it…I am not just going to pick my favourites, I am going to give you songs with a little story attached!

When I was a little girl
I had a rag doll
Only doll I’ve ever owned
Now I love you just the way I loved that rag doll
But only now my love has grown

And it gets stronger, in every way
And it gets deeper, let me say
And it gets higher, day by day

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh river deep mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

When you were a young boy
Did you have a puppy
That always followed you around
Well I’m gonna be as faithful as that puppy
No I’ll never let you down

Cause it grows stronger, like a river flows
And it gets bigger baby, and heaven knows
And it gets sweeter baby, as it grows

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh River Deep, Mountain High
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

I love you baby like a flower loves the spring
And I love you baby just like Tina loves to sing
And I love you baby like a school boy loves his pet
And I love you baby, river deep mountain high

Oh yeah you’ve gotta believe me
River Deep, Mountain High
Do I love you my oh my, oh baby
River Deep, Mountain High
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

 

And….my nomination for this challenge…is:

The Newbury Short Story Teller

who has already established himself as a man having distinguished musical tastes…

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/your-daily-word-prompt-summon-august-18th-2018/

FOWC with Fandango — Sensual

https://swimmersweek.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/pen/