Song Lyric Sunday: Laughter

Morning Everyone :O) I’ve rather missed Song Lyric Sunday over the last couple of weeks so I’m pleased to see that it’s back albeit with a new host. Helen is taking a well deserved break but Jim Adams has kindly offered to step in as guest host, thanks Jim :O) If you haven’t played along please do give it a try, it’s such a great way to meet blogging friends and discover new music. The rules are simple:

Morning Everyone :O) I’ve rather missed Song Lyric Sunday over the last couple of weeks so I’m pleased to see that it’s back albeit with a new host. Helen is taking a well deserved break but Jim Adams has kindly offered to step in as guest host, thanks Jim :O) If you haven’t played along please do give it a try, it’s such a great way to meet blogging friends and discover new music. The rules are simple:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will work best.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

Despite this being an unquestionably cheerful prompt I offer you a song which is anything but just because I love it:

Wake
From your sleep
The drying of
Your tears
Today
We escape
We escape
Pack
And get dressed
Before your father hears us
Before
All hell
Breaks loose
Breathe
Keep breathing
Don’t loose
Your nerve
Breathe
Keep breathing
I can’t do this
Alone
Sing
Us a song
A song to keep
Us warm
There’s
Such a chill
Such a chill
You can laugh
A spineless laugh
We hope your
Rules and wisdom choke you
Now
We are one
In everlasting peace
We hope that you choke
That you choke
We hope that you choke
That you choke
We hope
That you choke
That you choke
Songwriters: Colin Charles Greenwood / Edward John O’brien / Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood / Philip James Selway / Thomas Edward Yorke
Exit Music (For a Film) lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
This song opens almost in a whisper with just a lone guitar strumming in the background. One child to another begging for silent tears only as they make their midnight escape from a tyrannical father; you can hear, almost feel the fear and desperation. The music then begins to rise as he begs her (I’ve always imagined a boy and girl) to keep breathing, to stay strong. He then tries to divert her from her fears, pleading with her to sing a song and we hear the sound of children playing in the background.
As they become cold, lost and tired, the boy’s anger begins to mount and he taunts the Father who had so terrorised the girl at his side with the childish but heartfelt words:
“We hope your rules and wisdom choke you”
From this moment the music builds and builds to a crescendo which tells the end of the story – the two children who’d made their bid for freedom die together, the boy still with the curse ‘we hope that you choke’ on his lips. I’d always imagined that they were lost in a blizzard and found the next morning, wrapped in each others arms, in a snow drift just a mile from the house where the girl had been so tormented.
This really is a beautiful song but I am afraid it won’t give you a laugh……
Lisa x

Just for a Laugh!

Good morning everyone :O) I know that there are a lot of you guys out there in Wordpress World who are not having the best time of it at the moment so I wanted to put something together, just for you, in the hope that it will brighten your day and make you chuckle. It’s so easy to get caught up with the negative things in life that, sometimes, we forget to laugh and yet, when we do, we wonder why we don’t do it more often…..

Good morning everyone :O) I know that there are a lot of you guys out there in WordPress World who are not having the best time of it at the moment so I wanted to put something together, just for you, in the hope that it will brighten your day and make you chuckle. It’s so easy to get caught up with the negative things in life that, sometimes, we forget to laugh and yet, when we do, we wonder why we don’t do it more often…..

I love Friends and, the first time I saw this I was giggling about it all day. It’s just an 8 second clip but a perfect piece of slapstick!

The incomparable Billy Connolly telling the story of waking up, at the age of 7, wearing a balaclava that wasn’t there when he went to bed. (Warning: contains bad language……but it’s really bloody funny!)

https://twitter.com/i/status/1034374239393067008

This is Paul Bronks and he’s the only reason I still have a Twitter account; it’s not so much the pictures or videos that get to me but the captions which will often make me laugh out loud.

Finally, the genius of Eddie Izzard. He has such an amazing sense of the ridiculous and this sketch was, in my opinion, one of his best ever!

There you are, that’s your lot; I hope that something at least raised a smile :O)

If you’ve got the time, please share your favourite comedy moments, I’d love to hear from you

Lisa