Song Lyric Sunday: Last

Here we are, the first Sunday in December and ready to celebrate…..no not Christmas that’s still 3 weeks away….Song Lyric Sunday :O) Brought to us each week by the lovely Helen (she’s been poorly so why not pop over to see her and give her a virtual hug), it presents the perfect opportunity to discover new music and meet new bloggers.

Here we are, the first Sunday in December and ready to celebrate…..no not Christmas that’s still 3 weeks away….Song Lyric Sunday :O) Brought to us each week by the lovely Helen (she’s been poorly so why not pop over to see her and give her a virtual hug), it presents the perfect opportunity to discover new music and meet new bloggers.

Here are some rules for you if you’d like to play along:

  • 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 or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • 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

This is my choice for this week:

 

Trouble is her only friend and he’s back again
Makes her body older than it really is
She says it’s high time she went away
No one’s got much to say in this town
Trouble is the only way is down
Down, down
As strong as you were, tender you go
I’m watching you breathing for the last time
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I’ll carry you home
I’ll carry you home
If she had wings she would fly away
And another day God will give her some
Trouble is the only way is down
Down, down
As strong as you were, tender you go
I’m watching you breathing for the last time
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I’ll carry you home
I’ll carry you home
And they were all born pretty in New York City tonight
And someone’s little girl was taken from the world tonight
Under the Stars and Stripes
As strong as you were, tender you go
I’m watching you breathing for the last time
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I’ll carry you home
I’ll carry you home
Songwriters: James Hillier Blount / Max Martin
I am a huge fan of James Blunt’s early songs (he lost me when he moved away from ballads I’m afraid) and this is one of my favourites. I’d actually never seen the video before this morning and I was glad to see that it fits perfectly with the song; the melody is quite simple but the lyrics are unbearably poignant.
For a very long time after I lost my husband I couldn’t listen to this song without crying  but now I can appreciate it for what it is, the writings of a man trying to live with the memories of the horrors of war. With that in mind I’d like to share this song with you too, it’s also by James Blount and, for me, it should serve as a stark reminder to anyone who ever gets the idea into their head that war is a good idea:

 

 

Lisa x

Song Lyric Sunday

Good morning and Happy Sunday :O) So, another week has rolled by with alarming speed and it’s time again for Song Lyric Sunday, introduced to us by the fabulous Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. If you’re a music fan I urge you to play along, I’ve been introduced to some fantastic new songs; if you’re up for it, here are the rules:

Good morning and Happy Sunday :O) So, another week has rolled by with alarming speed and it’s time again for Song Lyric Sunday, introduced to us by the fabulous Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. If you’re a music fan I urge you to play along, I’ve been introduced to some fantastic new songs; if you’re up for it, here are the rules:

  • 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 or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • 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

The theme for this week is break and this is my choice:

Songwriters: Grant Nicholas / Jon Lee / Taka Hirose

Trying hard to face another day
No more left to give, nothing left to break
Melting in the sun, breathing in the day
Falling into love and climbing out again
There’s nowhere left to run
No more tears to cry
The river’s running dry
There’s no more left to give
Love has left me dry
Reaching out beneath a sea of pain
Riding high on waves of hope again
Chipping as the stone face cracks away
Crying out again as my bones break
There’s nowhere left to run
No more tears to cry
The river’s running dry
There’s no more left to give
Love has left me dry
Why is every minute like a year
What if we could save ourselves from this
Life is such a bitch and it gets worse
fate is like a rope around your neck
There’s nowhere left to run
No more tears to cry
The river’s running dry
There’s no more left to give
Love has left me dry, love has left me dry
The river’s running dry again

I’m not going to lie to you, this is not the most cheerful song ever written but it kind of sums up how I’ve been feeling this week so I thought I’d share it with you.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday

Lisa

x

Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone :O) Well I don’t know what happened to that week, do you? So, here we are again, it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday; if you haven’t joined in before why not have a go this week, it’s fun! The brainchild of the lovely Helen Vahdati; we are prompted each week to come up with a song that, for us, best encapsulates the word for the day which, this week, is ‘games’. 

Happy Sunday everyone :O) Well I don’t know what happened to that week, do you? So, here we are again, it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday; if you haven’t joined in before why not have a go this week, it’s fun! The brainchild of the lovely Helen Vahdati; we are prompted each week to come up with a song that, for us, best encapsulates the word for the day which, this week, is ‘games‘.

If you’d like to play along, here are the rules:

  • 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 or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • 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

So here’s mine for this week and it’s Wicked Games which was written and performed by Chris Isaak:

This song opens with a guitar riff which is both haunting and sublime; it is the relaxing sound of a summer night laying in a hammock looking at the stars combined with notes of heartbreak and loss.

Issak’s voice is, at first, deep, soft and caressing; he is speaking intimately to someone he is falling deeply in love with.  It then soars through the octaves and you start to hear his pain; he knows that the object of his affection will hurt him and he is desperate not to fall further.

He gives us the impression that he is helpless, cannot control his feelings and so he blames the focus of his attention, accusing them of playing ‘wicked games’ and then almost of cruelty with the line:

“What a wicked thing to say, you never felt this way”.

As the song moves on you can feel him being torn between his desire and the pain that he knows he will, inevitably suffer. He wants to fall in love but a voice is telling him that, if he does, his heart will be broken. The very last line suggests that whether he falls or not it will make no difference as ‘nobody loves no-one’.

This is one of my favourite songs so I really hope that you enjoy it, here are the lyrics if you want to sing along:

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you.
It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.
I never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you.
And I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you.

No, I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
No, I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you, with you (this girl is only gonna break your heart)

What a wicked game you play to make me feel this way.
What a wicked thing to do, to let me dream of you.
What a wicked thing to say, you never felt this way.
What a wicked thing to do, to make me dream of you

And I wanna fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
No, I wanna fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you.

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you.
It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.
I never dreamed that I’d love somebody like you.
And I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you,

No, I wanna fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
No, I wanna fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
No, I… (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
(this girl is only gonna break your heart)

Nobody loves no one.

 

Have a great Sunday everyone :O)

Lisa x

Song Lyric Sunday

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

I can’t believe it’s Sunday again and time for Song Lyric Sunday which was  created by Helen Vahdati over at  This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “dream.”

I’ve chosen Dream On by Aerosmith which is an absolutely wonderful song both musically and lyrically. It tells of someone who is facing the reality of getting older (yep can definitely identify with that one!) and is looking back over their life with sadness and regret at the beginning but with acceptance and resignation at the end. The tune at the beginning is sad and haunting but rises throughout the song  to a lovely, guitar ladened crescendo.

I think that life is pretty much like that; the older you get the more accepting you are of the world around and the more the realisation comes upon you that it won’t last forever. We have to enjoy every moment because we never know if it will be our last…….

Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn’t that the way
Everybody’s got the dues in life to pay
I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win
Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it’s true, oh
All these feelings come back to you
Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
[Songwriter: Steven Tyler]

 

Sing with me this Sunday because you never know when the good Lord’s going to take you away ;O)

Lisa x