Song Lyric Sunday

HAPPY SUNDAY!!! I hope that you all have a smile on your face and a song in your heart because today is all about music! Yes, it’s time, once again, for Song Lyric Sunday which is brought to us by the lovely Jim Adams, I’m sure he’d love for you to stop by and check out his blog.  If you’d like to take part and share your favourite tunes here are some rules:

HAPPY SUNDAY!!! I hope that you all have a smile on your face and a song in your heart because today is all about music! Yes, it’s time, once again, for Song Lyric Sunday which is brought to us by the lovely Jim Adams, I’m sure he’d love for you to stop by and check out his blog.  If you’d like to take part and share your favourite tunes here are some 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.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can 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 eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • 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 suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

The prompt for this week is Minutes/Hours/Days/Weeks/Months and here is my choice:

A picture, a date,
It’s hard to believe it
‘But it was only yesterday’,
my memory would lie to me
And those children faces, and mine in that mirror
Oh, I’m not complaining, don’t worry about that
Life spoiled me, I’m having a hard time turning it off
Oh, my God, I’ve had my share
And even more, in so many ways

But when we live too beautifully, too strongly,
We forget that time passes by,
Just like we lose a bit our bearings
In too vast open spaces
We barely have time to get used to it, then we have to step aside – Oh, if only I could

One more night, one more hour,
One more tear of joy
A favour, just like a flower
A breath, a mistake
A bit of us, almost nothing at all
To say everything once again, or to remain silent
With our eyes, just one report
Barely once more, even though it’s late

I never asked for anything, it’s not so much to ask
Come on, compared to eternity, it won’t even show
It will stay between us, oh, just a slight delay

So many people are just killing time,
So much that they end up losing or using it up
So many people lie to themselves, making up dreams
And moments of grace
Oh, I would give up my place in Heaven
If I could be forgotten here on Earth

Once more yesterday

One more night, one more hour,
One more tear of joy
A favour, just like a flower
A breath, a mistake
A bit of us, almost nothing at all
To say everything once again, or to remain silent
One look, just one report
Barely once more, I know it’s late

It’s not much, nothing more than a break
May time and its clock rest a bit
And caress just a kiss, just a kiss

Once more night, one more hour
A bit of us, not much at all

One night
One more night
One more hour
A bit of us
Almost nothing at all
One night

I first heard this song not long after I moved to France,  I was with friends and it started playing on the radio. At the time my French wasn’t good enough to understand all the words, it still isn’t, but I could understand enough to know that it was a woman begging for another night, even another hour with the man she loves. I didn’t realise it at the time but this was the first song that Celine Dion recorded after the loss of her husband and you can hear the pain in her voice.
The melody first caught my attention because it is truly beautiful but then I heard the line:
“Oh, I would give up my place in Heaven If I could be forgotten here on Earth” and I was undone as that was exactly how I felt at the time; the tears choked me but I didn’t want to break down in front of my new friends. Unfortunately the line:
“It’s not much, nothing more than a break May time and its clock rest a bit And caress just a kiss, just a kiss” finished me off and I was sobbing because I could hear the longing in her voice as she whispered “just a kiss”. At that moment and in many moments before and since I would have given anything for one more kiss, one more night, one more hour with my husband…….
The translation I’ve included is not perfect but it’s the best that I can find but I’m not sure you’ll need it as the emotion Celine Dion puts into this song speaks for itself.
Lisa x

I Thought You’d Come Back…

Be patient, they said

Time heals

The indefinite

Never ending

Waiting game

Be patient, they said

Time heals

The indefinite

Never ending

Waiting game

Unceasing, progress

Marching forward

Never patient

Still insistent

I thought you’d come back

You can’t, I know

I can’t stop

Waiting………….

Feeling sad today but trying not to. Have a lovely day wherever you are and whatever you’re doing :O)

Lisa

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There’s Plenty of Time…..

“Did you never think about having a family? Isn’t it tough being on your own”

No! The time was just never quite right and I don’t want to rush into anything

“You’ve worked so hard these last few years, why not go for that promotion?”

No! A promotion means more responsibility and I’m not prepared for that

“Look at this little bike, why don’t you just get on and try, you’ll have fun”.

No! I’m too young; I might fall off and anyway there’s plenty of time for that..

“Come in, the water’s lovely and swimming’s easy when you know how”

No! I might drown! Swimming can wait, there’s always tomorrow

“Why don’t you go and talk to Steve, he’s a great bloke and I know you’ll get on”

No! I’m not ready for a relationship and, anyway, who knows what’s round the corner

“Did you never think about having a family? Isn’t it tough being on your own”

No! The time was just never quite right and I don’t want to rush into anything

“You’ve worked so hard these last few years, why not go for that promotion?”

No! A promotion means more responsibility and I’m not prepared for that

“You have plenty of time now you’ve stopped work, why don’t you travel?”

No! I’m a woman on her own, who knows what can happen! Maybe next year

“You’re stuck at home now why don’t you try a hobby? Painting perhaps

No! I’m too old. Why would I want to try something new at my age it’s a waste of time

“THIS IS THE END OF YOUR LIFE, ARE YOU READY”?

Oh shit…………………………………………………….

Lisa

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