Country Music: Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host of Song Lyric Sunday and this week the theme is Country Music https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2023/01/21/what-is-country/

When I was in high school I had a boyfriend who said he liked country music and I said that I did not because it sounded like “suicide music”. I don’t think that was my name for it, probably something I heard. Anyhow, what I thought of country music was whining women about the guy who did them wrong, yada yada yada. He introduced me to Hank Williams and Alabama, to name just a couple favorites. Well, after this I was open to hearing more country music.

In college, I worked in Disney World for a semester on the college program. There was a bar, I think closer to Cocoa Beach than Lake Buena Vista, called Rodeo. I only went once or twice but I wanted so badly to learn line dancing. I never really did.

Now I do still listen to country, but mixed in with other stuff. After losing my first husband I listened to a song every day on the way to and on the way home from work that helped me cope.

Lyrics

I got rice cooking in the microwave
Got a three day beard I don’t plan to shave
And it’s a goofy thing but I just gotta say, hey
I’ma doing alright

Yeah, I think I’ll make me some home-made soup
I’m feeling pretty good and that’s the truth
It’s neither drink nor drug induced, no
I’m just doing alright

And it’s a great day to be alive
I know the sun’s still shining
When I close my eyes
There’s some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can’t every day be just this good
Ah, yeah

It’s been fifteen years since I left home
I said good luck to every seed I’d sown
Gave it my best and then I left it alone
I hope they’re doing alright

Now I look in the mirror and what do I see
A lone wolf there staring back at me
Long in the tooth but harmless as can be
Lord, I guess he’s doin’ alright

And it’s a great day to be alive
I know the sun’s still shining
When I close my eyes
There’s some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can’t every day be just this good

Sometimes it’s lonely, sometimes it’s only me
And the shadows that fill this room
Sometimes I’m falling, desperately calling
Howling at the moon, ah-ooh, ah-ooh
Yeah-yeah, oh-oh

Well, I might go get me a new tattoo
Or take my old Harley for a three day cruise
Might even grow me a Fu Manchu

And it’s a great day to be alive
I know the sun’s still shining
When I close my eyes
There’s some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can’t every day be just this good

It’s a great day to be alive
I know the sun’s still shining
When I close my eyes
There’s some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can’t every day be just this good, ah-ooh, oh yeah-yeah

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Darrell Scott

It’s a Great Day to Be Alive lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Then as the days went on and I heard other tunes by other artists this song by Marin Morris became sort of my anthem. She isn’t necessarily considered full country but she fits in there.

Lyrics

I’ve cussed on a Sunday
I’ve cheated and I’ve lied
I’ve fallen down from grace
A few too many times
But I find holy redemption
When I put this car in drive
Roll the windows down and turn up the dial

Can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church

When Hank brings the sermon
And Cash leads the choir
It gets my cold cold heart burning
Hotter than a ring of fire
When this wonderful world gets heavy
And I need to find my escape
I just keep the wheels rolling, radio scrolling
‘Til my sins wash away

Can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church

Can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church

Hey, can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church
Yeah I guess that’s my church
Yeah I guess that’s my church

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Maren Larae Morris / Michael James Ryan Busbee

My Church lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Song Lyric Sunday

I missed the last two Sundays I think…bad me! Anyhow, join in on Jim’s site: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/metalhead/

This week the theme is to find Metal songs. 

I typically do not like any Metal songs but I’m sure there are a few mixed in there that I can say I DID like!

Here is a list of the best 100 Metal Bands: https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_metal-art.html

I remember liking Twisted Sister:

I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)

Turn it down you say
But all I got to say to you is time and time again I say No!
No! No! No!
Tell me not to play
Well, all I got to say to when you tell me not to play I say No!
No! No! No!
So, if you ask me why I like the way I play it
There’s only one thing I can say to you

I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)

There’s a feelin’ that
I get from nothin’ else and there ain’t nothin’ in the world that makes me go!
Go! Go! Go!
Turn the power up
I’ve waited for so long so I could hear my favorite song so, let’s go!
Go! Go! Go!
When it’s like this I feel the music shootin’ through me
There’s nothin’ else that I would rather do

I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)

I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!

I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)

I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
I wanna rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)
Rock!(Rock!)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Daniel Dee Snider

I Wanna Rock lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

We’re Not Gonna Take It sort of has a good message embedded in there….

We’re not gonna take it
No, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it anymore

We’ve got the right to choose, and
There ain’t no way we’ll lose it
This is our life, this is our song
We’ll fight the powers that be, just
Don’t pick on our destiny, ’cause
You don’t know us, you don’t belong

We’re not gonna take it
No, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it anymore

Oh, you’re so condescending
Your call is never ending
We don’t want nothin’, not a thing from you
Your life is trite and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that’s your best, your best won’t do

Woah-oh-oh
Woah-oh-oh
We’re right (yeah)
We’re free (yeah)
We’ll fight (yeah)
You’ll see (yeah)

Whoa-whoa, we’re not gonna take it
No, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it anymore

We’re not gonna take it
No, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it anymore
No way!

Woah-oh-oh
Woah-oh-oh
We’re right (yeah)
We’re free (yeah)
We’ll fight (yeah)
You’ll see (yeah)

We’re not gonna take it
No, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it anymore

We’re not gonna take it (no!)
No, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it anymore (just you try and make us)

We’re not gonna take it (come on!)
No, we ain’t gonna take it (you’re all worthless and weak)
We’re not gonna take it anymore (now drop and give me 20)

We’re not gonna take it (a pledge pin)
No, we ain’t gonna take it (on your uniform)
We’re not gonna take it anymore

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Dee Snider
We’re Not Gonna Take It lyrics © Universal Tunes, Snidest Music Co

Hippy Hippy Shake! Song Lyric Sunday: Mersey Sound

This week the theme is to find songs with a Mersey Beat, or Mersey Sound or you could go with a band from Surrey. Join Jim and everyone else to learn more about this music. https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/12/17/i-am-not-british/

I found this video and thought it was good

This was a song that I DID know! I see it was done by the Beatles too, which is probably the version I have known. Not sure, but enjoy!

Hippy, Hippy Shake

Song by The Swinging Blue Jeans

For goodness sake
I got the hippy hippy shakes
Yeah, I’ve got the shakes
I got the hippy hippy shakes

Ooh, I can’t sit still
With the hippy hippy shakes
Yeah, I get my fill now
With the hippy hippy shakes
Yeah, it’s in the back
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake

Well, now you shake it to the left
You shake it to the right
You do the hippy shake shake
With all of your might
Oh baby
Yeah, come on and shake
Oh, it’s in the back
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake, wow

Well, now you shake it to the left
You shake it to the right
You do the hippy shake shake
With all of your might
Oh baby
Yeah, come on and shake
Oh, it’s in the back
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Robert Romero

Hippy, Hippy Shake lyrics © Universal Music – Careers

Song Lyric Sunday

All Hook and No Fat

Power pop is a harder type of pop-rock that combines classic rock band instrumentation of guitar, bass, drums, and occasional keyboards with catchy pop hooks highlighting the lead vocalist.  Power pop music is often recognized for its powerful lead vocals and recognizable guitar riffs.  Power pop is literally pop music with power, catchy tunes with an attitude.  It refers to an energetic interpretation of pop rock, based in equal parts on melodic hooks and killer instinct.  It typically incorporates melodic hooks, vocal harmonies, an energetic performance, and cheerful sounding music underpinned by a sense of yearning, longing, or despair. 

I was excited when I saw that this was an option for the Power Pop groups. I used to love this song!

Tempted/Lyrics

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I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste
A flannel for my face
Pajamas, a hairbrush
New shoes and a case
I said to my reflection
“Let’s get out of this place”

Passed the church and the steeple
The laundry on the hill
Billboards and the buildings
Memories of it still
Keep calling and calling
But forget it all, I know I will

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What’s been going on
Now that you have gone
There’s no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

I’m at the car park, the airport
The baggage carousel
(The people keep on grindin’)
Ain’t wishing I was well
I said it’s no occasion
(It’s no story I could tell)

At my bedside empty pocket
A foot without a sock
Your body gets much closer
I fumble for the clock
Alarmed by the seduction
I wish that it would stop

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What’s been going on
Now that you have gone
There’s no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

I bought a novel, some perfume
A fortune all for you
But it’s not my conscience
That hates to be untrue
I asked of my reflection
Tell me what is there to do?

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What’s been going on
Now that you have gone
There’s no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Christopher Difford / Glenn Tilbrook

Tempted lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Song Lyric Sunday: Name that tune

Jim hosts Song Lyric Sunday. Check it out here.

This week the theme is to find songs with recognizable intros suggested by Clive from Take It Easy. 

This is the first song that came to my mind!

Lyrics

I saw werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of SoHo in the rain
He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fooks
For to get a big dish of beef chow mein

Ah-hoo, werewolves of London
Ah-hoo
Ah-hoo, werewolves of London
Ah-hoo

You hear him howling around your kitchen door
You better not let him in
Little old lady got mutilated late last night
Werewolves of London again

Ah-hoo, werewolves of London
Ah-hoo
Ah-hoo, werewolves of London
Ah-hoo, huh

He’s the hairy handed gent who ran amok in Kent
Lately he’s been overheard in Mayfair
You better stay away from him, he’ll rip your lungs out Jim
Huh, I’d like to meet his tailor

Ah-hoo, werewolves of London
Ah-hoo
Ah-hoo, werewolves of London
Ah-hoo

Well, I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen
Doin’ the werewolves of London
I saw Lon Chaney Jr. walking with the Queen, uh
Doin’ the werewolves of London
I saw a werewolf drinkin’ a piña colada at Trader Vic’s
His hair was perfect

Ah-hoo, werewolves of London
Hey draw blood
Ah-hoo, werewolves of London

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Waddy Wachtel / Warren Zevon / Leroy Marinell

Werewolves of London lyrics © Zevon Music, Leadsheet Land Music, Songs Of Universal Inc.

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host: This week the theme is a song that reminds you of yourself.

When I think about all the songs that were “so me”, they obviously changed over the years. One that I found a few years ago, that I think I have used for other SLS week themes seems to really be what I’m about. When I am super happy about something I love to “run around” and be happy and when I am sad I love to hop in my car and drive around and sing until I feel better.

Lyrics

I’ve cussed on a Sunday
I’ve cheated and I’ve lied
I’ve fallen down from grace
A few too many times
But I find holy redemption
When I put this car in drive
Roll the windows down and turn up the dial

Can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church

When Hank brings the sermon
And Cash leads the choir
It gets my cold cold heart burning
Hotter than a ring of fire
When this wonderful world gets heavy
And I need to find my escape
I just keep the wheels rolling, radio scrolling
‘Til my sins wash away

Can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church

Can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church

Hey, can I get a hallelujah
Can I get an amen
Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
When I play the highway FM
I find my soul revival
Singing every single verse
Yeah I guess that’s my church
Yeah I guess that’s my church
Yeah I guess that’s my church

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Maren Larae Morris / Michael James Ryan Busbee

My Church lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

U Do U

Jim hosts Song Lyric Sunday and today is a “you pick” topic

One song that comes to mind immediately has always been a favorite of mine. I am not sure why. but I think it must have played in the car when I was younger because it brings some nostalgic feeling of me riding in the car with my mom. When I have this playing in my car I blast it and feel so happy!

Lyrics

Well, the south side of Chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man name of Leroy Brown

Now Leroy more than trouble
You see he stand ’bout six foot four
All those downtown ladies call him “Treetop Lover”
All the men just call him “Sir”

And he’s bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Now Leroy he a gambler
And he like his fancy clothes
And he like to wave his diamond rings
Under everybody’s nose

He got a custom Continental
He got an El Dorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket full a fun
He got a razor in his shoe

And he’s bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Well Friday ’bout a week ago
Leroy shootin’ dice
And at the edge of the bar
Sat a girl named Doris
And oh that girl looked nice

Well, he cast his eyes upon her
And the trouble soon began
And Leroy Brown had learned a lesson
‘Bout a-messin’ with the wife of a jealous man

And he’s bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than a-old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Well the two men took to fighting
And when they pulled them from the floor
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone

And it’s bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

And he’s bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Yeah, he was badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Jim Croce

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown lyrics © H&r Lastrada Music, R2m Publishing

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host of Song Lyric Sunday! Check it out here and join in

This week the theme is to find songs about Pets, Names, or Memories suggested by Di of pensitivity101.

For this I couldn’t think of anything right away so I google “songs about pets” and found one of my old time favorite songs!

Lyrics

Well, I caught my wife with another man
And it cost me ninety-nine
On a prison farm in Georgia
Close to the Florida line
Well, I’ve been here for two long years
I finally made the warden my friend
And so he sentenced me to a life of ease
Takin’ care of Ol’ Red

Now, Ol’ Red, he’s the damnedest dog
That I’ve ever seen
Got a nose that can smell a two day trail
He’s a four legged trackin’ machine
You can consider yourself mighty lucky
To get past the gators and the quicksand beds
But all these years that I’ve been here
Ain’t nobody got past Red

And the warden sang
Come on somebody, why don’t you run?
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern, get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘fore the mornin’ comes

Well, I paid off the guard and I slipped out a letter
To my cousin up in Tennessee
Oh, and he brought down a blue tick hound
She was pretty as she could be
Well, they penned her up in the swampland
‘Bout a mile just south of the gate
And I’d take Ol’ Red for his evening run
I’d just drop him off and wait

And the warden sang
Come on somebody, why don’t you run?
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern, get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘fore the mornin’ comes

Now, Ol’ Red got real used to seein’
His lady every night
And so I kept him away for three or four days
And waited ’til the time got right
Well, I made my run with the evening sun
And I smiled when I heard ’em turn Red out
‘Cause I was headed north to Tennessee
And Ol’ Red was headed south

And the warden sang
Come on somebody, why don’t you run?
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern, get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘fore the mornin’ comes

Now there’s red haired blue ticks all in the South
Love got me in here and love got me out

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Donald Clint Goodman / James E. Bohon / Mark Sherrill

Ol’ Red lyrics © Music Mill Entertainment, Zells Music Company

Song Lyric Sunday: Selling More Music

Jim (and Fandango as a fill-in) host Song Lyric Sunday

This week the theme is songs that hit the top of the charts. 

This is really hard! I have googled several different lists and there are so many songs that are just so good! I don’t know what to choose! Here are just a few that I found that I love, but I’m sure there are many more. I mean, genre, year, group vs. individual, remakes….How do you really decide?

Travis Tritt – It’s A Great Day To Be Alive (Down The Road I Go)

After my first husband passed away I listened to this every day on my way to work and every day on my way home.

Maroon 5 – Memories

This came out right around the time I lost my son.

Michael Jackson – You are not alone

For obvious reasons, this song has so much meaning to me…Very emotionally connected.

I love the nightlife – Alicia Bridges

Not technically a Top of the Hits, but one of my personal faves….

“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen

Eagles – Hotel California

Song Lyric Sunday

This week the theme is songs that are Hidden Gems, which are great songs that missed the top of the charts suggested by Amy aka E.M.  This could be any song that you feel should have performed better on the charts.https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/06/25/missed-it-by-that-much-2/

So, I am a 70’s fan and this is my pick. I found it from a list on THE 100 MOST LOST SONGS OF THE 1970S

Lyrics

I met her on a Monday and my heart stood still
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron
Someboy told me that her name was Jill
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron

Yes, my heart stood still
Yes, her name was Jill
And when I walked her home
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron

I knew what she was thinkin’ when she caught my eye
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron
I looked so quiet but my oh my
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron

Yes, she caught my eye
Yes, but my oh my
And when I walked her home
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron

Well, I picked her up at seven and she looked so fine
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron
Someday soon I’m gonna make her mine
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron

Yes, she looked so fine
Yes, I’ll make her mine
And when I walked her home
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron
(Repeat & fade)

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Ellie Greenwich / Jeff Barry / Phil Spector

Da Doo Ron Ron lyrics © Malt Shoppe Music, Universal Songs Of Polygram Int. Inc.