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: Indie Music

Join Jim and everyone else here: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/12/03/independent-music/

First, I will honestly admit I never knew what “Indie” meant. I just took it in stride. This week the theme is to find Indie Rock or Indie Pop songs. 

I have heard of Death Cab for Cutie, Florence, and the Machine, R.E.M., The Cure, Lana Del Ray, Bastille, and Nervana. I just found those off a list on “the google machine”.

I don’t really know if this is Indie rock because it doesn’t say so either way but one of my most favorite songs right now is Little Bird, by The Ghost of Paul Revere.

Brody jumped up to sit next to me while I was playing this video so I restarted it and he couldn’t take his eyes off of it!

Lyrics

Oh little bird
Sitting on a powerline
Sweet little thing

Don’t you know you caught my eye
Well spread your wings and come over to me
I said spread your wings and come over to me

Oh little bird
Did you hear the song of mine
Spitting up words
Taunted blood and wine
Well it tells of my love
But you dont need the pain of mine
Yes it tells of my love
But you dont need the pain of mine

When your bones feel hollow
Do you tremble do you shake
Do you cry when youre all alone
Do you scream out loud
I can show you how little birdie
If you show me home
When your bones feel hollow
When you tremble you shake
Do you cry when Youre all alone
Can you scream out loud
I can show you how
Little birdie if you show me home

Sing whoa whoa whoa whoa

Oh little bird
Did you hear the sorrow I
Hold in my heart
Which is buried deep inside

Sing it aloud and sing it to me
I said sing it aloud and sing it to me

Say whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa

Do your bones feel hollow
Do you tremble do you shake
Do you cry when you’re all alone
Do you scream out loud
I can show you how
Little birdie if you show me home
Do your bones feel hollow
Do you tremble do you shake
Do you cry when you’re all alone
Do you scream out loud
I can show you how
Little birdie if you show me home

Do your bones feel hollow
Do you tremble do you shake
Do you cry when you’re all alone
Can you scream out loud
I can show you how
Little birdie if you show me home

Do your bones feel hollow
Do you tremble do you shake
Do you cry when you’re all alone
Can you scream out loud
I can show you how
Little birdie if you show me home

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Alex Cote / Griffin Sherry / Max Davis / Mikaela Davis / Sean McCarthy

Little Bird lyrics © Unlimited Sounds Publishing

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 11/06/2022

This week the theme is to find songs from artists who have famous musician parents, suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II. Join Jim here

Enrique Iglesias


FATHER: Julio Iglesias

The son of one of the world’s top-selling recording artists has gone on to sell more than 70 million records and to place 27 No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks chart. Enrique has had mainstream success as well, with five Top-5 singles, two No. 1 singles and a Grammy Award.

I absolutely LOVE this song – ALL versions!

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

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host of this weekly lesson (for me that is!). I always loved music but I didn’t always know who sang it and what group they were in. That being said we are asked this week for a song by a band that you wish were still together. Well, if you know me then you know that I am madly in love with Freddie Mercury! Yes, I know his interest was in men, well at the end at least, and yes, I know he is no longer alive! But, his voice! I can’t get enough of it! Now to pick the song that depicts the group the best….This gets me in such a fine mood!

“Don’t Stop Me Now”

Tonight
I’m gonna have myself a real good time
I feel alive
And the world, I’ll turn it inside out
Yeah!
I’m floating around
In ecstasy

So don’t stop me now, don’t stop me
‘Cause I’m having a good time, having a good time

I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I’m a racing car passing by
Like Lady Godiva
I’m gonna go, go, go
There’s no stopping me

I’m burning through the sky
Yeah!
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you

Don’t stop me now
I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time
Just give me a call

Don’t stop me now
‘Cause I’m having a good time
Don’t stop me now
Yes, I’m having a good time
I don’t wanna stop at all, yeah!

I’m a rocket ship on my way to Mars
On a collision course
I am a satellite
I’m out of control
I’m a sex machine ready to reload
Like an atom bomb about to-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh explode

I’m burning through the sky
Yeah!
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic woman of you

Don’t stop me
Don’t stop me
Don’t stop me
Hey, hey, hey!

Don’t stop me
Don’t stop me
Ooh, ooh, ooh
I like it

Don’t stop me
Don’t stop me
Have a good time, good time

Don’t stop me
Don’t stop me

Ooh, let loose, honey, alright

Oh, I’m burning through the sky
Yeah!
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit (Hey)
Traveling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you (Hey, hey)

Don’t stop me now
I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time
Alright
Just give me a call

Don’t stop me now
‘Cause I’m having a good time (Hey, hey)
Don’t stop me now
Yes, I’m having a good time
I don’t wanna stop at all

Ah, da, da, da, da
Da, da, ah, ah
Ah, da, da, ah, ah, ah
Ah, da, da
Ah, da, da, ah, ah
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

 

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

Each week I find a song that I used to love, haven’t heard in ages, or never heard at all.

This week the theme is Australian music. https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/09/17/down-under-2/

The Wiggles were one of the first groups I thought of when I saw Australian music. I never knew of them in the early 90’s but we went to a live concert when my kids were little. It was awesome! My kids loved music so they loved the show! November 24, 2001 New London, CT Garde Arts Center (https://wiggles.fandom.com/wiki/The_Wiggles%27_10th_Birthday_Tour)

Lyrics

Get Ready to Wiggle
We’ve been ready for so long
Get Ready to Wiggle
When you wiggle you can’t go wrong
Get Ready to Wiggle
Wiggle will make you big and strong
Get Ready to Wiggle
Come on wiggle to this song
Wiggle to this song

We’re ready to wiggle
Wiggle your fingers high in the sky
We’re ready to wiggle
Wiggle your ears and wiggle your eyes
We’re ready to wiggle
Wiggle your hair and wiggle your nose
We’re ready to wiggle
Come on wiggle all ten toes
Wiggle all ten toes

Wiggle and wiggle
Wiggle at home without a care
Wiggle and wiggle
Wiggle alone or with your teddy bear
Wiggle and wiggle
Wiggle at breakfast lunch or tea
Wiggle and wiggle
Wiggle along with me
That’s right wiggle along with me
(Ba damp ba bamb ba damp ba damp)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Anthony Field / Greg Page / Jeffrey Fatt / John Field / Murray Cook

Get Ready to Wiggle lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group