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 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

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

Thursday Inspiration #173 Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying

Jim is the host of Thursday Inspiration: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/09/01/thursday-inspiration-173-dont-let-the-sun-catch-you-crying/

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word broken, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying’, or by going with another song by Gerry & The Pacemakers, or anything else that you think fits.  

Lyrics

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me, and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one, and I walk alone

I walk alone, I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk a-

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes, I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then, I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

I’m walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the borderline
Of the edge, and where I walk alone

Read between the lines
What’s fucked up, and everything’s alright
Check my vital signs
To know I’m still alive, and I walk alone

I walk alone, I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk a-

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes, I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then, I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah, ah-ah, I walk alone, I walk a-

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one, and I walk a-

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes, I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then, I walk alone

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Billie Joe Armstrong / Tre Cool / Mike Dirnt

Boulevard of Broken Dreams lyrics © W.b.m. Music Corp., Green Daze Music

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host of this musical masterpiece! This week the theme is Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites. https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/another-candle-on-your-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-66804

I picked this song because it is one of my favorite movies…I love the dancing!

 “Do You Love Me” – The Contours – Not a classic rock track, you say? Pshaw, we reply. This Motown act had failed to score with their initial singles, when luck intervened. Label founder Berry Gordy Jr. wrote the song and reluctantly gave it to them to record in 1962. The result was a #3 pop and #1 R&B smash. Years later, the song was featured in the 1987 surprise hit film, Dirty Dancing. Though not on the original soundtrack, RCA capitalized on the fever for anything related to the film and issued a companion album, More Dirty Dancing, in 1988. “Do You Love Me” was released as a single and reached #11, thus making The Contours sort of “one-hit-twice wonders.” Bonus points: A cover by British Invasion band the Dave Clark Five scored a #11 hit in 1964.

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.

Look What I Found!: Compilation 6/24/2022

I tried to write something for the prompts yesterday but nothing was coming to me, so I closed the computer lid and walked away. I came back today with a fresh set of hands and eyes and this is what I got!?

Plane – Image by KL Caley

Can you picture a person in the fresh open air
looking up at a plane and you follow their stare
It’s a plane on a stick and the stick in the ground
My head is now spinning around and around.
The essence of pleasure has been taken away
It takes one to know one, is what they all say
But whether indigenous or found far from here
My investigation is becoming quite clear
There’s a scroll at the base with a tiny rosette
I barely could take notice of words that were set
on the thin little paper rolled up with a bow
What it might say, I don’t really know.
My endeavor is over, my looking is done
This plane won’t fly far, it’s just there for fun
I envisage myself walking quickly away
But I might come to check this some other day.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry