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: 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.

Foods you would never eat…

Jim Adams has a good list of foods that will get your stomach doing flip-flops. Check it out here: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2022/10/28/foods-that-you-wont-eat/

I can barely stomach eating an animal if I think of that animal while eating it. Sometimes I go through qazi-vegetarian states because of it. I will not eat organs, even though I grew up loving liverwurst. I won’t eat any excrement – I didn’t really know about this until Jim mentioned it.
I would never eat a spider, even though studies have shown you eat 8 a week or something like that! I will not eat frogs legs, and that was before I started hating frogs (from the Cuban Tree Frog invasion in my pool issues). I won’t eat snails, mostly because I can’t even look at one without getting queasy. Funny story:
Many years ago my step mother took me, my husband Bob, and my son Joey to a really fancy French restaurant. I had been there before and she thought it would be nice because Bob and Joey seemed to appreciate delicacy type things. So, Joey said he was going to try Escargot. He did. He ate the whole serving. Some time later, I can’t recall exactly when, it came up in conversation about him eating snails. He said they were good up until the last one…He said it was like it was looking at him and he could feel the antenae when he put it in his mouth. Luckily it had been the last one because he said he had almost thrown them all up after that!

To put it simply, if someone were to cook a full vegetarian diet for me I would be happy. I cannot figure out all the nutritional stuff dedicated to any particular type of diet so I just eat the things my mom always said were good for me.

I almost forgot. I always wanted to try oysters but heard they were disgusting. People described them as eating snot. Anyhow, I was at a Gala for TargetCancer, a foundation my friend runs after her husband started it right before dying of a rare brain cancer. So I was there by myself and figured, what the hell? Why not? Good God! It was like eating a slimy glob of dirt! I gagged it down, almost threw it up, and never had one again!

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

 

Song Lyric Sunday

This week the theme is Novelty songs, suggested by Di of pensitivity101. Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week. To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/09/10/not-as-important-as-real-music/ 

This is the only song familiar to me in my Google Search:

Lyrics

Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky
It had the one long horn, and one big eye
I commenced to shakin’ and I said “Ooh-eee”
It looks like a purple people eater to me

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (one eye?)

Well he came down to earth and he laid in the tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater, don’t eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
“I wouldn’t eat you ’cause you’re so tough”

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (one horn?)

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what’s your line?
And he said, “Eatin’ purple people and it sure is fine”
But that’s not the reason that I came to land
“I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band”

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
(We wear short shorts)
Friendly little people eater
What a sight to see

And then he swung from the tree and he laid on the ground
And he started to rock, really rockin’ around
It was a crazy ditty with a swingin’ tune
“Sing a bop-bop aboopa-lopa, loom bam-boom”

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
“I like short shorts”
Flyin’ purple people eater
Quite a sight to see (purple people?)

Well he went on his way, and then what do ya know
I saw him last night on a TV show
He was blowing it out, a-really knockin’ em dead
Playin’ rock and roll music through the horn in his head

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Sheb Wooley

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim is the host and Di helps with the themes! https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/09/03/human-speech-2/

This week the theme is songs that include the lyrics Sounds, Talk, Voice, Words suggested by Di of pensitivity101

This song came to my mind immediately! David and I saw him live this past Thursday! Absolutely fantastic concert!

The Sound of Sunshine

One, two, three, uh-huh

I wake up in the morning at six o’clock

They say there may be rain but the sun is hot

I wish I had some time just to kill today

And I wish I had a dime for every bill I’ve got to pay

Some days, you lose, you win

And the water’s as high as the times your in

So I jumped back into where I learned to swim

Tried to keep my head above it the best I can

That’s why…

Here I am

Just waiting for this storm to pass me by

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

Hey, hey, hey… hey, hey, hey hey, hey, hey, hey

One, two, three, uh-huh

I saw my friend Bobby, he said “What’s up man?

You got a little work or a twenty to lend?”

I opened up my hand, he said “I’m glad to see

They can take away my job but not my friends, you see”

And…

Here I am

Just waiting for this storm to pass me by

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

Yo, yo, here we go

I wanna go where the summer never ends

With the guitar on the beach there with all my friends

The sun’s so hot and the waves in motion

And everything smells like sun-tan lotion

The ocean, and the girls so sweet

So kick off your shoes and relax your feet

They say that miracles are never ceasin’

And every single song needs a little releasin’

The stereo bumpin’ till the sun goes down

And I only wanna hear that sound!

Here I am

Just waiting for this storm to pass me by

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

And I say

You’re the one I wanna be with (yo, yo),

When the sun goes down

You’re the one I wanna be with (the one I wanna be with),

When the sun goes down

Singing, you’re the one I wanna be with,

When the sun goes down

You’re the one I wanna be with,

When the sun goes down

Here I am

Just waiting for this storm to pass me by

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

And that’s the sound, of sunshine coming down!

Hey, hey, hey (when the sun goes down), hey hey hey

Hey hey hey hey

When the sun goes down!

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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