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Song Lyrics Sunday: Drive

This theme has so many possibilities! In fact, I have an entire CD devoted to transportation tunes, most of them about cars and driving (there’s a train and a boat floating around in the set too). It was hard to choose: Pink Cadillac, Double Life, One Headlight, Radar Love…

But I decided to go with an all-time classic.

HOT ROD LINCOLN

(Charlie Ryan / W.S. Stevenson)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen 1972; Asleep At the Wheel

My pappy said “Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’,
if you don’t stop drivin’ that Hot Rod Lincoln.”

Have you heard the story of the hot rod race,
where the Fords ‘n’ Lincolns was settin’ the pace?
That story is true, I’m here to say,
that I was drivin’ that Model-A.

[Watch this hilarious video!]

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Songburst

A trio of today’s prompts reminded me of some favorite tunes. Who says we have to wait until Sunday to poast our musical delights? ✨🎶🎵🎶💫

Linger by the Cranberries

You know I’m such a fool for you
You’ve got me wrapped around your finger.
Do you have to let it linger?
Do you have to, do you have to, do have to let it linger?

(Songwriters: Noel Anthony Hogan, Dolores Mary O’Riordan)

Atlantis by Donovan

Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be.

(Songwriter: Donovan Leitch)

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra

You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’;
You keep losing when you oughta not bet;
You keep samin’ when you oughta be a’changin’;
Now what’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet.

These boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do;
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

(Songwriter: Lee Hazlewood)

Song Lyrics Sunday: Drink

There are so many drinking songs this could be the topic every week for a year and we wouldn’t run out of tunes to poast! Yikes, that reminds me of the board game Encore, also about lyrics, which never ends because people know way too many songs and no one wants to use the timer, soooo annoying. Anyway, I’m going with one of my favorite lyricists, Leonard Cohen, and his heartbreaking song “Darkness.”

I caught the darkness, it was drinking from your cup
I caught the darkness drinking from your cup
I said is this contagious?
You said just drink it up.

I got no future,
I know my days are few
The present’s not that pleasant
Just a lot of things to do.
I thought the past would last me
But the darkness got that too.

I shoulda seen it coming
It was right behind your eyes
You were young and it was summer
I just had to take a dive
When I knew was easy, the darkness was the price.

I don’t smoke no cigarette, I don’t drink no alcohol
I ain’t had much loving yet
But that’s always been your call
Hey I don’t miss it baby
I got no taste for anything at all.

I used to love the rainbow
And I used to love the view
Another early morning, I’d pretend that it was you
But I caught the darkness baby
And I got it worse than you.

I caught the darkness, it was drinking from your cup
I caught the darkness, drinking from your cup
I said is this contagious?
You said just drink it up.

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Darkness lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Licorice [WATW]

My mother bowled. She was a good bowler and often on a league. She was a physically strong person, competent at practical things, and able to learn new skills on her own. While she valued these traits in herself however, she didn’t cultivate them in me, and cared only about my grades in school.

Once when I was around 5 years old, I was wandering around the bowling alley while she bowled with her team. There wasn’t much for me to do and I remember being bored and annoyed. The Monkees were on the radio and I liked them.

Mom gave me money for candy and I tried something new: red licorice. I didn’t like it, but I kept eating it, and it made me sick. I didn’t make it to the bathroom in time and threw up in a corner where no one saw me. I felt very embarrassed and stayed away from that area the rest of the afternoon.

I’ve always hated licorice ever since (both kinds). And I don’t like bowling much either. But I do still love the Monkees. Go figure!

~*~

WATW#18

Song Lyrics Sunday: Street

I figure everyone will take the easy street songs, so I’m going to reach waaay back for an old fave from My Fair Lady. In an ideal world, Eliza would have gone with the young romantic suitor who adored her as evidenced by these lyrics rather than the grouchy old arrogant professor twice her age. Pffft!

On The Street Where You Live

I have often walked down the street before
But the pavement always
Stayed beneath my feet before
All at once am I
Several stories high
Knowing I’m on the street where you live
Are there lilac trees
In the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour
Out of every door?
No, it’s just on the street where you live
And oh, the towering feeling
Just to know somehow you are near
The overpowering feeling
That any second you may suddenly appear
People stop and stare
They don’t bother me
For there’s no where else on earth
That I would rather be
Let the time go by
I won’t care if I
Can be here on the street where you live
People stop and stare
They don’t bother me
For there’s no where else on earth
That I would rather be
Let the time go by
I won’t care if I
Can be here on the street where you live
Let me be on the street where you live

Songwriters: Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe

On the Street Where You Live lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Share Your World 1

I lied. I said I wasn’t going to participate in these Facebook type listicles, but this one looks fun and I’m bored. Bored? Didn’t I just download ninety-one new romance novels for free from Amazon? Yep, that is correct.

1. In regards to puzzles what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing?

-Puzzles! Love jigsaws, grew up with ’em, but alas there’s no room for one in my little apartment, plus my kitty would attack the pieces. Crosswords are great ~ used to try to do the Sunday NYT with my dad. I have one game on my phone and it’s a modified word search (WordBrain). Fun! But not addicting like Words with Friends. I used to love logic puzzles back in the day when I bought puzzle magazines. Not a huge fan of the sudoku, kinda boring. Meh on mazes.

2. List at least five favorite treats and it doesn’t necessarily have to be food.

-whenever “Hotel California” comes on the radio. I know I can listen to it whenever I want to, but when it plays unexpectedly that is a real treat.

-whenever someone agrees to play a full pie of Chinese Checkers with me (three triangles each), knowing it will take forever, and turn into a giant clusterf*ck, but it is so fun.

-when I can hang out with both my daughters (and now my granddaughter too) at the same time.

-catching a gorgeous sunset.

-frozen lemonade and roasted corn at the Orange County Fair.

3. What is your favorite type of dog?

4. What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

-Seeing Mamma Mia 2 with a good friend!

Thank you for the great questions, Cee.

MP9: Mamma Mia 2

Here we go again! I loved the original Mamma Mia and I adored this sequel/prequel just as much if not more. What a fun flick!

[tiny bit spoilery]

It also made me cry a few times because at heart it was about the relationship between Donna and her daughter Sophie, and there were several very poignant moments.

But let’s be honest: this was a campy, crazy, cheesy, over-the-top, wild spree! Most of the scenes were completely wackadoo, waaay out of control, with spangles, bell-bottoms, impulsive romantic encounters, etc. The scenery was beyond beautiful and the choreography was super-creative. It was fantastic!

I loved the cast. Lily James was terrific as young Donna. The three dads were as funny as last time, if not more, and their younger selves were spot-on. Passport guy was hilarious. The best-known ABBA songs were used in MM1, so we were treated to some I wasn’t familiar with in MM2, but that was fine with me. We still had several old faithfuls throughout the film.

Cher and Andy Garcia doing Fernando… omg, what a crack-up! Waterloo with young Donna and young Harry would be my fave overall, except the grand finale of Super Trooper with all hands was so spectacular that nothing can come close to touching that number.

It was so great to see an upbeat movie ~ I really needed that. Puzzle opens this week, which I’d like to see if it’s playing nearby. If not, dunno which movie I’ll see next.

Song Lyrics Sunday: Speak

This is one of my favorite love songs. Way back when, with my ex, I requested it at a piano bar up in San Francisco and, maybe because I’d had a few drinks, the waiter misunderstood me. Finally, the piano player came over and apologized for not knowing “Disguise in Love.” We had a good laugh and then he played my song.

“This Guy’s in Love with You”

You see this guy
This guy’s in love with you
Yes, I’m in love
Who looks at you the way I do
When you smile I can tell
We know each other very well
How can I show you
I’m glad I got to know you, ’cause

I’ve heard some talk
They say you think I’m fine
Yeah, I’m in love
And what I’d do to make you mine
Tell me now, is it so?
Don’t let me be the last to know
My hands are shaking
Don’t let my heart keep breaking, ’cause

I need your love
I want your love
Say you’re in love
In love with this guy
If not, I’ll just die

Tell me now, is it so?
Don’t let me be the last to know
My hands are shaking
Don’t let my heart keep breaking, ’cause

I need your love
I want your love
Say you’re in love
In love with this guy
If not, I’ll just die

Songwriters: Burt F. Bacharach / Hal David

This Guy’s in Love With You lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

There are many great versions of this song… here’s a cheesy vid for Herb Alpert’s 1968 original. Don’t we all dream about wearing miniskirts while climbing over slippery rocks with our soul mates and then ruining our long gowns in the ocean at sunset? So romantic!

Song Lyrics Sunday: Break

I’ve always loved the Doors. My father loved the Doors… insurance exec on weekdays; rock and roller on weekends. When I was a kid, we grooved to his Doors’ records, his Woodstock album, the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, etc. For this week’s break theme, I’m doing the Doors’ “Break on Through.”

Lyrics:

You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day
Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side, yeah

We chased our pleasures here
Dug our treasures there
But can you still recall
The time we cried?
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side

Yeah
Come on, yeah

Everybody loves my baby
Everybody loves my baby
She get
She get
She get
She get high, yeah

I found an island in your arms
Country in your eyes
Arms that chain us
Eyes that lie
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through, oww!
Oh, yeah!

Made the scene
Week to week
Day to day
Hour to hour
The gate is straight
Deep and wide
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through
Break on through
Break on through
Break on through
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Songwriters: John Densmore,Raymond Manzarek,Robert Krieger,James Morrison
© Doors Music Company
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

Song Lyrics Sunday: Game

As some of you know, I have an entire playlist built around this word! I’m going with Sheryl Crow’s version of “Solitaire” (there are many excellent takes on it), originally written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody

There was a man
A lonely man
Who lost his love
Through his indifference

A heart that cared
That went unshared
Until it died
Within his silence

And solitare’s the only game in town
And every road that takes him
Takes him down
And by himself it’s easy to pretend
He’ll never love again…

~*~

Song Lyrics Sunday: Game