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SLS ~ Wind (2/28)

Song Lyric Sunday

Once again thanks go out to Jim Adams for hosting our musical Sundays. This week I’ve chosen “Dreamboat Annie” by Heart, which contains the prompt word “wind.” It’s the title track from their debut album Dreamboat Annie from 1976. It was originally the B-side to “Crazy on You” earlier that year. There are 3 different versions of “Dreamboat Annie” on the album ~ the one we normally hear on the radio or wherever is not ANY of those! It’s a variation of one of the three songs, plus an intro to get it closer to the magical 3 minutes. The song did okay on the charts, but not as well as some of Heart’s other, harder rock, songs.

Dreamboat Annie

Heading out this morning
Into the sun
Riding on the diamond waves
Little darlin’ one
Warm wind caress her
Her lover it seems
Oh, Annie
Dreamboat Annie, ship of dreams
Oh, Annie
Dreamboat Annie, little ship of dreams

Going down the city sidewalk
Alone in the crowd
No one knows the lonely one
Whose head’s in the clouds
Sad faces painted over with those magazine smiles
Heading out to somewhere
Won’t be back for a while

Won’t be back for a while
Won’t be back
Won’t be back

~*~

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SLS ~ Small

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks once again to Jim Adams for hosting our tuneful Sundays. Today I chose “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel, one of my favorite songs, which has the prompt word “small” in the lyrics. The song was written by Paul Simon in 1970 and appeared on their fifth album of the same name. The vocals were recorded in New York with Art G on lead, and the instrumentals were done in California. It became their biggest hit single, staying at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 6 weeks in the US and topping the charts in other countries as well. BOTW won 5 awards at the 1970 Grammy Awards, including song of the year.

Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I’ll dry them all
I’m on your side
Oh, when times get rough
And friends just can’t be found

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I’ll take your part
Oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down […]

~*~

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SLS ~ Think/Mind

Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Valentine’s AND Presidents’ Day Weekend! In honor of this double celebration, I’m posting two (2) songs for Jim Adams‘ tuneful prompt. The first is The Partridge Family with “I Think I Love You,” featuring David Cassidy on lead vocals. The song was written by Tony Romero in 1970 and became a No. 1 Billboard hit for TPF that same year.

I Think I Love You

I’m sleeping
And right in the middle
Of a good dream
And all at once I wake up
From something that keeps knocking at my brain

Before I go insane
I hold my pillow to my head
And spring up in my bed
Screaming out the words I dread
I think I love you
(I think I love you)

This morning
I woke up with this feeling
I didn’t know how to deal with
And so I just decided to myself
I’d hide it to myself
And never talk about it
And did not go and shout it
When you walked into the room
I think I love you
(I think I love you)
[…]

Our bonus double feature today is none other than “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind” by the Loving Spoonful. This song was written by John Sebastian in 1965. It reached No. 2 in the US and Canada.

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?

Did you ever have to make up your mind?
You pick up on one and leave the other behind
It’s not often easy and not often kind
Did you ever have to make up your mind?

Did you ever have to finally decide?
And say yes to one and let the other one ride
There’s so many changes and tears you must hide
Did you ever have to finally decide?

Sometimes there’s one with deep blue eyes, cute as a bunny
With hair down to here and plenty of money
And just when you think she’s that one in the world
Your heart gets stolen by some mousy little girl

And then you know you better make up your mind
And pick up on one and leave the other behind
It’s not often easy and not often kind
Did you ever have to make up your mind?
[…]

~*~

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SLS ~ Colors

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks go out to our tuneful host Jim Adams for providing our fun Sunday song prompts. Today my choice is Joan Jett’s cover of “Crimson and Clover.” This song was written by Tommy James and Peter Lucia in 1968. It spent 16 weeks on the US charts and reached No. 1 in the US and other countries. It’s Tommy James and the Shondells’ best-selling song ~ 5 million copies sold!

Crimson and Clover

Ah, now I don’t hardly know her
But I think I could love her
Crimson and clover
Ah when she comes walking over
Now I’ve been waitin’ to show her
Crimson and clover
Over and over
Yeah, my, my such a sweet thing
I wanna do everything
What a beautiful feeling
Crimson and clover over and over…

~*~

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SLS ~ Even

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks once again to our tuneful host Jim Adams for bringing us Song Lyric Sunday. Today I chose Don Henley’s “The Heart of the Matter” for our even/odd prompt. While the prompt word is not in the title, it appears in the lyrics. This is a wonderful song about the aftermath of a breakup when you discover that your ex has found someone new. It’s the 3rd single released from Don’s 3rd solo album The End of the Innocence, which came out back in 1989. The song did well, reaching No. 21 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

The Heart of the Matter is also a novel by Graham Greene, published in 1948.

The Heart of the Matter

I got the call today, I didn’t wanna hear
But I knew that it would come
An old true friend of ours was talkin’ on the phone
She said you found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck,
And the struggles we went through
And how I lost me and you lost you
What are these voices outside love’s open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?

I’m learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again
I’ve been trying to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore

These times are so uncertain
There’s a yearning undefined
And people filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age
The trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They’re the very things we kill, I guess
Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
And the work I put between us,
You know it doesn’t keep me warm

I’m learning to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again
I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
But everything changes
And my friends seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore

There are people in your life who’ve come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
You better put it all behind you, baby, ’cause life goes on
You keep carrying that anger, it’ll eat you up inside, baby

I’ve been trying to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me

I’ve been trying to get down to the Heart of the Matter
Because the flesh will get weak
And the ashes will scatter
So I’m thinking about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me

Forgiveness
Forgiveness
(Baby)
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if you don’t love me anymore
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness

~*~

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BONUS B*TCHING #PoiMe

pointless meanderings

Idk what the hell happened, but I had to delete my Song Lyric Sunday post just now, plus about a dozen past SLS posts. Somehow, I messed up my reusable block when I created next Sunday’s SLS post tonight and it affected many posts. WP wouldn’t let me edit today’s SLS post, remove the block, save new text… NOTHING. But next week’s scheduled post previews correctly, which makes no sense. I didn’t hate the blocks at first, but now I’m fully on the block-hate bandwagon. I also hate that everything about WP now is geared to marketing and money-making rather than writing. I wonder how long actual bloggers will stay here given what a pain in the butt blogging is. BTW, I hate blogger too.

I just paid the $48 to renew WP, lol. Figures as soon as I do, I end up in a rage at the whole site. Even more annoying, I already wrote my Monday peeve and don’t want to substitute this for it, but I need to rant now, so I can’t make this next Monday’s peeve. ARGH!

Speaking of Sunday night rants, let’s talk about Medium, which I b*tched about last week. I took the advice offered by several peeps, cancelled my subscription, and faded away. I have 47 posts there and will probably make another $5.00 (same as last month). As soon as I quit “clapping” (liking) other writers’ articles, my claps disappeared, proving that it’s just a bunch of BS, unless you’re one of the very few big fish who gobbles up a huge share of the pot. Even though a subscription is only $5/month, I don’t want to contribute that to the top writers who write about making money on Medium. Geez, what a racket. It wasn’t about making money for me though ~ it was about being read and just having my words OUT THERE in another venue. But since I didn’t perceive the place to be a community of people who CARED what I wrote, I switched to thinking okay maybe I can make some money. Nope. Bleh.

Anyway, thanks to all who responded last week ~ it was helpful. I’m just TIRED of doing things that aren’t fun and don’t generate results. I mean, I WORK a real job full-time, plus more, so I don’t need hobbies that cause me stress. That’s why I quit writing poetry on Twitter a while back and it’s why I’m not interested in writing another novel or poetry compilation to plop on KDP. As I asked last week, what is the effing point?

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SLS ~ J is for Jennifer

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A big thanks to Jim Adams for hosting our fun musical Sundays. 🥳🤩 I chose “Jennifer Juniper” by Donovan for the letter “J” and wrote a nice essay, which WordPress ate for dinner. Blah blah blah. 😡 Jenny Boyd (real name Helen Mary) is an actual person who inspired Donovan Leitch to write these lyrics in 1967, supposedly when Jenny was doing heroin. Jenny and her sister Pattie Boyd were English models and became involved with musicians such as George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Jagger, et al, and inspired many songs. The lyrics appear on-screen while the music plays. 🎶

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SLS ~ P is for Poetry

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Jim Adams gives us a lot of room to play this week by specifying only the first letter of our song. I went with “Poetry Man” by Phoebe Snow. She wrote and recorded the song in 1974 for her Poetry Man album. This song got Snow a grammy nom in 1975, but it was won by Marvin Hamlisch. “Poetry Man” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart for a week. It was rumored to have been about Jackson Browne.

Poetry Man

You make me laugh
‘Cause your eyes they light the night
They look right through me
You bashful boy
You’re hiding something sweet
Please give it to me yeah, to me
Talk to me some more
You don’t have to go
You’re the poetry man
You make things all rhyme
You are a genie
All I ask for is your smile
Each time I rub the lamp
When I am with you
I have a giggling teenage crush
Then I’m a sultry vamp, yeah sultry vamp
Talk to me some more
You don’t have to go
You’re the poetry man
You make things all right, yeah, yeah
Talk to me some more
You don’t have to go
You’re the poetry man
You make things all right, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah
So, once again
It’s time to say so long
And so recall the cull of life
You’re going home now
Home’s that place somewhere you go each day
To see your wife, to see your wife
Talk to me some more
You know that you don’t have to go
You’re the poetry man
You make things all right, yeah
Talk to me some more
You don’t have to go
You’re the poetry man
You make things all right

~*~

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SLS ~ Smell

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Thank you to Jim Adams for hosting our tuneful Sundays. Today, I chose “smell” from his prompt list and it is in the lyrics to “Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran. This song appeared on their second album Rio in 1982. The whole group is given songwriting credit, and HLTW did very well, topping out at No. 5 on the UK charts. After massive promotion of the MTV video, it went to No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100. No one, including the band members, is sure what the lyrics mean.

Hungry Like The Wolf

Darken the city, night is a wire
Steam in the subway, earth is a afire
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
Woman, you want me, give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodoIn touch with the ground
I’m on the hunt I’m after you
Smell like I sound, I’m lost in a crowd
And I’m hungry like the wolf
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
I’m on the hunt I’m after you
Mouth is alive, with juices like wine
And I’m hungry like the wolf
Stalked in the forest, too close to hide
I’ll be upon you by the moonlight side
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
High blood drumming on your skin, it’s so tight
You feel my heat, I’m just a moment behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
In touch with the ground
I’m on the hunt I’m after you
A scent and a sound, I’m lost and I’m found
And I’m hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line, it’s discord and rhyme
I howl and I whine, I’m after you
Mouth is alive, all running inside
And I’m hungry like the wolf
Burning the ground, I break from the crowd
I’m on the hunt, I’m after you
I smell like I sound, I’m lost and I’m found
And I’m hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line, it’s discord and rhyme
I’m on the hunt, I’m after you
Mouth is alive, with juices like wine
And I’m hungry like the wolf […]

~*~

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SLS ~ Square

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Thanks again to Jim Adams for giving us a set of interesting prompts this week. I chose “Hollywood Squares” by George Strait, which is a typical country song moaning about how she done him wrong. Multiple she’s, in this case. I really enjoy the clever wordplay that occurs so frequently in lyrics to country music.

The song was written by Larry Cordle, Wayland Patton, Jeff Tanguay for George’s 1989 album Beyond the Blue Neon. Four of the songs did well, with 3 of them hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s country chart. HS wasn’t promoted like the others.

Hollywood Squares

I’ve always said “I do” too easy,
And now I’m payin’ the price.
A weakness for beautiful women
Is my most expensive vice.
I still believe in matrimony,
But I can’t afford another try.
Child support and alimony
Is just about to bleed me dry.
I’ve got ex’s all across the country
And I owe everybody in town.
I’ve got bill collectors callin’ me up
And lawyers tryin’ to track me down.
I’m just one wrong move from the poor house,
But I don’t belong in there.
I’ve got so many ex’s and owe so much,
I ought to be on Hollywood Squares,
Yeah I ought to be on Hollywood Squares. […]