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SLS ~ Duets

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim Adams hosts Song Lyric Sunday and today he chose duets for our theme. I’m going with “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, two of my favorite artists.

Stevie Nicks wrote this song for Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter’s duet album, Leather and Lace, but the song was not included on their album. Stevie then sang it with Don Henley and it peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in January 1982. It’s on Stevie’s Bella Donna album.

Leather and Lace

Is love so fragile
And the heart so hollow
Shatter with words
Impossible to follow
You’re saying I’m fragile I try not to be
I search only for something I can’t see
I have my own life and I am stronger
Than you know
But I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won’t be walking out the door
Still I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won’t be walking out the door
Lovers forever face to face
My city your mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace
You in the moonlight
With your sleepy eyes
Could you ever love a man like me
And you were right
When I walked into your house
I knew I’d never want to leave
Sometimes I’m a strong man
Sometimes cold and scared
And sometimes I cry
But that time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I’d get by
Lovers forever face to face
My city your mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace
Lovers forever face to face
My city your mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace
But take from me my lace
Take from me my lace

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Image from Jim Adams.

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SLS ~ In the Middle

Song Lyric Sunday

This week Jim gives us some fun words to play with. I was torn between “In the Middle” and “Fat Bottom Girls,” but I went with Jimmy Eat World because I figure I’ll have plenty of other chances for Queen.

“In the Middle” was released in November 2001 from Jimmy Eat World, on their self-financed fourth album Bleed American, an unfortunate name for that particular time. The band had been dropped by their label in 1999 for not selling enough, but ITM hit No. 5. Ironically, the song is about staying true to yourself when faced with pressure.

In the Middle by Jimmy Eat World


Hey
Don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best
Try everything you can
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
Hey
You know they’re all the same
You know you’re doing better on your own so don’t buy in
Live right now
Just be yourself
It doesn’t matter if that’s good enough for someone else
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right
It just takes some time
Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be all right

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Image from Jim Adams.

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Song Lyric Sunday ~ La

Song Lyric Sunday

It took me a while to come up with a song for Jim’s “la” this week cuz fa-la-la-la-la was stuck in my head! Arghh! But finally one floated into my brain. It’s “Shambala” by Three Dog Night. The lyrics were written by Daniel Moore in 1973. It was recorded by B.W. Stevenson and Three Dog Night, but only the TDN version was a smash hit. Stevenson’s is shorter and more country/twangy ~ it peaked higher in South Africa than TDN’s. TDN’s version peaked at 3 on the Hot 100 in the US.

The lyrics refer to the mythical kingdom of Shambhala, which is supposed to be in the Himalayas. It’s mentioned in various ancient texts, according to Wikipedia. But first the temple was in Peru. What? Idk! Religious stuffs… whaddaya gonna do? Just roll with it. Anyway, in this religion all people are good and kind and cooperate with each other so everyone is free from stress and full of joy. That sounds nice. Okay then…

Shambala by Three Dog Night

Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain
With the rain in Shambala
Wash away my sorrow, wash away my shame
With the rain in Shambala
Ah, ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind
On the road to Shambala
Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind
On the road to Shambala
Ah, ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
How does your light shine, in the halls of Shambala
I can tell my sister by the flowers in her eyes
On the road to Shambala
I can tell my brother by the flowers in her eyes
On the road to Shambala
Ah, ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
How does your light shine, in the halls of Shambala

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Image from Jim Adams

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Song Lyric Sunday ~ Crazy

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim gives us a good word this week… there are a lot of songs I like with some crazy in ’em. I decided to go with “Crazy on You” by Heart because I just love that band so much. The lyrics were written by Ann and Nancy Wilson in 1975 and released on their debut album Dreamboat Annie in 1976. It was about forgetting the problems of the world in order to enjoy one night of passion, inspired by the tragedies of the news about the Vietnam War and social unrest. The song did well though it never hit number one, and it’s still in rotation today on classic rock stations.

Dreamboat Annie by Heart

If we still have time, we might still get by
Every time I think about it I want to cry
With bombs and the devil, little kids keep coming
No way to breathe easy, no time to be young
But I tell myself that I was doing alright
There’s nothing left to do tonight
But go crazy on you, crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you
My love is the evening breeze touching your skin
The gentle sweet singing of leaves in the wind
The whisper that calls after you in the night
And kisses your ear in the early light
And you don’t need to wonder, you’re doing fine
My love, the pleasure’s mine
Let me go crazy on you, crazy on you
Let me go crazy crazy on you, oh
Wild man’s world is crying in pain
What you gonna do when everybody’s insane
So afraid of one who’s so afraid of you
What you gonna do, oh
Crazy on you, crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you
I was a willow last night in my dream
I bent down over a clear running stream
I sang you the song that I heard up above
And you kept me alive with your sweet, flowing love
Crazy, yeah, crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you, oh
Crazy on you, crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you, yeah
Crazy on you, crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you, oh

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Image from Jim Adams

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Song Lyric Sunday ~ Holiday

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim gives us a topical theme this week with the major winter festivals approaching. I chose “Holiday Road” written by Lindsey Buckingham in 1983. I’ve loved this song for years and mentioned to a friend the other week that it would be good for our singalong this Saturday (which would actually be yesterday since I’m writing this post on Thursday to be scheduled three days from now ~ got that?). She said “oh, from the movie?”

Turns out there’s a movie! It’s one of those Chevy Chase things I’ve never seen (Angie is probably shocked again). Yes! I have never seen a Vacation movie! But not only is this song in the movie, it was written for the movie! I’ve just been cluelessly loving it all these years despite not seeing the thing. It’s like nomming up stuffing not knowing it was originally made to go with turkey, or something. 🤪

Apparently “Holiday Road” was in the Vacation movie sequels too, except for Christmas Vacation, since things don’t have to make sense. It has become one of LB’s best known songs, and he released a live version in 2008 and a remastered version in 2015.

Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham

I found out long ago
It’s a long way down the holiday road
Holiday road
Holiday road
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Take a ride on the West Coast kick
Holiday road
Holiday road
Holiday road
Holiday road
I found out long ago
It’s a long way down the holiday road
Holiday road
Holiday road
Holiday road
Holiday road

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Image from Jim Adams

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