Song Lyric Sunday: Theme: ‘Car/Cars’- Song ‘Chicago’ by Sufjan Stevens

Simone picked a good one! Sharing the goodness. ❤

Simone: By The River

Thanks to Helen (at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time) for this week’s theme of ‘car/cars’.

I decided to take a slightly different angle and go with Sufjan Stevens’ song Chicago; in the lyrics a van is mentioned instead but I figured that’s close enough! It’s a pretty great little song, about travelling and journeys and so on. I’ve been lucky enough to see Stevens play before…he’s absolutely fantastic live.

This song comes from the 2005 album IllinoisThere’s a lot to know about this album so if you’d like to read more, please click on the link. Also, a live version of the song is included below if you’d like to have a listen to this one as well.

Lyrics:
I fell in love again
All things go, all things go
Drove to Chicago
All things know, all things know
We sold…

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For 9/2/18 – White Walls by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is car/cars.  Profanity warning.  I picked the following:

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

“White Walls”
(feat. Schoolboy Q & Hollis)
Writer(s): Quincy Hanley, Ben Haggerty, Hollis Wear, Ryan Lewis

I wanna be free, I wanna just live
Inside my Cadillac, that is my shit
Now throw it up (now throw that up)
That’s what it is (that’s what it is)
In my C A D I L L A C bitch (biatch)

Can’t see me through my tints (nuh uh)
I’m riding real slow (slow motion)
In my paint wet dripping shining like my 24s (umbrella)
I ain’t got 24s (nuh uh)
But I’m on those Vogues
That’s those big white walls
R-r-round them hundred spokes
Old school like Olde English in that brown paper bag
I’m rolling in that same whip that my granddad had
Hello, haters, damn y’all mad
30k on the Caddy, now how backpack rap is that?

[Hollis:]
I got that off-black Cadillac, midnight drive
Got that gas pedal, leaning back, taking my time
I’m rollin’ that roof off, letting in sky
I shine, the city never looked so bright

[Macklemore:]
Man I’m lounging in some shit Bernie Mac would’ve been proud of
Looking down from heaven like damn that’s stylish
Smilin’, don’t pay attention to the mileage
Can I hit the freeway? Illegally going a hundred and twenty
Easy weaving in and out of the traffic
They cannot catch me, I’m smashing
I’m ducking bucking them out here
I’m looking fucking fantastic, I am up in a classic
Now I know what it’s like under the city lights
Riding into the night, driving over the bridge
The same one we walked across as kids
Knew I’d have a whip but never one like this
Old school, old school, Candy paint, two seater
Yea, I’m from Seattle, there’s hella Honda Civics
I couldn’t tell you about paint either
But I really wanted a Caddy so I put in the hours
And roll on over to the dealer
And I found the car I dreamed of, there’s a problem with this geezer
Got the keys in and as I was leaving I started screaming

I got that off-black Cadillac, midnight drive
Got that gas pedal, leaning back, taking my time
I’m rollin’ that roof off, letting in sky
I shine, the city never looked so bright

[ScHoolboy Q:]
Backwoods and dope
White hoes in the backseat snorting coke
She doing line after line like she’s writing rhymes
I had her inhaling my love, tryna blow my mind
Cadillac pimpin’, my uncle was on
14 I stole his keys
Me and my niggas was gone
Stealin’ portions of his liquor, water in his Patron
Drivin’ smiling like I won a fucking lottery homes (fuckin’ lottery homes)
Tires with the spokes on it and the Vogues, too
Mustard and mayonnaise, keeping the buns
All on my dogs hanging out the window
Young as whoosh, fucking like we ball
Tryna fuck ’em all, kill the fucking whips
See what’s poppin’ at the mall, meet a bad bitch
Slap her booty with my balls
You can smoke the pussy, I was tearing down the walls
I’m motherfuckin’ awe… some

Swear these sights tryna hypnotize
Grip the leather steering wheel while I grip the thighs
See the lust stuck up in her eyes
Maybe she like the ride or did she like the smoke?
Or does she want it low?
‘Cause this shit a Coupe de Ville so you’ll never know
So we cruise for minutes, my nigga, fuck the limit
Got a window tinted for showing gangsta in it
Slide ’til the gas is finished, Q

[Hollis:]
Off-black Cadillac, midnight drive
Got that gas pedal, leaning back, taking my time
I’m rollin’ that roof off, letting in sky
I shine, the city never looked so bright

Got that off-black Cadillac, midnight drive
Got that gas pedal, leaning back, taking my time
I’m rollin’ that roof off, letting in sky
I shine, the city never looked so bright

Rules and Ping Back

Throw Back from the Sunday Before Labor Day in 2014

Lulu and I just got back from Quarry Nails at the Quarry shopping mall and oh what a day we have had …

Me: “oh my god, there is Luca from the Next Food Network star” … sitting directly across from me. Such a friendly face, those dimples. 

Lulu: “huh?”

Me (holding kindle up to block my face as I turn sideways to Lulu in the chair next to me): “He may be trying to hide behind those Clark Kent glasses but it is him! I know it!”

Lulu: “I have no idea who you are talking about.”

Me: “the show your dad and I watched with Lenny the cowboy cook, Luca was robbed”

Lulu: “Still don’t know.  You and dad can have a fan girl moment when we get home”

I didn’t say a word, acted like I was reading. The girl doing my nails laughed because she knew that I recognized him. The employees were giving him ‘space’

In addition to the Luca sighting (I am so going to Silo or Nosh to have him cook for me), the people watching was most enjoyable today …

An older married couple was in Quarry Nails with us too.

Husband (loudly proclaims): “You know how many times I have done this? Zero, yep that’d be zero.  Oh by the way I forgot to shave my legs and my wife forgot to shave her legs too”

Wife (slapped him gingerly on the shoulder):  “I did shave my legs!  You are not funny and these people don’t want to listen to you. Sssshhhh”

Oh but we did, at least I did . I laughed all the way home. It’s little things that make you smile. Things like mother daughter pedicures and couples in LOVE <3.  Happy Sunday before Labor Day FB friends and family, make it a good one.