#SLS Part Deuce for 11/3/19 ~ “Around the World”

We’ve had a banner day in the Dub household.  Reconnecting with family is always good.  D was a 90 baby when it came to musical tastes and while the Red Hot Chili Peppers was not a fave, “Around the World” Written by : Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary and John Frusciante sprung to mind.  That and “Rooster” by Alice in Chains or anything Rob Zombie but the latter two didn’t fit the theme.  I decided to go in for part two of #SLS.  Love that funky base.  Lyrics within the video. Ping Back.

As always, more to come.

Will File This Under Did I Get Played?

Our wireless bill is re-don-ka-donk.  Made up word for ridiculous!  I chatted with Harry B and asked him if we could lower the bill.  He looked and said there is a new starter plan for $40 less a month than my present premium AND I will not lose any features.

What are the odds that the new plan is available today when I randomly check and have time to chat?

Hmmmm.  I took him up on his offer.  We shall see what the next statement looks like. Wish me luck.

As always, more to come.

#SLS for 11/3/19 ~ “If I Die Young”

Jim give us the prompts Around/Down/Sideways/Up.  I feel like that a lot y’all.  Today especially.  Happy heavenly birthday to D.  We celebrate his dash 11/3/65 – 7/2/16 with our parish turkey bingo.  Gone too soon, that’s for sure.  B hasn’t got over losing his brother yet as if he’s supposed.  There are no rules regarding grief except that there are no rules.

Boy did I have options.  My first thought was Stay by Rihanna Writer(s): Justin Parker, Mikky Ekko.  A moving ballad with lovely piano and the plea … around and around and around we go.  Then I moved on to Bad Day by Daniel Powter.  This song had both down and around.  Finally landing on If I Die Young by The Band Perry – Writer Kimberly Perry.

Before the video, here’s more about the song and meaning behind the lyrics:

The meaning of the song is simple … it’s about making the most of whatever time you are given, whether it’s 2 years or 20 years. … “Whatever time we’re given will be absolutely enough as long as we make the most of it”  ~ Kimberly Perry

Read More: The Meaning Behind The Band Perry’s ‘If I Die Young’ |

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in a river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh, uh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother
She’ll know I’m safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh,
And life ain’t always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain’t even grey, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well
I’ve had just enough time

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well
I’ve had just enough time

And I’ll be wearing white, when I come into your kingdom
I’m as green as the ring on my little cold finger,
I’ve never known the lovin’ of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holdin’ my hand,
There’s a boy here in town, says he’ll love me forever,
Who would have thought forever could be severed by…

…the sharp knife of a short life, oh well?
I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best, boys, and I’ll wear my pearls
What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts, oh, no, I’ll sell ’em for a dollar
They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner
And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’
Funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh (uh, oh)
The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep ’em in your pocket
Save ’em for a time when you’re really gonna need ’em, oh

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well
I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best, boys, and I’ll wear my pearls.

Here are the rules and ping back.