#SLS ~ 6/19/22

The prompts today are Amaze, Astonish, Curious, Shock, Surprise, Wonder suggested by Melanie aka Sparky. Thanks Jim for hosting. I’ve no idea why but I had a really hard time picking a song. Then I stumbled across this gem. I say gem since the song was written for the movie Curious George. I loved those books. The man with the yellow hat & his pal Curious George. I always wanted a monkey for a pet & it didn’t help that cousin Jackie S. had one! I loved Curious George almost as much as I loved Harry from No Roses for Harry. But this isn’t about that … I’ll save books and pet talks for another post.

Ultimately I picked Upside Down performed by Jack Johnson. Writer(s): Andrew Oliver, Jeff Valentine, Brent Allen, Devin Nicholas Oliver, Zachary Tyler Johnson. Hope you enjoy!

Who’s to say
What’s impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There’s no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away

Who’s to say
I can’t do everything
Well I can try
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren’t always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
This world keeps spinning and there’s no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

Upside down
Who’s to say what’s impossible and can’t be found
I don’t want this feeling to go away

Please don’t go away
Please don’t go away
Please don’t go away
Is this how it’s supposed to be
Is this how it’s supposed to be

As always, more to come.

#SLS ~ 6/12/22

Today the prompts are excitement, pleasure, sentiment, spirit suggested by Melanie B Cee aka Sparky. Thanks Jim for hosting. Okay the earworm has started with The Pointer Sisters Neutron Dance (Beverly Hills Cop scene) 1984 Songwriters: Allee Willis / Danny Sembello. But that’s because I got my songs confused.

I was really thinking of the Pointer Sisters I’m So Excited Songwriters: June Pointer / Anita Pointer / Trevor Anthony Lawrence / Ruth Pointer which was not in the movie. The scene in Beverly Hills Cop is pretty exciting so loosely maybe I could use Neutron Dance? But I won’t.

Hmmm decisions, decisions.

Alrighty I’m going to use something recycled. Not sure when I last used this song so I can’t link back to it but I know I definitely have picked this song before. Classic jam. Spirit in the Sky, lyrics within. Songwriter: Norman Greenbaum. Hope you enjoy!

As always, more to come.

#SLS ~ 6/5/22

Today the theme is Disgust, Embarrassment, Guilt, Regret, Remorse, Shame suggested by Melanie aka Sparky. Thanks Jim for hosting. I picked All Apologies by Nirvana. I think there’s some shame, guilt, and regret in the lyrics. I’ve heard it’s over his regret of being an addict and not about Courtney despite married/buried lyrics. Hope you enjoy.

What else should I be?
All apologies
What else could I say?
Everyone is gay
What else could I write?
I don’t have the right
What else should I be?
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun, I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything is my fault
I’ll take all the blame
Aqua sea foam shame
Sunburn freezer burn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun, I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Married

Married
Buried
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are
All alone is all we are

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Nirvana/Kurt Cobain

#SLS ~ 5/29/22

This week the theme is songs that mention Appearance, Image, Likeness, Object, Picture, Photograph.  Jim is our host for this ride, check out the songs HERE. I’m kicking it back with old school country. George Jones singing He Stopped Loving Her Today. Songwriters: Bobby Braddock / Curly Putman

He said “I’ll love you till I die”,
She told him “You’ll forget in time”
As the years went slowly by,
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall,
Went half-crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all,
Hoping she’d come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated nineteen sixty-two
He had underlined in red
Every single “I love you”

I went to see him just today,
Oh but I didn’t see no tears
All dressed up to go away,
First time I’d seen him smile in years

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

You know, she came to see him one last time
Aww, and we all wondered if she would
And it kept runnin’ through my mind
“This time he’s over her for good”

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bobby Braddock / Curly Putman

#SLS ~ 5/22/22

This week the theme is songs that mention Money, Gold, Silver, Rich suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II. Jim is the host with the most. Take a listen to all the offerings. Good stuff I tell ya what. I could do a repeat polly with last week’s Sister Golden Hair but nope, I searched for something different. I was torn between two songs because of the memories they invoke. I ultimately landed on Money by Pink Floyd. Growing up, we’d spend time and the Bar-K clubhouse at Lago Vista on Lake Travis. The jukebox had few songs we liked and this was one we played on repeat. Silence was demanded at the beginning so that we could hear the cash register drop its change. As the song blasted through the room, we’d play bumper pool or air hockey. Good clean fun.

Money
Get away
You get a good job with more pay and you’re okay
Money
It’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash

New car, caviar, four star, daydream
Think I’ll buy me a football team

Money
Get back
I’m alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack
Money
It’s a hit
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit

I’m in the high-fidelity first-class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money
It’s a crime
Share it fairly, but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money
So they say
Is the root of all evil today

But if you ask for a rise
It’s no surprise that they’re giving none away
Away, away, away
Away, away, away

I was in the right
Yes, absolutely in the right
I certainly was in the right
Yeah, I was definitely in the right, that geezer was cruisin’ for a bruisin’
Yeah!
Why does anyone do anything?
I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time
Just telling him it was in, he could get it in number two
He was asking why it wasn’t coming up on freight eleven
And after, I was yelling and screaming and telling him why
It wasn’t coming up on freight eleven

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriter: Roger Waters

#SLS ~ 5/15/22

Paula prompts head, hat, hair, or scarf and Jim serves as host. I picked Sister Golden Hair by America. Songwriter: Gerry Beckley. While there might be multiples, I’m sticking with this song and it’s cool 70s vibe. Lyrics within. Hope you enjoy.

As always more to come.

#SLS ~ 5/1/22

Jim hosts #SLS and today the prompts are Suit, Pants, Dress, Shirt suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II. How about Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot. Here he is on the Midnight Special. I loved that show! HERE is more from the wiki.

I can see her lying back in her satin dress
In a room where you do what you don’t confess
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs

Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs
She’s been looking like a queen in a sailor’s dream
And she don’t always say what she really means

Sometimes I think it’s a shame
When I get feeling better when I’m feeling no pain
Sometimes I think it’s a shame
When I get feeling better when I’m feeling no pain

I can picture every move that a man could make

Getting lost in her loving is your first mistake
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs
Sometimes I think it’s a sin
When I feel like I’m winning when I’m losing again

I can see her looking fast in her faded jeans

She’s a hard loving woman
Got me feeling mean

Sometimes I think it’s a shame
When I get feeling better when I’m feeling no pain
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs

Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs
Sometimes I think it’s a sin

When I feel like I’m winning when I’m losing again

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Lightfoot Gordon

Sundown lyrics © Wb Music Corp.

#SLS ~ 3/27/22

Today we have Mind, Think, or Brain suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II. HERE are the rules and ping back. Thanks Jim for hosting.

I picked Sweating Bullets by Megadeth. Songwriter Dave Mustane. The wording thinking is in the lyrics and while not explicitly said the mind and brain are part of the song’s meaning. Someone losing their mind. My brains have been wonky lately so fits my mood too. Plus the odds of a twofer are slim. Not most people’s cuppa if ya know what I mean. Now without further ado, lyrics within. Hope you enjoy.

#SLS ~ 3/20/22

I’ve no idea what I picked in March 2017 but I’m pretty sure I was already participating in #SLS. So, … I checked and nope. I was late to this weekly party.

HERE are the rules and ping back. My pick today is Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage. Songwriters: Bryan David Vig / Douglas Elwin Erickson / Shirley Ann Manson / Steve W. Marker. Hope you enjoy and hope our weatherman is right. We desperately need the rain.

I’m only happy when it rains
I’m only happy when it’s complicated
And though I know you can’t appreciate it
I’m only happy when it rains

You know I love it when the news is bad
Why it feels so good to feel so sad?
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me

I’m only happy when it rains
I feel good when things are goin’ wrong
I only listen to the sad, sad songs
I’m only happy when it rains

I only smile in the dark
My only comfort is the night gone black
I didn’t accidentally tell you that
I’m only happy when it rains
You’ll get the message by the time I’m through
When I complain about me and you
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me

Pour your misery down
You can keep me company
As long as you don’t care

I’m only happy when it rains
You wanna hear about my new obsession?
I’m riding high upon a deep depression
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour some misery down on me
I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me

I’m only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me

Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me