#SLS ~ 1/17/21

Jim gives us DJ (title of song must start with the letter D or J). Since I am feeling nostalgic, I picked “Jackie Blue” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Writer/s: LARRY M. LEE, STEVE CASH. Yeah buddy! More at the wiki

Ooh, Jackie Blue
Lives her life from inside of her room
Hides a smile when she’s wearin’ a frown
Ooh, Jackie you’re not so down

You like your life in a free-form style
You’ll take an inch but you’d love a mile
There never seems to be quite enough
Floating around to fill your lovin’ cup

Ooh, Jackie Blue
What’s a game girl, if you never lose?
Ask a winner and you’ll probably find
Ooh, Jackie they’ve lost at sometime

Don’t try to tell me that you’re not aware
Of what you’re doing and that you don’t care
You say it’s easy, just a natural thing
Like playing music, but you never sing

Ooh, Jackie Blue
Making wishes that never come true
Going places that you’ve never been
Ooh, Jackie Blue, you’re going again

Ooh, Jackie Blue
Lives a dream that can never come true
Making love is like sifting through sand
Ooh, Jackie, it slips through your hand

Every day, in your indigo eyes
I watch the sunset but I don’t see it rise
Moonlight and stars in your strawberry wine
You’d take the world but you won’t take the time

Ooh-hoo-hoo, Jackie Blue
Lives her life from inside of a room
Makes you think that her life is a drag
Ooh Jackie, what fun you have had

Ooh, Jackie
Ooh, Jackie
Ooh, Jackie
Ooh, Jackie
Hey, hey, hey, hey

#SLS ~ 1/10/21

Jim prompts us with MA (title of song must start with the letter M or A). I did a quick search and my 70s roots are showing. I picked “All Right Now” by Free, Writer(s): D J Rogers. Things might not really be all right now but hopefully this tune will be a diversion. Enjoy!!

Whoa-oh-oh-oh-woha
There she stood in the street
Smilin’ from her head to her feet;

I said, “Hey, what is this?
Now maybe, baby,
Maybe she’s in need of a kiss.”

I said, “Hey, what’s your name?
Maybe we can see things the same.

“Now don’t you wait, or hesitate.
Let’s move before they raise the parking rate.”

All right now, baby, it’s a-all right now.
All right now, baby, it’s a-all right now.

(Let me tell you now)
I took her home to my place,
Watchin’ every move on her face;

She said, “Look, what’s your game?
Are you tryin’ to put me to shame?”

I said “Slow, don’t go so fast, don’t you think that love can last?”

She said, “Love, Lord above,
Now you’re tryin’ to trick me in love.”

All right now, baby, it’s a-all right now.
All right now, baby, it’s a-all right now

#SLS ~ 1/3/21

Jim gives us PG (title of song must start with the letter P or G). After quickly ruling out “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna, I moved to the 60s picking “Get Together” written by Chester Powers. Here are some song facts. The version I chose for today was recorded by the Youngbloods. Hope you enjoy!

“Get Together”
Love is but a song we sing
Fear’s the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Some may come and some may go
He will surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment’s sunlight
Fading in the grass

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand, listen
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It’s there at your command

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

I said come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
Right now
Right now

#SLS ~ 12/27/20 Part Two

Due to its newness, I was so sure this song was going to be shared that I skipped it. Now that I have gone through all the links that have been posted so far. I see this one didn’t make the cut.

At first I didn’t really care for this song but after all the airplay, I realized that despite the repeating words, the tune was kinda catchy. Without further ado, “Watermelon Sugar” Writer(s): Tyler Sam Johnson, Harry Edward Styles, Thomas Edward Percy Hull, Mitchell Kristopher Rowland.

#SLS ~ 12/27/20

Jim prompts us with Odor/Scent/Smell/Taste. I immediately thought of the Savage Garden song “I Want You” but for the word taste. I could’ve sworn the lyric was a taste of chica-cherry cola. But alas no taste. Just chica-cherry cola. Hmm.

When I read the remainder of the lyrics I found smell which means I get to stick with my first inclination. This song is one I always want to sing along with but it goes too fast to keep up. Doesn’t stop me from trying. How about y’all try too :). If anything there’s the singable chorus.

Writer(s): Hayes Darren Stanley, Jones Daniel

Anytime I need to see your face,
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where
your crystal mind and
Magenta feelings take up shelter
in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don’t need to try and explain;
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again, I might move
so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
of the human cannonball
That I need to, I want to

Come stand a little bit closer
Breath in and get a bit higher
You’ll never know what hit you
When I get to you

[chorus:]

Ooh, I want you
I don’t know if I need you
But, ooh, I’d die to find out
Ooh, I want you
I don’t know if I need you
But, ooh, I’d die to find out

I’m the kind of person who endorses
a deep commitment
Getting comfy getting perfect
is what I live for
But a look, then a smell of perfume
It’s like I’m down on the floor
And I don’t know what I’m in for

Conversation has a time and place
In the interaction of a lover and
a mate,
But the time of talking,
using symbols, using words
Can be likened to a deep sea diver
who is swimming with a raincoat

Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You’ll never know what hit you
When I get to you

[chorus]

Anytime I need to see your face,
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where
your crystal mind and
Magenta feelings take up shelter
in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola

I don’t need to try and explain;
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again, I might move
so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
of the human cannonball
That I need to, I want to

[chorus]

So can we find out?

#SLS ~ 12/20/20

Jim prompts us with circle/triangle/polygon/square. I immediately thought of Bill Preston’s Will It Go ‘Round In Circles but decided to look for something else since surely that song will be posted by someone today. Since I read the other entries after posting my own, that is a pure guess and part of the fun. Instead I am opting to add a more current pop song Circles sung by Post Malone. Writer(s): Terrence Thornton, Matthew Samuels, Allen Ritter, Anderson Hernandez, Tyrone William Griffin Jr, Adam King Feeney, Sidney Selby. More at the wiki

Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

We couldn’t turn around till we were upside down
I’ll be the bad guy now, but know I ain’t too proud
I couldn’t be there even when I try
You don’t believe it, we do this every time

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again, so I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Let go, I got a feeling that it’s time to let go
I said so, I knew that this was doomed from the get-go
You thought that it was special, special
But it was just the sex though, the sex though
And I still hear the echoes (The echoes)
I got a feeling that it’s time to let it go, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again, so I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Maybe you don’t understand what I’m going through
It’s only me, what you got to lose?
Make up your mind, tell me, what are you gonna do?
It’s only me, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again, so I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

#SLS ~ 12/13/20

Jim gives us Apple/Banana/Cherry/Olive/Orange/Strawberry as prompts. After a slow start, I came up with more songs than anticipated having a very hard time choosing. Decisions, decisions.

Finally I picked “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” sung by by Harry Belafonte. Writer(s): Attaway William A, Burgie Irving. There may be duplicates as this song is well known but I am going for it anyways. Plus I could not resist adding the Beetlejuice clip at the end. A movie that I did not understand at first and sort of even disliked before becoming a cult classic from which I can quote many lines. The mixing of music and film, oh the joy!!

Day-o, day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

A beautiful bunch o’ ripe banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Hide the deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Day-o, day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

#SLS ~ 12/6/20

Jim gives us alligator, crocodile, lizard, snake, turtle as prompts. First thought was Elton John singing “Crocodile Rock” and I almost immediately thought of Jim Morrison with his moniker of “Lizard King”. Ultimately I went with ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” Songwriter: Jeff Lynne. More at the wiki

You got me runnin’, goin’ out of my mind
You got me thinkin’ that I’m wastin’ my time

Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
Ooh-ooh-hoo
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down

You wanna stay out with your fancy friends
I’m tellin’ you, it’s got to be the end

Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
Ooh-ooh-hoo
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down

Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down

What happened to the girl I used to know?
You let your mind out somewhere down the road

Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
Ooh-ooh-hoo
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down

You’re always talkin’ ’bout your crazy nights
One of these days, you’re gonna get it right

Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
Ooh-ooh-hoo
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down

Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down

You’re lookin’ good, just like a snake in the grass
One of these days, you’re gonna break your glass

Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
Ooh-ooh-hoo
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down

You got me shakin’, got me runnin’ away
You got me crawlin’ up to you everyday

Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
Ooh-ooh-hoo
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down, down, down, down, down, down

I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down

#SLS ~ 11/29/20

Jim prompts us with bird/dog/cat/fish/pet. I almost went with “How Much is That Doggy in the Window” which had all the prompts but pet. As a kid, I have fond memories of that song singing it with my brothers. But I had time on my hands and did some generic searching finally landing on the Beatles’ “Hey Bulldog”. Writer(s): Lennon, John Winston and Mccartney, Paul James. For more details, check out the wiki. Now onto the tune …

Sheepdog
Standing in the rain
Bullfrog
Doing it again
Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles
What makes you think you’re something special when you smile?

Child-like
No one understands
Jack knife
In your sweaty hands
Some kind of innocence is measured out in years
You don’t know what it’s like to listen to your fears

You can talk to me
You can talk to me
You can talk to me, if you’re lonely you can talk to me

Yeah hey, oh!
Ho, ho!
Yeah!
Ho, ho, ho, ho!
Ho, ho!

Big man (Yeah)
Walking in the park
Wigwam
Frightened of the dark
Some kind of solitude is measured out in you
You think you know me but you haven’t got a clue

You can talk to me
You can talk to me
You can talk to me, if you’re lonely you can talk to me
Hey!

Wahoo woof! Woof!

Hey bulldog! Hey bulldog!
Hey bulldog! Hey bulldog!

[Hey man, what’s that noise?

Woof!

What d’you say?

I said woof!

D’you know anymore?

Wooaah ha ha ha!

You’ve got it, that’s great! That’s right! That’s it, man, hoo!

Give it to me, man, hurry! I’ve got ten children, ho!

Ah ho! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Quiet boy, quiet!

OK.]

Hey bulldog!
Hey bulldog!

#SLS for 11/22/20

On tap for today are prompts Fiancé/Husband/Lover/Wife. My pick is Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. Writer(s): Albert Hammond, Diane Warren. To the rules and ring back. Hope you enjoy!

Lookin’ in your eyes
I see a paradise
This world that I found
Is too good to be true

Standin’ here beside you
Want so much to give you
This love in my heart
That I’m feelin’ for you

Let ’em say we’re crazy
I don’t care ’bout that
Put your hand in my hand
Baby, don’t ever look back

Let the world around us
Just fall apart
Baby, we can make it
If we’re heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
Oh, whoa

I’m so glad I found you
I’m not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes
I will stay here with you

Take it to the good times
See it through the bad times
Whatever it takes
Is what I’m gonna do

Let ’em say we’re crazy
What do they know
Put your arms around me
Baby, don’t ever let go

Let the world around us
Just fall apart
Baby, we can make it
If we’re heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us

Ooh, all that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever ever and ever, hey

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us

We can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
Nothing’s gonna stop us

And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

We can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

World runs out of lovers
Nothing’s gonna stop us
We’ll still have each other

We can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now