For 7/14/19 ~ “Magic Carpet Ride”

Take two for me.  I listened to everything posted thus far and did not see “Magic Carpet Ride”  I was positive someone else would pick it and they still might.  Anyway, just in case, I am adding this one to the mix.  Enjoy!

I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don’t know what we can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin’s lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle’s all I found

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well, you don’t know what we can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Writer(s): KAY JOHN, KRAULEDAT JOACHIM FRITZ

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For 7/14/19 ~ “Ghost Town”

Jim Adams our host with the most gives us Haunted/Magic/Mystery/Supernatural/Trick as prompts for #SLS 7/14/19.  Once again I sit with analysis paralysis because there are too many songs from which to choose.  I am a kid in the candy store though as I listened to several tunes before landing on Ghost Town by Adam Lambert.

I think this song is within the theme even if not exactly.  I picked the song mainly because I recently watched a biography on Adam Lambert & Queen.  He’s super talented and devilishly handsome.  Though the latter is not a reason to pick someone.  Guess I am feeding into the social norms which I despise.  That is a topic for another day.  Working title Beauty is Skin Deep but Ugly Goes Straight to the Core (a play on the Dorothy Parker quote).  Stop it Jilly, today let’s be cheery shall we?

Ghost Town has sort of a techno beat.  Make me want to dance and sing along.  Hope you enjoy.

Died last night in my dreams
Walking the streets
Of some old ghost town
I tried to believe
In God and James Dean
But Hollywood sold out

Saw all of the saints
Lock up the gates
I could not enter
Walked into the flames
Called out your name
But there was no answer

And now I know my heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

Died last night in my dreams
All the machines
Had been disconnected
Time was thrown at the wind
And all of my friends
Had been disaffected

Now, I’m searching for trust
In a city of rust
A city of vampires
Tonight, Elvis is dead
And everyone’s spread
And love is a satire

And now I know my heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

There’s no one left in the world
I’m gunslingin’
[Regular version:] Don’t give a fuck if I go
[Music video version:] Don’t give a damn if I go
Down, down, down
I got a voice in my head that keeps singing
Oh, my heart is a ghost town

My heart is a ghost town
Oh, my heart is a ghost town
(Said, my heart)
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

Writer(s): LAMBERT ADAM, KARLSSON ERIK

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For 7/7/19 ~ “Dog Days Are Over”

Jim gives us the following #SLS prompt for today – July 7, 2019 – Zodiac animals those being a Rat/Ox/Tiger/Rabbit/Dragon/Snake/Horse/Sheep/ Monkey/Rooster/Dog/Pig.  

I have to say before I get into the music that I had the MOST delightful time picking a song.  As my compulsion pulled me, I tried to find a song for every animal.  With more options than I knew what to do with, I sat with analysis paralysis trying to find perfection.  And that search was amaze balls.  However perfection is an illusion.  I was going to take the easy route and go with Survivor’s Eye of The Tiger since I alluded to it last week but then I was reconnected with Florence + the Machine.  The rest shall we say is history.  What a grandiose introduction.  LOL 🙂   I hope you enjoy.

Lyrics
Happiness, hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her, stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with a drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink
The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming so you better run
Run fast for your mother run fast for your father
Run for your children for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind you
Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive
The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can’t you hear the horses
‘Cause here they come
And I never wanted anything from you
Except everything you had
And what was left after that too, oh.
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height
By someone who should know better than that
The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses
‘Cause here they come
Run fast for your mother and fast for your father
Run for your children for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your loving behind you
Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive
The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses
‘Cause here they come
The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses
‘Cause here they come
The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Florence Leontine Mary Welch / Isabella Janet Florentina Summers
Dog Days Are Over lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

For 6/30/19 ~ “Who,What, When, Where, Why”

Everything but how is included in this song selection. I’m compulsive and couldn’t pick only one word from the prompts. Glad to have stumbled upon the Manhattan Transfer. Enjoy!

What (woo ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Where (woo ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Why (tell me why, tell me why, tell me why…)I don’t understand
Let’s sit down and talk
One minute you love me and then you walk
There’s more going on
Than you will admit
‘Cause just as we got it to work you quit

I’m caught in a fog
And you make it clear
The truth won’t be worse than the things I fear
It’s a mystery to me
I haven’t a clue
If somebody else has a part of you

Tell me
Who (who)
What when where why (why)
Who is the guy
What made you need someone new
Tell me
Who what when where why
When did it die
When’d we go wrong
Don’t you lie, tell me why

You won’t be my love
You won’t be my friend
But won’t you at least help me comprehend
What’s happening to me
‘Cause after you go
My one consolation will be to know
The places and names, the reason and rhymes
The facts of the matter and points in time
I tried for your love
But you won’t allow
This guy to do nothin’ but ask you how

And… Who (who)
What when where why (why)
Who is the guy
What made you need someone new
Tell me
Who what when where why
When did it die
When’d we go wrong
Don’t you lie, tell me why

I want you to say
What’s inside your head
Confession is good for the soul it’s said
So start at the top and take it real slow
If you want out, then I have to know

Just… Who (who)
What when where why (why)
Who is the guy
What made you need someone new
Tell me
Who what when where why
When did it die
When’d we go wrong
Don’t you lie, tell me why

 

Writer(s) Rupert Holmes

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For 6/23/19 ~ “Winning”

Jim gives us prompts of Cards/Dice/Gamble/Lose/Win. First thought was Kenny Rogers The Gambler. However another partial lyric popped into my head and I went on the hunt to find it. I knew “I’m winning” was in the song somewhere.

I hummed along. Da da dada da da what I thought was love that must’ve been lust … Then I blanked.

I had a very general recollection.  That one line … what I thought was love that must’ve been lust.  Was it  Joe Walsh or Jackson Brown?  As I waded through You Tube, I found a surprising number of “winning” songs. Can’t you just see Rocky running up those steps? Gonna fly now! Or maybe that’ll be next week 😉

I kept going; enjoying myself.  Then finally, wah la, “Winning” by Russ Ballard from the 1976 album of the same name came into my search. Victory is mine!  LOL.  Hope you enjoy.

Writer(s): Russell Glyn Ballard

One day I was on the ground
When I needed a hand
And it couldn’t be found
I was so far down
That I couldn’t get up
You know and
One day I was one of life’s losers
Even my friends were my ac-cus-ers
And in my head
Lost before I’d begunI had a dream
But it turned to dust
What I thought was love
That must have been lust
I was living in style
When the walls fell in
When I played my hand
I looked like a joker
Turn around
Fate must have woke her
‘Cause lady luck she was
Waiting outside the door[Chorus:]I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
And I don’t intend on losing againToo bad it belonged to me
It was the wrong time
And not meant to be
It took a long time
And I knew for now
I can see the day
That I breath for
Friends agree there’s a need
To play the game
And to win again[Chorus:]
[repeat first line 5x’s]
[repeat last line 4x’s][Repeat Verse II][Chorus:]
[repeat first line 5x’s]

 

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For 6/16/19 ~ “Love Without End Amen”

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers and father figures out there!!  Time once again for #SLS.  Jim gives us the prompt of Dad/Father/Barbecue.

I went with classic country for my choice.  Written by songwriter Aaron Barker turned into a hit by George Strait.   It’s a real story written after Aaron’s 16 year old son was in a car wreck.  He wanted to give his son advice and it came out in the way of this song.

At first Aaron did not want to release the song to George because it was too personal for him.  He felt no one else could do justice.  Aaron’s mother and sister convinced him to do otherwise and the rest is history.

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For 6/9/19 ~ “Desire”

Jim have us Desire/Lust/Romance/Passion as the prompt.  “Bad Romance” was all I could think of but that song is my least favorite from Lady Gaga and the video is strange.  I did a little search and mostly came up with love songs.  I wanted something with the actual word finally landing on the following:

Writer(s): ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, PAUL HEWSON, LARRY MULLEN, U2

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For 6/2/19 ~ “Love Street”

Our prompt today is Avenue/Boulevard/Drive/Lane/Road/Street and I picked “Love Street” … a song by American rock band the Doors. It appears on their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun.

She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens

She has robes and she has monkeys
Lazy diamond studded flunkies
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you

She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you

I see you live on Love Street
There’s this store where the creatures meet
I wonder what they do in there
Summer Sunday and a year
I guess I like it fine, so far

She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens

La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

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For 5/26/19 ~ “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”

Time once again for #SLS.  Jim prompts us with Cool/Groovy/Hip/Nifty/Radical/Swell.  When overwhelmed with choices, I get stuck.  But variety is the spice of life as they say.  Think, think and think.  Just Google it!!!

Here you go without any further analysis paralysis, I give you a classic, quick, upbeat little ditty.

Writer(s): PAUL SIMON

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For 5/19/19 ~ “Dusk Till Dawn”

This week Jim gives us the prompts Dawn/Noon/Dusk/Midnight/Nocturnal/Diurnal.  Hmm.  Well nothing is jumping out at me.  After a quick search I found this contemporary song by ZAYN featuring Sia.   I can’t remember where I first heard this song.  Maybe on one of the dancing shows I watch.  Or someone on the Voice may have covered it.  The song is catchy.  Not necessarily memorable.  Yet the boy from One Direction does good.  The video below contains the lyrics.  Hope you enjoy.

Writer(s): greg kurstin, sia furler, zayn malik

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