#SLS for 3/22/20 ~ “Promises, Promises”

Jim prompts us with vow/oath/promise. I picked “Promises, Promises” because it’s from the 80s. Classic by one or two hit wonder Naked Eyes. New Wave was a thing for a while. Duh, Jill. They know that. More at the Wiki.

“Promises, Promises” Writers Peter Byrne and Rob Fisher

Never had a doubt in the beginning
Never a doubt
Trusted you true in the beginning
I loved you right through

Arm in arm we laughed like kids
At all the silly things we did

You made me promises, promises
Knowing I’d believe
Promises, promises
You knew you’d never keep

Second time around, I’m still believing
The words that you said
You said you’d always be here
“In love forever” still repeats in my head

You can’t finish what you start
If this is love it breaks my heart

You made me promises, promises
You knew you’d never keep
Promises, promises
Why do I believe?

Arm in arm we laughed like kids

At all the silly things we did
But you can’t finish what you start
If this is love it breaks my heart

You made me promises, promises
You knew you’d never keep
Promises, promises
Why do I believe
All of your promises
You knew you’d never keep
Promises, promises
Why do I believe?

Promises
Promises
Promises
Promises
Promises

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#SLS Part Deaux for 3/15/20 ~ “Give Me Love”

I mentioned I had a Plan C.  I know there is still time left but I am going off the grid to make egg rolls for the fam.  Thought I’d drop this here now.  Such a wonderful song by my favorite Beatle Mr. George Harrison.  Such good choices today.  Makes me believe Love and Peace will prevail.

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with
Heart and soul
Om m m m m m m m m m m m m m
M m m my lord . . .
Please take hold of my hand, that
I might understand you
Won’t you please
Oh won’t you
Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with
Heart and soul
Om m m m m m m m m m m m m m
M m m my lord . . .
Please take hold of my hand, that
I might understand you

#SLS for 3/15/20 “Something In the Air”

Our prompts today are Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send.   I have Sirius XM through June 1 which gives me long forgotten about options.  Since my audio book is done, I have tuned into Underground Garage most often.  I’ve been contemplating my choices for over a week.  I was all set to use Elvis’ “Return to Sender”.  Even without the exact prompt words I felt it fit the theme.

But then today, apropos to the current state of affairs, this gem pops on as we make our way to the grocery store for our weekly purchase.  We are not deviating from the norm though we’ll likely be affected by those who are going bonkers.  Get a grip people!  Oh yeah, I could’ve used that one too – Aerosmith’s “Get a Grip”.   Anywho.  This right here and songs in general make it all better even the tad bit wonky piano segment.  lol.

Here are the lyrics:

Call out the instigator
Because there’s something in the air
We’ve got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution’s here
And you know it’s right
And you know that it’s right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together, now

Run through the fields and houses
Because there’s something in the air
We’ve got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution’s here
And you know it’s right
And you know that it’s right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together, now

Call out the instigator
Because there’s something in the air
We’ve got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution’s here
And you know it’s right
And you know that it’s right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together, now

Recorded by Thunderclap Newman, written by Speedy Keen. More details at the wiki 

P.S. I also have my plan B, now renamed Plan C that I will post tonight if I don’t see it played by someone else.

As always, more to come.

#SLS for 3/8/20 ~ “Wild, Wild West”

The prompt this week is north/south/east/west. The song I picked has all four words but west is primary. Wild West to be specific 😂. I’ve also included a link to the wiki. This song to me is 80s gold. Hope you enjoy 😊

“Wild, Wild West”

Forty seven dead beats living in the back street
North, east, west, south, all in the same house
Sitting in a back room, waiting for the big boom
I’m in a bedroom waiting for my baby

She’s so mean but I don’t care
I love her eyes and her wild, wild hair
Dance to the beat that we love best
Heading for the nineties
Living in the wild, wild west
The wild, wild west (wild west)

Well, Mandy’s in the backroom, handing out Valium
Sheriff’s on the airwaves, talking to the D.J.’s
Forty seven heartbeats beating like a drum
Got to live it up, live it up, Ronnie’s got a new gun

She’s so mean but I don’t care
I love her eyes and her wild, wild hair
Dance to the beat that we love best
Heading for the nineties
Living in the wild, wild west
The wild, wild west (wild west) Yeow

Now put your flags in the air and march them up and down
You can live it up, live it up all over the town
And turn to the left, turn to the right
I don’t care as long as she comes tonight

She’s so mean but I don’t care
I love her eyes and her wild, wild hair
Dance to the beat that we love best
Heading for the nineties
Living in the wild, wild west
The wild, wild west
The wild, wild west (wild west)
Yeow, wild west

Brrrr, here come a musical disc
‘Cause some people them a-keep waitin’ for
This one’s called the outlaw, wow
They want me
Ride the rhythm like me ridin’ a bike
Shine on me
Murder me chatter when me chat on the mic
Shorties thought this could keep them rockin’ ’til the broad daylight
And here comes the Escape Club to rock it all night, say

Live it up, live it up
Live it up, live it up

Living in the wild, wild west
The wild, wild west
The wild, wild west
The wild, wild west
(Wild west)

Heading for the nineties, living in the eighties
Screaming in a back room, waiting for the big boom
Give me, give me wild west, give me, give me safe sex
Give me love, give me love, give me time to live it up

Now put your flags in the air and march them up and down
You can live it up, live it up all over the town
And turn to the left, turn to the right
I don’t care as long as she comes tonight

She’s so mean but I don’t care
I love her eyes and her wild, wild hair
Dance to the beat that we like best
Heading for the nineties
Living in the wild, wild west
The wild, wild west
The wild, wild west (wild west)
Yeow, wild west

Writers: Amos Pizzey-Shapiro / John Christoforou / John Holliday / Milan Zekavica / Trevor Steel

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#SLS for 2/23/20 ~ “The Hand That Feeds”

Good morning folks.  Today Jim prompts us with Ankles/Hands/Feet/Fingers/Toes/Wrists.  I’ve been thinking about a possible song but have up empty from my memory banks.  Therefore I started searching and went with this new to me NIN “The Hand That Feeds”

Writer(s): Trent Reznor
You’re keeping in step
In the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
Cause you do
What you’re told
But inside your heart it is black and it’s hollow and it’s cold

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

What if this whole crusade’s
A charade
And behind it all there’s a price to be paid
For the blood
On which we dine
Justified in the name of the holy and the divine

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

So naive
I keep holding on to what I want to believe
I can see
But I keep holding on and on and on and on

[8X]
Will you bite the hand that feeds you?
Will you stay down on your knees?

#SLS for 02/16/20 ~ “Should I Stay or Should I Go” & If You Leave”

Well Jim gives us come/go/leave/stay.  I didn’t pick “Should I Stay or Should I Go” since I was positive someone else would.  Best I can tell no one else did.  Oh well.  Guess I will have to conduct a two-fer.  Lyrics within and wiki deets.

Oh I meant I need to conduct a three-fer.  As luck would have it, driving back from the grocery store I heard this Pretty in Pink Classic … “If You Leave” by Orchestral Man oeuvres in The Dark or OMD.  More wiki deets.  I absolutely love this song and the movie.  Lyrics within.  Hope you enjoy.

#SLS for 2/16/20 ~ “The Archer”

Jim gives us Come/Go/Leave/Stay as prompts. I immediately think of the Clash classic “Should I Stay or Should I Go” made popular again by Stranger Things. I didn’t go that route though assuming there’d be several repeats. Instead I picked “The Archer” written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff. Performed by Taylor Swift. Lyrics within. Hope you enjoy.

 More on the Wiki

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