#SLS ~ 9/19/21

This week is Delightful, Pleasant, Sweet suggested by Paula Light of Light Motifs II. Thanks Jim for hosting. I picked the UB40 cover of Red, Red, Wine. Songwriter Neil Diamond. Enjoy!

Red, red wine goes to my head
Makes me forget that I still need her so

Red, red wine, it’s up to you
All I can do I’ve done
Memories won’t go, memories won’t go

I’d have sworn that with time
Thoughts of you leave my head
I was wrong, now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don’t let me be alone
It’s tearing apart my blue heart

I’d have sworn that with time
Thoughts of you leave my head
I was wrong, now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don’t let me be alone
It’s tearing apart my blue heart

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine
You keep me rockin’ all of the time
Red red wine, you make me feel so grand
I feel a million dollar when you’re just in my hand
Red red wine, you make me feel so sad
Any time I see you go, it make me feel bad
Red red wine, you make me feel so fine
Monkey pack him Rizla pon the sweet Dep line

Red red wine, weh give me whole heap of zing
Whole heap of zing, make me do my own thing
Red red wine, you really know how fi love
Your kind of lovin’ like a blessing from above
Red red wine, I loved you right from the start
Right from the start, and with all of my heart
Red red wine inna eighties style
Red red wine inna modern beat style

Yeah

Give me a likkle time, let me clear up mi mind
Give me a likkle time, let me clear up mi mind
Give me red wine, the kind make me feel fine
You make me feel fine all of the time
Red red wine, you make me feel so fine
Monkey pack him Rizla pon the sweet Dep line
The line broke, the money get choked
Bun bad ganja pon him likkle rowing boat
Red red wine, I’m gonna hold on to you
Hold on to you ’cause I know yuh love truth
Red red wine, I’m gonna love you til’ I die
Love you ’til I die, and that’s no lie
Red red wine, can’t get you out mi mind
Wherever you may be, I’ll surely find
I’ll surely find, make no fuss, just leave us

Give me a little time, let me clear out my mind
Give me a little time, let me clear out my mind
Give me red wine, the kind make me feel fine
You make me feel fine all of the time
Red red wine, you make me feel so fine
Monkey back and ease up on the sweet deadline
The line broke, the money get choked
Bun bad ganja pon him likkle rowing boat

Red red wine, you really know how fi love
Your kind of lovin’ like a blessing from above
Red red wine, I loved you right from the start
Right from the start, and with all of my heart
Red red wine, weh give me whole heap of zing
Whole heap of zing, make me do my own thing
Red red wine inna eighties style
Red red wine inna modern beat style

Yeah

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine
You keep me rockin’ all of the time
Red red wine, you make me feel so grand
I feel a million dollar when you’re just in my hand
Red red wine, you make me feel so sad
Any time I see you go, it make me feel bad

#SLS ~ 9/12/21

Jim as suggested by Lady A prompts us with Devoted, Faithful, Honorable, Loyal, True. I’m going sentimental. I picked True Love Ways. Songwriters Buddy Holly and Norman Petty.

Just you know why
Why you and I
Will bye and bye
Know true love ways

Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care

Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care

Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways

Here’s a little more from the Wiki.

#SLS ~ 9/5/21

Jim gives us Carnival, Festival, Gala, Jamboree, Party suggested by Lady A. I went with when the party’s over sung by Billie Eilish. Written by her brother Finneas Baird O’Connell. Party is mentioned once in the song but it’s not festive. Such is life sometimes. I still love her voice and this live song. Finneas on piano is bonus score.

Don’t you know I’m no good for you?
I’ve learned to lose you, can’t afford to
Tore my shirt to stop you bleedin’
But nothin’ ever stops you leavin’

Quiet when I’m comin’ home and I’m on my own
I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that
I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that

Don’t you know too much already?
I’ll only hurt you if you let me
Call me friend but keep me closer (call me back)
And I’ll call you when the party’s over

Quiet when I’m comin’ home and I’m on my own
And I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that
Yeah, I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that

But nothin’ is better sometimes
Once we’ve both said our goodbyes
Let’s just let it go
Let me let you go

Quiet when I’m comin’ home and I’m on my own
I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that
I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that

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#SLS Part 2 ~ 8/29/21

Part of self-care for me is listening to music. I made it through the whole list and didn’t see this song though the pretender was used often. Here is same title different lyrics. The Pretender by the Foo Fighters. Writer(s): Grohl David Eric, Hawkins Oliver Taylor, Mendel Nate, Shiflett Christopher. If it’s a repeat my apologies. The energy coming from the band is contagious. I just had to share. More at the Wiki

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in again
They need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are at the ready
Are you ready?
I’m finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance, that whole defense 
Spinning infinity, boy
The wheel is spinning me
It’s never-ending, never-ending
Same old story

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say that I’ll never surrender?

In time or so I’m told
I’m just another soul for sale, oh well
The page is out of print
We are not permanent, we’re
Temporary, temporary
Same old story

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

I’m the voice inside your head
You refuse to hear
I’m the face that you have to face
Mirroring your stare
I’m what’s left
I’m what’s right
I’m the enemy
I’m the hand that’ll take you down
Bring you to your knees 
So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend

What if I say I’m not like the others? 
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

What if I say I’m not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all)
You’re the pretender
(Pretend)
What if I say I will never surrender?
What if I say I’m not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all)
You’re the pretender
(Pretend)
What if I say I will never surrender?
So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

#SLS ~ 8/29/21

Jim prompts us with Fraud, Hypocrite, Phony, Pretender, Snob suggested by Angie Trafford. Thanks Angie & Jim. I picked Fake It by Seether. Songwriters: John Stephen Humphrey / Shaun Morgan Welgemoed / Dale William Stewart. We played this song on a loop back in the day since it dared to have the eff word in it. More at the wiki I hope you enjoy!

Who’s to know if your soul will fade at all
The one you sold to fool the world
You lost your self-esteem along the way
Yeah

[Chorus:]
Good god you’re coming up with reasons
Good god you’re dragging it out
Good god it’s the changing of the seasons
I feel so raped
So follow me down
And just fake it if you’re out of direction
Fake it if you don’t belong here
Fake it if you feel like affection
Woah you’re such a fucking hypocrite

And you should know that the lies won’t hide your flaws
No sense in hiding all of yours
You gave up on your dreams along the way
Yeah

[Chorus]

Whoah
Whoah

I can fake with the best of anyone
I can fake with the best of em all
I can fake with the best of anyone
I can fake it all

Who’s to know if your soul will fade at all
The one you sold to fool the world
You lost your self-esteem along the way
Yeah

[Chorus]

Fake it if you’re out of direction
Fake it if you don’t belong here
Fake it if you feel like infection
Woah you’re such a fucking hypocrite

#SLS ~ 8/22/21

Jim prompts us with sport songs. MY first thought was a line from Grease. When the principal says over the loudspeaker If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. Anyways, moving on to my song today. I picked Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne. It’s a song often played during T-shirt tosses or flight squadron demonstrations at basketball games. Any song that gets the crowd going is good by me.

I see your dirty face
Hide behind your collar
What is done in vain
Truth is hard to swallow

So you pray to God
To justify the way
You live a lie, live a lie, live a lie

And you take your time
And you do your crime
Well, you made your bet
I made mine

Because when I arrive
I, I’ll bring the fire
Make you come alive
I can take you higher
What this is, forgot?
I must now remind you
Let it rock, let it rock, let it rock

[Kevin Rudolph]
Now the son’s disgraced
He, who knew his father
When he cursed his name
Turned, and chased the dollar
But it broke his heart
So he stuck his middle finger
To the world, to the world, to the world

And you take your time
And you stand in line
Well you’ll get what’s yours
I got mine

Because when I arrive
I, I’ll bring the fire
Make you come alive
I can take you higher
What this is, forgot?
I must now remind you
Let it rock, let it rock, let it rock

[Lil Wayne]
Yeah!
Wayne’s World
Planet Rock
Panties drop
And the tops
And she gonna rock ’til the camera stop
And I sing about angels like Angela (rock)
And Pamela (rock)
And Samantha (rock)
And Amanda (rock)
And Tamara (rock)
Ménage à moi
I’m in here like, “Bitch, what’s up?”
Mechanic, me, I can fix you up
I can dick you up
I can dick you down
Shorty we can go wherever just pick a town
And the jewelry is louder than an engine sound
Big-ass rocks like on the ground
Dirty like socks that’s on the ground
Weezy

Because when I arrive
I, I’ll bring the fire
Make you come alive
I can take you higher
What this is, forgot?
I must now remind you
Let it rock, let it rock, let it rock

Because when I arrive
I, I’ll bring the fire
Make you come alive
I can take you higher
What this is, forgot?
I must now remind you
Let it rock, let it rock, let it rock

Just let it rock, let it rock, let it rock, let it rock

[Lil Wayne]
I’m back like I forgot something
I’m something
Ruling rock rubbin’ rap runnin’
Miles like I’m trying to get a flat stomach
Like Wayne the personal trainer
My aim is perfect I’ll bang ya
Period, like the reminder

[Kevin Rudolph]
I wish I could be
As cruel as you
And I wish I could say
The things you do

But I can’t and I won’t live a lie
No, not this time

Writer(s): Dwayne Carter and Kevin Rudolf

And because I think dancing is a sport, here is a bonus video from So You Think You Can Dance

#SLS ~ 8/15/21

Jim prompts with Danger, Fear, Horror, Nightmare, Terror. Oh the places we could go! I picked what I believe to be a classic. Not sure if we’ll have multiples but I’m tossing this song out there regardless. I’m feeling a 70s vibe. I did find an abridged version to stay within my own self imposed rule of under 5 minutes. Damn if that guitar solo doesn’t get you moving, not sure what will.

Without further ado, (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by American band Blue Oyster Cult. Song Writer:  Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser who wrote this while imagining an untimely death for himself. Thank goodness he’s still with us.

All our times have come
Here but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain
We can be like they are

Come on, baby (don’t fear the reaper)
Baby, take my hand (don’t fear the reaper)
We’ll be able to fly (don’t fear the reaper)
Baby, I’m your man

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

Valentine is done
Here but now they’re gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity (Romeo and Juliet)
40, 000 men and women everyday (like Romeo and Juliet)
40, 000 men and women everyday (redefine happiness)
Another 40, 000 coming everyday (we can be like they are)

Come on, baby (don’t fear the reaper)
Baby, take my hand (don’t fear the reaper)
We’ll be able to fly (don’t fear the reaper)
Baby, I’m your man

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

Love of two is one
Here but now they’re gone
Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn’t go on

Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared
Saying don’t be afraid

Come on, baby (and she had no fear)
And she ran to him (then they started to fly)
They looked backward and said goodbye (she had become like they are)
She had taken his hand (she had become like they are)
Come on, baby (don’t fear the reaper)

#SLS ~ 8/8/21

Today Jim gives us Fate, Fortune, Luck. I Picked Freewill by Rush Songwriters: Alex Lifeson / Geddy Lee Weinrib. My first concert was the Moving Pictures Tour so this song #3 on the set list will always hold a special place in my heart.

There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance

A planet of playthings, we dance on the strings of powers we cannot perceive
The stars aren’t aligned or the Gods are malign, blame is better to give than receive

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them they weren’t born in Lotus Land

All preordained, a prisoner in chains, a victim of venomous fate
Kicked in the face, you can pray for a place, in heaven’s unearthly estate

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

Each of us, a cell of awareness, imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends with uncertain ends on a fortune hunt that’s far too fleet

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

#SLS ~ 8/1/21

The year is flying by at quite the usual rate. Is that an oxymoron? Can something be both fast and measured?

Let’s move along shall we?

Jim prompts us with Alluring, Beautiful, Charming, Graceful, Seductive. As Lulu Belle and I were riding around yesterday, the song I picked came on the radio and my was choice sealed. I hadn’t heard the song in a while. The message is good though and always nice to hear again. Before the transformation, and even a little bit after, and even now I guess, she needs this reinforcement from the BF.

Oh! I guess I need to name the song huh? I went with What Makes You Beautiful Writer(s): Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, performed by One Direction (1D). 1D was a flash in the pan (my own two cents) though individually some (think Harry Styles) have made it big and are still contemporary. I think? Ah what do I know?

LuLu have an almost 1D sighting story. On our first trip to NYC, we were strolling along in Times Square and a crowd of screaming girls ran by us shouting all sorts of unintelligible squeaks. Lulu was able to make out that they were chasing 1D who had just played a concert there the night before. We turned to follow maybe a few steps then decided we’d never catch up. Plus, their fans were rabid. No one had time for that noise. We turned back around to our destination, the local TGI Fridays, to get our grub on. The place was empty except for the staff. They had just reopened after shutting down the place for none other than (you guessed it) One Direction.

Alright enough blathering. Here is the video. Hope you enjoy.

[Liam:]
You’re insecure
Don’t know what for
You’re turning heads when you walk through the door
Don’t need make-up
To cover up
Being the way that you are is enough

[Harry:]
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

[All:]
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know
Oh, oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
If only you saw what I can see
You’d understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know
Oh, oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh, oh
That’s what makes you beautiful

[Zayn:]
So c-come on
You got it wrong
To prove I’m right
I put it in a song
I don’t know why
You’re being shy
And turn away when I look into your eye-eye-eyes

[Harry]
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

[All:]
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
If only you saw what I can see
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh oh

[Harry:]
That’s what makes you beautiful

Nana nana nana nana
Nana nana nana nana
Nana nana nana nana

[Harry:]
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell

[All:]
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful

Baby, you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful (Oh)
If only you saw what I can see
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately
([Harry:] desperately)
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
Oh oh

[Harry:]
That’s what makes you beautiful

#SLS ~ 7/25/21

Jim by way of Melanie prompts us with Automobile, Car, Jalopy. Oh the places we could go! Not to be overly obvious, I went with Fast Car by Tracy L Chapman. The voice of an angel. Such a sadness in this song but maybe that is what makes it relatable. Have you every wished you could just drive away?

By Tracy L Chapman

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

See my old man’s got a problem
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
His body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to take care of him
So I quit school and that’s what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising, entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

As always, more to come.