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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For 4/21/19 ~ “Mr. Blue Sky”

Jim gave us the prompts of seasons, winter, spring, summer or fall.  Thank Jim!!!

I picked spring.

What embodies spring better than Mr. Blue Sky by ELO? The video screams springtime as well. Welcome back Mr. Blue Sky. This is an homage to my friends in the Northeast and Midwest. Your winter sucked this year.  Well unless you enjoy ice, sleet and snow 🙂

Writer(s): J. LYNNE

Morning! Today’s forecast calls for blue skies

Sun is shining in the sky
There ain’t a cloud in sight
It’s stopped raining
Everybody’s in the play
And don’t you know
It’s a beautiful new day
Hey ay ay!

Runnin’ down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly
In the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mr. Blue
Sky is living here today
Hey ay ay!

Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration
Mr. Blue Sky’s up there waitin’
And today
Is the day we’ve waited for
Ooorrr

Oh, Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Hey there Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Mister Blue Sky!
Mister Blue Sky
Mister Blue Sky-yiy!

Mr. Blue you did it right
But soon comes Mr. Night
Creeping over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind
I’ll remember you this
I’ll remember you this way!

Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there Mr. Blue (Sky)
We’re so pleased to be with you (Sky)
Look around see what you do (Blue)
Everybody smiles at you

[Instrumental]

[Choir singing]

[Robotic voice:]
Please. Turn. Me. Ov-er

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