Tiger in the Night -Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

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Tiger in the Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/zodiac-animals/

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Today, for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt to use any animal of the Zodiac. These are according to the Chinese calendar, and are:

Rat/Ox/Tiger/Rabbit/Dragon/Snake/Horse/Sheep/Monkey/ Rooster/Dog/Pig

There should be some great songs to listen to today, so thank you, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and hear some good music, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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This is a poem I wrote back in 2015, about the Tiger, which has always been my spirit animal.

I was born in a Tiger year!

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TIGER

In misty dreams you

Came to me

When I was only two or three.

A forest dark, and deep, and

Green, I wondered what my dreams

Could mean. You were my friend, my

Spirit kin…a guardian without, within…

I was born into your year, your Tiger Spirit

Always near. Magnificent eyes, shining bright, I

Weep at what now is your plight; endangered in this

Cruel world…victim of the weapons hurled. If only we could

Be at peace…return to dreams without surcease, to that mystery

Forest, in the night, we could try to make it right. I know that you will

Always be, in my dreams…a part of me … Tiger…my Spirit Animal …<3

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My painting of a tiger

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My mom’s painting of a tiger

Starting off with a slower song. As I was looking for Tiger songs I found this one, which is a new one for me. I really like it though, as it does remind me of my tiger dreams that I began having when I was very little.

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“Tiger in the Night”, by Katie Melua, is on her 2003 album, ‘Call Off the Search”. The music and lyrics are by Mike Batt.

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You are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
You are the one who keeps me strong in this worldYou sleep by the silent cooling streams
Down in the darkness of my dreams
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning brightI was the one who looked so hard I could not see
Now I could never live without the love you give to meI lived like a wild and lonely soul
Lost in a dream beyond control
You were the one who brought me home down to earthFor you are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning bright

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Found on LyricsWiki
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This song probably everyone has heard, and it’s a good one. She sings of being afraid, but then taking on the courage of the Tiger, and surviving all kinds of adversities that life may throw her way…with spirit and conviction that she will make it through.

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“Roar”, by Katy Perry, was released from her album, “Prism”, in 2013. It was written by Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, and Henry Walter, and is on the Capitol label.

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Verse 1]
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely

I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus ]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Verse 2]
Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee
I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Bridge]
Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar…

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

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Found on GeniusLyrics

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

12 responses »

  1. I love your and your mom’s tiger paintings. I was able to enlarge yours. That looks like the Chinese Tiger that is in the old Chinese art. I love it! I like your mom’s also. Is her protective spirit also the tiger? Both songs are awesome also, Barbara.

    • Thanks, Li!
      I’d looked at a picture in a magazine when I did this one. I have another one with a different view, too.
      I don’t know what my mom’s spirit animal was. She passed over 20 years ago now, but she was always painting in oils. Thanks for liking her painting. I did fix it so you can enlarge it, too. 🙂

      • Thanks for making your mom’s able to be enlarged. You inherited your mom’s artistic ability. What I like about the two is your mom’s tiger is resting and your tiger is pouncing.

      • Your welcome. It was easy, as I just took another photo of the painting instead of using one I’d posted before. It’s always hanging in our entryway and you see it as soon as you open the door. 🙂
        I think the one in the snow is probably a Siberian Tiger. I don’t know what the other one is, but maybe Bengal.

  2. That’s so awesome that you were born in the year of the Tiger and it’s your spirit animal. My mom is also a huge lover of Tigers. Despite being born under the snake, my spirit animal has always been the Black Panther. Like you, I had dreams of them when I was younger, but I can’t paint so I have to collect statues and other people’s art. Your painting is amazing! So, is your mom’s. A very talented family you have.

    • Thanks A.C.!
      I’m glad you like the paintings. Interesting thing about spirit animals, isn’t it, how they just make themselves known to us. I guess some people don’t think or believe in such things, but I do.
      Nice to have a black panther as yours. I have a large ceramic black panther my mom gave me many years ago. She did the tiger painting for me since she knew I like them so much. 🙂

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