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The Quiet Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Duets

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The Quiet Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Duets

 

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The prompt today for SLS is find a song sung by a duet.

Thanks for the prompt today, Jim, and for hosting this weekly musical challenge. You keep it interesting.

Join in, and also see other entries by clicking the link below. It’s fun!

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/i-am-not-here/

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Today we have songs performed by two people in a duet. There are many artists that collaborate like this, and they usually are very good. For mine today, since it’s for duets, I give you a duet of songs by the same couple. Enjoy! 🙂

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Kasey Chambers is one of our favorite singers, and we have several of her albums. She and Shane Nicholson, who she duets with on these songs, were married in 2005, have two children, but separated after eight years.

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In October 2013, the album, “Wreck & Ruin”, won Best Country Album at the 2013 ARIA Awards

“The Quiet Life”, is the second single from Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson’s duet album, “Wreck & Ruin”. Producers are Nash Chambers, Kasey Chambers, and Shane Nicholson. It is on the Liberation Music & Sugar Hill Records labels.

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We could be the talk of the town tonight
Carry home your shoes in the morning light
Or we could just stay here a while
Wrapped up in the quiet life
We could sail away to Tobago
Fly across the Gulf of Mexico
Or we could just stay here a while
Wrapped up in the quiet life
Now and then I’m loving the world again
And I’ll be fine living in the quiet life
We could get a job on the movie screen
Smile on the cover of a magazine
Or we could just be man and wife
Happy in the quiet life
Where the clock don’t move so quick
Where the water don’t make you sick
Traffic don’t keep you up at night
Here in the quiet life
Now and then I’m loving the world again
And I’ll be fine living in the quiet life
Living in the quiet life
Sleeping by a firelight
Maybe I could make you smile
In the quiet life
We could be the talk of the town tonight

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Lyrics found on songisite

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From a Wiki article:

In 2008, Nicholson joined with wife Kasey Chambers for the critically acclaimed Rattlin’ Bones roots/country album, which debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA charts, achieved platinum-plus sales and eventually won an ARIA Award for Best Country release in Australia in 2008 and also receive five Golden Guitar Awards in Australia in 2009.

“Rattlin’ Bones”, by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson.

 

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[Chorus]
Smoke don’t rise, fuel don’t burn
Sun don’t shine no more
Late one night, sorrow come round
Scratching at my door
But I cut my hands and break my back
Draggin’ this bag of stones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones

[Verse 1]
Left my home and left my love
Caught on a rusty nail
Devil rose up heavy with gold
My soul’s not for sale
Then a holy man in a house of God
He offered me a book of prayer
But when I left my home and I left my love
Left my faith back there

[Chorus]
Smoke don’t rise, fuel don’t burn
Sun don’t shine no more
Late one night, sorrow come round
Scratchin’ at my door
But I cut my hands and break my back
Draggin’ this bag of stones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones

Shut my eyes and hang my head
Darkness makes no sound
Climb it up, bottom there
Earth’s on the way back down
When a sadness falls on the morning bird
Wonder what the day will bring
But I shut my eyes and hang my head
At least that bird can sing

[Chorus]
Smoke don’t rise, fuel don’t burn
Sun don’t shine no more
Late one night, sorrow come round
Scratchin’ at my door
But I cut my hands and break my back
Draggin’ this bag of stones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Three Things Challenge # 7

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Three Things Challenge # 7

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/three-things-challenge-pl7/

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Today’s prompt: keyboard, bananas, rattle

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Thanks for the fun prompt words today, Paula!

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I give you a little bit of everything for today’s challenge prompt words. Hope you find something you like be it the quote, the story I wrote back in 2015, or the cool song & video! 🙂

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Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.  ~ Wassily Kandinsky
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LOVELY LEANN

She was a cool girl, tall and shapely, with curves in all the right places. She wore yellow. It was her signature color. Occasionally she’d accessorize with green and brown, depending on her mood of the day.

Her place of residence was the trendy “Countertop Apartments” … on the top floor of high end suites, where a varied group of like minded souls called home.

She wasn’t the first of her family that had lived here. She came from a long line of beauties, going back for generations. On the outside, she seemed a bit tough, but she had to be. Her innate vulnerability caused her to bruise easily. To get to know her, you’d have to peel back the layers to reach her soft, inner loveliness. However, she was not above laughing at her own shortcomings.

As a well known stunt actress, she took her lumps, and didn’t mind that her work further stereotyped her. The clichés were obvious, and yet endeared her to her adoring fans. At one point in her career, she somehow slipped into a series of movies, featuring chimpanzees and orangutans. At first she was intimidated by them, but they were friendly enough, even as they stole the spotlight. Later, she enjoyed the success it brought about, and besides, it was fun and paid the bills.

This exposure eventually led to lucrative roles as a performance artist…a crazy model, letting people cover her with chocolate sauce, coconut flakes, and once even being frozen for a magician’s show. The best, though, was being named performer of the year, and given her own brand of dessert*, a song* written just for her, and a slot in a slang dictionary, as a new word*.

Her down time was mainly spent at home, where she could indulge freely in rest and relaxation. She liked to hang out with her friends, which included a motley mix of fresh, fruitful young gals and guys, to even the crusty old timers, with plenty of ‘bread’ to spend. At the condo she called home, there was never a lack of activities and fun to be pursued, and coffee was available round the clock, to everyone’s delight.

All in all, Leann was living her dream, as she was destined to do. She was top Banana!

*dessert = Banana Split

*song = “Banana Boat Song”

*word = Bananas! as in going bananas…

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Note: All the above was sparked by a little label I saw on a banana, as I was getting my morning cereal. It was a sticker that said “Learn…”, but I only glanced at it and thought it said Leann. For a minute I thought…what? They’re naming bananas now, like they put names on the coke cans? Anyway, it made me laugh so much, that the cats came to see what was up with the crazy lady that interrupted their nap, with all the noise…laughing and snorting at a misread label on a banana.

And yes, I ate it and enjoyed every lovely bite…sorry Leann! 🙂IMG_0976

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“Rattlin’ Bones”, by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, was released from their album of the same name, in 2008. It was written by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, and is on the Liberation label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS