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18 And Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Gun

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18 And Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Gun

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This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics of Bomb, Gun, Knife, Weapon. .

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/01/15/you-cant-say-bomb-on-a-plane/

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Skid Row has had a lot of good songs, and this one is, too. This one tells about a teen who is completely out of control at home and in the community. He causes and is in trouble all the time. He somehow gets a gun and is showing off with it with a friend, but either they have an argument or by accident he shoots and kills the friend. The consequences were that he was sent to prison for life.

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From a Wiki article:

18 and Life” is a song by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released in June 1989 as the second single from their self titled debut album. The song is the band’s biggest hit, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It was certified Gold on September 13, 1989, when it sold 500,000 copies.[1] The song also charted at No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.[4]

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“18 And Life”, by Skid Row was released in 1989 on their album, “Skid Row”. It was written by Rachel Bolan and Dave Sabo.

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Ricky was a young boy
He had a heart of stone
Lived 9 to 5 and he worked
His fingers to the bone
Just barely out of school
He came from the edge of town
Fought like a switchblade
So no one could take him down, oh no
He had no money
No, no good at home
He walked the streets a soldier
And he fought the world alone and now it’s
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time and it’s
18 and life to go
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time
And it’s 18 and life to go
Tequila in his heartbeat
His veins full of gasoline
He kept his motor running
But it never kept him clean
They say he loved adventure
Ricky’s the wild one
He married trouble
And had a courtship with a gun
Bang-bang shoot ’em up
The party never ends
You can’t think of dying
When the bottle’s your best friend and now it’s
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time and it’s
18 and life to go
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time
And it’s 18 and life to go, ye-yeah
Accidents will happen?
They all heard Ricky say
He fired his six-shot to the wind
That child blew a child away, ye-yeah
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time and it’s
18 and life to go
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know
Your crime is time
And it’s 18 and life to go
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Rachel Bolan Southworth / David Michael Sabo / Sebastian Phillip Bierk / Scott L Mulvehill / Robert J Affuso
18 and Life lyrics © Wordiks Music, New Jersey Underground
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You Were On My Mind – Song Lyric Sunday – Worry

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You Were On My Mind – Song Lyric Sunday – Worry

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/01/08/a-little-lamb/

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This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics of Concern, Fear, Fret, Worry suggested by Fandango of This, That and the Other.

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After thinking about songs with this theme I remembered this oldie! It’s a good one I think, which I remember hearing a lot back then.

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From a Wiki article:

You Were on My Mind” is a popular song written by Sylvia Fricker in 1961.[1] It was originally recorded by Ian & Sylvia, but better known versions were recorded by We Five and Crispian St. Peters.

In 1965, the song was covered in an up-tempo version, with slightly altered lyrics and melody, by the California pop quintet We Five. Their recording reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1965 and topped the Billboard easy listening chart for five weeks.[2] Billboard ranked the record as the No. 4 song of 1965.[3] The performance by We Five is noteworthy for the gradual buildup in intensity, starting off somewhat flowing and gentle, increasing in intensity in the third stanza and remaining so through the fourth stanza. The fifth and final stanza starts off gently and concludes very intensely, ending with a series of guitar chords.

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“You Were On My Mind”, by We Five, can be found on their 1965 album of the same name. It was written by Sylvia Fricker and Frank Werber.

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When I woke up this morning
You were on my mind…
And
You were on my mind
I got troubles, whoa-oh
I got worries, whoa-oh
I got wounds to bind
So I went to the corner
Just to ease my pains
Just to ease my pains
I got troubles, whoa-oh
I got worries, whoa-oh
I came home again
But I woke up this morning
You were on my mind…
And
You were on my mind
Yeah, I got troubles, whoa-oh
I got worries, whoa-oh
I got wounds to bind
Hey, I got a feelin’
Down in my shoes…
Said uh
Way down in my shoes…
Yeah, I got to ramble, whoa-oh
I got to move on, whoa-oh
I got to walk away my blues
When I woke up this morning
You were on my mind…
And
You were on my mind…
Hey, I got troubles, whoa-oh
I got worries, whoa-oh
I got wounds to bind…
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: S. Fricker
You Were On My Mind lyrics © Salt Music
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Circus Boy – Song Lyric Sunday – Circus/Show/Entertainment

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Song Lyric Sunday

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This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics associated with the circus, entertainment, and show.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/01/01/a-really-big-shoe/

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Today I chose to go with the prompt word ‘circus’. I remembered I loved a TV show when I was a kid, “Circus Boy”. I didn’t remember if it had a theme song, so I looked around and sure enough it did! Yay!

It even had the star of the show (to me, anyway) Mickey Dolenz, singing along in one clip with the cast of the show. Of course later on he became one of the members of the singing group The Monkees, and also they had a TV show that was pretty funny.

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Circus Boy was an American adventure family western that aired in prime time on NBC, and then on ABC, from 1956 to 1958. It was then rerun by NBC on Saturday mornings, from 1958 to 1960.[1]

Set in the late 1890s, the title of the series refers to a boy named Corky. After his parents, “The Flying Falcons,” were killed in a trapeze accident, young Corky (Micky Dolenz – billed at the time as Micky Braddock) was adopted by Joey the Clown (Noah Beery, Jr.), and the whole Burke and Walsh Circus family.

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“Circus Boy” theme song music and composer was Hal Hopper and Victor McLeod

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It’s big, it’s colossal, it’s the best show on earth,
the circus will be in town today…
You’ll wanna have a lemonade,
You’ll wanna see the big parade,
You’ll wanna hear the calliope play!

It’s great, it’s terrific, it’s the best show on earth,
nothing could top it anywhere…
You’ll get a chance to laugh and play,
You’ll have a heart that’s young and gay,
And you’ll have a happy holiday!

It’s great to make believe
that you’re the dare devil fellow on the high trapeze…
As far above the crowd,
you’ll catch your high flyin’ partner with the greatest of ease.

Or you can be a clown…
a happy face pagliatchy happy circus clown,
dressed up in those silly clothes,
with a big red funny nose,
When the mighty circus comes to town!

It’s grand, it’s tremendous,it’s the best show on earth,
so go buy a ticket right away,
You’ll get a chance to laugh and play,
You’ll have a heart that’s young and gay,
And you’ll have a happy holiday!

“Circus Boy Theme Song”
Composers: Harold S. (“Hal”) Hopper , with lyrics by Victor McLeod

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Before He Cheats – Song Lyric Sunday – Revenge

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Before He Cheats – Song Lyric Sunday – Revenge

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This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics associated with Anger, Frustration, Furious, Irritated, Mad, Provoked, Revenge suggested by Amy Braun, ai love music aisasami.

 

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week. Thanks, Amy Braun, ai love music aisasami . , for the theme! 🙂

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/rage/

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I like a lot of Carrie Underwood’s songs. This one tells of what she did to get back in revenge on a cheating boyfriend. The video is good. I’m sure I’d never do this, for this reason, but it would be kind of fun to smash up a car.

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From a Wiki article:

Before He Cheats” is a song written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear and the third wide-release single from Carrie Underwood‘s debut studio album, Some Hearts (2005). It was the fifth release from the album overall. The song tells the story of a woman taking revenge on her potentially unfaithful boyfriend/husband.

The song has received a number of accolades. At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, Underwood won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the song’s writers won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.[7][8] It received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year as well. It was also named the 2007 Single of the Year by the Country Music Association Awards. It ranked on CMT’s 40 Greatest Songs of the Decade at number 25, along with Underwood’s other signature hit, “Jesus, Take the Wheel“, which ranked number four.

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“Before He Cheats”, by Carrie Underwood, can be found on her 2005 album, “Some Hearts”. It was written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear, and is on the Arista label.

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Lyrics
Right now, he’s probably slow dancin’
With a bleached-blond tramp and she’s probably gettin’ frisky
Right now, he’s probably buyin’ her some fruity little drink
‘Cause she can’t shoot whiskey
Right now, he’s probably up behind her with a pool-stick
Showin’ her how to shoot a combo
And he don’t know
I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights
I slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats
Right now, she’s probably up singing some
White-trash version of Shania karaoke
Right now, she’s probably sayin’ “I’m drunk”
And he’s a-thinkin’ that he’s gonna get lucky
Right now, he’s probably dabbin’ on
Three dollars worth of that bathroom Polo
Oh, and he don’t know
That I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights
I slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats
I might have saved a little trouble for the next girl
A-’cause the next time that he cheats
Oh, you know it won’t be on me
No, not on me
‘Cause I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights
I slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats
Oh, maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats
Oh, before he cheats
Oh-oh
Source: Musixmatch
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Deep Blue – Song Lyric Sunday – Electronic Communication

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Deep Blue – Song Lyric Sunday – Electric Communication

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This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics associated with electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV)

 

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week. Thanks, Amy Braun, ai love music aisasami . , for the theme! 🙂

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/12/18/adapt-or-become-obsolete/

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Here’s a new (for me) song I found and I like it a lot. It’s by Arcade Fire and called, “Deep Blue”. It seems to be speaking to the prevalence of computers, cell phones and television taking on more and more of doing our (human) thinking for us. Artificial Intelligence is getting smarter every day. Will they someday replace our own thinking brains? Scary thought isn’t it!

The last part of the song (about the 3:00 point) suggests we put down our cell phones and laptops occasionally and think for ourselves! Good advice!

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  • The title of this song refers to the chess-playing super computer developed by IBM that defeated grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1996. The song treats the triumph of technology over human as a generational loss of innocence.
  • This was used in the 2014 movie Boyhood, starring Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette.

Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov was a pair of six-game chess matches between the world chess champion Garry Kasparov and an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_versus_Garry_Kasparov

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The Suburbs is the third studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on August 2, 2010

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Here in my place and time
And here in my own skin I can finally begin
Let the century pass me by, standing under the night sky
Tomorrow means nothing
I was only a child then
Feeling barely alive when
I heard a song from a speaker of a passing car
Praying to a dying star, the memories fading
I can almost remember singing( La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
We watched the end of the century
Compressed on a tiny screen
A dead star collapsing and we could see
Something was ending
Are you through pretending?
We saw the signs in the suburbs
You could have never predicted that it could see through you
Kasparov, Deep Blue, 1996
Your mind’s playing tricks now
Show’s over so take a bow
And leave it in the shadows (La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
(Oh, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
Hey
Put the cellphone down for a while
In the night there is something wild
Can you hear it breathing?
And hey
Put the laptop down for a while
In the night there is something wild
I feel it, it’s leaving me
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: William Butler / Win Butler / Regine Chassagne / Jeremy Gara / Tim Kingsbury / Richard R Parry
Deep Blue lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Our House – Song Lyric Sunday

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Our House – Song Lyric Sunday

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This week the theme is songs that feature  This week the theme is songs that are about House, Room, Kitchen, Shower, Attic also suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II. https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2021/12/05/sls-house/

 

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week. Thanks, Paula, for the theme! 🙂

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/12/04/hgtv/

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This is a good song I’ve always liked. It just seems so nice that whoever might be living in the house are feeling contented the way things are.

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From a Wiki article:

The song originated from a domestic event that took place while Graham Nash was living with Joni Mitchell (and her two cats[4]) in her house in Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles), after they had gone out for breakfast and had bought an inexpensive vase on Ventura Boulevard.[5] Nash wrote the song in an hour, on Mitchell’s piano.[4]

The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Helen Reddy, The Onyx, Phantom Planet, Sheena Easton, Kidsongs and Sharon, Lois & Bram.

It was used as a commercial jingle for Eckrich sausage in the 1980s, and for Sears Kenmore appliance advertisements in 1989.[10] It has appeared in various television shows and films. It was also used in an advert for Halifax Building Society in the 1990s.

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“Our House”, by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, is found on their 1970 album, “Deja Vu”. It was written by Graham Nash, and is on the Atlantic label.

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I’ll light the fire
You place the flowers in the vase
That you bought today
Staring at the fire
For hours and hours while I listen to you
Play your love songs all night long for me
Only for me
Come to me now (Come to me now)
And rest your head for just five minutes
Everything is done
Such a cozy room (Such a cozy room)
The windows are illuminated
By the evening sunshine through them
Fiery gems for you, only for you
Our house is a very, very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our
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-la-la-la
La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
Our house is a very, very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our
I’ll light the fire
While you place the flowers in the vase
That you bought today
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Graham Nash
Our House lyrics © Nash Notes
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High School – Song Lyric Sunday – School

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High School – Song Lyric Sunday – School

 

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This week the theme is songs that feature  This week the theme is songs that are about School, College, Education, Class, Degree also suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2021/11/28/sls-school/

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/11/27/educated-with-a-class-degree-in-school/

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Thanks for hosting, Jim, and thanks Paula for the topic suggestion! 🙂

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This is a pretty good song, and I’d never heard it before. Reminds me of a “Friends” TV episode, where one of the girls go on a date with a guy she knew from high school. He’d never moved on in his life, and was still living his life as he did in high school, whereas she had begun her adult life already.

I don’t think I know anyone like this myself, but it could have happened.

From a Wiki article:

Kelsea Ballerini says about her song “High School” …

The song tells the story of two people who had a relationship in school, but begin to grow apart because the boy won’t grow up while the girl has “traded in prom queen for a big-city dream. And a slate that’s clean.”

Ballerini said the song “[is] not necessarily about the boy that the song is referring to; it’s about that moment when you realize you’ve outgrown your young self. You’ve changed, and you’ve evolved, and you don’t fit somewhere anymore.”

 

“High School”, by Kelsea Ballerini, is a single from her  2917 studio album, “Unapologetically” and was written by her. It is on the Black River label.

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He’s still driving that 1970 hand-me-down truck
And he’s still wearing that red and black jersey
Waiting for the band to start up
He’s still showing up 20 late, finding hearts and rules to break
Why would he wanna change when every memory still bows to him?
But this ain’t high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday, take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up
And the world gets cruel when you’re still living in high school
He’s still calling that first love, first time, pretty-eyed blonde
And she’s still letting it ring ’cause his ring isn’t what she wants
‘Cause she traded in prom queen for a big city dream
And a slate that’s clean, but
Your heart just don’t get it and that’s why you can’t forget it
‘Cause you’re living like you’re 17
But this ain’t high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday, take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up and the world gets cruel when
You’re still living in the hallways
Where everybody stopped and stared
And cared and knew your name
‘Cause this is the real world that don’t know you like that
You can remember, but you can’t go back
To high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday and take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up
And the world gets cruel when you’re still living in high school
When you’re still living in…
Five years later
Oh yeah, oh yeah
He’s still calling that first love, first time
And he hates he said goodbye, she went on with her life
He’s still driving the same old back roads
Wondering when he got so old
Where did his life go?
Oh, but he knows
Oh, he knows
Yeah, he knows
That this ain’t high school, oh, whoa
And he’s still driving that 1970 hand-me-down truck
And he’s stuck in high school
But this ain’t high school
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Kelsea Nicole Ballerini
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Fins – Song Lyric Sunday – Sharks

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Fins – Song Lyric Sunday – Sharks

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This week the theme is songs that feature Lion, Tiger, Bear, Eagle, Shark suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2021/11/21/sls-lion/

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/11/20/rumble-in-the-jungle/

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I’m going with a song from Jimmy Buffett again. This time the song is called, “Fins”. It’s on his album, “Volcano”.

When this album came out, we had bought it on vinyl. We were in Japan at the time, and we and our friends listened to it all the time. Every time we all had a cook-out, which was every few days it seemed, we were all singing along to the words of all the songs in the album of “Volcano”. I still know all the lyrics, and have to sing along whenever we hear them again. Here’s a photo of our original album, and our pack of 4 CDs.

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From a Wiki article about the song, “Fins”.

The title refers to the fins of metaphorical sharks, i.e. “land sharks”, men who attempt to pick up the woman who is the subject of the song. She is said to feel like a remora due to the proximity of the predators.

“Fins” is one of Buffett’s more popular songs with fans, and is part of “The Big 8” that he has played at almost all of his concerts. Buffett usually begins the song with a few bars of the “Main Title” theme from the movie Jaws. Concertgoers typically respond to the chorus line of “fins to the left, fins to the right” by extending their arms above their heads in a fin shape and moving them from left to right. Fin and shark themes have become a prominent part of parrothead (Buffett fan) clothing and gear and feature in several of Buffett’s commercial ventures such as Land Shark Lager beer.

“Fins”, by Jimmy Buffett, can be found on his 1979 album, “Volcano”. It was written by Jimmy Buffett, Deborah McColl, Barry Chance, and Tom Corcoran. It is on the MCA label.

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She came down from Cincinnati.
It took her three days on the train.
Lookin’ for some peace and quiet;
hoped to see the sun again.
But now she lives down by the ocean.
She’s takin’ care to look for sharks.
They hang out in the local bars,
And they feed right after dark.

Chorus
Can’t you feel ’em circlin’ (closin’in) honey?
Can’t you feel ’em swimmin’ around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you’re the only bait in town.
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you’re the only girl in town.

She’s savin’ up all of her money.
Wants to head south in May;
Maybe roll in the sand with a rock’n’roll man,
Somewhere down Montserrat way.
But the money’s good in the season;
Helps to lighten her load.
Boys keep her high as the months go by.
She’s gettin’ postcards from the road.

Chorus

Sailed off to Antigua.
It took her three days on a boat.
Lookin’ for some peace and quiet;
Maybe keep her dreams afloat.
But now she feels like a remora,
’cause the school’s still close at hand.
Just behind the reef are the big white teeth
of the sharks that can swim on the land.

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It’s My Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Birth/Life/Death

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It’s My Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Birth/Life/Death

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Our theme this week is songs about Birth, Life. Death.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/11/13/life-expectancy-at-birth/

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This is a great song, and the first one I thought of for today.

The video is pretty cool and fast paced. It shows a teen boy trying to get to a concert, and all the obstacles that are in his way before finally getting there.

Could be a way of looking at a person’s own life, where there may be many troubles along the way, but you should never give up.

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From a Wiki article:

The song has many classic Bon Jovi features, such as Sambora’s use of the talk box, and a line in the second verse “For Tommy and Gina, who never backed down” refers to Tommy and Gina, a fictional working class couple that Bon Jovi and Sambora first wrote about in their 1986 hit “Livin’ on a Prayer“.

“It’s My Life” is also notable for its line referencing fellow New Jerseyan Frank Sinatra: “My heart is like an open highway / Like Frankie said / I did it ‘My Way‘.” Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora apparently had a disagreement over those lines, with Bon Jovi recalling:[5]

I had just come home from making U-571 and I said “Sinatra made 16 movies and toured till he was 80. This is my role model.” He [Sambora] said, “You can’t write that damn lyric. Nobody cares about Frank Sinatra but you.” And I wrote it anyway.

This also is their most viewed video on YouTube, with over 1 billion views as of June 30, 2021.

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“It’s My Life”, by Bon Jovi, is their single released from their 2000 album, “Crush”. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Max Martin, and is on the Island – Mercury label.

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This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
It’s my life
My heart is like the open highway
Like Frankie said, “I did it my way”
I just want to live while I’m alive
It’s my life
This is for the ones who stood their ground
It’s for Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow’s getting harder, make no mistake
Luck ain’t enough, you’ve got to make your own breaks
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
It’s my life
My heart is like the open highway
Like Frankie said, “I did it my way”
I just want to live while I’m alive
It’s my life
You better stand tall when they’re calling you out
Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
It’s my life
My heart is like the open highway
Like Frankie said, “I did it my way”
I just want to live while I’m alive
It’s my life
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Martin Gellner / Werner Stranka
It’s My Life lyrics © Bon Jovi Publishing, Gv Mxm
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The Past – Song Lyric Sunday – Past, Present or Future

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The Past – Song Lyric Sunday – Past, Present or Future

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Our theme this week is songs that mention the past, present, or future.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/11/06/it-is-about-time/

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Browsing through some songs trying to find something for the prompt words I came across this one. I’d not heard it before, but I like it a lot.

There were some interesting facts mentioned in the Wiki article about this song, too.

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From a Wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Past_(Sevendust_song)

Florida TV station WFTV-Channel 9 reported that Sevendust’s song “The Past” was played repeatedly by Casey Anthony, who has been charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee while she was out on bond. The track carries this lyric: “Beneath the water that’s falling from my eyes, Lays a soul I’ve left behind.” The song was also apparently a topic of discussion on “Nancy Grace“, a nightly current affairs show on CNN’s Headline News hosted by Nancy Ann Grace, an American legal commentator, television host, and former prosecutor.

Sevendust has issued the following statement regarding the matter, “After hearing the news that our song “The Past” was a topic of discussion on the Nancy Grace show yesterday, we would like to elaborate. The song was written as a song of hope. A song with positive message. To look back on your life and reflect and to feel good about getting through the rough times that everyone goes through, the roller coaster of life, so to speak.” Also they added, “We regret that we’ve been linked to the horrible subject involving the disappearance of little Caylee Anthony. Most of us have children and have been saddened by the story from the beginning.”[2]

 

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“The Past”, by Sevendust – Featuring Chris Daughtry, was released as a single from their album, “Chapter VII Hope and Sorrow”. It was written by John Connolly, Harry S. e. Grove, Vinnie Hornsby, Ronald Mayo, Morgan Rose, and Lajon Witherspoon

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Beneath the water
That’s falling from my eyes
Lays a soul I’ve left behind
The edge of sorrow was reached but now I’m fine
I’ve filled the hole I had inside
I’ll pray it doesn’t scream my name
So I light a flame and let it breathe
The air that kills the shame
I’m up
I’m down
Like a roller coaster racing through my life
I’ve erased the past again
A risky morning
I feel like I’m alive
I can’t believe I’ve made it through this time
The edge of sorrow I lived in for some time
(Lived in for some time)
Has left the hole I have inside
The burden is I try my hate
Was the last thing I ever felt
Or thought I could escape
I’m up
I’m down
Like a roller coaster racing through my life
I’ve erased the past again
I’m up
I’m down
Like a roller coaster racing through my life
I’ve erased the past again
You let me in then broke me down
The difference is this time around
I will not let you see me try
I’m up
I’m down
Like a roller coaster racing through my life
I’ve erased the past again
I’m up
I’m down
Like a roller coaster racing through my life
I’ve erased the past again
Erased the past again now
Erased the past again
Beneath the water
That has fallen from my eyes
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John M Connolly / La Jon Jermaine Witherspoon / Morgan J Rose / Ronald Jr Mayo / Shawn Grove / Vincent E Hornsby
The Past lyrics © BMG Rights Management
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