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There Stands the Glass – Song Lyric Sunday – Lean/Sit/Stand

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There Stands the Glass – Song Lyric Sunday – Lean/Sit/Stand

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Today, for SLS, Jim Adams, of “A Unique Title For Me”, has given us the prompt words of Lean/Sit/Stand. Thanks, Jim.

To join in this weekly musical challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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This way back old classic country song has always been a favorite, as I’ve heard it many times over the years. My mom & dad loved it, and so does my husband. I hadn’t heard it in a long time, but isn’t it funny how song lyrics and tunes come back to you. I could almost sing the whole song.

Anyway, in reading about this song, I found that it got banned by lots of radio stations. That’s because it was a drinking song. It tells the story of someone lamenting over a lost love relationship, and drinking to ease the painful memories.

But, after studying his fan base, Webb Pierce figured most of them liked to drink, so went ahead and promoted it. He was right. It became a big hit.

This song has been recorded by many other artists over the years. I’ve included one that George Strait did. Still, I prefer the original.

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“There Stands the Glass”, by Webb Pierce, was released in 1953. It was written by Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz, and Autry Greisham, and is on the Decca label.

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There stands the glass that will ease all my pain
That will settle my brain it's my first one today
There stands the glass that will hide all my tears
That will drown all my fear, brother I'm on my way

I'm wondering where you are tonight
I'm wondering if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me in my misery

There stands the glass fill it up to the brim
Til my troubles grow dim, it's my first one today

I'm wondering where you are tonight
I'm wondering if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me in my misery

There stands the glass fill it up to the brim
Til my troubles grow dim, it's my first one today

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Diamonds & Rust – Song Lyric Sunday – Vagabond/Loner/Drifter

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Diamonds & Rust – Song Lyric Sunday – Vagabond/Loner/Drifter

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We have a brand new badge for Song Lyric Sunday! Isn’t it cool! Thanks for designing it, Jim! 🙂

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For today’s SLS, Jim Adams, of ‘A Unique Title For Me’, has prompted us with the words – vagabond/loner/drifter. Thanks, Jim.

To join in this weekly musical challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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You know, sometimes we have friends or lovers that we enjoy for awhile, yet the relationship waxes and wanes, and we drift apart for some reason. You may get back together in another time or place, but you always have the memories of what was, and what could have been.

This song I found was a new one for me, but I really like it. I’ve always enjoyed Joan Baez’s and Bob Dylan’s songs. This one has the word ‘vagabond in the lyrics.

From the Wiki article:

In the song, Baez recounts an out-of-the-blue phone call from an old lover, which sends her a decade back in time, to a “crummy” hotel in Greenwich Village in about 1964 or 1965; she recalls giving him a pair of cufflinks, and summarizes that memories bring “diamonds and rust”. Baez has stated that the lyrics refer to her relationship with Bob Dylan.[1]

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“Diamonds & Rust”, by Joan Baez, is on her studio album, and released in 1975. It was written by her, and is on the A & M label.

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Well I’ll be damned
Here comes your ghost again
But that’s not unusual
It’s just that the moon is full
And you happened to call
And here I sit
Hand on the telephone
Hearing a voice I’d known
A couple of light years ago
Heading straight for a fall

As I remember your eyes
Were bluer than robin’s eggs
My poetry was lousy you said
Where are you calling from?
A booth in the midwest

Ten years ago
I bought you some cufflinks
You brought me something
We both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust

Well you burst on the scene
Already a legend
The unwashed phenomenon
The original vagabond
You strayed into my arms
And there you stayed
Temporarily lost at sea
The Madonna was yours for free
Yes the girl on the half-shell
Would keep you unharmed

With brown leaves falling around
And snow in your hair
Now you’re smiling out the window
Of that crummy hotel
Over Washington Square

Our breath comes out white clouds
Mingles and hangs in the air
Speaking strictly for me
We both could have died then and there

Now you’re telling me
You’re not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You who are so good with words
And at keeping things vague

Because I need some of that vagueness now
It’s all come back too clearly
Yes I loved you dearly
And if you’re offering me diamonds and rust
I’ve already paid

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Train Train – Song Lyric Sunday – Train Songs

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Train Train – Song Lyric Sunday – Train Songs

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Today for SLS, Jim Adams, of A Unique Title For Me, has given us the prompt word – Trains. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun musical challenge, you can find details at the above link.

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There are lots of songs about trains, and all are good. I picked this one that I’ve heard a few times, because I love the heavy beat, and because of the background of the band.

From reading about them, it seems most band members have a Native American connection in their ancestry. The name of their band, “Blackfoot”, was chosen to honor this.

I, myself, have a Native American connection to the Blackfoot tribe, as my great-grandmother was full blood Blackfoot. Her name is Fatoma, and she is buried in our local cemetery.

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From the Wiki article:

“Train, Train” was covered by country music legend Dolly Parton on her 1999 album The Grass Is Blue which won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Warrant covered the song on their 1990 album Cherry Pie. The song has appeared in the 2011 film Straw Dogs.

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“Train Train”, by Blackfoot, is on their studio album, “Strikes”, released in 1979. It was written by Shorty Medlocke, and is on the Atco label. The song “Train, Train“, written by Rickey’s grandfather, “Shorty” Medlocke, became their first success and best known song.

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Oh, here it comes

Well, train, train, take me on out of this town
Train, train, Lord, take me on out of this town
Well, that woman I’m in love with, Lord, she’s Memphis bound

Well, leavin’ here, I’m just a raggedy hobo
Lord, I’m leaving here, I’m just a raggedy hobo
Well, that woman I’m in love with, Lord, she’s got to go

Well, goodbye pretty mama, get yourself a money man
Goodbye, pretty mama, Lord, get yourself a money man
You take that midnight train to Memphis
Lord, leave if you can
Oh, take that midnight train to Memphis
Lord, leave if you can
Oh, take that train, baby

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Thrift Shop – Song Lyric Sunday – Clothes

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Thrift Shop – Song Lyric Sunday – Clothes

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For today’s SLS ,our host Jim Adams, of A Unique Title For Me, has given us the topic of Clothes. This can include pretty much anything, such as hat, shoes, pants, scarf, shirt, tie, etc. Thanks so much, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly musical challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link. 🙂

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Old song or newer song, that was the question for me. There were so many I could think of.

I went with this one, because I like it a lot, and the fun of shopping at a thrift shop is something I do all the time. So I can relate to the song and the video.

caution: there are some bad words 

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I read that the video was filmed in several thrift shops in the Seattle area.

The song illustrates Macklemore’s interest in buying cheap clothing from thrift shops, disdaining designer labels and trends. (from the Wiki article)

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“Thrift Shop”, by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz, was released from their album, “The Heist”, in 2012. It was written by Ben Haggerty and Ryan Lewis.

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[Intro]
“Hey, Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping?”
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
Bada, bada, bada doo da
What what, what, what
Bada, bada, bada doo da
What what, what, what
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da

[Chorus: Wanz]
I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Verse 1: Macklemore]
Now, walk into the club like, “What up, I got a big cock!”
Nah, I’m just pumped, I bought some shit from a thrift shop
Ice on the fringe is so damn frosty
The people like, “Damn, that’s a cold ass honkey!”
Rollin’ in hella deep, headed to the mezzanine
Dressed in all pink; except my gator shoes, those are green
Draped in a leopard mink, girl standin’ next to me
Probably should’ve washed this, smells like R. Kelly sheets
(Pissssss…) But shit, it was 99 cents!
Fuck it, coppin’ it, washin’ it

‘Bout to go and get some compliments
Passin’ up on those moccasins
Someone else has been walkin’ in
Bummy and grungy, fuck it, man
I am stunting and flossin’ and saving my money
And I’m hella happy; that’s a bargain, bitch!
I’ma take your grandpa’s style, I’ma take your grandpa’s style
No, for real, ask your grandpa
Can I have his hand-me-downs? (Thank you!)
Velour jumpsuit and some house slippers
Dookie brown leather jacket that I found diggin’
They had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard
I bought a skeet blanket, then I bought a knee board
Hello, hello, my ace man, my mellow
John Wayne ain’t got nothing on my fringe game, hell no
I could take some Pro Wings, make ’em cool, sell those
The sneaker heads would be like, “Ah, he got the Velcros.”

I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Verse 2: Macklemore]
What you know about rockin’ a wolf on your noggin?
What you knowin’ about wearin’ a fur fox skin?
I’m diggin’, I’m diggin’
I’m searchin’ right through that luggage
One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come up
Thank your granddad for donatin’ that plaid button-
up shirt ’cause right now, I’m up in hurr stuntin’
I’m at the Goodwill, you can find me in the bins
I’m not, I’m not stuck on searchin’ in that section (Mens)
Your grammy, your auntie, your mama, your mammy
I’ll take those flannel zebra jammies
Second hand and I’ll rock that, motherfucker
The built-in onesie with the socks on the motherfucker
I hit the party and they stop in that motherfucker
They be like, “Oh, that Gucci? That’s hella tight”
I’m like, “Yo, that’s 50 dollars for a t-shirt.”
Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition
50 dollars for a t-shirt, that’s just some ignorant bitch shit
I call that getting-swindled-and-pimped shit
I call that getting tricked by business
That shirt’s hella dough

And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t
Peep game, come take a look through my telescope
Tryna get girls from a brand?
Man, you hella won’t! Man, you hella won’t!

Goodwill, poppin’ tags, yeah!

[Chorus: Wanz]
I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Bridge: Wanz]
I’ll wear your granddad’s clothes
I look incredible
I’m in this big-ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road
I’ll wear your granddad’s clothes (damn right)
I look incredible (now come on, man)
I’m in this big-ass coat (big-ass coat)
From that thrift shop down the road (let’s go, come on!)

[Chorus: Wanz]
I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

“Is that your grandma’s coat?”

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lyrics found on geniuslyrics

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And just for fun is this one:

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This is a song that was in the movie version of the musical, “Annie”. Good movie – good song.

It was written for the soundtrack by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.

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Hey, hobo man, hey, Dapper Dan
You've both got your style
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Your clothes may be beau brummelly
They stand out a mile
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Who cares what they're wearing
On main street or Seville row
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe that matters

Hey, hobo man, hey, Dapper Dan
You've both got your style
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Your clothes may be beau brummelly
They stand out a mile
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Who cares what they're wearing
On main street or Seville row
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe that matters
The lovely Boylan sisters

So, Senator, so, Janitor
So long for a while
Remember you're never fully dressed
Without a smile
You're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Who cares what they're wearing
On main street or Seville row
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe that matters

So, Senator, so, Janitor
So long for a while
Remember you're never fully dressed
Though you may wear the best
You're never fully dressed without a

Smile, you're never fully dressed
You're never fully dressed
You're never fully dressed
You're never fully dressed without a
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Haunted House – Song Lyric Sunday – House/Walls/Roof/Floor

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Haunted House – Song Lyric Sunday – House/Walls/Roof/Floor

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Today for SLS, Jim Adams of A Unique Title For Me, has given us the prompt of ‘house/walls/roof/floor’. Thanks, Jim!

If you’d like to join in this fun weekly musical challenge, just click the above link. It’s fun, and you can see other entries, too. 🙂

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There are a lot of songs with these words and thoughts in the titles or lyrics. I did find this one though, and I remember hearing it quite a lot way back when. It’s a funny one about a haunted house.

The song’s story goes that the person moves into a haunted house, and he meets up with a very strange spook. He tells the spook that nothing is going to scare him away, and he’ll still be there when the morning comes. 🙂

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“Haunted House”, by ‘Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, was released in 1964. It became his first and only top 40 hit record, and was what he was best known for.  It was his cover of a 1958 Johnny Fuller song. Many artists also covered this one, including Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, Jerry Lee Lewis, and it’s originator, Johnny Fuller.

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I just moved in my new house today
Movin’ was hard but I got squared away
Bells started ringin’ and chains rattled loud
I knew I’d moved in a haunted house

Still I made up in my mind to stay
Nothin’ was a-gonna drive me away
When I seen somethin’ that give me the creep
Had one big eye and a-two big feet

I stood right still and I did the freeze
He did the stroll right up to me
Made a noise with his feet that sound like a drum
(Say, you’ll be here when the mornin’ come?)

Say yes, I’ll be here when the mornin’ come
I’ll be right here and I ain’t gonna run
I bought this house now you know I am bold
Ain’t no haint gonna run me off

In my kitchen my stove was a-blazin’ hot
The coffee was a-boilin’ in the pot
The grease had melted in my hand
I had a hunk of meat in my hand

From outer space there sat a man
On a hot stove with the pots and pans
“Say, that’s hot” I began to shout
He drank a hot coffee right from the spout

Drank a hot grease from the fryin’ pan
He said to me “Now, you better run”
(And don’t be here when the mornin’ come)

Say yes, I’ll be here when the mornin’ come
I’ll be right here and I ain’t gonna run
I bought this house now you know I am bold

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Lyrics found on Geniuslyrics

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Little Bird – Song Lyric Sunday – Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing

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Little Bird – Song Lyric Sunday – Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/winging-it/

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Today for SLS, Jim has given us the topic of Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing. Thanks, Jim!

You can also post music for this challenge – it’s fun! Just click the above link for details.

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This was the first song I thought of for today. It has all the words in it that were suggested.

I really like this song, and have heard it lots of times, because we have the CD, which has more good songs on it.

The first time I heard this was at a live performance, that Sherrie Austin was having. It was at a huge tail-gating party before the local Texas Tech University football game. It was a beautiful fall day, and her singing could be heard loud and clear over the speakers, so we wandered over to watch awhile. Excellent! 🙂

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This is a cute video, too. I like that she’s representing a blue bird with her pretty blue dress, and is caged, maybe from a controlling person in her life. I like seeing the black cat sneaking up on the cage a lot! 🙂

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“Little Bird”, by Sherrie Austin, was released as a single from her album, “Love in the Real World” in 1999. It was written by Sherrie Austin, Christopher Davis, and Will Rambeaux, and is on the Arista Nashville label.

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A bird in a cage can’t use its wings
One day she might refuse to sing
You’ll find some feathers on the floor and an open door

Ooh Ooh whatcha gonna do
When your little bird flies away
Hey Hey, Ooh Ooh whatcha gonna say
Whatcha gonna do
When your little bird flies away

A bird in a cage is on display
People they poke and stare all day
If she can get those bars to bend
She won´t be back again

Ooh Ooh whatcha gonna do
When your little bird flies away
Hey Hey, Ooh Ooh whatcha gonna say
Whatcha gonna do
When your little bird flies away

Free to touch the sky
She never dreamed she´d ever fly so high

Ooh Ooh whatcha gonna do
When your little bird flies away
Hey Hey, Ooh Ooh whatcha gonna say
Whatcha gonna do
When your little bird flies away

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Lyrics from Geniuslyrics

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This is my CD cover of Sherrie Austin’s songs:

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Ghost Riders in the Sky – Song Lyric Sunday – Wild West

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Ghost Riders in the Sky – Song Lyric Sunday – Wild West

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Today for SLS, Jim Adams, of A Unique Title For Me, has given us the subject of things associated with the wild west. These include, cowboys, horses, gun, hat, western. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, just click the above link for details, and also to see other entries.

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There are so many great songs for this topic today, but I went with this one. I like everything about it. I like the video, the music, the lyrics, and the thought that it came from an American Indian legend. And, it’s pretty spooky! 🙂

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The Outlaws released “Ghost Riders in the Sky, in 1980, as a studio album, called, “Ghost Riders”. It was written by Stan Jones, and produced by Gary Lyons, on the Arista label.

Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as the greatest Western song of all time.[3]

I read the Wiki article about this song, and this is what it said.

The song tells a folk tale of a cowboy who has a vision of red-eyed, steel-hooved cattle thundering across the sky, being chased by the spirits of damned cowboys. One warns him that if he does not change his ways, he will be doomed to join them, forever “trying to catch the Devil‘s herd across these endless skies”. Jones stated he had been told the story when he was 12 years old by an old Native American who resided north-east of the Douglas, Arizona border town, a few miles behind D Hill, north of Agua Prieta, Sonora. The Native Americans, possibly Apache, who lived within Cochise County, believed that when souls vacate their physical bodies, they reside as spirits in the sky, resembling ghost riders. He related this story to Wayne Hester, a boyhood friend (later owner of the Douglas Cable Company). As both boys were looking at the clouds, Stan shared what the old Native American had told him, looking in amazement as the cloudy shapes were identified as the “ghost riders” that years later, would be transposed into lyrics.[1] The melody is based on the song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”[4]

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It has been recorded by many, many other artists over the years, and also recorded in at least ten other languages.

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ippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!

An old cowpoke went ridin’ out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge, he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
Come through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel

A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
For he saw the riders coming hard and he heard their mournful cry

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt their eyes were blurred their shirts all soaked With sweat
They’re riding hard to catch that herd but they ain’t caught them yet
Cause they’ve got to ride forever on the range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire as they ride hard hear them cry

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky

The riders rode on by him he heard one call his name
If you want to save your soul from hell a-riding on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us, you will ride
Trying to catch this devil herd across these endless skies

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky

lyrics found on Geniuslyrics

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Sleep to Dream – Song Lyric Sunday – Sleep/Dream/Lullaby

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Sleep to Dream – Song Lyric Sunday – Sleep/Dream/Lullaby

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/sweet-dreams/

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Today’s SLS prompt for songs is ‘sleep/dream/lullaby’. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this weekly musical challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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Well, I found this topic a bit difficult. I know there are lots of songs with the words ‘dream and sleep’ in them, but I’ve posted so many of them on here that I didn’t want to repeat them once again. The best was this topic last year on SLS in September. The one I posted fits all the words. If you want to hear that one it is here

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So, I went looking for something new to me, and found this one. I like listening to her voice, and the title has Dream in it.

I think she is singing about a lover that she is dismissing, after getting fed up with their controlling and narcissistic behavior. She has better things to do on her own, so good riddance.

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“Sleep to Dream”, by Fiona Apple, was released from her album, “Tidal”, in 1997. It was written by Fiona Apple, and is on the Columbia label.

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I tell you how I feel, but you don’t care
I say “tell me the truth,” but you don’t dare
You say love is a hell you cannot bear
And I say gimme mine back and then go there, for all I care

I got my feet on the ground
And I don’t go to sleep to dream
You got your head in the clouds
You’re not at all what you seem

This mind, this body and this voice cannot be stifled
by your deviant ways
So don’t forget what I told you, don’t come around
I got my own hell to raise

I have never been so insulted in all my life
I could swallow the seas to wash down all this pride
First you run like a fool just to be at my side
And now you run like a fool, but you just run to hide
And I can’t abide

I got my feet on the ground
And I don’t go to sleep to dream
You got your head in the clouds
You’re not at all what you seem

This mind, this body and this voice cannot be stifled
By your deviant ways
So don’t forget what I told you, don’t come around
I got my own hell to raise

Don’t make it a big deal
Don’t be so sensitive
We’re not playing a game anymore
You don’t have to be so defensive

Don’t you plead me your case
Don’t bother to explain
Don’t even show me your face
‘Cause it’s a crying shame
Just go back to the rock

From under which you came
Take the sorrows you gave
And all the stakes you claim
And don’t forget the blame

I got my feet on the ground
And I don’t go to sleep to dream
You got your head in the clouds
And you’re not at all what you seem

This mind, this body and this voice cannot be stifled
By your deviant ways
So don’t forget what I told you, don’t come around
I got my own hell to raise

I got my feet on the ground
And I don’t go to sleep to dream
You got your head in the clouds
And you’re not at all what you seem

This mind, this body and this voice cannot be stifled
By your deviant ways
So don’t forget what I told you, don’t come around
I got my own hell to raise

Letra: https://geniuslyrics.net/fiona-apple/sleep-to-dream/

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Redneck Woman – Song Lyric Sunday – Singing About Another Singer

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Redneck Woman – Song Lyric Sunday – Singing About Another Singer

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/17/singing-about-another/

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Today for SLS, Jim Adams, (A Unique Title For Me), has asked for songs from bands/groups that mention other singers/bands in their song. There are quite a lot of them, which surprised me.

Thanks for the prompt, Jim! 🙂

To join in this fun weekly challenge, just click the above link for instructions. You can also see what others have posted, too.

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“Redneck Woman”, by Gretchen Wilson, was released as a single from her album, “Here For the Party”, in 2004. It was written by John Rich and Gretchen Wilson, and is on the Epic label.

From Wiki:

The music video includes the following guest stars: Big and Rich, Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams, Jr. and Kid Rock, all of whom are name-dropped in the song. The music video was ranked #11 on CMT’s 100 Greatest Videos in 2008.

Redneck Woman — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, George Strait, Charlie Daniels/The Charlie Daniels Band, Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams, Jr.

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[Verse 1]
Well, I ain’t never been the Barbie Doll type
No, I can’t swig that sweet Champagne
I’d rather drink beer all night
In a tavern
Or in a honky-tonk
Or on a four-wheel-drive tailgate

Oh, I’ve got posters on my wall
Of Skynyrd, Kid and Strait
Some people look down on me
But I don’t give a rip
I’ll stand barefooted in my own front yard
With a baby on my hip

[Chorus 1]
Cause I’m a redneck woman
I ain’t no high class broad
I’m just a product of my raisin’
I say “hey, y’all” and “yee-haw”

And I keep my Christmas lights on
On my front porch all year long

And I know all the words to every Charlie Daniels song
So here’s to all my sisters
Out there keeping it country
Let me get a big “hell yeah” from the redneck girls like me
Hell yeah
(Hell yeah!)

Victoria’s Secret
Well, their stuff’s real nice
Oh, but I can buy the same damn thing
On a Walmart shelf half-price
And still look sexy (sexy)
Just as sexy as those models on TV

No, I don’t need no designer tag
To make my man want me
You may think I’m trashy
A little too hard core
But in my neck of the woods
I’m just the girl next door

[Chorus 2]
Hey, I’m a redneck woman
I ain’t no high class broad
I’m just a product of my raising
I say “hey, y’all” and “yee-haw”

And I keep my Christmas lights on
On my front porch all year long

And I know all the words to every Tanya Tucker song
So here’s to all my sisters
Out there keeping it country
Let me get a big “hell yeah” from the redneck girls like me
Hell yeah
(Hell yeah!)

I’m a redneck woman
I ain’t no high class broad
I’m just a product of my raising
I say “hey, y’all” and “yee-haw”

And I keep my Christmas lights on
On my front porch all year long

And I know all the words to every Ol’ Bocephus song
So here’s to all my sisters
Out there keeping it country
Let me get a big “hell yeah” from the redneck girls
Like me

[Outro]
(Hell yeah!)
Hell yeah!
(Hell yeah!)
Hell yeah!
(Hell yeah!)
I said hell yeah!

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This next song is by Jana Stanfield. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her on several occasions, and is a wonderful and friendly person. She performs all over the world, and is a Keynote Speaker.

Bonus Song:

“U B U , I M E”, by Jana Stanfield, is on her 1994 album, “The Trick is to Learn to Enjoy the Ride”

In this song, she is writing a letter to James Taylor.

 

So many people I would rather be, people smarter, more talented than me
James Taylor, for example, next to him I couldn’t hold a candle
Found James’ address in a book, opened up my heart and with a hand that shook
I wrote “Dear James, I want to be like you, please write me back and tell me what to do”
Well i checked the mailbox every day, waited for a letter but it never came
He sends letters his own way. Checked my answering machine and it was sweet baby James

CHORUS:
B.S.U.R., S.U.C., S.I.M., I.M.
U.B.U., I.M.E
U.B.U., I.M.E
WE’RE EXACTLY WHO WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE
U.B.U., I.M.E
U.B.U., I.M.E

I started thinking as I wrote this song, how cool it’d be if James could sing along
What a brainstorm it would be so fun, a duet with James Taylor on my new album
What if he invited me to join his tour and be his opening act around the world
My head would swell to over twice its size if he would feature me on Saturday night live

Then I’d be a megastar, I’d shop at Walmart in a chauffered car
I could get lost in this fantasy, but James’ voice brings me back to reality

Chorus:
B.S.U.R., S.U.C., S.I.M., I.M.
U.B.U., I.M.E
U.B.U., I.M.E
WE’RE EXACTLY WHO WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE
U.B.U., I.M.E
U.B.U., I.M.E

Just in case this song is a success
I’d better get my answers all prepared
When a thousand young girls are calling me for advice
This is the message they’ll hear

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© 2019

Buddy Holly – Song Lyric Sunday – Famous Mentions

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Buddy Holly – Song Lyric Sunday – Famous Mentions

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For today’s SLS, Jim has asked for songs that mention famous people in the lyrics. Thanks, Jim!

If you’d like to join in this weekly fun challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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The first song I though of was this one by Weezer. It mentions Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore.

The video is shown as being the group performing in the diner that was a featured spot on the TV show, “Happy Days”.

I liked that show, and I like this song, too.

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“Buddy Holly”, by Weezer, was released from their album, “Weezer (the Blue Album), in 1994. It was written by Rivers Cuomo, and is on the DGC label.

Fun fact – This was released on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 58th birthday, September 7th.

Fun fact – In a very early version of this song, the celebrities mentioned were Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

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The song mentions Buddy Holly.

From wiki – Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression, and learned to play guitar and sing alongside his siblings. His style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues acts, which he performed in Lubbock with his friends from high school.

The song mentions Mary Tyler Moore.

From wiki – Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was a noted American stage, film and television actress, as well as a producer and social advocate. She was widely known for her prominent television sitcom roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977).[

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[Verse 1: Rivers Cuomo]
What’s with these homies dissin’ my girl?
Why do they gotta front?

What did we ever do to these guys
That made them so violent?

[Pre-Chorus: Matt Sharp, Rivers Cuomo]
Woo-hoo, but you know I’m yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you’re mine
Woo-hoo, and that’s for all time

[Chorus: Cuomo]
Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that

[Verse 2: Cuomo]
Don’t you ever fear, I’m always near
I know that you need help
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit
You need a guardian

[Pre-Chorus: Sharp, Cuomo]
Woo-hoo, and you know I’m yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you’re mine
Woo-hoo, and that’s for all time

Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that

[Bridge: Cuomo and Sharp]
Bang! Bang!
Knock on the door
Another big bang, get down on the floor
Oh no! What do we do?

Don’t look now but I lost my shoe
I can’t run and I can’t kick
What’s a matter, babe, are you feelin’ sick?
What’s a matter, what’s a matter, what’s a matter you?
What’s a matter, babe, are you feelin’ blue? Oh-oh!
(And that’s for all time
And that’s for all time)

[Chorus: Cuomo]
Woo-ee-oo, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that

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© 2019 BS