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Black Water – Song Lyric Sunday – Water/Air/Fire/Earth

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Black Water – Song Lyric Sunday – Water/Air/Fire/Earth

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of ‘water/air/fire/earth’. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/four-elements/

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There are lots of songs with the words to the prompt in the lyrics or titles. I remembered this one last night, and then this morning I found someone else had chosen it also. Oh well, I figure we all have different readers of our blogs, and since I already had this one ready to go, I wanted to post it anyway. It’s a good old song.

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I really don’t like just copying the text from the Wiki or Song Facts articles, so here are a couple of links in case you want to read more about this song.

I did read that this song was intended for the B side of the record, but ended up being  # 1 hit for the group.

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-doobie-brothers/black-water

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Water_(song)

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“Black Water”, by the Doobie Brothers, can be found on their album, “What was once Vices are Now Habits”, from 1973. It was written by Patrick Simmons, and is on the Warner Bros. label.

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Well, I built me a raft and she’s ready for floating
Old Mississippi, she’s calling my name
Catfish are jumping, that paddle wheel thumping
Black water keeps rolling on past just the same

[Hook]
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Yeah, keep on shining your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything alright
And I ain’t got no worries cause I ain’t in no hurry at all

Well, if it rains, I don’t care!
Don’t make no difference to me
Just take that street car that’s going up town
Yeah, I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
And dance a honky tonk
And I’ll be buying everybody drinks all round

[Hook]
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Old black water, keep on rolling
Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shining on me?
Keep on shining your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything alright
And I ain’t got no worries cause I ain’t in no hurry at all

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
Take me by the hand, pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Lord I Hope This Day Is Good – Song Lyric Sunday – good/great/best/better

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Lord I Hope This Day Is Good – Song Lyric Sunday – good/great/best/better

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of ‘good/great/better/best’. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

 

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/07/04/more/

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From the Wiki article:

The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of twenty weeks on the country music charts.

Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 number one country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname: “Gentle Giant” of country music.[1] He was also noted for his “velvet voice”.

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“Lord I Hope This Day Is Good”, by Don Williams, was released as a single from his album, Especially Yours”, in 1981. It was written by Dave Hanner, and is on the MCA label.

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Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should
But Lord I hope this day is good

Lord, have you forgotten me
I’ve been prayin’ to you faithfully
I’m not sayin’ I’m a righteous man
But Lord I hope you understand

I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame
Send down the thunder, Lord, send down the rain
But when you’re plannin’ just how it will be
Plan a good day for me

Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should
But Lord I hope this day is good

You’ve been the King since the dawn of time
All that I’m askin’ is a little less crime
It might be hard for the devil to do
But it would be easy for you

I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should
But Lord I hope this day is good

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Hole in the World – Song Lyric Sunday – Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt

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Hole in the World – Song Lyric Sunday – Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of ‘freeze, cool, heat, melt’. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/measured-with-a-thermometer/

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This is one of my favorite Eagles songs. It was written after and concerning 9-11, but still could be about the state of the world at this time, too. There are still wars going on, and now there is violence in the streets, and the pandemic virus – they all take loved ones away, leaving a hole in their family’s world, and in our hearts. ❤

Hope you can see the video, as it wasn’t on YouTube. (sorry – the video just keeps going on about other stuff, and I didn’t know how to not have that part on there, so just stop the recording after the song. )

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From the Song Facts article:

  • The Eagles wrote this after a tour in Europe. They started the composition around September 11, 2001. The message is that love is the ultimate savior in a world damaged and corrupted by evil and hatred. It also conveys parents’ dreams and hopes for their children in such a troubled society. >>
  • Don Henley explained in the liner notes for The Very Best Of The Eagles compilation that he penned on the darkest day in American history: September 11, 2001. “I sat down at the piano in my home studio and started putting some chords with the phrase ‘hole in the world,'” he said. “Months went by, but I didn’t show it to anybody. Then, other things started happening that gave additional meanings to ‘Hole in the World,’ particularly after the [Iraqi] war started. The fighting was supposedly over in May, and yet one or two or three of our boys were – and still are – getting killed every day, which means somebody’s daddy is not coming home. So that’s another ‘hole’ — a huge hole in somebody’s life – a child, a wife, a mother, a father, a brother, a sister.”

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“Hole in the World”, by the Eagles, was written in response to September 11, 2001. It was released in 2003, from the album, “The Very Best Of”,  and was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey. It is on The Eagles Recording Company II label

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There's a hole in the world tonight.
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
There's a hole in the world tonight.
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

They say that anger is just love disappointed.
They say that love is just a state of mind.
But all this fighting over who is anointed,
Oh, how can people be so blind?

There's a hole in the world tonight.
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
There's a hole in the world tonight.
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

Oh, they tell me there's a place over yonder
Cool water running through the burning sand.
Until we learn to love one another,
We will never reach the Promised Land.

There's a hole in the world tonight.
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
There's a hole in the world tonight.
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

(There's a hole in the world tonight.)
They say that anger is just love disappointed.
(There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.)
They say that love is just a state of mind.
(There's a hole in the world tonight.)
But all this fighting over who will be anointed,
(Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.)
Oh, how can people be so blind?

There's a hole in the world tonight.
(Hole in the world)
There's a cloud of fear and sorrow.
(Fear and sorrow)
There's a hole in the world tonight.
(Oh)
Don't let there be a hole in the world tomorrow (repeat three times)

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John Deere Green – Song Lyric Sunday – Jack or John

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John Deere Green – Song Lyric Sunday – Jack or John

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of ‘Jack or John’. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

 

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/my-brothers-name-is-jack/

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Here’s a cute country song that I like. I know I’ve seen water towers with big ‘ol spray painted words on them before. I couldn’t imagine climbing up so high to do that, though. 🙂

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From the Wiki article:

The song is a moderate up-tempo describing a boy named Billy Bob, who is in love with a girl named Charlene, both of whom “met in high school in the (19)60s”. One night, he hauls a can of “John Deere green” paint to the top of a water tower and paints the words “Billy Bob loves Charlene,” as well as an outline of a heart, on the tower. The second verse describes the two of them raising a family on an 80-acre farm that they purchased (with a front yard from which Billy Bob’s water tower decorations are viewable), while the bridge reveals that the heart and words continue to remain intact on the tower, despite efforts by the town to erase them.

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“John Deere Green”, by Joe Diffie, was released from his 1993 album, “Honky Tonk Attitude”. It was written by Dennis Linde and is on the Epic label.

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[Verse 1]
They were farm kids way down in Dixie
Met in high school in the sixties
Everyone knew it was love from the start
One July, in the midnight hour
He climbed upon the water tower
Stood on the rail and painted a ten-foot heart

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said that he should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

[Verse 2]
They settled down on eighty acres
Raising sweet corn, kids, and tomatoes
They went together like a hand and a glove
On a clear day from their front yard
If you look and know what to look for
Off to the east, you can still read his words of love

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said the boy should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

Now more than once the town has discovered
Painting over it ain’t no use
There ain’t no paint in the world that’ll cover it
The heart keeps showing through

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said the fool should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

[Break]
Ah, paint it green boy

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said the boy should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Big Bad John – Song Lyric Sunday

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Big Bad John – Song Lyric Sunday

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of sizes and such as that, including ‘big/small/little/tall/tiny/large. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

 

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/06/06/mutt-and-jeff/

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“Big Bad John” is a country song originally performed by Jimmy Dean, who wrote and composed it in collaboration with Roy Acuff. It was released in September 1961 and by the beginning of November it had gone to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It won Dean the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

The song and its sequels tell a story typical of American folklore, reminiscent of Paul Bunyan or John Henry. Big Bad John was also the title of a 1990 television movie starring Dean.

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Another note of interest is that Jimmy Dean was born in Olton and raised in a little town just a few miles north of us here. It was in Plainview, TX, and along with his singing and acting career, he founded the Jimmy Dean Sausage company, which still makes products today.

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“Big Bad John”, by Jimmy Dean, was released in 1961. It was written by Roy Acuff and Jimmy Dean, and is on the Columbia label.

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[Intro]
(Big John)
(Big John)

[Verse 1]
Ev’ry mornin’ at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six foot six and weighed two forty five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew, ya didn’t give no lip to Big John

[Chorus]
(Big John, Big John)
Big Bad John
(Big John)

[Verse 2]
Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn’t say much, he kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, he just said, “Hi” to Big John

[Verse 3]
Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
And a crashin’ blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land, Big John

(Big John, Big John)
Big Bad John
(Big John)

[Verse 4]
Then came the day at the bottom of the mine
When a timber cracked and men started cryin’
Miners were prayin’ and hearts beat fast
And everybody thought that they’d breathed their last, ‘cept John

[Verse 5]
Through the dust and the smoke of this man made hell
Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well
Grabbed a saggin’ timber, gave out with a groan
And like a giant Oak tree, he just stood there alone, Big John

[Chorus]
(Big John, Big John)
Big Bad John
(Big John)

[Verse 6]
And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
Then a miner yelled out, “There’s a light up above”
And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave
Now there’s only one left down there to save, Big John

With jacks and timbers they started back down
Then came that rumble way down in the ground
And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine
Everybody knew it was the end of the line for Big John

[Chorus]
(Big John, Big John)
Big Bad John
(Big John)

[Verse 8]
Now they never reopened that worthless pit
They just placed a marble stand in front of it
These few words are written on that stand
At the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man, Big John

[Chorus]
(Big John, Big John)
Big Bad John
(Big John)
(Big John)
Big Bad John
(Big John)

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Here’s another song that I really like and used to hear all the time. Actually first one I thought of today.

It’s called, “Long Tall Texan”, and was written by Henry Pershing Strzelecki, and first recorded  in 1959 by the Four Flickers. Since then the song has been covered by many other artists, including the Beach Boys, Doug Supernaw, and Lyle Lovett.

This version of “Long Tall Texan”, is by Murry Kellum, and was released in 1963. Cute video! 🙂

 

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One, two, three, four

Giddy up
Giddy up

Well I’m a long tall Texan
I ride a big white horse
(He rides from Texas on a big white horse)

Well I’m a long tall Texan
I ride a big white horse
(He rides from Texas on a big white horse)

Well people look at me and say
Hurrah hurrah is that your horse?
(He rides from Texas on a big white horse)
Yeah

Well I’m a long tall Texan
I wear a ten gallon hat
(He rides from Texas with a ten gallon hat)

Well I’m a long tall Texan
I wear a ten gallon hat
(He rides from Texas with a ten gallon hat)

Well people look at me and say
Hurrah hurrah is that your hat?
(He rides from Texas with a ten gallon hat)
Yeah

Well I was walkin’ down the street
With my shinin’ badge
My spurs jinglin’ down at my feet
I seen a man a comin’
Comin’ with a gun
And I just can’t be beat

Well I’m a long tall Texan
I enforce justice for the law
(He rides from Texas to enforce the law)

Well I’m a long tall Texan
I enforce justice for the law
(He rides from Texas to enforce the law)

Well people look at me and say
Hurrah hurrah are you the law?
(He rides from Texas to enforce the law)
Yeah

Thank you
Thank you
Thanks a million
That’s wonderful
Thanks an awful lot

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Lyrics found on Lyrics Freak

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End of the World – Song Lyric Sunday – end/finish/over/stop

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End of the World – Song Lyric Sunday – end/finish/over/stop

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Today for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt of finding a song that includes either ‘end/finish/over/stop.  Thanks, Jim.

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/this-too-shall-pass/

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This is a song I like a lot. I only thought it was an original Herman’s Hermits song, but I found out different.

I’ve included the original, by Skeeter Davis, and also the extra one by Herman’s Hermits. I actually prefer theirs the best.

The lyrics are on the first video.

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Here’s a little bit about the song from the Wiki article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_the_World_(song_by_Arthur_Kent_and_Sylvia_Dee)

The End of the World” is a pop song written by composer Arthur Kent and lyricist Sylvia Dee, who often worked as a team. They wrote the song for American singer Skeeter Davis, and her recording of it was highly successful in the early 1960s, reaching the Top-5 on four different charts, including #2 on the main Billboard Hot 100. It spawned many cover versions.

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“End of the World”, by Skeeter Davis, was released as a single in1962. It was written for her by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee, and is on the RCA Victor label.

 

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One Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Numbers (Late Entry)

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One Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Numbers (Late Entry)

Sorry I’m so late with this Sunday challenge. Couldn’t be helped – our internet kept going off, then on, then off for a few days.

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Today for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt of finding a song that includes a number.  Thanks, Jim.

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/05/16/what-is-your-number/

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There are so many songs out there that have numbers in the titles, or are about some kind of number in the song’s topic and lyrics. It was fun remembering some of them I saw listed.

This first one is one I’d not heard before, but I like it, and the video is pretty cute. I couldn’t find much about the song, as most I read was just about the album.

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Then, I just couldn’t resist adding the second video. I’ve heard this one a lot, and it is really cute.

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#1 Nite (featuring My Name Is Kay), by Cobra Starship, can be found on their 2011 album, “Night Shades”. It was their 4th and final album before going their separate ways as a band.

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[Verse 1]
We’re in the spot right now
Ch-checking it out
Packed from wall to wall it’s going down no doubt
Got girls to my left, drinks to my right
I can tell that this is gonna be one of them nights

Whatever you need is on the dance floor
Can’t wait anymore because it don’t last forever
So turn up that spotlight
Going to tear it up like we got one night

[Chorus 1]
Cause tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving
So right now you better jump right in
Tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving
So let’s keep it rocking ’til daylight

[Chorus 2]
Got to live like we got one night, one night, one night
Got to live like we got one night, one night, one night
Cause you know we just got one life, one life, one life
So got to live like we got one night, one night, one night

[Verse 2]
I got one hand up the other on you
Got me in a spell yeah girl the way you move
Tomorrow ain’t real tonight is our truth
Going to have you screaming out gotta make you say ooh, ooh, ooh

Girl you and me we’ll make this last forever
The future is so bright
Gonna live it up like got one night

[Chorus 1]
Cause tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving
So right now you better jump right in
Tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving
So let’s keep it rocking ’til daylight

[Chorus 2]
Got to live like we got one night, one night, one night
Got to live like we got one night, one night, one night
Cause you know we just got one life, one life, one life
So got to live like we got one night, one night, one night

[Chorus 1]
Cause tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving
So right now you better jump right in
Tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving
So let’s keep it rocking ’til daylight

[Chorus 2]
Got to live like we got one night, one night, one night
Got to live like we got one night, one night, one night
Cause you know we just got one life, one life, one life
So got to live like we got one night, one night, one night

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I like this next song a lot, and it makes me laugh. Also, it’s one of my little grand-daughter’s favorite songs to sing along to. 🙂

From the Wiki article about this song:

The music video for “Call Me Maybe” was written and directed by Ben Knechtel. According to Knechtel, the main idea behind the concept was to have a “twist at the end”, trying to get away from the idea of the classic “boy meets a girl” story.[60] The music video was released on March 1, 2012 and has over 1.2 billion views on YouTube as of February 2020.[61]

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“Call Me Maybe”, by Carly Roe Jepsen, can be found on the albums, “Curiosity”, and “Kiss”. It was released in 2011, and was written by Jepsen, Josh ransay, and Tavish Crowe.

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[Verse 1]
I threw a wish in the well
Don’t ask me, I’ll never tell
I looked to you as it fell

And now you’re in my way
I trade my soul for a wish
Pennies and dimes for a kiss

I wasn’t looking for this
But now you’re in my way

[Pre-Chorus]
Your stare was holding
Ripped jeans, skin was showin’
Hot night, wind was blowin’
Where you think you’re going, baby?

[Chorus]
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy
But here’s my number, so call me maybe
It’s hard to look right at you, baby
But here’s my number, so call me maybe
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy
But here’s my number, so call me maybe
And all the other boys try to chase me
But here’s my number, so call me maybe

You took your time with the call
I took no time with the fall
You gave me nothing at all
But still you’re in my way
I beg and borrow and steal
At first sight and it’s real
I didn’t know I would feel it
But it’s in my way

[Pre-Chorus]
Your stare was holding
Ripped jeans, skin was showing
Hot night, wind was blowing
Where you think you’re going, baby?

[Chorus]
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy
But here’s my number, so call me maybe
It’s hard to look right at you, baby
But here’s my number, so call me maybe
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy
But here’s my number, so call me maybe
And all the other boys try to chase me
But here’s my number, so call me maybe

Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad
I missed you so bad
I missed you so, so bad
Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad
And you should know that
I missed you so, so bad

[Breakdown]
It’s hard to look right at you, baby
But here’s my number, so call me maybe

[Chorus]
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy
But here’s my number, so call me maybe
And all the other boys try to chase me
But here’s my number, so call me maybe

[Outro]
Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad
I missed you so bad
I missed you so, so bad
Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad
And you should know that
I missed you so, so bad

So call me maybe

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Come Together – Song Lyric Sunday

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Come Together – Song Lyric Sunday

 

Today for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt of finding a song about any of these – couple, together, or us.  Thanks, Jim.

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/happy-relationships/

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This is the Wiki article about this song:

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

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A couple of interesting facts are:

The song reached the top of the charts in the United States[4] and peaked at No. 4 in the United Kingdom.[5]

“Come Together” was inspired by a request from Timothy Leary to write a song for his campaign for governor of California against Ronald Reagan, which promptly ended when Leary was sent to prison for possession of marijuana:[6]

In late 1969, “Come Together” was the subject of a copyright infringement claim brought against Lennon by Big Seven Music … (read more about this in the article link above)

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“Come Together”, by the Beatles, can be found on their 1969 album, “Abbey Road”.  It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is on the Apple label.

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Here come old flat top
He come groovin’ up slowly
He got joo joo eyeballs
He one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker
He just do what he please
He wear no shoeshine
He got toe jam football
He got monkey finger
He shoot Coca-Cola
He say I know you, you know me
One thing I can tell you is
You got to be free
Come together, right now
Over me
He bad production
He got walrus gumboot
He got Ono sideboard
He one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair
You can feel his disease
Come together, right now
Over me
He roller coaster
He got early warning
He got muddy water
He one Mojo filter
He say one and one and one is three
Got to be good looking
‘Cause he’s so hard to see
Come together right now
Over me
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney
Come Together lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Mexican Radio – Song Lyric Sunday

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Mexican Radio – Song Lyric Sunday

 

Today for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt of finding a song about any of these – Burrito, Fajita, Mexican, Tequila .  Thanks, Jim.

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Well, I tried to find a song about a burrito, but then this song has a barbecued iguana!  I remembered that I have it on CD somewhere, and it’s kind of funny.

It’s about listening to the radio, tuning in to different stations, and ending up on one that broadcasts Mexican music, etc. They guy can’t understand much of what he’s hearing, being in Spanish, but I guess he leaves it there anyway.

This reminds me of my radio listening. I like tuning in to all kinds of stations,, and have done this for as long as I can remember. You can really get some far away stations late at night and way into the very early mornings. That’s on regular radio. Then I also like listening in on some shortwave stations from time to time.

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I don’t like copying a whole Wiki article, so here’s the link if you want to read more about this song. However, one funny thing was when one of the band members mother heard the song, she didn’t like it because of too many repeated lyrics.  haha! 🙂

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

“Mexican Radio”, by Wall of Voodoo, was released as a single from their 1983 album, “Call of the West”. It says it is written by Wall of Voodoo, but band members, Stan Ridgway and Marc Moreland actually wrote the song together. It is on the IRS Records label.

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feel a hot wind on my shoulder
And the touch of a world that is older

I turn the switch and check the number
I leave it on when in bed I slumber
I hear the rhythms of the music
I buy the product and never use it
I hear the talking of the DJ
Can’t understand, just what does he say?

[Chorus]
I’m on a Mexican radio
I’m on a Mexican (whoa-oh) radio

I dial it in and tune the station
They talk about the U.S. inflation
I understand just a little
No comprende, it’s a riddle

[Chorus]
I’m on a Mexican radio
I’m on a Mexican (whoa-oh) radio
I’m on a Mexican radio
I’m on a Mexican (whoa-oh) radio

I wish I was in Tijuana
Eating barbecued iguana

I’d take requests on the telephone
I’m on a wavelength far from home

I dial it in from south of the border
I hear the talking of the DJ
Can’t understand, just what does he say?

[Chorus]
I’m on a Mexican radio
I’m on a Mexican (whoa-oh) radio
I’m on a Mexican radio
I’m on a Mexican (whoa-oh) radio

Radio, radio
Radio, radio
Radio, radio
Radio, radio

[Chorus]
I’m on a Mexican radio
I’m on a Mexican (whoa-oh) radio
I’m on a Mexican radio
I’m on a Mexican (whoa-oh) radio

Radio, radio
What does he say?
Radio, radio
Radio, radio
Radio, radio

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Another Saturday Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Alone

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Another Saturday Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Alone

 

Today for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt of finding a song about any of these – alone/confined/solo/depressed/isolated/restless .  Thanks, Jim.

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This is a pretty good song, and I like it in either version. It doesn’t mention any of the prompt words, but I think it is implied that the guy in the song’s story is new in town. He doesn’t really know many people, so feels lonely, depressed, isolated, and restless. He isn’t really confined, as he could go out if he wanted to. 🙂

The song was written by Cooke while touring in England when staying in a hotel room where no female guests were allowed.[1] It reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was No. 1 on the R&B chart for a single week.[2] In the UK, the song peaked at No. 23 on the UK Singles Chart.[3][4]

In 1974, Cat Stevens recorded a version of the song that peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Hot 100, No. 13 Easy Listening,[6] No. 1 in Canada twice,[7][8] on September 28 and October 19, separated by two other No. 1s, and No. 19 in Stevens’ UK homeland.[4]

“Another Saturday Night”, by Sam Cooke, was released in 1963, and is on his album, “Ain’t That Good News”. It was written by Sam Cooke, and is on the RCA Victor label.

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Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

I got in town a month ago
I’ve seen a lotta girls since then
If I could meet em I can get em, but as yet I haven’t met em
Thats how I’m in the state I’m in

Oh, another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

Another fella told me
He had a sister who looked just fine
Instead of being my deliverance, she had a strange resemblance
To a cat named Frankenstein

Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

It’s hard on a fella
When he don’t know his way around
If I don’t find me a honey to help me spend my money
I’m gonna have to blow this town

I’ve got some money cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
I’ve got some money cause I just got paid
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
I’m in an awful way

I’m in an awful way (He’s in an awful way)
I’m in an awful way, oooh, I’m in an awful way
(He’s in an awful way)

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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