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Country x 2 – Song Lyric Sunday – Glass

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/16/18

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For today’s SLS, Helen has asked us to consider ‘glass’. Thanks, Helen!

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Here’s a couple of oldie country songs I remember well. My husband used to listen to these all the time, as he’s a big fan of country music, especially the old time country. I like a lot of country music, but it’s not my favorite genre. These two do seem to stay around in my memory of hearing them, though, and I do like them.

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“Rose Colored Glasses”, by John Conlee, was released as a single from the album of the same name in 1978. It was written by John Conlee and George Baber, and is on the ABC label.

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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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Simple Man – Song Lyric Sunday – Plan

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/26/18

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Happy Sunday! It’s time again for SLS, and Helen has given the prompt word, ‘plan’. Thanks, Helen!

At first I didn’t think I could find a song for this, and so I started googling. I found a lot of songs with the word ‘plan’ in the titles, but none I recognized. So, I kept thinking. A plan…songs about a plan…planning something…what rhymes with plan? Man…man with a plan… Maybe it didn’t have to actually have the word ‘plan’ in there, and could be a sort of a guideline or suggestion of something to do, and plan for. Yes!

Here’s a song I love very much ever since I first heard it. It seems to be a mother talking to her son, giving him her thoughts on how to live a good and satisfying life. Her words to him were a plan for him to follow, if he could, to ensure his happiness in the future.

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“Simple Man”, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was released from their album, “Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd”, in 1973. It was written by Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, and is on the Sounds of the South label.

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Me and You… – Song Lyric Sunday – Drive/Driving

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/12/18

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Helen has given us the prompt of ‘drive/driving’ for today’s SLS. Thanks, Helen!

There are so many songs in this category it was hard to choose one. However, I did settle on this one, even if it doesn’t mention those driving words. It is all about driving around and enjoying life on the road. If you hear the call of wanderlust, adventures are always just around the corner, waiting for you to find them.

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“Me and You and a Dog Named Boo”, by Lobo, was released in 1971, as a single from his album, “Introducing Lobo”. It is on the Big Tree label, and was written by Roland Kent LaVoie, which is his real name. Lobo is his stage name.

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Lyrics are on the video

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Chug-a-Lug – Song Lyric Sunday – Drink

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/5/18

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For today’s SLS, we have the prompt word, ‘drink’. Thanks, Helen!

There are a lot of songs about drinking, and types of drinks. This is one I’ve always liked, because it’s funny. Roger Miller had some really great songs over the years, which were humorous, yet had a between the lines kind of message. He also had some more serious ones, too.

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“Chug-a-Lug”, by Roger Miller, is a single from his album, “Roger and Out”. It was written by Roger Miller, and was released in 1964, and is on the Mercury label.

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Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Make you want to holler hi-de-ho
Burns your tummy, don’tcha know?
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug

Grape wine in a Mason jar
Homemade and brought to school
By a friend of mine ‘n’ after class
Me and him and this other fool decide

That we’ll drink up what’s left
Chug-a-lug, so we helped ourself
First time for everything
Mm, my ears still ring

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Make you want to holler hi-de-ho
Burns your tummy, don’tcha know?
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug

4-H and FFA
On a field trip to the farm
Me ‘n’ a friend sneak off behind
This big old barn where we uncovered

A covered-up moonshine still
And we thought we’d drink our fill
And I swallered it with a smile
Blll-bbb, I run ten mile

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Make you want to holler hi-de-ho
Burns your tummy, don’tcha know?
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug

Jukebox ‘n’ sawdust floor
Sumpin’ like I ain’t never seen
And I’m just goin’ on fifteen
But with the help of my finaglin’ uncle

I get snuck in
For my first taste of sin
I said, “Lemme have a big old sip”
Blll-bbb, I done a double back flip

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
Make you want to holler hi-de-ho
Burns your tummy, don’tcha know?
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug

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Lyrics found on Songlyrics.com

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© 2018 BS

 

Voices Carry – Song Lyric Sunday – Speak

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/22/18

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It’s time for another SLS entry, with the prompt word ‘speak’. Thanks, Helen!

To join in the weekly fun, just click the above link. You will also see other entries of the day.

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I kept looking for songs with ‘speak’ in the title or lyrics, and there were some, but nothing I could remember hearing before. So, I thought about just skipping this week, or at least posting a totally off topic song. That was last evening. This morning though, this song popped into my head. It seems to fit the theme in a way. Here’s why…

We speak our thoughts out loud, so they do carry out into the air, to whoever hears them. Or even just ourselves. We hear our own voice speaking. (yes, I do talk to myself all the time)

The lyrics to the song, and the video is trying to say that this woman is being manipulated, and her thoughts are being squashed down, by her boyfriend. I think this is emotional abuse. He is trying to make her change into someone that he wants her to be, and it’s not her true nature. He keeps telling her to shut up, that her voice doesn’t matter, and is less than his and his high society friends. She finally has had enough, and rises up with her own voice, to speak her truth. Yay for her! 🙂

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“Voices Carry”, by ‘Til Tuesday, was released as a single from the album, “Voices Carry”, in 1985. It was written by Aimee Mann, and Joey Pesce, Robert Holmes, and Michael Hausman, and is on the Epic label.

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Til Tuesday
Voices Carry
Voices Carry
I’m in the dark, I’d like to read his mind
but I’m frightened of the things I might find
Oh, there must be something he’s thinking of
to tear him away
when I tell him that I’m falling in love
why does he say
hush hush
keep it down now
voices carry
I try so hard not to get upset
because I know all the trouble I’ll get
oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
and something to fear
and I try so hard to keep it inside
so no one can hear
hush hush
keep it down now
voices carry
He wants me
but only part of the time
He wants me
if he can keep me in line
hush hush
keep it down now
voices carry
hush hush, darling, she might overhear
oh, no-voices carry
he said shut up he said shut up
oh God can’t you keep it down
voices carry

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Lyrics found on Songlyrics.com

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19th Nervous Breakdown – Song Lyric Sunday – Break

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/15/18

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Time again for SLS! Today our prompt word for finding songs is, ‘break’. Thanks, Helen!

There are lot of great songs that have the word break in the title or lyrics, but I’ve always liked this one, and is the first one I thought of for the challenge.

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“19th Nervous Breakdown”, by the Rolling Stones, was released as a single in 1966. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and is on the Decca (UK) and London (US) labels.

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Rolling Stones – 19Th Nervous Breakdown Lyrics

Youre the kind of person
You meet at certain dismal dull affairs.
Center of a crowd, talking much too loud
Running up and down the stairs.
Well, it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years.
And though youve tried you just can’t hide
Your eyes are edged with tears.You better stop
Look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.When you were a child
You were treated kind
But you were never brought up right.
You were always spoiled with a thousand toys
But still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you
Owes a million dollars tax.
And your fathers still perfecting ways of making ceiling wax.You better stop, look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nilne-teenth nervous breakdown.Oh, whos to blame, that girls just insane.
Well nothing I do don’t seem to work,
It only seems to make matters worse. Oh please.

You were still in school
When you had that fool
Who really messed your mind.
And after that you turned your back
On treating people kind.
On our first trip
I tried so hard to rearrange your mind.
But after while I realized you were disarranging mine.

You better stop, look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown

Songwriters: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

19Th Nervous Breakdown lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc.

Lyrics found on Lyricsfreak

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Maggie May – Song Lyric Sunday – Think

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/8/18

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It’s Song Lyric Sunday, and Helen has challenged us with the prompt word ”think’. Thanks so much, Helen, for providing a place for us to showcase some songs we like, whether old ones or new ones.

If you, too, would like to join in this weekly challenge, just click the above link for details. Listen to other entries, also. It’s fun! 🙂

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This song is one I’ve liked ever since it came out. It reminds me of road trips, because we always heard it when we were traveling down a highway.

It may be a stretch for the ‘think’ prompt, but it does have the word in the lyrics. I read that it was inspired by a similar experience that Rod Stewart had in his past.

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“Maggie May”, by Rod Stewart, was released in 1971, from his album, “Every Picture Tells a Story”. It was written by Rod Stewart, and Martin Quittenton, and is on the Mercury label.

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Lyrics are on the video.

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The Name Game – Song Lyric Sunday – Games

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/1/18

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Happy Sunday, and Happy July 1st! It’s time for another SLS, with a fun prompt from Helen! Today we are looking for songs about games, in whatever form that takes. Thanks, Helen! 🙂

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Are you ready to get your toes tapping and your rhyming going? This one’s for you! Enjoy 🙂

This fun song is one I remember from years back. It is a catchy tune, easy to learn how to play the game, and fun to sing along.

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“The Name Game”, by Shirley Ellis, is from her album of the same name, and was released in 1964. It was written by Shirley Ellis and Lincoln Chase, and is on the Congress label.

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The name game!
Shirley!
Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley

Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!
Lincoln!
Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln

Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln!
Come on everybody!
I say now let’s play a game
I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody’s name
The first letter of the name, I treat it like it wasn’t there
But a B or an F or an M will appear
And then I say bo add a B then I say the name and Bonana fanna and a
fo
And then I say the name again with an F very plain
and a fee fy and a mo
And then I say the name again with an M this time

and there isn’t any name that I can’t rhyme
Arnold!
Arnold, Arnold bo Barnold Bonana fanna fo Farnold

Fee fy mo Marnold Arnold!
But if the first two letters are ever the same
I drop them both and say the name like
Bob, Bob drop the B’s Bo ob
For Fred, Fred drop the F’s Fo red
For Mary, Mary drop the M’s Mo ary

That’s the only rule that is contrary.
Okay? Now say Bo: Bo
Now Tony with a B: Bony
Then Bonana fanna fo: bonana fanna fo
Then you say the name again with an F very plain: Fony
Then a fee fy and a mo: fee fy mo
Then you say the name again with an M this time: Mony

And there isn’t any name that you can’t rhyme
Say Tony, Tony, bo-bo-ney
bo-na-na fanna, fo-fo-ney
fee fi mo-mo-ney, Tony!
Let’s do Billy!
Billy, Billy, bo-gil-ly, bo-na-na
fanna, fo-fil-ly
fee fi mo-mil-ly, Billy!
Let’s do Marsha!
Marsha, Marsha, bo-bar-sha
bo-na-na fanna, fo-far-sha
fee fi mo-ar-sha, Marsha!
Little trick with Nick!
Nick, Nick, bo-bick, bo-na-na
fanna fo fick, fee fi mo-mick. Nick!
The name game.

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Lyrics found on Songlyrics.com
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Red Rubber Ball -Song Lyric Sunday – Metaphor

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/10/18

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Helen has taken another suggestion from Jim, and used the prompt of ‘metaphor’ used in songs. Thanks Helen, and Jim! 🙂

I had to look up what a metaphor was. It seems it is about the same as a simile, but not exactly.  A simile says one thing is  like another thing, and a metaphor doesn’t use the word ‘like’, but still compares two ideas. Well, sorry,  I’m not good at explaining these things. Here’s Jim’s explanation, which is far better than mine: A metaphor is a comparison between two words or phrases that doesn’t use the words “like” or “as”, because then it would be a simile.

Go check out Song Lyric Sunday! It’s so much fun! Also, stop by Jim’s place to see the song he chose…it’s a good one! 🙂

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I’ve always liked this song, and every time I hear it, it reminds me of the time I was in Jr. High School. I took a summer class of homemaking/sewing/cooking, that summer. We had a lot of fun, and could listen to the radio while we were in class. This song played a lot during those days.

I think this song uses both metaphor and simile. Can you find them?

The lyrics are on the video!

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“Red Rubber Ball”, by the Cyrkle, was released in 1966 from their album, “Red Rubber Ball”. It was written by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley, and is on the Columbia label.

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Smile Song – Song Lyric Sunday – Smile

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/3/18

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Today for SLS, Helen has given us the prompt of finding songs about smiles. The prompt was suggested by fellow blogger, Jim. Thanks to both of you.

Jim can be found blogging at, “A Unique Title for Me”. https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/

If you’d like to join in this fun, weekly challenge, just click the Song Lyric Sunday Theme link, which is above, to find out how it works.

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For me, this was a hard one to find songs that had smile in the title or lyrics. Then, I found this one. I think the My Little Ponies are so cute, and yay! they had a smile song. Hope you enjoy the video and song, and that it brings a smile to you, too. 🙂

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“Smile Song”, by Pinkie Pie, is actually sung by Shannon Chan-Kent, and Andrea Libman. It was written by Amy Keating Rogers. It can be found on the album, “Songs of Friendship & Magic”.

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