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Rocky Mountain High – Song Lyric Sunday – Mountain

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Rocky Mountain High – Song Lyric Sunday – Mountain

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/02/16/sitting-on-top-of-the-world/

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Today for SLS, Jim has asked for songs about mountains or hills. Thanks, Jim!

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This song has had an interesting history, it seems. For a short time it was banned by radio stations, because they thought it promoted drug use. Later however, Colorado officials formally accepted the song as one of two of the states’s official songs.

Here’s a short part of the article I found on this, and John Denver’s statement.

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

The song briefly became controversial that year when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission was permitted by a legal ruling to censor music deemed to promote drug abuse. Numerous radio stations cautiously banned the song until Denver publicly explained that the “high” was his innocent description of the sense of peace he found in the Rockies. In 1985, Denver testified before Congress in the Parents Music Resource Center hearings about his experience:

This was obviously done by people who had never seen or been to the Rocky Mountains, and also had never experienced the elation, celebration of life or the joy in living that one feels when he observes something as wondrous as the Perseid meteor shower on a moonless, cloudless night, when there are so many stars that you have a shadow from the starlight, and you are out camping with your friends, your best friends, and introducing them to one of nature’s most spectacular light shows for the first time.[4]

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“Rocky Mountain High”, by John Denver, was released from his album, “Rocky Mountain High”, in 1972. It was written by John Denver and Mike Taylor, and is on the RCA Records label.

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He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Comin’ home to a place he’d never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every doorWhen he first came to the mountains his life was far away
On the road and hangin’ by a song
But the string’s already broken and he doesn’t really care
It keeps changin’ fast and it don’t last for longBut the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye
Rocky mountain high
(Colorado)
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept the memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
Talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land

And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
I know he’d be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly
Rocky mountain high

It’s a Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it rain fire in the sky
Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)
Rocky mountain high
(high in Colorado)

Songwriters: John Denver, Mike Taylor
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Lyrics found on Lyricsfreak.com
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Let Your Love Flow – Song Lyric Sunday – Water

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Let Your Love Flow – Song Lyric Sunday – Water

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/water-under-the-bridge-2/

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Today for SLS, Jim has asked for songs about water. This can be anything like streams, rivers, brooks, etc. Thanks, Jim.

I’ve chosen this song because it’s always been one of my very favorite songs. I have the CD of the Bellamy Brothers Greatest Hits, and this is on there. I listen to this one and all the others a lot.

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“Let Your Love Flow”, by the Bellamy Brothers, was released in 1976. It was written by Larry E. Williams, and is on the Warner Bros/Curb label.

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Ride Captain Ride – Song Lyric Sunday – Water

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Ride Captain Ride – Song Lyric Sunday – Water

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/02/02/water-cohesion/

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For today’s SLS, the word prompt suggestion is water. We can find songs having to do with any type of water, be it oceans, lakes, rivers, bays, etc.

Thanks for hosting this fun musical challenge, Jim!

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This is a song that I’ve always liked, because it brings back memories of an all night long, nonsensical drive around town with friends.

Here’s what is interesting/strange about the lyrics, to me, now that I’ve read them.

  • Why 73 men? What’s the significance of that number?
  • A storm was blowing, yet the sea was peaceful?
  • The ship was a mystery ship, come from nowhere, and then disappeared. Were they aliens from another planet trying to lure people to their ‘mystery ship’, and ‘another world’?

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“Ride Captain Ride”, by Blues Image, was released from their album, “Open”, in 1970. It was written by Mike Pinera and Frank Konte, and is on the Atco/Atlantic label.

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Ride Captain Ride

{Intro}

Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay
Rolled off of their ship, and here’s what they had to say
“We’re callin’ everyone to ride along to another shore
We can laugh our lives away and be free once more”

But no one heard them callin’, no one came at all
Cause they were too busy watchin’ those old raindrops fall
As a storm was blowin’ out on the peaceful sea
Seventy-three men sailed off to history

Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship
Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip

Ride captain ride upon your mystery ship
On your way to a world that others might have missed

{Bridge}

Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay
Rolled off of their ship, and here’s what they had to say
“We’re callin’ everyone to ride along to another shore
We can laugh our lives away and be free once more”

But no one heard them callin’, no one came at all
Cause they were too busy watchin’ those old raindrops fall
As a storm was blowin’ out on the peaceful sea
Seventy-three men sailed off to history

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96 Tears – Song Lyric Sunday – Crying/Sadness

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96 Tears – Song Lyric Sunday – Crying/Sadness

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/here-we-go-again/

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Today for SLS, we have the prompt word = crying/sadness. Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, Jim.

Thanks also go to Mary B who blogs at http://www.jinglejanglejungle.net for her suggestion of the prompt.

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

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“96 Tears”, by ? and the Mysterians (also sometimes written out as Question Mark and the Mysterians), was released in 1966, from their album of the same name. It was written by Rudy Martinez, who’s stage name is ?. It is on the Pa-Go-Go /Cameo-Parkway label.

I wonder if he was the first to use a symbol for his name?

Anyway, I read the Wikipedia article about this band, and it was pretty interesting. The band members were children of Mexican migrant workers living in Michigan, and they formed their band in their garage. So, they were considered a garage band.

I don’t like just repeating what the Wiki article says, so I’ve included the link in case you’d like to read more about them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%3F_and_the_Mysterians

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I really like this song, and I think I have the 45 record of it. I’d go look, but it’s stored out in the garage with all my other ones, and it’s cold out there today. Meanwhile, hope you enjoy this really cool video I found. 🙂

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© 2019 BS

Good Day Sunshine – Song Lyric Sunday – Laugh

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Good Day Sunshine – Song Lyric Sunday – Laugh

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/01/12/sls-returning-guest-host/

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Today’s prompt words are laugh, laughing, laughter. Jim Adams is our guest host, and Paula Light suggested the prompt. Thanks so much!

To join in this fun music challenge every Sunday, just click the above link. Find Paula’s excellent blog, Light Motifs, here

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Jim gave us lots of possible songs to choose from (thanks, JIm), but I kept looking for something else. I looked through a few of my favorite artists songs to see if they had laugh in the titles or words. It wasn’t easy, but I did run across this one, which did. Yay! I do like this one a lot!

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“Good Day Sunshine”, by The Beatles, was released from their album, “Revolver”, in 1966. It was written by Lennon/McCartney, and is on the Parlophone label.

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Chorus]
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

[Verse 1]
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I’m in love and it’s a sunny day

[Chorus]
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

[Verse 2]
We take a walk, the sun is shining down
Burns my feet as they touch the ground

[Chorus]
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

[Verse 3]
And then we lie, beneath a shady tree
I love her and she’s loving me
She feels good, she knows she’s looking fine
I’m so proud to know that she is mine

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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This is my original vinyl copy of “Revolver”. It is on the Capitol label.

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© 2019 BS

Dr. Feelgood – Song Lyric Sunday -Doctors/Health

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Dr. Feelgood – Song Lyric Sunday – Doctors/Health

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/guest-host/comment-page-1/#comment-14395

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Today we have Jim, guest hosting the SLS challenge, as Helen is taking a much needed break for awhile. Thanks so much, Jim, for stepping in as host.

Hope to see you back really soon, Helen. I don’t recommend you go to this Dr. Feelgood, though! Hope you enjoy the song! 🙂

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“Dr. Feelgood”, by Motley Crue, was released in 1989 from the album of the same name. It was written by Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars, and is on the Elektra label.

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From Wikipedia =

Dr. Feelgood” is a song by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released as the lead single from their fifth studio album of the same name.

“Dr. Feelgood” is Mötley Crüe’s only Gold single in the U.S. In 2009, it was ranked the 15th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.[1]

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Instrumental break]
[Verse 1]
Yeah yeah
Rat-tailed Jimmy is a second hand hood
Deals out in Hollywood

Got a ’65 Chevy, primered flames
Traded for some powdered goods

Jigsaw Jimmy he’s the one in the game
But I hear he’s doin’ okay

Got a cozy little job selling the Mexican mob
Packages the candycane

[Chorus]
He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He’s the one that makes ya feel all right
He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood

[Verse 2]
Cops on the corner always ignore
Somebody’s getting paid
Jimmy’s got it wired, law’s for hire
Got it made in the shade

Got a little hideaway, does business all day
But at night he’ll always be found

Sellin’ sugar to the sweet
People on the street
Call this Jimmy’s town

He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He’s the one that makes ya feel all right
He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He’s gonna be your Frankenstein

[Hook]
I’ve got one thing you’ll understand
(Dr. Feelgood)
He’s not what you’d call a glamorous man
(Dr. Feelgood)
Got one thing that’s easily understood
(Dr. Feelgood)
He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
Oh yeah

[Verse 3]
He’ll tell you he’s the king
Of these barrio streets
Moving up to Shangri-la

Came by his wealth as a matter of luck
Says he never broke no law

Two time loser running out of juice
Time to move out quick

Heard a rumor going round
Jimmy’s going down
This time it’s gonna stick

He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He’s the one that makes ya feel all right
He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He’s gonna be your Frankenstein

[Hook]
Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand
(Dr. Feelgood)
Some people call him an evil man
(Dr. Feelgood)
Let him introduce himself real good
(Dr. Feelgood)
He’s the only one they call Feelgood
Guitar!

[SPOKEN]
Listen to Jimmy
Come play with Dr. Feelgood…

[Hook]
I’ve got one thing you’ll understand
(Dr. Feelgood)
He’s not what you’d call a glamorous man
(Dr. Feelgood)
Got one thing that’s easily understood
(Dr. Feelgood)
He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood

Dr. Feelgood (Dr. Feelgood)
Dr. Feelgood (Dr. Feelgood)
Dr. Feelgood (Dr. Feelgood)

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Lyrics found on GeniusLyrics

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© 2019 BS

 

 

What’s New Pussycat – Song Lyric Sunday – New

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What’s New Pussycat – Song Lyric Sunday – New IMG_1345

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/30/18

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Today’s SLS prompt word is ‘new’. Thanks for hosting this fun challenge and for all the prompts this year, Helen!

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Cricket and I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Enjoy this double feature, because in our opinion you can’t have too many cute kitties! 🙂

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“What’s New Pussycat”, by Tom Jones, was released as a single from the album of the same name, in 1965. It was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and is on the Decca label.

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What’s new pussycat? Woah, Woah
What’s new pussycat? Woah, Woah

Pussycat, Pussycat
I’ve got flowers
And lots of hours
To spend with you
So go and powder your cute little pussycat nose!
Pussycat, Pussycat
I love you
Yes, I do!
You and your pussycat nose!

What’s new pussycat? Woah, Woah
What’s new pussycat? Woah, Woah
Pussycat, Pussycat
You’re so thrilling
And I’m so willing
To care for you
So go and make up your cute little pussycat eyes!
Pussycat, Pussycat
I love you
Yes, I do!
You and your pussycat eyes!

What’s new pussycat? Woah, Woah
Pussycat, Pussycat
You’re delicious
And if my wishes
Can all come true
I’ll soon be kissing your sweet little pussycat lips!
Pussycat, Pussycat
I love you
Yes, I do!
You and your pussycat lips!
You and your pussycat eyes!
You and your pussycat nose!

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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© 2018 BS

A Summer Song – Song Lyric Sunday – Season

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/23/18

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Today for SLS, Helen has given us the prompt word ‘season’. Thanks, Helen!

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This song doesn’t actually have the word ‘season’ in the lyrics, but it is about the changing seasons. I think it speaks of summer loves, and how some people come into our lives for a short while, a season or so, and then move on. It might have been fate that brought you together, maybe a lesson to be learned at that time, whether of love, of friendship, and even loss when they pass on. I’ve heard it said that everyone you meet has some effect on you, whether good or bad, happy or sad, and it was meant to be that way. Maybe it’s like the butterfly effect. Do you think so, too?

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“A Summer Song,” by Chad and Jeremy, was released from the album, “Yesterday’s Gone”, in 1964. It was written by Chad Stewart, Clive Metcalfe, and Keith Noble, and is on the World Artists Records label.

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© 2018 BS

Song Lyric Sunday – Girls

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/16/18

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Today, for SLS, the topic prompt is ‘girls’. Thanks, Helen!

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The first time I heard this song, and all the songs on the “Rubber Soul” album was at a slumber party with my friends. We all loved the songs.

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“Girl”, by The Beatles, was released in 1965 from the album, “Rubber Soul”. It was written by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon-McCartney, and is on the Parlophone label.

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This is my copy of the Rubber Soul album. It is on the Capitol label, though.

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© 2018 BS

Bad Boys – Song Lyric Sunday – Boys

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/9/18

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Today for SLS we have the prompt word ‘boys’. There were lots of songs to choose from. Thanks, Helen!

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“Bad Boys”, by Inner Circle, was released from the album, “One Way”, in 1990, 1993. It was written by Ian Lewis, and is on the Island label. This song also became the theme song for the TV show, “Cops”.

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