Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/25/17

So, I didn’t quite make it to listening to the Song Lyric posts that I’ve missed, but I promise that I will get to them.  I’ve had a hard time keeping my head up, and rather than focusing on and doing the things I love, I’ve been stuck in depression and not really doing anything.  I’m feeling a shift today, though, and I’m ready to get back to living my life rather than just surviving the catastrophes.

When I originally thought of the theme for today, I was going in a slightly different direction, but I honestly didn’t want to focus on violence or crime (which will make more sense when you read the theme).  So, instead, I took a slight right turn and found a theme that I’m rather excited about.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song with a word that describes a sound in the title or lyrics.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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SoCS – Sunshine in the midst of rain

I’ve been feeling pretty sorry for myself lately.  Oh, there’s been moments of light where I realize things are going pretty well, but for the most part, my brain spends many, many hours a day drenched in negativity.  It was actually a breath of fresh air to wake up to Facebook this morning and its sometimes annoying “memory” of the day.

Today, it gave me a post of my “Spring Memories”.  It was heart-warming to see the photos because my Spring memories are full of hospitals, pain, pain meds and healing.  Not to mention the nasty thoughts that swirl around my brain, creating an alternate reality.

It’s sometimes hard to remember that I GOT MARRIED!  I also went on the best hike with my boys on Mother’s day.  It was one of the more perfect Mother’s days I can remember, to be honest.  Then there was the fact that my husband survived heart surgery…!

We are trying to look at the whole thing as a positive because, you know, he’s still here.  But sometimes it’s so easy to only focus on the two weeks in the hospital, the terror of wondering if I would ever see him alive again and the freshly healing scars.  It’s hard to see the sunshine when it seems that the rain is pouring down and the clouds are darkening every day and there doesn’t seem to be a break in sight.

The reality is that the clouds dissipated for days at a time, and there was so much sunshine.  I’m just wondering when my brain is going to catch up…

I suppose I should remember that I’m not a slave to my thoughts.  It’s not like my brain has some demon entity in there controlling my thoughts and making me miserable all day, every day, even though it seems like it.  The logical part of me remembers that depression doesn’t define who I am, but the emotional part of me wonders if I’m strong enough to hold the demon at bay.

Anyway, this is just another reminder today that life is worth living and there are moments of joy even in the midst of the worst times.

It’s my goal to return to the things that make the depression easier to bear – writing and exercising.  Although, the exercise may have to wait another month or so because my 40-year old body just doesn’t heal as quickly from surgery as it used to and two surgeries for me in less than six months just about did me in.

Happy Saturday everyone!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “rain/rein/reign”.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer

I’ve posted a few John Mayer songs, but I’m not going to apologize.  He always seems to say the things that need to be said and I love the bluesy way in which he puts those words to music.  I don’t know, I pretty much think he’s brilliant.

You all might think this is an odd choice for today’s “celebration”, but it was the first song I thought of when I posted the theme.  It is also a pretty apt song to explain my relationship with my Dad.  He’s always been this enigma in my life – the person I always wanted to be close to but could never quite get there.  We’ve been slow dancing in a burning room for quite some time now and I honestly don’t think we’ll ever really get to that point that I’ve always dreamed of.

I love him, but I’m starting to realize I truly love the “idea” of him rather than who he actually is.  I don’t think I’ll ever be enough and he certainly has proven that he’ll never be that light in my life that I’ve always craved and needed.  It’s a sad, startling realization, but sometimes it’s better to face the truth rather than being hurt over and over again.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the song!

It’s not a silly little moment
It’s not the storm before the calm
This is the deep and dyin’ breath of
This love we’ve been workin’ on
Can’t seem to hold you like I want to
So I can feel you in my arms
Nobody’s gonna come and save you
We pulled too many false alarms
We’re goin’ down
And you can see it too
We’re goin’ down
And you know that we’re doomed
My dear
We’re slow dancing in a burnin’ room
I was the one you always dreamed of
You were the one I tried to draw
How dare you say it’s nothing to me
Baby, you’re the only light I ever saw
I’ll make the most of all the sadness
You’ll be a bitch because you can
You try to hit me, just hurt me
So you leave me feeling dirty
‘Cause you can’t understand
We’re goin’ down
And you can see it too
We’re goin’ down
And you know that we’re doomed
My dear
We’re slow dancing in a burnin’ room
Go cry about it, why don’t you
Go cry about it, why don’t you
Go cry about it, why don’t you
My dear, we’re slow dancin’ in a burnin’ room
Burnin’ room, burnin’ room
Don’t you think we outta know by now?
Don’t you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Don’t you think we outta know by now?
Don’t you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Don’t you think we outta know by now?
Don’t you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Songwriters: John Clayton Mayer
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reach Music Publishing

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about dance/dancing.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/18/17

I’m on my way out of town for the weekend, but I still wanted to give you all a direction for Song Lyric Sunday.  Just to let you know, this is my last weekend slacking off.  I’m going to get back in the swing of things as soon as I’m back on Sunday, which means listening to and commenting on all the posts I’ve missed in the past few weeks.  I think I’ve only actually missed two weeks, which is pretty good considering everything that’s been going on, but I promise I will get caught up.

Anyway, as is my usual routine, I just realized that we have a holiday on Sunday here in the US, but I’d already thought of a different theme for the week.  If you want to pick a song about Dad’s, feel free, but I think it would be even better to choose one that maybe fits the theme and the day’s celebrations.

I love how certain words can mean multiple things.  I also love how one art-form sometimes references another.  I love art in all it’s forms, so we are going to celebrate music this week, as usual, but we are also going to celebrate another art form.

So, the Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week is to  post a song about dance/dancing, or a song that has the word in the title or lyrics.

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

I’ve had my fair share of drinking in my life, but it seems that the older I get, the more it doesn’t give me what it used to.  I enjoy a glass of wine every now and then, but I also have one of those addictive personalities where it’s hard to stop at just one glass or even two; especially when there’s something I don’t want to face or deal with.  It can be an addicting sort of escape from thoughts and life in general.

I think it’s amazing when you can find something or someone in your life that replaces the addictive nature of a substance.  I will always believe that love is the great healer.

Also, I’ve just gotta say that I love Christ Stapleton and the bluesy, rather amazing version of this song.  The first time I heard it, I was spellbound, so I hope you enjoy it if you haven’t heard it before.

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

I used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I’ve known
But you rescued me from reachin’ for the bottom
And brought me back from being too far gone

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

I’ve looked for love in all the same old places
Found the bottom of a bottle always dry
But when you poured out your heart I didn’t waste it
‘Cause there’s nothing like your love to get me high

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

Written by Linda H Bartholomew, Dean Dillon • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about alcohol, or a song that has a type of alcohol in the title or lyrics.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/11/17

One of these days, I’m going to get back into blogging every day, but this week was just a struggle to get through every day.  I returned to work on Monday, and it always seems to me that no matter how much you think you’re ready for it, your body always reminds you that you probably weren’t.

I think things are starting to heal now, though, and hopefully all the little complications will settle down so I can return to a more normal state of being.

I was thinking about the theme quite a bit today and not really knowing what to do, when suddenly I remembered something I’d though of long ago but never used.  I think it’s an interesting choice, but it could also not be a great choice for some of my followers.  Anyway, I hope you decide to post something, even if it’s to go your own way this week.

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week is to  post a song about alcohol, or a song that has a type of alcohol in the title or lyrics.

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Viva La Vida by Coldplay

To be honest, this one was kind of difficult for me this week.  Music is such a huge part of my life and memories and I’ve already posted about most of them.  I was willing to re-do one or two of them, but then I remembered this song, and I figured it was perfect.

I’ve always shared music with my kids and I’m so happy that they grew up with a love for music.  They’ve all developed their own tastes, though, which is why this choice is perfect.  It took me back to those days when I had just left their dad and was living in an apartment with them.  I had to pick them up from daycare or their dad’s house, and we used to listen to my iPod while we were driving home.  I used to give each one of them a choice of song, which usually got us all the way home.

Adelle picked one of her heavy rock (usually screamy) songs.  Jaxon would pick country music  and Andru always picked this song.  Every time he picked it, the other two would groan.  I don’t know why he loves it so much and why they, in turn, disliked it so much, but it it will always remind me of my kids and their very different personalities and tastes in music.

I had the opportunity to see Coldplay live in concert with Andru last year (which I, of course posted about already) and he was stoked when they played this song.  It isn’t my favorite Coldplay song, but I will always love it for the memories.

Written by Coldplay
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listened as the crowd would sing,
“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
Once you’d gone there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was a wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn’t believe what I’d become
Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
I know St. Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
I know St. Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song surrounding a happy memory.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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