Song Lyric Sunday – Gorilla by Bruno Mars

This week’s theme is to post songs about sex and I decided to go full on sex.  There are also some pretty “colorful” words.  So, if that’s something that offends you, I strongly suggest you do not read the lyrics or watch the video.

Now that the warning is over, let’s just talk a little bit about Bruno Mars and this song.  I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to post a Bruno Mars song.  The man is freaking talented.  I LOVE his voice so much and he has so much range.   I also think he is a fantastic entertainer; his songs can be so much fun (Uptown Funk)!

This one though… When I first heard it, I was literally shocked.  It is so steamy and so sexy… I love it!  I laugh every time I hear it because it is so blatantly sex.  Some singers try to hide the sex in metaphors and other things, but this is not that.  It is full on getting it on and I enjoy every second of it every time I hear it.

I watched the video for the first time tonight.  It’s a little long and seems to have a sense of a Mexican soap opera, but don’t be fooled.  It has strippers and a steamy scene in a car.  If you’re looking for a sexy, steamy video to go along with the sexy, steamy lyrics, you will not be disappointed.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Gorilla by Bruno Mars
Written by Bruno Mars, Phillip Lawrence & Ari Levine
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Ooh I got a body full of liquor
With a cocaine kicker
And I’m feeling like I’m thirty feet tall
So lay it down, lay it down

You got your legs up in the sky
With the devil in your eyes
Let me hear you say you want it all
Say it now, say it now

Look what you’re doing, look what you’ve done
But in this jungle you can’t run
‘Cause what I got for you
I promise it’s a killer,
You’ll be banging on my chest
Bang bang, gorilla

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas
Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas

Yeah, I got a fistful of your hair
But you don’t look like you’re scared
You just smile and tell me, “Daddy, it’s yours.”
‘Cause you know how I like it,
You’s a dirty little lover

If the neighbors call the cops,
Call the sheriff, call the SWAT ‒ we don’t stop,
We keep rocking while they’re knocking on our door
And you’re screaming, “Give it to me baby,
Give it to me motherfucker!”

Oh, look what you’re doing, look what you’ve done
But in this jungle you can’t run
‘Cause what I got for you
I promise it’s a killer,
You’ll be banging on my chest
Bang bang, gorilla

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas
Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas

I bet you never ever felt so good, so good
I got your body trembling like it should, it should
You’ll never be the same baby once I’m done with you
You

Oh, you with me baby making love like gorillas

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby we’ll be fuckin’ like gorillas
Ooh, yeah (Yeah, yeah, baby, baby, oh yeah, yeah)
You and me baby making love like gorillas


Song Lyric Sunday is open to anyone who wants to share music.  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 8/28/16

Time is just flying by!  I guess that happens when you are so busy.  I almost feel like every waking moment is taken up with talks of houses and cleaning the house and work.  I’m trying to really enjoy the times that aren’t about those three things, and Song Lyric Sunday is one of them.

The prompt I thought of for today is another one I’m sort of scared to use, but I figured we could all put up warnings if the songs are too explicit.  Or, as always, you can just post something that doesn’t have anything to do with the theme.  But, I’m getting ahead of myself…

When I started expanding my music interests, I started noticing that there are a lot of songs out there about sex.  I think the biggest one we all know is Greased Lightning from Grease.  I used to sing that song as a kid and had no idea what I was singing until I became an adult.  I don’t think it’s something we need to shy away from though… sex is a wonderful thing.  Singers obviously aren’t afraid to sing about it, so I think we should give them a nod and get a little steamy this week.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about sex.  It can be as subtle or as blatant as you’d like, just make sure to post warnings just in case there are sensitive eyes out there.

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!

Also, 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 redesp75@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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My Overly Dramatic Notice

I’ve been meaning to write this post all week, but that just goes to show you how hectic my life has been.  I realized last week that I needed to take some time off and I was going to mention it, but it hasn’t quite happened yet.

So, here I am, letting you know (even though it’s already technically happened) that I’m going to have to take a break for a while.  I’m still going to post Song Lyric Sunday each week, but everything else is on hold for now.

We are trying to sell our house and looking for a new one and I honestly had no idea it could be this time consuming, stressful and pretty much all-consuming in every way possible.  Add to that the fact that my daughter is in town and the day job is freaking crazy, and it just means that when I get home, I vegetate.  I’m definitely not motivated to blog.

I’m hoping to be back in a few weeks to a more full schedule, but for now, I hope you continue to enjoy Song Lyric Sunday.  Remember that I’m thinking of you and missing all of you and the wonderful presence you’ve been in my life.

(It sounds like I’m actually saying goodbye, which I’m not.)

(I’m so dramatic)

(I think I spent a little too much time with my daughter today… if that can even happen…)

I love you WordPress community!!

Song Lyric Sunday – Burn from Hamilton

This one was hard for me.  I thought of three songs right off, but then it was tough to choose which one to post.  I suppose I could post multiple songs, but I think it would detract from the message in each, so I really wanted to just focus on one.  I asked my family for help, but it became even more difficult when my daughter picked one but my fiance picked another one.

I’ve decided to go with the one my daughter picked (sorry baby).

There are so many reasons I’m picking this song.  First of all, in case you didn’t know it by now, I’m in love with the musical, Hamilton.  Second, this song says everything you would want to say if you were betrayed by someone you love.  It’s specific to cheating, but I’ve felt this way when relationships ended.  I wondered if everything he said was a lie and I couldn’t make sense of where we were when it ended compared to where we were when we were happy and in love.

Some of my favorite lines, that just break my heart when I hear them: “Your sentences left me defenseless, you built me palaces out of paragraphs,” “You forfeit all rights to my heart, you forfeit the place in our bed.”  And when she sings, “You, you, you” as if she is pointing her finger at him, heart broken and at a loss for words.  This song is so powerful on so many levels.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Burn from the musical Hamilton
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyrics found at Genius

I saved every letter you wrote me
From the moment I read them
I knew you were mine
You said you were mine
I thought you were mine

Do you know what Angelica said
When we saw your first letter arrive?
She said

“Be careful with that one, love
He will do what it takes to survive.”

You and your words flooded my senses
Your sentences left me defenseless
You built me palaces out of paragraphs
You built cathedrals
I’m re-reading the letters you wrote me
I’m searching and scanning for answers
In every line
For some kind of sign
And when you were mine
The world seemed to

Burn
Burn

You published the letters she wrote you
You told the whole world how you brought
This girl into our bed
In clearing your name, you have ruined our lives
Do you know what Angelica said
When she read what you’d done?
She said
“You have married an Icarus
He has flown too close to the sun.”

You and your words, obsessed with your legacy…
Your sentences border on senseless
And you are paranoid in every paragraph
How they perceive you

You, you, you…

I’m erasing myself from the narrative
Let future historians wonder how Eliza
Reacted when you broke her heart
You have torn it all apart
I am watching it
Burn
Watching it burn
The world has no right to my heart
The world has no place in our bed
They don’t get to know what I said
I’m burning the memories
Burning the letters that might have redeemed you
You forfeit all rights to my heart
You forfeit the place in our bed
You sleep in your office instead
With only the memories
Of when you were mine
I hope that you burn


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to explore anger.  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 8/21/16

I can’t believe another week has come and gone.  I’ve been so overwhelmed with life lately, that I haven’t had much of a chance to keep up with the blog.  However, I couldn’t miss Song Lyric Sunday!

I’ve been thinking a lot about music lyrics (obviously) and how they can sometimes say exactly what we are thinking but can’t put into words.  I think they also help us feel emotions that sometimes aren’t very pleasant, but are, I believe, necessary for healing.  I’ve debated using this theme, but I think it will be an interesting exploration.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song that explores anger.  (I know anger is a secondary emotion, so maybe that isn’t the best word choice, but I think it’s broad enough we should be able to come up with something.)  

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!

Also, 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 redesp75@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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Mindful Monday – Getting Rid of Clutter

As I’m sitting down to write this, I’m realizing that the amazing thoughts I had yesterday are gone.  I was so excited to write this post because I knew exactly what it was going to be about, but now all my thoughts are jumbled and nothing sounds right.  I probably should have sat down and written it out right then, but I was busy.

So basically, I’m not much of a house cleaner.  I realized yesterday that it isn’t necessarily because I don’t like the act; I actually found it rather enjoyable.  As I got further into it, I realized that I’m so OCD about cleaning that I almost become spastic and I start seeing all the things that need to be done rather than focusing on the task in front of me.  I found it was better if I stayed in one place because if I left to put something away, I found myself stuck in that other room doing something in there.  It can make for a frustrating time of things.

I also had the epiphany yesterday that sometimes you don’t realize how much the clutter and chaos surrounding you is actually affecting you.  I literally removed two things from the kitchen and cleaned it really well and everyone in the house is saying how open it feels.  You’d think I had knocked out a few walls and added ten feet in all directions.

I really don’t like clutter, but we live in such a small space that it’s almost a given.  There just isn’t enough space for everything to have a place of its own.  I realized, though, that I stopped trying at a certain point because it was too hard.  But I’m finding that it makes a huge difference in just how it feels to be here.  Things are brighter and more comfortable.  I don’t even know if I can explain it, actually.

I think it relates to our thoughts in many ways.  Thoughts can clutter our minds so much that it makes it hard to just be in our own skin.  Sometimes it’s good to do a little house cleaning and freshen things up a bit.  Even though the clutter might return, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the work to keep it at bay, or to stop it all together.

So there you have it.  A little house cleaning and I’m feeling fresher and more ready to do even more cleaning because I’ve realized what a difference it makes.

What about you?  Do you find that clutter can affect the mood of your house?

Happy Monday everyone!


Bee at Just Fooling Around With Bee is currently hosting Mindful Monday while Colleen at Silver Threading is away.

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