Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/27/16

I’m sorry guys… I know it’s late.  I’m not sure why I’ve lost all motivation for creativity lately.  Perhaps it’s the constant waiting… maybe it’s the pain I’ve been in… there are so many excuses, but I’m fully aware that’s all they are.  I don’t really have any excuses, but I’m here and I do have a theme, thanks to one of my amazing followers.

I’m always amazed at how music can open our eyes to events that are happening that we didn’t know about.  Music has such a way of speaking when words are gone.

So, thanks to Kerry of herheadache, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song that helped teach you something new (something you weren’t aware of before you heard it).  I hope I captured what Kerry wanted with her suggestion, but I think it’s a good one and am forever grateful that I have followers willing to help me out.  

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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22 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/27/16

  1. I had just decided to look for the prompt when it popped up in my email. We must be in sync tonight. 🙂
    So sorry you’re in pain, dear Helen. I wish there was something I could do to help. I know it’s hard to write when there’s something weighing on your mind. Then again, sometimes writing can help lighten it.
    Did you see the SoCS prompt this week? It’s “pretty.” 🙂 Give it a go, even if you don’t post it.
    Be well, my friend. ❤

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  5. This was hard for me this week because I am so exhausted from the chaos that was this week, but then I remembered “Candle in the Wind,” by Elton John and recalled that it taught me a lot about Marilyn Monroe. After doing more research I learned that the song was really about the unhappiness that can come from the choices that accompany or lead to fame. It began to make more sense why it was changed for Diana’s funeral, which always bothered me, but now seems to fit somehow. I love learning, so I want to thank Helen for posting this, even though I know how hard things have been for her. Love you sis!!!

    Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Elton John from Google Play Music

    Goodbye Norma Jean
    Though I never knew you at all
    You had the grace to hold yourself
    While those around you crawled
    They crawled out of the woodwork
    And they whispered into your brain
    They set you on the treadmill
    And they made you change your name

    And it seems to me you lived your life
    Like a candle in the wind
    Never knowing who to cling to
    When the rain set in
    And I would have liked to have known you
    But I was just a kid
    Your candle burned out long before
    Your legend ever did

    Loneliness was tough
    The toughest role you ever played
    Hollywood created a superstar
    And pain was the price you paid
    Even when you died
    Oh the press still hounded you
    All the papers had to say
    Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

    And it seems to me you lived your life
    Like a candle in the wind
    Never knowing who to cling to
    When the rain set in
    And I would have liked to have known you
    But I was just a kid
    Your candle burned out long before
    Your legend ever did

    Goodbye Norma Jean
    Though I never knew you at all
    You had the grace to hold yourself
    While those around you crawled
    Goodbye Norma Jean
    From the young man in the twenty second row
    Who sees you as something more than sexual
    More than just our Marilyn Monroe

    And it seems to me you lived your life
    Like a candle in the wind
    Never knowing who to cling to
    When the rain set in
    And I would have liked to have known you
    But I was just a kid
    Your candle burned out long before
    Your legend ever did
    Your candle burned out long before
    Your legend ever did

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