Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 1/1/17

I had all these plans about starting to post again, but I think I’m going to start back up again with the new year.  There’s just something so refreshing about a brand new start, isn’t there?

I’m usually the one who doesn’t wait to start things (like diets or exercise programs) until a Monday or a new year.  I’ve always said that if I’m set on starting something, I’m going to start it right this moment.  Writing is one of those things that has been hard to get back into when I stop doing it for a while.  It takes practice… but you do have to start somewhere.

Anyway, I know it’s a bit cliche, but I’m okay with that.  Hopefully you are too and we can all find some great music to share to start out our new year.  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about new beginnings.

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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Song Lyric Sunday – You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

About 10 years ago, this choice would have been very different.  It’s not that I don’t like giving and the idea of Christmas, because I love all of that; I just went through a few years where I didn’t really have a place to call home and then the place my fiance and I lived in was just too small to really decorate or do anything.  I suppose that’s a bit of a cop out.  I really just got tired of Christmas in general… it’s so commercialized and I’m not religious, so the whole other aspect of Christmas is just lost on me at this point.

But… But…

I miss Christmas.  I miss the excitement and the joy and the magic of it all.  I’ve decided (pretty much in the last two hours) that my goal for next year and the rest of my life is to be more like Elf rather than the Grinch.  You are going to see a whole new Christmas me next year, I promise.

But, for now, and this year in particular… I’m the Grinch.  Haha.  I’ve said multiple times this year and in years past, that I hate Christmas.  But truly, deep down, I really do have a heart and I really do love Christmas.  I just haven’t found my idea of Christmas yet.

I hope you enjoy this spectacular version of the song that I heard just today.

And really, Merry Christmas to my most amazing blogging family.  I’ve missed you in the past month and I plan to get back into the swing of things soon.

You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch Performed by Jordan Smith
Written by Albert Hague
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel,
You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch,
You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!

Just face a music, you’re a monster, Mr. Grinch,
Your heart’s an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders, you got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch,
I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!

You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You’re a nasty wasty skunk,
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk, Mr. Grinch!

You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You have termites in your smile,
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch,
Given a choice between you I’d take the seasick crocodile!
Seasick crocodile!

The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote,
“Stink, stank, stunk”!


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song a Holiday song that best describes you during the Holiday season.  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 12/25/16

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Can you even believe this year is almost gone?  I know I can’t.  There were many amazing things that happened, but it was also a pretty rough year… lots of stress with buying the house and then basically closing it out with surgery.  I appreciate all of you for continuing to support Song Lyric Sunday, even in my relative absence this past month.

I especially want to thank my sister for filling in last week.  I ended up staying an extra day in the hospital and by the time I got home, I wasn’t up for blogging at all.  But I’m happy I was able to keep things moving along and that she stepped in to help us out.

Considering tomorrow is Christmas, I’m not sure how many will play along, but I figured I would make it easy for everyone.  Of course, I think we should all pick a Holiday song, but I decided to add a little twist.

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a Holiday song that best describes you during the holiday season.

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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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/18/16

 

Hello all, this is Dlrands/Lorrie, and when Helen asked if I would be willing to guest blog this week, I jumped at the opportunity.  As some of you might know, I am her sister, and I love sharing in Song Lyric Sunday. I am not the writer that Helen is, I can write a pretty descent history essay though, so I hope you will all bear (bare?) with me.

This week has been a roller-coaster of emotions, I think Helen will agree with that, and it got me to thinking about what makes me feel better. Ironically when I asked my family what the theme should be this week it seemed to fit perfectly with what I have been feeling.  I have always included in family when I post submissions, so it only seemed right to ask their opinion on this as well.

So the theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song that makes you feel better. I am sure that Helen has done something similar to this already, but I think we can all use a pick-me-up from time to time. I realize how open this is, but I think it will be interesting to see what you all come up with.

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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Song Lyric Sunday – Unsteady by X Ambassadors

I’ve heard at least one song by this band that I thought was okay, but it never really struck me enough to go look up more of their music.  I happened to hear this particular song on The Voice this week and it actually made me think of the prompt.

I’ve had an on-again off-again relationship with my parents over the years, but this year was a particularly hard one for my Mom and I.  I went through a few weeks where I considered whether I really wanted or needed either of my parents in my life.  It’s been a slow, steady process, but my Mom and I are making progress in a good direction.

This song really hit me and made me think of her.  She’s always been one person I could call when things were bad, even when I wasn’t sure about our relationship.  A few weeks ago, I had to leave work early because I was in so much pain.  The drive home was difficult and I wanted to talk to someone to help get me there.  My Mom wasn’t the first person I thought of, but she was pretty damn near close and she picked up on the second ring.

She talked to me the whole way home… I cried and we laughed and I made it home with her beautiful voice as my beacon through the pain.  So, Mom, this is dedicated to you.  I still need you, even now. ❤

Unsteady by X Ambassadors
Written by Alex Da Kid
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Momma
Come here
Approach
Appear
Daddy
I’m alone
‘Cause this house don’t feel like home

If you love me
Don’t let go
If you love me
Don’t let go

Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Mother
I know
That you’re tired of being alone
Dad I know you’re trying
To fight when you feel like flying

If you love me
Don’t let go
If you love me
Don’t let go

Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold
Hold on
Hold on to me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about needing someone.  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 12/11/16

This entire week has been a blur of work, moving and dealing with the emotions of leaving one home behind and beginning in a new (well new for us) one.  I haven’t really sat down to take a breathe, but I figured now was a fantastic time, since it’s Saturday and time for your Song Lyric Sunday Theme.

I just barely got my computer up and running and things look halfway decent, which is pretty amazing considering we only finally moved in on Thursday.  The one thing I learned during this move, though, was that sometimes you need to count on others to help you out.  I’m a pretty independent person and it’s hard for me to ask for help, but sometimes the need is just too great… which brings us to our theme.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about needing someone.

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!

P.S. I haven’t had a chance to listen to everyone’s posts from last week.  I’m still planning to get to every one of them, but it may take some time.  I hope you are all checking out each other’s posts because everyone is posting some great music!  Thank you SO much for participating each week and making this such an enjoyable experience for me.

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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Song Lyric Sunday – Changing by The Airborne Toxic Event

This isn’t a very deep song, but it was the first one I thought of when I thought of the prompt.   I love the band and I fell in love with the video the moment I saw it.  I also relate to the lyrics because I don’t like change either.  I believe that’s why this move has started to make me feel so down.  We starting boxing things up today and everything is out of order and a mess.  It makes me feel so weird.

I believe we are constantly changing, so I don’t believe that anyone stays the same, but that doesn’t mean I don’t fight it like crazy.  I suppose that’s part of what makes people unhappy and miserable.  Perhaps I should be more accepting.

I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do.  I’ve just decided I’m going to add it to my playlist because it’s a fun, upbeat song I can pack boxes to while listening and trying to realize that change is happening whether I’m ready for it or not!

Changing by The Airborne Toxic Event
Written by The Airborne Toxic Event
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

All these buckets of rain, I’ve heard enough about.
You say that I lied.
I am a gentleman didn’t I ask for a place I could stay?
What were we both thinking?
The next part just got in the way.
You were just always talking about changing, changing
What if I was the same man, same man, the same I always was?

All these things that you say,
like I’ll forget about the mind-numbing games that you play.
I am a gentleman, didn’t I pay for every laugh every dime,
every bit every time and then you feed me some line.
I won’t hear one more word about changing, changing
Guess what I am the same man, same man, same man I’ve always been.

Days pass and turn into weeks, when we don’t even speak.
We just lay wide awake and pretend we’re asleep.
You go home alone and you’re checking your phone
and you’re looking at me like I’m something you own.

All these buckets of rain, you can’t forget about it, you say I never tried.
I am a gentleman, didn’t I answer every time that you call, pick you up when you fall
But you never listen at all
You were just always talking about changing, changing
Guess what I am the same man, same man.
Changing, changing
Guess what I am the same man, same man.
Changing, changing
Guess what I am the same man, same man.

 

 


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

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