Imagine: Pentatonix

I suppose I should have thought to post this myself after listening to Karuna’s original post this morning, but I’m choosing to share her post instead. Such a great message for today and always, and I simply love this version and the message they share.

Living, Learning and Letting Go

When Helen from Song Lyric Sunday read my post Imagine today, she told me of another group that sang the song. I just listed to their version. I was so touched by their rendition and the message that went with it that I decided to share it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Song Lyric Sunday – In Repair by John Mayer

When I first decided on the theme for this week, I really didn’t have a song chosen.  I didn’t at first realize how difficult it would be to find a song to fit the theme, especially the way I was thinking of it.  There’s many breakup songs that could fit the theme, but that’s not necessarily where I wanted to go.

Sometimes, the best thing to do is to scan every song in my iTunes library until I happen upon one that works.  It usually doesn’t work, but yesterday it did.

I’ve said before that John Mayer is one of my favorites.  His lyrics and talent blow me away.  There’s an 18 minute video on his Vevo that talks about how this was written and recorded in one day.  I wanted to focus on the song itself, so I used a different video, but if you have time and want to look it up, I think it’s pretty amazing.

I know when he’s singing about his heart in the song, he’s not necessarily singing about it the way it had meaning for me this week, but this song really hit home for me, what with my fiance’s surgery.  I know he wouldn’t appreciate too much information here, but this has been something he’s been dreading for much of his life, and I’m so happy he’s finally on the other side of things and healing more and more every day.

I think life has a way of making things happen exactly when they were meant to.  While it wasn’t ideal, I think it happened at the time in his life when I was here and could help him get through it.  I also believe it will allow us to spend many more years together.

So, once again, I’m dedicating this song to you, my love.  You’re in repair, but getting there every day.

In Repair by John Mayer
Lyrics by John Mayer
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Too many shadows in my room
Too many hours in this midnight
Too many corners in my mind
So much to do to set my heart right
Oh it’s taking so long I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh but if I take my heart’s advice
I should assume it’s still unsteady
I am in repair, I am in repair

Stood on the corner for a while
To wait for the wind to blow down on me
Hoping it takes with it my old ways
And brings some brand new luck upon me
Oh it’s taking so long I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh but if I take my heart’s advice
I should assume it’s still unsteady
I am in repair, I am in repair

And now I’m walking in a park
All of the birds they dance below me
Maybe when things turn green again
It will be good to say you know me

Oh it’s taking so long I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh but if I take my heart’s advice
I should assume it’s still unsteady
Oh, yeah I’m never really ready, Oh, yeah, I’m never really ready
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there

I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about healing.  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 3/26/17

Hello everyone!  I really missed you all in my absence, but I want to throw a huge shout out to my sister for taking over for a few weeks, even though it was more daunting than she at first realized.  Thanks again, Sis!

I can’t say that everything is back to normal in my household, but at least my fiance’s surgery went well and he is finally out of the hospital.  Now, the healing can really begin.  The last time I posted, I didn’t know what my future would look like and I was really scared, but I’m happy to report that he is doing well and with the surgery, we are prolonging his life, hopefully by many, many years.

So, in the spirit of everything I’ve been through in the last few weeks, I thought I’d take my experience and throw that into the theme for this week.  I just hope it isn’t too difficult to find songs to fit, but you guys rock it each week, so I’m thinking you won’t have any problems with it.

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

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 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 – John Legend and Ariana Grande- Beauty and the Beast

 

Today I am going to go watch a movie in the theater for the first time in three years. I am nervous, worried and scared because I hate being a burden and I know that I will be at the end of this movie. I have been told by those going with me that they are okay helping me, but…I still feel all these emotions. There are so many movies I have wanted to see, but Beauty and the Beast has to be one of my all time favorite Disney movies, and I have been waiting, very impatiently, for it to be released. I could wait for it to release on DVD or streaming, but I really think I could make it through this one.

When I got to thinking about covers, I realized I had the perfect song from the movie I am going to see. I was not disappointed  when I listened to the new version with Ariana Grande and John Legend, even though I was worried because I am not a fan of Grande. That being said I am happy to share the latest version of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Beauty and the Beast
Written by Howard Elliott Ashman / Alan Menken
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Unexpectedly[Ariana Grande & John Legend:]
Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast

[Ariana Grande & John Legend:]
Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
And ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Ever just the same
And ever a surprise
Ever as before
And ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bitter-sweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong

Certain as the sun
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and…
Beauty and the Beast

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a favorite cover song.  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 3/19/17

When I was with Helen this week and we were discussing her blog she mentioned to me that she hoped that I would want to start my own blog after doing this for her, and I very quickly said, “No.” I really had no idea had much work was involved in blogging, and it requires a bit more energy than I am willing to expend at this time in my life. So to all those who blog, I am in awe of you and have gained a new level of respect for the amount of work that goes into this.

Now getting down to business. I was discussing with my family what the theme should be for this week, and everyone was throwing out ideas. My daughter thought for a minute and started talking about her favorite cover songs, and so our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post your favorite cover song. 

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 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 – Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

 

Time is such an interesting concept. When we are younger we don’t think to much about it, because it seems to go by so slowly. I really didn’t think to much about time until I turned 40. That year I had my own health crisis and I remember thinking that all I wanted was to spend more time with my family irregardless of what that meant for me physically. Ironically my husband was thinking the same thing and last week he started thinking of that again, in the sense that he hoped there would be more time for two amazing people in our lives.

This song was what he was thinking of three years ago, and the other night, so I felt it was fitting to share it here. I wish I could save time in a bottle and I would give it to the Helen and her fiance so that they could “make the days last forever” and then spend them together.

Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
Written by Jim Croce
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with youIf I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty, except for the memory of how
They were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about time.  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 3/12/17

I was hoping the next time I was asked to do this it would be because Helen was on her honeymoon, but life has intervened yet again and here we are. For those that don’t know, I am Helen’s sister, Lorrie (dlrands), and I know how important this is to her and I am happy that I have found a way that I can help my sister in her time of need.

As my husband and I were driving home from the hospital the other night I asked him what he was thinking about and he said he was thinking about time. When I read Helen’s post today I knew what the theme was going to be, and was happy that she had a hand in picking it.

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about time.

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 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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