Song Lyric Sunday – Count On Me by Bruno Mars

I’m not huge into Bruno Mars these days, but after looking up a few songs for this week’s theme, I ran across this song and remembered how much I love it.  I definitely enjoyed his first CD a lot and his second not quite as much, but I still like both of them more than what  he’s doing now.  The guy can sing, there’s not doubt, and this song is just simple goodness.

I haven’t had a lot of really close friends in my life, but I hope those whom I do consider friends know that I will always be there, no matter what.

I hope you enjoy!

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea,
I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see,
I’ll be the light to guide you

Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one two three
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two
You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Whoa, whoa
Oh, oh
Yeah, yeah

If you tossin’ and you’re turnin’ and you just can’t fall asleep
I’ll sing a song
Beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me
Everyday I will
Remind you

Ooh
Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one two three
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two
You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Oh, oh
Yeah, yeah

You’ll always have my shoulder when you cry
I’ll never let go
Never say goodbye
You know you can

Count on me like one two three
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two
And you’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Oh, oh
You can count on me ’cause I can count on you

Written by Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, BMG

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about friendship.  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 7/22/17

My sister asked me yesterday what the theme was going to be, but I honestly had no idea.  And you’d think she would have helped in some way, but she didn’t… she just wanted to know so she could start thinking of a song to post.

Well, I take that back.  Just by her being here, she helped me think of the theme for this week, so I suppose she gets my thanks, even though she didn’t help me with the actual thought process.

So, once again, without further rambling on about nothing, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song about friendship.  

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 – My Sister, My Friend

There was a time a few years ago that I felt homeless, and to be honest, I sort of was.  I was living in a house where my kids lived, but there wasn’t really a place for me that was “finished” and I felt uncomfortable at best.

I did meet someone, though, who was living at my sister’s house.  Needless to say, I started spending a lot of time at my sister’s house.  I realize today that the joy I felt while I was at her house was way more about her than the guy I was dating.  My favorite thing was to wake up on Saturday mornings and cook breakfast with her and drink coffee.  The guys always just seemed to get in the way of our time together.

Anyway, I’m saying all this because my sister is staying with me for the weekend, and I couldn’t be more delighted.  When I first saw the prompt, I had no clue what to write about, but then a poem started to ramble in my head, so I thought I’d share it with you.  It’s mostly SoCS, but not completely.

My Sister, My Friend

Beginning
At the end
Struggling to find
A seal, unbroken
Losing sight
Losing touch

You called
I came
We built a bond
Everlasting
Rising to the ceiling
Breaking barriers

Sisters…
Friends
Forever

 


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill.  Today’s prompt is “sealing/ceiling.” 

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Sunday Photo Fiction – The Town Bogeyman

© Mike Vore

“Don’t be such a scaredy cat, Lily!” Amber called to her friend who was at least twenty feet behind her and Debbie.

“Can you blame her?” Debbie said.

“Oh, not you too! “ Amber stopped in the middle of the road and placed her hands on her hips.  “Should we just turn back, then?”

Debbie stopped, turned back to look at Lily who was just catching up, and gnawed on a fingernail.  “I don’t know.  It’s late and…”

“…and after those stories you told, who wouldn’t be freaked?” Lily finished for Debbie.

Amber laughed.  “Guys, they were made up!”

**

The sky was just beginning to show signs of daybreak when they made it to the house.  Boarded up, overgrown with weeds, it had become the town bogeyman.  Amber was the first to walk up the stairs.

“What was that?” Lily’s voice caught in her throat and she came to a sudden halt at the bottom of the stairs.

“It was the stairs, dummy.  They’re old.”  Amber rolled her eyes and walked up to the window.  Just as she placed her hands on the slit between the boards, an ear-shattering scream blasted the silence.

Amber didn’t think, she ran.  Tripping down the stairs, she landed on her butt, but was up again and racing for home before her friends could react.


The rules for Sunday Photo Fiction are to create a story/poem or something using around 200 words with the photo as a guide, although it doesn’t have to be center stage.  This one comes in at 221 words.

Click the blue froggy link to read other amazing stories!

Happy Sunday!

Song Lyric Sunday – Come What May from Moulin Rouge

I guess I’m going to have to get all sappy on you guys this week.  I probably could have gone out and found a cool rock and roll duet, but it didn’t take me long to remember this song and how much I love it.  I just finished listening to it again for probably the millionth time and it still manages to bring tears to my eyes.

I always thought this love feeling would happen in an instant and it would just be there the rest of your life, but life has taught me that is rarely ever true.  Love is something that builds with time and lots of hard work.  Sure, there’s easy moments along the way, but for the most part, I think there will always be a checking in to make sure things are moving in the right direction.

I was laying next to the hubby this morning and found myself realizing that there is not one single moment where you feel like you’ve made it – Ah, I’m finally in love and this is it!  It’s definitely a process; however, I feel like this is the first time in my life where I’m truly happy and I feel I’ve found someone I can spend the rest of my life with, come what may.

I just have to say that my favorite line is, “I want to vanish inside your kiss”.  Brilliant lyrics to say the least!

I know I’ve dedicated many songs to the man in my life, but here is yet another one.  I love you, Husband!

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

Never knew I could feel like this
Like I´ve never seen the sky before
I want to vanish inside your kiss
Every day I´m loving you more and more
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sings
Telling me to give you everything
Seasons may change, winter to spring
But I love you until the end of time

Come what may
Come what may
I will love you until my dying day

Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace
Suddenly my life doesn´t seem such a waste
It all revolves around you
And there´s no mountain too high
No river too wide
Sing out this song I´ll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather
And stars may collide
But I love you until the end of time

Oh, come what may, come what may
I will love you, I will love you
Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place

Written by Franklin, Jr Tableporter • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a duet.  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 7/16/17

I was just thinking that I never could have imagined the kind of success SLS would become when I first started it.  I only wanted to share my love of music and hopefully have a few people do the same thing.  I couldn’t be more grateful for the followers and participators SLS has each week.  I’ve listened to some amazing music in the past few years and I only hope it will continue for many more.

The other thing I love about sharing this with you guys is that sometimes you help me out.  I didn’t have to worry about the theme this week because I was given a theme by Thoughts, Songs, Words with Meaning.  Thanks for helping out this week!

So, without further meandering, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a duet.  

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 – Storytelling and History

The book I’m currently reading is “A Feast for Crows” by George R.R. Martin.  It doesn’t really inspire happy thoughts does it?

The first thing that really came to mind was the quote from the book that I texted to my sister because I knew she would find it interesting, if nothing else.  “I prefer my history dead.  Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.”  I found the quote so interesting and so did she.  It makes me think every time I read it, but it especially makes me think of my sister and her chosen profession.

She majored in history, which I found to be rather odd.  I always hated history in school, but now that I’m thinking about it, I think I disliked it because the teachers always made us remember dates and significant events.  I think if they’d focused more on the amazing stories, I probably would have found more to peak my interest.

My sister is currently working on a project for the university she works for.  She is interviewing World War II veterans and they are compiling everything they can get their hands on.  I somehow found myself in the middle of this project because they needed help transcribing the interviews and I rather flippantly told my sister I could type pretty fast and I could “totally do that”, even though it’s not something I’ve ever done.  Honestly, it was just one of those conversations you have while drinking and talking at a party, but you never really think anything is going to come of it.

However, two days later, I had one of those interviews and I was transcribing it so I could show them and myself how fast I was.  I suppose I didn’t do too badly because they are sending more my way.

The whole point is, though, that I thought I would hate listening to the interviews, but I actually found it so interesting.  This wasn’t a matter of random facts that I had to memorize in school; this was another human being who laughed and talked about his time in the army.  I’m starting to realize that maybe history isn’t such a bad thing and I’ve always turned my nose up at it for all the wrong reasons.

I mean, some of my favorite things are basically about history, like Hamilton (although I realize that is only based on historical events) and some of the podcasts I’m listening to.  If you really break it down, though, it’s about storytelling, and that is exactly what I love.

Happy Saturday everyone!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill.  Today’s prompt is “book title.” Take the title of the book you’re currently reading or the one sitting closest to you when you’re ready to write your SoCS post and base your post on the title only.

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