Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/5/17

This week, the lyric Simply Marquessa chose was: “With the touch of your hand, you start a fire burning…” I have to say that when I read the theme I picked for this week, I got really excited.

It’s funny to me that we’ve been doing this for a few years now and I honestly haven’t run out of theme ideas.  Some have been really similar, but they have all been unique in their own way.  The other amazing thing is that there is so much great music out there to share.  I want to thank all those who participate and share amazing music each week.  Doing this wouldn’t be quite as much fun without your influence and support.  When I first started doing this, it was almost like a slow sizzle, but now there is a great big bonfire roaring each week and I’m truly grateful for the warmth and friendship it provides.

Did you see what I did there?  I started talking about the theme and you probably didn’t even know it! (Who am I kidding? You are all really smart people and I’m sure the wheels are already turning…)  So, to get right into it, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “fire”.  

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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29 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/5/17

  1. Reblogged this on Simply Marquessa and commented:
    Did someone scream “FIRE!”? It’s time to break out your music collection and drop a link to your contribution over at Helen’s place! Comments will be turned off so please go directly to This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time!
    M xoxo

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  13. I noticed that this song has already been used, but it has such a personal connection to me that I am still going to use it. When I went back to school in 2011, I was worried it would really affect my kids in a bad way, but then this song happened. My daughter was taking a class where they had to identify all the people and events in this song, and it was the first time I was truly able to use my love of history to help my kids with an assignment. She only had to identify the first section of the song, but she decided to do the entire song for extra credit, being the only student in her class who did so. It turned into a family bonding moment, because we would talk about it at the dinner table, so here is Billy Joel’s, “We Didn’t Start the FIre.”
    Written by Billy Joel from Google Play Music

    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
    Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
    Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
    Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
    Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it

    Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
    Dien Bien Phu Falls, “Rock Around the Clock”
    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
    Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
    Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
    Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
    Sputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai
    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
    Starkweather Homicide, Children of Thalidomide
    Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
    Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
    U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
    Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it

    Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
    Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
    Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
    Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
    Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex
    J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say?

    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it

    Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
    Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
    Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
    Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
    Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide
    Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
    Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
    Rock and Roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    But when we are gone
    It will still burn on, and on, and on, and on…
    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning
    We didn’t start the fire
    No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
    We didn’t start the fire
    It was always burning since the world’s been turning

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  20. No time for another post on my blog but I did think of another song.
    Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire”.

    Then I heard the coolest story on the radio today. Apparently Bruce opened a recent concert with a song from Lorde. She was so moved she sang “I’m on Fire” at her next concert and dedicated it to him.

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