Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/17/17

I don’t know about you, but this honestly is not my favorite time of year.  I’m not a huge fan of this holiday, for many different reasons, so I find myself trying to just make it through and hoping it will fly by so I can find myself on the other side of it for one more year.

This year has been nice in a lot of ways.  I’ve been working my ass off at the day job, so I haven’t really had time to think about it.  I honestly can’t believe it’s only a week away, but I’m happy it’s flying by without dwelling too much on how I dislike it all.   I even talked my kids into a less-than-traditional celebration, and I think they went for it.  Maybe one year, we can just fly away to a beach somewhere and I can hide from it in the sunniest and laziest way possible.

Anyway, this does bring us to our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week, which is “pretending”.  

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!

I’m teaming up with Simply Marquessa  and this week’s SLS theme was inspired by her weekly LyricalFictionFriday theme: “I think it’s so sweet…how you let your friends encourage you to try and talk to me…but let me stop you there…” from the song NO by Meghan Trainor.

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

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.


43 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/17/17

  1. Reblogged this on Simply Marquessa and commented:
    Right now, I’m “pretending” that we’re experiencing 30 degree Celcius weather instead of -30! Anyways, get ready because this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Reveal Theme is….”Pretending”! Start digging through your music collection and post your song participation directly on This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time below. Comments will be disabled on this post.

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  2. I hear you. I have the serious holiday blues myself. As I am neither a Pagan, a Christian nor a Jew the season means nothing to me spiritually and I just feel so “alone.” It’s hard. A lot of times I just want to cry.

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  14. On Wednesday, I was sitting, crocheting, while my family made cookies, and we listened to music. I discovered new music that my children like, and one in particular really touched me. Helen’s theme reminded me of how I acted right after my blood clot was found. I pretended that I would be back to my old self in a few days, and I actually believed it. When I finally accepted the reality of what had happened, I was able to make real progress, and I have been able to see the blood clot as a blessing, most of the time. Thanks for the great theme sis. Here is The Light, by Disturbed
    written by Dan Donegan, David Draiman, Kevin Churko, Mike Wengren from Google search

    Like an unsung melody
    The truth is waiting there for you to find it
    It’s not a blight, but a remedy
    A clear reminder of how it began
    Deep inside your memory
    Turned away as you struggled to find it
    You heard the call as you walked away
    A voice of calm from within the silence
    And for what seemed an eternity
    You’re waiting, hoping it would call out again
    You heard the shadow reckoning
    Then your fears seemed to keep you blinded
    You held your guard as you walked away
    When you think all is forsaken
    Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness can show you the light
    An unforgivable tragedy
    The answer isn’t’ where you think you’d find it
    Prepare yourself for the reckoning
    For when your world seems to crumble again
    Don’t be afraid, don’t turn away
    You’re the one who can redefine it
    Don’t let hope become a memory
    Let the shadow permeate your mind and
    Reveal the thoughts that were tucked away
    So that the door can be opened again
    Within your darkest memories
    Lies the answer if you dare to find it
    Don’t let hope become a memory
    When you think all is forsaken
    Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness can show you the light, beautiful
    Sickening, weakening
    Don’t let another somber pariah consume your soul
    You need strengthening, toughening
    It takes an inner dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
    Ignite the fire within you
    When you think all is forsaken
    Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness can show you the light
    Don’t ignore, listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness
    Can show you the light
    The Light lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Cadium Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  16. This is a tough time of year all right. I’m feeling it too this year. Just wish I could hide away from it all! Hang in there, and thanks for keeping up with this weekly song fest, it’s such a nice ritual to have. Although I can’t think of anything for this prompt yet, so I may just sit this one out!

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