Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 3/11/18

I love it when you guys help me out.  Coming up with the theme each week can be fun, but it can also be difficult, especially when I’m trying to keep it all new and fresh.  I also need to factor in that not all themes will have a ton of music selection.  I do try to think of you guys when I’m theme shopping.

I received a lovely email from Felicia Denise a few weeks back, and she gave me a list of themes to use.  Unfortunately, we’ve already explored all of them except for one, which I’m excited and grateful to use today.  Thank you so much for your help and willingness to step into the ring and offer up some ideas.

 

So, get your thinking caps on, break out your playlists and let’s get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “unity”.  Please make sure to thank Felicia for her help this week, and check out her blog as well (I linked to it above)!

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 – So Far Away

Isn’t it crazy how we torment our poor bodies?  I don’t know about you, but it seems the older I become, the more I can feel the torment.  It’s as if my body is saying, “Please stop feeding me so much, and please exercise!”  I’ve had points in my life where I said I would never exercise and I would eat what I wanted because life is too short, I love food, etc.  However, I’m starting to realize that maybe I won’t live so long if I continue in that particular manner.

I know I’ve been talking some this year about exercise and finding my new healthy me, but it hasn’t really happened.  I started on my lovely elliptical in January, overdid it and ended up sick for the next month.  I’m honestly scared to get back on it because I am one of those people who goes all in when I make my mind up to do something.  I’m starting to realize that after 40, you just don’t recover from things as quickly.

It’s hard to be patient.  I sit here and think about how I want to be lighter, healthier and more fit, and it seems so far away.  If only it was an easy thing to just enjoy the process along the way.

I did start a diet this last week.  I really dislike publicizing that, but maybe it’s a good thing to just let it all out.  I was planning to start exercising at the same time, but I actually listened to my body this time and realized that it probably couldn’t handle that much stress.  I know it’s been less than a week since I started, but honestly, I actually feel lighter today.  The scale probably wouldn’t agree with me, but I can feel my body changing.  Even if it’s only the lack of an awful lot of really crappy food in my body, it just feels better.

The other thing I did differently this time is that I didn’t step on the scale last week.  I know I should probably have a starting point so I know where to end up, but honestly, that’s pressure too.  I know myself, and that scale is just too harsh of a reality for me when I’m trying to stay positive and motivated.  The one thing that’s nice is that your clothes are perfectly happy to tell you where you’re at.  They don’t give you a number, but they do start to loosen up a little at a time.

So, there you have it.  My goals still seem so far away, but honestly, I’m starting to settle into this whole thing, and no matter where I end up on the scale, at least I feel healthier today and now.

 


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “so far.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

  

Song Lyric Sunday – The Scientist by Coldplay

I know I’ve been doing SLS for quite some time, so it’s not surprising that I’m starting to show some of my favorite bands more and more.  When I first started, I really wanted to make sure I was posting a variety of music, since I do have a huge variety of different music I like.  However, I do have my favorites, so when things are hard, I tend to fall back on them, which I am embracing this week.

As I’ve said, I love Coldplay.  I think their lyrics are on point, especially in this particular song.  When I first heard it, I wasn’t too sure about it, but then when I read the lyrics I was hooked.  Science just doesn’t explain love, but for some reason, we try to logically decipher our way through relationships.  Logic is a good thing, really, but sometimes, it’s okay to just listen to your heart.  However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

I think this song is about how relationships can stall, especially when you’ve been with that person for a while.  It’s not really logical to assume you can ever go back to those first few months of bliss, but sometimes it’s good to remember all the reasons why you fell in love in the first place.

I hope you enjoy!

Come up to meet you
Tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh let’s go back to the start
Running in circles, coming up tails
Heads on a science apart
Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start
I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are
Nobody said it was easy
Oh it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I’m going back to the start
Songwriters: Christopher Anthony John Martin / Guy Rupert Berryman / Jonathan Mark Buckland / William Champion
The Scientist lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was numbers.  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 3/4/18

When I was looking for my song last week, I came upon the theme for this week.  It’s a good thing, too, because my brain is not in a very creative mood and I can’t even imagine trying to come up with that today.  I even have my song picked out, which is another bonus. (I apologize that I have a leg up, but hopefully this week will be an easy one).

Have you ever looked at the clock and it showed all ones, or all fours?  There are some people who think it actually means something, and maybe it does.  My son has a knack for noticing things like that.  I think there was a day where he showed me at least four times when the clock showed the same numbers.  It was slightly unsettling, but I realize now that it probably shouldn’t have been.

I tend to believe in things like that, even if I don’t know how it works all that well.  I just know that I consider myself lucky when I see all ones because that is supposed to be a sign of something good.

This, of course, brings us to our theme this week.  So, get your thinking caps on, break out your playlists and let’s get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “numbers”.  Find a song that features a number, or go with the word itself.  I know there are many songs out there to choose from, so let’s have some fun this week!

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 have to say a huge thank you to  Simply Marquessa  for teaming up with me the last few months.  I enjoyed every second of it, so thanks for reaching out to me.  She’s decided to focus on writing, which I find admirable, since my “writing” is limited right now to what I may or not post on my blog.

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 – I’m fine, really…

Fine is one of those words that doesn’t really inspire writing.  If you were inspired by it, I salute you because I’ve been sitting here for fifteen minutes with nothing buy fuzz in my head.  I’m not even sure I would use it in writing, to be honest.  Describing someone as “fine” is just not descriptive at all.  Fine is something I usually say when I’m upset and not ready to talk yet.  “Are you okay?”  “I’m fine!”

The other descriptive way it’s been used in the past is to describe someone as beautiful or handsome.  “He’s so fine.”  I think it was before my time, or maybe it just my time after all and I just don’t want to admit it.

I even thought about adding a prefix to it and talking about defining myself, but honestly, I’m not in the best frame of mind for that sort of post.  I feel like I’m floundering and nothing feels quite right.  I know I’m in a funk and when it’s like this, my thoughts work overtime trying to come up with “solutions” to the “problem”, when really, there is no solution.  Depression is like that, isn’t it?  The minute you try to define it, you’ve pretty much lost yourself to a vacuum of negativity and churning thoughts that go nowhere.

See, I didn’t really want this post to be like this, but it seems my stream of consciousness is reflective of my dark mood.  The weather isn’t helping.  It seems to me that our seasons have sort of changed.  March used to be the start of spring, but we just barely started having winter, so I’m thinking we might just go straight to summer in June like we did last year.  I’m actually happy it finally started snowing.  It’s weird to have the expectation of something and then to watch day after day without that thing happening.

That sounds an awful lot like what’s going on inside me right now; the expectation of something that isn’t quite happening.  Nothing’s really great, but nothing is really bad either.  I suppose you could say that I’m just fine…


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “fine.” Use it any way you’d like, bonus points if you use it as the last word of your post. Have fun!