Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/10/18

OK, so I’m actually going to do this correctly this week. I think I apologized enough on Sunday for getting the theme wrong last week, but I’m not sure it’s all bad since many of you said the one I actually did was easier. I suppose that means I need to make it a bit harder this week. I’m going once again with a Jim Adam’s suggestion, but I promise to get it done right this time.

I just got back from a long hike in the mountains that totally kicked my ass.  I’m just hoping I can come up with a song for the theme…

So, let’s just get right to it.  Put your thinking caps on, break out your playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week, brought to us by Jim Adams, is to post a song with a metaphor in the title or lyrics.  

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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28 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/10/18

  1. Avalanche by Bring Me The Horizon
    The title and lyrics are a metaphor for what it’s like to go through mental health issues. If your mind won’t shut up or keep putting you down, then it can feel like a massive weight of ice. But songs like this always exist to give hope.

    Cut me open and tell me what’s inside
    Diagnose me ’cause I can’t keep wondering why
    And no it’s not a phase ’cause it happens all the time
    Start over, check again, now tell me what you find

    ‘Cause I’m going out, I’ll fake what’s real
    Can anyone respond?

    It’s like an avalanche
    I feel myself go under
    ‘Cause the weight of it’s like hands around my neck
    I never stood a chance
    My heart is frozen over
    And I feel like I am treading on thin ice

    Am I broken, what’s the chance I will survive?
    Don’t sugarcoat me, ’cause I feel like suicide
    Just give it to me straight ’cause I’m running out of time
    I need an antidote, now what can you prescribe

    It’s like an avalanche
    I feel myself go under
    ‘Cause the weight of it’s like hands around my neck
    I never stood a chance
    My heart is frozen over
    And I feel like I am treading on thin ice
    And I’m going under

    I need a cure for me ’cause a square doesn’t fit the circle
    Give me a remedy ’cause my head wasn’t wired for this world
    I need a cure for me ’cause a square doesn’t fit the circle
    Give me a remedy ’cause my head wasn’t wired for this world

    I’m going out, I’ll fake what’s real
    Can anyone respond?
    ‘Cause I’m going out, I’ll fake what’s real
    Can anyone respond?

    It’s like an avalanche
    I feel myself go under
    ‘Cause the weight of it’s like hands around my neck
    I never stood a chance
    My heart is frozen over
    And I feel like I am treading on thin ice
    And I’m going under

    I need a cure for me ’cause a square doesn’t fit the circle
    Give me a remedy ’cause my head wasn’t wired for this world
    I need a cure for me ’cause a square doesn’t fit the circle
    Give me a remedy ’cause when it hits, well, it hits like an avalanche.

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  15. I will admit that this theme stumped me, but thank god for Google, because it let me to “My Hearts a Stereo,” by Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine. The one and only time I went to a concert with my daughter, I heard this song and fell in love with it, and every time I hear it I think of that amazing day and all the fun I had with my daughter, my sister and her daughter. Thanks for the memory sis!
    Written by Benjamin Levin, Adam Levine, Brandon Lowery, Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo, Ammar Malik, Travis Mccoy, Matthew Mcginley, Daniel Omelio, and Eric Roberts from Google

    My heart’s a stereo
    It beats for you, so listen close
    Hear my thoughts in every note
    Make me your radio
    Turn me up when you feel low
    This melody was meant for you
    Just sing along to my stereo
    If I was just another dusty record on the shelf
    Would you blow me off and play me like everybody else
    If I ask you to scratch my back, could you manage that
    Like it read well, check it Travie, I can handle that
    Furthermore, I apologize for any skipping tracks
    It’s just the last girl that played me left a couple cracks
    I used to used to used to used to, now I’m over that
    ‘Cause holding grudges over love is ancient artifacts
    If I could only find a note to make you understand
    I’d sing it softly in your ear and grab you by the hand
    Keep it stuck inside your head, like your favorite tune
    And know my heart’s a stereo that only plays for you
    My heart’s a stereo
    It beats for you, so listen close
    Hear my thoughts in every note
    Make me your radio
    Turn me up when you feel low
    This melody was meant for you
    Just sing along to my stereo
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh to my stereo
    Oh oh oh oh so sing along to my stereo, let’s go
    If I was an old-school, fifty pound boom box
    Would you hold me on your shoulder, wherever you walk
    Would you turn my volume up in front of the cops
    And crank it higher every time they told you to stop
    And all I ask is that you don’t get mad at me
    When you have to purchase mad D batteries
    Appreciate every mix tape your friends make
    You never know we come and go like we’re on the interstate
    I think finally found a note to make you understand
    If you can hit it, sing along and take me by the hand
    Keep myself inside your head, like your favorite tune
    And know my heart’s a stereo that only plays for you
    My heart’s a stereo
    It beats for you, so listen close
    Hear my thoughts in every note
    Make me your radio
    Turn me up when you feel low
    This melody was meant for you
    Just sing along to my stereo
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh to my stereo
    Oh oh oh oh so sing along to my stereo, let’s go
    I only pray you never leave me behind (Never leave me)
    Because good music can be so hard to find (So hard to find)
    I take your hand and pull it closer to mine
    Thought love was dead, but now you’re changing my mind
    My heart’s a stereo
    It beats for you, so listen close
    Hear my thoughts in every note
    Make me your radio
    Turn me up when you feel low
    This melody was meant for you
    Just sing along to my stereo
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh to my stereo
    Oh oh oh oh so sing along to my stereo
    Stereo Hearts lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

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  20. Reblogged this on Wonderwall and commented:
    The phrase ‘Don’t go chasing waterfalls TLC’ has recently been painted above our water fountain at work. I’m not sure if it is meant to be inspirational or warn us to be careful not to create a waterfall with the water and get everything wet, slippery and hazardous? Drinks can be dangerous! Just this morning an hour into my train journey there was a sudden announcement about being careful with hot drinks; as though the hour mark was when passengers after one too many coffee, started tipping it over their heads?! I was too busy crazily sewing to get a banner finished for today. Anyway here is the full lyrics where waterfalls is used metropborically for something enticing but dangerous.
Waterfalls
TLC
A lonely mother gazing out of her window
Staring at a son that she just can’t touch
If at any time he’s in a jam she’ll be by his side
But he doesn’t realize he hurts her so much
But all the praying just ain’t helping at all
’Cause he can’t seem to keep his self out of trouble
So, he goes out and he makes his money the best way he know how
Another body laying cold in the gutter
Listen to me
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast
Little precious has a natural obsession for temptation
But he just can’t see
She give him loving that his body can’t handle
But all he can say is, “Baby, it’s good to me”
One day he goes and takes a glimpse in the mirror
But he doesn’t recognize his own face
His health is fading and he doesn’t know why
Three letters took him to his final resting place
Y’all don’t hear me
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast
I seen rainbow yesterday
But too many storms have come and gone
Leavin’ a trace of not on God-given ray
Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
I pray all ten fade away
Seldom praise Him for the sunny days
And like his promise is true
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to anew
Clear blue and unconditional skies
Have dried the tears from my eyes
No more lonely cries
My only bleedin’ hope
Is for the folk who can’t cope
Wit such an endurin’ pain
That it keeps ’em in the pourin’ rain
Who’s to blame
For tootin’ caine in your own vein
What a shame
You shoot and aim for someone else’s brain
You claim the insane
And name this day in time
For fallin prey to crime
I say the system got you victim to your own mind
Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of comin’ true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast
Songwriters


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