Song Lyric Sunday – Yellow by Coldplay

I’m thinking this is fast becoming my most featured band for SLS. However, I wouldn’t say they were my all-time favorite band, which is sort of funny if you think about it. I guess their songs just seem to fit the themes. This one became the antithesis of the theme, though, so I’m sort of breaking my own rules.

I’ll have to admit that I wasn’t very excited about the theme today. I was just running out of time and fresh out of good ideas, so I went with it. It doesn’t seem to have affected you all too much, since everyone seems to have come up with something, whether it fit the theme or not. (I have no idea if they do since I haven’t made the time to listen to everyone’s posts, but you know me… I’ll get to them).

Anyway, this song. I decided to go with it because it is basically a song without a plan. If you read the lyrics, it’s hard to catch any meaning, although I’ve attached plenty of meaning to them as I am wont to do. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and this is what Chris Martin said about it when he was on The Howard Stern Show:

The word “yellow” has absolutely no meaning whatsoever and while writing the rest of the song he tried his best to change “yellow” to something else since every lyric before yellow made no sense but in the end the word “yellow” just sounded right. Martin also told Stern that through the years depending on the attitude and manner of whoever interviews him, he would make up some story about a song or album titles just to move on to the next question. Martin applauded Stern saying “I like you, Howard, so that’s the first time I’ve ever told anyone the truth behind ‘Yellow’.”
And, here it is. It was my first favorite Coldplay song, so I hope you like it!
Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow
I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called “Yellow”
So then I took my turn
Oh what a thing to have done
And it was all yellow
Your skin
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know, you know I love you so
You know I love you so
I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do
‘Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow
Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
And you know
For you I’d bleed myself dry
For you I’d bleed myself dry
It’s true
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine
Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And all the things that you do
Songwriters: Christopher Anthony John Martin / Guy Rupert Berryman / Jonathan Mark Buckland / William Champion
Yellow lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was plan.  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 8/26/18

I know I’ve spoken before about how I come up with the theme. Today, it was when I started thinking about my cell phone plan. We just changed it recently and I was wondering when my eldest would actually start paying me for her phone, since she’s a college graduate and moving to L.A. to start her big girl job in a week.

Then, randomly, my sister and I went looking for duck breast to make a planned dinner tonight. Apparently there’s not many people in or around SLC who eat duck. We went to a few places and called about ten. Most stores that focus solely on meat were closed on Saturdays and Sundays. We finally just gave up. It was frustrating and annoying, but we settled on a different plan. You know what they say about the best laid plans and all that.

Since I’ve been preparing for a dinner party all day and haven’t had much time to focus on the theme, I finally decided that my first thought was the best. It also really fit with my day today, which doesn’t hurt, I suppose.

With that, we’ll just get right to it. Let’s put on our thinking caps, break out our playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is plan.

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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Song Lyric Sunday – Big White Room by Jessie J

Fear is a pretty powerful thing. I find it interesting that some scary movies out there actually deal with overcoming fear even while they’re trying to scare you to death. Gotta love those jump-scares though. They get me almost every time.

I first started thinking about songs with zombies and other types of scary movie horrors, but then I came across this song this morning and I knew it was going to be my song. I remember the first time my daughter played it for me. We were in the car, driving home from school. I cried while I was listening to it. Not only does Jessie J sing it masterfully (especially in the live, acoustic version), but the lyrics are powerful. They don’t contain the word “fear”, but they do refer to a genuine fear that I’ve dealt with in the past.

I do hope you enjoy!

Sitting in a big white room alone
Tilt my head back, feel the tears fall down
Close my eyes to see in the dark
I feel young, broken, so, so scared
I don’t wanna be here anymore
I wanna be somewhere else
Normal and free, like I used to be
But I have to stay in this big white room
With little old me
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
Sitting in a big white room alone
Close the door
Don’t want the pain to come in
I clench my fist
And try to stay strong
I cry, feel sick
My heart is beating out of control
Can I run run faster than you
I wanna feel my body again
Feel the wind in my hair
But I have to stay in this big white room
‘Cause no one else cares, no
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
Everybody’s looking at me
Everybody’s staring at me
What do I do now
Smile, yeah
Everybody’s looking at me
Everybody’s staring at me
What do I do now
Smile, yeah
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
I’m going crazy
I’m losing my mind
I’m going crazy
In this big white room of mine
Songwriters: Jessica Cornish / Sher Agha
Big White Room lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was fear.  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 8/19/18

I honestly had no idea what to post as a theme today. It’s not something I think about all the time, although I’m obsessive enough to do it. However, when I do think about it, usually something pops into my head and it just works. Today has been different. Today, my brain has been relatively silent.

I decided to watch a movie, since I hadn’t been struck by creative genius, and then it came to me. My hubby and I love horror movies, and we just watched a doozy on Netflix. I don’t even mean that in a good way. It was watchable, but just barely. It did get me to thinking, though, which is a good thing when I’m trying to come up with the theme. I just hope it isn’t too difficult.

With that, we’ll just get right to it. Let’s put on our thinking caps, break out our playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is fear.

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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The best news for a writer that just has to be shared!

It is really weird for me to do this, because I’m not one to stand in the spotlight, but I just have to share the good news. I was approached by a publishing company several months ago to submit some of my writing, which I did. Not knowing the process or how long it could take, I had pretty much given up on it when I received the email that one of my short stories was accepted.

My story, Mirror’s Curse, will be featured in the book, Utah’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology! It is actually available for pre-order now, so if you’d like to check it out and some other stellar stories, please click here. The link will take you to the publishing house website, so just click on “Pre-Orders: See Collection” and you should be able to find it.

I guess this means that I actually need to dig in and write!

On the Street Where I Live

You know how you try to take the perfect picture of the sunset, but you live in the city and you just can’t get it without including the houses and cars parked on your street? It didn’t stop me from trying. However, I actually think the pictures with the houses and cars turned out better. What do you think?

Then there’s the one where you just decide to embrace it and even add a little crazy of your own by flipping things a little bit.


Thanks to my friend over at This, That and the Other for a great prompt that I was thinking about doing on my own but apparently just needed someone else to post a prompt in order to accomplish.

Song Lyric Sunday – Rest Stop by Matchbox Twenty

This is the first song that came to mind when I was thinking about the theme, even though the word “drive” isn’t found in the song. I figured it fit because “rest stop”. I was also shocked that I hadn’t posted it yet. As sad as it is, it is honestly one of my favorite Matchbox songs. I think the lyrics are brilliant.

I was looking around on the Internet and found an article on American Songwriter where Rob Thomas says the following about his lyrics: “I’m just the goofiest, happiest to be here guy, and I’m Southern. We are the geeks of the music industry,” he says of his band. “We are really happy to be here…Whenever I write, I’ll just have it represent the worst part of me. Then I can be this way (happy) the rest of the time. I only discover the dark side of me when I write. The rest of the time I can be a pretty happy me.”
I feel like this is how I write and I suppose that’s why I feel so connected to this band and their lyrics. I do hope you enjoy!
Just three miles from the rest stop
And she slams on the breaks
She said I tried to be but I’m not
And could you please collect your things
I don’t wanna be cold
I don’t wanna be cruel
But I gotta find more
Than what’s happening with you
If you’d, open up the door
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten
Just three miles from the rest stop
And my mouth’s too dry to rage
The light was shining from the radio
I could barely see her face
But she knew all the words that I never had said
She knew the crumpled-up promise of this
Broken down man, and as I opened up the door
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Have you forgotten
She said, while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
While you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio
And wondering what you’re dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn’t care
So I thought, hell if it’s over
I had better end it quick
Or I could lose all my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me
Songwriters: Rob Thomas
Rest Stop lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was drive/driving.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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