Song Lyric Sunday – Superstition by Stevie Wonder

I hope you all know that sometimes even I struggle with my own themes. Today was a slog. I thought for sure that I would go through my library and find something, but I was about an hour into it when my son walked by. He asked what I was doing and I told him. This was the first song he mentioned and when we looked it up, sure enough, it mentions glass.

I’ve never really asked for help and I’m going to enjoy that someone else picked my song for me today. Besides, I don’t think you can go wrong with Stevie Wonder. It was a great listen on this beautiful Sunday morning.

As a side note, I just did this to myself last weekend. I was watching my favorite tennis player and he wasn’t doing very well, so I started crocheting. As soon as I did that, he started playing better. I told my husband that I couldn’t stop crocheting because it was helping him play better. I’m not sure I suffered (other than my wrists from crocheting so much) because I was able to work on a project and presumably help him with his game. I suppose the suffering came when he lost the match despite my busily crocheting hands.

Superstition is a crazy thing, but for some reason, I think we still all fall victim to it.

I hope you enjoy this classic!

The lyrics are in the video, so I won’t put them here. The song is written by Stevie Wonder.


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was glass.  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 9/16/18

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last two weeks looking at things from the wrong perspective. I keep viewing things from the glass is half empty perspective. I’m not losing the weight I want to lose, I’m struggling in other areas of my life where all I seem to be able to focus on are what is missing. My husband has been a huge inspiration in the last two weeks. He’s normally a pretty negative person (sorry babe), but the last two weeks have been different.

He started focusing on everything he was grateful for and all the good things in his life and things around him started to manifest in a similar way. I need to do better at that. It’s not that I’m a week behind in listening to all your posts, it’s that I make an effort to listen to every post, even if it takes me months to catch up or stay caught up. It’s not that the scale gave me a number I didn’t want this morning, it’s that my jeans fit pretty nicely yesterday.

With that in mind, let’s focus on the half-full glass and 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 glass.

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 – I’m finally posting

It’s been a long time since I submitted a post for SoCS. I honestly think about it every Saturday, but then it gets too late in the day and I just don’t. I have some pretty strange ideas about my blog. I don’t like posting more than once a day and when I do, I try to space them out so they aren’t all happening back to back. That’s probably counter-intuitive when you think about it, especially if I was looking to add viewers. At least, I think that’s how it works. But honestly, that’s not why I’m here. Don’t get me wrong, I love my followers and I’m always grateful that someone finds enough here to want to click that Follow button.

I’m here for the amazing community (which I suppose happens with followers?), and to write. I haven’t been writing much, though, which I am always hoping to change and one day I might decide to change that from a hope to a reality. For me, though, it’s not about the number of followers, it’s about interaction, and as we all know, there’s only a very small portion of our followers who actually interact.

I find it rather funny how a certain word prompt can take a post into a wholly different direction than planned. I was going to write about life and probably bitch about the fact that I started a diet three weeks ago and the stupid scale is being stubborn and not showing me the results I feel like I’m achieving. I guess the one consolation I have is that the inches are coming off and I’m fitting in my clothes better. That’s really all that matters, right? Then why is it that a number on a scale can have such a drastic effect? It really shouldn’t, but I can honestly say that I’m still seething about the number this morning.

This happened a few weeks ago and I talked to an online coach about it. She was just excited that I’d lost 2 pounds, but I was hoping for 5 or more, you know? I suppose I should celebrate the small victories and not get it into my head that I should be this number or that number.

With that, I will just say that I hope you all have an amazing Saturday, and let’s celebrate the small victories, as tiny as they may be sometimes!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “post.” Use it as a word, or find a word that uses it as a prefix. Have fun!

 

Song Lyric Sunday – Broken by Seether

This is the first time in SLS history that I almost posted two songs. I was looking up songs yesterday for inspiration on the theme, and when I read the lyrics to this one, I decided on “picture/photograph”. I had every intention of posting this song, because I’ve been wanting to share it for a while, but it hasn’t fit any of the themes.

When I woke up this morning, I was thinking of another song, and when I listened to it, it made me cry. You might wonder why I’m not choosing it, since it seemed to have such an impact, but I suppose I can always use it on another day, and this one seems to fit more with things that happened this week. “I don’t feel right when you’ve gone away.”

I love the grittiness of Shaun Morgan’s voice with the haunting beauty of Amy Lee’s. I really do love Seether and I’m shocked this is only the second song of theirs that I’ve shared. I do hope you enjoy!

Happy Sunday!

I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I want to hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph, and I know it serves me well
I want to hold you high and steal your pain
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’ve gone away
You’ve gone away
You don’t feel me here anymore
The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I want to hold you high, and steal my pain away
There’s so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I want to hold you high and steal your pain
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away
You’ve gone away
You don’t feel me here anymore
Songwriters: Dale Stewart / Shaun Welgemoed
Broken lyrics © Reservoir Media Management Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was picture/photograph.  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 9/9/18

I was planning to catch up on all my listening and reading your posts last weekend, but you can’t always predict what’s going to happen. Needless to say, I started it, but didn’t finish it. Now I find myself even more behind. But, I will catch up! I always do.

I’m not so great about changing my profile pictures on social media. To be honest, I’m not a huge social media person, which is funny considering I have a blog. I decided to change one of my profile pictures the other day and realized that I don’t like any of my current pictures. I’m working on that, but for now, all my pictures are from four years ago. It’s still me, right?

This, of course, leads us right into our theme, so let’s 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 picture/photograph.

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 – Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

I know other people have used this song in the past, but I honestly wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I didn’t use this for one of my themes, and it just fits so perfectly today. I’m also OK if someone else has already posted it or posts it on their blog. There can never be too much of this song, in my opinion.

Chasing Cars is my favorite Snow Patrol song. I first heard it on the radio and was so excited about it. But back then, it was a whole lot harder to find music and I either had to go find their CD in the store (if it was even out yet) or I just had to wait to hear it on the radio again. I eventually heard it again and then it became so overplayed it almost got annoying, but I will always love this song.

There’s just something so beautiful about the idea of lying next to someone and forgetting the world. I think it’s something we could all use more of.

I do hope you enjoy! Happy Sunday everyone!

We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own
We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life
Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads
I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life
All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see
I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Songwriters: Nathan Connolly / Gary Lightbody / Jonathan Quinn / Tom Simpson / Paul Wilson
Chasing Cars lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was car/cars.  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 9/2/18

This is probably pretty redundant, but can you believe it’s September already? I sure can’t. This year has just flown by! It is delightful to walk in slightly cooler temps, though. My hubby and I went out around mid-day for a walk, and it was actually tolerable, unlike last month.

It’s been a very relaxing day, overall. I’m just watching the US Open and reading a book. None of that has really inspired a theme, except that while I was watching tennis, I noticed that there are a LOT of car commercials. My husband couldn’t stop talking about the Mercedes and how he’d actually prefer a Jaguar. I always roll my eyes because I don’t think they’re worth the money, even if you do have it.

I know we’ve done a similar theme recently, but I also know you guys have it in you to blow me away with your posts. Without giving too much away, let’s 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 car/cars.

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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