Song Lyric Sunday – The Great Escape by Boys Like Girls

It took me a little while to find something I wanted to share. I did think of Seasons of Love from Rent, but I didn’t necessarily want to share that one, so I kept looking. I finally took my pain-wracked body downstairs to look at my iTunes on my computer. It didn’t take me long before I found exactly what I was looking for.

I fell in love with this band what seems like forever ago. I’m surprised I haven’t shared any of their songs before for SLS, but I’m happy to share them with you today. I remembered why I love them so much when I listened to this song again today. It’s upbeat and fun and I just really needed this one right now.

They do have a song called Five Minutes to Midnight, but I had more fun with this one, and they do sing “All of the wasted time, the hours that were left behind,” so I think I’ve hit the theme for this week. Also, this one always made me think of graduation, when you’re finally done with all the rules and you can just escape!

I do hope you enjoy!

Paper bags and plastic hearts
All our belongings in shopping carts
It’s goodbye
But we got one more night
Let’s get drunk and drive around
And make peace with an empty town
We can make it right
Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We’ll make the great escape
We won’t hear a word they say
They don’t know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
‘Cause we are finally free tonight
Tonight will change our lives
It’s so good to be by your side
But we’ll cry
We won’t give up the fight
We’ll scream loud at the top of our lungs
And they’ll think it’s just ’cause we’re young
And we’ll feel so alive
Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We’ll make the great escape
We won’t hear a word they say
They don’t know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
‘Cause we are finally free tonight
All of the wasted time
The hours that were left behind
The answers that we’ll never find
They don’t mean a thing tonight
Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We’ll make the great escape
We won’t hear a word they say
They don’t know us anyway
Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We’ll make the great escape
We won’t hear a word they say
They don’t know us anyway
Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We’ll make the great escape
We won’t hear a word they say
They don’t know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
‘Cause we are finally free tonight
Songwriters: David Katz / Martin Johnson / Sam Hollander
The Great Escape lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was seconds/minutes/hours.  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 6/17/18

Can you believe it? I almost forgot about Song Lyric Sunday this week. I was sitting here, drowning in lethargy, wondering how I’m going to stay awake for the next six hours. I spent the morning hiking and then the last two hours pulling dead things out of the garden. I’m spent! I also didn’t do my back any favors, but such is life. Someone’s gotta pull dead things out of there, otherwise they will choke off the living things (it’s already starting to happen, to be honest).

None of this has anything to do with the theme, other than I needed to come up with something and decided to continue something I started a while back. It’s crazy to me how quickly time can fly by. There are also times when minutes can seem like hours. Time is just a strange thing.

Anyway, this sort of leads us right into it.  So, let’s put on our thinking caps on, break out our playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is seconds/minutes/hours. Pick one or find a song that features all three!  

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 – Fields of Gold by Sting

I’m not sure what made me think of this song, but it ended up being perfect.  I haven’t heard this song in ages, but it got me through a pretty bad breakup a lifetime ago.  I listened to it on repeat, crying my eyes out, thinking things would just never get better.  It’s surprising to me how things can change so drastically, given enough time.

I saw Sting perform recently and I was amazed that he still has it.  He is a brilliant performer and I will always love his voice.

I do hope you enjoy!

ou’ll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we walk in fields of gold
So she took her love for to gaze awhile upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down among the fields of gold
Will you stay with me, will you be my love among the fields of barley?
We’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we lie in fields of gold
See the west wind move like a lover so upon the fields of barley.
Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth among the fields of gold
I never made promises lightly and there have been some that I’ve broken
But I swear in the days still left we’ll walk in fields of gold
We’ll walk in fields of gold
Many years have passed since those summer days among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down among the fields of gold
You’ll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky when we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold, when we walked in fields of gold
Songwriters: Gordon Sumner / Dusan Bogdanovic
Fields of Gold lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was a song with a metaphor.  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 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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Song Lyric Sunday – She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5

Not only did I get Jim Adam’s theme wrong (it was supposed to be simile), if I had it to do all over again, I probably wouldn’t have picked “smile”.  All I can think is that it’s the universe’s way of getting to me.  Perhaps it’s trying to tell me something.  Perhaps I need to smile, but in the past few days, I keep finding reasons not to.

I suppose that’s what led me to pick this particular song.  Maybe someone, somewhere will see something good in me, because I’m for sure not seeing it right now.  “Broken smile” is just about how it feels to be me right now, which reeks of self pity and all those things I fight against, but sometimes it’s good to just say it, you know?  Perhaps if I acknowledge how terrible I’m feeling, it might turn things around.  Sometimes it works, but sometimes it doesn’t.

So, I’m going to drown myself in music for a while, thanks to my amazing followers.  Thanks for making my Sunday’s so enjoyable, even when I can’t find much joy.  And even though this song talks about the girl with the broken smile, I think there is also hope.

I do hope you enjoy.

Beauty queen of only eighteen she
Had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her, she
Always belonged to someone else
I drove for miles and miles and wound up
At your door
I’ve had you so many times but somehow I want more
I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
Tap on my window, knock on my door, I
Want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
It doesn’t matter anymore
It’s not always rainbows and butterflies
It’s compromise that moves us along yeah
My heart is full, and my door’s always open
You can come anytime you want yeah
I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
I know where you hide alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
Comes back and makes me catch her every time she
Falls
Yeah, tap on my window, knock on my door, I
Want to make you feel beautiful
I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain oh
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
And she will be loved, and she will be loved
Please don’t try so hard to say good-bye
I don’t mind spendin’ everyday, out on your corner in the pourin’ rain
Please don’t try so hard to say good-bye
Songwriters: Adam Levine / James Valentine / James B. Valentine / Jesse Royal Carmichael / Michael Allen Madden / Mickey Madden / Ryan Michael Dusick
She Will Be Loved lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was “smile”.  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 6/3/18

I’m so grateful to my followers.  Especially today.  I guess I overdid it and now my body is forcing me to take some down time.  I just don’t get why this whole exercise thing is so hard.  I guess if it was easy, we would all be super fit and healthy, right?  It hasn’t deterred me; it really is helping.  I’m going to get back at it.  I’m just hoping I feel better soon.

I did have help this week.  While I’m not going to use the month-long idea suggested by Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me, I am going to use one of the prompts he suggested, so thank you for your help.  And if you haven’t done it yet, go check out his blog!

So, without any more self pity from me, 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 “smile”.  

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 – Where You Come From by Britton Buchanan

I’m a huge fan of The Voice and I have to say, this season wasn’t as great as others I’ve seen in the past.  However, there were a few good singers and songs to be had.  I’m usually pretty good at spotting the finalists from the beginning, but I was pretty wrong about this season.  Two of the finalists were in my top picks, but I’m not sure I really thought they would win.

This song, written by Britton Buchanan, really made me hope that he would win.  It is everything I love about music and lyrics.  It is raw and it really digs deep into my feels.  I wanted him to win after I heard this song, but as soon as Brynn sang Adele’s Skyfall, I knew that he’d lost it.  I truly hope he continues to write and sing.  I would for sure buy his album!

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy (if you didn’t happen to catch it on The Voice finale).

I trade guts for glory
I trade love for pain
I trade my tomorrows
If you just say my name
This spool and this needle
This blood in my veins
I’m an innocent victim
On a runaway train

But it’s time to let go
It’s time to break free
From these sins that I hold
And this blood that I bleed
Don’t say goodbye
You don’t have to hold on
The place where you come from is gone

I found God in the backseat
Of a stranger’s used car
I found faith in the rumble
Of a stranger’s guitar
I found love at the sea
In a stranger’s blue eyes
And I found salvation
In a stranger’s goodbye

But it’s time to let go
It’s time to break free
From these sins that I hold
And this blood that I bleed
Don’t say goodbye
You don’t have to hold on
The place where you come from is gone
Oh it’s gone

The place where you come from is gone
The place where you come from is gone, gone
The place where you come from
So gone

I found the lyrics at genius.com, but I fixed some mistakes that I found when I listened to the song.


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was “let go”.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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