Song Lyric Sunday – Comfort Me by Tim McGraw

For someone who doesn’t really listen to country music anymore, I seem to post a lot of it.  I suppose no matter what your current playlists are, you will always have those nostalgic albums that have a place in your heart.  Tim McGraw’s album, Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors is one of those albums for me.

I haven’t listened to this song in years, but it perfectly expresses all those thing that are comforting to me.  It is also an easy song to listen to what with the violin and the banjo.  I also went out and found a video that has some pretty stunning scenery, so I hope you enjoy watching and listening and basking in comfort.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Wake me my lady don’t let me sleep
Open my eyes to the wonders you keep
Let me look at you see how you shine
I’ll fall in love like I’ve done every time

Lay me in soft green grass
Down where the river runs
Under the mountain caps
Gold with the setting sun

Walk me along the bay
Beyond the verdant trees
Carry me with your grace
Forever comfort me

You walk on water searching the east
The souls of the masses pass at your feet
Looking up at you with tears in their eyes
Fathers of fathers of fathers gone by

Walk me down old main streets
Ride me down rusty rails
Fields full of summer wheat
Peppered with rounded bales
Steeples where church bells ring
Lighthouses by the sea
Reach out through gathered storms
Faithfully comfort me

I am your tired I am your poor in spirit
Yearning to breathe, breathe free
Breathe free

Lay me in soft green grass
Down where the river runs
Under the mountain caps
Gold with the setting sun

Walk me down old main streets
Ride me down rusty rails
Fields full of summer wheat
Peppered with rounded bales
Steeples where church bells ring
Lighthouses by the sea
Reach out through gathered storms
Faithfully comfort me

Comfort Me

Written by Craig Michael Wiseman, Donald Wallace Poythress • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was comfort.  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 1/21/18

I don’t know why, but it seems like we all complain no matter what is happening with the weather.  If it snows too much, it’s awful.  If it’s over 100 degrees for more than a few days, we’re melting.  If it rains too many days in a row, it’s depressing.

We’ve had a very slow start to winter where I’m at and all I’ve heard in the past few weeks is how people just want it to snow.  Well, it finally happened.  I’m staring out my window at piles of snow on houses and lawns and it is still coming down.  As much as it is cold and awful to drive in, there is something so comforting about snow falling.  I’m just happy it’s Saturday so I don’t have to really be anywhere and I can just enjoy it through my window pane.

It also doesn’t hurt that it’s time again to explore music.  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 “comfort”.  

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’m teaming up with Simply Marquessa  and her LyricalFictionFriday theme was based on today’s SLS theme.  Her posts go up on Thursday, so please check out her blog to delve into the world of music and fiction.

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 – Strawberry Avalanche by Owl City

I haven’t listened to this band in ages, but they were my saving grace for a full year.  I listened to them on repeat as I drove to my sister’s house and then home to my kids.  There was just something so happy about their music.  I think their music helped keep me sane during a time when things in my life were not always what I wanted them to be.

I think this is a fitting choice for this week.  Even though the theme is “natural disasters”, this song is poetry in motion and pretty much the opposite of bad news.  I can’t think of anything more delightful than a strawberry avalanche crashing over me.  What about you?

I do hope you enjoy!

This is a world of dreams and reverie
Where I felt the stars explode around me
A grass-blade flashed with a gleam
As it slashed open a moon-beam
And I stared back breathlessly
As mountains of fruit tumbled out
I barely had the chance to shout
A strawberry avalanche crashed over me

Staying awake that night was rather hard
Deep in a sleeping bag in your backyard
When we woke up buried alive
Beneath a fruity landslide
We both laughed hysterically
It could have been just another dream
But I swear I heard you scream
A strawberry avalanche crashed over me

Always a citrus constellation in the galaxy
Scratched on the back of both my eyelids
And I’ve been dying to see
If you were a beautiful sound
In the echoes all around
Then I’d be your harmony
And we’d sing along with the crowds
Beneath the candy-coated clouds
A strawberry avalanche, please crash over me

This is a world of dreams and reverie
Where I felt the stars explode around me

Written by Adam R. Young • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was natural disasters.  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 1/14/18

In the last six months, we have seen some crazy things.  We’ve had hurricanes and fires and earthquakes and each new thing makes me shake my head.  Are we really headed for that crazy story I was told as a child about the end of the world (that was supposed to happen almost twenty years ago)?  Is the Universe pissed at us because we picked The Donald as President?  Are we mistreating the planet and Mother Earth has finally taken a stand?

It’s pretty crazy and scary to think about.  It is also awful and sad what the survivors have endured.  I think the only thing we can do is to live more in the moment. We also need to remember that caring for each other and lending a helping hand is the only thing we really have control over.

All that being said, it does lead us to our theme reveal for Song Lyric Sunday this week – “natural disasters”.  

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’m teaming up with Simply Marquessa  and her LyricalFictionFriday theme will be based on today’s theme.  Her posts go up on Thursday, so please check out her blog and her blog prompt this Thursday to delve into the world of music and fiction.

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 – Madness by Muse

I’ve been waiting for a chance to share this one and I may or may not have come up with the theme just to share it.  I suppose that’s not really fair, but you all have an open invitation to suggest a theme so you can share those songs that never quite fit the themes.

There are many different types of madness, and falling in love and relationships in general can feel sort of like you’re losing your freaking mind.  Sometimes it’s worth it to just embrace the madness, embrace the love and “trust in the dream”.

I’m in love with this song in so many ways.  First of all, it’s Muse.  Second, there is just something about the beat and the drama of it that gives me chills.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I, I can’t get these memories out of my mind
And some kind of madness has started to evolve
I, I tried so hard to let you go
But some kind of madness is swallowing me whole, yeah
I have finally seen the light
And I have finally realized
What you mean
Oh oh oh
And now, I need to know is this real love
Or is it just madness keeping us afloat?
And when I look back at all the crazy fights we had
Like some kind of madness
Was taking control
Yeah
And now I have finally seen the light
And I have finally realized
What you need
Mm
And now I have finally seen the end (Finally seen the end)
And I’m not expecting you to care (Expecting you to care)
But I have finally seen the light (Finally seen the light)
I have finally realized (Realized)
I need to love
I need to love
Come to me,
Trust in your dream
Come on and rescue me
Yes I have known, I can be wrong
Maybe I’m too headstrong
Our love is
Madness
Songwriters: Matthew James Bellamy
Madness lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was madness.  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 1/7/18

Whew, it’s the new year!  I almost can’t believe it.  I’ve spent most of the week not really sure if it means anything, or it’s just that cycle of life that keeps on turning and the only reason we have things like days and months and years is because we’ve given meaning to it.  I suppose time has always been tracked in some way, and I think I’d rather that than nothing at all.  I’m not one for random chaos, so I think I’ll embrace the tracking of time in it’s current form.

As much as January feels like new life and hope and twelve brand new months to fill up, it can also feel pretty bleak, especially in the part of the world I live in.  It’s cold and dreary and there’s no days off to break it up.  It can almost feel like you’re losing yourself and it’s sometimes hard to keep it together.  There is also that lack of sunlight that is hard on those of use who suffer from depression.

Which, of course, leads me to the theme reveal for Song Lyric Sunday this week – “madness”.  

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’m teaming up with Simply Marquessa  and her LyricalFictionFriday theme will be based on today’s theme.  Her posts go up on Thursday, so please check out her blog and her blog prompt this Thursday to delve into the world of music and fiction.

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 – Chocolate by Snow Patrol

I find it strange that no matter how hard I try to go in a different direction, I always seem to end up with the first thing that came into my head when I came up with the theme.  It’s no different this week.  I thought this song was maybe sideways to the theme, but chocolate is technically candy, right?

Ever since I first heard Snow Patrol on the radio, I’ve loved them.  Although the video is slightly weird and I find that the lyrics have nothing whatsoever to do with chocolate, I still love it.  If you stick around for the ending of the video, it’s worth it.  I finally understood what the video was about, anyway, and I think it’s an important message.  We don’t always have to run just because there’s a deadline or a clock ticking down, but we always seem to do it just because we should.  I don’t know, it’s worth thinking about.

Anyway, even though the lyrics don’t fit the theme, I figure the title does (sort of), and that’s good enough for me.

I hope you enjoy!

This could be the very minute
I’m aware I’m alive
All these places feel like home

With a name I’d never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of twenty-five

This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean
I didn’t enjoy it at the time

You’re the only thing that I love
Scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer

Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words

What have I done? It’s too late for that
What have I become? Truth is nothing yet

A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I’ll do anything you ask, this time

Written by Gary Lightbody, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Mark Pete Mcclelland, Nathan Connolly • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

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

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