Song Lyric Sunday – Stay by Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko)

I’m posting this a day early.  To be honest, I normally do that, but for some reason it still feels a little weird today, probably because I’m not at home and I know that I won’t be able to do a whole lot with my blog tomorrow.  I hope that doesn’t stop you all from taking part and checking out each other’s posts.  I truly love all the great songs that are explored each week.

I have to say that I have always loved this song.  I can’t say I’ve heard many Rihanna songs that weren’t played on the radio, but this one just gets me.  It makes me think of my husband.  We haven’t always had it easy and there were times that I wasn’t sure what tomorrow would bring, but I’m grateful every day that we decided to stay.  He is truly my soulmate, my friend and my home.

I hope you enjoy!

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air, said, “Show me something”
He said, “If you dare, come a little closer”
Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know
Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay
It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take it’s given
Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know
Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay
Ooh, ooh, ooh, the reason I hold on
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ’cause I need this hole gone
Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving
‘Cause when you never see the light it’s hard to know which one of us is caving
Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, hooh
Songwriters: John Stephen Sudduth / Justin Parker / Mikky Ekko
Stay lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – Into the West by Annie Lennox

I don’t even know how I happened onto this song today.  I was looking up different bands, trying to find the word “shadow” in the lyrics of songs.  I don’t know if I glanced at the side bar on YouTube where they have recommended videos and saw Lord of the Rings, but suddenly I realized that the Lord of the Rings soundtracks would definitely have songs with shadows in them.

I was totally right!  I almost went with the song from The Fellowship of the Ring, but then I remembered this one.  It’s from Return of the King and is definitely one of my favorite songs.  My sister and I actually sang this song at my aunt’s funeral.  It was one of those songs that I couldn’t get through without crying, but I sure gave it my best shot.

The song was written by Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore.  It played at one of the most poignant parts of the movie and it will forever be etched in my memory and heart.

I hope you enjoy (the lyrics are in the video)!


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

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Song Lyric Sunday – Live Forever by Oasis

This one might be a slight stretch on the theme this week, but I just had to post an Oasis song.  My manager is a huge follower of Oasis, and he just went to see Noel Gallagher live in Las Vegas this weekend.  It’s so amazing when you get to see your favorite band or singer live.  Unfortunately, the group is no longer together, but their music lives on!

I haven’t followed Oasis like I have other bands, but I’ve always loved their music when I’ve heard it.  When I first started checking them out (because my manager doesn’t shut up about the Gallagher brothers), I realized that their music has been featured in movies and television shows quite a bit.  So, I was pretty familiar with a few of their songs, including this one.

To me, this song speaks of unity – “I think you’re the same as me”.  I realize we are all different in so many ways, but we are also the same.  We are all humans living on this planet, trying to find happiness.  The more we can realize those similarities and come together to make changes, the better off we will be.  Let’s “live forever” together!

Also, I found this really cool video with Liam Gallagher performing the song with Coldplay in Manchester.  I decided to choose that one instead of the official Oasis video, because I just love it when singers/bands unite to perform great music!

I hope you enjoy!

Maybe I don’t really wanna know
How your garden grows cos I just want to fly
Lately, did you ever feel the pain?
In the morning rain as it soaks you to the bone
Maybe I just want to fly I want to live I don’t want to die
Maybe I just want to breathe maybe I just don’t believe
Maybe you’re the same as me we see things they’ll never see you and I
were gonna live forever
I said maybe I don’t really wanna know
How your garden grows cos I just want to fly
Lately, did you ever feel the pain?
In the morning rain as it soaks you to the bone
Maybe I will never be all the things that I want to be
But now is not the time to cry now’s the time to find out why
I think you’re the same as me we see things they’ll never see you and I
We’re gonna live forever
Maybe I don’t really wanna know
How your garden grows cos I just want to fly
Lately, did you ever feel the pain?
In the morning rain as it soaks you to the bone
Maybe I just want to fly I want to live I don’t want to die
Maybe I just want to breathe maybe I just don’t believe
Maybe you’re the same as me we see things they’ll never see you and I
You and I are gonna live forever
We’re gonna live forever
Gonna live forever
Gonna live forever
Gonna live forever
Gonna live forever
Gonna live forever
Songwriters: Noel Gallagher
Live Forever lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – The Scientist by Coldplay

I know I’ve been doing SLS for quite some time, so it’s not surprising that I’m starting to show some of my favorite bands more and more.  When I first started, I really wanted to make sure I was posting a variety of music, since I do have a huge variety of different music I like.  However, I do have my favorites, so when things are hard, I tend to fall back on them, which I am embracing this week.

As I’ve said, I love Coldplay.  I think their lyrics are on point, especially in this particular song.  When I first heard it, I wasn’t too sure about it, but then when I read the lyrics I was hooked.  Science just doesn’t explain love, but for some reason, we try to logically decipher our way through relationships.  Logic is a good thing, really, but sometimes, it’s okay to just listen to your heart.  However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

I think this song is about how relationships can stall, especially when you’ve been with that person for a while.  It’s not really logical to assume you can ever go back to those first few months of bliss, but sometimes it’s good to remember all the reasons why you fell in love in the first place.

I hope you enjoy!

Come up to meet you
Tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh let’s go back to the start
Running in circles, coming up tails
Heads on a science apart
Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start
I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are
Nobody said it was easy
Oh it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I’m going back to the start
Songwriters: Christopher Anthony John Martin / Guy Rupert Berryman / Jonathan Mark Buckland / William Champion
The Scientist lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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

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#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 20 – Spicy

I’ve been completely obsessed with the Olympics this year.  It’s to the point that I’m getting pretty bored with the things I don’t really like and I am absolutely sick of watching the same commercials over and over again.  However, I keep watching it.  My favorite event to watch is ice skating.  I see it as an art form, since it is, and I love watching it.

I love watching all the jumps, but I’m more interested in the way the movements match the music and how the partners (if it’s partnered) respond and react to one another.  I’ve watched some pretty amazing things this year, but none compare to last night’s ice dancing free skate.  Holy cow!  I was on pins and needles watching the last few dances.

The best one I’ve seen probably ever was Virtue and Moir from Canada.  If you haven’t watched it, I’ve been instructed to include a YouTube video in today’s post, so you are in luck!  When I was looking for the video, I saw a tag-line for a video that said something about one of their moves being “too hot for the Olympics”.  I can see where this comment is coming from because the routine is spicy, but it is also very tastefully done.  I love how it pushed the edges, but I feel they kept it balanced in a masterful way.

I will compare it to the Russian pair who skated last week.  Their final dance music was Christina Aguilera’s “Nasty, Naughty Boy” which I thought was ridiculous on all sorts of levels.  I honestly couldn’t believe they picked that music and the whole thing was just off, in my opinion.  Even the commentators mentioned that their music didn’t do them any favors.

Speaking of the commentators, has anyone else wondered what new spiciness Johnny Weir will concoct the next time we see him?  I’m sitting here watching the ladies short program as I type this and I’m in awe of his newest get-up.  He is spicy on all sorts of levels and I love it!

Anyway, here is the video.  The only thing I could find that included the whole routine was Virtue and Moir performing at the Canadian Nationals this year, so it isn’t quite the same because I think their performance last night was ridiculously good; but, you’ll get the spicy with the music and their chemistry

I obviously do not have any rights to the video. No copyright infringement intended.

 


Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “spicy”.

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#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 18 – A Question of Taste

As promised, I’m going to fill you in on how our little episode of Chopped went yesterday.  It all turned out much better than I could have imagined.  The part that really surprised me was that they all finished their dishes way ahead of the thirty minute time-frame.  When we first started, we were thinking that we shouldn’t time  it because we didn’t want there to be too much pressure, but it ended up not really mattering.

I put all the “baskets” together and then the three chefs threw some dice to determine the order.  My sister went first and she chose a bag at random.  She ended up with tomatillos, zucchini bread, Clementine Izze (sparkling fruit juice) and scallops.  Out of all the cooks, I feel like she looked the most chef-like.  She used a blender and one of those little grinder things.  It was so much fun to watch her put those ingredients together.  Her dish ended up being way too sweet (too much zucchini bread) but we all agreed that her dish had the best presentation.

My hubby went next.  His bag had rainbow chard, cinnamon roll, Grapefruit Izze and shrimp.  He looked like a professional!  He was super calm and basically did a fabulous one-pot wonder.  I kept reminding him to not forget ingredients, but he was completely under control.  I think he finished with ten minutes to spare.  We all agreed that his had the most balanced flavor.

(It’s crazy to me how we all sounded just like the Chopped judges.  “There’s too much of this” or “I like how this ingredient did this” or “I can’t taste the fruit juice at all”.)

My sister-in-law went last.  I think she probably had the hardest basket.  She had to cook with beets, pumpkin bread, Blackberry Izze and beef tenderloin.  She did a vegetable hash and charred the pumpkin bread and put it on top of the beef.  The beef was undercooked, but at least it wasn’t blue.   Despite that, I think I liked the flavor of hers the most.  I really loved the pumpkin bread with the meat, even though that sounds really weird just thinking about it now.

Everyone agreed that it was a great time and I believe we are planning to do it again soon.  I enjoyed judging and trying each dish, but I can honestly say that I wouldn’t enjoy the cooking aspect of it.  I just don’t understand how ingredients work and how to use an ingredient in a different way. What I can say is that everything was perfectly edible.  I was honestly slightly worried that things would taste awful.

I’m kicking myself now that I completely forgot to take pictures!  How awful is that?  I guess you will all just have to use your imaginations or have a little episode of Chopped on your own and try to throw a dish together using the four ingredients they had to use.  If you do, I hope you have fun, and let me know how it goes!


Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “question”.

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