Imagine: Pentatonix

I suppose I should have thought to post this myself after listening to Karuna’s original post this morning, but I’m choosing to share her post instead. Such a great message for today and always, and I simply love this version and the message they share.

Living, Learning and Letting Go

When Helen from Song Lyric Sunday read my post Imagine today, she told me of another group that sang the song. I just listed to their version. I was so touched by their rendition and the message that went with it that I decided to share it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Song Lyric Sunday – In Repair by John Mayer

When I first decided on the theme for this week, I really didn’t have a song chosen.  I didn’t at first realize how difficult it would be to find a song to fit the theme, especially the way I was thinking of it.  There’s many breakup songs that could fit the theme, but that’s not necessarily where I wanted to go.

Sometimes, the best thing to do is to scan every song in my iTunes library until I happen upon one that works.  It usually doesn’t work, but yesterday it did.

I’ve said before that John Mayer is one of my favorites.  His lyrics and talent blow me away.  There’s an 18 minute video on his Vevo that talks about how this was written and recorded in one day.  I wanted to focus on the song itself, so I used a different video, but if you have time and want to look it up, I think it’s pretty amazing.

I know when he’s singing about his heart in the song, he’s not necessarily singing about it the way it had meaning for me this week, but this song really hit home for me, what with my fiance’s surgery.  I know he wouldn’t appreciate too much information here, but this has been something he’s been dreading for much of his life, and I’m so happy he’s finally on the other side of things and healing more and more every day.

I think life has a way of making things happen exactly when they were meant to.  While it wasn’t ideal, I think it happened at the time in his life when I was here and could help him get through it.  I also believe it will allow us to spend many more years together.

So, once again, I’m dedicating this song to you, my love.  You’re in repair, but getting there every day.

In Repair by John Mayer
Lyrics by John Mayer
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Too many shadows in my room
Too many hours in this midnight
Too many corners in my mind
So much to do to set my heart right
Oh it’s taking so long I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh but if I take my heart’s advice
I should assume it’s still unsteady
I am in repair, I am in repair

Stood on the corner for a while
To wait for the wind to blow down on me
Hoping it takes with it my old ways
And brings some brand new luck upon me
Oh it’s taking so long I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh but if I take my heart’s advice
I should assume it’s still unsteady
I am in repair, I am in repair

And now I’m walking in a park
All of the birds they dance below me
Maybe when things turn green again
It will be good to say you know me

Oh it’s taking so long I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh but if I take my heart’s advice
I should assume it’s still unsteady
Oh, yeah I’m never really ready, Oh, yeah, I’m never really ready
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there

I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there
I’m in repair, I’m not together but I’m getting there


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about healing.  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 3/26/17

Hello everyone!  I really missed you all in my absence, but I want to throw a huge shout out to my sister for taking over for a few weeks, even though it was more daunting than she at first realized.  Thanks again, Sis!

I can’t say that everything is back to normal in my household, but at least my fiance’s surgery went well and he is finally out of the hospital.  Now, the healing can really begin.  The last time I posted, I didn’t know what my future would look like and I was really scared, but I’m happy to report that he is doing well and with the surgery, we are prolonging his life, hopefully by many, many years.

So, in the spirit of everything I’ve been through in the last few weeks, I thought I’d take my experience and throw that into the theme for this week.  I just hope it isn’t too difficult to find songs to fit, but you guys rock it each week, so I’m thinking you won’t have any problems with it.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about healing. 

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 redesp75@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 – John Legend and Ariana Grande- Beauty and the Beast

 

Today I am going to go watch a movie in the theater for the first time in three years. I am nervous, worried and scared because I hate being a burden and I know that I will be at the end of this movie. I have been told by those going with me that they are okay helping me, but…I still feel all these emotions. There are so many movies I have wanted to see, but Beauty and the Beast has to be one of my all time favorite Disney movies, and I have been waiting, very impatiently, for it to be released. I could wait for it to release on DVD or streaming, but I really think I could make it through this one.

When I got to thinking about covers, I realized I had the perfect song from the movie I am going to see. I was not disappointed  when I listened to the new version with Ariana Grande and John Legend, even though I was worried because I am not a fan of Grande. That being said I am happy to share the latest version of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Beauty and the Beast
Written by Howard Elliott Ashman / Alan Menken
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Unexpectedly[Ariana Grande & John Legend:]
Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast

[Ariana Grande & John Legend:]
Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
And ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Ever just the same
And ever a surprise
Ever as before
And ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bitter-sweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong

Certain as the sun
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and…
Beauty and the Beast

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a favorite cover song.  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 3/19/17

When I was with Helen this week and we were discussing her blog she mentioned to me that she hoped that I would want to start my own blog after doing this for her, and I very quickly said, “No.” I really had no idea had much work was involved in blogging, and it requires a bit more energy than I am willing to expend at this time in my life. So to all those who blog, I am in awe of you and have gained a new level of respect for the amount of work that goes into this.

Now getting down to business. I was discussing with my family what the theme should be for this week, and everyone was throwing out ideas. My daughter thought for a minute and started talking about her favorite cover songs, and so our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post your favorite cover song. 

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 redesp75@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 – Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

 

Time is such an interesting concept. When we are younger we don’t think to much about it, because it seems to go by so slowly. I really didn’t think to much about time until I turned 40. That year I had my own health crisis and I remember thinking that all I wanted was to spend more time with my family irregardless of what that meant for me physically. Ironically my husband was thinking the same thing and last week he started thinking of that again, in the sense that he hoped there would be more time for two amazing people in our lives.

This song was what he was thinking of three years ago, and the other night, so I felt it was fitting to share it here. I wish I could save time in a bottle and I would give it to the Helen and her fiance so that they could “make the days last forever” and then spend them together.

Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
Written by Jim Croce
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with youIf I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty, except for the memory of how
They were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song about time.  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 3/12/17

I was hoping the next time I was asked to do this it would be because Helen was on her honeymoon, but life has intervened yet again and here we are. For those that don’t know, I am Helen’s sister, Lorrie (dlrands), and I know how important this is to her and I am happy that I have found a way that I can help my sister in her time of need.

As my husband and I were driving home from the hospital the other night I asked him what he was thinking about and he said he was thinking about time. When I read Helen’s post today I knew what the theme was going to be, and was happy that she had a hand in picking it.

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about time.

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 redesp75@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 – Time seems so short

I’ve posted recently how me and my fiance have been dealing with health issues the past few months.  For me it was just a slow recovery from my surgery in December.  For my fiance, well, we finally found out why he’s been struggling so much the past few months.

We just spent a grueling few days in the hospital and have to check back in tomorrow for him to have some pretty invasive surgery on Monday.  Needless to say, this is going to be my last post for a while.

We are both pretty private people, so I’m not going to go into too much detail here, but any prayers or positive thoughts sent our way would be much appreciated.

For Song Lyric Sunday, my sister is going to take over my blog to post the theme for the next few weeks as well as her own submission.  I think things went well the last time she helped out and I have no doubts you will all be in good hands.

I’ve been thinking about time a lot in the past few days – how sometimes it feels like it moves so slowly, but then there are times, like now, when it feels so short, like there just isn’t enough of it.

It’s hard to live in the present moment when you have something so big looming in front of you, but I’m going to do my best.  Today is all about spending time and getting things in order because the next few weeks will be all about hospitals and recovery (god willing).

I know I haven’t been around much lately, but I am so grateful for this community.  I consider many of you friends and know we would actually hang out if we ever got to meet in person.  Who knows, perhaps this will become a lifeline in a dark time and it will help me get my thoughts out.  For now though, it just feels burdensome and almost like it’s taking me away from where I actually need to be, which is right next to the man I love.

Happy Saturday everyone!

 


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “short”.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

When I was thinking about the word respect yesterday, this was the first song that came to my mind.  I know it seems like a strange choice, but this particular word has a more personal and internal meaning for me.

I first heard this song when I was in a life and death struggle with my own personal worth.  Somehow, I had to learn to respect and love myself even though I didn’t feel like I had any worth.  This song still brings me to tears and I just watched the video for the first time today and I think the video speaks to what this song has always meant for me.

Sometimes, we have to respect and love ourselves because the world is a cruel place.  I think today, like so many other times throughout history, we need to learn to respect one another for our choices, whether we agree with them or not.  Sometimes, the way we look and the attractions we have (whether it’s to someone of the same sex or the need to dress completely differently than what society expects) aren’t necessarily choices… sometimes that’s just the way we were born and it doesn’t make us any less beautiful or any less worthy of love and respect.

Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
Written by Linda Perry
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly it’s hard to breathe.
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed.

I am beautiful no matter what they say.
Words can’t bring me down.
I am beautiful in every single way.
Yes, words can’t bring me down… Oh no.
So don’t you bring me down today.

To all your friends you’re delirious,
So consumed in all your doom.
Trying hard to fill the emptiness.
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone.
is that the way it is?

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down….oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today…

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(no matter what we say)
We’re the song inside the tune
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(and everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(the sun will always, always shine)
And tomorrow we might wake on the other side

We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, no, no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today

Oh, yeah, don’t you bring me down today, yeah, ooh
Don’t you bring me down ooh… today


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

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SoCS – The Project

I had this moment of clarity today and it spurred me into action.  The action didn’t last long because life happened today, as it tends to do, but I feel like I have a good direction.  I’ve been thinking about writing a lot lately, most likely because it hasn’t really been happening, and I decided that I was just going to do it.  I decided to move my desk downstairs and just get to work.

I’d decided to start posting on the blog more and writing short stories again, but I realized that what I really want to do is finish that project that I started oh so many years ago.  I realize that I am the only thing standing in the way and all it takes is dedication to the process.  Where my desk is or how busy I am at work are only excuses, really.

It’s crazy to me how different I can be when I’m not writing.  My dreams are a whole lot more dark and I feel a heaviness all the time that doesn’t seem to be there when I’m writing more often.  I’m also realizing that the ideas and the thoughts don’t flow as easily.

I suppose it’s just like any muscle.  When you don’t use it, it sort of lays dormant and either finds it’s own way to express itself (dreams) or it just slowly fades.  Perhaps I’m being overly dramatic.  Maybe it doesn’t fade at all… I’m hoping it’s just like riding a bike and I can just jump into it full steam ahead and I can write my little heart out.

It’s probably going to be crap, but I’d rather write something than always thinking about writing and coming up with a million excuses why I just can’t do it.

I still want to post more here on the ‘ol blog, but perhaps I should spend my energy on my project rather than short stories that could be bigger ideas but I never allow them to go anywhere because I still have my heart set on that other thing that’s just sitting there.  So, I’m thinking this is a good first start – stream of conscious writing to get myself warmed up.  Many of my posts going forward might be like that, but I’m thinking that’s okay.

Does anyone else get scared thinking about writing a whole big story??  I’ve never done it before so it seems like this huge daunting task…   I suppose I’m nothing if not realistic.

Happy Saturday everyone; and Happy Writing!!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “project”.

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