Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/2/17

I’ve spent most of the day buried in a podcast, but I suppose it did something more than just offer entertainment; it actually got me up to clean my house because it felt weird to just sit on the couch and listen to something without actually doing anything else.  Isn’t that weird?  I mean, you don’t do anything when you watch television, but somehow listening to something is entirely different and it’s weird, at least for me, to be idle while listening.

I’d thought of the theme late last night and was going to schedule the post earlier today, but then I got pulled away and I’m just barely making it back down here to get it done.  I suppose it’s probably cliche, what with the holiday coming up, but I figure it also lends itself well to the state of things right now.  I would say it’s only here in the states, but that isn’t at all the case, and I believe this subject never gets weary, or at least it shouldn’t.  Also, there are a ton of songs out there, so I’m thinking the only real issue will be picking just one.

So, the Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week is to  post a song about freedom.

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

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.


SoCS – The oooohs and aaaahs of who-done-it mysteries

I posted a while ago (it’s probably way longer than I’m thinking, so I’m not going to look it up because it will probably scare me with how much time has passed) about podcasts.  I was really enjoying listening to them on my drive to and from work.  I was going to say my daughter was the one who turned me onto them, but it was actually her friend.  She told me about the podcast Serial, and as soon as I started listening, I was hooked.

I don’t know what it is about investigative types of stories, but I’m a sucker for them.  I was wholly bereft when I finished Serial.  I listened to their second season when it came out but then, after listening to a few other random podcasts here and there, I sort of stopped listening to them.

That could probably have something to do with the fact that I’ve been trying to make my way through the Game of Thrones series, which is, shall I say, exhausting?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying it, but each book seems to last forever! and I have to remind myself that I really am making progress, but it’s hard to notice it when each book is over a thousand pages.

Anyway, I got a text from my daughter a few days ago, and she told me about another podcast, Up and Vanished.  I started listening to it on my way to work that day, and needless to say, I am totally hooked.  I’ve had so many “ooooh” moments, where the wheels spin and I know who did it.  But then the next episode totally shifts my thinking into a different direction.  I would call it the “oooohs” and “aaaahs” of who-done-it mysteries.

Probably the saddest part of listening to stories surrounding real life is the horror that there are really people like this out there in the world.

I made the mistake of fact checking something on Google last night.  The whole investigation is happening in real life, but I’m starting back when it was first released in August of last year, so I’m a bit behind.  Apparently, things are happening in the case, though.  I saw just enough to kick myself and then close the app as soon as possible before I could read more.

So, if you’re interested, I’ve given you the link to the site, just click on the name above.  Or, you can always just download it on your podcast app on your phone.  I have an iPhone, so I can’t speak for other types of phones and how you listen to podcasts.

I’m sure happy it’s the weekend, and a sort of longer one at that (I only work half a day on Monday) because I am going to bury myself in my headphones and catch myself up on this podcast.

Happy Saturday everyone!

Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill, although this week, it is hosted by Dan from No Facilities since Linda is busy with the new release of her book.  Congrats Linda! Today’s prompt is “ooooh, aaaah“.