Guest Host

I am so grateful to Jim and to the others who offered to step in while I take a much-needed break. I am going to reblog his theme post, but please go to his site next week and until further notice for your SLS themes. I know others have offered, but Jim was the first one to offer and put up a post. Hopefully Jim will reach out if he needs more help going forward.

Thank you again for all the love, everyone. It is truly appreciated!

A Unique Title For Me

I am honored to take over as the guest host for SLS Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday, while she is recovering. It is late, so let’s get to the prompt which is “doctor/health/medicine”.  I am not sure how this will work, but if you create a pingback to this post, I will read your blog.  Feel free to suggest future prompts.

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Goodbye for Now

Good morning and Happy Sunday everyone. I know many of you will be expecting to see an SLS theme post, and  I do apologize that this post didn’t go up a few days ago. That was the original plan, but as with everything to do with my blog lately, things just aren’t going as planned.

As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with some health issues for a few months now. All my tests keep coming up normal, so no one can really tell me why I’m having these symptoms, but they are truly affecting everything in my life. I still have a few more things to look into, but I’m not very hopeful that anything at all will be found, so I’m left thinking that perhaps this all has to do with stress. I have a very stressful day job and it makes any stress in my personal life that much more difficult to take on.

When I first started this blog, my day job was boring as hell, so it left me with time to write and enjoy this wonderful blogging experience. I never could have imagined how much my weekly SLS post would take off. I do thank all of you for making each Sunday so wonderful for so many years. This decision has not been an easy one.

I’ve decided to take a hiatus from my blog. When I first started it, my intention was to have it help me write every day and to put my name out there. I don’t think it’s serving that purpose right this moment, and I truly need any free (or in my case “well”) time to be spent writing. My blog right now, while a very good tool, is just a distraction and I need to figure out what I’m going to do with it in the future.

Thank you again, to all my amazing followers, especially those of you who have followed SLS every Sunday. I will truly miss our weekly song share, and I do hope there is something similar out there that you can all find to share your love of music. Perhaps one of my followers has more free time and can take on that project. I’m just unable to sustain it any longer.

I will miss you all and I’m so sorry this is the end of something that has been truly great. I hope you all understand that I feel its best for me and my life right now.

I wish you all the best and I hope to see you all very soon!

Song Lyric Sunday – It’s Christmas Day by Family Force 5

I went through a time when I really didn’t want to listen to mainstream Christmas music. I even tried to convince myself that I didn’t like it, but I realized this year that I actually love so much of it. There are songs that I don’t like, for sure, but for the most part, it’s all just part of the season.

My daughter introduced me to Family Force 5 and I was excited when they put out a Christmas album, although somewhat reluctant. It was actually better than I thought it would be. The year the album came out, I bought VIP tickets for me and my daughter and we saw them live in concert the first part of December. We got to meet the band and I even have a picture to show for it!

This album was the only Christmas music I listened to for at least two years in a row. I still love it, even though I haven’t listened to it in a while. I’m happy that this song fit the theme today and that I get to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

I woke up this morning
And I stumbled out of my bed
Dreams from the night before
ring inside of my head
Ran down the stairs when I remembered
It’s Christmas day
Christmas day

Everyone is right here at home
Sing all those songs we all know
This is the season for love
It’s Christmas day

A day like any other day
Where even the coldest of hearts will pray
For peace on earth and good will to all men
We all can remember the greatest
The greatest gift of all

It’s Christmas day

I saw all the presents
wrapped underneath the tree
Now I’m surrounded by my family
Oh, I can hardly believe
That it’s Christmas day

Children singing
And the jingle bells ringing
Wake up it’s Christmas morn
The day our king was born

Snowflakes are falling
All the times that we’re recalling
We laugh and celebrate
Today is Christmas day

It’s Christmas day
Christmas day

It’s Christmas day
Christmas day

Written by Family Force 5

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – Love Like Woe by The Ready Set

Sometimes I feel like some of my music tastes are stuck in 2010, back when my daughter was introducing me to all her favorite music and we were going to concerts all the time. I suppose that’s not as bad as some of you all (1960’s and such), but I do try to find new music. I’m just not very good at it… or I just don’t spend enough time looking for it. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of my son’s music (hip-hop), which is not my scene at all. I think he tries to play songs he think I might like, and some haven’t been too bad, but for the most part I really just don’t get it.

I decided to have some fun today. This song is not deep and I think the only reason I like it is because of how much fun I think it is. I can’t relate to the lyrics at all, really. It reminds me of high school and the games that kids play with each other’s hearts (I swear I have never been this girl!). While that isn’t fun, I’m sure, I do think the song is fun. The video is odd and I’m not sure what’s even going on, but I do feel like getting up and dancing with that room of kids.

I hope you can have some fun with this one, just remember to leave your thinking caps at the door!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
(I kinda feel like it don’t make sense)
I’m thinking, baby, you and I are undeniable
But I’m finding our loves unreliable
I’m giving all I got to make you stay
Or am I just a roadblock in your way?
‘Cause you’re a pretty little windstorm out on the boulevard
Something like a Sunset, oh you’re a shooting star
And I might drive myself insane
If those lips aren’t speaking my name
‘Cause I got some intuition,
Or maybe I’m superstitious
But I think you’re a pretty sweet pill that I’m swallowing down
To counter this addiction, you’ve got me on a mission
Tell me darling, can I get a break somehow?
(How) could I say no?
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
It’s like a hurricane, speed train, she’s a moving car
Catch her in the fast lane, oh I gotta know,
Can I keep up with her pace?
Kick it into gear when I see that face
You can take up all my time cause you’re the only one
That can make a storm cloud break, pulling out the sun
And I can’t get caught in the rain
Can I get your lips to speak my name?
‘Cause I got some intuition,
Or maybe I’m superstitious
But I think you’re a pretty sweet pill that I’m swallowing down
To counter this addiction, you’ve got me on a mission
Tell me darling, can I get a break somehow?
(How) could I say no?
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
‘Cause we only have one life
The timing and the moment,
All seem so right
So would you say you’re mine? (We’ll be just fine)
Would you say you’re mine? (We’ll be just fine)
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe (la-da-da)
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
She’s got a love like woe
Whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,
Girls got a love like woe (la-da-da)
I kinda feel like it don’t make sense
Because you’re bringing me in and now you’re kicking me out again
Love so strong, then you moved on
Now I’m hung up in suspense,
Because you’re bringing me in and then you’re kicking me out again
Songwriters: Anthony Best / Harve Pierre / Earl Benjamin / Dominic Thomas / Robert Ross / Jonathan Rotem / Jordan Witzigreuter
Love Like Woe lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – Stupid Boy by Keith Urban

I almost missed SLS again! Sheesh, I’m struggling lately! At least I made it one time, I suppose. The crazy thing is that I thought of this song right away when I posted the them yesterday, but I didn’t take the time to create the post. I suppose that’ll teach me to get it done all at once.

I always seem to caveat Country music. As I’ve said many times, I’m not a huge fan, but I do have some songs that I still love from back when I listened to it. Keith Urban is pretty hit and miss for me, but I do love this song.

I hope you’ve all had a great Sunday!

I also hope you enjoy!

 

Well she was precious, like a flower
She grew wild, wild but innocent
A perfect prayer in a desperate hour
She was everything beautiful and different
Stupid boy, you can’t fence that in
Stupid boy, it’s like holdin’ back the wind
She laid her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream, and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice
And that’s what happens when the only voice she hears is telling her she can’t
Stupid boy
Stupid boy
So, what made you think you could take a life
And just push it, push it around
I guess to build yourself up so high
You had to take her and break her down
Well
She laid her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream, and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice
And that’s what happens when the only voice she hears is telling her she can’t
You stupid boy
You always had to be right
And now you lost the only thing that ever made you feel alive, oh ho
Yeah, yeah
She laid her heart and soul right in your hands, yeah
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans, yes you did
She never even knew she had a choice
And that’s what happens when the only voice she hears is telling her she can’t
You stupid boy
Oh, I’m the same old, same old stupid boy
It took a while for her to figure out she could run
But when she did, she was long gone, long gone
Songwriters: David Allen Berg / Sarah Buxton / Nancy Bryant
Stupid Boy lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Spirit Music Group, BMG Rights Management

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – The Flame by Cheap Trick

I’ve been thinking of this song since I posted the theme last week, and luckily it serves as a choice for both weeks. This isn’t really my genre, but I just had to post it since it was so persistent in my head all week.

I remember listening to this song in junior high school. It was one of my favorites. I’ve always wanted someone to love me this way, and I do believe I’ve finally found it. It’s been a rough few months, but I feel that we’re stronger than we’ve ever been.

As cheesy as this song is and this all sounds, I just needed a little bit of it on this snowy Sunday morning.

I hope you enjoy this blast from the past!

Another night slowly closes in
And I feel so lonely
Touching heat freezing on my skin
I pretend you still hold me
I’m going crazy, I’m losing sleep
I’m in too far, I’m in way too deep over you
I can’t believe you’re gone
You were the first, you’ll be the last
Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame
Watching shadows move across the wall
I feel so frightened
I wanna run to you, I wanna call
But I’ve been hit by lightning
Just can’t stand up for fallin’ apart
Can’t see through this veil across my heart, over you
You’ll always be the one
You were the first, you’ll be the last
Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame
I’m going crazy, I’m losing sleep
I’m in too far, I’m in way too deep over you
You’ll always be the one
You were the first, you’ll be the last
Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
And whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Songwriters: Nick Graham / Bob Mitchell
The Flame lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for last week was first and the Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was last.  It’s a two for one! Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Listen by Beyonce

I’m assuming someone else will choose this one as well, but I just couldn’t not post this one. As soon as I came up with the theme, this song started playing in my head. I just finished listening to it, and I have the chills. It is such a powerful song and Beyonce is masterful in her craft, to say the least.

I didn’t realize how powerful the lyrics were until I just read them. Wow. I’ve been that person who was told they weren’t good enough. It is such an empowering place when you finally realize your worth and walk away from the person who was holding you back.

I do hope you enjoy!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start but can’t complete
Listen to the sound from deep within
Its only beginning to find release
Oh the time has come for my dreams to be heard
They will not be pushed aside and turned
Into your own, all ’cause you won’t listen
Listen, I am alone at a crossroads
I’m not at home in my own home
And I’ve tried and tried
To say what’s on my mind
You should have known
Now I’m done believing you
You don’t know what I’m feeling
I’m more than what
You’ve made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I’ve gotta find my own
You should have listened
There was someone here inside
Someone I thought had died
So long ago
Oh I’m screaming out
And my dreams will be heard
They will not be pushed aside or turned
Into your own
All ’cause you won’t listen
Listen, I am alone at a crossroads
I’m not at home in my own home
And I’ve tried and tried
To say what’s on my mind
You should have known
Now I’m done believing you
You don’t know what I’m feeling
I’m more than what
You’ve made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I’ve gotta find my own
I don’t know where I belong
But I’ll be moving on
If you don’t, if you won’t
Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start, but I will complete
Now I am done believing you
You don’t know not what I am feeling
I’m more than what you’ve made of me
I followed the voice you think you gave to me
But now I got to find my own, my own
Songwriters: Anne Preven / Beyonce Gisselle Knowles / Henry Krieger / Scott Michael Cutler
Listen lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Cypmp

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – Hole In My Soul by Apocalyptica

I came into this thinking I knew exactly what song I was going to choose. I picked the theme based on the song, after all. I was listening to my music library on shuffle on Friday and heard a song that had the word “soul” in it, but I couldn’t find it this morning. Oh well, there are other songs to choose from, I just had to find one.

I finally ending up doing a Google search and came across this song. It is new to me as of today, but I absolutely love it. I may have to check out more of this band. I thought I’d seen their name before, but I thought they were something completely different. However, since I ended up falling in love with this song, I’m going to say that it wasn’t a bad thing that I was surprised.

Now that I’ve done yet another Google search, I’ve found that my memory wasn’t wrong. They are a Finnish cello metal band from Finland, which means that maybe I was lucky that this one wasn’t too metal for me (because there is such a thing).

I do hope you enjoy!

It’s getting dark and I’m lost in the woods
I’d find a way out if I knew where to look
If I could, I’d rip this page out of my book
I’m confused and misguided and my faith is beside me
I’ve got a hole in my soul where you use to be
There’s a thorn in my heart and it’s killing me
I wish I could go back and do it all differently
‘Cause now there’s a hole in my soul where you use to be
A fire inside but my bloods turning cold
I’m walking alone down this desolate road
Yesterday feels like a life time ago
The memories are fading, my dreams are all changing
I’ve got a hole in my soul where you use to be
There’s a thorn in my heart and it’s killing me
I wish I could go back and do it all differently
‘Cause now there’s a hole in my soul where you use to be
There’s a hole in my heart, in my life, in my way
And it’s filled with regret and all I did, to push you away
If there’s still a place in your life, in your heart for me
I would do anything, so don’t ask me to leave
I’ve got a hole in my soul where you use to be
You’re the thorn in my heart and you’re killing me
I wish I could go back and do it all differently
I wish that I’d treated you differently
‘Cause now there’s a hole in my soul where you use to be
Songwriters: Eicca Toppinen / Martin Hansen / Frank Perez
Hole in My Soul lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – She Takes Me High by We The Kings

I thought I’d used this song before, so I was happy to find that I hadn’t. It fits perfectly this week and I forgot how happy this song makes me. It’s a pretty dreary day in my neck of the woods and this song was the perfect antidote.

This song makes me think of young love and how magical falling in love can be. There’s also something magical about the love you have after you’ve been with someone for a few years and things are jut clicking. Relationships are hard and they aren’t always fun, but I will always believe they’re worth it.
Here’s to love, in all it’s amazing forms. I hope you all have or find someone who takes you high.
Happy Sunday!
Last nights dream
We rode our bikes
To our tree house by the sea
And there we laid and said we’d never leave.
Last nights dream
I promised you would have
The whole world at your feet
And that we’d lay
On a bed we made of leaves.
And we both know
You’re everything I need
And now I know
What she does to me
She takes me high
She takes me high
She takes me high
She takes me high
She wakes me up
She breaks me down
Shes got me 10 feet off the ground
She takes me high, high
She takes me high tonight
Last nights dream
We drove your car
To the dead end of your street
And we made love where no one else could see.
Last nights dream
I held your hand
And asked if you would be
Forever mine, together you and me.
And we both know
You’re everything I need
And now I know
What she does to me
She takes me high
She takes me high
She takes me high
She takes me high
She wakes me up
She breaks me down
Shes got me 10 feet off the ground
She takes me high tonight.
Ill keep sleeping
If I don’t stop dreaming
I would stop my breathing for you
I’m not leaving
This life I’m dreaming
Cause I cant stop living with you.
She takes me high
She takes me high
She takes me high
She takes me high
She wakes me up
She breaks me down
Shes got me 10 feet off the ground
She takes me high, high
She takes me high tonight
Songwriters: Travis Clark
She Takes Me High lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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

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Song Lyric Sunday – She’s Always a Woman by Billy Joel

There’s just something about Billy Joel on a Sunday afternoon, isn’t there? I love his artistry, his lyrics and he is most definitely a master on the piano. This is the song my son played in the car the other day and I just couldn’t get it out of my head.

I’m assuming you all know and love this song, but it’s always fun to listen to old favorites. I do hope you enjoy!

She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child but she’s always a woman to me
She can lead you to love, she can take you or leave you
She can ask for the truth but she’ll never believe you
And she’ll take what you give her as long as it’s free
Yeah she steals like a thief but she’s always a woman to me
Oh, she takes care of herself, she can wait if she wants
She’s ahead of her time
Oh, she never gives out and she never gives in
She just changes her mind
And she’ll promise you more than the garden of Eden
Then she’ll carelessly cut you and laugh while you’re bleeding
But she brings out the best and the worst you can be
Blame it all on yourself ’cause she’s always a woman to me
Oh, she takes care of herself, she can wait if she wants
She’s ahead of her time
Oh, she never gives out and she never gives in
She just changes her mind
She is frequently kind and she’s suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases, she’s nobody’s fool
But she can’t be convicted, she’s earned her degree
And the most she will do is throw shadows at you
But she’s always a woman to me
Songwriters: Billy Joel
She’s Always a Woman lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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

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