Song Lyric Sunday – It’s a Good Day for the Blues by Storyville

I was a bit concerned about finding a song for this week because when I think of a music theme like The Blues, I tend to think I don’t know any Blues music, which, of course, isn’t true at all.  The first thing I did was Google “Blues songs”, and as I was going through the lists that popped up, I realized that I know and love a lot of Blues!

I eventually remembered a band that Wikipedia told me was formed in the early 90’s.  They recorded two albums and eventually broke up, but I managed to somehow own their second album, A Piece of Your Soul.  It wasn’t my favorite album (I think there were only a few songs I actually liked on it), but I think about this particular song all the time, especially when I’m having a bad day.

This morning, I woke up to dark rain clouds, heavy rain and a feeling of hopelessness.  It seemed rather fitting that I remembered this song not just on a bad day, but also just in time for Blues week .  I’m not sure there’s ever a “good day for the blues” but if you find yourself waking up to a heavy soul, you might as well make it one.  Blues or not, it can still be a good day, or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself.

I chose to go with the studio version that I know and love, but there is also a live version I found which you might like as well.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

It’s a Good Day for the Blues by Storyville
Written by: There just isn’t enough information out there to find who wrote the song, but the band members are Malford Milligan, David Grissom, David Holt, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton
Lyrics found at Lyrics Mania

Sometimes you fly so high
You can’t find a place to land
Got money in the bank

A drink in your hand
When the love gets low
Someone’s gonna loseCause our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues

When you shuffle your cards
You always have a winning hand
When luck is on the run
You never have to take a stand
When the chips get low
You know you’re gonna have to choose

Cause our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues

It’s a good day, for Bobby Blue Bland
For the thrill isn’t gone, Magic Stand
Whatever it takes, I do what I can do
To bridge this river that flows from me to you

Our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues

Whatever it takes, I do what I can do
To bridge this river that flows from me to you

Our love is driftin,
and it’s a good day for the blues


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to share a Blues song.  It is open to anyone who wants to share music, so 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 9/25/16

This week was full of highs and lows (mostly lows) in the house selling process and I’m feeling pretty defeated.  That’s why I’m happy it’s the weekend and time for our theme – music always makes me feel better.

 

I’m sure I would have thought of something, but early in the week someone posted a suggestion and it made things much easier for me this week, so thank you Karuna!  If you haven’t already, go check out her blog as well as all the other bloggers who follow the theme each week.  I’m always amazed at the talent to be found in the WordPress community.

Karuna’s suggestion and our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a Blues song.  Easy-peasy (I always tend to over-complicate things) and super fun.  I’m excited to explore the world of Blues, and I hope you are too!

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!

Also, 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 – A Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay

I’ve posted a Coldplay song before, and I remember when I was researching that post, I thought it would be so much fun to see them live.  I didn’t buy tickets and I wasn’t planning on going when they came into town, but my company has a suite at the venue they played in, and ten minutes before the end of work on the day before the concert, my boss walked over to my desk and just handed me two tickets.

I was so excited!  I texted my fiance to see if he wanted to go with me, but his first response was, “Who’s Coldplay?”  So, I told him I was going to take my son instead. Andru knew and liked a grand total of one song by Coldplay, but he was just as excited as I was when I told him.

At first, Andru wouldn’t stand up, but I was on my feet for 90% of the two hours they played.  It was such a great concert!  Andru finally stood up about half way through and he stayed on his feet through the rest of it (especially after they finally played “his” song).

I love what they stand for and the message they spread.  I realized at the concert, though, that many of the songs I knew and liked were older.  They played this song at the concert, but I hadn’t heard it before.  It is such a brilliant song, though, and I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

A Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay
Written by Coldplay
Lyrics found at coldplay.com

oh I think I landed
in a world I hadn’t seen
when I’m feeling ordinary
when I don’t know what I mean

oh I think I landed
where there are miracles at work
for the thirst and for the hunger
come the conference of birds

saying it’s true, it’s not what it seems
leave your broken windows open
and in the light just streams
and you get a head, a head full of dreams
you can see the change you wanted
be what you want to be
and you get a head, a head full of dreams
into life I’ve just been spoken
with a head full, a head full of dreams

oh I think I landed
where there are miracles at work
when you got me open-handed
when you got me lost for words
I sing oh-oh-oh

A head full of dreams
A head full of dreams
Into life I’ve just been woken
With a head full, a head full of dreams


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to share a song from a band you recently saw in concert.  It is open to anyone who wants to share music, so 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 9/18/16

I can’t believe it’s another Saturday again.  The great thing about this Saturday, though, is that we finally found a house, AND our townhouse went under contract after only 3 days on the market.  Now, we just have the inspections, appraisals and the closings, which means we’ll be moving around mid-October!  I can’t believe it finally happened, but we couldn’t be more happy.

Even with all the craziness, I still managed to make it to a concert.  I ended up taking Andru, which means I have now taken all of my kids to a concert.  I know I’ve already sort-of done this theme, but it wasn’t an official theme, so I’m going ahead with it.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song from a band you recently saw in concert.  If you don’t go to concerts or haven’t been to one in a while, feel free to post a song that you would love to hear live.

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!

Also, 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 – Hello, Brooklyn by All Time Low

All Time Low is one of those bands that never gets old.  Without fail, whenever Adelle gets in my car, she will find one of their songs and turn up the radio so we can jam out.  It takes me back to when she was 13 and going to Warped Tour for the very first time; I remember driving her to concerts with her friends and listening to her tell me everything that happened; I remember deciding that I’d rather be with her at those concerts than listen to her tell me about them, so I ended up going to most of them with her.

I love that I have now taken each one of my kids to a concert because they all love music so much, just in different ways.

This song is so great, because if I had to venture a guess, I would guess they are giving a nod to every city they preform in.  Music is about letting go and having fun; it’s about losing control and sharing that loss of control with an entire crowd who have come together to see their favorite band play live in concert.

I believe music can bring us together and I believe it does in many ways.  Why else would you hang out in a crowd pressed next to sweating, screaming strangers and not give a shit?  I’m not saying there aren’t assholes at concerts, because I’ve met plenty; but for the most part, everyone is there just having fun and listening to great music.

I hope you enjoy my pick this week.

Hello, Brooklyn by All Time Low
Written and Composed by All Time Low: Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Zack Merrick & Rian Dawson
Music found at AZ Lyrics

This city is so pretty
Under moonlit skies we’ll be hanging like a cigarette
So stunning start runnin’
Tonight’s like a knife would you cut me with your kiss?

I bleed, red lips you’re unbelievable
Can’t miss this chance to take you, out
Here’s my invitation

Hello Brooklyn, Hey LA
Take the streets all night ’cause we sleep all day
When the world comes crashing down who’s ready to party?
Hello Brooklyn, Hey LA
Coast to coast I’ll take you down in flames
Let the good times roll we can let go
Everybody knows there’s a party at the end of the world

Whoa, whoa, whoa, oh
Whoa, whoa, whoa, oh

This city was your city
Heels on the sidewalk beggin’ for a backbeat
Don’t worry I fight dirty
Tonight’s like a right hook knock you off your feet

I’ll be yours truly unbelievable can’t miss this chance to take you, out
Here’s your invitation

Hello Brooklyn, Hey LA
Take the streets all night ’cause we sleep all day
When the world comes crashing down who’s ready to party?
Hello Brooklyn, Hey LA
Coast to coast I’ll take you down in flames
Let the good times roll we can let go
Everybody knows there’s a party at the end of the world

Kiss it all goodbye tonight you’ve never been more alive (You’re so alive)
You’re not afraid to die and I can see it in your eyes, your eyes

Hello Brooklyn, Hey LA
Take the streets all night ’cause we sleep all day
When the world comes crashing down who’s ready to party?
Hello Brooklyn, Hey LA
Coast to coast I’ll take you down in flames
Let the good times roll we can let go
Everybody knows there’s a party at the end of the world

London, Tokyo, Boston, Frisco
DC, Chicago, Baltimore, Toronto
(There’s a party at the end of the world)
Memphis, Rio, Dublin, Mexico
Paris, here we go
Everybody knows there’s a party at the end of the world

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to share a song that refers to a city/state/town.  It is open to anyone who wants to share music, so 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 9/11/16

Happy Saturday everyone!  I miss you guys a lot, but I’m hoping this whole house-hunting process will be slowing down soon.  We are finally listing our house on Monday, so fingers crossed everything goes smoothly.

With everything going on, I haven’t had a chance to read/listen to last week’s posts, but I’m planning to get to them soon.  Thank you so much for everyone who is participating.  I think my wildest dreams couldn’t have matched the success I feel this is having.  If you aren’t already, I suggest you check out everyone’ posts.  There is some fantastic music being shared on Sunday’s.

 

I usually have a reason for my theme choice, but this week, I just happened to think of a theme without any back story.  I’m only hoping it isn’t too narrow, but considering I can think of roughly five songs to go with it, I’d imagine it won’t be all that tough.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song that refers to a city/state/town.  I’m thinking this is maybe a sister theme to last week’s home theme, but homes and places to call home are on my mind.

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!

Also, 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 – Home by Michael Buble

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really considered a building my home.  My childhood home only offers pretty terrible memories, and the home I established when my kids were younger fell apart pretty quickly.

I ended up finding a home at my sister’s house part time and finding comfort in the moments I spent with my children.  I had to let go of the idea that the four walls I spent time in was my “home”, though.  My home became where my love was – my children, my best friend, and my lover, but not necessarily the four walls surrounding me.

It’s weird to think that my “home” might be something completely different in a few weeks; although, I’m not opposed to the idea.  Many people consider the building they live in as their home… I’m just hoping that can happen with me, since I’ve been so used to people as my home and not necessarily the roof over my head.

This all leads me to my pick this week.  It seems to me that Michael Buble is referring to a person when he speaks of his “home” in this song.  He doesn’t so much sing of four walls, as he sings of missing someone he loves.  That’s how I feel about home, and that’s why I picked this song for this week’s theme.

I hope you enjoy Michael Buble as much as I do.  He has been a long time favorite of mine.

Home by Michael Buble
Written by Michael Buble, Alan Change, and Amy Foster-Gillies
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Another summer day
Has come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home
Mmmmmmmm

May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
“I’m fine baby, how are you?”
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky, I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
This was not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In either Paris or Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel alone
And let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It’ll all be all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to share a song about home.  It is open to anyone who wants to share music, so please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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