Senryu You ask how I know Instinctively I can tell When you lie to me Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
The prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, hosted by Jim Adams, are Chat, Laugh, Rant, Scream and Talk. I have picked the great song “Something To Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt. I hope you enjoy it and have a good Sunday.
This song is about small-town gossip and the effect it has on the singer and the guy she’s secretly in love with. It turns out that they’re rumored to be having an affair, and since the rumor-spreaders already think that the two people are involved, the song asks, why not have an affair anyway, thus giving them “something to talk about.”
This was written by the Canadian singer Shirley Eikhard, who had recorded in the Jazz and Country genres, but has had her most success as a songwriter, with songs recorded by Chet Atkins, Cher, Anne Murray and Rita Coolidge.
This won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, beating out Oleta Adams, Mariah Carey, Amy Grant and Whitney Houston. The song was also nominated for Record of the Year, but lost to “Unforgettable.”
According to Anne Murray’s 2009 book All of Me, Anne wanted to record this song in 1986, but her producers didn’t think it would be a hit. She called her 1986 album “Something to Talk About” even though it did not include this song. Anne said she was happy that Bonnie Raitt made it a big hit five years later.
For Raitt, this was by far her biggest chart hit in the United States.
This is a very popular Karaoke song, and is often performed by American Idol contestants. Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino performed the song on the show, as did Idol notables Kellie Pickler and Sanjaya Malakar.
This lent its name to the 1995 comedy Something To Talk About, starring Julia Roberts as a jilted wife who faces judgment from her conservative town when her husband’s affair goes public. The version in the movie is sung by Therese Willis.
Courtesy of Songfacts
Something To Talk About Lyrics People are talkin', talkin' 'bout people I hear them whisper, you won't believe it They think we're lovers kept under covers I just ignore it, but they keep saying We laugh just a little too loud We stand just a little too close We stare just a little too long Maybe they're seeing something we don't, darlin' Let's give them something to talk about Let's give them something to talk about Let's give them something to talk about How about love? I feel so foolish, I never noticed You'd act so nervous Could you be falling for me? It took a rumor to make me wonder Now I'm convinced I'm going under Thinking 'bout you every day Dreaming 'bout you every night Hoping that you feel the same way Now that we know it, let's really show it, darlin' Let's give them something to talk about A little mystery to figure out Let's give them something to talk about How about love, love, love, love? Let's give them something to talk about, baby A little mystery to figure out Let's give them something to talk about How about love, love, love, love? (Something to talk about) (Something to talk about) How about love, love, love, love? How about love, love, love, love? Writer/s: SHIRLEY EIKHARD Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SHIRLEY EIKHARD USA MUSIC Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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To Hell With You Janus
Janus you are two-faced A god who wants it both ways Pedantic and limiting One face looking back, your rush for us to end a year One face looking forward, you fill us with expectations Promising us all that is new is, as always, deceitful This month named for you has come to be the darkest of my life Your wicked vendetta year after year has robbed me of a parent, and given my husband to another. You cursed a loved one with brain tumors and now you destroy another marriage. Casting your long shadows on my life has ended I return this month to you For I do not see you anymore I do not know you I never knew you There is no end or beginning No old or new It just is Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Sanaa, from A Dash of Sunny, is hosting Open Link Night at D'verse Poets Pub tonight. Word Prompts Vendetta - Word of the Day Long Shadows - RDP Pedantic - FOWC
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Do you think you are drinking more that you were a year ago? COVID-19 has kept us all captive for almost a year, limiting our social life. I think I do – but just a teeny bit more. No really!
For Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday
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The Music in Me
I hear an old song as if for the first time Words beautiful Resonating deeply Taking up residence in my head Playing over and over taking me to places I have never gone The music hypnotic and lyrics touching my soul Inspiring my own poetry in motion Compelled to write of the visions that dance in my head Round and round in circles spinning Spherical objects floating in air Lifting me Taking me away Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with 'Connections' 'For this prompt, I want you to think about connecting or connections—in any sense. It could be connecting ideas, connecting historical moments, or your own connections with people, places, nature, or art' I recently participated in a music prompt of 'Circles' from another blog and chose the song Windmills of your Mind. It is from the movie remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. For some reason I could not get it out of my head, so I guess I connected with it. I'm sharing it below. Image by freeillustrated from Pixabay
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