Month: February 2020

Song Lyric Sunday- Listen To What The Man Said

This week the prompts for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams are Listen, Hear, Talk and Speak. I went with a sweet Wings song that I particularly like called Listen To What The Man Said. I love the video of Paul and Linda McCartney along with their children. I hope you enjoy it too.

The song was a hit single from Wings’ 1975 album Venus and Mars. The song featured new member Joe English on drums, with guest musicians Dave Mason on guitar and Tom Scott on soprano saxophone. It was a number 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and reached number 1 in Canada on the RPM National Top Singles Chart. It also reached number 6 in the UK, and reached the top ten in Norway and New Zealand and the top twenty in the Netherlands. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies.

It was recorded in early 1975 by Wings during their New Orleans sessions for Venus and Mars. It was a song for which Paul McCartney had high hopes, but early recordings did not live up to the song’s potential. McCartney said in 1975 of his initial opinion of the song, “It was one of the songs we’d gone in with high hopes for. Whenever I would play it on the piano, people would say ‘Oh, I like that one.’ But when we did the backing track, we thought we didn’t really get it together at all.” After Mason added guitar overdubs, the band was still dissatisfied. However, once Scott recorded the sax solo, judgements were changed. Although several takes of the solo were recorded, the very first take was the one that was used. McCartney said of Tom Scott’s impact on the track, “Someone said [famous jazz musician] ‘Tom Scott lives near here.’ We said, yeah, give him a ring, see if he turns up, and he turned up within half an hour! There he was, with his sax, and he sat down in the studio playing through. The engineer was recording it. We kept all the notes he was playing casually. He came in and I said ‘I think that’s it.’ He said ‘Did you record that?’ I said yes, and we listened to it back. No one could believe it, so he went out and tried a few more, but they weren’t as good. He’d had all the feel on this early take, the first take.” The effect of a kiss smack heard on the track was recorded by engineer Alan O’Duffy, who taped Linda doing it. 

Lyrics
 
Any time, any day
You can hear the people say
That love is blind
Well, I don't know but I say love is kind
 
Do do do, do do do do do
Do do do, do do do do do
 
Soldier boy kisses girl
Leaves behind a tragic world
But he won't mind, he's in love
And he says love is fine
 
Do do do, do do do do do
Do do do, do do do do do
 
Oh yes, indeed we know
That people will find a way to go
No matter what the man said
And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow
That's what the man said
So won't you listen to what the man said
He said
 
Ah, take it away
 
Oh yes, indeed we know
That people will find a way to go
No matter what the man said
And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow
That's what the man said
So won't you listen to what the man said
He said
 
Oh yes, indeed we know
That people will find a way to go
No matter what the man said
And love is fine for all we know
For all we know, our love will grow
That's what the man said
So won't you listen to what the man said
He said
 
The wonder of it all baby
The wonder of it all baby
The wonder of it all baby, yeah yeah yeah
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Linda Mccartney / Paul Mccartney
Listen to What the Man Said lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Story courtesy of Wiki

Daily Haiku – Fri. February 28, 2020

Senryu
 
You came upon me
enchanting, teasing and slick
You left with the wind

                                                                                          
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Faces

Faces

Faces forming
in fluffy clouds
clearly visible
to the mind’s eye
Is it only I
who can see
and be the subject
of mockery?
 
The pareidolia 
of creative sight
whether the surface
of the moon
or the trunk
of a tree
Is it only I
who can see?

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Mockery - Word of the Day
Pareidolia - RDP

Photo by Michael Weidner on Unsplash

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

As you lie gracefully
in the ashes
of your self esteem,
planning your comeback
The momentum
slowly builds
with your confidence
until you rise
spectacularly
like the phoenix
Fierce 
and fearless
taking flight

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Ashes - Word of the Day
Graceful - RDP
Momentum - FOWC

Image by Crucifurr from Pixabay 
 

Veneer – A Quadrille

Veneer

Full of bluster
and confidence
but you were broken
when I found you
 
As I peeled away
the layers of
your thick veneer
beneath was
a wretched soul
 
Beaten and bruised
by life’s tragic sorrows
A product of your
environment
You took no prisoners
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Wish is hosting Monday Quadrille at
D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with the word 'Peel'

A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

Go Dog Go Cafe Promote Yourself Monday

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