Category: Song Lyrics Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday – Brown Eyed Girl

This week Helen Vahdati's Song Lyric Sunday is "Girls" and I am choosing
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.  How can you feel anything but happy
when you hear this song? 

Lyrics
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came ?
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game,
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey,
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down to the old mine with a
Transistor radio.
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hide behind a rainbow's wall,
Slipping and a-sliding
All along the waterfall
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
La dee dah.

So hard to find my way
Now that I'm all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My, how you have grown!
Cast my memory back there, Lord,
Sometime I'm overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Laying in the green grass
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la la
Dee dah la dee dah la dee dah la
D-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d...
 
 

Song Lyric Sunday – American Boy

This week the theme is “Boys” for Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday

Lots to choose from and I feel that we are going to see a lot of variety in today’s offerings.     

This one by Estelle and featuring Kanye West (2008) was one of my favorites in recent years.  It’s hip hop but has great musical beat.  I am not a Kanye fan particularly but I do like Estelle.  She is a London born musician, now residing in New York, who was first signed by John Legend for his own music label. You can check her out on Wikipedia.

Hope you enjoy it and have a great Sunday.

American Boy

Lyrics

[Kanye West:]
Just another one champion sound
Yeah, Estelle, we ’bout to get down, get down.
Who the hottest in the world right now.
Just touched down in London town.
Bet they give me a pound.
Tell them put the money in my hand right now.
Yes
Tell the promoter we need more seats,
We just sold out all the floor seats

[Estelle:]
Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day.
Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA.
I really want to come kick it with you.
You’ll be my American boy.

He said “Hey, Sister.
It’s really, really nice to meet you.”
I just met this 5 foot 7 guy who’s just my type.
I like the way he’s speaking, his confidence is peaking.
Don’t like his baggy jeans but I’mma like what’s underneath them.
And no I ain’t been to MIA
I heard that Cali never rains and New York’s heart awaits.
First let’s see the west end.
I’ll show you to my brethren.
I’m liking this American boy, American boy

Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day
Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA.
I really want to come kick it with you.
You’ll be my American boy, American boy

Can we get away this weekend?
Take me to Broadway.
Let’s go shopping, baby, then we’ll go to a café.
Let’s go on the subway.
Take me to your hood.
I never been to Brooklyn and I’d like to see what’s good.
Dress in all your fancy clothes.
Sneakers looking fresh to death, I’m loving those Shell Toes.
Walking that walk.
Talk that slick talk.
I’m liking this American boy, American boy.

Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day
Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA.
I really want to come kick it with you.
You’ll be my American boy

Tell ’em wagwan blud

[Kanye West:]
Who killing ’em in the UK.
Everybody gonna say, “You, K.”
Reluctantly ’cause most of this press don’t fuck with me.
Estelle once said to me, “Cool down, down, don’t act a fool now, now.”
I always act a fool oww oww.
Ain’t nothing new now now.
He crazy, I know what ya thinking.
Ribena I know what you’re drinking.
Rap singer. Chain blinger.
Holla at the next chick soon as you’re blinking.
What’s your persona.
About this Americana rhymer.
Am I shallow ’cause all my clothes designer.
Dressed smart like a London Bloke.
Before he speak his suit bespoke.
And you thought he was cute before.
Look at this peacoat, tell me he’s broke.
And I know you ain’t into all that.
I heard your lyrics I feel your spirit.
But I still talk that CASH.
‘Cause a lot wags wanna hear it.
And I’m feeling like Mike at his Baddest.
Like The Pips at they Gladys.
And I know they love it.
So to hell with all that rubbish

[Estelle:]
Would you be my love, my love?
Could you be mine?
Would you be my love, my love?
Could you be mine?
Could you be my love, my love?
Would you be my American boy, American boy?

Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day
Take me to Chicago, San Francisco Bay.
I really want to come kick it with you.
You’ll be my American boy, American boy
You’ll be my American boy.
Be my American boy!
American boy.

[Estelle:]
La la lala la lalala
La la lala la lalala

Writer(s): ADAMS WILLIAM, WEST KANYE OMARI, HARRIS KEITH ERNESTO, LOPEZ JOSHUA MATTHEW, STEPHENS JOHN ROGER, SPEIR CALEB, SWARA ESTELLE FANTA, WASHINGTON KWELI EBON 

Song Lyric Sunday – Last

 

This week’s theme is “Last” from Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday

I immediately thought of “At Last” by Etta James, but I opted for this version by Beyoncé when she sang it to the First Couple at President Obama’s first inauguration.  It was a very moving moment for me and I will never forget it.  I hope you enjoy it too.

 

Have a great Sunday!

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Song Lyric Sunday

This week’s prompt is “First” from Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday

I choose “The First Tine Ever I Saw Your Face”  by Roberta Flack.  According to Song Facts, this is when and why this song was written.

“Folk singer Ewan MacColl wrote this in 1957 for his lover Peggy Seeger. She was in a play and phoned him for suggestions on a song for a romantic scene. MacColl wrote this on the spot in less than an hour, playing it over the phone for his wife to use in her play. “We weren’t really getting along at the time,” Peggy Seeger recalled to Mojo magazine of the romantic epic in a 2015 interview. “After all, he was married to someone else then.”

MacColl was married to his second wife, Jean Newlove at the time. He left her for Peggy Seeger and the pair eventually tied the knot in 1977.”

Enjoy your Sunday!

Song Lyrics

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the endless skies

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hand
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command my love

And the first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time my love

The first time ever I saw your face
Your face, your face

Writer/s: EWAN MACCOLL
Publisher: THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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Song Lyric Sunday – Listen

This week’s prompt is “Listen” for Song Lyric Sunday from Helen Vahdati

The song I chose jumped into my head immediately because the word ‘Listen’ runs all the way through it.  It is a Beatles song, by Lennon & McCartney, from the Please, Please Me album in 1963 but it was best known in England as performed by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas.  I’m not sure he came to the USA with the British Invasion but he was a very handsome guy with a sweet style and had all the girls screaming hysterically.

I hope you enjoy it.

 

“Do You Want To Know A Secret”

You’ll never know how much I really love you
You’ll never know how much I really careListen
Do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, ohCloser
Let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I’m in love with youListen
Do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, ohCloser
Let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I’m in love with youI’ve known the secret for a week or two
Nobody knows, just we two

Listen
Do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, oh

Closer
Let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to h
I’m in love with you

Written by Lennon-McCartney

Song Lyric Sunday – Soul

Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday  this week is SOUL.

My first thoughts were to go for the soul songs of the 60s.  Sam and Dave, Wilson Picket, Otis Redding etc. but I opted for Van Morrison’s song Soul.  The lyrics are his beautiful poetry …

Soul is a feeling, feeling deep within
Soul is not the color of your skin
Soul is the essence, essence from within”
It is where everything begins

It is the right choice for me.

Have a great day!

Lyrics

Soul

Van Morrison

Soul is a feeling, feeling deep within
Soul is not the color of your skin
Soul is the essence, essence from within
It is where everything begins

Soul is what you’ve been through
What’s true for you
Where you going to
What you’re gonna do

Soul is your station for the folk of your nation
Something that you wear with pride
Soul can be your vision or something that is hidden
It’s not something that you gotta hide

Soul is what you’ve been through
What’s true for you
Where you going to
What you’re gonna do

Soul can be your station for the folk of your nation
Something that you wear with pride
Soul can be your vision it can be your religion
Something that you just can’t hide

Soul is a feeling, feeling deep within
Soul is not the color of your skin
Soul is the essence, essence from within
Soul is where everything begins

Songwriters: Van Morrison

Soul lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Song Lyric Sunday – Take

This week Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt is Take or Taking.

There are many songs to choose from, some are my own favorites, but I’m trying not to be too obvious.  The first one that sprung into my head was Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart by the iminitable Janis Joplin.  Here it is and hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Lyrics
Take Another Little Piece of My Heart
Janis Joplin

Oh, come on, come on, come on, come on!

Didn’t I make you feel like you were the only man – yeah!
An’ didn’t I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can ?
Honey, you know I did!
And each time I tell myself that I, well I think I’ve had enough,
But I’m gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.

I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it if it makes you feel good,
Oh, yes indeed.

You’re out on the streets looking good,
And baby deep down in your heart I guess you know that it ain’t right,
Never, never, never, never, never, never hear me when I cry at night,
Babe, and I cry all the time!
But each time I tell myself that I, well I can’t stand the pain,
But when you hold me in your arms, I’ll sing it once again.

I’ll say come on, come on, come on, come on and take it!
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby.
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

I need you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, c’mon now.
Oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby.
You know you got it – whoahhhhh!!

Take it!
Take it! Take another little piece of my heart now, baby,
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, hey,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman

 

Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday prompthis week was “Give or Giving”.  There were so many to choose from and it will be fun to see what everyone comes up with.

This Tracy Chapman song “Give Me One Reason”  has always been a favorite of mine.  I hope you’ll enjoy it.

 

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Give Me One Reason
Tracy Chapman

Give me one reason to stay here
and I’ll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I’ll turn right back around
Said I don’t want leave you lonely
you got to make me change my mind

Baby I got your number and I know that you got mine
But you know that I called you, I called too many times
You can call me baby, you can call me anytime
But you got to call me

Give me one reason to stay here
And I’ll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I’ll turn right back around
Because I don’t want leave you lonely
But you got to make me change my mind

I don’t want no one to squeeze me, they might take away my life
I don’t want no one to squeeze me, they might take away my life
I just want someone to hold me and rock me through the night
This youthful heart can love you and give you what you need
This youthful heart can love you and give you what you need
But I’m too old to go chasing you around
Wasting my precious energy

Give me one reason to stay here
And I’ll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I’ll turn right back around
Said I don’t want leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind

Baby just give me one reason, give me just one reason why
Baby just give me one reason, give me just one reason why I should stay
Because I told you that I loved you
And there ain’t no more to say

Song Lyric Sunday – Lost

Good Morning!

Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt is Lost. I thought of Steely Dan and Ricky Don’t Lose That Number and went to Youtube to look for the video.  Before doing so I did a quick search for “Lost” songs and came across this one called Lost Boy by Ruth B. It is from her debut album Safe Haven in 2016.  I had not heard it before but was totally mesmerized by her voice and the poetic lyrics.

I hope you enjoy it.  Have a great Sunday!

Lost Boy

by Ruth B

There was a time when I was alone
Nowhere to go and no place to call home
My only friend was the man in the moon
And even sometimes he would go away, too

Then one night, as I closed my eyes
I saw a shadow flying high
He came to me with the sweetest smile
Told me he wanted to talk for awhile
He said, “Peter Pan, that’s what they call me
I promise that you’ll never be lonely, ” and ever since that day

I am a lost boy from Neverland
Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
And when we’re bored we play in the woods
Always on the run from Captain Hook
“Run, run, lost boy, ” they say to me
Away from all of reality

Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free
Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free

He sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe
Believe in him and believe in me
Together we will fly away in a cloud of green
To your beautiful destiny
As we soared above the town that never loved me
I realized I finally had a family
Soon enough we reached Neverland
Peacefully my feet hit the sand
And ever since that day

I am a lost boy from Neverland
Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
And when we’re bored we play in the woods
Always on the run from Captain Hook
“Run, run, lost boy, ” they say to me
Away from all of reality

Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free
Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy Darling
Even Captain Hook, you are my perfect story book
Neverland, I love you so
You are now my home sweet home
Forever a lost boy at last

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy Darling
Even Captain Hook, you are my perfect story book
Neverland, I love you so
You are now my home sweet home
Forever a lost boy at last

And for always I will say

I am a lost boy from Neverland
Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
And when we’re bored we play in the woods
Always on the run from Captain Hook
“Run, run, lost boy, ” they say to me
Away from all of reality

Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free
Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free

Songwriters: Ruth Berhe

Lost Boy lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Song Lyric Sunday – Hide/Hiding

 

I was so sure Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt this week would be “Keep” as it would make sense.  If you’ve followed the theme you’ll know the last few weeks we’ve had Search and then Find, so it was obvious, right?  I’ve had this song in my head all week ready to share and this morning and I see her prompt is “Hide/Hiding” and not “Keep”.  Thank goodness “Hiding” is in the second line!  My second go to song was the most obvious – You’ve got to Hide Your Love Away by the Beatles, but I knew everyone would choose that one!

Hope you enjoy Steve Winwood, (Stevie in 1966 when he still a teenager) in the Spencer Davis Group.  I’ve always loved this song.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Keep On Running

Spencer Davis Group

Keep on running
Keep on hiding
One fine day I’m gonna be the one
To make you understand
Oh yeah
I’m gonna be your man

Keep on running
Running from my arms
One fine day I’m gonna be the one
To make you understand
Oh yeah
I’m gonna be your man

Hey hey hey
Everyone is talking about me
It makes me feels so bad
Hey hey hey
Everyone is laughing at me
It makes me feel so sad

So keep on running
Hey hey hey
All right
Hey hey hey…

Keep on running
Running from my arms
One fine day I’m gonna be the one
To make you understand
Oh yeah
I’m gonna be your man

Hey hey hey
Everyone is talking about me
It makes me feels so sad
Hey hey hey
Everyone is laughing at me
It makes me feel so bad

Keep on running
Running from my arms
One fine day I’m gonna be the one
To make you understand
Oh yeah
I’m gonna be your man

Make me feel so good
I wanna be your man
All right
Come on baby
I wanna be your man
You know you make feel so good
Hey hey hey…

Songwriters: JACKIE EDWARDS

Keep On Running lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

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