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Song Lyric Sunday – Emotion

The prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday were suggested by Di of Pensitivity101. They are: Anxiety, Delight, Emotions, Pain, Pride and Relief. I remembered a few songs with Emotion in the title settling for the one written by The Bee Gees, but I have chosen the Destiny’s Child version. I particularly liked it and I hope you enjoy it along with the video. its fun to see the young Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

The Song

In 1977, Barry and Robin Gibb of the BeeGees wrote “Emotion” for Australian singer Samantha Sang, and the song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1978. It was her only hit. The three Gibb brothers provide backup vocals. The song was intended for the film Saturday Night Fever, but was not used in the movie. It does appear in the 1978 Joan Collins film The Stud.

The Bee Gees ended up recording their own version of the song in 1994 for an album called Love Songs, which was never released. The song was eventually included on the 2001 compilation Their Greatest Hits: ‘The Record’, however, and was covered by Destiny’s Child that same year. The girl group’s rendition ultimately became an international hit, reaching the top ten on the US Hot 100 chart, and top five on the UK Singles Chart.

In 2001 Destiny’s Child released a cover version of “Emotion” on their album Survivor, which was mostly comprised of bumping dance numbers about female empowerment. “Emotion” showcased a different side of the group, and the sensitive ballad was released as a single in October 2001 following the September 11 terrorist attacks in America. This version reached #10 US and #3 UK.

Courtesy of beegees.com and Songfacts

The Lyrics

Hey, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ooh yeah

It's over and done
But the heartache lives on inside
And who is the one you're clinging to
Instead of me tonight?

And where are you now
Now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow
Wherever you go, go
I'll cry me a river
That leads to your ocean
You'll never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It's just emotions taking me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in the song
But if you don't come back
Come home to me, darling
Don't you know there's nobody left in this world to hold me tight
And don't you know there's nobody left in this world kiss goodnight
Kiss goodnight
Goodnight
Goodnight

I'm there at your side
A part of all the things you are
But you got a part of someone else
You gotta go find your shining star

And where are you now
Now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow
Wherever you go
I'll cry me a river
That leads to your ocean
You'll never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It's just emotions taking me over (taking me over)
Caught up in sorrow, lost in the song (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
But if you don't come back
Come home to me, darling
Don't you know there's nobody left in this world to hold me tight
Nobody left in this world to hold me tight
Nobody left in this world kiss goodnight
Nobody left in this world

And where are you now
Now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow
Wherever you, you go
I'll cry me a river
That leads to your ocean
You'll never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It's just emotions taking me over
I'm caught up in sorrow, lost in the song (don't you know I'm lost without you, baby)
But if you don't come back
Come home to me, darling
Nobody left in this world to hold me tight (yeah, nobody, nobody to hold me)
Nobody left in this world kiss goodnight (nobody to kiss me, yeah)
Goodnight
Goodnight

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Alan Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Emotion lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Unraveling

Unraveling

As I watch
my world unravel
before my eyes
I am paralyzed
unable to move
Incapable of stopping
what is already
in motion
 
How can one instant
change what is
chiseled in stone?
A look, once of love
now that of contempt
Foreign, alien
Tender words
explosive, weaponized
 
One person’s
prerogative
sabotaging
what was precious
Destroying happiness
and for what?
Sadistic pleasure
or masochism?
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing 

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Word Prompts:

Foreigner - Word of the Day
Explosive - RDP
Prerogative - FOWC

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Respect – An Acrostic Poem

Resembling someone I no longer know

Empty, devoid of emotion, almost inhumane

Seeing you, grudgingly, in your moment of glory

Pumped victoriously with ego

Endorphins swimming with energy

Circling the waters like a shark

Targeting your catch of the day

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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Word Prompts:

Respect

Grudging

Humane

Energy

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