Tag: music

Impetuous

Impetuous

The melodious sound
of instruments
broke the still night air
A soft rhythmic beat
appealing and seducing 
daring to share
 
Like a moth to a flame
it lured and cajoled
with musical ingenuity
Lacking self-control
It was easy to be tempted
Succumbing to promiscuity
 
Heart racing
and adrenalin flowing
Caution thrown to the wind
The course uncharted
and on this whim
all hopes were pinned
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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Word Prompts
Melodious - WotD
Ingenuity - RDP
Chart - FOWC

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Song Lyric Sunday

Good Sunday morning! This week Jim Adams has challenged us with Music/Harmony/Melody for Song Lyric Sunday.

I’ve Got the Music in Me” is a pop song by The Kiki Dee Band, released in 1974. It was written in 1973 by Bias Boshell, Kiki Dee Band’s keyboardist.

The song entered the UK Singles Chart on 7 September 1974, reached number 19 and stayed in the chart for eight weeks. 

On the Billboard pop chart in the United States, “I’ve Got the Music in Me” peaked at number 12 on October 19, 1974. 

She has such a great voice, I hope you enjoy it.

Song Lyrics
I Got The Music In Me - Kiki Dee


Ain't got no troubles in my life
No foolish dream to make me cry.
I'm never frightened or worried,
I know I'll always get by.
I heat up (I heat up)
I cool down (I cool down)
When something gets in my way I go round it.
Don't let life get me down
Gonna take life the way that I found it.

CHORUS
I got the music in me
I got the music in me
I got the music in me
I got the music in me
I got the music in me
I got the music in me

They say that life is a circle (circle)
But that ain't the way that I've found it.
Gonna move in a straight line (ooh)
Keeping my feet firmly on the ground.
I heat up (I heat up)
I cool down (I cool down)
I got words in my head so I say them.
Don't let life get me down,
Catch a hold of my blues and just play them.

CHORUS

Feel funky
Feel good
Gonna tell ya
I'm in the neighbourhood
Gonna fly like a bird on the wing
Hold on to your hat honey,
Sing, sing, sing, sing
Heat up, cool down (cool down)
I got words in my head so I say them
Don't let life get me down (Don't let it get ya down)
Catch a hold of my blues and just play them.

CHORUS x2

Ain't got no trouble in my life,
No foolish dream to make me cry.
I'm never frightened I'm never worried,
I know, I know I'll always get by.

I got the music
Pretty music
I got the music
In me

Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get you down
Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get you down
Ha, ha, ha, ha

CHORUS

Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get you down

I got the music in me
I got the music in me
I got the music in me
Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get ya down
Don't let it get you down

Water Music

Water Music

Every evening when the sun
Was low in the sky
He would go to the river’s edge
To reminisce and he would cry
Not so long had passed
Since she had been lost to him
He would sit and play his piano
And drink his tonic and gin

He had moved his instrument
To this special place
To remember her as she was
Before disappearing without a trace
He had loved her deeply
And asked for her hand
She had demurely resisted
Being unsure of a wedding band

She had visited less after that day
Making excuses and avoiding him
He became despondent and sad
Imploring her to come for a swim
Just one more time he begged
And she reluctantly agreed
She was a little wary of him
But did not pay much heed

Once they were in the water
He begged her once more
Marry me please, he implored
But she again did ignore
Placing his hands on her shoulders
He pushed her down
Holding her under the water
Until she drowned

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

 

In response to Hélène Vaillant’s Willow Poetry’s Weekly Photo Prompt Nov 27- What do you see?

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Circus

Circus

What was once wondrous
and filled me with joy
I now hold in disdain
Pretty white horses
Elephants and lions
I did not know their pain

As a child I was excited
by the music and fanfare
Such exotica to see
Now I am sickened and sad
at the treatment
they suffered for me

Memories are disingenuous
The circus once wore
a glorious crown
The public expressed outrage
Animal liberation
Send in the clowns

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to dVerse Poets Prompt Circus

 

Banjo

Banjo

It was early in the day
The market street was busy
An average sized crowd had gathered
He played sitting on a high stool
Banjo boy why are you not in school

The music was amazing
His talent evident
He looked thirteen years of age
Certainly nobody’s fool
Banjo boy why are you not in school

There was cash thrown into his case
His audience was enthralled
By the artistry he displayed
Mesmerized by his stringed tool
Banjo boy why are you not in school

His jeans were raggedy
Shoes worn and soiled
Hair unwashed and straggly
But still he was pretty cool
Banjo boy why are you not in school?

On closer look
There was sadness in his eyes
He looked a little malnourished
Under that sweater of wool
Banjo boy why are you not in school

Likely homeless or a peddler
Making money with his gift
Impressing all with his music
His situation seeming cruel
Banjo boy why are you not in school

His flair for performance
Was evident in his ease
The dirty street was his oasis
Convenient and free was the rule
Banjo boy why are you not in school

I stared at him through a prism
Seeing his potential multiplied
Wishing him the success he needed
To extricate himself from this cesspool
Banjo boy why are you not in school

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Average

Convenient

Oasis

Peddler

Prism

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My Life According to Diana Ross

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Kristian from Tales from the Mind of Kristian blogged about this fun little quiz from The Britchy One

Choose an artist then using only the titles of the songs from only that artist, answer these questions in a blog entitled, My Life, According to…(insert artist’s name):

Here’s mine:

Your Artist: Diana Ross

Are you male or female:  Lady Sings the Blues

Describe yourself: Amazing Grace

How do you feel about yourself: Forever Young

Describe where you currently live: Anywhere You Run To

The first thing you think of when you wake up: Reach Out And Touch

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Take Me Higheer

Your favorite form of transportation: My Old Piano (Sorry! Best I could do.  I should have picked Joni Mitchell)

Your best friend is: All of You

Your favorite color is: Brown Baby

What’s the weather like: Summertime

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

What is life to you: Do You Know Where You’re Going To?

What is the best advice you have to give: Love’s All That Matters

If you could change your name, what would it be: Baby Love

Your favorite food is: Being Green

My soul’s present condition:I hear a Symphony

The faults I can bear: Love Hangover

How would you describe your love life: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Hope you enjoyed this!

Christine

Play it forward.  This is a fun challenge!

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