Song Lyric Sundays – Breakfast in Bed, chance would be a fine thing!

The Song Lyric Sunday Challenge this week is to post a song with the theme of mealtimes, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper.

Click on the link below to see Jim Adam’s post and to take part in the challenge.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/06/26/time-to-eat/

We also have word prompts from Fandango – Terrible and Word of the Day is Controversy.

I remembered a song that came out in the 1980’s that my Mum and I would enjoy on the radio called “Breakfast in Bed”. This version was by the band UB40 and featured Chrissy Hynde (singer from the band ‘the Pretenders’).

The original song was written as a soul song by Eddie Hinton and Donnie Fritts and performed by Dusty Springfield in 1969. It interestingly contains the line “You don’t have to say you love me” which was a deliberate reference to Dusty’s huge hit song of that title. Some people would say to take a Soul song and add a reggae beat to it would be terrible but here is the controversy, UB40 did just that, and this was the version I knew best and still prefer!

Here is Dusty’s version:

and here are the lyrics:

You’ve been cryin’
Your face is a mess
Come in baby
You can dry the tears on my dress
She’s hurt you again
I can tell
Oh, I know that look so well

Don’t be shy
You’ve been here before
Pull your shoes off, lie down
And I will lock the door

And no-one has to know
You’ve come here again
Darling it will be
Like it’s always been before
Come on over here

Breakfast in bed
And a kiss or three
You don’t have to say you love me
Breakfast in bed
Nothing need be said
Ain’t no need

What’s your hurry?
Please don’t eat and run
You can let her wait, my darling
It’s been so long
Since I’ve had you here
You will come again
Darling it will be
Like it’s always been before
Hey child

Breakfast in bed
And a kiss or three
You don’t have to say you love me
Breakfast in bed
Nothing need be said

Breakfast in bed
And a kiss or three
You don’t have to say you love me
Breakfast in bed
Nothing need be said, yeah
You don’t have to.

And if you’d like some more controversy, well here is a link to my post of last week which is about brutality:

https://fivedotoh.com/2021/06/27/fowc-with-fandango-terrible/

Manic Monday’s Three Way Prompt – Who’s Been a Naughty Boy Then?

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Word prompt: Naughty or Nice.

This short story was written in response to Laura M Baileys Manic Monday prompt:

https://alltheshoesiwear.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/manic-mondays-3-way-prompt-naughty-or-nice/

Last week I wrote a parody christmas song, see here:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/manic-mondays-3-way-prompt-id-rather-be-frozen-than-wet-a-song/

This weeks story is also inspired by the following word prompts:

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/rdp-monday-ripple/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/your-daily-word-prompt-sacred-december-10-2018/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/enrapture/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/daily-writing-challenge-dec-10/

Hotel, breakfast, caught

Who’s Been a Naughty Boy Then?

As I opened the door of the hotel room, I caught a glimpse of movement. A dainty foot slithered over the satin sheets, making a ripple.

I realised, with some embarrassment, that I had intruded upon a sacred moment. The couple beneath the covers were enjoying that moment of enrapture.

There was no ‘Do not disturb’ sign over the door handle to indicate that this was an inopportune, special moment.

I put the tray down on the side table and shouted “Breakfast” then ran quickly from the room.

Gosh, you really do see it all in the hotel trade, but I never expected to see Santa Claus and the Toothfairy enjoying each other’s company. 

What would Mrs Clause Say?

Well, surely that must place him at the very top of his Naughty list this year!

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 10/December/2018