Song Lyric Sunday – That lonely sound.

The Song Lyric Sunday Challenge this week is we have different ways of saying goodbye as the prompt, and the song that you chose must contain either Arrivederci, Bon-voyage, Ciao, Farewell, Goodbye, Hasta la vista, Sayonara or Shalom in the title or the lyrics. Click on the link below to see Jim Adam’s post and to take part in the challenge.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/04/24/peace-out/

I thought I would share this hit written by James Dean (no not THAT one) and William Weatherspoon for that Soul singer, Jimmy Ruffin. In 1970 he sang “Farewell is a lonely sound” which reached number 8 in the UK charts but only 104 in the US.

I hope you like this song.

“Farewell Is A Lonely Sound”

(Farewell farewell my love, farewell farewell my love)

Farewell is a lonely sound
When told to someone you love
You know, you hurt inside as you wonder why
You must leave the one that you love

Saying goodbye to someone you love
Is so hard for any man
You say it’s just for a while, then you force a smile
And you hope she’ll understand

Then a tear appears in her eyes
As she tightly holds your hand
Then you let her know that it’s time to go
You must leave while you can

Oh but, farewell is a lonely sound
When told to someone you love
You know, you hurt inside as you wonder why
You must leave the one that you love

(Farewell farewell my love, farewell farewell my love)
I’m leaving darling, but I’ll be, back one day

Ooh every silent step you take
Each one hurts your heart
As you board the train, you feel the pain
That starts as you depart, yeah

You wipe your eyes so she can’t see
Cos a man should never cry
Now there’s just a trace of her crying face
As you wave to her goodbye, that’s why

Farewell is a lonely sound
When told to someone you love
You know, you hurt inside as you wonder why
You must leave the one that you love

I don’t wanna leave you baby, I don’t wanna say goodbye no, no
Oooh cos it hurts inside, and you wonder why
You must leave the one that you love

Baby baby, farewell is a lonely sound

Song Lyric Sunday – Look at me it’s a Song for Sandy.

The Song Lyric Sunday Challenge is to post a song with girls name in the title that begins with the letter S. Click on the link below to see Jim Adam’s post and to take part in the challenge.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/desperately-seeking-susan/

This is the song that came into my mind, but I’m sure I will not be the only one.

Sandy – Written by: LOUIS ST. LOUIS, SCOTT SIMON (of Sha Na Na) and performed by John Travolta in the film Grease.

Stranded at the drivin', branded a fool
What will they say Monday at school?

Sandy, can't you see I'm in misery?
We made a start, now we're apart
There's nothing left for me

Love has flown, all alone I sit and wonder why yi-yi-yi
Oh why you left me, oh Sandy, oh Sandy

Baby, someday, when high school is done
Somehow, someway, our two worlds will be one
In heaven forever and ever we will be
Oh, please say you'll stay, oh, Sandy!

Sandy, my darlin'
You hurt me real bad
You know it's true
But, baby, you gotta believe me when I say
I'm helpless without you

Love has flown, all alone, I sit
I wonder why yi-yi-yi,
Oh why
You left me,
Oh Sandy
Sandy, Sandy
Why yi-yi-yi

Oh Sandy

Written by: LOUIS ST. LOUIS, SCOTT SIMON

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

I’ve just noticed that Padre of Padre’s Ramblings has also posted this one:

https://padresramblings.wordpress.com/2021/04/18/sandy/

So how about this one from the same great musical?

Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee
Lousy with virginity
Won't go to bed 'til I'm legally wed
I can't I'm Sandra Dee

Watch it! Hey I'm Doris Day
I was not brought up that way
Won't come across, even Rock Hudson lost
His heart to Doris Day

I don't drink (No)
Or swear (No)
I don't rat my hair (Ew)
I get ill from one cigarette
Keep your filthy paws
Off my silky draws
Would you pull that crap with Annette?

As for you Troy Donahue,
I know what you wanna do
You've got your crust
I'm no object of lust
I'm just plain Sandra Dee

Elvis, Elvis, let me be!
Keep that pelvis far from me!
Just keep your cool
Now your starting to drool
Hey Fongool, I'm Sandra Dee!

Written by: JIM JACOBS, WARREN CASEY

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Happy Sunday 😉

Song Lyric Sunday – Dreams

The Song Lyric Sunday Challenge is to post a song with a single word title. Click on the link below to see Jim Adam’s post and to take part in the challenge.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/04/10/the-singularity/

After some pondering, I have chosen this song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac.

Dreams – by Stevie Nicks, performed by Fleetwood Mac.

Now here you go again

You say you want your freedom

Well, who am I to keep you down?

It’s only right that you should

Play the way you feel it

But listen carefully to the sound

Of your loneliness

Like a heartbeat drives you mad

In the stillness of remembering

What you had

And what you lost…

And what you had…

And what you lost

(Oooooh)

Oh, thunder only happens when it’s raining

Players only love you when they’re playing

Say, women…they will come and they will go

When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know

You’ll know

Now here I go again, I see, the crystal visions

I keep my visions to myself

It’s only me

Who wants to wrap around your dreams and…

Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?

Dreams of loneliness…

Like a heartbeat drives you mad…

In the stillness of remembering

What you had

And what you lost…

What you had…

Ooh, what you lost

Thunder only happens when it’s raining

Players only love you when they’re playing

Women, they will come and they will go

When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know

Oh, thunder only happens when it’s raining

Players only love you when they’re playing

Say women, they will come and they will go

When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know

You’ll know

You will know

Oh, oh, oh you’ll know

Also another band covered this song very effectively was the Corrs and so I’ve included their version below for your enjoyment.

A Limerick – A Gift

Esther Chilton has posted a challenge to write a limerick with the word GIFT.

Click on the link to her post below to take part in her challenge:

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/05/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-53/comment-page-1/#comment-31038

and here is my attempt:

The other day I received a gift,

I thought would give me a much needed lift

but when opened, I saw

it was actually for next door

and Boy!, was I really miffed!

Written by Kristian Fogarty 5th April 2021.

Song Lyric Sunday – Always and Forever

The Challenge set by Jim Adams in his post linked below, is to find a song lyric that has something to do with a prompt. This week we have the time related prompts of Endless/Eternity/Everlasting/Forever/Infinity/Omega,

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/03/27/omega-is-the-end-of-the-line/

I remembered a song that was popular for Weddings back in the 80’s and I went to many family weddings where this song was the Bridal couple’s dance. Sad that not all those marriages lasted Always and Forever…

Always and Forever –

Written by Rod Temperton.

Always and forever
Each moment with you
Is just like a dream to me
That somehow came true, yeah

And I know tomorrow
Will still be the same
‘Cause we got a life of love
That won’t ever change and

Everyday, love me your own special way
Melt all my heart away, with a smile
Take time to tell me, you really care
And we’ll share tomorrow together (Always forever love you)
Ooh baby, I’ll always love you, forever (Always forever love you)
Ever, ever, ever

There’ll always be sunshine
When I look at you, yeah
It’s something I can’t explain
Just the things that you do

And if you get lonely
Call me and take
A second to give to me
That magic you make and

Everyday, love me your own special way
Melt all my heart away, with a smile
Take time to tell me, you really care
And we’ll…

The song was performed by Luther Vandross, but I remember another version by the band, Heatwave.

Hope you enjoy this version.

Song Lyric Sunday: There’s that anguish, there’s that doubt.

The Challenge set by Jim Adams in his post linked below, is to find a song lyric that has something to do with a prompt. This week the prompts are: Anguish/Misery/Torment

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/03/13/excruciating/

I thought of this song that was written by Clifton Davies and originally intended to be sung by the Supremes but instead was recorded by the Jackson 5.

The most famous version though, at least to my mind, is the one sang by Gloria Gaynor.

NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE

I never can say goodbye
No, no, no, I
I never can say goodbye

Every time I think I’ve had enough
And start heading for the door
There’s a very strange vibration
Piercing me right to the core

It says, “Turn around, you fool
You know you love him more and more”
Tell me why is it so?
Don’t wanna let you go!

Hey, I never can say goodbye boy, ooh baby
I never can say goodbye, no, no, no, hey

I never can say goodbye
Oh, no, I
I never can say goodbye

I keep thinking that our problems
Soon are all gonna work out
But there’s that same unhappy feeling
And there’s that anguish, there’s that doubt

It’s that same old dizzy hang-up
I can’t do with you or without
Tell me why is it so?
I don’t wanna let you go!

Hey, I never can say goodbye boy, ooh baby
I never can say goodbye, no, no, no, oo

Hey, I never can say goodbye boy, ooh baby
I never can say goodbye, no no no, no no no

Hey, I never can say goodbye boy, no, no, no, baby
Hey, I never can say goodbye, no, no, no
Please don’t make me say good-bye

Hey, I never can say goodbye

The Word of the Day also happens to be Anguish…

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/03/14/anguish/

Song Lyric Sunday – It doesn’t matter if you’re large or small – SHINE.

The Challenge set by Jim Adams in his post linked below, is to find a song lyric that has something to do with Long/short/small or tall.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/20/general-length-or-size-of-things/

I found this song from Billy Elliot, the musical. The song was written by Elton John.

I hope you enjoy this song:

Shine

Recorded for the musical Billy Elliot

Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Lee Hall

It doesn’t matter if you’re large or small
Trapezoid, or short or tall
Even if you can’t dance at all
All you really gotta do is shine

It doesn’t matter if your life’s a mess
The whole process will coalesce
Girls, just try to effervesce
All you really have to do is shine


chorus: Give them that old razzle dazzle
Turn on the old pizzazz
There’s no time for shilly shally
Give it backbone, give it welly

Bowl ’em over, knock them out
Show them what life is all about
Give them that old razzle dazzle, and shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re unemployed
Only partially humanoid
An octopoid whose mind’s a void
All you gotta do is shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re born in Leeds
They love to see a heart that bleeds
You’ll all be stars one day, you’ll see
All you really gotta do is shine

(repeat chorus)

You might be feeling lousy
You might be feeling blue
A little disenchanted
A minor touch of flu
They couldn’t give a monkey’s cuss
They couldn’t give a fig
Come on girls get over it
It’s all part of the gig

Give them that old rinkle tinkle
Give them the old kabam
Grab the buggers by the bollocks
Knock ’em sideways, blow their minds out
Keep it coming, keep it coming
There’s no time for half-assed frolics
Give them that old razzle dazzle, and shine

It doesn’t matter if you’re short or squat
Cerebrally challenged, completely shot
You might have it, or might not
All you really have to do is
All you really have to do is shine
Give them that old razzle dazzle and shine
Give them that old razzle dazzle and shine, and shine, and shine

It also includes the Ragtag Daily Prompt word today which is Backbone.

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/rdp-sunday-backbone/

I hope you enjoyed this song and you have a fantastic Sunday. 🙂

50 Word Thursday #111

So its time for the latest 50 Word Thursday challenge.

This challenge was originally created and hosted by Deb Whittam of the Blog Twenty Four. Deb has said that she will no longer be hosting this challenge due to time contraints.

Click on the link below to see her post about the results of last weeks challenge:

Is there anyone who would enjoy taking it in turns with me hosting this challenge?

Please let me know.

So Today’s challenge:

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

Here’s the picture: 

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And the words: “Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 🙂

Song Lyric Sunday’s – Windmills of your Mind.

This post was written for Jim Adam’s challenge – Inside our heads.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/inside-our-heads/

 This week we have the prompts of Brain/Mind/Think 

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it contains the prompt words or not.  If it does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.  Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I have chosen the song Windmills of Your Mind.

Windmills of Your Mind

Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!
Like a tunnel that you follow to a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving in a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!
Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly, was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over you were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair!
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind!

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Marilyn Bergman / Michel Legrand / Alan BergmanWindmills of Your Mind lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management

There are many versions of this song, but the one I love is by Alison Moyet and I’ve linked to a Youtube video below:

The Word of the Day prompt today is also MIND

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/mind/

50 Word Thursday #109 – The Results

Well, another week has just flown by! The 50 Word Thursday challenge has come to an end. Click on the link to see the post:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/50-word-thursday-109/

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

Here was the picture:

And the Words:  ‘Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.’ – Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries

So here are all the entries to this weeks challenge,

Please click on the link and have a read of these excellent short stories:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/02/09/50-word-thursday-109/

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2021/02/10/50-word-thursday-109-without-and-apple/

Deb Whittam, of the blog Twenty Four, who created this challenge originally, has agreed to co-host this challenge with me. I am honoured to hand the baton over to Debbie, who will post the next 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you