Song Lyric Sunday – Do you know where Hell is?

The Song Lyric Sunday Challenge this week is we have songs that are associated with Heaven and/or Hell 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/2021/05/08/states-of-being/

There is a song from a musical, called Paint Your Wagon, which mentions both Heaven and Hell. This is actually a great musical but you don’t see it mentioned much, I think it’s well overdue for a Broadway and West End revival.

The Song is called “I was born under a wandering star” and was sung by Lee Marvin. He certainly was no singer but his raspy voiced rendition is quite something!

I hope you enjoy it.

Wand’rin’ Star

I was born under a wandrin’ star
I was born under a wandrin’ star
Wheels are made for rollin’
Mules are made to pack
I’ve never seen a sight that didn’t look better looking back

I was born under a wandrin’ star

Mud can make you prisoner, and the plains can bake you dry
Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry
Home is made for comin’ from, for dreams of goin’ to
Which with any luck will never come true

I was born under a wandrin’ star
I was born under a wandrin’ star

Do I know where hell is?
Hell is in hello
Heaven is goodbye for ever, it’s time for me to go

I was born under a wandrin’ star
A wandrin’ wandrin’ star

When I get to heaven tie me to a tree
Or I’ll begin to roam, and soon you know where I will be
I was born under a wandrin’ star
A wandrin’ wandrin’ star

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe

Wand’rin’ Star lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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.

Kreative Kue – Not a time for Kisses!

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The Word of the Day today is KISS, and so I remembered last year I wrote this poem inspired by this picture as part of a challenge by Keith Channing. I thought it would be a good time to share it again 🙂

Kiss

This poem was written for Keith Channing’s Kreative Kue challenge:

https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/kreative-kue-264/

All I want to do is play with my duck

but it seems as though I’m just out of luck

I’ve been picked up and squeezed by hands so strong

I don’t like it, I think it’s so rude and so wrong!

I’d tell them to stop it, but I’m tiny and young

and I can’t seem to get the right words off my tongue.

And now they are pushing me into a face

Can I not have some dignity in this place?

I know you’re my mother and she is my sister,

but can’t you understand, I don’t want to kiss her?

It’s definitely a nightmare rather than a dream

so all I can do is to start crying and scream.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 30th May 2020

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/duck/

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/

Do you remember? – The Snifty Sleuth challenge?

A while ago I took part in a collaboration with the great Rory of the blog A Guy Called Bloke. It was a murder mystery series where people could guess who the victim was, who the murderer was and how they did it. There was also a prize!

Well, for those of you who remember, or those that are intrigued, click on the link below to see Rory’s post.

Song Lyric Sunday: I don’t take coffee, I take tea, my dear.

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 coffee related prompts of Cappuccino/Coffee/Expresso/Latte/Mocha 

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/03/06/not-a-frappe-or-macchiato/

I thought of this song by Sting. I’ve never been to New York, but if I did, I’d be saying the same thing: I don’t take coffee, I take tea, my dear.

Englishman In New York

Sting

I don’t take coffee, I take tea, my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I’m an Englishman in New York

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I’m an Englishman in New York

Oh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
Oh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

If “manners maketh man” as someone said
He’s the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

Oh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
Oh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the only one
Gentleness,…