Sandy


Jim Adams’ challenge is to note a song which is about a woman whose name begins with “S.” The musical Grease provides us with the song Sandy. In the song the character Danny is regretting his unenlightened pre-WOKE attitudes and his inappropriate, unwanted advances on Sandy. She has run off leaving him alone (Too bad it takes that for him to start to “get it,” but I deviate). His “awakening” leads him to realise he loves her and wants to be with her beyond teen lust. Though he still unfortunately doesn’t fullly see why she left.

Lyrics:

Stranded at the drive-in
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
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
Oh, why you left me?
Oh, Sandy

Sandy
Sandy
Why?
Oh, Sandy

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Scott Simon / L. St. LouisSandy lyrics © Ensign Music Corporation


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Jumping Those Jiggles Out


Jim Adams’ challenge this week was to write about a song with Hop/Jump/Leap/Pounce/Spring in the lyrics.  The Wiggles Shake Your Sillies Out is a great hopping and jumping song.  I was first introduced to this song at my eldest daughter’s wedding.  While it might seem an odd piece for a wedding, it seemed totally appropriate to mark the big day for my daughter who is a children’s librarian.

Lyrics:

Let’s shake our sillies out

We’re going to shake, shake, shake our sillies out

Shake, shake, shake our sillies out

Shake, shake, shake our sillies out

Wibble our wobbles away

Well, we’ve shaken our sillies out

How about we nod our naughties out?

We’re going to nod, nod, nod our naughties out

Nod, nod, nod our naughties out

Nod, nod, nod our naughties out

Wibble our wobbles away

Now, can we clap our crazies out?

Let’s all clap

We’re going to clap, clap, clap our crazies out

Clap, clap, clap our crazies out

Clap, clap, clap our crazies out

Wibble our wobbles away

Can you show me how high you can jump?

Let’s all jump

We’re going to jump, jump, jump our jiggles out

Jump, jump, jump our jiggles out

Jump, jump, jump our jiggles out

Wibble our wobbles away

Well, all that jumping made us really tired

Let’s have a stretch and a yawn

We’re going to stretch, yawn, stretch and yawn again

Stretch, yawn, stretch and yawn again

Stretch, yawn, stretch and yawn again

Wibble our wobbles away

We’re going to shake, shake, shake our sillies out

Shake, shake, shake our sillies out

Shake, shake, shake our sillies out

Wibble our wobbles away, hey

Source: Musixmatch

Shake Your Sillies Out lyrics

© Kohaw Music Inc., Wiggly Tunes Pty. Ltd., Homeland Publishing


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Cranberry Coffee


I have to admit that I am a big fan of the Cranberries’ music. The song Zombie is a powerful one in my life. But this week Jim Adams’ challenge was to use a coffee themed song and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee fits. The song is the title song from the band’s fifth album.  The album was released in October 2001and sold 170,000 copies in the US album and 1,300,000 copies worldwide. Various band members have said the song is about waking up to realities, such as life isn’t all about work. It is a call to live in the moment, and also to take stock of your life.

Lyrics:

I, I went to hell

I might as well learn by my mistakes

I at twenty-four, was insecure, do whatever it takes

Come on and wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

It’s time, smell the coffee, the coffee

Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

This time, smell the coffee, the coffee

She’s only got one reason to live, this is your life

She’s only got one message to give, give it tonight

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll do anything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll lose everything

Everything

Come on and wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

It’s time, smell the coffee, the coffee

Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

This time, smell the coffee, the coffee

She’s only got one reason to live, this is your life

She’s only got one message to give, give it tonight

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll do anything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll lose everything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll do anything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll lose everything

Everything

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Dolores Mary O’riordan / Noel Hogan

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee lyrics © Juztol Ltd., Universal/island Music Ltd.


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Whistling into the Wind


Jim Adams’ challenge this week is to present a song using “User Choice.” Jim says, “Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.”

Jethro Tull’s The Whistler, is from their 1977 album Songs from the Wood.  It was written by Ian Anderson, and is in the English folk tradition. It reached number 59 in the US.

The song and its traditional sound really fits my taste. I hope it is liked.

Lyrics:

I’ll buy you six bay mares to put in your stable
Six golden apples bought with my pay.
I am the first piper who calls the sweet tune,
But I must be gone by the seventh day.So come on, I’m the whistler.
I have a fife and a drum to play.
Get ready for the whistler.
I whistle along on the seventh day
Whistle along on the seventh day.All kinds of sadness I’ve left behind me.
Many’s the day when I have done wrong.
But I’ll be yours for ever and ever.
Climb in the saddle and whistle along.So come on, I’m the whistler.
I have a fife and a drum to play.
Get ready for the whistler.
I whistle along on the seventh day
Whistle along on the seventh day.Deep red are the sun-sets in mystical places.
Black are the nights on summer-day sands.
We’ll find the speck of truth in each riddle.
Hold the first grain of love in our hands.

Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Ian Anderson The Whistler lyrics © BMG Rights Management


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High Noon: Song Lyric Sunday

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image: Fair use

This week Jim Adams’ Sunday Song Lyrics prompt is Wild West.  In particular he has challenged us to use songs with Cowboy/Gun/Hat/Horse/Western as their themes.

Tiomkin and Washington’s High Noon is one such song.  It is the theme for the 1953 film of the same name.  The original performed by Tex Ritter.

The films plot, and thus the lyrics are as follows:

Marshal Will Kane has gotten married and is retiring as a lawman.   Just as he is preparing to leave the town of Hadleyville, New Mexico word comes that the desperado Frank Miller has been released form prison, and he is on his way to get his revenge on the former lawman.   The ex-marshal tries to put together a group of deputies, but the people in their fear of the outlaw leave the brave Kane to face Miller and his gang alone.

Lyrics:
Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin’
On this, our weddin’ day
Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin’
Wait, wait along
I do not know what fate awaits me
I only know I must be brave
And I must face a man who hates me
Or lie a coward, a craven coward
Or lie a coward in my grave
Oh, to be torn ‘tweenst love and duty
Supposin’ I lose my fair-haired beauty
Look at that big hand move along
Nearin’ high noon
He made a vow while in state prison
Vowed it would be my life or his, and
I’m not afraid of death, but, oh
What shall I do if you leave me?
Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin’
You made that promise as a bride
Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin’
Although you’re grievin’, don’t think of leavin’
Now that I need you by my side
Wait along (wait along), wait along
Wait along (Wait along, wait along, wait along, wait along)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Dimitri Tiomkin / Ned Washington
High Noon lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Inc., Songtrust Ave
Video Link:  High Noon
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