Song Lyric Sunday: Sweetness – ‘Honey Pie’

Song Lyric Sunday this week is all about the sweet stuff – sugar, candy, chocolate and so on. If it could ever be said that there are deep cuts from albums by The Beatles, this little confection from The White Album could qualify. Produced in homage to the ‘flapper’ style of the twenties and thirties,…

Song Lyric Sunday: Memories – ‘Remember A Day’

One of the themes for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is memories, which – appropriately enough – reminded me of this poignant ode to the all too brief innocence of childhood. From Pink Floyd’s 1968 ‘Saucerful Of Secrets’ album and written by keyboard player Richard Wright. Remember a day before todayA day when you were…

Song Lyric Sunday: #1 – ‘You Wear It Well’

This week’s task for Song Lyric Sunday is simple, at least on the face of it: a song that reached #1 in the charts. Well, hereby hangs a tale. A little over fifty years ago, I went on a first date with the most stunning girl I had (have) ever seen. Reader, I married her.…

Song Lyric Sunday: One Hit Wonders – ‘Spirit in The Sky’

This week we’re being asked for a one hit wonder. Now, the thing with these one-offs is that they are – almost by definition – very catchy. If it happens to be what is politely referred to as a ‘novelty record’, this can be massively irritating. Who would really want ‘Ernie The Fastest Milkman In…