Song Lyric Sunday: Fire – ‘Fire On The Mountain’

There’s almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to songs about ‘Fire’, the theme set this week for Helen’s ‘Song Lyric Sunday. And not just any old songs about fire – really good ones. I thought about James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain’, but after last week’s rather gloomy offering, I finally decided on something…

Song Lyric Sunday: Peace – ‘The Aftermath’

“War is over and battles are gone After the war no one has won” Well, this was a lot harder than I initially thought it would be. Helen’s theme for this week is ‘Peace’. Lots of songs about, or including the word ‘Peace’, of course – and peace could mean the absence of war or,…

My Music Lexicon: U is for Undertones (and U2)

Throughout this year of stately progress through my music lexicon, it’s become pretty clear that the late teens is the most important time for the development and fixing of musical tastes. Much of that, naturally, has to do with the music that was current during that period of seething hormones and general angst. So, lucky…

Song Lyric Sunday: Self-Love – ‘Life’s Been Good To Me’

Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week is ‘self-love’. It’s fair to say that this is a topic that’s – well, let’s say ‘open to interpretation’. Keeping it clean, however, as another participant has pointed out, there is a plethora of self-love songs written and performed from a feminine perspective, but for blokes the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Rules – ‘I Fought The Law’

‘Rules”: can’t live with em, can’t live without ’em. Especially the latter. An interesting theme set for us this week by Helen, and not too difficult to find relevant – if not necessarily all that poetic – lyrics. I’m sure that this song – written in 1959 by Sonny Curtis, a member of Buddy Holly’s…