Song Lyric Sunday: Animal – ‘Dogs of War’

Jim has set the theme of ‘Animal’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. I think we’re overdue another dose of Pink Floyd in this thread, so here’s ‘Dogs of War, originally released on the ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album. Dogs of war and men of hate With no cause, we don’t discriminate Discovery…

Song Lyric Sunday: Music – ‘Chelsea Hotel #2’

A pretty broad theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, being hosted by Jim at A Unique Title For Me: ‘Harmony, Melody. Music’. Plenty of possibilities there. If I hadn’t drunk from the almost inexhaustible well that is the Grateful Dead’s songbook only two weeks ago, I would probably have plumped for ‘The Music Never…

Song Lyric Sunday: River – ‘Black Muddy River’

It had to be this one. Jim at newepicauthor has set the theme of ‘River’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. So here we have the ultimate elegy for Jerry Garcia: the last song he sang with the Grateful Dead at their last show in July 1995. Three weeks later and he was gone.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Lake – ‘The End’

With this week’s theme being ‘Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay’, my choice may seem a bit left-fieldish. However, the lyrics of this stupendous Doors song do indeed feature the word lake and, bizarrely, it was the first song that came to my mind when I saw the prompt, so I make no apologies for using it. This is the…

Song Lyric Sunday: No – ‘No Quarter’

This week’s theme is, to put it bluntly, ‘No’. This is another of those where I was able to go with the first song that popped into my head. Led Zeppelin, from ‘Houses of the Holy’. Another example of allusions to Nordic mythology (cf ‘The Immigrant Song’). You couldn’t describe the lyrics as particularly profound,…