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,…

Song Lyric Sunday: New – ‘New Morning’

Helen’s theme for the final Song Lyric Sunday of the year is the appropriate one of ‘New’. This was one of those where the first song that came to my mind just seems to fit the theme perfectly. Can’t you hear that rooster crowing? Rabbit running down across the road Underneath the bridge where the…

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 26-30

Well, this has been fun, hasn’t it? And now the final instalment of the 30-Day Song Challenge. 26 A song that makes you want to fall in love: ‘You Wear It Well’ “You made me feel a millionaire” Personal reasons. Nothing to add….oh, except that this comes from the album ‘Never A Dull Moment’. How…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 25

I know that I’ve been following this 30-Day Song Challenge in six-days-at-a-time chunks, but I just had to let this one stand alone. 25 A song you like by an artist no longer living: ‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over)‘ “So this is Christmas” If only.  

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 19-24

Here is the fourth instalment of my contribution to the 30-Day Song Challenge currently running. 19 A song that makes you think about life: ‘Five Years’ “My brain hurts a lot” So, what would you do if you definitively knew the date of your own demise (and, more particularly, that it was not that far…