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…

Song Lyric Sunday: Remorse – ‘Yesterday’

‘Regret’, ‘shame’ and suchlike are the keywords for Song Lyric Sunday this week, and this might just be one of the finest songs abour remorse ever written. You’ll already have heard it. (Attributed to Lennon and McCartney, but this is 100% Paul) Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.Now it looks as though they’re…

Song Lyric Sunday: Images – ‘I’m Not In Love’

Various types of images for the theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week – pictures, photos and so on. And that made me think of this big hit from 1975 by 10cc. Spoiler alert: he say’s he’s not, but he is really. I’m not in loveSo don’t forget itIt’s just a silly phase I’m going…

Song Lyric Sunday: Wealth – ‘After The Goldrush’

Forms of wealth provide the key words for Song Lyric Sunday this week. Naturally one of these is ‘gold’. And that’s the only excuse I need to offer up this dystopian Neil Young classic, released in 1970 and on heavy rotation throughout my student years. Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armor coming,Saying…

Song Lyric Sunday: Headgear – ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’

This week the sartorial theme for Song Lyric Sunday goes straight to the top, with songs about headgear. My first thought was David Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’ and that ‘bippity boppity hat’. Unfortunately, it had also been my first thought about three years ago for another prompt. So instead, here’s something naught but niiiice…. Baby, take…