Song Lyric Sunday: Pets – ‘Bird On The Wire’

“I have tried in my way to be free” Jim’s broad theme of ‘domesticated animals’ for Song Lyric Sunday this week gives me an opportunity to post my favourite, most resonating, Leonard Cohen song. Although the title includes ‘bird’, the very last thing that this song is about is domestication, however. Like a bird on…

Song Lyric Sunday: Intelligence -‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

‘Smart’ and ‘stupid’ are the keywords for Song Lyric Sunday this week. I clearly wasn’t the only participant whose first thought was ‘Stupid Cupid’. That was a bit before my time. My choice was a bit after my time,but both song and video are iconic. And surely ‘stupid and contagious’ is a lyric for these…

Song Lyric Sunday: Scary – ‘Sunshine Superman’

Hallowe’en is the broad theme of Jim’s prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, what with it being that time of year. It’s fair to say that Hallowe’en is more of an American ‘thing’ than a European one and even in less pandemic times it would be very surprising to find the neighbours going door-to-door…

Song Lyric Sunday: Hang on – ‘Hold Me Close’

I feel like I’m cheating a bit with Jim’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week. His key words are ‘Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait’,Clearly, the sense is, as his title indicates, ‘Whoa’.However, I’ve taken an homophonous meaning of the word ‘hold’ on which to base my contribution. This bouncy little number by the cheeky (and really quite disgracefully…