Song Lyric Sunday: Bridal – ‘Stella Blue’

The traditional trappings of a wedding – ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ constitute Jim’s keywords for Song Lyric Sunday this week. This has nothing to do with nuptials, but ask me what’s my favourite Grateful Dead song and although I would be hard-pressed to make a single choice, this would always be…

Song Lyric Sunday: Place – ‘Girl From The North Country’

Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday this week is looking for a sense of place, be it town or city – or, indeed, country. In the week of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, this strikes me as an appropriate choice. It was the second track on the ‘Freewheelin’ album that was released almost exactly 58 years ago this…

Song Lyric Sunday: Elevator Music – ‘Send In The Clowns’

This week’s Song Lyric challenge is an interesting one: ‘elevator music’. I know what Jim means but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. On first reading this challenge I was reminded of the great Robin Williams film ‘Good Morning Vietnam’. As I remember it, until Robin’s character burst onto the scene the forces…

Song Lyric Sunday: Above and Below – ‘Heaven’

Jim’s prompts for this week are ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell’. Although both are imaginary concepts, I’ll take heaven every time. For Madame. Oh, thinkin’ about all our younger yearsThere was only you and meWe were young and wild and free Now nothin’ can take you away from meWe’ve been down that road beforeBut that’s over nowYou…

Song Lyric Sunday: ‘S’ girls – ‘Peggy Sue’

The challenge this week is to post a song containing a girl’s name beginning with ‘S’. There are plenty of possibilities, for sure. The first one that came to my mind was Leonard Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’, but I thought I’d look elsewhere on this occasion. Way back in simpler times, there was the devil’s music –…

Song Lyric Sunday: In A Word – ‘Echoes’

It’s a very broad category for Song Lyric Sunday this week – songs with one-word titles. Anyway, this is the one that came to my mind first – one of my favourite Pink Floyd sonic landscapes. The piece was, it seems, put together from various, previously unconnected, studio noodlings. Much like the lyrics, by the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Floral – ‘Flower Of Scotland’

Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday has a floral theme this week – which made me think of this. ‘Flower of Scotland’ is the quasi-official sporting national anthem of Scotland. It’s always heard at its best when, as in the accompanying video, belted out at maximum volume by a full house at Murrayfield, the national rugby stadium…