Song Lyric Sunday: Yuletide – ‘Last Christmas’

Appropriately enough for the time of year, Jim has selected a yuletide theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. One of the truly worst aspects of `Christmas shopping is being subjected to the ceaseless barrage of a comparatively short playlist of ‘Christmas classics’. This song by Wham! is one of the few that doesn’t make…

Song Lyric Sunday: Limbs – ‘In The Arms Of Sleep’

Jim’s propmpt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday had me stumped, I have to admit – although that is partly due to me wishing, rather quixotically, to avoid the obvious. However, I was very glad to happen across this song by The Smashing Pumpkins – a group that I’ve heard of but know little about.…

Weekly Song Challenge Round 37: Patriot Games

Laura is marking Veteransā€™ Day in the USA in her Weekly Song Challenge today with three patriotic themes. Post a song that is about your country Post a song that is patriotic Post a song that has the colour red, white or blue in either the title or lyrics Weekly Song Challenge Round 37

Song Lyric Sunday: Dizzy – ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’

‘Around’, ‘Down’, ‘Sideways’ and ‘Up’ are Jim’s key words for Song Lyric Sunday this week. This Yardbirds song that I remember very well from 1966 has two of them. I was no doubt attracted by the guitar sounds, with their occasional hints of sitar, but the lyrics, on a closer reading, are appealingly hedonistic The…