Song Lyric Sunday: Books – ‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’

Jim at A Unique Title For Me is looking for some educational or cultural references to meet the theme of this week’s Song Lyric Sunday: ‘School/Books/Learning’ ‘Ballad of a Thin Man’ from Dylan’s 1965 album, Highway 61 Revisited’ is another selection where the key word is in the lyrics of the song rather than its…

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 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…

Song Lyric Sunday: Speak – ‘Queen Jane Approximately’

“And you want somebody you don’t have to speak to” Pink Floyd’s ‘Speak To Me’ – the beginning of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ – was my knee-jerk response to Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. However, it’s a bit of a stretch to describe those few spoken lines as ‘lyrics’, so I…

Song Lyric Sunday: Seeing – ‘Visions of Johanna’

This week, Sarah at On The Way To The Barre has provided the theme of ‘Seeing’ for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. No problem this time; I’m going with my first, instinctive, idea – a song that, if Genius is to be believed, was described by Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate, as having the…