Song Lyric Sunday: Namecheck – ‘God’

This week, Jim has posed a it of a tricky one for Song Lyric Sunday – a song that references the name of another group. I know that there’s a song out there somewhere that references a ‘Grateful Dead sticker on a Cadillac’ (is it The Eagles?), but I’m going for John Lennon here drawing…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 25

I know that I’ve been following this 30-Day Song Challenge in six-days-at-a-time chunks, but I just had to let this one stand alone. 25 A song you like by an artist no longer living: ‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over)‘ “So this is Christmas” If only.  

Song Lyric Sunday: Truth – ‘Gimme Some Truth’

I do tend to take Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday prompts quite literally, so this week’s theme of ‘Truth’ needed a little self-discipline in order to avoid conflating ‘true’ with ‘truth’. Coincidentally, as I first saw Helen’s prompt this morning I was listening to Bob Dylan’s ‘True Love Tends To Forget’: a very fine song, but…

Song Lyric Sunday: Apology – ‘Jealous Guy’

I’m British and saying ‘Sorry’ is what we do. Besides, experience has taught me that it’s always best to apologise, even if only as a precaution. More seriously, has there ever been a better song about regret for causing unintended pain than this? I was dreaming of the past and my heart was beating fast…

Song Lyric Sunday: Pain – ‘Cold Turkey’

“Oh I’ll be a good boy Please make me well” The theme for this week on Helen’s This Thing Caled Life One Word At A Time is ‘pain’. As Helen rightly points out, there’s no end of songs that seek to convey the feeling of pain. However, many – perhaps even the majority – of…