Song Lyric Sunday: La – ‘Joan of Arc’

Even a great wordsmith like Leonard Cohen sometimes ran out of things to say – especially when in want of a chorus. ‘Joan of Arc’ is the final track on ‘Songs of Love and Hate’. With this dialogue between Joan and the fire which is to burn her at the stake it is, in my…

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…

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