Song Lyric Sunday: Acquisition – ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs’

And now for something completely different. This week’s theme is, broadly speaking, ‘gathering’. This was the first song that came into my head when I saw the prompt. Brits of a certain age (mine) will quite possibly remember listening to the BBC Light Programme early on a Sunday evening, when they would be entertained (sic)…

Song Lyric Sunday: Same/Different – ‘The Same Thing’

Same or different is the choice for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday this week. You can find excellent versions of this song by The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead among others, but here it is as performed by Willie Dixon – who did, after all, actually write it in the first place Why do men…

Song Lyric Sunday: Baked Goods – ‘MacArthur Park’

“Someone left a cake out in the rain” Baking is the broad theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week. Nobody knows why – but then again, why not? Anyway, seeing that prompt took me straight back to this compelling oddity from 1968: Richard Harris singing Jimmy Webb. Anything was possible back then. On a more…

Song Lyric Sunday: Fini – ‘I’ll Never Get Over You’

It’s not often I have to go down as far as my fourth choice to find a suitable song in response to Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday, but this is one of those times. The theme this week is looking ahead to better times (‘This too shall pass’), but I’ve already used ‘The End’, ‘It’s Over’…

Song Lyric Sunday: Numbers – #9 Dream

There’s no shortage of songs featuring numbers to meet Jim’s criteria for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. When spoilt for choice I’m particularly likely to go for the first thing that popped into my head… ….but ‘Revolution #9′ off the Beatles’ White Album doesn’t really have lyrics. However, John Lennon’s ‘#9 Dream’ is much more…