Song Lyric Sunday: Emotions – ‘Black Peter’

There is a whole range of emotions to choose from for Song Lyric Sunday this week. Fortuitously, one of these feelings – more of an emotional response, as Jim points out – is ‘pain’, which allows me to present one of the Grateful Dead’s most consistently played (over 340 times between 1969 and 1995) slow…

Song Lyric Sunday: Hurt/Pain/Agony/Suffer – ‘Avalanche’

Well, after Jim let the good times roll last week, this Song Lyric Sunday has a much darker theme – pain and suffering. Which naturally leads us to Leonard Cohen. And, more specifically, me in my room at university, listening to ‘Songs Of Love And Hate’ and wallowing in my teenage angst. Well I stepped…

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…