Song Lyric Sunday: Intelligence -‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

‘Smart’ and ‘stupid’ are the keywords for Song Lyric Sunday this week. I clearly wasn’t the only participant whose first thought was ‘Stupid Cupid’. That was a bit before my time. My choice was a bit after my time,but both song and video are iconic. And surely ‘stupid and contagious’ is a lyric for these…

Song Lyric Sunday: Scary – ‘Sunshine Superman’

Hallowe’en is the broad theme of Jim’s prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, what with it being that time of year. It’s fair to say that Hallowe’en is more of an American ‘thing’ than a European one and even in less pandemic times it would be very surprising to find the neighbours going door-to-door…

Song Lyric Sunday: Hang on – ‘Hold Me Close’

I feel like I’m cheating a bit with Jim’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week. His key words are ‘Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait’,Clearly, the sense is, as his title indicates, ‘Whoa’.However, I’ve taken an homophonous meaning of the word ‘hold’ on which to base my contribution. This bouncy little number by the cheeky (and really quite disgracefully…

Song Lyric Sunday: Free – ‘Baby I Love You’

Jim is giving us free rein for Song Lyric Sunday this week. Which is timely. Tomorrow is my – by which, of course, I mean ‘our’ – 46th wedding anniversary and this is the first record I ever bought for my darling wife. The words were true then and they are just as true now.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Siblings – ‘Sister Morphine’

Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is siblings. ‘ Leonard Cohen’s ‘Sisters of Mercy’ was the first song that came to my mind, but I’ve already deployed it in this thread. Fortunately, I then recalled one of the deeper cuts from the Rolling Stones’ seminal ‘Sticky Fingers’ album, released in 1971. Like most…