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: Size – ‘Big River’

One of the many great things about Song Lyric Sunday is that you learn something new every week, whether from researching your own contribution or looking at other submissions. This time, for example, I decided quite quickly that in response to Jim’s prompt this week relating to ‘size’ I would go with ‘Big River’, a…