Song Lyric Sunday: Give & Take – ‘Get It On’

Well now…something of a guilty pleasure in response to Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt this week, although almost fifty years on, I guess the Statute of Limitations has kicked in by now. The early-seventies Glam Rock phenomenon presented a bit of a challenge for us long-haired hippy types. It was decidedly uncool to admit to…

Song Lyric Sunday: Extremities – ‘Crazy Fingers’

It’s all about bodily extremities for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge this week, so let’s go with fingers and the Grateful Dead’s ‘Crazy Fingers’, one of my favourite songs in the canon. Robert Hunter’s lyrics are sheer poetry and if you have the time (and inclination) listen to the magic starting from 4:45 in this…

Song Lyric Sunday: Duets – ‘Sunshine on Leith’

The Proclaimers – twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid – are arguably a Scottish national institution. It is, for example, an iron rule that any evening wedding ‘do’ that takes place in Scotland must end with ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. This lovely song is a nod towards their birthplace of Leith – once the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Football (apparently) – ‘End Of The Night’

I originally categorised the overall overall theme for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge this week’s as ‘Aspects’: the key words are ‘bottom’, ‘end’, ‘middle’, ‘side’ and ‘top’. Although it seems it refers to Football terms. I had not spotted that, I must say. My immediate thought was ‘The End’ by The Doors, but I’ve used…