Song Lyric Sunday: Flight – ‘Expecting To Fly’

This week’s themes set by Jim for Song Lyric Sunday are based around the idea of ‘flight’. Which gives me an opportunity to post one of my all-time favourites. This haunting, ethereal piece was written and performed by Neil Young (plus orchestra) although it appears on the ‘Buffalo Springfield Again’ album. ‘Genius’ describes this as…

Song Lyric Sunday: Wild West – ‘Hey Joe’

There’s a cowboy feel to Jim’s choice of prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week, and as he’s already quite rightly exercised his droit du seigneur and will write about what was my first choice, ‘Me And My Uncle”, I’ve cast my net a little further afield, while still respecting the prompt. In much the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Namecheck – ‘God’

This week, Jim has posed a it of a tricky one for Song Lyric Sunday – a song that references the name of another group. I know that there’s a song out there somewhere that references a ‘Grateful Dead sticker on a Cadillac’ (is it The Eagles?), but I’m going for John Lennon here drawing…

Song Lyric Sunday: Famous – ‘Waterloo’

It’s not all time-warp tie-dye here at Brokedown Palace, you know…..although it mostly is, if I’m honest. This week, Jim is looking for a song that name-checks somebody famous. It’s fair to say that Napoleon Bonaparte fulfils that criterion. This was the song that announced Abba to the world in 1974 when it walked away…

Song Lyric Sunday: TV themes – ‘Life On Mars’

The BBC screened an excellent, highly popular and innovative crime series back in 2006. The scenario was that a modern-day detective was involved in a car accident and came round to find himself – still a detective – back in 1973. The series was called ‘Life on Mars’. Nothing else to say, really – just…

Song Lyric Sunday: Matrimony – ‘Diamonds In The Mine’

I can see what Jim’s getting at with his prompt words for Song Lyric Sunday this week: ‘Wedding; Marry; Diamond; Ring; Cake’. It must be matrimony, right? Sorry, but I’m not biting on that one – although I have absolutely nothing against the state of matrimony; far from it. However, maybe it says something about…

Song Lyric Sunday: Magic and Mystery – ‘Love Potion Number 9’

An intriguing theme set by Jim this week for Song Lyric Sunday: ‘Hamlet/Magic/Mystery/Supernatural/Trick. So lots of scope for artistic interpretation – just like ‘Hamlet’ itself. This song by Lieber and Stoller surely fits the brief and was was originally a hit for US group The Clovers in 1959, but this is the version that I…