Song Lyric Sunday: La – ‘Joan of Arc’

Even a great wordsmith like Leonard Cohen sometimes ran out of things to say – especially when in want of a chorus. ‘Joan of Arc’ is the final track on ‘Songs of Love and Hate’. With this dialogue between Joan and the fire which is to burn her at the stake it is, in my…

Song Lyric Sunday: Yuletide – ‘Last Christmas’

Appropriately enough for the time of year, Jim has selected a yuletide theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. One of the truly worst aspects of `Christmas shopping is being subjected to the ceaseless barrage of a comparatively short playlist of ‘Christmas classics’. This song by Wham! is one of the few that doesn’t make…

Song Lyric Sunday: Limbs – ‘In The Arms Of Sleep’

Jim’s propmpt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday had me stumped, I have to admit – although that is partly due to me wishing, rather quixotically, to avoid the obvious. However, I was very glad to happen across this song by The Smashing Pumpkins – a group that I’ve heard of but know little about.…