Song Lyric Sunday: Remorse – ‘Yesterday’

‘Regret’, ‘shame’ and suchlike are the keywords for Song Lyric Sunday this week, and this might just be one of the finest songs abour remorse ever written. You’ll already have heard it. (Attributed to Lennon and McCartney, but this is 100% Paul) Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.Now it looks as though they’re…

Song Lyric Sunday: Images – ‘I’m Not In Love’

Various types of images for the theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week – pictures, photos and so on. And that made me think of this big hit from 1975 by 10cc. Spoiler alert: he say’s he’s not, but he is really. I’m not in loveSo don’t forget itIt’s just a silly phase I’m going…

Song Lyric Sunday: Wealth – ‘After The Goldrush’

Forms of wealth provide the key words for Song Lyric Sunday this week. Naturally one of these is ‘gold’. And that’s the only excuse I need to offer up this dystopian Neil Young classic, released in 1970 and on heavy rotation throughout my student years. Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armor coming,Saying…

Song Lyric Sunday: Headgear – ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’

This week the sartorial theme for Song Lyric Sunday goes straight to the top, with songs about headgear. My first thought was David Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’ and that ‘bippity boppity hat’. Unfortunately, it had also been my first thought about three years ago for another prompt. So instead, here’s something naught but niiiice…. Baby, take…

Song Lyric Sunday: Threads – ‘Sharp-Dressed Man’

Sartorial elegance is the order of the day for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, so here’s a well-known catchy little number by ZZ Top that fits the brief and probably requires no further introduction. I saw ZZ Top once, at the old Wembley Arena back in the nineties. They were okay… Clean shirt, new shoesAnd…

Song Lyric Sunday: Emotions – ‘Black Peter’

There is a whole range of emotions to choose from for Song Lyric Sunday this week. Fortuitously, one of these feelings – more of an emotional response, as Jim points out – is ‘pain’, which allows me to present one of the Grateful Dead’s most consistently played (over 340 times between 1969 and 1995) slow…

Song Lyric Sunday: Liminal – ‘Surf’s Up”

There’s a clear seaside theme to Song Lyric Sunday this week, and when one of the prompt words is ‘surf’, it’s inevitable that the Beach Boys spring almost immediately to mind. However, I haven’t gone for one of their earlier, teenybopper celebrations of California life but this rather more thoughtful song, from the album of…

Song Lyric Sunday: Military – ‘The Universal Soldier’

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday has a military theme to it. Following on from last week’s Clive Davis fest, I recalled that one of the great man’s very first signings was the Irish folksinger Donovan, and I certainly remembered this protest song from my schooldays. Donovan released his cover in 1965, although the song’s author,…