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: Contractions – ‘You Can’t Do That’

Grammatical contractions form the theme of Song Lyric Sunday this week: ‘don’t’, ‘won’t’ and, of course ‘can’t’. This is a song about jealousy. Or maybe the patriarchy. The Beatles, from ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, the album of the movie, released in 1964. I got something to say that might cause you painIf I catch you…

Song Lyric Sunday: Depression – ‘Yer Blues’

This week’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday are suitably downbeat signs of the times, relating to confinement, isolation and loneliness. Which reminded me of this ultra-heavy blues from The Beatles’ white album. Somewhat ironically, it was recorded with all four Beatles together in a very small room at Abbey Road: confinement perhaps, but certainly no…

Weekly Song Challenge: Week 30

Round 30 of Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge is an eclectic bunch of themes. 1. Post a video of a song that is about getting spiffied up. Oh, you mean ‘dressed up’? 2. Post a video of a song that makes you cry for no particular reason. Well, I don’t know about that, but maybe a…

Weekly Song Challenge: Round 22

Having sat out last week’s round – a consequence of sheer idleness on my part – I’m back on Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge for Round 22. Rules: – Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post. – Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions. – Tag two…