#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Major Tom” – Shiny Toy Guns

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Okay, don’t hate me, but I’m sharing a REMAKE this week. Not just any remake, but the remake of a sequel to an original David Bowie song. Yep, you read that right. I know, I know… I’m not a fan of cruddy remakes, either, but I have found a few that I actually like over the years and this is one of them.

I enjoy most of Shiny Toy Guns’ stuff and when they did this remake of Peter Schilling’s Major Tom for the Lincoln MKZ commercial, they totally freaking nailed it. Apparently, it followed a remake of Bowie’s Space Oddity, but I haven’t heard that one, nor will I go looking for it. I mean, there’s remakes and then there’s messing with a legend. O_o

This week’s theme is: Earth

If you want to join in the fun or check out the other participant’s song choices, head over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!

Enjoy…

Standing there alone, the ship is waiting
All systems are go, are you sure?
Control is not convinced but the computer has the evidence
No need to abort, the countdown starts

Watching in a trance, the crew is certain
Nothing left to chance, all is working
Trying to relax up in the capsule, send me up a drink
Jokes Major Tom, the count goes on

Four, three, two, one
Earth below us drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling, calling home

Second stage is cut, we’re now in orbit
Stabilizers up, running perfect
Starting to collect requested data
What will it affect when all is done thinks Major Tom

Back at ground control there is a problem
Go to rockets full, not responding
Hello Major Tom, are you receiving? Turn the thrusters on
We’re standing by, there’s no reply

Four, three, two, one
Earth below us drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling, calling home

Across the stratosphere a final message
Give my wife my love then nothing more

Far beneath the ship the world is mourning
They don’t realize he’s alive
No one understands but Major Tom sees
Now the light commands
This is my home, I’m coming home

Earth below us drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling home

Earth below us, drifting, falling
Floating weightless calling home

Earth below us, drifting, falling
Floating weightless, calling, calling home
Home, home, home, home, home

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Peter Schilling, David Harland Lodge
Lyrics found on Google
Lyrics Legal: Major Tom lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

I own no rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Call Me” – Blondie

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While beta readers are having a go at Scavenger, I’ve been working on getting ready for April’s Camp NaNo. Is anyone else going to be participating in Camp NaNo this year? I plan to attempt finishing Thief of Dragons, which I started with the November NaNoWriMo 2 years ago already! Time flies when you’re having fun? Okay, ya, it flies regardless, which is why it’s already Sunday again – time for another music challenge hosted by Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!

This week’s theme is: Phone Calls/Calling

Uh…yes, of course the first thing that came to mind was Blondie! I’m a total 80’s child, #sorrynotsorry. Hitting No. 1 on charts in 1980 after playing during the opening credits of American Gigolo featuring a much younger Richard Gere than Julia Roberts got to reverse role play with –  “Call Me” was thankfully included on the Best of Blondie album (I mean the vinyl record) allowing weirdos like me to jam out to all of the band’s awesome tracks without moving the needle. Enjoy!

Color me your color, baby
Color me your car
Color me your color, darling
I know who you are
Come up off your color chart
I know where you’re comin’ from

Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) my love
You can call me any day or night
Call me

Cover me with kisses, baby
Cover me with love
Roll me in designer sheets
I’ll never get enough
Emotions come, I don’t know why
Cover up love’s alibi

Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) oh love
When you’re ready we can share the wine
Call me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, he speaks the languages of love
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, amore, chiamami, chiamami
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, appelle-moi mon cherie, appelle-moi

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any way
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any day-ay

Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) for a ride
Call me, call me for some overtime
Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me in a sweet design
Call me (call me), call me for your lover’s lover’s alibi
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me)

Oh, call me, oh, oh, ah
Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Deborah Harry / Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics found on Google
Lyrics Legal: Call Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

I have no rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Inflatable” – Bush

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I’m happy to announce that I got the final edits back yesterday for Scavenger (Dark Day Isle #2)! I’m so excited, because to date, this has been one of the longest and worst struggles with a novel for me. The original version, the beta reads, the revisions…I honestly lost faith for awhile that it would ever get finished. It’s been well over a year (going on 2) since I released Collar Me Foxy and I never intended to make my readers wait so long for the next installment. My relief is ginormous right now!

That’s it, I don’t have a story to share for the Sunday challenge, but if it makes you feel any better the above paragraph is 100% true! 😀

And that’s this week’s theme: Truth

If you want to join in the fun or check out all the other participant’s song choices, please head over to This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and read Helen’s interesting story on why she chose this week’s theme!

I’m sure my song choice can be perceived many different ways, but it’s always struck me as being about one of the hardest kinds of truths: the truth you know about the lies you’re allowing, and loving someone too much to let the truth ruin the comfortable façade of those lies even when you’re sure they’re going to get worse. Plus, I mean, who doesn’t love the voice of Gavin Rossdale? Yeah, I don’t care about his personal life, he’ll always be at the top of my list of favorite singers in the world. Enjoy!

Let it slide overhead
When I believe in you my soul can rest
But as love that’s really love can never fail
But fail it does
When we shine like the sun
You seem the only one my only friend

You’re so pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
So pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
When you’re faithful

I resigned from myself
Took a break as someone else
It’s like we’ve come undone
But I’ve only just become inflatable for you

You’re so pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
So pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
So pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
When you’re faithful

I don’t mind most of the time
But you push me so far inside

You’re so pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
So pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
So pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
So pretty in white, pretty when you’re faithful
When you’re faithful
When you’re faithful

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Gavin Rossdale
Lyrics found on Google
Lyrics Legal: Inflatable lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

I do not own any rights to this video, song or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “By The Way” – Theory of a Deadman

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After being gone for so many weeks from the realm of social media, it feels good to be getting back (slowly, but surely) in the saddle. What better way to “Whattup, bitches!” than with a music challenge? Btw, that sentence is only cool-point effective if you channel Charlie from Supernatural, otherwise it might just be offensive.

This week’s SongLyricSunday theme is: Goodbyes and Farewells.

If you want to join in the fun or check out all the other participants, then head on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!

My choice for this week is a few years old now, but still packs a powerful punch and I love how the video leaves everything open to interpretation. Enjoy!

A note by the door
Simply explains
It’s all that remains
It’s no wonder why
I have not slept in days
The dust on the floor
Piled up from the years
All those scars and souvenirs
Now that you’re gone
It’s easy to see
But so hard to believe

By the way
You left without saying
Goodbye to me
Now that you’re gone away
All I can think about is
You and me
You and me

It’s not like before
You’ve left nothing here
It’s all disappeared
It hurts me to see
That we’ve been a lie
Would it have hurt you to try?

By the way
You left without saying
Goodbye to me
Now that you’re gone away
All I can think about is
You and me
You and me

It’s sad to say that
This pain is killing me inside
But it’s time to say
That this pain is keeping me alive
Twisting and turning
It rips through my heart
It’s been tearing me apart

By the way
You left without saying
Goodbye to me
Now that you’re gone away
All I can think about is
You and me
You and me

All I think about now
Is you and me
You and me
All I think about now
Is you and me
You and me

By the way
By the way
By the way

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Tyler Connolly, David Brenner, Dean Back, Chris Daughtry, Brian Craddock
Lyrics found at: Google Play Music
Lyrics Legal: Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

I have no rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

Charlie

#SongLyricSunday ♪ “The Writer” by Ellie Goulding

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Are you participating in SLS yet? Well you should! Hop over to This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time to check out this awesome weekly challenge hosted by Helen and join in the fun!

This week’s theme is: Pretending

I think, if there’s one thing most of us experience at least once in our lives, it’s “Pretending” to be okay, when we’re not. After a break-up or when our life isn’t going as well as planned. My song choice for this week’s challenge is about pretending to be okay with a relationship that’s in stalemate, while secretly longing for more, or when all evidence points to the fact that our feelings are deeper than our partner’s. It’s not a fun place to be, in that fragile place of uncertainty, yet so much easier to pretend than risk everything by coming across as too needy… Ugh, dating. 😐

This week’s song is an old favorite of mine by Ellie Goulding and I prefer the live version, so that’s what you’re stuck with. 😀 Enjoy!

You wait for a silence
I wait for a word
Lying next to your frame
Girl unobserved
Well, you change your position
And you’re changing me
Casting these shadows
Where they shouldn’t be

We’re interrupted by heat of the sun
Trying to prevent what’s already begun
Oh, you’re just a body
I can smell your skin
And when I feel it
You’re wearing thin

Oh, but I’ve got a plan
Why don’t you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don’t you be the writer, and decide the words I say?
‘Cause, I’d rather pretend I’ll still be there at the end
Only, it’s too hard to ask
Won’t you try to help me?

Sat on your sofa
It’s all broken springs
This isn’t the place for those violin strings
Oh, I try on a smile and I aim it at you
But you must’ve missed it
You always do

Oh, but I’ve got a plan
Why don’t you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don’t you be the writer, and decide the words I say?
‘Cause I’d rather pretend I’ll still be there at the end
Only it’s too…

You wait, I wait, casting shadows
Interrupted
You wait, I wait, casting shadows
Interrupted
You wait, I wait, casting shadows
Interrupted
You wait, I wait, casting shadows

Why don’t you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don’t you be the writer, and decide the words I say?
Cause I’d rather pretend I’ll still be there at the end
Only it’s too…

Why don’t you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don’t you be the writer, and decide the words I say?
Cause I’d rather pretend I’ll still be there at the end
Only it’s too hard to ask
Won’t you try to help me?

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Ellie Goulding and John Latimer
Lyrics found on Google
The Writer lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Global Talent Music Pub Inc.

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

 

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade

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Happy Sunday! It’s time for SLS again, hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. If you’d like to join in the fun or check out all of the other participating blogs to see what their weekly pick is, then follow the link to Helen’s page!

This week’s theme is: Falling

Of course, the first song to pop into my head was “Falling” by Alicia Keys, because c’mon, it’s 100% spot on for this theme, right? It is, and I hope someone picks it.

For me, I wanted something a little less…already in a relationship and more toward the process of getting there; the newness of it all. I mean “falling” is supposed to be one of the singular most amazing experiences of our lives. It is largely ruled by our hope and the happiness that other person makes us feel, but also apprehension in expressing our feelings, the fear they may not be reciprocated.

Despite not having a huge selection of lyrics, I love the energy of this song and think it easily conveys all of those initial, complex feelings of falling in love; the awe, the joy, the fear and the hope…Enjoy!

If I tell you
If I tell you now
Will you keep on
Will you keep on loving me?
If I tell you
If I tell you how I feel
Will you keep bringing out the best in me?

You give me, you give me the sweetest taboo
You give me, you’re giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There’s a quiet storm
That is you

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt this hot before
Giving me something that’s taboo
(Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me)
You give me the sweetest taboo
That’s why I’m in love with you (with you)
You give me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me
(Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me)

I’d do anything for you
I’d stand out in the rain
Anything you want me to do
don’t let it slip away

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There’s a quiet storm
I think it’s you

There’s a quiet storm
And I never felt this hot before
Giving me something that’s taboo
You give me the (you give me, you give me the) sweetest taboo
That’s why I’m in love with you (with you)
You give me, keep giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me

You’ve got the biggest heart
Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me
Every day is Christmas, and every night is New Year’s Eve
Will you keep on loving me?
Will you keep on, will you keep on
Bringing out the best in me?

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Helen Adu / Helen Folasade Adu / Martin Ditcham
Lyrics found on Google Play
The Sweetest Taboo lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artist(s) and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Supernatural” by Flyleaf

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Yay, it’s Sunday! 🙂 Today, we’re going to be tackling the Christmas decorating. To many, that might seem like a late start, but as much as I love the holidays, I don’t like overlapping them and try to keep them in their respective seasons. Thus, this being the first weekend of December, the month belonging to the new winter season, I will finally get to the task many accomplished over the past two weeks, if not sooner.

In my defense, it will likely take me much longer to get them down and packed away again, because I’m lazy! LOL

This week’s #SongLyricSunday theme is: Courage

Please see Helen’s original post on This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time if you’d like to join in the fun, or read the cute story about her two year old nephew!

Courage covers such a vast spectrum of choices when it comes to music. I’ve had a jukebox going full swing in my head ever since I read what the theme was about, and there are so many great, inspiring songs going on up there. Blaze of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi, A Broken Wing by Martina McBride, Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson…the playlist goes on and on.

Today, I’ve chosen a song about a different kind of courage that we don’t always recognize or even want to discuss, because it makes us uncomfortable. The courage of those who suffer daily with chronic pain or a terminal illness and the courage of their family members who are equally afflicted, if they care enough to be. The courage to hold fast to our faith, no matter what that might be, in the face of so much suffering. It’s a spiritual kind of courage and strength that is most enviable and admirable.

In this Season of Giving, filled with the world’s most iconic and beautiful music, what better than a song to remind us that the most important things we have to give are non-material. Enjoy!

Her headaches
Constant
Increasing in pain with each passing day
She can’t even manage to stand on her own
It’s gotten so bad

Now you think of saying
There’s no use in praying
And still she bows her head so she can say,
“Thank you for just one more day.”

Supernatural patience
Graces her face
And her voice never raises
It’s all because of a love
Never let go of
Never let go of

He has every reason to throw up his fists
To the face of his God who let his mother die
Through all the prayers and tears
She still passed in pain anyway

Now you think of saying
There’s no use in praying
And still he bows his head so he can say,
“Thank you for ending her pain.”

Supernatural patience
Graces his face
And his voice never raises
It’s all because of a love
Never let go of
Never let go of

He is teaching me
What love really means

Supernatural patience
Graces his face
And his voice never raises
It’s all because of a love
Never let go of

Yes it’s supernatural patience
Graces his face
And his voice never raises
All because of a love
Never let go of
Never let go of

He is teaching me
What love really means

♫♪♫♪

According to Wikipedia “Supernatural” is unreleased. “Supernatural (Acoustic)” was released in 2007 on the band’s Much Like Falling EP. According to SongFacts.com, the lyrics were written by lead singer, Lacey Mosley about her friend’s mother’s battle with cancer. Lyrics found on AZLyrics.com and corrected by me.

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.