#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.

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#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 ♪ “Castle On the Hill” by Ed Sheeran

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My second week of the Song Lyric Sunday challenge, hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time, and though I already posted this song on my #MusicMonday awhile back, I still love it too much to pass up another chance to share it.

This week’s themes is: “Growing Old

My first reaction was… I can’t think of a single song about growing old or older, or perhaps just finally growing up, period. Then, before I knew it, there were at least half a dozen songs playing through my mind. I nearly chose Brian Adams’s “Summer of ’69” – but, Ed Sheeran’s more recent melody grew louder and more incessant in my head, so here we are. Enjoy!

When I was six years old I broke my leg
I was running from my brother and his friends
And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass I rolled down

I was younger then
Take me back to when

I found my heart and broke it here
Made friends and lost them through the years
And I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long
I know I’ve grown
But I can’t wait to go home

I’m on my way
Driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to “Tiny Dancer”
And I miss the way
You make me feel
And it’s real
When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Fifteen years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes
Running from the law through the backfields and getting drunk with my friends
Had my first kiss on a Friday night
I don’t reckon I did it right

I was younger then,
Take me back to when

We found weekend jobs, when we got paid
We’d buy cheap spirits and drink them straight
Me and my friends have not thrown up in so long
Oh, how we’ve grown
But I can’t wait to go home

I’m on my way
Driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to “Tiny Dancer”
And I miss the way
You make me feel
And it’s real
When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill

One friend left to sell clothes
One works down by the coast
One had two kids but lives alone
One’s brother overdosed
One’s already on his second wife
One’s just barely getting by
But these people raised me
And I can’t wait to go home

And I’m on my way
I still remember these old country lanes
When we did not know the answers
And I miss the way
You make me feel
And it’s real
When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill

Songwriter(s): Benjamin Levin and Ed Sheeran
Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics found at: AZLyrics

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

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Make This Go On Forever” by Snow Patrol

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Okay, I’m new to this fun weekly challenge hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time, but I’ve been trying to follow the posts over on Simply Marquessa and decided it was time to join in! (Honestly not sure why I didn’t before, but here I am now).

This week’s theme is: Apology/Sorry

Most of the apology songs I’ve ever heard are those that happen in hindsight, you know the ones that epitomize the phrase: “You don’t know what you’ve got, until it’s gone.”

This song by Snow Patrol has always gripped me, because it starts before that point, spanning the evolution of an unexpected ending. The first moment of denial, the pleading and lastly the realization that you don’t know how to face the aftermath that’s too late to stop from happening. Enjoy.

Please don’t let this turn into something it’s not
I can only give you everything I’ve got
I can’t be as sorry as you think I should
But, I still love you more than anyone else could

All that I keep thinking throughout this whole flight
Is it could take my whole damn life to make this right
The splintered mast I’m holding on won’t save me long
Because I know fine well that what I did was wrong

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you taught me to look past everything I have ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was “love”

We have got through so much worse than this before
What’s so different this time that you can’t ignore?
You say it is much more than just my last mistake
And we should spend some time apart for both our sakes

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you taught me to look past everything I have ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was “love”

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you taught me to look past everything I have ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was “love”

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness
Please just save me from this darkness

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness
Please just save me from this darkness

♫♪♫♪

Lyrics typed out by listening to the song and double-checked on LyricWiki
Songwriters/Composers: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonny Quinn, Paul Wilson and Tom Simpson
Make This Go On Forever lyrics licensed by: LyricFind

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.

If you’d like to join in this weekly challenge, please make sure to click the link for Helen’s blog above!

#MusicMonday

I Wish I Stayed

by: Ellie Goulding

Why can’t we speak another language
One we all agree on?
Why when many look outside, they see houses
Instead of the fields they grew from?
We are constantly uprooted from them
Making us tiresome and fearful
Can you get up right now and
And have a free-fall?

‘Cause you can fall if you want to
It’s just a matter of how far
You’ve treasured your hometown
But you’ve forgotten where you are
And it will stay with you ’til your mind’s been found
And it has been found wondering around

With that skipping rope, a trampoline
The crafty smoke that made us choke
But we didn’t give up hope
Ya, it’s the simple ways of getting paid
The carelessness of running away
No, wish I stayed
I wish I stayed

Patterns all arranged in my background
These pillars and posts keeping this country of war
Letters were always sent with no addresses
So that people can’t discover
They were always undercover
Why do I always draw triangles
Instead of the words that this paper so deserves?

‘Cause you see,
I don’t own my clothes but I own my mind
And it’s not what you’ve lost
But it’s what you find

I don’t own my clothes, but I own my mind
And it’s not what you’ve lost
But, it’s what you find

You found that skipping rope, a trampoline
The crafty smoke that made us choke
But we didn’t give up hope
Ya, it’s the simple ways of getting paid
The carelessness of running away
No, wish I stayed
I wish I stayed.

‘Cause you can fall if you want to
It’s just a matter of how far
You’ve treasured your hometown
You’ve forgotten where you are
And it will stay with you ’til your mind’s been found
And it has been found wondering around

With that skipping rope, a trampoline
The crafty smoke that made us choke
But we didn’t give up hope
Ya, it’s the simple ways of getting paid
The carelessness of running away
No, I wish I stayed
I wish I stayed
I wish I stayed
I wish I stayed

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

I’ve been a big fan of Ellie since first hearing her hit single “Lights” on the radio. I know she’s gained massive popularity since then, but these ‘live’ and ‘acoustic’ versions of hers have always been my absolute faves. She’s one talented singer/songwriter – and she used to record-or at least edit-her own albums in her apartment, so have to give her #IndieLoves for that, too!

p.s. I had to look this up because I was curious (fine, American), so for all others who are scratching their heads: “crafty smoke” or rather just ‘crafty’ is from an Old English word that means ‘strong’ or ‘powerful’ according to dictionary.com – but, according to Urbandictionary.com, it can also be part of a slang term that means to sneak away for a cigarette… I wonder which one Ellie was alluding to here? 😀 (psst, I made you learn something, ha-ha!)

#MusicMonday

Never Again

by Breaking Benjamin

Carry me under, meet me abandoned
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Beautiful anger, breaking the pattern
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Take the color from your eyes
I bleed for you, I bleed for you

Bring the broken back to life
We’ll make it through, we’ll make it through

Empty and perfect, shattered and worthless
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Dragging me further, forget to remember
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Take the color from your eyes
I bleed for you, I bleed for you

Bring the broken back to life
We’ll make it through, we’ll make it through

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

And after this world is out of reach
Sober and silent, faded and violent
Hopeless, I fight to fall between
Never surrender, out of the embers
Save a space inside for me

Take the color from your eyes
I bleed for you, I bleed for you

Bring the broken back to life
We’ll make it through, we’ll make it through

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents.

Another inspiring song from my Hell on Earth series. Enjoy! Yes, yes I do listen to a lot of Ben 😀

#SundaySoundtrack

romeojuliet

Since I’ll be celebrating my new release tomorrow, I decided to have my #MusicMonday a day early. I’ve mentioned in earlier posts how much I love the piano. I am a total sucker for those piano pieces that completely captivate me. Yes, I like some classical music, but I mean the modern day songs that somehow find that perfect composition between piano and lyric.

When you find a masterpiece of music where all of the instruments and the singer move you beyond reason, there is nothing better in this world. The following number is one such song, and from a movie I’m sure everyone has seen a thousand times (Just me? I’m such a nerd 🙄 )…

*Note: Please excuse the video, turn it on for sound only or watch at your own risk, I have no idea what it’s supposed to be, but it was the only “authentic” version of this song I could find on YouTube, now aka #YoureFired

I’m Kissing You

Lyrics by Des’ree, Composed by Timothy Atack
  Romeo + Juliet (1996) Soundtrack

Pride can stand a thousand trials
The strong will never fall
But watching stars without you
My soul cried

Heaving heart is full of pain
Oh, oh, the aching

‘Cause, I’m kissing you oh
I’m kissing you oh

Touch me deep, pure and true
Gift to me forever

‘Cause, I’m kissing you
Oh, I’m kissing you, oh

Where are you now?
Where are you now?

‘Cause, I’m kissing you
I’m kissing you, oh

I do not own any rights to this song, movie or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents.