Tag Archives: Lyrics

La pistola y el corazón

The moon tells me one thing, / the stars tell me another, / and the light of day sings me / this sad, sad song Continue reading

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Far-away love on the beach

Inspire Me Thursday‘s invitation for “beach” contributions reminded me of a song by John Cale. I tried to find it on Youtube, but it’s not there. So the lyrics will have to do, which is a shame … it’s a … Continue reading

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Kindness

One Single Impression‘s invitation this time around is for ‘kindness’ – when I read that and the quotes from Kikaku and Basho, I had no idea what I could contribute. It took looking at whypaisley’s post to arrive at an … Continue reading

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Take a Message to Mary

Posted in response to Totally Optional Prompts‘ request for poems inspired by the ‘Send a Message’ prompt. When I read the prompt, I immediately thought of this song in the version I know – by Bob Dylan. It is on … Continue reading

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One cool remove

Watch and hear Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter perform this beautifully simple song by Greg Brown: One Cool Remove One cool remove One cool remove And forever let me stay One cool remove away One cool remove One cool … Continue reading

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Way to blue

I’m throwing in Nick Drake’s Way to Blue here to introduce the lyrics to Lucinda Williams’ Blue – but this might not be all that far-fetched considering that she recorded one of his songs way back when (Which Will on … Continue reading

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What’s it like on Love Street?

She lives on Love Street Lingers long on Love Street She has a house and garden I would like to see what happens She has robes and She has monkeys Lazy diamond-studded flunkies She has wisdom and Knows what to … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

The morning sun touched lightly on The eyes of Lucy Jordan In a white suburban bedroom In a white suburban town As she lay there Neath the covers Dreaming of a thousand lovers Till the world turned to orange And … Continue reading

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Twenty red lights in his honor

Far away eyes I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield Listening to gospel music on the colored radio station And the preacher said, “You know you always have the Lord by your side” And I was so pleased … Continue reading

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Four strong winds

To continue with the wind theme – introduced with Emily Dickinson –, here are the lyrics of a song written by Ian Tyson. It was first released in 1964 by Canadian folk duo Ian and Sylvia but later covered by … Continue reading

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Blondie nostalgia for the 1970s

English Boys When I was 17 I saw a magazine It had those English boys who had long hair When I was on my own they moved into my town and I just called ’em up and they’d be there … Continue reading

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Beside the still fjord

Back from a 1-week trip to Denmark. Once again, a song from long ago popped into my mind en route for no apparent reason. Long drives sometimes do have their benefits. I’d heard Moonlight from Julie Felix’s album Clotho’s Web … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen’s archetypal place near the river

Here are the lyrics of one of Leonard Cohen’s most well-known songs: Suzanne Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river You can hear the boats go by You can spend the night beside her And you know … Continue reading

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