Song Lyric Sunday – Last

Song Lyric Sunday

Many thanks to Helen for hosting the Song Lyric Sunday challenge. This week’s theme is Last. I am once again going to go my own way as this song has little to do with last, except maybe that it’s the last thing you’d expect. ūüėČ Without further ado, more maniacal musings from the mind of Bob Rivers.

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Song Lyric Sunday 12.1.18

Song Lyric Sunday

For Helen’s challenge, this week’s prompt is¬†First¬†so, I’m posting this on the First of December. Take THAT euphemism! hah. Anyway, It’s that time of year again. Christmas carols are playing and lights are hung everywhere you go. So, I’ve decided that for December’s SLS entries, I’m going to do a Christmas song of some sort. Continue reading “Song Lyric Sunday 12.1.18”

Song Lyric Sunday 11.9.18 Take/Taking

Song Lyric Sunday

Helen’s¬†theme for this week is take/taking. Whenever I think about taking, I thing about those “taking” relationships. You know the ones where you give and they take, and take, and take, and take…. you get the picture. Been there, done that. Also, the singer/writer was taken from us far too soon.¬† I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of my high school when the news came through and I still feel that loss. Oh the poignant songs we’ll never hear from the marvelous soul that was Jim Croce. Continue reading “Song Lyric Sunday 11.9.18 Take/Taking”

Song Lyric Sunday – Sleep

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For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt of “Sleep” from Helen Vahdati, I offer the often forgotten melody from the great Stephen Foster. Published posthumously in 1864, it has been recorded, re-recorded, re-written with many liberties but always remains best sung by Bing Crosby (IMHO). Usually thought of as a lullaby, to me it is more of a lament for a lost loved one, particularly the second verse which is seldom performed.

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Song Lyric Sunday An Empty Glass

Thanks to Helen for the prompt this week. When I was a young girl, my father loved to listen to Peggy Lee. I grew up on that glorious, sultry voice. Although my personal favorite will always be “Is that all there is?” I understood “when he left, I thought I’d die, but I didn’t. And I thought to myself ‘is that all there is … to love?'” Oh yeah.

That being said, as I grew up, “An Empty Glass” became more and more significant. “Deep inside I knew, you were too good to be true.”

So pop out to Helen’s blog and check out all the great responses to¬† Song Lyric Sunday – Glass¬†¬†and by all means, give the song a listen over on whatever music app you like to use. It’s well worth the effort. Continue reading “Song Lyric Sunday An Empty Glass”

Song Lyric Sunday Picture/photograph


Thanks to Helen for the song lyric sunday theme.   Picture/photograph

My nomination for this prompt:¬†¬†IF — Bread

The quintessential love song, so much meaning, exquisite melody and rich vocals. David Gates was once cited as saying it was the best song he had ever written. To me “If” and Bread in an esoteric kind of way was the very soul of the 70’s. Underneath it all, it was an era of love and beauty. Continue reading “Song Lyric Sunday Picture/photograph”

Song Lyric Sunday

Joining in on Song Lyric Sunday. Today’s prompt is “Fear.”¬†

I’ve loved this song since the first time I heard it. I love the character of Hattie, who is the inspiration for one of my favorite characters. She knows what and who she is, doesn’t like people, is OK with people’s fear of her, but she’s not afraid herself to pitch in when disaster drawn near. For your enjoyment and edification, I give you Jim Stafford’s “Swamp Witch.”

Swamp Witch by Jim Stafford

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