Tuesday, October 06, 2020

GUARD DOG BELLA

While all of us humans were oblivious, Bella knew that there was something going on!!



Tuesday, September 08, 2020

BLUEGRASS WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

This makes me smile all the way through - the Cleverly's.


All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance don't you know?
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They're falling down like a domino
All the bazaar men by the Nile
They got the money on a bet
Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigarette
Foreign types with the hookah pipes say
(Whey oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh)
Walk like an Egyptian
 
The blonde waitresses take their trays
They spin around and they cross the floor
They've got the moves (oh whey oh)
You drop your drink, then they bring you more
All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian
All the kids in the marketplace say
(Whey oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh)
Walk like an Egyptian
 
Slide your feet up the street, bend your back
Shift your arm then you pull it back
Life is hard you know (oh whey oh)
So strike a pose on a Cadillac
If you want to find all the cops
They're hanging out in the donut shop
They sing and dance (oh whey oh)
They spin the clubs, cruise down the block
All the Japanese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know (oh whey oh)
They walk the line like Egyptian
 
All the cops in the donut shop say
(Whey oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh)
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian

Friday, August 28, 2020

THERE IS A SHIP

 A previous post about The Water is Wide made me look back to the "old days" when many of us were listening to Peter, Paul and Mary.  Here is Mary Travers singing the same tune, but under the title There is a Ship.



Tuesday, August 25, 2020

SHALLOW - FROM A STAR IS BORN

 Saw the original way back when, and saw the remake on the tube - like this song.


Tell me somethin', girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for?
 
I'm falling
In all the good times I find myself
Longin' for change
And in the bad times I fear myself
Tell me something, boy
 
Aren't you tired tryin' to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore?
I'm falling
 
In all the good times I find myself
Longing for a change
And in the bad times I fear myself
I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
 
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
 
We're far from the shallow now
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Whoah
 
I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We're far from the shallow now

THE DISTANCE - LAURENCE FOX

I had never heard of the fellow, but this video was brought to my attention by Cuz Essenman - interesting lyrics.



They have put something in the water. They seek a cure for the conversation. They stole a march on your indecision. And the first to fall was laughter just to quell the unoffended they seek to murder your opinion.
And the light has been turned down on the age of reason
replaced by blinding fires that burn wild across the region
But the wrong to rule the good must just stand idly by
So I need you more than ever
I need your hand in this resistance
If we´re going to go the distance
And if I ever doubted I think about my future and if I want to live there.
And the world outside is wondrous wide for a reason if I can´t decide you must blow your own mind for that reason
For the wrong to rule the good must just stand idly by and that´s no lie.
Can´t be hard to know what you´re feeling what with all the lies that you´re reading if it´s hard to say you may mean it. Don´t be lost! Thinking about tomorrow when today is what you are living. Make today a new beginning.
And the light has been turned down on the age of reason. Replaced by blinding fires that burn wild across the region. For the wrong to rule the good must just stand idly by.
So I need you more than ever. I need your hand in this resistance if we´re going to go the distance. And if I ever doubted I think about my future and if I want to life there.
And the world outside is wonderous wide for a reason. If you can´t deside you must blow your own mind for that reason. For the wrong to rule the good must just stand idly by and that´s no lie.
So I need you more than ever I need your hand in this resistance if we´re going to go the distance and if I ever doubted I think about my future and if I want to life ... there



Tuesday, May 05, 2020

THE WATER IS WIDE

Across the years, I have heard this song numerous times, but never tracked down the title and words.  But now I have, and here it is for your [and my] enjoyment.


The water is wide, I cannot get o'er
Neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall cross my true love and I
 
I lean'd my back against an oak
Thinking it was a mighty tree
 But first it bent and then it broke
So did my love prove false to me
 
I put my hand in some soft bush
Thinking the sweetest flow'are to find
I prick'd my finger to the bone
And left the sweetest flow'are behind
 
O love is handsome and love is kind
Gay as a jewel when it is new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like the morning dew 
 
The water is wide, I cannot get o'er
Neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall cross my true love and I