Time marches forward, it does not go backwards, thus water that flows under the bridge concerns events that are in the past, they need to be forgiven, as only then can they be forgotten, rendering them irrelevant. Water that is contained in a river flows constantly towards the sea and it will never flow under the same bridge again. We are back for another episode of SLS Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday. The prompt for this week is “River/Stream/Creek/Brook” and these are all pathways for water. Generally, the difference between these flowing bodies of water is their size, as you can step over a brook, jump over a creek, wade across a stream, but you would need to swim or row across a river. I want to thank everyone so much that is taking part in this music challenge and sharing the music that you love with everyone.
Johnny Cash said, “Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.” Johnny Cash only won one Grammy award and his win was posthumous. The 61st GRAMMY Awards are on Sunday night, but I am so out of touch with the newer stuff that none of the songs and most of the artists are unknown to me. This awards show is deemed to be “music’s biggest night”, but I don’t know anything about Brandi Carlile, the 37 year old singer who is nominated for six awards. I have heard of the host Alicia Keys, but I am not able to recall any of her songs. I understand that the big four categories are Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, but since I don’t listen to any of this new stuff, it doesn’t really matter to me who wins. Did rap and hip hop destroy music, or was it Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj that eradicated all the good stuff and if not, then when was the day that the music died? It is almost unfathomable to me to know that both the Kinks and the Talking Heads never even got a nomination for a Grammy and I feel that they each recorded much better songs than anything that is up for an award this year, but that us just water under the bridge. I am so happy to be involved in the challenge, as it has unearthed so much new music to me that I have never heard before. I urge your patience again and I will do my best to approve your pingbacks ASAP.
Here are the “rules”:
- Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
- Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
- Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
- Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
- Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient.
- Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
- Feel free to suggest future prompts.
- Have fun and enjoy the music.
I am writing about the Johnny Cash song ‘Big River’ this week. The upcoming prompts will be:
February 17, 2019 – Hill/Mountain
February 24, 2019 – Harmony/Melody/Music
March 3, 2019 – Occupation
March 10, 2019 – Animal