It Takes a Village

60 votes were needed, but the Republicans let everyone down with their vote against investigating the Capitol riot, as the bill failed to advance by 54 to 35.  Mitch McConnell doubled down by asking all Republicans to do him a personal favor, but Trump was standing behind Mitch pulling his strings every step of the way.  They all want to go out of their way to protect Trump and if that means that they have to ignore what the people want, who they should be representing, it is no skin off of their backs.  The big lie perpetuated by Trump has taken over the soul off the Republican party and no matter what State, County, City, or Town that you live in in this Country, it is easy to see the Blue – Red divide.

We have had some unusual prompts lately with Elevator Music and then last week we had Improving Comprehension, which was really different requiring you to compare two songs.  This week we are back to something more normal, with the theme being City, Country, County, State, Town.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.

• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• 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 song ‘Private Idaho’ by the B-52’s today.  Next week, I will be writing about the Sonny Boy Williamson song ‘Don’t Start Me To Talking’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
June 6, 2021 – Old, New, Borrowed, Blue
June 13, 2021 – Greet, Hey, Howdy
June 20, 2021 – Brutal, Cruel, Frenzy, Savage, Violent suggested by Melanie B Cee of sparksfromacombustiblemind
June 27, 2021 – Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Snack, Supper suggested by Paula Light of Light Motifs II

37 thoughts on “It Takes a Village

  1. Watching The Jam live, front row in a small and sweaty venue, will live with me forever.

    Found myself in a strange town
    Though I’ve only been here for three weeks now
    I’ve got blisters on my feet
    Trying to find a friend in Oxford Street

    I bought an A to Z Guide Book
    Trying to find the clubs and YMCA’s
    But when you ask in a strange town
    They say don’t know, don’t care and I’ve got to go, mate

    They worry themselves about feeling low
    They worry themselves about the dreadful snow
    They all ignore me, ’cause they don’t know
    I’m really a spaceman from those UFO’s

    You’ve got to move in a straight line
    You’ve got to walk and talk in four-four time
    You can’t be weird in a strange town
    You’ll be betrayed by your accent and manners

    You’ve got to wear the right clothes
    Be careful not to pick or scratch your nose
    You can’t be nice in a strange town
    ‘Cause we don’t know, don’t care and we got to go, man

    Rush my money to the record shops
    I stop off in a back street, buy myself a snort
    We got our own manifesto
    Be kind to queers
    I’m so glad the Revolution’s here
    (It’s nice and warm now)

    I’ve finished with clubs where the music’s loud
    ‘Cause I don’t see a face in a single crowd
    There’s no one there
    I look in the mirror
    But I can’t be seen
    Just a thin, clean layer of Mister Sheen
    Looking back at me
    Oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

    Found myself in a strange town
    Though I’ve only been here for three weeks now
    I’ve got blisters on my feet
    Trying to find a friend in Oxford Street

    I bought an A to Z Guide Book
    Trying to find the clubs and YMCA’s
    But when you ask in a strange town
    They say don’t know, don’t care and I’ve got to go, mate

    They worry themselves about feeling low
    They worry themselves about the dreadful snow
    They all ignore me, ’cause they don’t know
    I’m really a spaceman from those UFO’s

    Break it up, break it up
    Break it up, break it up
    Break it up, break it up
    Break it up, break it up

    Hmmm, break it up, break it up
    Burn it up, shake it up
    Break it up, break it up

    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: Paul Weller

    Strange Town lyrics © Stylist Music Ltd., Universal Music-careers Obo “stylist Music, Ltd.”

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