Positive Emotions

Life should be about pleasure and finding enjoyment in things that you do.  Excitement begins in the brain just like any other emotion.  You will probably exhibit an increased heart rate and faster breathing when you are excited.  Sentiment and emotion are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different, as sentiment is a mental attitude produced by feelings.  A sentiment is a thought that has been influenced by emotion, so it is a subjective experience of our emotions.  A sentiment often refers to an emotional expression of love, sympathy, kindness or another strong positive feeling.  It is much easier to say what spirit isn’t, than to say what it is.  Every person has human spirit an intangible component that gives us a consciousness.  This term can be synonymous with the human soul, and it includes our intellect, emotions, fears, passions, and creativity.  Your spirit can drive you to do things that you don’t even know you are capable of doing.

Last week we had Primary Emotions where the theme was to find songs that mention Disgust, Embarrassment, Guilt, Regret, or Remorse suggested by Melanie aka Sparky.  This week the theme is songs that mention Excitement, Pleasure, Sentiment, or Spirit and again it was suggested by Melanie aka Sparky.  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 theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Think of these as being suggestions instead of being 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 you can 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.

This week I will be writing about The Who song ‘See Me, Feel Me’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Shock The Monkey’ by Peter Gabriel.  The upcoming prompts will be:
June 19, 2022 – Amaze, Astonish, Curious, Shock, Surprise, Wonder suggested by Melanie aka Sparky
June 26, 2022 – Hidden Gems: great songs that missed the top of the charts suggested by Amy aka E.M.
July 3, 2022 – One Hit Wonders where an artist or a group had a song that reached the top without any follow-up success suggested by Amy aka E.M.
July 10, 2022 – Songs that were turned down by recording artists that went on to become big hits

27 thoughts on “Positive Emotions

  1. My effort is up and is duly linked back to you. It’s only my second time but I think this can become a regular thing for me. Thanks for running this, Jim.

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  2. I’ve gone with this track this week. It’s possible somebody got there before me though? 🙂

    You might think I’m crazy, but I’m serious
    It’s better you know now
    What I thought was happiness was only part-time bliss
    You can take a bow
    It was all just one big night out on the town
    Riding in your limousine
    We turned right and I say wrong which brings us to a stop
    As the light is changing

    Oh, my meters running so I got to go now
    It’s the pleasure principle, oh oh oh
    It’s the principle of pleasure, oh
    It’s the pleasure principle, oh oh

    It’s true you want to build your life on guarantees
    Hey take a ride in a big yellow taxi
    I’m not here to feed your insecurities
    I wanted you to love me
    This has become an all too familiar scene
    It’s not the first time I paid the fare
    Where’d you get the idea of material possession?
    Thank you for the ride nowhere

    And oh my meters running so I’ve really got to go
    It’s the pleasure principle oh oh oh, ooh
    It’s the principle of pleasure ohh
    It’s the pleasure principle oh oh oh oh

    I know what you mean to me
    Baby this is nowhere
    You know what became between you and me
    Human differential
    Da-da-da-da, baby
    It’s the principle of pleasure
    Ohh, ohh-ah
    It’s the pleasure principle, principle
    Oh oh oh oh

    You might say that I’m no good
    I wouldn’t trust your looks baby if I could
    I got so many things I wanna do
    Before I’m through

    Hey, ba-da-da-da-baby
    It’s the pleasure principle
    It’s the pleasure principle
    Yeah, yeah, ay, yeah, yeah, ay
    It’s the pleasure principle

    Baby you can’t hold me down
    Baby you can’t hold me down
    After all the lovin’ we’ve been through
    And after all you’ve put me through
    Yeah yeah, hey yeah (oh)

    Love me, hey yeah, love me yeah
    Hoo hoo hoo hoo
    It’s the pleasure principle
    Oh (yeah, yeah), oh (yeah, yeah), oh

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Monte S Moir

    The Pleasure Principle lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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