Took A Boat Sunday

‘Downstream’ is a beautiful love song by Supertramp vocalist-keyboards player Rick Davies that celebrates a relationship which will either go all the way, or has gone the distance.  Rick had just got married, so the song could be about his wife.  Although the title is ‘Downstream’, the lyrics reference the ocean rather than a stream.  […]

Songs About Dead People

Many composers write songs to honor people who touched their lives in one way or another, as this is the best way that they know how to pay homage to their friends and mentors.  When a music artist has an untimely passing, this results in an outpouring of grief and a heart wrenching tribute song can follow, […]

One Of the Great Breakup Songs

This breakup song ‘It’s Too Late’, doesn’t involve a person being upset or becoming heartbroken about the end of their relationship, it is a simple recognition that the couple isn’t working anymore, and that it’s time for them to move on and the girl couldn’t be nicer with the way she blows this guy off.  […]

Sunday Driving

‘Two Of Us’ is the opening song on The Beatles’ final album Let It Be from 1970, and it was written by Paul McCartney about his fondness for getting deliberately lost in the country with his future wife Linda.  The lyrics in this song also summarize Paul’s friendship and creative partnership that he had with […]

Airplane Protest Song

President Richard Nixon engaged in anti-drug measure that went into effect from September 21 – October 11 in 1969 in order to fulfill a campaign promise, which resulted in a near shutdown of border crossings between Mexico and the United States.  He wanted to seal the border to stop the steady flow of marijuana into […]

We Sang Every Song the Driver Knew

‘Me and Bobby McGee’ is a song that was written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and originally performed by Roger Miller, but made famous by Janis Joplin.  Fred Foster the producer and founder of Monument Records had a bit of a crush on Barbara “Bobbie” McKee who was a secretary on Nashville’s music row working […]

Let Me Hear the Song

I love the “La, la, la’s” on the Van Morrison song ‘Caravan’, which was released on his third studio album Moondance from 1970.  Moondance peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart and the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.  ‘Caravan’ includes images and impressions from different parts of Morrison’s […]

Truck And Bus Songs

I might take a train, I might take a plane, but if I have to walk, I’m going just the same.  There were a lot of real good train songs here last week and we had an abundance of contestants making contributions, which is all good.  I am hoping that we can do just as […]

Strange Lyrics

‘Roadhouse Blues’ by the Doors is full of mondegreens, or misunderstand lyrics, mostly because Jim Morrison liked to sing this song when he got drunk.  The Doors took their name from a book written by Aldous Huxley in 1954 called The Doors of Perception that discussed his experiences with psychoactive agents; its title was an […]

Palm Sunday

The bunnies are busy decorating their eggs and the sound of music is in the air, well at least it is here on Song Lyric Sunday. The Masters Tournament will culminate today, that is if you like watching golf and if there are no postponements.  Tiger is only two strokes off the lead.  I like […]