A Real Challenge Just to Stay Alive

I just wrote a new song and it goes like this.  It is just lyrics, but I hope to get some music to go along with it.

This is my story and it must be told
I was trouble, that’s the way I rolled
It was late at night and nobody was on the road
I lived to party, that was my only code
Looked at my speedometer and it said 95
That’s the truth, it ain’t no jive
Someone in the back yelled, “Put on the breaks”
I looked ahead and got the shakes
The road was ending and doom was near
I held the wheel tight and put down my beer
I turned to the left and my car went into a slide
This is the night that I should have died
My breaks screeched as I blew through the stop sign
My car continued traveling sideways in a straight line
I hit the divider and my car rocked to and fro
I got two flat tires and I thought I would need a tow
I should have died out on Hadley Road that night
I should have been dead looking into the light
It all happened way too fast out there on Hadley Road
My body should have been all mangled and getting cold
Someone must have been watching over me
Or was this just a case of serendipity
God watches out for children, drunks and fools
I was always the one breaking the rules

Slip Sliding Away

I am still here, but my computer is constantly buzzing, so I have not been able to read anything lately, as the buzzing aggravates me to no end.  I ordered another computer today and I should get it by the end of September.  It is $500 less than the defective one that I just returned.

The Whole Nine Yards

Today is the ninth day of the ninth month and I am up on cloud nine after taking some of that love potion number nine.  I just passed by Deep Space 9 on my way to the ninth circle of hell.  Seven of Nine is looking mighty fine dressed to the nines.  A stitch in time saves nine and a cat is said to have nine lives.  Jesus died after hanging on the cross for nine hours.  Ludwig van Beethoven wrote nine symphonies.  Nine judges make up the United States Supreme Court.  Zeus and Mnemosyne had nine daughters, who became the muses.  A human pregnancy ordinarily lasts for nine months.

My smoke detector uses 9V batteries and a Royal 9 wins in baccarat. In baseball the lineup consists of nine players and 9 also represents the number of innings in a regular game.  Rip Van Winkle took a long nap after playing some ninepin bowling.  Golf courses often have a front nine and a back nine.  There were nine ladies dancing and many people work a nine-to-five job.  Something or someone that creates a short-lived sensation is called a nine day wonder.  The ninth month of the year is September, and it is the only month in the English language whose number of letters in the name corresponds to the number of the month.

John Lennon seemed to be obsessed with the number nine.  He was born on Wednesday October 9th, 1940, the first home he lived in was at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, Liverpool and various events in his life were associated with the number. Lennon’s songs included ‘Revolution 9’, ‘One After 909’ and ‘#9 Dream’.  The song ‘Revolution 9’ came out on The Beatles’ ninth original UK album, their self-titled double long-player commonly known as the White Album.  ‘Revolution 9’ featured a series of tape loops, where the phrase “Number nine” kept recurring.

In 1970, John Lennon told Rolling Stone, “Revolution 9 was an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens; just like a drawing of a revolution.  All the thing was made with loops.  I had about 30 loops going, fed them onto one basic track.  I was getting classical tapes, going upstairs and chopping them up, making it backwards and things like that, to get the sound effects.  One thing was an engineer’s testing voice saying, ‘This is EMI test series number nine’.  I just cut up whatever he said and I’d number nine it.  Nine turned out to be my birthday and my lucky number and everything.  I didn’t realise it: it was just so funny the voice saying, ‘number nine’; it was like a joke, bringing number nine into it all the time, that’s all it was.”

Song Challenge 26

This week we are asked again for three songs with a song to be about wickedness or evil, another to be a song from an animated Disney movie and finally a song that is spooky.

What could be more evil than ‘Black Sabbath’ by Black Sabbath?  This is way worse than the Rolling Stones painting it black.

This one is kind of corny but it was written by Elton John and Tim Rice and when I listen to it I can feel the love.

I hope this song qualifies as being spooky, as I would never want to run into one.  Take it away Sheb Wooley with Purple People Eater.

Borrow The Lyrics Challenge – Box Of Rain

This is my second time doing this challenge, first I was nominated by Paula of Light Motifs II and now J-Dubs Grin and Bear It has asked me to participate again.  I chose ‘Miss You’ by the Rolling Stones the first time.

Rules:

  1. You need to choose a verse from a song and use it in an original poem or story.
  2. You must include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning.
  3. You need to challenge someone else and invent ONE rule they need to follow.
  4. You must credit the person who started this challenge (a.k.a. PJ – I’m sorry for the inconvenience) and the person who challenged you, which was Paula.
  5. You must include the rules of this challenge.
  6. Jilly Beans included her extra rule being that the song that I choose must include an element being either air, water, wind, or fire.

This is such a fun challenge and I have the perfect song for it.  The song that I am using has two of the four elements, those being wind and water, because wind is basically like air.  Another line in this song says, “Like a moth before a flame” thus it has fire, so this song meets 3 of the four elements.  It is a Grateful Dead song and it is called ‘Box Of Rain’ and it was written by Phil Lesh who sings lead vocals and plays bass guitar and Robert Hunter wrote the lyrics. It came out on the American Beauty album which was released in November 1970.  Phil wrote this song for his dying father, so it is sort of sad and a “box of rain” stands for the world that we live in.  Phil would make the long drive to the hospital to see his dad whenever he got the chance and sometimes his father was so sick that he would sleep the whole time Phil went to see him.  The verse I selected for my sad story about visiting a loved one in the hospital is “To watch for you while you’re sleeping?”.

Look out of any window and my love will find you there.  Maybe you are tired from chemo treatments and I will understand.  I don’t know what is waiting to meet you once you are gone, but I know that I will miss you.  I remember when we spent an afternoon together in splintered sunlight watching the birds and the rain, or was that all a dream that I dreamed while I was coming home to you.  What do you want me to do, maybe I’ll find direction around some corner and see things clear some other day.  I could watch out for you while you’re sleeping, but don’t be surprised if I start dreaming with you.  Look into any eyes and you will find the sun is shining or birds are winging or rain is falling from a heavy sky.  I know that you are tired and broken, and I hope that you don’t mind if I put a ribbon in your hair.

Look out of any window
Any morning, any evening, any day
Maybe the sun is shining
Birds are winging or
Rain is falling from a heavy sky,
What do you want me to do,
To do for you to see you through?
For this is all a dream we dreamed
One afternoon long ago
Walk out of any doorway
Feel your way, feel your way
Like the day before
Maybe you’ll find direction
Around some corner
Where it’s been waiting to meet you,
What do you want me to do,
To watch for you while you’re sleeping?
Well please don’t be surprised
When you find me dreaming too

Look into any eyes
You find by you, you can see
Clear through to another day
Maybe been seen before
Through other eyes on other days
While going home,
What do you want me to do,
To do for you to see you through?
It’s all a dream we dreamed
One afternoon long ago

Walk into splintered sunlight
Inch your way through dead dreams
To another land
Maybe you’re tired and broken
Your tongue is twisted
With words half spoken
And thoughts unclear
What do you want me to do
To do for you to see you through
A box of rain will ease the pain
And love will see you through

Just a box of rain,
Wind and water,
Believe it if you need it,
If you don’t just pass it on
Sun and shower,
Wind and rain,
In and out the window
Like a moth before a flame

And it’s just a box of rain
I don’t know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it’s just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there

I am selecting willowdot21An insight to a heart mind and soul with a new rule that the song she uses must contain the word ribbon in it.

Sleeping All Alone

I’ve been tagged by Paula of Light Motifs II for a fun new game, which is called Borrow the Lyrics Challenge.

Rules:

  1. You need to choose a verse from a song and use it in an original poem or story.
  2. You must include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning.
  3. You need to challenge someone else and invent ONE rule they need to follow.
  4. You must credit the person who started this challenge (a.k.a. PJ – I’m sorry for the inconvenience) and the person who challenged you, which was Paula.
  5. You must include the rules of this challenge.
  6. Paula included her extra rule being that the song that I choose must include the word kiss in it.

The song that I chose ‘Miss You’ is by the Rolling Stones which reached #3 in the UK and charted #1 in the US.  It was written by Jagger and Richards and sung by Mick on their 1978 album Some Girls.  The lyrics were seemingly inspired by Mick Jagger’s deteriorating relationship with his wife, Bianca.  The verse I selected for my poem is sleeping all alone and I will challenge Fandango with a new rule that the song he uses must be from 1971.

I am sleeping all alone, because she dumped me.  There is no charge on my phone, poor, poor pitiful me.  What is a guy to do, I am tired of just sitting here, as I need some action.  There were some nice looking Puerto Rican girls in the Burger King, but they are probably way to young for me.  Hot, yes, real hot, but they would probably kill me.  My body is not what it used to be, but I guess I could always pop one of those blue pills and just go for it.

Looks like I will be sleeping all alone, because she is never coming home, since I told her that her ass is fat.  Hey some girls like that, how was I supposed to know the she would take offense, but on second thought I should learn to choose my words better.  It is odd how long I can sleep not that I am all by myself.   The days of making sweet love are gone and now I feel alone and insecure.  I never realized that I needed anyone.

I’ve been holding out so long
I’ve been sleeping all alone
Lord I miss you
I’ve been hanging on the phone
I’ve been sleeping all alone
I want to kiss you

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh

Well, I’ve been haunted in my sleep
You’ve been starring in my dreams
Lord I miss you
I’ve been waiting in the hall
Been waiting on your call
When the phone rings
It’s just some friends of mine that say,

“Hey, what’s the matter man?
We’re gonna come around at twelve
With some Puerto Rican girls that are just dyin’ to meet you.
We’re gonna bring a case of wine
Hey, let’s go mess and fool around
You know, like we used to”

Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah

Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah

Oh everybody waits so long
Oh baby why you wait so long
Won’t you come on! Come on!

I’ve been walking in Central Park
Singing after dark
People think I’m crazy
I’ve been stumbling on my feet
Shuffling through the street
Asking people, “What’s the matter with you boy?”
Sometimes I want to say to myself
Sometimes I say

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

I won’t miss you child
I guess I’m lying to myself
It’s just you and no one else
Lord I won’t miss you child
You’ve been blotting out my mind
Fooling on my time
No, I won’t miss you, baby, yeah
Lord, I miss you child

Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah
Lord, I miss you child
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah
Lord, I miss you child
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah

 

Plastic Tubes And Pots And Pans

I have never participated in Hugh’s Views & News Weekend Music Share before, but it seems easy enough to do, so I am going for it.  Hugh indicated that he likes science fiction and that he is big fan of anything from the 1980s, so I am adding the Oingo Boingo song ‘Weird Science’ to this fun challenge today.  The song reached #45 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #21 on the US Dance Club Charts.  ‘Weird Science’ was written by Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman and it came out on their fifth album Dead Man’s Party.  Danny Elfman was lead singer of the group and he went on to write theme music for many popular movies and TV shows, including The Simpsons, Beetlejuice, Batman and Edward Scissorhands.

The movie Weird Science was released on August 2, 1985 and in it two teen misfits Gary and Wyatt design their ideal woman on a computer, and a freak electrical accident brings this lovely, superhuman Lisa to life.  Lisa is real funny and she transforms Wyatt’s jerky older brother Chet, into a giant, talking turd.

Written for Hugh’s Views & News Weekend Music Share, the place where everyone can share their favorite music.