Monday, November 24, 2014

ATF: Headin' Home

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Homeward Bound
Simon & Garfunkel
I'm sittin' in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
Hmm hmm
On a tour of one-night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and one-man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home
Where my thoughts are escapin’
Home
Where my music's playin’
Home
Where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me

Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
Hmm hmm
And each town looks the same to me
The movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see
Reminds me that I long to be

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home
Where my thoughts are escapin’
Home
Where my music's playin’
Home
Where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me

Tonight I'll sing my songs again
I'll play the game and pretend
Hmm hmm
But all my words come back to me
In shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony
I need someone to comfort me

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home
Where my thoughts are escapin’
Home
Where my music's playin’
Home
Where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me
Silently for me



Mama, I’m Coming Home
Ozzy Osbourne
Times have changed
And times are strange
Here I come
But I ain’t the same
Mama
I'm comin' home

Times go by
It seems to be
You could have been
A better friend to me
Mama
I'm comin' home

You took me in
And you drove me out
Yeah you had me hypnotized
Yeah
Lost and found
And turned around
By the fire in your eyes
You made me cry
You told me lies
But I can't stand to say goodbye
Mama
I'm comin' home

I could be right
I could be wrong
It hurts so bad
It's been so long
Mama
I'm comin' home

Selfish love
Yeah we’re both alone
The ride before the fall
Yeah
But I'm gonna take this heart of stone
I just got to have it all
I've seen your face
A hundred times
Every day we've been apart
And I don't care about the sunshine
Yeah
‘Cause mama
Mama
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home

You took me in
And you drove me out
Yeah you had me hypnotized
Yeah
Lost and found
And turned around
By the fire in your eyes
I've seen your face a thousand times
Every day we've been apart
And I don't care about the sunshine
Yeah
‘Cause mama
Mama
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

***Note***
Today is my 57th birthday.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Sunday Drive

Back during our childhood, our parents would often load up my brother and me after Sunday morning church services for a leisurely drive around where we lived.  Even though we were seeing mostly familiar sights, it was still good to see them again, and this is why “A Sunday Drive” sounded about right for the name of a series revisiting familiar sites that are well worth seeing again and again.  The link below the image is to the site itself, and the image is linked to the post it was first included in here.




















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Friday, November 21, 2014

Sites To See #414

The SOLE purpose of this series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as an endorsement, and I have included sites that I found rather disturbing.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.





 Link: [Idyllhours]






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Thursday, November 20, 2014

ATF: Soap Operatic

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot
If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old-time movie
About a ghost from a wishin' well
In a castle dark
Or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as I'm a ghost
That you can see

If I could read your mind love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind the drugstore sells
When you reach the part
Where the heartaches come
The hero would be me
Heroes often fail
And you won't read that book again
Because the ending’s
Just too hard to take

I'd walk away
Like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three-way script
Enter
Number two
A movie queen
To play the scene
Of bringin’ all the good things
Out in me
But for now love
Let's be real
I never thought I could act this way
And I've got to say
That I just don't get it
I don't know
Where we went wrong
But the feeling’s gone
And I just can't get it back

If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old-time movie
About a ghost from a wishin’ well
In a castle dark
Or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
The story always ends
If you read between the lines
You'll know that I'm
Just tryin’ to understand
The feelin’ that you left

I never thought I could feel this way
And I've got to say
That I just don't get it
I don't know
Where we went wrong
But the feeling’s gone
And I just can't get it back



Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
BJ Thomas
Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
And just like the guy whose feet
Are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those
Raindrops are fallin' on my head
They keep fallin'
So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way
He got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those
Raindrops are fallin' on my head
They keep fallin'

But there's one thing
I know
The blues they send to meet me
Won't defeat me
It won't be long
Til’ happiness
Steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes
Will soon be turnin' red
Crying's not for me
'Cause
I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me

It won't be long
Til’ happiness
Steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes
Will soon be turnin' red
Crying's not for me
'Cause
I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothing's worryin'
Me

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sites To See #413

The SOLE purpose of this series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as an endorsement, and I have included sites that I found rather disturbing.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.




















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Monday, November 17, 2014

ATF: Give and Take II

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Give a Little Bit
Supertramp
Ooh yeah

Alright

Here we go again

De de
Oh oh
Na na
Hey hey

Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
I'll give a little bit
I'll give a little bit of my love to you
There's so much that we need to share
So send a smile
And show you care

Alright
I'll give a little bit
I'll give a little bit of my life for you
So give a little bit
Oh give a little bit of your time to me
See the man with the lonely eyes
Oh take his hand
You'll be surprised
Oh take his hand

Oh yeah

Come along

Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Aaah
Louder

Yeah

Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
I'll give a little bit
I'll give a little bit of my life for you
Now's the time that we need to share
So find yourself
We're on our way
Back home
Ohh goin' home
Don't you need
Don't you need to feel at home
Oh yeah
We gotta sing

Ooh yeah
Gotta get a feelin'
Ooh yeah
Come along too
Oh come along too
Come come come come along
Ooh yeah
Come along too
Ooh yeah
Come along
Say take a look
Come along too
Come along right
Come along way
Sing it tonight
Ooh ooh



Take It to the Limit
The Eagles
All alone at the end of the evening
And the bright lights have faded to blue
I was thinkin’
About a woman
Who might have loved me
And I never knew
You know I've always been a dreamer
Spent my life runnin’ around
And it's so hard to change
Can't seem to settle down
But the dreams I've seen lately
Keep on turnin’ out
And burnin’ out
And turnin’ out
The same

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it
To the limit
One more time

You can spend all your time makin’ money
You can spend all your love makin’ time
If it all fell to pieces tomorrow
Would you still be mine
And when you're lookin’ for your freedom
Nobody seems to care
And you can't find the door
Can't find it anywhere
When there's nothin’ to believe in
Still you're comin’ back
You're runnin’ back
You're comin’ back
For more

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it
To the limit
One more time

Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
One more time
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
One more time
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
One more time
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
Take it
To the limit
One more time

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