Thursday, April 11, 2013

ATF: What?

This weekly series will include as many of my all-time favorite 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 that your musical tastes can be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions that you might dare to make.  I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Holding Out For A Hero
Bonnie Tyler
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods
Where's the street wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds
Isn't there a white knight
Upon a fiery steed
Late at night
I toss and I turn
And I dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder
And rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman
To sweep me off my feet

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the end of the night

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I could swear that there's someone somewhere watching me
Through the wind
And the chill
And the rain
And the storm
And the flood
I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
‘Til the end of the night



St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)
John Parr
Growin' up
You don't see the writin’ on the wall
Passin' by
Movin' straight ahead
You knew it all
But maybe sometime if you feel the pain
You'll find you're all alone
Everything has changed
Play the game
You know you can't quit until it's won
Soldier on
Only you can do what must be done
You know in some way
You're a lot like me
You're just a prisoner
And you're tryin' to break free

I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin' sky
I'll be where the eagle's flyin’
Higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin'
St. Elmo's fire
Ooh ooh ooh

Burnin’ up
Don't know just how far that I can go
Just how far I go
Soon be home
Only just a few miles down the road
I can make it
I know I can
You broke the boy in me
But you won't break the man

I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin' sky
I'll be where the eagle's flyin’
Higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin'
St. Elmo's fire
I can climb the highest mountain
Cross the wildest sea
I can feel St. Elmo's fire
Burnin' in me
Burnin' in me

Just once in his life
A man has his time
And my time is now
I'm comin’ alive

I can hear the music playin'
I can see the banners fly
Feel like you're back again
And hope ridin' high
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin'
St. Elmo's fire
I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin' sky
I'll be where the eagle's flyin’
Higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin'
St. Elmo's fire
I can climb the highest mountain
Cross the wildest sea
I can feel St. Elmo's fire
Burnin' in me
Burnin'
Burnin' in me
I can feel it burnin'
Ooh
Burnin' inside of me

Lyrics From: [elyrics.net]

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6 comments:

  1. What can I say? What can I add?

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lee!!! Well, I did not know that Bonnie is Welsh until I saw it on her Wikipedia article! Come to think of it, you look a lot like her... Yeah, you are an Aussie Scot, but all of you funny-talking people look alike. That is, except for Mr. Bean and you know who.

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  3. Hahahahahaha! You're the one with the accent, Jerry...not me! ;)

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  4. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Lee!!! Well, I do believe that I look a lot like Sean Connery if the light is just right...

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  5. Both good songs and I liked the movie St. Elmo's Fire too

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I cannot remember if I have ever actually seen St. Elmo's Fire in its entirety, but I do remember seeing bits and pieces of it. Anyway, the song is truly great, and I have seen several of the Brat Pack's other movies.

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