Thursday, December 17, 2015

ATF: Solitary Confinements

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.



I Am A Rock
Simon & Garfunkel
A winter's day
In a deep and dark December
I am alone
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow

I am a rock
I am an island

I've built walls
A fortress deep and mighty
That none may penetrate
I have no need of friendship
Friendship causes pain
Its laughter and its loving I disdain

I am a rock
I am an island

Don't talk of love
Well I've heard the word before
It's sleeping in my memory
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died
If I never loved I never would have cried

I am a rock
I am an island

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor
Hiding in my room
Safe within my womb
I touch no one
and no one touches me

I am a rock
I am an island

And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries



Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Green Day
I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the boulevard of broken dreams
When the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk a

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aah-ah
Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

I'm walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the border line of the edge
And where I walk alone

Read between the lines
What's f@#%ed up and everything's all right
Check my vital signs to know I'm still alive
And I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk a

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aah-ah
Ah-ah, ah-ah
I walk alone
I walk a

I walk this empty street
On the boulevard of broken dreams
When the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk a

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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Today is my son’s (Calvin) 27th birthday.

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18 comments:

  1. Love the Simon and Garfunkel song and the Green Day one was an instant hit with me the first time I ever heard it

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Whoa, you like you some Green Day? Maybe Gibbs was wrong about you being way too old to learn new tricks!

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  2. Happy! Happy! Birthday, Calvin, wishing you a wonderous year!

    And I Love Love Green Day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Shadow!!! I hope he has a good year, too. Green Day had some good ones--huh?

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  3. I wore out the needle on my record player listening to "Sounds of Silence." Such a great album.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Stephen!!! Indeed.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Martin!!! You are most welcome.

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  5. Love S&G. They just had it going on. The Concert in Central Park was in Autumn of 1981 and I was very pregnant and sick as dog with an upper respiratory infection. Watching that on TV made me forget about wanting to be dead..lol. As for Green Day, I enjoy some of their songs.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Barb!!! Well, I have never been pregnant, but I can certainly relate to feeling sick enough to want to die. Oh, and I am the same way about Green Day. They have one more song on the list to be included in this series.

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  6. Happy Birthday to Calvin!

    Gosh, I just love Simon & Garfunkel. They made such lovely music together. So sad to see such hard feelings between the two of them. :(

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lin!!! Yeah, I hope their differences can be resolved someday.

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  7. "The Sound of Silence" #1 top tune for me - always - since first hearing it. Such clean clear voices.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear byGeorge!!! I had The Sound of Silence in this series last July 9th.

      http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2015/07/atf-voluminous.html

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  8. At least S&G were worth a listen...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! But they are not a British band?

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  9. Two super songs. Thanks for the lyrics which made me sing the songs loudly. My husband is less grateful. he usually runs out of the room when I sing :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Marja!!! You are already working on a way to make him feel more grateful--right?

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