#MusicMonday ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS NEW YEAR’S DAY by HURTS

Happy Music Monday and Merry Christmas to you all! Time for a bit of music for the tag hosted by Drew at THE TATTOOED BOOK GEEK , a weekly chance to share some songs and videos!
And I’ve gone festive this week! With a song that sums up my thoughts towards this Christmas… hurry up and be over already!! I think this is the least festive I’ve ever felt and I’ll be a happy bunny when this year is over and done with!! Cheery soul aren’t I!?

Everybody waits for Christmas
For me it’s New Year’s Day
That’s gonna come and take my blues away

I’m wishing on the stars for Christmas
And hoping for a better day
When it doesn’t hurts to feel this way

And everywhere there’s joy around this
First day of time of year
And happiness has never felt so far away

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas
I’m singing Goodbye to the year before
I know that the next one will be different – soo much more

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas
And I’m not supposed to feel this way
All that I want this year for Christmas is New Year’s Day

It’s only seven days ’till Christmas
Six more ’till New Year’s Day
It’s not a good time to feel this way

Everywhere the snow surrounds you
And melt your troubles away
I can only hope to feel the same

I know that there will be tidings of joy
This time next year
But happiness has never felt so far away

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas
I’m singing Goodbye to the year before
I know that the next one will be different – soo much more

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas
And I’m not supposed to feel this way
All that I want this year for Christmas is New Year’s Day

I remember how I used to feel at Christmas

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas
I’m singing Goodbye to the year before
I know that the next one will be different – soo much more

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas
And I’m not supposed to feel this way
All that I want this year for Christmas is New Year’s Day

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas
And I’m not supposed to feel this way
All that I want this year for Christmas is New Year’s Da

yAll of the bells ringing out for Christmas
And I’m not supposed to feel this way
All that I want this year for Christmas is New Year’s Day

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Hutchcraft Theo / Anderson AdamAll I Want for Christmas Is New Year’s Day lyrics © Emi Music Publishing Ltd

#MusicMonday Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry

Monday again already?! The only positive thing that means is time for more music!  This is a weekly tag hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek where you get to share a favourite song or video! Come join in the fun!!
Back to the 90’s for me today and Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry – Neneh’s brother!! This video always makes me smile too with him playing all the characters! Saved on the budget!!

Go on and close the curtains
Cause all we need is candlelight
You and me, and a bottle of wine
To hold you tonight (oh yeah)
Well we know I’m going away
And how I wish, I wish it weren’t so
So take this wine and drink with me
And let’s delay our misery

Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone

There’s a log on the fire
And it burns like me for you
Tomorrow comes with one desire
To take me away (oh it’s true)
It ain’t easy to say good-bye
Darlin’ please, don’t start to cry
Cause girl you know I’ve got to go (oh)
And Lord I wish it wasn’t so

Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone

Tomorrow comes to take me away
I wish that I, that I could stay
But girl you know I’ve got to go (oh)
And Lord I wish it wasn’t so

Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Save tonight and fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
Tomorrow I’ll be gone

Save tonight
Save tonight
Save tonight
Save tonight
Oh that’s right
Save tonight
Save tonight

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Eagle Eye Cherry

Save Tonight lyrics © Diesel 2 Publishing & Management Ab, Kobalt Music Scandinavia Ab

#MusicMonday CRY LITTLE SISTER by GERARD MCMAHON

Hello all! Happy Monday! Time for more music courtesy of this fab tag hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek, giving you a weekly chance to share a favourite song or video!
I can’t keep away from movies from the Eighties at the moment! And one of my faves was The Lost Boys – there’s something about vampires!! – so I’ve chosen Cry Little Sister this week! Turn it up!!

Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not dieCry!

Last fire will rise
Behind those eyes
Black house will rock
Blind boys don’t lie

Immortal fear
That voice so clear
Through broken walls
That scream I hear

Cry, little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)Blue masquerade
Strangers look on
When will they learn
This loneliness?

Temptation heat
Beats like a drum
Deep in your veins
I will not lie

Little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)My Shangri-Las
I can’t forget
Why you were mine
I need you now!

Cry, little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)Cry, little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Mike Mainieri / Gerard Mcmahon / Brendan De Kauwe / Ricardo GonclavesCry Little Sister lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Is it Monday again already?! Racing through them now aren’t we!! And I love Mondays now because of Music Monday – a weekly tag hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek, and it’s a weekly chance to share some favourite tunes and videos!

I seem to have fallen down an Eighties movie rabbit hole recently, and that’s what I’m sharing again today! Pretty in Pink by Psychedelic Furs!! Turn it up!!!

Caroline laughs and it’s raining all day
She loves to be one of the girls
She lives in the place in the side of our lives
Where nothing is ever put straight
She turns her self round and she smiles and she says
“This is it that’s the end of the joke”
And loses herself in her dreaming and sleep
And her lovers walk through in their coaches

Pretty in pink, isn’t she?
Pretty in pink, isn’t she?

All of her lovers all talk of her notes
And the flowers that they never sent
And wasn’t she easy?
Isn’t she pretty in pink?
The one who insists he was first in the line
Is the last to remember her name
He’s walking around in this dress that she wore
She is gone but the joke’s the same

Pretty in pink, isn’t she?
Pretty in pink, isn’t she?

Caroline talks to you softly sometimes
She says, “I love you” and “Too much”
She doesn’t have anything you want to steal
Well nothing you can touch
She waves, she buttons your shirt
The traffic is waiting outside
She hands you this coat
She gives you her clothes
These cars collide

Pretty in pink, isn’t she?
Pretty in pink, isn’t she?

All their favorite rags are worn
And other kinds of uniform
Kitty, you’re really free like individuality
You are what you want to be
Until tomorrow the driveway’s broken
His doorbell sings its chimes
In time with what and for who
God knows why I tried this
Vicious drug and I shake

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: T. Butler / John Ashton / Duncan Kilburn / Roger Morris / R. Butler / Vince Ely

#MusicMonday Will You? by Hazel O’Connor

Hello! Happy Monday!! Time for more tunes! This is a weekly tag hosted by Drew over at THE TATTOOED BOOK GEEK which gives you the chance to share a favourite song or video!
Another walk down memory lane for me today and back to the eighties as this came up on a random playlist the other day  – Will You? by Hazel O’Connor! Check out the sax solo!! Not sure I’ll be copying her make-up though….

You drink your coffee and I sip my tea
And we’re sitting here
Playing so cool
Thinking what will be, will beBut it’s getting kind of late now
I wonder if you’ll stay now
Stay now, stay now, stay now
Or will you just politely say goodnight?I move a little closer to you
Not knowing quite what to do
And I’m feeling all fingers and thumbs
Spill my tea, oh, silly me

But it’s getting kind of late now
I wonder if you’ll stay now
Stay now, stay now, stay now
Or will you just politely say goodnight?

And then we touch
Much too much
This moment has been
Waiting for a long, long time

Makes me shiver, makes me quiver
This moment I’m so unsure
This moment I’ve waited for
Is it something you’ve been waiting for
Waiting for too?

Take off your eyes, bare your soul
Gather me to you and make me whole
Tell me your secrets, sing me the song
Sing it to me in the silent tongue

But it’s getting kind of late now
I wonder if you’ll stay now
Stay now, stay now, stay now
Or will you just politely say goodnight?

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Hazel O’connor

Will You? lyrics © Complete Music Ltd.

#MusicMonday Footloose by Kenny Loggins

It’s that time of the week again! Music Monday, brought to you by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek it’s a weekly chance to share a song or video that you love!


And seeing as my choice last week brought back good movie memories for many, I’m going back down the movie soundtrack theme with Footloose by Kenny Loggins…. you may now start dancing….

Been working so hard
I’m punching my card
Eight hours for what
Oh, tell me what I got
I’ve got this feeling
That times are holding me down
I’ll hit the ceiling
Or else I’ll tear up this town
Now I gotta cut loose, footloose
Kick off the Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get Mack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose
You’re playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Deep way down in your heart
You’re burning yearning for
Somebody to tell you
That life ain’t passing you by
I’m trying to tell you
It will if you don’t even try
You’ll get by if you’d only
Cut loose, footloose
Kick off the Sunday shoes
Oo-wee Marie, shake it, shake it for me
Woah, Milo, come on, come on let’s go
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Oooooooooh
You’ve got to turn me around
And put your feet on the ground
Gotta take the hold of all
I’m turning it loose
Footloose, kick off the Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get Mack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose
(Footloose) footloose
Kick off the Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get Mack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
(Everybody) everybody cut footloose
Been working so hard
I’m punching my card
Eight hours for what
Oh, tell me what I got
I’ve got this feeling
That times are holding me down
I’ll hit the ceiling
Or else I’ll tear up this town
Now I gotta cut loose, footloose
Kick off the Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get Mack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose
You’re playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Deep way down in your heart
You’re burning yearning for
Somebody to tell you
That life ain’t passing you by
I’m trying to tell you
It will if you don’t even try
You’ll get by if you’d only
Cut loose, footloose
Kick off the Sunday shoes
Oo-wee Marie, shake it, shake it for me
Woah, Milo, come on, come on let’s go
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Yeah, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Oooooooooh
You’ve got to turn me around
And put your feet on the ground
Gotta take the hold of all
I’m turning it loose
Footloose, kick off the Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get Mack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose
(Footloose) footloose
Kick off the Sunday shoes
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees
Jack, get Mack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
(Everybody) everybody cut footloose

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Dean Pitchford / Kenny Loggins

Footloose lyrics © Sony/atv Harmony, Sony/atv Melody, Milk Money Music

#MusicMonday ST ELMO’S FIRE by JOHN PARR

Music has never been so important for me so yay for Music Monday!  Hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek, it’s a weekly chance to share a favourite song or video – so join in!!

Back to an old favourite of mine and I really need to watch the film again – I need a Brat Pack movie binge!! It’s St Elmo’s Fire by John Parr – any excuse to drool over Rob Lowe is always fine by me!!  How is it 35 years ago already??! eek!!

Growin’ up you don’t see the writing 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 of only you can do what must be done
You know, in some ways 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 blazing sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where the future’s lying St. Elmo’s fire

Burning up don’t know just how far that I can go
Soon be home only just a few miles down the road
And 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 blazing sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where the future’s lying St. Elmo’s fire

I can climb the highest mountain, cross the widest sea
I can feel St. Elmo’s fire burning in me, burning 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 a vet again. I hope I ain’t high

Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where the future’s lying St. Elmo’s fire

I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s flying higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where the future’s lying St. Elmo’s fire

I can climb the highest mountain, cross the widest sea
I can feel St. Elmo’s fire burning in me, burning in me
I can feel burning, uh uh inside of me

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: David Foster / John Stephen Parr

St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

#MusicMonday ETTA JAMES – I’d Rather Go Blind

Here we go again! Time to get the week off to a good start with some choons!!  This is a weekly tag, hosted by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek to share a favourite song or video!!


A classic for me this week – I never get bored of listening to her voice! Etta James and I’d Rather Go Blind – the live version from 1975!

Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talking
Something deep down in my soul said, “Cry Girl”
When I saw you and that girl, walking out

I would rather, I would rather go blind boy
Than to see you, walk away from me child, and all
So you see, I love you so much
That I don’t want to watch you leave me baby
Most of all, I just don’t, I just don’t want to be free no

I was just, I was just, I was just sitting here thinking
Of your kisses and your warm embrace, yeah
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips now baby
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah

And baby, baby, I would rather, I would rather be blind boy
Than to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Baby, baby, baby, I’d rather be blind now

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Ellington Jordan / Billy Foster

I’d Rather Go Blind lyrics © Arc Music Corp., Arc Music, Bmg Platinum Songs Obo Arc Music Corp, Arc Music Corp

#MusicMonday DIAMONDS by BOXER REBELLION

Happy Monday! Bring on the music!!


This is a weekly tag hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek to give you a chance to share a favourite song or video to help get the week off to a good start!!


My choice this week is Diamonds by Boxer Rebellion!!

Pretty little thing did you feel something
Did you always want me to be something
To mend a broken a heart
From a Devil of shallow nonsense
Turned your world upside downWhatever said that it’d mean something
Whatever said that it’d mean nothing
And did I look the part
When it’s all said and done
When it’s all said and doneI’m no good next to Diamonds
When I’m too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I’m to blameI’m no good next to Diamonds
When I’m too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I’m to blameNever wanna hide the truth from you
Just hang my head what I put you through
I wasn’t good enough
When what’s done is done love
When it’s all said and doneBut I’mNo good next to Diamonds
When I’m too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I’m to blame’Cause I fall away
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever wasI’m no good next to Diamonds
When I’m too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I’m to blameI’m no good next to Diamonds
When I’m too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I’m to blame’Cause I fall away
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever wasI have no words

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Adam Harrison / Piers John Towler Hewitt / Todd William Howe / Nathan Ward Nicholson

Diamonds lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, BMG Rights Management

#MusicMonday MEMORIES FADE by TEARS FOR FEARS

Happy Monday!! They’ve been made so much more bearable by Music Monday, hosted by Drew over at THE TATTOOED BOOK GEEK , and it’s a weekly chance to share a favourite song or video!!

Back to Tears for Fears for me today, and one song I’ve been repeat listening to recently is Memories Fade!

There’s only need
I love your need
So much I’m losing me
I cannot see the reason for the Pain
With hungry joy
I’ll be your toy
Just hoping you will play
Without hope my body starts to fail

Memories fade but the scars still linger
Goodbye my friend
Will I ever love again
Memories fade but the scars still linger

I cannot grow
I cannot move
I cannot fell my age
The vice like grip of tension holds me fast
Engulfed by you
What can I do
When History’s my cage
Look foward to a future in the past

The more I talk
The more I say
The less you seem to hear
I’m speechless in a most peculiar way
Your mind is weak
Your need is great
And nothing is too dear
For you to use to take the Pain away
Memories Fade
No don’t pretend you can justify the end
Memories fade but the scars still linger

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Roland Orzabal

Memories Fade lyrics © BMG Rights Management