#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 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

#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

#MusicMonday GRAVITY by SARA BAREILLES

Happy Monday and Happy Music Monday!! Time to share another favourite song courtesy of this tag hosted by Drew over at the tattooed book geek – so come join the fun and share some of your favourite songs!

I’ve gone for Gravity by Sara Bareilles this week! Such an amazing voice and an amazing live performance!!

Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long
No matter what I say or do
I’ll still feel you here ’till the moment I’m gone

You hold me without touch
You keep me without chains
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love
And not feel your reign

Set me free, leave me be
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
But you’re on to me and all over me

Oh, you loved me ’cause I’m fragile
When I thought that I was strong
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone

Set me free, leave me be
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
But you’re on to me and all over me

I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
That you’re everything I think I need here on the ground
But you’re neither friend nor foe though I can’t seem to let you go
The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down
You’re keeping me down, eh ooh
You’re on to me, on to me, and all over

Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Sara Bareilles

Gravity lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

#MusicMonday Daydream Believer by The Monkees

Happy Monday! Time to get the week off with a bang, thanks to the weekly tag hosted by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek that gives you the chance to share a favourite song or video.
Another classic for me today – used to love watching The Monkees, and this song just always makes me smile!!  Sing along now……..

7-A
What number is this, Chip?
7-A
Okay, don’t get excited, man, it’s ’cause I’m short, I know
Oh, I could hide ‘neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings
The six o’clock alarm would never ring
But six rings and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shaving razor’s cold and it stings

Cheer up, sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean to a
Daydream believer and a
Homecoming queen?

You once thought of me
As a white knight on his steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Oh, our good time starts and ends
Without dollar one spend
But how much, baby, do we really need?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean to a
Daydream believer and a
Homecoming queen?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean to a
Daydream believer and a
Homecoming queen?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean to a
Daydream believer and a
Homecoming queen?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean to a
Daydream believer and a
Homecoming queen?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: John Stewart

Daydream Believer lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

#MusicMonday ALL I HAVE TO GIVE by HURTS

Happy Monday! Back with another song for MUSIC MONDAY – hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek – which is your weekly chance to share a song or video you love!

A new release from Hurts for me! They’ve just released their fifth album, FAITH, and it’s wonderful! This song is ALL I HAVE TO GIVE….

You’re staring in the mirror
Watching as the walls are closing in
The shadow of a figure
Tryna make the best of this state that I am in

I guess I could do it
With the friends I’ve been pushing away
But I’m destined to suffer
Until I discover the reasons I’m afraid

God knows I tried
It might not be good enough
But it’s all I have to give
This is all I have to give
You might be right, sometimes
I never open up
But it’s all I have to give
This is all I have to give

You’re staring in the mirror
Picturing the face of a younger man
He buries it away
‘Cause he’s gotta try and cope in a way he’d understand

Be there for your brother
And strong for your mother again
‘Cause he’s too young to get it and she’ll get upset
If she knows you feel the pain

God knows I tried
It might not be good enough
But it’s all I have to give
This is all I have to give
You might be right, sometimes
I’m too scared to open up
But it’s all I have to give
This is all I have to give to you

I tell myself there’s nothing left to lose
I don’t know why I’m hiding from the truth
I face myself and all I see is you, is you

You’re staring in the mirror
Watching as the walls are closing in

But God knows I tried (God knows)
It might not be good enough (Might not be good enough)
But it’s all I have to give
This is all I have to give
You might be right, sometimes
I’m too scared to open up
But it’s all I have to give
This is all I have to give to you
To you
This is all I have to give

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Adam Anderson / Theo Hutchcraft

#MusicMonday TENNESSEE WHISKY by CHRIS STAPLETON feat Justin Timberlake

Happy Monday! Time for choons thanks to this weekly tag hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek that gives you the chance to share a favourite song or video with the world!

I’m going country this week with this live performance of Tennessee Whisky by Chris Stapleton – with a little help from Justin Timberlake!

Used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I’ve known
But you rescued me from reachin’ for the bottom
And brought me back from being too far gone

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

I’ve looked for love in all the same old places
Found the bottom of a bottle’s always dry
But when you poured out your heart I didn’t waste it
‘Cause there’s nothing like your love to get me high

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
Tennessee whiskey
Tennessee whiskey

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
Tennessee whiskey
Tennessee whiskey

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Linda H Bartholomew / Dean Dillon

Tennessee Whiskey lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

#MusicMonday REDEMPTION by HURTS

Yay for Music Monday! A weekly chance to share a song or video that means something to you, hosted by Drew over at THE TATTOOED BOOK GEEK.

And there is only one song I have on repeat at the moment! New songs from Hurts are being released and this is just epic!!

I’ve never felt this far from God
I almost feel like giving up again
In my bones, in my blood
There’s a sickness I’d change if I could
But the fire that rages inside me
Erased all the good

Father, help me, do you understand?
All my life, I’ve been a wicked man
Show me mercy and comfort me
I need to find redemption
(I’m just trying to find some)
Redemption
(I’m just trying to find some)
Redemption

I’ve never been this far from peace
I’m disappearing out of reach again
In my head, in my heart
There’s a hollow that’s starting to show
It’s the poison that fills up the void
And it’s taking a hold

Father help me, do you understand
All my life I’ve been a wicked man
Show me mercy and comfort me
I need to find redemption
(I’m just trying to find some)
Redemption
(I’m just trying to find some)
Redemption

Redemption
(I’m just trying to find some)
(I’m just trying to find some)
(I’m just trying to find some)
(I’m just trying to find some)

#MusicMonday HUMAN by RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN

It’s Monday! It’s Music time! Music Monday is a tag started by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek and gives you a weekly chance to share a favourite song or video

And this week I’ve chosen Human by Rag’n’Bone Man – this video has had over a BILLION views on Youtube!!!

I’m only human
I’m only, I’m only
I’m only human, human

Maybe I’m foolish
Maybe I’m blind
Thinking I can see through this
And see what’s behind
Got no way to prove it
So maybe I’m blind
But I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put your blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Take a look in the mirror
And what do you see
Do you see it clearer
Or are you deceived
In what you believe
‘Cause I’m only human after all
You’re only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

Don’t ask my opinion
Don’t ask me to lie
Then beg for forgiveness
For making you cry
Making you cry
‘Cause I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put your blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

Oh, some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m only human
I make mistakes
I’m only human
That’s all it takes
To put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m no prophet or Messiah
Should go looking somewhere higher
I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m only human
I do what I can
I’m just a man
I do what I can
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Rory Charles Graham / Jamie Hartman

Human lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Reservoir Media Management Inc, Warner Chappell Music Inc

#MusicMonday Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks

Monday returns!  And that means Music Monday – hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek – giving you a weekly chance to share a favourite song/video!

My pick this week – Stevie Nicks and Edge of Seventeen!!  When singers relied on talent rather than gimmicks and autotune!!

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Who who who
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

And the days go by
Like a strand in the wind
In the web that is my own
I begin again
Said to my friend, baby
Nothin’ else mattered

He was no more than a baby then
Well he seemed broken hearted
Something within him
But the moment that I first laid
Eyes on him all alone
On the edge of seventeen

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

I went today maybe I will go again
Tomorrow
And the music there it was hauntingly
Familiar
And I see you doing
What I try to do for me
With the words from a poet
And the voice from a choir
And a melody nothing else mattered

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

The clouds never expect it
When it rains
But the sea changes colors
But the sea
Does not change
And so with the slow graceful flow
Of age
I went forth with an age old
Desire to please
On the edge of seventeen

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Well then suddenly
There was no one left standing
In the hall yeah yeah
In a flood of tears
That no one really ever heard fall at all
Oh I went searchin’ for an answer,
Up the stairs and down the hall
Not to find an answer
Just to hear the call
Of a nightbird singing
Come away come away

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Well I hear you in the morning
And I hear you
At nightfall
Sometime to be near you
Is to be unable to hear you
My love
I’m a few years older than you

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Stevie Nicks

Edge of Seventeen lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.