#MusicMonday GOO GOO DOLLS – AUTUMN LEAVES

Hello and Happy Monday! Time for music to get the week off to a good start! This is a weekly tag hosted by Drew over at THE TATTOOED BOOK GEEK giving us a chance to share some songs and videos.

And my choice this week is topical with the changing seasons! Autumn Leaves by Goo Goo Dolls!! Such a lovely video too!

In the trees
The autumn breeze
The winter’s cold
But summer’s soul is underneath

The sun is low
The heavy sky
I sometimes watch it
‘Till it sinks below the tide

So I wait
So I wait

The sun is low
The heavy sky
I sometimes watch it
‘Till it sinks below the tide

Life is change
We move on
And where you go
I hope the summer goes along

So I wait
And I wait

And in the trees
The autumn breeze
The winter’s cold
But summer’s soul is underneath

The sun is low
The heavy sky
I sometimes watch it
‘Till it sinks below the tide

Life is change
We move on
And where you go
I hope the summer goes along

So I wait
And I wait, yeah

Life is change
We move on
And where you go
I hope the summer goes along

Source: Musixmatch]

Songwriters: Andrew William Pearson / John T Rzeznik

Autumn Leaves lyrics © Spirit One Music, Arcade Artists Publishing, Bugtunes Music, Drew Pearson Pub Desgnee

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#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 TINY DANCER by ELTON JOHN

Happy Monday one and all! Time for more tunes to take part in the Music Monday tag, hosted weekly by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek, it’s a chance to share a song or video that you love!

And one song that has stuck in my mind this week after seeing it on a Twitch/Periscope stream is Tiny Dancer by Elton John! Choon!!!!

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must’ve seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back, she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad
Piano man, he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on, she sings the songs
The words she knows, the tune she hums

But oh, how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you, and you can hear me
When I say softly, slowly

Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today
Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must’ve seen her dancing in the sand
Now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

Oh, how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you, and you can hear me
When I say softly, slowly

Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today
Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bernie Taupin / Elton John

Tiny Dancer lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

#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 DREAM ON by AEROSMITH

Hello! Happy Monday! Time to rock out! Hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek it’s a weekly chance to share a fave song or video!

Classic track from me today – DREAM ON by AEROSMITH! 

Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn’t that the way
Everybody’s got the dues in life to pay

I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it’s true, oh
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dream come through
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on, ah

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Steven Victor Tallarico

Dream On lyrics © BMG Rights Management

#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 REACHING OUT TO YOU – Snow Patrol & The Saturday Songwriters

Monday means music! Thanks to Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek who hosts this weekly chance to share a favourite song or video – come join in the fun!


This week I’ve chosen Snow Patrol again but with a difference! Throughout lockdown, Gary Lightbody started hosting a weekly songrwiting community via his Instagram and I have to say it was the highlight of my week! We’d all come together on a Saturday evening, picking chords, throwing lyrics his way and after an hour he’d create a song!  This carried on for 11 or so weeks and was just brilliant to be part of! And what is even more amazing is that now some of the songs we all created have been put out as an EP to raise funds for The Trussell Trust. The EP is out now so if you want a copy click here.


This video was made by a fan that just sums up the saturday evening process and it is so much fun to watch back!

God I wish that you could see me
See my soul and my desire
Yeah I wish that you could hear me
Through the sound of all these fires
If it feels like I could hate you
‘Cause the silence can’t be hacked
Know I’m screaming out forever
Please come back, come back, come back

All of those nights before this
They’re not like nights ahead
It’s like there’s space between us
Of things that won’t need said
Words like, “God I miss you”
For I’m still reaching out to you
Through these deranged horizons
The things we always knew

What the Hell are we still doing
In the shadows of the night?
Let the light and all the grace you have
Just obliterate me right
Know the last time that I saw you
Is not the last page of the book
Yeah maybe I can hear the thunder
But all I need is just one look

All of those nights before this
They’re not like nights ahead
Inside there’s space between us
Of things that won’t need said
Words like, “God I miss you”
For I’m still reaching out to you
Through these deranged horizons
The things we always knew

Afraid to fall without you, so I’ll wait
Sweetest of my sins, the world create
Holding onto love and hope you do
I see it in your eyes, the memories
Love me like no one in history
Holding onto love and hope you do

All of those nights before this
They’re not like nights ahead
Inside there’s space between us
Of things that won’t need said
Words like, “God I miss you”
For I’m still reaching out to you
Through these deranged horizons
The things we always knew

Through these deranged horizons
I’m still reaching out to you

#MusicMonday STRONGER by LONDON GRAMMAR

Happy Monday to you all! And another fab way to start the week with some choons!! Thanks to this weekly tag by Drew over at THE TATTOOED BOOK GEEK it’s  weekly chance to share a favourite song or video!


I’ve gone for London Grammar this week and Stronger as it keeps coming up on my playlist!

Excuse me for a while
While I’m wide-eyed and I’m so down caught in the middle
I’ve excused you for a while
While I’m wide-eyed and I’m so down caught in the middle

And a lion, a lion
Roars would you not listen?
If a child, a child
Cries would you not give them?Yeah, I might seem so strong
Yeah, I might speak so long
I’ve never been so wrong
Yeah, I might seem so strong
Yeah, I might speak so long
I’ve never been so wrong

Excuse me for a while
Turn a blind eye with a stare caught right in the middle
Have you wondered for a while
I have a feeling deep down, you’re caught in the middle?If a lion, a lion
Roars would you not listen?
If a child, a child
Cries would you not give them?

Yeah, I might seem so strong
Yeah, I might speak so long
I’ve never been so wrong
Yeah, I might seem so strong
Yeah, I might speak so long
I’ve never been so wrong

Excuse me for a while
While I’m wide-eyed and I’m so down caught in the middle
Have you wondered for a while
I have a feeling deep down you’re caught in the middle

Yeah, I might seem so strong
Yeah, I might speak so long
I’ve never been so wrong
Yeah, I might seem so strong
Yeah, I might speak so long
I’ve never been so wrong

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Daniel Harry Joseph Rothman / Dominic Ashley Ronald Major / Hannah Felicity May Reid

Strong lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

#MusicMonday STAY by 30 SECONDS TO MARS

YAY FOR MONDAY! Time to share some tunes again! The weekly tag hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek, allows you to share a favourite song or video each week – join in the fun!!

Any excuse to watch Jared Leto is fine by me, so I’ve chosen the 30 Seconds to Mars Live Lounge performance they did of the Rihanna song ‘STAY’.

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat, hot headed believer
I threw my hands in the air, said, “Show me something”
He said, “If you dare, come a little closer”

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh, now tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take, it’s given

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh, now tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
And I want you to stay

Ooh, the reason I hold on
Ooh, ’cause I need this hole gone
Well, funny you’re the broken one
But I’m the only one who needed saving
‘Cause when you never see the light
It’s hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay
Stay
I want you to stay
Ooh

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: John Stephen Sudduth / Justin Parker / Mikky EkkoStay lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.