Song Lyric Sunday | “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Bonnie Tyler


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This week’s prompt is ‘natural disaster’.

Solar eclipses have caused fear, inspired curiosity, and have been associated with myths, legends, and superstitions throughout history. Even today, an eclipse of the Sun is considered a bad omen in many cultures. From fear of hungry demons and biting dogs in Vietnam to bears wrestling with the sun in Native American folklore, eclipses can easily be seen as disastrous.

Fear of solar eclipses still exists today. Many people around the world still see eclipses as evil omens that bring death, destruction, and disasters.

A popular misconception is that solar eclipses can be a danger to pregnant women and their unborn children. In many cultures, young children and pregnant women are asked to stay indoors during a solar eclipse.

But Bonnie Tyler sings of another type of eclipse – a Total Eclipse of the Heart. The song was a HUGE hit for Tyler in 1983—the year I got married—and has been covered by other artists several times. But, it’s Bonnie’s version that still reigns supreme… even if I don’t understand the totally 80s video! 😀

See my #SongLyricSunday post for my blog, Nesie’s Place, here.


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Total Eclipse of the Heart

by Bonnie Tyler

Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming round
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
Turnaround bright eyes, but every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
And I need you now tonight (and I need you now)
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight (and if you only)
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right (’cause we’ll never be wrong)
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
Turn around bright eyes
Songwriters: James Richard Steinman
Total Eclipse of the Heart lyrics © Carlin America Inc

Song Lyric Sunday | “Itching in My Heart” – The Supremes


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Song Lyric Sunday is sponsored by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word At a Time. For the guidelines or to suggest a theme, start here.

This week’s theme is “madness.”

Like my #SongLyricSunday post on Nesie’s Place, this one is also so last century!

Ever have an itch you couldn’t scratch? It will drive you nuts!

This video is in color—go, 1966!—though it could be clearer.

The Supremes came to party and the choreography is stunning… LI-TER-AL-LY! 😀


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Love is Like An Itching in My Heart

by The Supremes

Songwriters: Brian Holland / Edward Jr. Holland / Lamont Herbert Dozier

The love bug done bit me,
Didn’t mean for him to get me,
Woo, get up in the morning
And I’m filled with desire,
No, no, I can’t stop the fire,
Love is real live wire,
Oo, it’s a burning sensation,
Far beyond imagination.
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart, tearing it all apart,
Just an itching in my heart,
And, baby, I can’t scratch it.
Keeps me sighing, oo
Keeps me yearning,
No mama can’t help me,
No daddy can’t help me
I’ve been bitten by the love bug,
And I need some information
o help me out of this situation,
Now, when you’re ill you take a pill,
When you’re thirsty, drink your fill,
What you gonna do, oh yeah,
when love gets a hold, a hold on you,
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart,
And, baby, I can’t scratch it.
Love is a nagging irritation,
Causing my heart complication,
Love is a growing infection,
And I don’t know the correction,
Got me rocking and a-reeling,
And I can’t shake the feeling.
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart,
tearing it all apart,
Just an Itching in my heart,
And, baby, I can’t scratch it

Song Lyric Sunday | “Candy” – Cameo


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Song Lyric Sunday is sponsored by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word At a Time. For the guidelines or to suggest a theme, start here.

This week’s theme is “sugar/candy.”

Can’t think of  candy without Cameo’s 1985 hit of the same name coming to mind. It was a hot number on the charts and in dance clubs. But it’s probably best known for the wedding scene at the end of  1999’s The Best Man with Terrence Howard and Taye Diggs, where everyone does the Electric Slide.

The video is totally 80s! Bad lip-syncing, bad dance steps, bad acting, and 100% fun! The outfits and and hair cuts set fashion trends. Now, we know better.

But what I didn’t know, what I found out more than thirty years later is Cameo’s Candy is about… cocaine! Yes, I’m shocked too! Who knew? Why wasn’t I told sooner? Knowing this, the lyrics below take on a whole new meaning.


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Candy

by Cameo

Writer(s): Ryan Toby, Will Smith, Larry Blackmon, T. Jenkins

Yeah, yeah, mmm

It’s like candy
I can feel it when you walk
Even when you talk it takes over me

You’re so dandy
I wanna know
Can you feel it too, just like I do?

Oooh!

This stuff is starting now
It’s the same feeling
I always seem to get around you

There’s no mistaking, I’m clearly taken
By the simple mere thought of you

Oh!

This stuff is starting now
This stuff is starting now
This stuff is starting now
Oooh!

My eyes roll in my head
I toss and turn in my bed
In the morning when I think about you

Yes, I do

Simply put you’re the reason why
Even though I’m real shy (Real shy)
I attempt to look my best for you
Indeed I do, just for you

‘Cause you affect me, fascinate me
I thank heaven for the things that you do

It’s like candy
You sure are sweet (Sweet) (Sweet)
You’re so dandy (Dandy)
You’re taking my appetite but it’s alright

It’s like candy
Oooh, vanilla
Oh, chocolate!

You look real nice, wrapped up tight
You’re so dandy
You’re giving me a heart attack
It’s the kind I like

It’s like candy
You’re so dandy

Why you do

You’re like a brand new feeling
In a special way
A surprise package
On a bright clear sunny day (You’re so dandy)

And wrapped up tight (So good)
(So good, yeaheaheah)

Strawberry (Strawberry), raspberry (Raspberry)
All those good things
Violets and gumdrops
That’s what you’re saying to me, me (Me)

Ow!

Sweet candy
Candy
It’s like candy
Sure seems like good candy to me

Oh, baby
Oh

You’re so dandy (Watch this)
Ohoho


 

#SongLyricSunday | “Waterfalls” by TLC


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Song Lyric Sunday is hosted by Helen Vahdati over at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and all the rules can be found here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “danger”.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

Helen is teaming up with Simply Marquessa and this week’s SLS theme was inspired by her weekly LyricalFictionFriday theme: “I’m locked and loaded…completely focused…my mind is open…” from the song Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande.


My playlist hasn’t failed me yet – going to stay with it!

“Waterfalls”

Writer(s): ETHERIDGE MARQUEZ, BROWN PATRICK L, LOPES LISA NICOLE, WADE RICO R, MURRAY RAYMON AMEER

A lonely mother gazing out of her window
Staring at a son that she just can’t touch
If at any time he’s in a jam she’ll be by his side
But he doesn’t realize he hurts her so muchBut all the praying just ain’t helping at all
‘Cause he can’t seem to keep his self out of trouble
So he goes out and he makes his money the best way he knows how
Another body laying cold in the gutter
Listen to me[Chorus:]
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast

Little precious has a natural obsession
For temptation but he just can’t see
She gives him loving that his body can’t handle
But all he can say is “Baby, it’s good to me.”

One day he goes and takes a glimpse in the mirror
But he doesn’t recognize his own face
His health is fading and he doesn’t know why
Three letters took him to his final resting place
Y’all don’t hear me

[Chorus (2x)]

Come on

I seen a rainbow yesterday
But too many storms have come and gone
Leavin’ a trace of not one God-given ray
Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
I pray all ten fade away
Seldom praise Him for the sunny days

And like His promise is true
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to anew
Clear blue and unconditional skies
Have dried the tears from my eyes
No more lonely cries

My only bleedin’ hope
Is for the folk who can’t cope
With such an endurin’ pain
That it keeps ’em in the pourin’ rain
Who’s to blame
For tootin’ ‘caine into your own vein
What a shame
You shoot and aim for someone else’s brain
You claim the insane
And name this day in time
For fallin’ prey to crime
I say the system got you victim to your own mind
Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of comin’ true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you

[Chorus (2x)]