My Top Ten Song List – Number 9.

 

Okay, so you know that my number ten is “Bad Moon rising”, but what is number nine you might ask?  The Monkees were another band that was played a lot in my childhood, as my mum had a huge crush on Davy Jones.

 

 

When he died  in February of 2012, I played this song again and was amazed at how well he danced in the clip.  He had groove and I can see why teenage girls adored him.  So my number nine song is “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees.

 

“Daydream Believer”

Oh, I could hide ‘neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings.
The six o’clock alarm would never ring.
But it rings and I rise,
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
My shavin’ 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 a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be.
Oh, and our good times start and end
Without dollar one to 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.

[Instrumental interlude]

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
[Repeat and fade]

 

The Cure – Hello Goodbye.

Last week I posted from the Art of McCartney, with Alice Cooper’s cover of Eleanor Rigby.  Today, I found this classic cover, but it features the Cure….with Paul’s son, James on keyboards.  Love to know what you guys think.  I quite enjoy this take on it.    ~RB~

 

“Hello, Goodbye”

You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go go go, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don’t know, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
(Hello goodbye hello goodbye) Hello hello
(Hello goodbye) I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
(Hello goodbye hello goodbye) Hello hello
(Hello goodbye) I don’t know why you say goodbye
(Hello goodbye) I say hello/goodbye

Why why why why why why do you say goodbye goodbye, oh no?

You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

You say yes (I say yes) I say no (But I may mean no)
You say stop (I can stay) and I say go go go (Till it’s time to go), oh
Oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello hello

Hela heba helloa
Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha
Hela heba helloa, wooo
Hela heba helloa, hela
Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha
Hela heba helloa, wooo
Hela heba helloa, cha cah cah [fade out]

The Original ❤

My Top Ten Song List : Number 10

 

I mentioned in another post, about how I might blog up the top ten songs of my life.  Or a list of the ten songs that tell my story.  So….I am going to do a countdown, starting at number 10.

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising”

I can remember this being played by my Mother repeatedly, when I was a child and it is one that takes me back to my childhood.  Having music played constantly in my house helped me to enjoy and appreciate music, which has stayed with me all my life.

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin’.
I see bad times today.

[Chorus:]
Don’t go around tonight,
Well, it’s bound to take your life,
There’s a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

[Chorus]
All right!

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

[Chorus]
[Chorus]