Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where’s My Sandy Beach…Let’s Call This Post Exactly What It Is - Beautiful

I think I have admitted to this many times, and if not here goes; I have a very eclectic taste in music.

The Pretenders Performing "Mystery Achievement" Decades Concert TV Special

I mean I listen to so many different kinds of music, that my playlist is all over the place.  This usually gets everyone shaking his or her heads.  The truth is that although I listen to just about everything or anything; my true love in any genre are the words…yes the lyrics.

I was reminded of this because of a fellow blogger, Lily Leung on Blogher wrote a post with the title,
It Is the Evening of the Day”, the title refers to a Rolling Stone song, it is a wonderful post, please read it too... 

I cannot count how many times a line from a song was caught in my head.

I am obsessed with words and lyrics, so much  that I research the lyrics, and either I print them or they are saved on my computer for future readings,  when I print them, a portion of the song or the whole song, the copy  is tacked on the wall in my cubicle at work, or posted on Facebook.  Here are some of my favorites.

Mystery achievement
Where's my sandy beach, yeah
I have my dreams like everybody else
But their out of reach, I said right out of reach
Mystery Achievement by the Pretenders

So I say to myself, "Where is my Sandy Beach?"

Next song is a reminder not to be grumpy; plus, some mornings I recite very loudly for my daughter to hear while waking her up.  

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
and show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
you’re gonna find, yes, you will
that you're beautiful as you feel 
 Beautiful by Carole King

There are days where I claim let’s call this ____exactly what it is
 Rock steady baby!
That's what I feel now
let’s call this song exactly what it is
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

I posted this a few week s ago on Facebook; only one friend knew the song can you guess it. Some of the words are cut off, but Laurie still guessed it.


A poignant reminder always, why can’t we learn from our mistakes?

Next on the list is:
Until you've seen this trash can dream come true
you stand at the edge while people run you through
And I thank the Lord there's people out there like you
I thank the Lord there's people out there like you
Mona Lisa’s & Madhatters by Elton John

Yes I thank the Lord for all the good people in my life.

These words affect me every time I hear the songs.  The neat thing, for me it never gets old, I can hear a new song for the first time, and one word followed by another word can change everything about the song, same goes for a song I've heard before. It’s our modern day poetry, and I am in awe of the writer, I wonder how was that done? What made them think of that? Not sure, what the answer is – maybe a muse, a thought, or perhaps just a talent – Whatever it is, does it matter, the song did its job, it entertained. I've listed a few of my favorite lyrics, I've missed so many - perhaps a part 2? 

So believe no lies, dry your eyes and realize
That surprise
La, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la...
Glad Tidings by Van Morrison


  1. Hi Marisa,

    Chrissie Hynde is one of my all time favourite female artists! I've loved her style, her music and lyrics, since the Pretenders' debut album, on which Mystery Achievement appears. Like you, music and lyrics are one of my many passions, too, and like you said, they are our modern day poems, which bring us so much enjoyment. The Pretenders' repertoire ALWAYS makes me feel alive, and at 50, their songs get me dancing like a teenager, all over again! Thanks for reminding me to have a listen!


    1. you so welcome- lyrics and music on any given day or any moment - can spark inspiration, a new meaning, or a thought :)


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