Thursday, 15 January 2009

Booking through Thursday

This is today's discussion ----

But, enough about books … Other things have words, too, right? Like … songs!

If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.

So, today’s question?

What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?
You don’t have to restrict yourself to modern songsters, either … anyone who wants to pick Gilbert & Sullivan, for example, is just fine with me. Lerner & Loewe? Steven Sondheim? Barenaked Ladies? Fountains of Wayne? The Beatles? Anyone at all…

Thinking back over the years, when I was a teenager my favourites were anything by The Bachelors, I had all their records (L.P.'s), I still have them and take a trip down memory lane once in a while. I also liked 'Music to Watch Girls by', I think Andy Williams sang that one.
During the teenage years these songs were a great escape from a very unhappy school life.

As the years have passed I enjoy music from the movies , in particular I LOVE all the songs from Lionel Bart's 'Oliver'. This was highlighted for me a few years ago when my daughter played the part of 'Nancy' in a school play. The songs were heard around the house 24/7 !!!!

Music that I have been listening to lately is from a C.D by 'The Priests' , their version of 'Ave Maria' is beautiful, very uplifting.


Barbara said...

"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables has to be near the top.
Cry everytime.

I too am enjoying The Priests.

Charli and me said...

Ava Maria has to be one of the most beautiful songs ever written.