Favorite Lines #9

I remember long ago –
When the sun was shining
The stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago –
(Genesis – Land of Confusion)

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SIWMKTK – Songs I’d Want My Kids To Know #9

Script for a Jester’s Tear
Artist: Marillion
Album: Script for a Jester’s Tear
Year: 1983
Writers: Fish, Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas, Mark Kelly, Mick Pointer

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This song is simply a lyrical and musical masterpiece. Fish shows his talent for writing lyrics that could be published in any kind of poetry collection. The images he creates are amazing and the music emphasizes them to a degree where you really feel for the singer (or rather lyrical-I) and get carried away with the song. To me, Fish is one of the best songwriters of all time and this song is my all-time favorite from Marillion.

My favorite lines:

So here I am once more in the playground of the broken hearts
One more experience, one more entry in a diary, self-penned
Yet another emotional suicide overdosed on sentiment and pride
Too late to say I love you, too late to re-stage the play
Abandoning the relics in my playground of yesterday

(Marillion – Script for a Jester’s Tear)

I never did write that love song, the words just never seemed to flow
Now sad in reflection did I gaze through perfection
And examine the shadows on the other side of the morning

(Marillion – Script for a Jester’s Tear)

The fool escaped from paradise will look over his shoulder and cry
Sit and chew on daffodils and struggle to answer why?
As you grow up and leave the playground
Where you kissed your prince and found your frog
Remember the jester that showed you tears, the script for tears

(Marillion – Script for a Jester’s Tear)

What do you think about that song? Are there any particular songs you’d like your kids to know?

SIWMKTK – Songs I’d Want My Kids To Know #8

Holy Diver
Artist: Dio
Album: Holy Diver
Year: 1983
Writers: Ronnie James Dio

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When I was still a kid I discovered my father’s Diamonds – The Best of Dio CD and I was so amazed by Holy Diver that for some time I only listened to that song. The lyrics and drums are just amazing and the guitar solo is wonderful. Apart from that Ronnie James Dio is one of the best Metal/Rock vocalists of all time. His lyrics fascinate me every time I listen to them.

My favorite lines:

Holy Diver
You’ve been down too long in the midnight sea
Oh what’s becoming of mey

(Dio – Holy Diver)

Between the velvet lies
There’s a truth that’s hard as steel
The vision never dies
Life’s a never ending wheel

(Dio – Holy Diver)

What do you think about that song? Are there any particular songs you’d like your kids to know?

When I turn my Eyes inside to see what’s lurking in the Dark

This is the twelfth song of my Something to Remind You project

Afraid to stand beside a shadow and to fall
To swim against the stream, to run against the wall
I can drown, I can’t climb
I can only face the demon in my mind

Afraid to stand beside a shadow and to fail
To be hit by a train, to be tied to the rail
I can fly, I can’t die
I can’t let the demon chase you from my mind

And with time comes and goes the pain
My failures pouring down in a burning, burning rain
I beg you to call out my name
Hold me, hold me tight and keep me sane
I’m still walking, can’t step out of my shoes
But I love you
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“Four Score and…”

…well, not exactly. But today I received a message from WordPress:

“Happy Birthday my blog,
Happy Birthday my blog,
Happy Birthday, happy birthday,
Happy Birthday my blog!”

So, if you feel like it have a virtual beer with me. Or coffee and cake if you like 🙂 Here’s to the next four years :))