sing, sing a song

I’ve had this notion for awhile now and this summer’s road trips and music weeks have me deciding to finally put feet on it. The idea: an ongoing conversation made up solely of song lyrics. Road trips and the silly car games one plays in order to pass the time (specifically, through California’s central valley! Ergh.) have me inspired to finally post my lil’ idea. (Not that me and mine actually play many car trip games yet, but it’s the thought that counts.) Music weeks are a little somethin’ I’m doing with my boys this summer to grow their musicality…we focus on a different genre each week (meaning, I burn a cd of songs and they listen to it for a week) and I’m sure that the fact that this is folk week is part of what has me dwelling ‘pon lyrics right now. So I’ll start us off and please, please someone play with me! Feel free to link your lyric source or not… but remember, whatever you say has to be a lyric!

In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple, Near the relief office – I see my people. And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’

23 thoughts on “sing, sing a song

  1. June Post author

    In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple, Near the relief office – I see my people. And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’ how many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly before they’re forever banned? The answer, my friend, is acid, booze and ass, needles, guns and grass…lots of laughs. Lots of laughs.

    (next!…)

  2. Sharolyn

    …a dragon lives forever, but not so little boys
    Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
    One gray night it happened…

  3. Gretchen

    Everybody’s saying that…

    (it’s) Been a whole lot easier since the bitch left town.
    Been a whole lot happier without her face around.
    I take that back, I hope you’re doin’ fine.
    And if I had a dollar, I’d give you…

  4. michael lee

    … on a jet plane
    Dont know when Ill be back again
    Oh babe, I hate to go

    Now the time has come to leave you
    One more time
    Let me kiss you
    Then close your eyes
    Ill be on my way
    Dream about …

  5. June Post author

    …Tell me why are we so blind to see that the ones we hurt are fish heads, fish heads, rolly polly fish heads, fish heads, fish heads, eat them up
    Yumm!

    June, she’ll change her tune, in restless walks she’ll…

  6. michael lee

    … Walk on, walk on
    What you got, they can’t steal it
    No they can’t even feel it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight…

    You’re packing a suitcase for …

  7. June Post author

    You’re packing a suitcase for …
    Oklahoma, where the wind comes whippin’ down the plains,
    Where the wavin’ wheat,
    Can sure smell sweet,
    When the wind comes right behind the rain,

    Oklahoma, every night my honeylamb and I,
    Sit alone and…

  8. Sharolyn

    That’s all right cause…
    these days, everybody speaks of love so loud
    they shout, as if love were something owed them
    like something they can order around
    like something that comes when…

  9. michael lee

    … When he watches you
    When he counts to buy your soul
    On your hand his golden rings
    Like he owns a bird that sings

    When we dance, angels will run and hide their wings

    The priest has said my soul’s salvation
    Is in the balance of the angels
    And underneath the wheels of passion
    I keep the faith in my fashion
    When we dance, angels will run and hide their wings

    I’m still …

  10. aly

    I’m still standing better than I ever did
    Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
    I’m still standing after all this time
    Picking up the pieces of…

  11. corey

    … standing better than I ever did
    Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
    I’m still standing after all this time
    Picking up the pieces of my life without you on…

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