Song Lyric Sunday – Drops of Jupiter

John is the host of Song Lyric Sunday.  This week the theme is Heavenly Bodies, Planets, Moon, Sun, Stars suggested by King Ben’s Grandma.  I am going with Drops of Jupiter by Train.

 

 

Wiki says: Drops of Jupiter is the second studio album by American pop rock band Train, released in 2001. The album’s title is derived from “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)“, its lead single, which was a hit internationally and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The album contains elements of rockcountry and indie rock. Besides “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”, two other singles were released from this album: “She’s on Fire” and “Something More,” both of which also achieved some success on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Debuting at #6 in the United States upon its release, it has since been certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA in the United States and 2× Platinum by the CRIA in Canada. It is the band’s best-selling album to date.

A 20th Anniversary Edition was released on March 26, 2021 to commemorate the album’s twentieth year of release.[1]

Awards: “Drops Of Jupiter” The song was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Song of the YearRecord of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and won two for “Best Rock Song” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)“.

The background info was so sweet: Lead singer Patrick Monahan has stated that the song was inspired by his late mother, who had died after a struggle with cancer, and that the opening lines “came to [him] in a dream”. He said, “The process of creation wasn’t easy. I just couldn’t figure out what to write, but then I woke up from a dream about a year after my mother passed away with the words ‘back in the atmosphere…It was just her way of saying what it was like – she was swimming through the planets and came to me with drops of Jupiter in her hair

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there’s a time to change, hey, hey, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

But tell me, did you sail across the sun?
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated?

Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star–
One without a permanent scar?
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?

Now that she’s back from that soul vacation
Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey, hey (mmm)
She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo
Reminds me that there’s room to grow, hey, hey, hey (yeah)

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
I’m afraid that she might think of me as plain ol’ Jane
Told a story about a man who was too afraid to fly so he never did land

But tell me, did the wind sweep you off your feet?
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back to the Milky Way?

And tell me, did Venus blow your mind?
Was it everything you wanted to find?
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?

Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken?
Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you’re wrong
Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance, five-hour phone conversation?
The best soy latte that you ever had and me

But tell me, did the wind sweep you off your feet?
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back toward the Milky Way?

And tell me, did you sail across the sun?
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated?

And tell me, did you fall for a shooting star
One without a permanent scar?
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself?

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

And did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day?
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
And did you fall for a shooting star, fall for a shooting star?
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
And now you’re lonely looking for yourself out there

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim brings us song lyric Sunday.  As I read some of the songs offered by other bloggers, I did not see the one that came to my mind.

Google has lots to tell about the song. You can read about it here

“Love The One You’re With”

If you’re down and confused
And you don’t remember who you’re talking to
Concentration slip away
Because your baby is so far away

Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you’re with

Don’t be angry – don’t be sad
Don’t sit crying over good times you’ve had
There’s a girl right next to you
And she’s just waiting for something to do

Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love honey
Love the one you’re with

Turn your heartache right into joy
‘Cause she’s a girl and you’re a boy
Get it together come on make it nice
You ain’t gonna need any more advice

Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you’re with

Song Lyric Sunday – Don’t Be Cruel

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For Song Lyric Sunday, we are asked to find songs that use the words Cruel, Evil, Wicked, Horrible, or Monster. I usually read other posts before I get to mine. Much to my surprise, Elvis was not in the building.

Some sites I read said Elvis had written this. But according to Wiki he was not the author. There is a ton of  information here, that I knew nothing about. 

Don’t Be Cruel” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell in 1956.[1] It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956, by Acclaimed Music.[2]

 

“Don’t Be Cruel”

You know I can be found,
Sitting home all alone,
If you can’t come around,
At least please telephone.
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.Baby, if I made you mad
For something I might have said,
Please, let’s forget my past,
The future looks bright ahead,
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
I don’t want no other love,
Baby it’s just you I’m thinking of.

Don’t stop thinking of me,
Don’t make me feel this way,
Come on over here and love me,
You know what I want you to say.
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
Why should we be apart?
I really love you baby, cross my heart.

Let’s walk up to the preacher
And let us say I do,
Then you’ll know you’ll have me,
And I’ll know that I’ll have you,
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
I don’t want no other love,
Baby it’s just you I’m thinking of.

Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
I don’t want no other love,
Baby it’s just you I’m thinking of.

I love all of Elvis’ early work. Not at the extreme level as the Beatles, but way up there.

Song Lyric Sunday – Bee Gees

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Song Lyric Sunday is brought to us by Jim Adams.

I did not follow the directions properly the first time and I want to make an amends. I am trying again to do it right. I would like to present the Bee Gees, “Barker of the UFO.”

I was totally unaware that the Bee Gees were founded in 1958. I was more aware of them in the 70’s. They were a hit because of writing their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists. The fact that they shared their gifts is a confirmation of their great talent.

Barker sing me a song
Instead of counting trees,
Collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker

Clitheroe shine my shoes
Fly me to the moon,
Never before have I seen the like, Mr Barker

Then the moment of depression fell around, Mr Barker
And the changes of expression to a frown, My friend Barker

There must be something there
Shadow of a light, meaning men we are here, Mr Barker

Then the moment of depression fell around, Mr Barker
And the changes of expression to a frown, my friend Barker

There must be something there
Shadow of a light, meaning men we are here, Mr Barker

Barker sing me a song
Instead of counting trees,
Collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker

Clitheroe shine my shoes
Fly me to the moon,
Never before have I seen the like

Barker sing me a song
Instead of counting trees,
Collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker

Clitheroe shine my shoes
Fly me to the moon,
Never before have I seen the like

I enjoy many of the Bee Gees tunes. I even like their disco music.

Song Lyric Sunday – Collecting

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Jim Adams’ prompt for Song Lyric Sunday  is Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure.  Jim says please stick to the rules and find a song with the prompt words in title, lyric or over all meaning of the song.  

 

When I think of collecting or gathering, I think of Uncle Sam and the never ending need to collect our money. No matter how much you acquire, Uncle Sam will collect his share. From this thought there is a quick trip to yet another favorite song.

[Intro]
One, two, three, four
One, two… (One, two, three, four)

[Verse 1]
Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me

‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

[Verse 2]
Should five percent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all

‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

[Bridge]
If you drive a car, car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold, cold, I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, walk, I’ll tax your feet
Taxman

[Guitar Solo: Paul McCartney]

[Refrain]
‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

[Verse 3]
Don’t ask me what I want it for
(Haha, Mr. Wilson)
If you don’t want to pay some more
(Haha, Mr. Heath)

‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

[Verse 4]
Now my advice for those who die
(Taxman!)
Declare the pennies on your eyes
(Taxman!)

Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

[Outro]
And you’re working for no one but me (Taxman!)

 

Taxman George Martin    

When doing a little research I found some interesting information. The article is here for anyone interested. It was no surprise that the Beatles were unaware of the terrible taxation rates. What did surprise me was the way their manager tried to limit their rights to their own money. (This is my opinion only.) Everyone assumed they were tolling dough, when in fact they were not. (At the beginning.)

I was also unaware of the limitations placed on George Harrison. In my teen world they all were happy friends. “As the lead track on Revolver, “Taxman” represents the only time a UK-issued Beatles studio album opened with a Harrison song or lead vocal.” I was unaware of the 95% supertax introduced by Harold Wilson. (Yikes). 

 

 

Song by the Beatles
from the album Revolver
Released 5 August 1966
Recorded 20–22 April, 16 May
and 21 June 1966
Studio EMI, London
Genre Rock,[1] hard rock[2]
Length 2:39
Label Parlophone
Songwriter(s) George Harrison
Producer(s) George Martin