Archives

Friday Song Of The Day – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

It has been since March that I posted a Friday Song Of The Day, so I figured I’d kick off this Christmas season with a Christmas tune. John Lennon’s Happy Xmas (War Is Over) seemed apropos to both the season of the year and our country.

Happy Christmas Kyoko
Happy Christmas Julian

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas (War is over)
For weak and for strong (If you want it)
For rich and the poor ones (War is over)
The road is so long (Now)
And so Happy Christmas (War is over)
For black and for white (If you want it)
For yellow and red ones (War is over)
Let’s stop all the fight (Now)

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

So this is Christmas (War is over)
And what have we done (If you want it)
Another year over (War is over)
And a new one just begun (Now)
And so Happy Christmas (War is over)
We hope you have fun (If you want it)
The near and the dear one (War is over)
The old and the young (Now)

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

War is over if you want it
War is over now

Here is a YouTube video with the music and some pictures.

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video above.

Friday Song(s) Of The Day – Naturally 7

This “a ccapella” group called Naturally Seven records music using no musical instruments except what the Lord gave them; their hands, mouths, feet, etc. All of the sounds (drums, synthesizers, etc) are all created by them vocally. Very impressive.

Here is Feel It (In The Air Tonight)

Here is Wall of Sound (Embedding has been disabled so you’ll have to make the trek to YouTube to see that one. It’s worth it!)

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video above
** Sorry, no lyrics today

Friday Song Of The Day – Kyrie

Today’s Friday Song of the Day is a blast from the 80s that cause many any adolescent to stop and say, “what the heck is that guy saying?!” This is Kyrie by Mr. Mister from their album Welcome to the Real World.

Kyrie eleison
Kyrie eleison, kyrie

The wind blows hard
Against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old
It holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between
The soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light

When I was young
I thought of growing old
Of what my life
Would mean to me

Would I have followed
Down my chosen road
Or only wished
What I could be

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light

Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light

Quoted from LyricWiki.org

And finally, here is a little music video goodness for you on this fine Friday!

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video

Friday Song Of The Day – 25 Miles

Today I bring you a 60s soul classic for the Friday Song Of The Day. This is Twenty Five Miles by Edwin Starr which can be found on 20th Century Masters: The Best of Edwin Starr (Millennium Collection).

Twenty-five miles from home, girl
My feet are hurtin’ mighty bad
Now I’ve been walkin’ for three days
And two lonely nights
You know that I’m mighty bad
But I got a girl waitin’ for me
That’s gonna make this trip worthwhile
You see, she’s got the kind
Of lovin’ and kissin’
Make a boy go stone wild

I got to keep on walkin’
Oh I got to walk on
Let me tell you, y’all
I’m so tired
But I just can’t lose my stride

I got fifteen miles to go now
And I can hear my baby callin’ my name
It’s as if, as though
I’m standin’ at her front door
And I can hear that doggone thing
Now I’ll be so glad to see my baby
And hold her in my arms one more time
And when I kiss her lips
I turn backward flip
And I forget about these feet of mine

I got to keep on walkin’

Oh I got to walk on
Let me tell you, y’all
I’m so tired
But I just can’t lose my stride

Yeah I got to walk on
Let me tell you, y’all
Hope my feet don’t fail me now
I got five more miles to go
I got nine, eight, seven
Six, oh six

I got five more miles to go now
Over the hills just around the bend
Although my feet are tired
I can’t lose my stride
I got to get my baby back again

I got to keep on walkin’
I got to walk on
Let me tell y’all
I’m so tired now
But I just can’t lose my stride
Oh, I got to walk on
Let me tell you now
I’m so tired
But I just can’t lose my stride
I got to walk on

Quoted from LyricWiki.org

Here is a really old video of Edwin Starr singing his major hit.

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video

Friday Song Of The Day – You Be Illin’

Last week I posted on a comical song in the country song. This week is another funny song, from da old school! This is You Be Illin’ by Run D.M.C. from their album, Raising Hell.

Verse 1

(One) day when I was chillin’ in Kentucky Fried Chicken
Just mindin’ my business, eatin’ food and finger lickin’
This dude walked in lookin’ strange and kind of funny
Went up to the front with a menu and his money
He didn’t walk straight, kind of side to side
He asked this old lady, “Yo, yo, um…is this Kentucky Fried?”
The lady said “Yeah”, smiled and he smiled back
He gave a quarter and his order, small fries, Big Mac!
You be illin’

Verse 2

(To)day you won a ticket to see Doctor J
Front row seat (in free!) no pay
Radio in hand, snacks by feet
Game’s about to start, you kickin’ popcorn to the beat
You finally wake up, Doc’s gone to town
Round his back, through the hoop, then you scream “Touchdown!”
You be illin’

Verse 3

The other day around the way I seen you illin’ at a party
Drunk as skunk you illin’ punk and in your left hand was Bacardi
You went up to this fly girl and said “Yo, yo, can I get this dance?”
She smelt your breath and then she left you standin’ in your illin’
stance
You be illin’

Verse 4

(For) dinner, you ate it, there is none left
It was salty, with butter and it was def
You proceeded to eat it cos you was in the mood
But holmes you did not read it was a can of dog food!
You be illin’

* Quoted from LyricWiki.org

I couldn’t find a music video for it, but this just has the album cover with the song playing in the background. At least you can listen along!

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video

Friday Song Of The Day – Ticks

Brad Paisley has been a hot commodity in the country music scene for a number of years. I listen to him on occassion, but I hadn’t heard this song until my brother in law introduced me to it this week. Very funny. This is Ticks from his 5th Gear album.

Every time you take a sip
In this smoky atmosphere
You press that bottle to your lips
And I wish I was your beer
In the small there of your back
Your jeans are playing peekaboo
I’d like to see the other half of your butterfly tattoo.

Hey that gives me an idea
Let’s get out of this bar
Drive out into the country
And find a place to park.

‘Cause I’d like to see you out in the moonlight
I’d like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I’d like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I’d like to check you for ticks.

I know the perfect little path
Out in these woods I used to hunt
Don’t worry babe I’ve got your back
And I’ve also got your front
Now, I’d hate to waste a night like this
I’ll keep you safe you wait and see
The only thing allowed to crawl all over you when we get there is me.

You know every guy in here tonight
Would like to take you home
But I’ve got way more class than them
Babe that ain’t what I want.

‘Cause I’d like to see you out in the moonlight
I’d like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I’d like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I’d like to check you for ticks.

You never know where one might be
There’s lots of places that are hard to reach
I gotcha.

I’d like to see you out in the moonlight
I’d like to kiss you baby way back in the sticks
I’d like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I’d like to check you for ticks.

I’d sure like to check you for ticks…

* Quoted from LyricWiki.org

The music videos for this song are all blocked on YouTube for embedding, so here is just a video that shows the lyrics scrolling Star Wars style. If you want to see Brad in action you can go to YouTube to view this video.

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video

Friday Song Of The Day – I’m Yours

It’s been a while (last year) since I’ve posted a Friday Song of the Day. This song seems to get stuck in my head; which isn’t entirely bad. It’s got a nice island feel and it’s just down-right perky. I like it, so here is I’m Yours by Jason Mraz from his album We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things.

Well you dawned on me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks and now I’m tryin’ to get back
Before the cool done run out I’ll be givin’ it my bestest
and nothin’s gonna stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it’s again my turn to win some or learn some

But I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I’m yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We’re just one big family
And it’s our godforsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

Do you want to come’a,
Scooch on over closer dear
And I will nibble your ear

I’ve been spendin’ way too long checkin’ my tongue in the mirror
And bendin’ over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I be sayin’ is there ain’t no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It’s what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

But I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours
Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find that… the sky is yours
Please don’t please don’t please don’t
There’s no need to complicate
‘Cause our time is short
This is, this is, this is our fate
I’m yours…

Quoted from lyricwiki.org

And here is a video of a neat live video performance in Korea.

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video

Friday Song Of The Day – Jesus Is A Friend Of Mine

For this Friday Song of the Day I am going to get a little religious… and somewhat comical. This is Jesus Is My Friend by the band, Sonseed. The band was formed in the late 1970’s at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY. The band was (for obvious reasons) fairly obscure until a recent post on the Dougsploitation blog and corresponding YouTube post made this song an instant viral hit. A site called Vinyl Rehab apparently has the album for sale for $5.00. There isn’t any online ordering so you’ll have to call them or email them to see if they have it in stock (good luck). Or you can download the full album in MP3 from Cabel’s Blog LOL, though I’m not sure how legal that is. Here are the lyrics so you can sing along as you watch the video (below).

CHORUS:
Jesus is a friend of mine,
(echo) Jesus is my friend,
Jesus is a friend of mine,
(echo) I have a friend in Jesus,
Jesus is a friend of mine
(echo) Jesus is my friend,
Jesus is a friend of mine

VERSE 1:
He taught me how to live my life as it should be
He taught me how to turn my cheek when people laugh at me
I’ve had friends before and I can tell you that
He’s one who will never leave you flat

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 2:
He taught me how to pray and how to save my soul
He taught me how to praise my God and still play rock and roll
The music may sound different but the message is the same
It’s just an instrument to praise His name

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(INSTRUMENTAL BREAK)

Jesus is a friend of mine,
Jesus is a friend of mine

VERSE 3:
Once I tried to run; I tried to run and hide
But Jesus came and found me and He touched me down inside
He is like a mounty; He always gets His man
And He’ll zap you any way He can … ZAP!

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 4:
He loves me when I’m right; He loves me when I’m wrong
He loves me when I waste my time by writing silly songs
He loves me when I’m quiet and I have nothing to say
He’ll love me when I’m perfect if I ever get that way

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Quoted from LyricWiki.org
* Contributed by me!

If you haven’t seen it already, then here is the viral video that has exploded on YouTube. This is actually the best part of it… seeing them perform. Good stuff.

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video

Friday Song Of The Day – Go Your Own Way

Today is my official last day at a job, so I thought I’d post a song about moving on. This song is about couples breaking up, and more specifically about the split-up of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, so it doesn’t really apply. But I like the song so here it is. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac from their Rumours (1977) album.

Loving you
Isn’t the right thing to do
How can I
Ever change things that I feel
If I could
Baby, I’d give you my world
How can I
When you won’t take it from me

You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way

Tell me why
Everything turned around
Packing up
Shacking up’s all you wanna do
If I could
Baby, I’d give you my world
Open up
Everything’s waiting for you

You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way

You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it another lonely day (another lonely day)
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it another lonely day

You can go your own way
You can call it another lonely day
You can go your own way

Quoted from LyricWiki.org

There a cool video of the band playing this song live in 1977 on YouTube, but embedding has been disabled so you’ll have to go to the link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GN2kpBoFs4

Friday Song Of The Day – Rapture

I was in a Blondie mood this Friday so today I bring you Rapture from Autoamerican.

Toe to toe dancing very close
Body breathing almost comatose
Wall to wall people hypnotized
And they’re stepping lightly
Hang each night in rapture

Back to back sacroiliac
Spineless movement and a wild attack
Face to face sightless solitude
And it’s finger popping
Twenty four hour shopping in rapture

(Rapping)
Fab Five Freddy told me everybody’s fly
DJ spinning I said “My My”
Flash is fast flash is cool
François sait pas flashe no do
And you don’t stop sure shot
Go out to the parking lot
And you get in your car and drive real far
And you drive all night and then you see a light
And it comes right down and it lands on the ground
And out comes the man from Mars
And you try to run but he’s got a gun
And he shoots you dead and he eats your head
And then you’re in the man from Mars
You go out at night eating cars
You eat Cadillacs Lincolns too
Mercurys and Subaru
And you don’t stop
You keep on eating cars
Then when there’s no more cars you go out at night
And eat up bars where the people meet
Face to face
Dance cheek to cheek
One to one
Man to man
Dance toe to toe
Don’t move too slow ’cause the man from Mars is through with cars
He’s eating bars
Yeah wall to wall
Door to door
Hall to hall
He’s gonna eat ’em all
Rapture
Be pure
Take a tour through the sewer
Don’t strain your brain
Paint a train
You’ll be singing in the rain
Said don’t stop to the punk rock

(Optional Lyrics)
Man to man, body muscular
Sismic decibel by the jugular
Wall to wall, tea time technology and a digital ladder
No sign of bad luck in rapture
(End Optional Lyrics)

Well now you see what you wanna be
Just have your party on TV
‘Cause the man from Mars won’t eat up bars where the TV’s on
And now he’s gone back up to space where he won’t have a hassle with the
human race
And you hip hop
And you don’t stop
Just blast off sure shot
Because the man from Mars stopped eating cars
And eating bars
And now he only eats guitars
Get up!

Quoted from LyricWiki.org

And here is the music video, which is very low budget looking. Kind of funny.

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the video