Friday, 5 April 2013

E Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge



An A to Z reminder: 

I won't be blogging on Saturdays so my F blog will be posted on Sunday. Hope to see you then :-)

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Today's songs begin with 
  • Scroll down for two lyric snippets to set you thinking... and commenting!

1960s:        Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

1970s:        Easy - The Commodores

1980s:        Eternal Flame- The Bangles  [...Do you feel the same, am I only dreaming, is this burning an eternal flame...]

1990s:        Endless Love - Luther Van Dross and Mariah Carey [...You're every breath I take, you're every step I make...]


Eleanor Rigby

Lennon and McCartney wrote a fair few 'moons and Junes' lyrics but Eleanor Rigby was not one of them. These lyrics never fail to touch my heart.

'...All the lonely people
Where do they all come from.
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong...'

It's so sad to think that there are many people living a lonely life with nothing more than a brick wall dividing them from other lonely people. If we didn't live behind firmly closed doors then there would be less loneliness in the world.

Hunger and hatred are evil but so is loneliness. Where did our society go wrong?


Easy

In my music collection I have almost all of Lionel Richie's songs. He's a great song writer.

'...Why in the world would anybody put chains on me
I've paid my dues to make it.
Everybody wants me to be 
What they want me to be
I'm not happy when I try and fake it...'

I hate it when people want me to be what they want me to be. When I was a teenager I was continually giving in to peer pressure and it just made me miserable. Now I'm older and wiser and more confident. I'm me. Like it or lump it.

Have you ever given in to peer pressure against your better judgement?

Did I miss out one of your favourite songs beginning with E?


54 comments:

  1. Hi Ros, I love Lionel Richie's songs and Easy is a great one. Certainly when I was younger, peer pressure was a big force, but the older I get the less I care what others are doing :)

    Keep Calm and A-Z
    An A-Z of learning English
    Round the world from A to Z

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    1. He is good, isn't he. Glad you're not so influenced by peer pressure as you were. It's funny how that seems to be the case with a lot of people.

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  2. It's a real pleasure coming here, I love music and I can usually find a memory for many of your songs.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, I've tried to choose a range of years and styles.

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  3. I love Eternal Flame and Endless love. I was also humming Take it Easy by the Eagles when I came here. Nice collection you have here.

    Dropped in from A2Z

    www.blogwatig.com

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    1. Thanks, but I'm humming it now! This A to Z is filling my head with constant music!

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  4. There's a huge difference between 'being alone' and 'being lonely' - the Beatles (amazingly, given the lives they led) caught that wonderfully.

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    1. There is a big difference. It's a topic I've touched on before because I do feel it's an issue that our society doesn't cope well with it.

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  5. Eleanor Rigby is a classic. I had a sorority sister who couldn't stop playing Endless Love non-stop after the movie came out. She drove us all crazy.

    Julie

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    1. But it is a lovely song, Julie :-)

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  6. Endless love is my favourite out of all those - my daughter sings it beautifully. As for giving in to peer pressure - not any more, but in the past ................

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    1. You're not the first person to say this about peer pressure. If only we could tell the kids, but they have to learn it for themselves.

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  7. Loveing the music A-Z, my E song would have to be Evergreen the theme from A Srar Is Born which was song be Barbara Streisand. x

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    1. Oh yes, I almost chose Evergreen. It's a beautiful song. It was so hard to select these songs.

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  8. I love Eternal Fame and Elenor Rigby. It's so sad that there are always lonely people. I know my mum did get loney from time to time when she couldn't get out on her own anymore and I didn't just live around the corner. Lots of memories in your song choices.

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    1. My Mum was lonely too. I wish I'd spent more time with her. I wish I'd popped round to see her more often. I know towards the end I was with her every day but it was when she was still partly independent that the loneliness was the worst and I never knew.

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    1. Glad I chose one that you like this time, Jo :-)

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  10. Eleanor Riggby is such an amazing song- yet so sad. I have been meaning to comment on your blog, I love the theme here. Big music lover.

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    1. Thanks, Megan. Sometimes the best songs are the saddest.

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  11. every breath you take, every move you make. Sting and the Police
    a bit stalker.
    this is an excellent theme and very fun. I haven't commented every time, but I'm eagerly awaiting your posts. Have a great weekend

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    1. I almost used that song but didn't fancy talking about the problems of stalking!

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  12. Eleanor Rigby is one of my all time favourite songs!!!

    Thank you for stopping by at my blog.

    Coffee Rings Everywhere

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    1. It is lovely isn't it. I do enjoy your blog. Great idea of Drabbles.

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  13. Great songs and this time I know them all.

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  14. And of course there are the Everley Brothers--Cathy's Clown, etc.

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    1. I talked about the Everly's Cathy's Clown on C day. They were great.

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  15. Some good memories in there. Thanks for the reminder.

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  16. Love the Beatles. Love Eleanor Rigby. But what a sad song. It gets to me every time I hear it.

    The brick walls are bad, but I wonder if the cell phone "cells" are even worse--people can be lonely in a crowd.

    Barbara
    E is for Evidence Found in A to Z
    The Daille-y News

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    1. That's a different kind of loneliness I think. There's nothing worse than complete isolation. It's used as a punishment in some places. Here we make our elderly suffer it.

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  17. Good choice of songs. Good shabbos

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    1. Thank you and I hope you had a good Shabbos too.

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  18. The Beatles my guys, I also like the Bangles, the girls listened to them and I appreciated their music, most of the time.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. But they'll never top the Beatles, right!!

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  19. Of these, the Bangles' Eternal Flame is my favourite, but simply because I love singing along to it. The lyrics are not really that special. Eleanor Rigby is much more touching and very sad. As always, the Beatles just had that edge. Looking forward to F now!

    By the way, another B song I love is Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell. In fact, I adore Joni Mitchell, so anything you can find of hers to slip in here would be great. It's a shame I'm too late requesting this for most of her biggies as they seem to come early in the alphabet, e.g. Chelsea Morning and Both Sides Now.

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    1. I looked up Joni Mitchell songs. Didn't realise she'd done so many. Big Yellow Taxi is my favourite... They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.....

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  20. Crap. I do believe I have officially attained old lady-hood. So far, I could sing all the lyrics to the songs from the '60s. The others? Not so much.

    (What a fun way to dance through the alphabet!)

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    1. Don't panic, Susan. On post Letter I, I admit to having much help from Daughter with the later decades!

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  21. A great collection of E songs! I love Easy (like Sunday morning)... a chillaxing song...

    Writer In Transit

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    1. It sounds chillaxing but the words are sad as he's leaving his partner.

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  22. Endless Love is one of my all-time favorite love songs, but I prefer the original duet by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie that they recorded in 1981. Oops, am I showing my age?

    Billboard designated the song as the greatest song duet of all time!

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    1. I have that original version but needed something for the 90s songs that I knew!

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  23. Thanks for reminding me of some great songs.
    Kathy @ Swagger Writers

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    1. You're welcome Kathy. Having a bit of trouble finding you to visit back though.

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  24. Two good choices. I am so much more aware of the depth of some Beatles songs now than when I was younger.

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    1. They worked on two levels. Clever boys, weren't they!

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  25. I still give into peer pressure in part of my life.. must learn from that! Love your choice of e music. Great going with the AtoZ's.

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    1. I think I do too but at least now I know it's happening! Gives me more of a chance to not give in to it.

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  26. Eternal Flame is a part of my childhood, has such special meaning :) And Endless Love is definitely one of my favourites!

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  27. Hi Ros .. the Eagles ... and I too love Lionel Ritchie .. I'm loving these .. cheers Hilary

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    1. So glad you're enjoying it, Hilary. That's what A to Z is about.

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