Wednesday 3 April 2013

C Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

So much more than moons and Junes
  • A song for each of the following decades beginning with C
  • A lyric snippet from at least one of those songs to set you thinking... and commenting!

1960s:           Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers

1970s:           Changes - David Bowie

1980s:           Careless Whispers - George Michael

1990s:           Candle in the Wind - Elton John


Bowie has long had a fascination for his own personal changes throughout his career but I chose these lyrics from Changes because they say something personal to me.

'...I turned myself to face me
but I've never caught a glimpse
of how the others must see the faker...'

I often wonder how other people view me. Do they think I'm someone who I'm not? Does that make me a faker?

Do you ever wonder what/who other people see when they look at you?

Candle in the Wind

Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote this song in memory of Maralyn Monroe and the way she was exploited by those around her. When Princess Diana was killed in 1997 Taupin rewrote the lyrics and Elton John famously sang it at her funeral.

'...and it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading in the sunset
When the rain set in...'

Diana worked tirelessly for many charities and will particularly be remembered for her campaigning to clear land-mines but she was vulnerable, suffering many years of eating disorders. A candle flame is powerful enough to bring light to our darkness but it's so fragile that a breath of wind can extinguish it.

Is there anyone you know whose life is like a candle in the wind?

And I could have added:

I love the harmonies on Cathy's Clown - that's all.

I wonder if, in Careless Whispers, the '...careless whispers of a good friend...' are helpful or do really good friends keep quiet about indiscretions?
If you have a favourite song from one of these decades that says something to you, something more than just ‘moons and Junes’, then let me know, along with your blog link if you have one, and I’ll include it if I can.