Tuesday 9 April 2013

H Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Songs beginning with H
  • A lyric snippet from two of these songs to set you thinking and commenting!

1960s:           House of the Rising Sun - The Animals [There is a house in New Orleans and it's called the Rising Sun...]

1970s:           He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother - The Hollies

1980s:           Hello - Lionel Richie [I've been alone with you inside my mind, and in my dreams I've kissed your lips a thousand times...]

1990s:           Heal the World - Michael Jackson

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

The title of this Bobby Scott/Bob Russell song says it all but for good measure I'll add...

'...It's a long, long road 
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share...'

Life may not always be long but it is hard and there is no return so we may as well help each other if we can.

Do you view life as a long, long road?

Heal the World

I used this Michael Jackson song for one of my very last class assemblies. It made an excellent basis for a cross-curricular project (in the days when cross-curricular was allowed) and the kids loved it because it was Michael Jackson.

'...Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me 
And the entire human race...'

We looked at recycling, protecting nature, planting wild meadows, global warming, caring for each other. Every time I hear it I think of another area that we could have covered if we'd had time. For me it was a perfect assembly song. I only regret that such a talented man came to such a sad end.

Why is it that the most talented writers and poets often experience such tortured lives?

And I could have added:

I believe it was 'the thing' to make fun of that video clip where Lionel Richie sang '...hello, is it me you're looking for...' but I adore the song and I loved the video. Just saying!

If you have a favourite song beginning with H that I missed out then let me know.