Wednesday 10 April 2013

I Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Today's songs begin with I
  • A lyric snippet from two of the songs plus a special thanks to Daughter. 

1960s:        In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley [...on a cold and grey Chicago morn, a poor little baby child is born, in the ghetto...]    

1970s:        Imagine - John Lennon

1980s:        If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red [All the things that we've been through, you should understand me like I understand you...]

1990s:        I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston


This was Lennon's best selling single of his solo career and it's not hard to see why.

'...Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can.
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...'

He continues with the line '...You may say I'm a dreamer...' and, sadly, I suppose he's right. This is nothing but a dream.

This could never come true... could it?

I Will Always Love You

Dolly Parton really knows how to pack a punch with her song lyrics! These words are exactly what a mother wishes for her children.

'...I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness...'

What more can a mother ask for? It's certainly what I wish for mine... with all my heart. 
Which reminds me, before I ask you for more I songs, I want to give a special thanks to Daughter for helping me with some of the song choices. Well you didn't think I worked out the 1990s all on my own, did you?!
And now, any more I songs anyone?