Sunday 14 April 2013

L Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Some songs beginning with L
  • And lyric snippets to set you thinking.

1960s:        Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan  

1970s:        Loving You - Minnie Riperton

1980s:        Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

1990s:        Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin (Yes, I know this challenge is supposed to be about the lyrics but Daughter insisted I included this song. What she actually said was, "When you've got a butt like Ricky Martin's who needs good lyrics?!")

Like a Rolling Stone

Dylan wrote about a rich girl who has fallen on hard times but this could apply to anyone who has lost everything, including who they feel that they are... their identity.

'...How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone...'

I can't imagine what it would be like to not even have an address to your name. We live in a very cruel world and the next song continues this theme...

Livin' On a Prayer

Written by Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora it tells of a similar heartache...

'...Tommy used to work on the docks
Union's been on strike
He's down on his luck, it's tough, so tough...'

I can't imagine, and hope I'll never know, what it's like to live with no money coming in.

How do people survive when life knocks them right down into the gutter? 

Loving You

This is a beautiful song that verges on the moons and Junes but I'm mentioning it anyway because for me these words are very special and pure poetry...

'...No one else can make me feel
The colours that you bring...'
I just know you're going to list out loads of L songs. I was spoilt for choice with this one.