Monday, 15 April 2013

M Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge


So much more than moons and Junes
  • Today it's songs beginning with M
  • And some more lyric snippets!

1960s:          My Generation - The Who [People try to put us d-down, just because we get around...]     

1970s:         Maggie May - Rod Stewart [Wake up Maggie, I think I've got something to say to you...]

1980s:          Mad World - Tears for Fears

1990s:          My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion 


Mad World

This is a strange song but one that keeps going round in my head. It was written by Tears For Fears' Roland Orzabel describing this mad world of ours as seen through the eyes of a teenager.

'All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces...'

'...Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me...' 

It might be a long time ago for me, but I can still remember that lost teenage emotion and the potential aimlessness of life, even though people genuinely did tell me that my school days were the best days of my life. I don't think they were. Too often they were confusing and scary.

Were your teenage years 'the best years of your life'?

My Heart Will Go On

This could be a 'moons and Junes' alert but there's something special inside these lyrics for me. The music was written by James Horner for the film, Titanic and Will Jennings wrote the lyrics.

'...Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart...' 

I believe that we can communicate with people who we're emotionally close to, even though they may be far away. I know that scientists dismiss ESP (extra-sensory perception) as bunkum but it's not. I've had personal experiences that have shown me that it's not.

Have you ever had an experience that makes you think that ESP is real?

And I could have added:

In My Generation we all thrilled at Roger Daltry daring to sing about adults, '...why don't you all f-f-fade away...' We thought we were about to hear that 'f word' which, in the 60s, had never, to my knowledge, been heard on the TV or radio.
Are there any M songs that you think I should have included?

30 comments:

  1. Some great choices again, Ros. I think My Generation is just as powerful today as it was when it was written. Mad World was used to great effect in the film 'Donnie Darko' - it's haunting feel fitting perfectly with the strange world of the film.

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    1. I was just about to say that about donnie darko

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    2. I've not seen the film but I do love the song.

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  2. I haven't recognised all your 90s songs, but I certainly know My Heart Will Go On. Such a beautiful song. ~Miriam

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    1. I agree even though it has been played to pieces in the UK!

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  3. All these songs mean something in my life, Great choice once again.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Ah, The Who ... memories of stealing into a concert at Kent uni, getting in for free via the gents' toilet (with my brother, I must add, I didn't just barge through. And I didn't Look, honest!)

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    1. I never saw The Who. Great regret. What? You really never peeped?!

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  5. I loved the Titanic song when I first heard it, until it started playing in the elevator. I think I'll stick with My Generation.

    Julie

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    1. I agree that it has had a bit too much airplay but it is a lovely song.

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  6. A lot of people get sentimental about their teenage years, but we were all too emotionally unstable to appreciate them at the time haha! I adored that Celine Dion song, and I completely believe in ESP. Being a twin, I feel constantly synched up to her, wherever we are.

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    1. That's fascinating. What type of experiences do you have?is it anything that could stand the test of a scientific study?

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  7. I think I heard the Titanic song too much and got sick of it :-) But, for me, the best was Maggie May, it's such a visual song and suited me at the time perfectly (not that I was Maggie!!!)

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    1. I somehow related to Maggie even though my life wasn't like that. It's a very cleverly written song, I think.

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    1. ...here I go again. My my, how can I resist ya!..... Yes I could have done almost the whole A to Z on Abba songs but I decided to restrict myself to two.

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  9. Oh Maggie May...that was a good one!

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  10. My teenage years were HORRIBLE. The best years of my life are RIGHT NOW at 50.

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  11. Egads, where was I in the 80's? I don't remember that song at all! *LOL* And is there an association for us worriers? I am quite practiced!

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  12. OMG. Maggie May is one of my all time favorites. I do like My Heart Will Go On, but boy they ran it into the ground on the radio and I still haven't gotten over that yet.

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  13. I totally love Maggie May, such a great song.
    Like all of these but I definitely don't think my teenage years were the best of my life, far from it.

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  14. I don't know them all, but of course, I know Maggie May, such a catchy tune!

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  15. I remember listening to Maggie May with my best buddy at school. We used to listen to Rod the Mod in her bedroom. I loved him, and that whole album. My Generation is a great teenage anthem, but I never really liked it that much. I loved the Who later on, but not then. Great choices again, Ros! Brought back some good memories!

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  16. Computer woes, falling behind on my visiting!

    Love Maggie May. I overdosed on My Heart...

    I've never had an ESP experience and sometimes wish I had.

    Barbara
    Mountains and Middles
    The Daille-y News

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  17. Love 3 out of 4 ... and you have an awesome theme!

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  18. M-i-c...see ya real soon...k-e-y..why because we like you...M-o-u-s-eeeeee! Sorry, I just had to add that one!

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  19. Four great songs but the two I like the most are Celine and Rod. Have loads of Celine's CDs, would love to have seen her Las Vegas show but I do have it on DVD. Another good blog.

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  20. I can't listen to Maggie May without singing along,I know all the words,lol
    Miss you Nights by Cliff.It's a bit moons and Junes but at his concerts it got the most applause.

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  21. Hi Ros .. I've never been so keen about Rod Stewart - I'm not sure why ... but My Generation is great .. and if we actually pay attention to lyrics they are so clever .. cheers Hilary

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