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?