Sunday 21 April 2013

R Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Today's songs begin with R
  • And more lyric snippets!

1960s:           Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops

1970s:           Rocky Mountain High - John Denver

1980s:           Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits [...Juliet the dice were loaded from the start, and I bet and you exploded in my heart...]

1990s:           Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart [If I listened long enough to you, I'd find a way to believe that it's all true...]

Reach Out, I'll Be There

This was one of the many Motown songs written by Holland/Dozier/Holland. I have this track on an old-fashioned vinyl LP and, what's more, it's in mono!

'...if you feel that you can't go on
Because all of your hope is gone
And your life is filled with much confusion
Until happiness is just an ilusion...'

'...Reach out for me
I'll be there...' 

A real friend is always there for you.

How do you define a true friend?

Rocky Mountain High

John Denver was passionate about Colorado and the wide open spaces that he made his home.

'...He walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes...'

'...his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend.
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land.
Colorado Rocky Mountain high...'

John Denver was concerned that the Colorado Mountains were being spoilt by the increase in tourism. In the UK the same concerns have been expressed about the Lake District.

Should we be allowed to walk wherever we please in our own countryside or should access be restricted to preserve areas of beauty?
I know there are lots of R songs that I could have included. Any favourites?