Tuesday 23 April 2013

T Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

This is an April Blog Challenge. Normal blog posts will resume in May.

So much more than moons and Junes
  • We've reached songs beginning with T
  • And more lyric snippets!

1960s:           Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles [People say I'm the life of the party, cause I tell a joke or two...]

1970s:           Theme From Mahogany - Diana Ross

1980s:           That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick

1990s:           Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden [...I want to stand with you on a mountain, I want to bathe with you in the sea...]

Theme From Mahogany

This song, written by Masser and Goffin, is from the film Mahogany. The opening lines have always struck a chord with me.

'Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?'

There have been times in my life when I haven't really known where I was going to and I didn't much like the things that life was showing me.

How about you?

That's What Friends Are For

This song was originally written by Burt Bacharach and Carol Bayer Sager for the film Night Shift. It was rerecorded in 1986 to raise money for research into Aids. Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder sung it. My favourite singers all in one YouTube clip which I've attached here. I've watched this clip more times than I will admit to. [There should be a YouTube clip next. Apologies if it doesn't show.]

'...if I should ever go away
Well then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
And then if you can remember
Keep smiling, keep shining...'

A lot of people lost a lot of friends to Aids, especially during the 1980s when people were unaware of the risks. The Elton John Aids Foundation is continuing to raise money for research into Aids.

What favourite T songs have I missed out?