Wednesday 24 April 2013

U 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
  • Today its songs beginning with U
  • And lyric snippets

1960s:           Up on the Roof - Kenny Linch

1970s:          Under the Moon of Love - Shawaddywaddy [Let's go for a little walk, under the moon of love...]

1980s:           Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

1990s:           Unbreak My Heart - Toni Braxton [...undo this hurt that you caused, when you walked out the door, and walked out of my life, un-cry these tears...]

Up on the Roof

This is a Goffin and King song recorded by many people. Kenny Lynch's version is my favourite.

'...when I come home feeling tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet - up on the roof
I get away from the hustling crowd 
And all that rat-race noise down in the street - up on the roof...' 

I'm not suggesting that anyone goes climbing onto their roof, espcially if it has a steep pitch! You could insert the words 'down the end of the garden' but that wouldn't scan so well. In the summer I get away from the rat-race by sitting on my swing seat in the garden.

Where do you go to shake off that rat-race feeling?

Up Where We Belong

From the film An Officer and a Gentleman this song, written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings, won a number of awards.

'...Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world few hearts survive...

...The road is long
There are mountains in the way
But we climb a step every day...'

Some of those mountains are pretty huge, aren't they?

And I could have added: 

Showaddywaddy are from my home city of Leicester UK. Just saying.
The video from Unbreak My Heart were she sees her boyfriend die in a motorbike accident is so sad and you can't unbreak hearts, or uncry tears.

This was another difficult letter. Can you think of any more U songs?