- Today its songs beginning with U
- And lyric snippets
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.
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?