Sunday 28 April 2013

X 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
  • It's lovely, uncomplicated X today. Aaagh!
  • Lyric snippets below

1960s:           Legend of Xanadu - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich [You'll hear my voice on the wind 'cross the sand...]

1970s:           Roxanne - Police

1980s:           Xanadu - Olivia Newton John

1990s:           Exhale - Whitney Houston [Shoop, shoop, shoop...]


Yes, I know the X is in the middle but... *sigh* it's been a long month! Sting is said to have written this song when the band were staying in a seedy Paris Hotel where prostitutes were 'walking the streets'.

' don't have to put on the red light
Those days are over
You don't have to sell your body to the night...'

It's a sad truth that there is a lot of prostitution in most UK cities. I suspect it's the same the world over. To me it seems wrong in every way.

Do you agree that while men are paying for sex we'll never have full emancipation for women?


The lyrics to this song from the film of the same name are decidedly moons and Junes so I thought I'd just say that Xanadu, the Kubla Khan's summer palace, is mentioned in Coleridge's poem, Kubla Kahn and it's given a surreal, almost Garden of Eden, or paradise quality.

There's no way I missed an X song, is there? This was a really difficult letter!