Monday 29 April 2013

Y 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 it's the penultimate list of songs and they begin with Y
  • And here are my penultimate lyric snippets!

1960s:           You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers

1970s:           You're So Vain - Carly Simon

1980s:           Your Love is King - Sade [...round and round and round my head, touching the very part of me...]

1990s:           You're Still the One - Shania Twain [Looks like we've made it. Look how far we've come now baby...]

You'll Never Walk Alone

Rogers and Hammerstein wrote this beautiful song for the stage show, Carousel. I think it's a shame that the football crowds have adopted it because it has a special place in my heart that has nothing to do with football. You may have read my F post where I talked about agoraphobia and holding a song in my head to help me through difficult times. This song was another of those.

'When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark...'

It didn't save my sanity quite as much as 'For Once in My Life' did but I used to play the Gerry and the Pacemakers' version in my bedroom over and over again and try to get inspiration from the words.

'...walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone...'

The mantra is almost one of religious faith.

What does this song say to you?

You're So Vain

Carly Simon wrote this song but never revealed who it was about. Some think it was Warren Beatty but it could just as easily have been Mick Jagger or Kris Kristofferson.

'You walked into the party 
like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot...

...You're so vain you probably think this song is about you...'

I suppose it could work just as well about a woman although I love the thought that she was having a pop at Mick Jagger. [Did I ever mention that I once chased Mick Jagger across a car park and he'd shouted, "Get off!" and hit me across the face. *swoon*]

Is there someone you know who could fit into this category?
Lots of Y songs I could have used. Which ones are missing here for you?