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#SoCS 8/29/20 – “More Than a hundred”

Linda has given us “more than a hundred” as the prompt for today’s #Socs.

Do you remember the days of the first phonographs. Then came the modern record player. Then there was the reel to reel players and my favorite music that my mother would play on the reel to reel tape player was Elvis Presley’s Christmas. Next we saw the eight track tape players – my sister used to play on her record player and eight track tape player a lot of the Beach Boys, Lynrd Skynrd, Janice Joplin, The Doors and all kinds of 70s rock.

Next came the cassette tape and players. Many of you probably remember your first Sony Walkman and then their were so may knock offs. The next thing that came along were compact discs (CDs) which also had its own version of the Sony Walkman CD player. Then came the MP3 player and boy howdy did Apple make a few million on that with the iPod. With streaming services such as Apple Music, I Heart Radio, Sirius XM and all the other ways to listen to music – we all have had to adapt to the way we do it.

I have been a customer of T-Mobile since 2002. When the first iPhone came out in 2007 T-Mobile did not offer it. In fact T-Mobile did not offer the iPhone to their customers until April 2013. I hated the hype about the iPhone because I was never going to be able to get one, they were way to expensive for me. My first iPhone was a 4s and since that time I have moved up and I currently have the Red iPhone 11.

Where am I going with this,? I have more than a hundred music CDs that range from almost every genre of music. The problem is I no longer listen them because I have over 3,000 songs in my extensive Apple Music catalogue and that is how I listen to my music. I will say that when I took my road trip to Lamar, Missouri on Mother’s Day weekend, I did listen to some of my CDs in my brand new 2020 Mistsubishi Mirage that I did not know had a CD player until I did some investigating in my car.

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#SLS 7/19/20 – Sunshine cake, sugar pie on a picnic

Today Jim has given us the prompts of Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic for #SLS. I kid you not, I have over 3,000 songs in my Apple Music library and I could not find any songs that met the criteria. So I did what all writers do when they are looking for their topic – I did some research and I found three oldies but goodies. So yes, you are getting a three-fer!!

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The first is from Bing Crosby called Sunshine Cake which he sung in the movie Riding High in 1950.

Lyrics

We ought to bake a sunshine cake
It does more good than a big thick steak

Start with a tablespoon of trouble
Then add a smile and let it bubble up
We ought to bake a sunshine cake
It isn’t really so hard to make
Fresh tears, a pound or two of pleasure
Kind words you needn’t use a measure cup

It’s not from a recipe book
You don’t have to be a good cook
Or run to the oven and look

With such a simple dish, all you do is wish
So why not bake a sunshine cake
Of course it may keep your dreams awake

Friends say there’s nothing like the flavor
Don’t wait to do your friends a favor
And for goodness sake, let’s bake a sunshine cake

It’s got vitamins A, vitamins B
Vitamins L-O-V-E
If you’re fat, it’s for that
If you’re thin, stuff it in

What’s wrong if you get a double grin
We ought to bake a sunshine cake

It’s not from a recipe book
You don’t have to be a good cook

Or run to the oven and look
With such a simple dish, all you do is wish
So why not bake a sunshine cake
Of course it may keep your dreams awake
Friends say there ain’t nothing like the flavor
Don’t wait to do your friends a favor
And for goodness sake, let’s bake a sunshine cake

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Johnny Burke / James Van Heusen

Sunshine Cake lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

The second one is from 1955 and the Mc Guire Sisters called “Theme from Picnic” is a popular song, originated in the 1955 movie Picnic, starring Kim Novak and William Holden, which was based on the play of the same name. The song is often referred to simply as “Picnic.” The music was written by George Duning

Lyrics

On a picnic morning without a warning
I looked at you and somehow I knew

On a day for singing
My heart went winging
A picnic grove was our rendezvous

You and I in the sunshine
We strolled the fields and farms
At the last light of evening
I held you in my arms

Now when days grow stormy
And lonely for me
I just recall picnic time and you

Now when days grow stormy
And lonely for me
I just recall picnic time and you

Songwriters: George W Duning

The third song is from The Four Tops, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch from .

Can’t Help My Self

Ooh
Sugar pie, honey bunch
You know that I love you
I can’t help myself
I love you and nobody else
In and out my life (in and out my life)
You come and you go (you come and you go)
Leaving just your picture behind
And I kissed it a thousand times

When you snap your finger or wink your eye
I come a-running to you
I’m tied to your apron strings
And there’s nothing that I can do (ooh)

Can’t help myself (no)
No, I can’t help myself (ooh)

‘Cause sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
I’m weaker than a man should be
I can’t help myself
I’m a fool in love, you see

Wanna tell you I don’t love you
Tell you that we’re through and I try
But every time I see your face (can’t help myself)
I get all choked up inside

When I call your name
Girl, it starts to flame (burning in my heart, tearing it all apart)
No matter how I try
My love I cannot hide

‘Cause sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
You know that I’m waiting for you (waiting for you)
I can’t help myself
I love you and nobody else, ooh

Sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
I’d do anything you ask me to (ask me to)
I can’t help myself
I want you and nobody else, ooh

Sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
You know that I love you (love you)
I can’t help myself
No, I can’t help myself, ooh

Sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
You know that I love you

Songwriters: Edward Jr. Holland / Lamont Dozier / Brian Holland

#SLS 7/12/20 – Firelight, Water

This week Jim has given us the four elements of Air/Earth/Fire/Water as our prompts for #SLS. I have chosen to share Matt Maher’s Firelight and on a different chord Brad Paisley’s Water. I love both of these songs for different reasons. Firelight is a reminder that I do need God and Jesus to be my FIRELIGHT in my life. Brad Paisley’s love affair with water is every child and adult’s story if you think about it, the video for this song is pretty cool also!!

Firelight Lyrics

Dear Jesus where are you tonight
I bear a sadness deep inside
I’m aching for a faith in things I strain to feel
I need to know that you are real

Oh Savior open up my eyes
I wanna see You like a child
There is a haze on the horizons of my heart
Dear Jesus show me where you are

Be my firelight, be my firelight
Burning fierce and bright, be my firelight

How do I move on and be free
From all these things that I have seen
All of my memories are turning into scars
Oh my God put back what’s been torn apart

Be my firelight, be my firelight
Burning fierce and bright, be my firelight

If anyone remembers my name
If I’m ever known for anything
Let it be I ran into the night
Running with a firelight, firelight

Cause I don’t wanna stroll the streets of gold
While there’s still a soul to love
Let me run into the night
Running with a firelight, firelight
Burning with a firelight, firelight

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Hank Bentley / Mia Leanne Cherie Fieldes / Matthew G Maher

Firelight lyrics © Sony/atv Tree Publishing, Upside Down Under, I Am A Pilgrim Songs

Water Lyrics

Inflatable pool full of dad’s hot air
I was three years old
Splashin’ everywhere
And so began my love affair
With water

On a river bank
With all my friends
A big old rope tied to a limb
And your a big old wuss
If you don’t jump in
The water

Yeah when that summer sun starts to beatin’ down
And you don’t know what to do
Grab your swimming trunks
Ice up that old Igloo
Drive until the map turns blue

Daytona Beach on spring break
Eighteen girls up on stage
White t-shirts about to be sprayed
With water

Oh let’er go boys

Yeah when that summer sun starts to beatin’ down
And you don’t know what to do
Just go and grab someone you wanna see in a bathing suit
And drive until the map turns blue

You can stay right there
When the daylight’s gone
Play truth or dare
And it won’t take long
‘Fore you and her got nothin’ on
But water

All you really need this time of year
Is a pair of shades
And ice cold beer
And a place to sit somewhere near
Water

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Bradley Baker / Thomas Cohen / Sam Kilcoyne / Melissa Rigby / Huw Webb

Water lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group

Late – #1LinerWeds 7/1/20 – All Things New

As usual I am a bit late for my #1LinerWeds post. Crazy stuff has gone on in the last two weeks. more on that later.

As I approach 6 months of recovery this weekend I know that my Higher Power whom I choose to call God has made All Things New in me!! Enjoy this video of Anthony Evans performing his song.

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#SLS 6/28/20 – I Melt With You

This week Jim has given us the prompts of Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt for #SLS. When I was 17 in 1983 a little movie came out starring Nicholas Cage and Deborah Foreman. I loved the movie but there was a particular song that even when I hear it now all these years later makes me tingle because it is a quintessential love song. Below I have included a trailer clip with the song from the movie Valley Girl along with the official music video from Modern English and a remake by Jason Mraz.

Below the videos are the lyrics. That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!

Lyrics

Moving forward using all my breath
Making love to you was never second best
I saw the world crashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always mesh and lace

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference
And it’s getting better all the time
There’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you

Trapped in the state of imaginary grace
I made a pilgrimage to save this human race
Never comprehending the race has long gone by

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference
And it’s getting better all the time
There’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you

The future’s open wide

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
I’ve seen some changes
But it’s getting better all the time
There’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you, yeah

The future’s open wide
Let’s sing along

Hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
(Woah woah woah woah woah)
Woah woah woah
Woah woah woah woah (Pathetic, absolutely pathetic)
Woah woah woah
Woah woah woah woah

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference
And it’s getting better all the time
There’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
I’ll stop the world and melt with you

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Michael Frances Conroy / Stephen James Walker / Robert James Grey / Gary Frances Mcdowell / Richard Ian Brown

A little Late #SLS – Ave Maria – Oh maria

This week Jim gave us the prompts of  Maria/Marie/Mary for our #SLS. I love this prompt because I have been planning this post since a few weeks ago when I saw it was coming up.

German priest Johann Georg Seidenbusch published a hymn entitled “Gegrüßet seist du, Königin” in his 1687 devotional book Marianischer Schnee-Berg. This hymn was inspired by the pilgrimage devotions at Aufhausen Priory, and contains various salutations taken predominantly from the Salve Regina.

This hymn was soon to be found in various forms in many Catholic devotional books, and a Latin translation, “Salve Regina coelitum“,  was soon created. The modern melody first appeared in the 1736 hymnal Geistliche Spiel- und Weckuhr, and Melchior Ludwig Herold’s 1808 hymnal Choralmelodien zum Heiligen Gesänge contained the version that is standard today.

The English translation “Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above” first appeared in The Roman Missal in 1884. This translation gained worldwide popularity after being featured in the 1992 film Sister Act.

I am a very proud God loving God fearing Catholic and I was a singer in the 8 AM Choir when we were still having choir. Every time we sing “Hail, Holy Queen” or “Oh Maria”, I have to be careful because I always want to break into the version from Sister Act because they truly did that song in an uplifting appropriate manner.

I am going to include two versions of the song. The first version is performed by a Catholic Priest acapella l and the other will be of course from Sister Act.

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Lyrics

Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria!
Hail, Mother of mercy and of love, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

Our life, our sweetness here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

To thee do we cry, poor sons of Eve, O Maria!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, O Maria!
Towards us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina! O Maria!

When this our exile is complete, O Maria!
Show us thy Son, our Jesus sweet, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

O clement, gracious Mother sweet, O Maria!
O virgin Mary we entreat, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!