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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.

That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!

#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.

That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!

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!

#1LinerWeds 6/10/20 – We Will Rise Together

For today’s #1LinerWeds, I want to remind everyone that:

If we fall, we will fall together and when we rise, we will rise together.

I know that some people really do not believe that, but I am a firm believer that it is true. This is in the same theme of last week’s post by me.

I recently heard a new song by King and Country(Featuring Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly)called Together and so I wanted to share the video with you. While I know this is supposed to be #1LinerWeds, however beneath the video I am sharing the lyrics to the song because they are so powerful during this extremely crazy time in this world.

Lyrics

This is for the busted heart
This is for the question marks
This is for the outcast soul
Lost control, no one knows
Sing it for the can’t-go-back
Sing it for the broken past
Sing it for the just found out
Life is now upside down

If you’re lookin’ for hope tonight, raise your hand
If you feelin’ alone and don’t understand
If you’re fightin’ in the fight of your life, then stand
We’re gonna make it through this hand-in-hand

And if we fall, we will fall together
Together

This is for the second chance
This is for the new romance
Sing it for the loved in vain
Overcame, it’s not too late

If you’re lookin’ for hope tonight, raise your hand
If you feelin’ alone and don’t understand
If you’re fightin’ in the fight of your life, then stand
We’re gonna make it through this hand-in-hand

And if we fall, we will fall together
Together (together, together)
Oh, and when we rise, we will rise together

Together, oohWe will rise together, ooh
Listen
If you’re lookin’ for hope tonight (and you’re all alone)
If you’re feelin’ alone tonight (can you feel?)
If you’re in the fight of your life (I can promise)
We’re gonna make it happen, yeah
I will be by your side (by your side)
‘Cause love is in the air tonight (can you feel it?)
All up and see the light (come on!)
Whenever, ever, ever
Just as long as we’re together, say

If we fall (fall), we will fall together
Ha ha, I got you, my brother
Together (together)
I see you my sister
And when we rise, we will rise together
Together (oh)

If we fall (if we fall), we will fall together
Take my hand (together)
Come and stand
When we rise (when we rise)
We will rise together (we will rise together)
Together (that’s right!)

Together we are dangerous
Together with our differences
Together we are bolder, braver, stronger

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Kirk Franklin / Ran Jackson

TOGETHER lyrics © Shankel Songs, Method To The Madness, Kilns Music, Be Essential Songs, Church Boy Llc

Late #SoCS 6/6/20 – Fan

This week Linda has given us the prompt of FAN for our #SoCS.

I started writing this post yesterday morning and then my best friend whose mother passed away on Friday called asked if I could come over and handle taking down her brush for the big brush pick-up on Monday 6/8. So of course, I dropped everything and spent almost 9 hours assisting my ride or die.

I am a huge fan of many things. Specific movies to include A Few Good Men, Goodfellas, Casino, A Time to Kill, Steel Magnolias, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, anything with Joan Crawford or Bette Davis. As evidenced by my posts I am a huge fan of many music genres to include country, jazz, contemporary Christian, and anything from the greatest music decade ever – the 1980’s.

I love to read my favorite author is John Grisham and I have read pretty much every book he has written and seen every movie that was made from a book of his.

I am a fan of remaining sober and working my program with my great sponsor and my Higher Power whom I choose to call God along with the assistance of my husband – who yes, I am a huge fan of and my family.

You what I am the biggest fan of? You guessed it my four legged babies. They love me UNCONDITIONALLY and if my husband got as excited about me walking in the door as they all do, that would be icing on the cake. The pictures below were all taken on Thursday evening 6/4/20 which just so happened to be Five months of sobriety for me.

A Little late #SLS 5/31/20 – Cinnamon Girl – Prince

This week Jim gave us the prompts of seasoning prompts Cinnamon/Mint/Parsley/Pepper/Rosemary/Sage/Salt/Thyme for #SLS. Prior to writing my post I wanted to see if anyone else had posted a song called Cinnamon Girl, I did notice that the only deadhead in the hameau and Fandango over at This, That, and the Other posted the song by Neil Young.

I have chose a different route with Prince’s song that I feel is very apropos for all the racial unrest going on in the United States due to the death of Houston Native, George Floyd by excessive force of the Minneapolis Police Officer and his colleagues that stood by and allowed it to continue.

While this song is about a Holy War, it is still relevant to our current situation of racially charged violence that our current president seems to enjoy stoking.

Please enjoy Cinnamon Girl by Prince from his Musicality album. That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!

Lyrics

As war drums beat in Babylon
Cinnamon girl starts to pray
I’ve never heard a prayer like this 1
Never before that day

Tearful words of love for people she had never met before
Asking God to grant them mercy in this face of a holy war

Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl of mixed heritage
Never knew the meaning of color lines
Nine one one turned that all around
When she got accused of this crime

So began the mass illusion, war on terror alibi
What’s the use when the god of confusion keeps on telling the same lie?

Cinnamon GirlDon’t cry,

Don’t shed no tears
1 night won’t make us feel
Cause we know how this movie’s ending

Cinnamon Gir

lAs war drums beat in Babylon
And scorch the blood red sky
Militants bomb the foreign gun
Both sides truly die

Cinnamon girl opens the book she knows will settle all the scoresThen she prays after the war that there will not be anymore

Cinnamon Girl

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Prince Rogers Nelson

Cinnamon Girl lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

A Very late#SLS 5/24/20 – Finish What He Started

So, the last two weekends have been dedicated to trimming trees and hedges for four different yards, getting ready for the big brush pick-up that happens every six months. They will pick up today 6/1/20.

Today I am playing catch up for #SLS on 5/24/20. That week Jim gave us the prompts of END/FINISH/OVER/STOP.

One of my favorite Contemporary Christian bands is Mercy Me. This week I have chose a great song from their Welcome to the New CD. The song is called Finish What He Started. For me this song represents everything that is happening in my life right now. I am continuing to see changes within in me as I continue my journey through recovery. I am blessed to know that God is doing for me what I could not do for myself.

Enjoy this music from Mercy Me. that’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by.

Lyrics

I don’t have to know you
To know that you will go through hard times
It’s just part of life
Don’t let that moment blind you
And don’t let it define you
Take heart, that’s not who you are

Our God is able, more than capable
And to be faithful until the end
And finish what he started

No matter what you’ve done
Grace comes like a flood
There’s hope to carry on
He’ll finish what he started
No matter what you face
His mercy will not change
He’s with you all the way
He’ll finish what he startedRemember

you’re forgiven
So there’s no need to give
Into the lie, you’re disqualified

Our God is able, more than capable
And to be faithful until the end
And finish what he started

No matter what you’ve done
Grace comes like a flood
There’s hope to carry on
He’ll finish what he started
No matter what you face
His mercy will not change
He’s with you all the way
He’ll finish what he started

This work he started in you now
He is faithful to complete it
The promise was sealed when he cried out
It is finished

He’ll finish what he started

No matter what you’ve done
Grace comes like a flood
There’s hope to carry on
He’ll finish what he started
No matter what you face
His mercy will not change
He’s with you all the way
He’ll finish what he started

What he started (What he started)
What he started (What he started)
Oh, He’ll finish what he started

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Barry Graul / Bart Millard / Ben Glover / David Arthur Garcia / Mike Scheuchzer / Nathan Cochran / Robby Shaffer

Finish What He Started lyrics © Essential Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group, Music Services, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group