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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

#SLS 5/17/20 – 180

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This week Jim has given us the prompt of finding a song that includes a number for #SLS.

In many of my other posts I have written about my strong Catholic Faith along with many other aspects of my personal life. Today I have chosen a song by Jordan Feliz called “180”.  It is song about an individual asking for God to assist him in doing a 180 degree turnaround in their life and returning to remain in their faith.

This happens a lot to individuals like myself who suffer from the disease of alcoholism or any other addiction problems. But in order for a person to truly make that 180 degree turnaround they must truly do the work and have faith in a Higher Power that will be there through the good and the bad. I have truly turned my will back over to my Higher Power whom I choose to call God and I am happy that the 180 degree turnaround is happening in me and I am truly loving life and myself today.

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

Lyrics
Father, can You hear me now?
I’m feeling like I’ve let You down
I’ve lost the strength to turn myself around
I really hope You hear me now
How’d I get so far away?
What if I outrun Your grace?
Can You replace these broken yesterdays?
And promise me I’m not too late
Call me home, I want to be Your own
I’m running desperately into Your arms where I belong
And I know Your love can turn this heart
A hundred and eighty degrees to bring me back to where You are
Tell me I am welcomed in
Show me mercy doesn’t end
Wash these muddy stains that marked my skin
And tell me I can start again
Call me home, I want to be Your own
I’m running desperately into Your arms where I belong
And I know Your love can turn this heart
A hundred and eighty degrees to bring me back to where You are
I can barely believe it
You’re racing to meet me
Your eyes filled with healing, oh
Restoring, redeeming
Forgiving, receiving
This is my beginning, oh
Call me home, I want to be Your own
I’m running desperately into Your arms where I belong (I belong)
And I know Your love can turn this heart
A hundred and eighty degrees to bring me back to where You are
I’m running desperately, ooh
A hundred and eighty degrees, I’m back to where You are
A hundred and eighty degrees
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Colby Wedgeworth

#SLS 5/10/20 – Together

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So, Jim has given us the prompts of Couple/Together/Us for this week’s #SLS. I have chosen Sonny and Cher’s You and I.  I love this song because of the message. Even thought Sonny and Cher divorced they stayed very good friends and kept grooving together!!!! That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!!

Lyrics
Baby, here we are,
Waiting here for time, to play the game
Let love steal us away.
Baby here I am, holding charts
To guide us through the storm,
To a brighter day
You and I will be together,
Many lessons, learned–Oh Baby.
From a past, that’s live too many lies.
Yesterday is gone forever–Oh Baby,
All that I can see–
You and I living together
Just, you and I groovin’ forever–
Trusting every word,
Just to mean, what has been handed down,
In time.
We’ve known hurt before.
Masters of my dreams,
Create a place to feel this love of mine–
And never hurt no more–
You and I living together
Just, you and I groovin’ forever–
We must trust the dark,
For showing us the stars.
We must trust the rain,
And open up our hearts.
Just, you and I living together.
You and I groovin’ forever.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: David Foster / Maurice White / Allee Willis
You And I lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

#SLS – That’s Why God Made Mexico

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For this week’s #SLS Jim has given us Cinco De Mayo Again with the following prompts:  Burrito/Fajita/Mexican/Tequila.  So here it goes!! I had never heard this song before but the message is pretty clear if you need to lay low or you just need to get away, That’s Why God Made Mexico written and sung by one of my favorite country artists Tim McGraw.

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

 

That’s Why God Made Mexico
Margie said Roy you ain’t listening to me
And I got a whole lot more to say
Roy just crossed the floor and picked up his car keys
She ain’t seen nor heard from him to this day
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Where the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm winds blow
That’s why God made Mexico
And Betty fixed Joe dinner every night half past six
‘Cause that’s when he’d roll through that door
Sixteen years and not a thank you from his lips
She don’t fix him dinner no more
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Where the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm winds blow
That’s why God made Mexico
Life is sweet in a border town
You learn to let your hair down
And you don’t make trouble
You learn to…
Source: LyricFind

#SLS 4/19/20 – San Antonio 2 Fer

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This week for #SLS Jim has prompted us with Home Town or City and this may be more challenging, because it is different from the usual prompts that has given us for Song Lyric Sunday.  Pick a place that you consider to be your home town or city, or some place that you relate to and then try to find a song that mentions it.

I have lived in San Antonio, Texas since September 8, 1990. Since that time I have lived life to the fullest to include making many mistakes and having really great milestones. I turned 30, 40, 50 and all the ages in between those milestones in San Antonio. I met the love of my life in the summer of 1997 and didn’t know it at the time because we lost touch until January 2001 when we picked up where we never left off after he called information to get my telephone number because he needed a friend, , and have been together for over 19 years. I couldn’t ask for a better partner in life than my Cruzer!!!  I earned my B.A. and M.A. in Communication both at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Have I had my struggles in San Antonio, yes I have especially with alcoholism and addiction to cocaine. Learning that I was bipolar and have managed through years of deep depression. I have thrived not just survived living with HIV/AIDS since January 1997 (over 23 years). Now I am living through the strongest recovery from alcoholism and addiction than I have felt – there is just something different about this time around.

So, today I have chosen Tanya Tucker’s San Antonio Stroll  and Bob Wills’ San Antonio Rose. 

Lyrics
When I was a child down in South Caroline
Soon as Saturday sun went on down.
My folks and sister would go and leave me home all alone,
Going to that big square dance in town.
Well my old radio would play that old opry show,
So I never got lonesome or blue.
I’d fall asleep in my chair and dream that I was right there,
Just singing the whole night through.
When my folks would come home, they’d be humming a song,
Mama’d smile and say: “Child, don’t you know,
“There ain’t a thing in this world to make you fall in love girl,
“Like the San Antonio Stroll?”
Well the day finally come when my mama said, “Hun,
“It’s ’bout time you came with us as well.”
Well, I had me a time, yes, I danced all the night,
Till they rang that ol’ cracked-midnight bell.
Then the lights went down low, the fiddler picked up his bow,
And he played something stately and slow.
And my sister Eileen and her husband-to-be,
They held hands and began to stroll.
I’ve been away for a while, but it still brings a smile,
When I think of the way that it goes.
Now I’ll sing it to you just so we both can do,
That old San Antonio Stroll.
Yes, I’ll sing it to you just so we all can do,
That old San Antonio Stroll.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Peter Noah

 

San Antonio Rose
Deep within my heart lies a melody
A song of old San Antone
Where in dreams I live with a memory
Beneath the stars all alone
It was there I found beside the Alamo
Enchantment strange as the blue up above
A moonlit pass that only she would know
Still hears my broken song of love
Moon in all your splendor know only my heart
Call back my rose, rose of San Antone
Lips so sweet and tender like petals falling apart
Speak once again of my love, my own.
Broken song, empty words I know
Still live in my heart all alone
For that moonlit pass by the Alamo
And Rose, my Rose of San Antone
Deep within my heart lies a melody,
A song of old San Antone
Where in dreams I live with a memory
Beneath the stars all alone
It was there I found beside the Alamo
Enchantment strange as…
Source: LyricFind

#SLS 4/12/20 – Diamonds Are Forever

This week Jim has prompted us with Diamond/Emerald/Jade/Pearl/Ruby/Sapphire for #SLS.  This week I have chosen Diamonds Are Forever,  sung by the incomparable Shirley Bassey. Here she is singing live in Berlin in 1987. This song was included in he soundtrack for the James Bond movie of the same title.

Lyrics
Diamonds are forever, they are all I need to please me
They can stimulate and tease me
They won’t leave in the night
I’ve no fear that they might desert me
Diamonds are forever, hold one up and then caress it
Touch it, stroke it and undress it
I can see ev’ry part, nothing hides in the heart to hurt me
I don’t need love, for what good will love do me?
Diamonds never lie to me
For when love’s gone, they’ll lustre on
Diamonds are forever, sparkling round my little finger
Unlike men, the diamonds linger
Men are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for
I don’t need love, for what good will love do me?
Diamonds never lie to me
For when love’s gone, they’ll lustre on
Diamonds are forever, forever, forever
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Barry / Don Black
Diamonds Are Forever lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

#SLS 4/5/20 – The Gift of Love

This week Jim has given us the prompts Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise for #SLS and I know I will be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words. Today I have chose the Divine “Ms. M” Bette Midler’s version of The Gift of Love. Bette Midler is one of my favorite artists and yet I have to re-add her to my Apple Music playlist. I will do that today. I hope you enjoy.

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

Lyrics

You ask me what I want.
You ask me what I need.
It’s nothing you can buy.
My heart’s not ruled by greed.
I don’t love a diamond.
Diamond’s you see through.
I want you to hold me.
I want you to be true.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I’m the one you’re dreamin’ of.
That’d be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.

Like the colors of the sun,
The feelings in your heart.
It’s all I want from you.
And when the sky is dark
I’ll have you beside me.
Who could ask for more?
I’ll just wear a smile
When you walk in the door.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I’m the one you’re dreamin’ of.
That’d be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I’m the one you’re dreamin’ of.
That’d be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I’m the one.
That’d be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.
Always. Oooooh.

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Billy Steinberg / Tom Kelly / Susanna Hoffs

#SLS – 03/29/20 – “Feels Like”

So today Jim provides us with the prompts “touch” or feel” for this weeks #SLS.

Jeremy camp is one my favorite contemporary Christian Rock artists and I love this song. That’s what’s in MyRattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!

Lyrics
I fail in every single way
But every time I hear You say
“Faithful one, come to this place
The place of rest where you belong”
Anticipate the final day
When I fall into Your warm embrace
With everything that I’ve been through
And nothing else compares
And it feels like
All these tears are coming through
When I think of all You do
And it feels like
All this joy is bleeding through
When I think of seeing You
I complicate this very state
Of resting in what You create
Nothing goes out Your control
You’ve given me this very soul
You cared enough to take my place
And given me unending grace
I know that You know every need
That’s my security
And it feels like
All these tears are coming through
When I think of all You do
And it feels like
All this joy is bleeding through
When I think of seeing You
All Your ways are so mysterious
And never far Your ear to hear us
I’ll never thirst from this drink
That You give
And it feels like, and it feels like
And it feels like, and it feels like
And it feels like, and it feels like
And it feels like, and it feels like
Alleluia
Alleluia
Alleluia
Songwriters: Michel Luechinger / Robert Myatt
Feels Like lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

#SLS -The Vows Go Unbroken

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Today for #SLS Jim has given us the prompts of  promise/vow/oath. Today I have chosen  “The Vows Go Unbroken” by the late, great Kenny Rogers. I choose this song not just for the words but because after 19 years, the vows do go unbroken between Cruz and myself. I am very blessed that we have each other during this crazy time!!

Lyrics
From the moment I met you,
You made my life complete.
This wave of pure devotion,
Has swept me off my feet.
And tonight when we kissed,
You still took my breath away.
It goes without saying,
But I’ll say it anyway
The vows go unbroken, and you still know I do.
Love, keep and honor, always true to you.
Though I have been tempted,
Oh I have never strayed.
I’d die before I’d damage,
This union we have made.
The vows go unbroken, and you still know I do.
Love, keep and honor, always true to you.
I knew from the first, that for better or worse,
I’d stand by you all my life.
And the vows go unbroken, and you still know I do.
Love, keep and honor, always true to you.
Love, keep and honor, always true to you.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Gary Scott Burr / Eric Kaz
The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True to You) lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

#SLS for 3/15/2020- “Control”

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Our prompts today are Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send.  Today I choose For King and Country’s “Control”. The chorus says everything!!!  “I GIVE up control”. This is such an important statement for anyone struggling with alcoholism, cocaine addiction or any other type of addiction or even any physical/mental health issue 

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

 

“Control”

You asked me to let go but I thought I knew better
Afraid of surrender and what I don’t know
I’ve always had a plan but now I’m so weary
And I can’t see clearly, forgot who I am

So won’t You make my eyes Your eyes
My ears Your ears, my tears Your tears
And won’t you make my hands Your hands
My feet Your feet, my dreams Your dreams

I give up control, oh, oh whoa
Body, mind, and soul, oh, oh whoa
Can’t do this on my own, alone, no
I give up control

Can I speak honestly? I’ve still got some questions
Still fightin’ attention, I need some relief
No, I’m no Superman, this is my confession
Been learnin’ my lesson, help me understand

So won’t You make my eyes Your eyes
My ears Your ears, my tears Your tears
And won’t you make my hands Your hands
My feet Your feet, my dreams Your dreams

I give up control, oh, oh whoa
Body, mind, and soul, oh, oh whoa
Can’t do this on my own, alone, no
I give up control

I will raise my voice and sing
I will, I will raise my voice and sing
It’s all I’ve got left to bring
I will, I will raise my voice and sing
I will raise my voice and sing
I will, I will raise my voice and sing, yeah
It’s all I’ve got left to bring
I will, I will raise my voice and sing

I give up control
I give up control, oh, oh whoa
Body, mind, and soul, oh, oh whoa
Can’t do this on my own, alone, no
I give up control
Oh, give up control, oh, oh whoa
My body, mind, and soul, oh, oh whoa
I can’t do this on my own, alone, no
I give up control

Oh, I give up control
(Ooh)
(Ooh)

Writer(s): Matt Hales, Joel David Smallbone, Jordan Reynolds, Tedd Tjornhom, Kyle Rictor, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Ben Glover