A song is a musical composition that contains vocal parts ("lyrics") that are performed ("sung"), commonly accompanied by musical instruments (exceptions would be a cappella songs). The lyrics of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, although they may be religious verses or free prose.

Songs are typically for a solo singer, though they may also be in the form of a duet, trio, or composition involving more voices. See part song. (Works with more than one voice to a part, however, are considered choral.) Songs can be broadly divided into many different forms, depending on the criteria used. One division is between "art songs", "pop songs", and "folk songs". Other common methods of classification are by purpose (sacred vs secular), by style (dance, ballad, Lied, etc), or by time of origin (Renaissance, Contemporary, etc).

The word "song" is derived from the verb "to sing" and the OED defines the word to mean "that which is sung". Colloquially, song is sometimes used to refer to any musical composition, including those without vocals. In music styles that are predominantly vocal-based, such as popular music, a composition without vocals may be called a song

(wikipedia)

 

and now when the christmasdays are over I close 2009 with the song Happy New Year

 

http://www.abbasite.com/

No more champagne
And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you
Feeling lost and feeling blue
It's the end of the party
And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday
Now's the time for us to say...

Happy new year Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he'll be okay
Dragging on feet of clay
Never knowing he's astray
Keeps on going anyway

Happy new year Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You...And I

Seems to me now
That the dreams we had before
Are all dead, nothing more
Than confetti on the floor
It's the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we'll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine

 

 

 

A wonderful Classic Christmas song from John Lennon

So this is Christmas And what have you done
Another year over And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one The old and the young

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear
And so this is Christmas for weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas for black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight
A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear
And so this is Christmas and what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear
War is over If you want it
War is over
Now...
 

http://www.johnlennon.com

 

 

So this is Christmas And what have you done


Another year over And a new one just begun

 

Rush - The Trees

I choose this cause the subject is Trees. Dont know much about this group and the music is not bad.

 

http://www.rush.com/ There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their please.

 

A womans voice this time!

This time Madonna. I am not a big fan of her but she is still standing and this song is a great song

Mmmmmm, if I could melt your heart
Mmmmmm, we'd never be apart
Mmmmmm, give yourself to me
Mmmmmm, you hold the key

 

You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not open

You're so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret
You're broken
When your heart's not open
http://www.madonna.com/

The darker electronic undertones, eastern strings, a touch of Middle Eastern percussion in the opening and her new vocal range were all previously unexplored territory for Madonna. Its success worldwide also marks it as one of Madonna's biggest hits ever

-- OMD --

Maid of Orleans

 

from 1982. I expectially love the drumsolo at the end and if I can I play it so loud!

http://www.omd.uk.com/

If Joan of Arc
Had a heart
Would she give it as a gift

To such as me
Who longs to see
how an angel ought to be

Her dreams to give
Her heart away
Like an orphan along the way

She cared so much
She offered up
Her body to the grave

 

 

Radar Love from Golden Earring, A great rock and roll song!

When I hear it I always turn up the volume!

 

They have a new version with a great and wonderful drumsolo in it!

the oldest rockgroup from Holland, from 1961!

 

their homepage: http://www.goldenearring.nl

and a different site about Radar Love:

http://www.radar-love.net/

When I get lonely, and I'm sure I've had enough
She sends her comfort, comin' in from above
Don't need no radio at all
We've got a thing that's called radar love
We’ve got a line in the sky, radar love

 

 

My love is in league with the freeway
Its passion will ride, as the cities fly by
And the tail-lights dissolve, in the coming of night
And the questions in thousands take flight
My love is a-miles in the waiting
The eyes that just stare, and the glance at the clock
And the secret that burns, and the pain that grows dark
And it's you once again
Leading me on - leading me down the road
Driving beyond - driving me down the road

My love is exceedingly vivid
Red-eyed and fevered with the hum of the miles
Distance and longing, my thoughts do provide
Should I rest for a while at the side
Your love is cradled in knowing
Eyes in the mirror, still expecting they'll come
Sensing too well when the journey is done
There is no turning back - no
There is no turning back - on the run

My love is in league with the freeway
Oh the freeway, and the coming of night-time
My love is in league with the freeway

http://www.robertplant.com/

 

Promises a Canadian based pop group which was founded 1978 in Thousand Oaks, California. The members were the siblings Leslie Maria Knauer (born August 20, 1957 in Vancouver, vocals), Jed Knauer (born July 17, 1955 in Toronto, guitar, piano) and Benny Knauer (born October 21, 1958 in Vancouver, keyboards).
Baby it's you
who makes me feel the way that you do
you know I can't forget you so soon
baby it's you.

 

 

Kate Bush

A wonderful lady with a crystal clear voice.

I see she still has her homepage on http://www.katebush.com/

 

 

Bad dreams in the night
They told me I was going to lose the fight
Leave behind my wuthering, wuthering
Wuthering Heights
Too long I roam in the night
I'm coming back to his side to put it right
I'm coming home to wuthering, wuthering,
Wuthering Heights
 

Did you know you hear the gitarplay from David Gilmour on this song?

 

 

 

Duncan Browne- Wild Places

 

Duncan Browne (25 March 194728 May 1993) was an English singer-songwriter. So sorry to hear he died of cancer....

A tribute to him: http://www.insyncnet.com/duncan/

And oh, oh, take me to the wild places
If you wanna see what’s really in my soul
But you’d better keep your eye on where my pretty face is
‘Cos in the heat of the moment I just lose control
In the heat of the moment, I just lose control!”

I love the song. It is great and the instrumal part is the best of the song.

Sade. Is it a crime

My love is wider
wider than Victoria Lake.
My love is taller
taller than the Empire State.
It dives and it jumps and it ripples like the deepest ocean.
I can't give you more than that
surely you want me back.

 

She is a great singer with a wonderful song. She reached the age of 50 now and there are rumours a new albums is coming out in the autumn of 2009...

--Taken from Live Aid in 1985--

Is it a crime? Is it a crime that I still want you?
And I want you to want me too.

Her offical homepage: http://www.sadeusa.com/

Then I have to start with November Rain from Guns and Roses. A great song. Wonderful music!

Do you need some time...on your own
Do you need some time...all alone
Everybody needs some time...on their own
Don't you know you need some time...all alone
I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you

 

October 2009

Queen

The show must go on..

 

Empty spaces - what are we living for?
Abandoned places - I guess we know the score..
On and on!
Does anybody know what we are looking for?

.. .. ..

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies,
Fairy tales of yesterday, will grow but never die,
I can fly, my friends!

http://www.queenonline.com/

My life is so square right now, working a factory that I listen to native American Music in the car on the way home or my job..

This is Cherokee Morning Song

We n' de ya ho, We n' de ya ho, 
We n' de ya, We n' de ya Ho ho ho ho, 
He ya ho, He ya ho, Ya ya ya
First (years ago) I listened to Airos. A native Radio Station. Now not anymore...
Am not sure but I think Rita Coolidge sings this: http://www.ritacoolidge.com/ She has a great voice.

 

I stick by the ladies.

An old car, riding on the road, at the end cartrouble... yes this song make a big impression

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny, funny way, of helping you out
Helping you out

 

http://www.alanismorissette.com/

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought ... it figures

Olivia Newton John with the sweet song, so wonderful sweet and about love Hopelessly Devoted to you....

It is taken from the movie Grease!

I like this clip, feeling sometimes like Olivia imaged. By the way. She is a great singer and I think a great person also!

This is her homepage: http://www.olivianewton-john.com/

 

Hot Summer Nights!

 

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
Night

There was a time not too far gone
When I was changed by just a song
On the radio and in my car
The pounding of an electric guitar
Then the time came to make our stand
We started up a four-piece band
And the heat felt like spotlights
In the heart of a hot summer night
Ooh hot summer nights
Ooh hot summer nights

Return with me to when times were best
We were friends that could pass any test
Shared our hopes, our dreams, our goals
And the fundamental rolls
As we sang in the dark rooms
Happy just to play our tunes
It felt good when we got it right
It felt good on a hot summer night
Ooh hot summer nights
Ooh hot summer nights

So it lives and it always will
The songs we sung are in us still
Ringing out with all of their might
In the heat of a hot summer night
Ooh hot summer nights

Night was a rock band from Los Angeles, California which toured and released two albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Some more information on http://www.stevielange.com/

Motels with a song from the 80's: Suddenly last Summer

 

Their Homepage: http://www.themotels.com/

Sometimes I never leave
But sometimes I would
Sometimes I stay too long
Sometimes I would
Sometimes it frightens me
Sometimes it would
Sometimes I'm all alone
And wish that I could

 

 

level 42-Its over

I remember one day I had to wait in a cab at night when it was raining on a trainstation. I saw people running and remember my loneliness from my childhood. I sat in the cab and there was no people on the street. The rain was falling and in front of me I saw an appartment that looks so poorly. Some lights was on and my mood was like the rain. I still get the kind of feeliing when I hear this. I love the song and it brings all kinds of memories!

 

I won't be here when you come home
I'm sorry if you don't understand, forgive me if you can
but I can see another road
and I ain't coming back

Don't look for me around this town
'cause I will be so far away, you'll never find me anywhere
and I won't take no souvenirs
no perfumed picture promises
because it's over
and I ain't coming back

You gave me everything
and now I'm breaking your heart
you know that I don't mean
to tear your world apart

I would never leave if I thought you couldn't stand the pain
a letter in the hall
is written on the wall
a letter with no words of love at all
because it's over (because it's over)
and I ain't coming back

And as I close the door
I know I'm breaking your heart
I should have loved you more
instead I've torn your world apart

And as I walk into the lonely afternoon
I feel sad enough
I feel bad enough
and all the times when you are lonely where you are
please don't hate me then
I just could not pretend oh no

Feel the tears
I can feel the tears
running through the years

This is the Homepage of the group: http://www.level42.com/

 

 

A great song. About being needed and needing....

 

http://www.tzuke.com/

Lindisfarne- Run for home

What a wonderful song. I love it and somehow it feels like home...

They have an offical homepage: http://www.lindisfarne.co.uk/


Ive travelled the land
With a guitar in my hand
And an eye ever open for some fun
Ive made some mistakes
Had my share of the breaks
Seen the boys on the make and on the bum

Ch:
Run for
home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home
Run for
home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home

Ive seen all the frowns
On the faces of the clowns
And the downs that they take just to be free
And Ive seen all the girls
In their pretty frocks and curls
But it dont mean a lot to me
Chorus

And Ive been to the places in town
Where the faces hang round
Just to stare at each other
Ive looned with them screamed at the moon
Behaved like a buffoon but I soon discovered

 

Boney M - never change lovers in the middle of the night. I love this song. Not that much for the group Boney M but the song is great.

Written by K. Forsey & M. Bjorklund and F.Jay

 

 

You and I were finished
I was through with you
Splitting up forever
Seemed the thing to do
I said I can't stand you
With your honey touch
This time you were cheating me
One time too much
Just then I remembered
That a friend I knew
Told me one thing
I should never do

Never never change your lovers in the middle of the night
Everything may look so different in the early morning light
Never never be too hasty when you're grooping in the dark
What you're getting into may be just a lark
Keep your cool and don't change lovers when you're feeling sorta high
Sorta big and high and mighty without really knowing why
Let your heat wear off a little, give your man another chance
And don't fall for someone else's song and dance

Sure there was this guy
Right next to me
Mine just for the asking
He said he would be
But to leave my man
Seemed to me all too strange
And I'd say that I'm glad
I didn't make the change
Now our life is almost
Like a Paradise
Let me pass on to you
This advice

Keep your cool and don't change lovers in the middle of the night
You may feel a strong temptation, the vibrations may be right
But who knows what's gonna happen, you may simply lose your cool
When you find it, you'll find out you were a fool
Never never change your lovers under any midnight spell
Take it easy, slow and easy, everything will turn out well
Let the sunshine of a new day, and don't move while you're uptight
Changing lovers in the middle of the night

Never never change your lovers in the middle of the night
Everything may look so different in the early morning light
Never never be too hasty when you're grooping in the dark
What you're getting into may be just a lark
Keep your cool and don't change lovers when you're feeling sorta high
Sorta big and high and mighty without really knowing why
Let your heat wear off a little, give your man another chance
And don't fall for someone else's song and dance

Starting with Exile. I choose the song from 1979 How could this go wrong

I love the discobeat and the song. It was a long time I heard it but on the lp I remember every beat.

I choose this version of the song cause there are not many Exile information out there and this has great nature pics.

 

Dancing, romancing
But no second chancing
Nothing more
Running and hiding
Slipping and sliding
Across the floor

She comes alone every night
On her own looking for romance
She stands there watching
While everyone's touching
She'd take a chance
Standing there waiting, anticipating

How could this go wrong
So many lovers holding on
How could this go wrong
Another night goes on and on

Now everyone's faking
Hearts have been breaking
Across the floor
He's on the making
She's for the taking
Nothing more

From the look in her eyes
She is desperately searching
For something to say
And as he calls her over
They're getting closer
She'll find a way

Looking for something
Suddenly touching

How could this go wrong
It's what she needed all along
How could this go wrong
And so the night goes on and on

August

I re discovered the musical Chess I really like. I would love to get all the songs displayed here but choose the Song the Arbiter from Bjorn Skifs. It is wonderful to listen to the songs and the musical!

This is the official video for "Opening Ceremony aka The Arbiter" from the musical Chess - written by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Tim Rice.

I'm on the case
Can't be fooled
Any objection
Is overruled
Yes I'm the Arbiter and I know best

 

 

Yvonne Elliman with the song If I cant have you

(this is from top of the pops- she sings live)

Her Homepage: http://web.mac.com/jrlindsey/iWeb/Site/Home.html

Gregorian Song Nothing else matters

Their Homepage: http://www.gregorian.de/

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
and nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us, something new
Open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they say
never cared for games they play
never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
and I know

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No, nothing else matters

A wonderful song from Art Garfunkle. A heart in New York I love everything in this song. The rhytm, the sax. Great song!

written by: Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle from 1981

Did you know he love to walk? It seems he walked across america and japan. Please read more on : http://www.artgarfunkel.com/poems/america/route.html

I wish I could say these pics are from me below but it isnt. It is taken from youtube and what you see is taken on a vacation from someone else...

New York, to that tall skyline I come, flying in from London to your door.
New York, looking down on Central Park
where they say you should not wander after dark.
New York, like a scene from all those movies,
but you're real enough to me, but there's a heart,
a heart that lives in New York.

A heart in New York, a rose on the street,
I write my song to that city heartbeat.
A heart in New York, a love in her eye, an open door and a friend for the night.
New York, you got money on your mind
and my words won't make a dime's worth a difference, so here's to you New York.
New York, now my plane is touching down

http://www.artgarfunkel.com/

 

July 2009

For Ria from the Dolly Dots.

She sings this, died from cancer on July 20...

 

All the roses are for you
all the tears are for you too
all the love that we will straight to give you

 

 

 

 

Pink Floyd Learn to fly

I love the clip and I love the song. I love all the songs from Pink Floyd!

The look...the meaning and yes the indian boy!

 

http://www.pinkfloyd.com/

Little River Band- forever blue

A sad song that hits my heart. I think it isnt released but much play on the radio.

Sometimes I wish I was a sailor
way out on the stormy sea,
far away from the city
oh and all this misery,
and I wish that I could tell you
just how much you mean to me,
no matter where I run to,
I'll never lose your memory. 

CHORUS:
Sometimes I close my eyes and drift away,
I can't forget the things I didn't say,
I chose a life that took me away from you,
and I will be forever blue. 

When you wake up in tomorrow
and I'm no longer by your side,
just don't think too much about me
and of the many times you've cried,
and wherever you may wander
may good fortune be your guide,
go find another lover,
one who'll never leave your side. 

(CHORUS)

I chose a life that took me away from you,
and I will be forever blue.

http://www.littleriverband.com/

In the time of Kids of Fame: Valerie Landsburg.

Here she sings If I dare to dream but she has so much beautiful songs on her list. She made also a wonderful album Grown Up and on that one you can hear that wonderful clear voice. So I love all her songs.

Music and Lyrics by --
Performed by Valerie Landsburg
 

On the road to happiness
Some get lost and some get blessed
Nothing's certain but the way time flies

Wish my heart were made of steal
But I laugh and hurt and feel
Wond'ring if my star will ever rise

Still as make believer's do
I cried for hopes that fell through
After tears I can see through different eyes

If I dare to dream
Love will do the rest
A fires burning in my heart
I can't take second best

Through the eyes of love
Nothing's hard as it may seem
So I will dare to dream

It's no sin to try and fail
When the walls to high to scale
Still I wish I'd rise above the crowd

I will have it all someday
And no one stands in my way
It's my time, starting here, starting now

If I dare to dream
Love will do the rest
A fires burning in my heart
I can't take second best

Through the eyes of love
Nothing's hard as it may seem
And the power of your love
Makes me dare to dream
Dare to dream

If I dare to dream
Love will do the rest
A fires burning in my heart
I can't take second best

Through the eyes of love
Nothing's hard as it may seem
So I will dare to dream

from the site http://www.fameforever.com She has a site also: http://www.valerielandsburg.com/  Pity there is not much action on it.

 

Abba-Knowing Me Knowing You

Reached on a lot of charts the number 1 position

A great song, written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

this is taken from the Abba special Abba-dabba-doo.

No more carefree laughter
Silence ever after
Walking through an empty house, tears in my eyes
Here is where the story ends, this is goodbye

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
We just have to face it, this time were through
(this time were through, this time were through
This time were through, were really through)
Breaking up is never easy, I know but I have to go
(I have to go this time
I have to go, this time I know)
Knowing me, knowing you
Its the best I can do

Memries (memries), good days (good days), bad days (bad days)
Theyll be (theyll be), with me (with me) always (always)
In these old familiar rooms children would play
Now theres only emptiness, nothing to say

Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you (ah-haa)
We just have to face it, this time were through
(this time were through, this time were through
This time were through, were really through)
Breaking up is never easy, I know but I have to go
(I have to go this time
I have to go, this time I know)
Knowing me, knowing you
Its the best I can do

 

June 2011: Changing the look of the Homepage and Updated this Music page to see if everything works and the songs are there. And now I am singing the songs out loud (please close your ears) Music is so great!

 

 

 

Each note of love created
With song of love so true
For you're the inspiration
With every beat for you
 
Tune that comes so softly
Like breezes in the winds
Keeps my heart repeating
Our song of love begins
    
For in life the composer
That reaches for the heart
Is captured in the love we share
Where music is the art
 
So hear the sweetest rapture
Of notes that capture bliss
Surrounded by the sounds of love
Life's pure and gentle kiss.
 
~ Francine Pucillo ~
Copyright January 6 2009