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Ring of Fire Cover…

Thought it was time to explore the world of cover songs

I love Johnny Cash. Surprisingly, my teenage son loves him too! Not so much with my daughter, but she will come around!

The Original– Johnny Cash- The Ring of Fire

Our discoveries:

#1- Home Free feat. member of Penatonix- Ring of Fire  (I think I can sing. But after hearing them, I know I can’t!)

#2- Wall of Voodoo- Ring of Fire (Sounds a bit like an 80’s song to me?)

#3- Social Distortion- Ring of Fire (Great for waking up on a Monday morning. Or a snooze in the afternoon!)

Verdict– Still love the original. Nothing will replace it in my book. Although, I do love having other versions of the original. I do like all three versions since the song is one of my favorites. However, I do not think they all will make the cut to the music library.

What are your thoughts?

 

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Additions to Friday’s Playlist.

I felt bad about this mornings playlist. Maybe I seemed rushed with it? So I added lyrics with the additions I added this evening… Hope you enjoy them or find something new you like!

Jesse Ruben- This is Why I Need You

I have too many questions, and places to go
There are too many options, far too many unknowns
This is why I need you
Everyone talks now, but no one is right
there are too many armies, with no one to fight
This is why I need you
Cause you make the darkness less dark
You make the edges less sharp
You make the winter feel warmer
You make my weakness less weak
You make the bottom less deep
You make the waiting feel shorter
You make my crazy feel normal, every time
You are the who, love is the what, this is the why
There are too many problems, and no one who cares
There are so many roads, and they all need repairs
This is why I need you
There’s not enough chocolate, there’s too many chores
There are so many mountains, that I haven’t explored
This is why I need you
Cause you make the darkness less dark
You make the edges less sharp
You make the winter feel warmer
You make my weakness less weak
You make the bottom less deep
You make the waiting feel shorter
You make my crazy feel normal, every time
You are the who, love is the what, this is the why
You keep the ship moving forward
You make it easy to try
You make my crazy feel normal, every time
You are the who, love is the what, this is the why
[Verse 1]
Cold bones. Yeah, that’s my love
She glides away, like a ghost[Pre-Chorus]
Does she know that we bleed the same?
Don’t wanna cry but I break that way[Verse 2]
Cold sheets. Oh, where’s my love?
I am searching high, I’m searching low in the night

[Pre-Chorus]
Does she know that we bleed the same?
Don’t wanna cry but I break that way

[Chorus]
Did she run away?
Did she run away? I don’t know
If she ran away
If she ran away, come back home
Just come home

[Bridge]
I got a fear, oh, in my blood
She was carried up into the clouds, high above

I met you in the dark, you lit me up
You made me feel as though I was enough
We danced the night away, we drank too much
I held your hair back when
You were throwing up
Then you smiled over your shoulder
For a minute, I was stone-cold sober
I pulled you closer to my chest
And you asked me to stay over
I said, I already told ya
I think that you should get some rest
I knew I loved you then
But you’d never know
‘Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go
I know I needed you
But I never showed
But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
I’ll wake you up with some breakfast in bed
I’ll bring you coffee with a kiss on your head
And I’ll take the kids to school
Wave them goodbye
And I’ll thank my lucky stars for that night
When you looked over your shoulder
For a minute, I forget that I’m older
I wanna dance with you right now
Oh, and you look as beautiful as ever
And I swear that everyday you’ll get better
You make me feel this way somehow
I’m so in love with you
And I hope you know
Darling your love is more than worth its weight in gold
We’ve come so far my dear
Look how we’ve grown
And I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
I wanna live with you
Even when we’re ghosts
‘Cause you were always there for me when I needed you most
I’m gonna love you till
My lungs give out
I promise till death we part like in our vows
So I wrote this song for you, now everybody knows
‘Cause now it’s just you and me till we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
Oh, just say you won’t let go

“All Those Friendly People”

Count back, anaesthetise
Colours burnt into my eyes
Life for you is shades of grey
Help me, help me find my wayLost, lost, and never found
Hide your secrets, settle down
I am young and I am naïve
Tell me something I will believeTake me, take me far away
From this city’s soul decay
Hid away ’til I was eighteen
Only saw colours on a TV screen

Skinny jeans and sunglasses
A fashion statement for the masses
What you’re doing makes me sick
Over hyped and generic

Shine, shine like the sun
Spread your warmth through everyone
I asked you why people die
You said we all had a design

Slide into the sea
Landslide comin’ down on me
I said I was into you
You said you were into me

You never answer on the phone
With your nicotine lips and your heart of stone
I look for you by the underpass
Looks like this love wasn’t meant to last

You said you reap just what you sow
So tell me, where does your garden grow?
You said in time the pain would pass
Looks like the end is here at last

Burn, burn like a star
Burn a hole in every heart
Strung out on a trail of blood
Who knew the stars were not enough?

Smile, smile if you can
If you can’t, I’ll understand
See these stitches in my eyes
Smash computers, kill rockstars

Purge the past and waste my mind
Leave no scent or trace behind
One day when you bury me
When I wake up, what will I see?

Down, down underground
Dig for fire, dig for sound
What is on the radio?
‘Cause I would like to say hello

Crawl, crawl through the dirt
Jesus, show me what you’re worth
Can’t you just send us a sign?
Tell us all that we’re doing fine

Nights for sitting in the dark
Days for lying in the park
Wake me up from my sick dream
A requiem for this dead scene

You never answer on the phone
With your nicotine lips and your heart of stone
I look for you by the underpass
Looks like this love wasn’t meant to last

You said you reap just what you sow
Well tell me, where does your garden grow?
You said in time the pain would pass
Looks like the end is here at last

Count back, anaesthetise
Colours burnt into my eyes
Life for you is shades of grey
Help me, help me find my way

Mother, can’t you help me now?
‘Cause I’ve been drowning in the sound
Lying on the motorway
Writing songs and wasting away

 

Breathe Deep, Breathe Clear
know that I’m here, know that I’m here
waiting
Stay strong, stay go
you don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
waitingI, see you soon, I’ll see you soonHow could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes)Sleep sound, sleep tight
Here in my mind, here in my mind
waiting
Come close my dear
you don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
waiting

I, see you soon, I’ll see you soon

How could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

Sleep sound, sleep tight
Here in my mind, here in my mind
waiting
Come close my dear
you don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
waiting

I, see you soon, I’ll see you soon

How could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

Holdfast hope
all your love is all I’ve ever known
Hold fast hope
all your love is all I’ve ever known

How could a heart like yours
ever love a heart like mine
how could I live before
How could I have been so blind
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

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Free Fallin’ Cover

Found this cover for “the” favorite song of my girlhood. Well one of them.

John Mayer- Free Fallin’ Live

Tom Petty- Free Fallin’

Even though John Mayer’s version is nice, I think my preference will always be the original. After hearing Tom Petty sing it sooo many times, I am conditioned to that version.

I like exploring music to find artists and bands who performed covers of songs. If anything, I have another version of the song I like. If not, I’ll toss it!

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Memorial Day Mix-Up

Memorial Day Mix-up!

ONE– Papa Roach- No Matter What

No matter what
I got your back
I’ll take a bullet for you if it comes to that
I swear to god
That in the bitter end
We’re gonna be the last ones standing

TWO– Five Finger Death Punch- Wrong Side of Heaven

Arms wide open, I stand alone.
I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, righteous side of hell.

THREE– Breaking Benjamin- I Will Not Bow

I will not bow
I will not break
I will shut the world away
I will not fall
I will not fade
I will take your breath away

FOUR– Lenny Kravitz- American Woman

Huh, American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don’t come hanging ’round my door
I don’t wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin’ old with you
Now woman, stay away
American woman, listen what I say

FIVE– U2- Sunday, Bloody Sunday

I can’t believe the news today
Oh, I can’t close my eyes
And make it go away
How long…
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long…
’cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…
Broken bottles under children’s feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won’t heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

SIX– The Cranberries- Zombie

head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence caused such silence
Who are we mistaken?
But you see, it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head, in your head
They are fighting
With their tanks, and their bombs
And their bombs, and their guns
In your head, in your head
They are crying
In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie
What’s in your head?
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie-ie, oh

SEVEN– CCR- Fortunate Son

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they’re red, white and blue
And when the band plays “Hail to the chief”
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord
It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son, son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no

Yeah!
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh
But when the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes

It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no millionaire’s son, no
It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no

EIGHT– Bruce Springsteen- Born in the USA

The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that’s been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.
Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

NINE– Bob Marley and the Wailers- Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta:
There was a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America,
Stolen from Africa, brought to America,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival.

I mean it, when I analyze the stench –
To me it makes a lot of sense:
How the Dreadlock Rasta was the Buffalo Soldier,
And he was taken from Africa, brought to America,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival.

Said he was a Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta –
Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America.

TEN–Guns and Roses- Civil War

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can’t reach…
So, you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N’ I don’t like it any more than you men.”
Look at your young men fighting
Look at your women crying
Look at your young men dying
The way they’ve always done before
Look at the hate we’re breeding
Look at the fear we’re feeding
Look at the lives we’re leading
The way we’ve always done before

ELEVEN– Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- Turn, Turn, Turn

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you’d be mine
But here we are, we’re here tonight
Singing Amen, I’m alive (I’m alive)
Singing Amen, I’m alive
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we’d see the day when nobody died
And I’m singing
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I’m alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I’m alive

THIRTEEN– Dixie Chicks– Travelin’ Solider

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army green
Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He’s a little shy so she give him a smile
So he said would you mind sittin’ down for a while
And talking to me, I’m feeling a little low
She said I’m off in an hour and I know where we can go
So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don’t care
I got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

FOURTEEN– Billy Ray Cyrus- Some Gave All

I knew a man, called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero, yes, was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don’t understand
About the reasons that we are free
I can’t forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me
“All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all”

FIFTEEN– Toby Keith- American Soldier

I’m just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at ’em bright and early,
I’m all business in my suit,
Yeah, I’m dressed up for success from my head down to my boots,
I don’t do it for the money, there’s bills that I can’t pay,
I don’t do it for the glory, I just do it anyway,
Providing for our future’s my responsibility,
Yeah I’m real good under pressure, being all that I can be,
I can’t call in sick on Mondays when the weekend’s been too strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
Sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door.
Hey, I’m solid, hey, I’m steady, hey, I’m true down to the core.

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Panic

Some lyrics stick in your head no matter what you do!

Coldplay-Bones

Bones sinking like stones
All that we’ve fought for
Homes, places we’ve grown
All of us are done for
We live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do
Yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world
Bones sinking like stones
All that we’ve fought for
Homes, places we’ve grown
All of us are done for
We live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do
Yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world
We live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do
Yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world
Oh all that I know
There’s nothing here to run from
Cause here
Everybody here’s got somebody to lean on
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My Workday Playlist

My Writing/Cleaning Playlist–

One– Amazing Eyes- Good Old War

Two– Wrecking Ball- Ryan Adams

Three– We Don’t Know- The Strumbellas

Four– Winning Streak- Glen Hansard

Five– Better than Love- Griffin House (Live)

Six– She Lit a Fire- Lord Huron

Seven– Home– Blue October

Eight– Clementine- Sarah Jaffe

Nine– Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Once Upon a Time)

Ten- Little Talks ( The X Factor USA)- Alex and Sierra

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Bloom

Good morning!

Heard this while Henry was getting ready for school, he has finals today!

Thought I’d share.

The Paper Kites- Bloom

In the morning when I wake
And the sun is coming through,
Oh, you fill my lungs with sweetness,
And you fill my head with you.
Shall I write it in a letter?
Shall I try to get it down?
Oh, you fill my head with pieces
Of a song I can’t get out.
Can I be close to you?
Ooh-oo-oo-ooh, ooh
Can I be close to you?
Ooh, ooh.
Can I take it to a morning
Where the fields are painted gold
And the trees are filled with memories
Of the feelings never told?
When the evening pulls the sun down,
And the day is almost through,
Oh, the whole world it is sleeping,
But my world is you.
Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).
Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).
Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).
Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).