a song a day: day 1.

My wonderful (and amazingly supportive) friend Beach has tagged me to participate in the ‘a song a day challenge’… and how could I say no? Like this: “No.” But I’m not going to do that. If you don’t visit son of a beach, I highly suggest you do. He’s an enormously talented photographer. Some of his sunsets need to be framed and hung in my home…

Here are the rules. I’m going to try to follow them. (An endeavor at which I usually fail.)

Post a song a day for five consecutive days
Post the name of the song and video
Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge

You know how I hate nominating people. I always feel like I’ve given them some obligation… and I never want anyone to feel obligated to participate. But this is music, so I’m going to name a couple of people. Please know that you most definitely do not need to participate!

Lennon | Fabulous with Glitches
(They’re not glitches, my beautiful friend. You’re all fab!)

GF | No Love for Fatties
(I’ve got plenty of love for you, T!)

Psst… I’ll tell you a secret. I am starting the A-to-Z challenge this weekend with two themes (I know… I don’t know what’s wrong with me either)… and music is one of them. So I guess this is a warm up.

[Oh… by the way… it’s after midnight, but I’m still on Monday. You know, just to clarify why there will probably be two of these dated March 28.]

This song is all over the place. (Which is one of the obvious reasons it works for me.) Made up words (‘unsleepable’?)… maliciousness (‘would rather die than have to touch you’) … kindness, although seemingly sarcastic (‘the thing is I love you now’)… and lots of contradiction. But would anyone really expect anything less from Morrissey? Or me, for that matter?

Our unsleepable friend gets the message on an ill-wind
“All your friends and your foes
Would rather die than have to touch you”
To say the least: Oh, truly disappointed
Truly, truly, truly

Drank too much and then said too much
And there’s nowhere to go but Down
Young boy, I wanna help you
See these lines? Truly disappointed
Truly, truly, truly

Don’t talk to me, no
About people who are “nice”
Cause I have spent my whole life
In ruins
Because of people who were “nice”
Oh, this world may lack style, I know
Each bud must blossom and grow

Young girl, one day you will be old
But the thing is I love you now
This is the last song I will ever sing – yeaaah!
No, I’ve changed my mind again – Ooooh!

Goodnight and Thank you.

© 2017 what sandra thinks
[Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics…]

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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33 Responses to a song a day: day 1.

  1. Lennon Carlyle says:

    Great song choice and I’m honored to be nominated, especially by you! I’ll play along soon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gigglingfattie says:

    OOOO I am all over this like white on rice!! And I have so much love for you too Sandra! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Interesting first choice. Meg nominated me but you know my choices will be more like those of a preteen girl — at least that’s what my kids tell me!

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  4. Ha! I knew there’d be a bit of Morrissey here. BAM! Right off the bat. Great choice. Thanks for playing along….and you’re too kind. 😊

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  5. Meg Sorick says:

    This really is a great song. It’s also one of Harry’s favorite songs. Maybe I should be worried! 😦

    Liked by 1 person

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