SongLyricSunday 6/10/18 Theme Metaphor

Well, I really want the song I chose to be a metaphor. I think it is. I think there are metaphors all the way through it but I may be talking about symbols instead. I had to look it up. I found this cool article:

But unfortunately, I’m still not sure I chose right, so I’ll just give you this brilliant song to contemplate and you can decide…

Or just enjoy this musical and poetic talent!!


She was beautiful as southern skies the night he met her
She was married to someone
He was doggedly determined that he would get her
He was old she was young
From time to time
He’d tip his heart
But each time she withdrew
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it’s true
Well eventually the boy and the girl get married
Sure enough they have a son
And though they were both occupied with the child she carried
Disagreements had begun
And in a while
They fell apart
It wasn’t hard to do
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it’s true
Two disappointed believers
Two people playing the game
Negotiations and love songs
Are often mistaken for one and the same
Now the man and the woman they remain in contact
Let us say it’s for the child
With disagreements about the meaning of a marriage contract
Conversations hard and wild
But from time to time he makes her laugh
She cooks a meal of two
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it’s true
What is the point of this story
What information pertains
The thought that life could be better
Is woven indelibly
Into our hearts and our brains
Songwriters: Paul Simon
Train in the Distance lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
From Paul Simon’s Concert in the park in new york 1991



Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/10/18

SongLyricSunday 1/29/17 theme”Sun”

Oh Helen, I didn’t realize it but I have been waiting for the perfect Sunday to share one of my all-time favorite singers.

Maybe you have heard of her. Eva Cassidy.

Many of her songs have the “sun” in them, and it was hard to pick one, so here are three of my favorites.

She was the sun!

I’ve included her story at the bottom. If you can get through her beautiful songs, and her story without tears of both joy, and the other kind…well, as my cryptic friend Don says “then I just don’t know about you.”

I did not include lyrics or credit for the song writing because these are all three classics.

It will take some time to get through all of this but I believe it will be worth it. Enjoy her gift to us all.



Song Lyric Sunday 8-7-16

Here’s the deal. I never saw the movie. I didn’t even know who Paul Walker was but my youngest grandson ( who pays way closer attention than I ever noticed) made me watch this video. He said Gramma “You’ll like this. I know you will.”

I did and I do. When I asked him how he knew I’d like it he said “because you like stuff that makes you cry.”

He was right. I do like this song. And it does make me cry.

Thanks Luca.