Song Lyric Sunday: Fear

Good morning fellow bloggers and Happy Sunday :O) I hope that this has been a great week for you and that next week will be even better! So, here we are again with Song Lyric Sunday, brought to you by the amazing Helen over at This thing called life one word at a time. I’m such a fan of this because I absolutely love music and I really hope that you’ll give it a try to; it’s a super way to make new blogging friends and beef up your playlists.

Here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

The theme for this week is fear and, despite Helen’s reservations, this was an easy one for me as I can share one of my favourite songs which is by an absolute music legend:

 

“Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)”

She had an horror of rooms
she was tired
you can’t hide beat
When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home

She could’ve been a killer
if she didn’t walk the way she do,
and she do
She opened strange doors
that we’d never close again

She began to wail jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean

[CHORUS (twice)]
Scary monsters, super creeps
Keep me running, running scared

She asked me to stay
and I stole her room
She asked for my love
and I gave her a dangerous mind
Now she’s stupid in the street
and she can’t socialise
Well I love the little girl
and I’ll love her till the day she dies

She wails
Jimmy’s guitar sound
jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean

[CHORUS (twice)]

[CHORUS (twice)]

Run, Run, Run [ad lib]

Written and performed by David Bowie
I was a fan of Bowie’s from the age of about 12 or 13 quite simply because he was doing things that other artists weren’t and that didn’t change over the years. He would change his look, his style and his music over and over again; he surprised, he shocked, sometimes he even disturbed but, above all, he entertained! There is no doubt in my mind that the man was a musical genius and a great lyricist. There is one line in this particular song which just captured the dark side of my imagination the moment that I heard it:
She asked me to stay
and I stole her room
She asked for my love
and I gave her a dangerous mind
Is it the confession of a psychopath or the story of a drug user’s descent into madness?
This song won’t be to everyone’s taste and just in case here’s my other favourite song of Bowie’s which is just sublime; his delivery is simple, passionate and full of emotion:

 

And just to go against all the rules this week I have to share this with you just because the lyrics are pure poetry; they’re shown on the video but here’s an except to show you what I mean:

Some people are marching together and some on their own
Quite alone
Others are running, the smaller ones crawl
But some sit in silence, they’re just older children
That’s all

 

Right that’s it, I ‘m going to stop now because otherwise I’ll be here all day!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone :O)

Lisa x

  13 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday: Fear

  1. August 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    great choice

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 19, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Wow! Although I like David Bowie, I’m only familiar with the popular songs from radio-play. These 3 are brilliant! I especially love “Wild Is The Wind.” It is hauntingly beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      I’m so glad you liked Wild is the Wind, you are right it’s hauntingly beautiful xx

      Like

  3. August 19, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Oh yes, can listen to Bowie anytime

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Carry on, I don’t mind at all!
    You are absolutely right about his changes of music, dress, looks, and he was so good at all of them. No matter what he looked like, sounded like, behaved like, he was successful. Not to everyone’s taste I admit, but I liked it all, and, obviously, so did you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 20, 2018 at 4:41 am

      Yes you’re right Peter, he was a one of a kind! So glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, great choice!❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. August 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    David Bowie was a musical genius. I especially love the lyrics to the songs you picked. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. August 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

    Go Bowie or go home! LOL! My older sister got me into Bowie and it still took me years to understand him. LOL!

    Liked by 1 person

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