Song Lyric Sunday: Give/Giving

Morning :O) Did we all remember to put the clocks forward last night? Well done if you did; I forgot and what was a lie in until 7am became a ‘damn’ and ‘what the hell, I’m awake now’. So, here I am, at my keyboard at 7.30 am but ready to tackle another Song Lyric Sunday. The prompt this week, given to us as always by the lovely Helen, is give or giving; if you love music and want to meet some cool new blogging friends why not play along:

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

 

I’m so tired, of playing
Playing with this bow and arrow
Gonna give my heart away
Leave it to the other girls to play
For I’ve been a temptress too long
Just
Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be, a woman
I just want to be a woman
From this time, unchained
We’re all looking at a different picture
Through this new frame of mind
A thousand flowers could bloom
Move over, and give us some room
Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be, a woman
I just want to be a woman
So don’t you stop, being a man
Just take a little look from our side when you can
Sow a little tenderness
No matter if you cry
Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be, a woman
It’s all I want to be is all woman
For this is the beginning of forever and ever
It’s time to move over
I’m so tired, of playing
Playing with this bow and arrow
Gonna give my heart away
Leave it to the other girls to play
For I’ve been a temptress too long
Just
Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be
Songwriters: Adrian Francis Utley / Beth Gibbons / Geoffrey Paul Barrow / Isaac Lee Hayes
I first came across Portishead when I was in my Gothic (teenage angst) period; my wardrobe was divested of anything remotely resembling colour and I discovered the delights of black eyeliner and purple lipstick (shudders!). This particular song seemed beyond sophisticated to my young mind, it’s sexy and sultry and I loved it on first hearing. Actually, listening to it again this morning, it still sounds pretty sophisticated which means, either, I haven’t grown up or it’s a damn fine song – I’m happy with either quite frankly :O)
Anyway I hope you like it and have a wonderful Sunday :O)
Lisa
x

  21 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday: Give/Giving

  1. October 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Love Portishead… this really takes me back to the 90s

    Liked by 1 person

  2. October 28, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Shouldn’t it be put the clocks back an hour?!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 28, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Yes you’re quite right it should 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      • October 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

        Phew! I got all worried for a minute! I’d reminded everyone to set their clocks back last night. For some benighted reason we don’t do it here in the US for another week. I wish we’d stop this whole crappary entirely 🙄

        Liked by 1 person

      • October 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm

        Me too! As I’ve proved i often get it arse about face 😂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. October 28, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Great band, great song, takes me back!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dodge
    October 28, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    If you put your clocks forward last night you’re now in a different time zones to your neighbours. Too much Doctor Who😂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. October 28, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    OMG! That snake! I couldn’t see or hear anything else – I’m traumatized! LOL! 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. October 28, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    This is a new group for me. Thank you for the introduction. Making a note to check them out further (I need to wait until I get through the other posts first, or I’ll end up going going down that YouTube rabbit hole)

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 29, 2018 at 6:55 am

      Glad you liked it Mary :O) Ah yes I’ve heard about the YouTube rabbit hole ;O)

      Like

  7. October 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    New to me. I see what you mean, but really you chose it just for the shoes, admit it!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. October 28, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    I’m not sure I’ve heard of this group, but I LOVE this song. Sophisticated and sultry are two words I would use to describe it as well. Thanks so much for the introduction!

    Liked by 1 person

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