Song Lyric Sunday: Last

Here we are, the first Sunday in December and ready to celebrate…..no not Christmas that’s still 3 weeks away….Song Lyric Sunday :O) Brought to us each week by the lovely Helen (she’s been poorly so why not pop over to see her and give her a virtual hug), it presents the perfect opportunity to discover new music and meet new bloggers.

Here are some rules for you if you’d like to play along:

  • 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

This is my choice for this week:

 

Trouble is her only friend and he’s back again
Makes her body older than it really is
She says it’s high time she went away
No one’s got much to say in this town
Trouble is the only way is down
Down, down
As strong as you were, tender you go
I’m watching you breathing for the last time
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I’ll carry you home
I’ll carry you home
If she had wings she would fly away
And another day God will give her some
Trouble is the only way is down
Down, down
As strong as you were, tender you go
I’m watching you breathing for the last time
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I’ll carry you home
I’ll carry you home
And they were all born pretty in New York City tonight
And someone’s little girl was taken from the world tonight
Under the Stars and Stripes
As strong as you were, tender you go
I’m watching you breathing for the last time
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I’ll carry you home
I’ll carry you home
Songwriters: James Hillier Blount / Max Martin
I am a huge fan of James Blunt’s early songs (he lost me when he moved away from ballads I’m afraid) and this is one of my favourites. I’d actually never seen the video before this morning and I was glad to see that it fits perfectly with the song; the melody is quite simple but the lyrics are unbearably poignant.
For a very long time after I lost my husband I couldn’t listen to this song without crying  but now I can appreciate it for what it is, the writings of a man trying to live with the memories of the horrors of war. With that in mind I’d like to share this song with you too, it’s also by James Blount and, for me, it should serve as a stark reminder to anyone who ever gets the idea into their head that war is a good idea:

 

 

Lisa x

  21 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday: Last

  1. December 2, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Never really followed James Blount, but my children did so I’m familiar with him but not either of these songs. Both are quite powerful in different ways. Thanks for the shares! 😊👍💯

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  2. December 2, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Yes , I too loved James Blunt’s ballads, and these are two excellent choices xx

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  3. December 2, 2018 at 9:36 am

    James Blunt’s song Bravery, always makes me cry, we all show bravery in different ways…..
    https://ivors20.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/brave/

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    • December 2, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Me too! Yes, you’re right, the fight against illness takes as much bravery as anything….your poem demonstrates that – it’s beautiful :O) xx

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      • December 2, 2018 at 9:47 am

        Yes, It was 30 years of gracious bravery, xxxxxx truly, she was incredible, and an inspiration in my life, in everything I do. xxx

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      • December 2, 2018 at 9:57 am

        I feel the same way about my husband although his battle was much shorter….xx

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      • December 2, 2018 at 10:05 am

        Yes, they were our lifetime partners, who left us too early 😊 but I know she’d want me to be brave, and keep living and enjoying myself, 😊😊xx

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      • December 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

        Yes you’re right, I keep reminding myself of that 😊 xx

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      • December 2, 2018 at 10:24 am

        Nite nite Lisa, tiredness has consumed me😴💤💤🤗🤗, thanks for the chat. 😁 xx

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      • December 2, 2018 at 3:55 pm

        Night night, sleep tight 😊 xxx

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  4. December 2, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    What absolutely fantastic choices to offer us Lisa. I really enjoyed them, although that really isn’t the right word. Anyone who has been anywhere near war will agree that it is futile and never solves a thing.

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    • December 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      I know exactly what you mean Peter, they are beautiful songs in their own right but sad that they had to be written xx

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  5. December 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Big fan of him, great song

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  6. December 2, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    haunting

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  7. December 3, 2018 at 2:55 am

    I love James Blunt’s older songs as well! Love your picks!

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