Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Occupation – “Wichita Lineman”

“I am a lineman for the county And I drive the main road Searchin’ in the sun for another overload“ Songwriter Jimmy Webb was inspired to write Wichita Lineman  while driving along a completely straight highway flanked by an endless line of telephone poles.  Headed into the setting sun, he saw the silhouette of a solitary…

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: No – “Tell Her No”

“And if she should tell you ‘come closer’ And if she tempts you with her charms Tell her no no no no no-no-no-no No no no no no-no-no-no”   Oh no, another 60s song! Apparently the word “no” is mentioned 63 times in the lyrics of this song written by Rod Argent.  (But who’s counting?)  Tell…

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Girls- “Brown Eyed Girl”

“And you, my brown-eyed girl You, my brown-eyed girl “ Another 1960s song.  And yes, that means I’m old, but I was once someone’s brown eyed girl myself.  Written by singer/songwriter Van Morrison, “Brown Eyed Girl” was released in 1967.  It is considered to be Morrison’s signature song although he never received any royalties for…

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Listen- “Listen People”

“Listen people to what I say I say everybody’s got to have their day“ This song immediately popped into my mind when I read what the song lyric theme for this week would be.  “Listen People” was recorded in 1966 by British pop group Herman’s Hermits.  Although lead vocalist Peter Noone left the group in 1971,…

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Soul – “Sweet Soul Music”

“Do you like good music That sweet soul music” So many songs could fit this week’s theme, but I chose a soul song about soul music.  This one also involved a lawsuit.  Recorded in 1967 by Arthur Conley, “Sweet Soul Music” was written by Conley and Otis Redding.  However, they appropriated the melody of a…