Song Lyric Sunday Theme: New- “You Make Me Feel Brand New”

“God bless you You make me feel brand new “ Recorded in 1974 by The Stylistics, one of my favorite R&B groups of the 1970s, You Make Me Feel Brand New was written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed. The recording sold over a million copies globally, reached number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart, and was…

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…

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Take/Taking- “Take Me to the Pilot”

“Take me to the pilot of your soul…” I always liked this song, but in many ways it makes no sense whatsoever.  The lyrics speak of danger, fearlessness, and betrayal, but the lyricist himself, Bernie Taupin, said even he didn’t know what the lyrics really meant.  Apparently, he threw some words together and thought they…

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Lost – “Lost Horizon”

“There’s a lost horizon waiting to be found…” I’ve loved this song ever since it was released in 1973.  It is the theme song of the 1973 musical film of the same name, a film that was included in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time and was declared to be one of  “The…