Lyrics Post: “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”(originally by Arrows), Joan Jett

All those years ago until now this song still rocks, this gal Joan Jett still rips it~

Was reminded of this recently when I heard my younger daughter singing this song. There’s renewed hope for humanity. : – )

“I saw him dancing there by the record machine
I knew he must have been about seventeen
The beat was going strong
Playing my favorite song
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till he was with me, yeah me
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till he was with me, yeah me

Singing, I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me
Ow!

He smiled, so I got up and asked for his name
But that don’t matter, he said, ’cause it’s all the same
He said, “Can I take you home
Where we can be alone?”
And next we were moving on, he was with me, yeah me
Next we were moving on, he was with me, yeah me

Singing, I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me
Ow!

He said, “Can I take you home
Where we can be alone?”
Next we’re moving on, he was with me, yeah me
And we’ll be moving on and singing that same old song, yeah with me

Singing, I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock and roll
So come and take your time and dance with me”

Writer(s): Richards Jake Hooker, Sachs Allan Preston

Lyrics Post: “Dynamite” by BTS

A globalization. I love it.

Honestly.

K-Pop. BTS.

THIS:

“O’Cause, ah-ah, I’m in the stars tonight

So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight

Shoes on, get up in the morn

Cup of milk, let’s rock and roll

King Kong, kick the drum, rolling on like a rolling stone

Sing song when I’m walking home

Jump up to the top, LeBron

Ding dong, call me on my phone

Ice tea and a game of ping pong

This is getting heavy

Can you hear the bass boom? I’m ready

Life is sweet as honey

Yeah, this beat cha ching like money

Disco overload, I’m into that, I’m good to go

I’m diamond, you know I glow up

Hey, so let’s go

‘Cause, ah-ah, I’m in the stars tonight

So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight

Shining through the city with a little funk and soul

So I’ma light it up like dynamite, whoa

Bring a friend, join the crowd

Whoever wanna come along

Word up, talk the talk, just move like we off the wall

Day or night the sky’s alight

So we dance to the break of dawn

Ladies and gentlemen, I got the medicine, so you should keep ya eyes on the ball, huh

This is getting heavy

Can you hear the bass boom? I’m ready

Life is sweet as honey

Yeah, this beat cha ching like money

Disco overload, I’m into that, I’m good to go

I’m diamond, you know I glow up

Let’s go

‘Cause, ah-ah, I’m in the stars tonight

So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight

Shining through the city with a little funk and soul

So I’ma light it up like dynamite, whoa

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na, life is dynamite

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na, life is dynamite

Shining through the city with a little funk and soul

So I’ma light it up like dynamite, whoa

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh

Light it up, dynamite

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh

Light it up, dynamite

‘Cause, ah-ah, I’m in the stars tonight

So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight

Shining through the city with a little funk and soul

So I’ma light it up like dynamite

(This is ah)

‘Cause, ah-ah, I’m in the stars tonight

So watch me bring the fire and set the night alight

Shining through the city with a little funk and soul

So I’ma light it up like dynamite, whoa

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na, life is dynamite

Dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na, life is dynamite

Shining through the city with a little funk and soul

I’ma light it up like dynamite, whoa”

R Writer(s): David Stewart, Jessica Agombar

Lyrics Post: “Jaded”

Conflict, disagreement, irresponsible governance, selfish, disease, war, rebuked love…all (and more) to be jaded by.

I refuse to accept these as the last word. Circumstance and Evil will not win in the end.

But this song…”Jaded”…from a while back, well,

Green Day ripped through a good one here…

Somebody keep my balance
I think I’m falling off
Into a state of regression
The expiration date
Rapidly coming up
It’s leaving me behind to rank

Always move forward
Going “straight” will get you nowhere
There is no progress
Evolution killed it all
I found my place in nowhere

I’m taking one step sideways
Leading with my crutch
Got a fucked up equilibrium
Count down from 9 to 5
Hooray! We’re gonna die!
Blessed into our extinction

Always move forward
Going “straight” will get you nowhere
There is no progress
Evolution killed it all
I found my place in nowhere

Always move forward
Going “straight” will get you nowhere
There is no progress
Evolution killed it all
I found my place in nowhere, in nowhere, in nowhere”

Writer(s): Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Ryan Pritchard, Frank Edwin Wright III

Slog Through

Some days, weeks, longer,

Feels like we’re slogging through.

Keep a little smile on the face, head down to the grindstone, thankful for what we have,

Undertone though?

Slogging through, legs heavy, thick on your mind, in the back,

Slow go.

It’s this very time, each time, to stop the slide,

To pause and give thanks, quiet thanks, silent nod, to something, anything, good;

And that’s enough, can sustain another minute, hour, day,

To reset, breath, refocus, and go forward. GO FORWARD.

Yes you can. Even through the slog, legs heavy, stacks all around you,

Fear not, and you are not alone, and don’t give into panic,

Oh no no, not alone, go forward, that you can, do,

GOOD.

#Afghanistan

The Taliban militias are over-running Afghanistan as the US military draws down. The people of that country deserve better.

“We don’t count because we’re from Afghanistan. We’ll die slowly in history”

Tears of a hopeless Afghan girl whose future is getting shattered as the Taliban advance in the country.

@AlinejadMasih

@FForotan

Lyrics Post: “Xanadu”

Plain and simple?

Let’s RUSH. Together.

I wouldn’t want to go alone. But together? YES.

It’s been four years. Let’s go again. To Xanadu.

“Xanadu”

‘To seek the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
To break my fast on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise…’

I had heard the whispered tales of immortality
The deepest mystery
From an ancient book I took a clue
I scaled the frozen mountain tops of eastern lands unknown
Time and Man alone
Searching for the lost Xanadu

Xanadu…

To stand within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste anew the fruits of life
The last immortal man
To find the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
Oh, I will dine on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise

A thousand years have come and gone but time has passed me by
Stars stopped in the sky
Frozen in an everlasting view
Waiting for the world to end, weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost
Xanadu

Xanadu…

Held within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste my bitter triumph
As a mad immortal man
Nevermore shall I return
Escape these caves of ice
For I have dined on honeydew
And drunk the milk of Paradise

Writers: Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee

New Shiny Things

Kids love new, shiny things. Maybe we all do.

And treasure boxes; treasure boxes to tuck away all those new, shiny things; they become less shiny with time; then they become treasures.

Under the bed, in the nightstand, into the closet, up in the rafters the treasures go. Hold on for years, decades.

Magic to look at, the magic doesn’t dissipate; it’s innate.

Treasures, little treasures.

Ignatius

Ignatius of Loyola, 31 July, the feast day, the day the Catholic Church celebrates this man’s life.

From the 1500’s.

Solider become man of the cloth, founder, believer, a person that turned to faith, turned to God.

What lessons?

One primary mantra, “…to the greater glory of God…”,

A simple commitment, a life of self-reflection and service, a unique, refreshing basis for spirituality…

The Examen:

Prepare yourself for prayer.

Review the day with gratitude.

Pay attention to your emotions.

Select a part of your day to pray on.

Pray for tomorrow.

~~~

Amen. AMEN.

Thanks, Iggy~~~