Song Of The Week: Annie Lennox Covers Hallelujah
    Nov10

    Song Of The Week: Annie Lennox Covers Hallelujah

    “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen)  Baby, I’ve been here before I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew you I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch But love is not a victory march It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah       Sometimes there are moments of our lives in which we feel the need to simply stop and deal with “God” (or...

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    Song Of The Week: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Annie Lennox
    Nov03

    Song Of The Week: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Annie Lennox

    “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” (Cole Porter)   When you’re near There’s such an air of spring about it I can hear a lark somewhere Begin to sing about it           When in love, parting from each other is enormously painful: “Ev’ry time we say goodbye I die a little“; sometimes it feels exactly like a divine retribution: “Why the gods above me who must be...

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    Song Of The Week: Eurythmics I Want It All
    Oct27

    Song Of The Week: Eurythmics I Want It All

    “I Want It All”   (Eurythmics) Gimme gimme some more Of the same old stuff It don’t make me happy And it’s ever enough           An uncontrollable desire, a need that must be satisfied as soon as possible even though its nature is unknown: “I want it all, I want it all; I don’t know what it is, but I want it all”.   But sometimes even if the longing is...

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    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 30 Song Analysis For I Remember You And A Little Of You
    Jun30

    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 30 Song Analysis For I Remember You And A Little Of You

    “I Remember You” There’s a colour picture in my mind Reliving the past through memories can bring back echoes of distant places and people: “And I remember you, you were the backyard boy; hiding in a wreckage of broken dreams, standing by the railway line, standing”. And though sweet feelings are awakened, regret for a lost time (and an ancient loved one) comes back with the same intensity: “And all...

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    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 23 Lyric Analysis For “Take Your Pain Away” and “In This Town”
    Jun23

    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 23 Lyric Analysis For “Take Your Pain Away” and “In This Town”

    “Take Your Pain Away” (Eurythmics) For every aching heart For every broken soul   When it comes to assist a suffering loved one, appeasing the hurt of body and soul would probably be one of the most wanted powers we’d ask for to the proverbial genie in a bottle: “I would ease the burden that you carry everyday; oh don’t you know I’d find a cure and take your pain away?”. Until magical...

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    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 16 Lyric Analysis For “The Last Time” And “Lets Go”
    Jun16

    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 16 Lyric Analysis For “The Last Time” And “Lets Go”

    “The Last Time” (Eurythmics) People like you Can be so mean People like you Just don’t come clean “Well, the first time that I saw you, you were standing in the rain; you were waiting at the station for the last connecting train”: a stranger met by chance during a storm could be the right person to fall in love with; but first impressions (in this case clouded over by pouring rain), can be highly...

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    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 9 Song Analysis For The Miracle Of Love And Missionary Man
    Jun09

    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 9 Song Analysis For The Miracle Of Love And Missionary Man

    Following on from last weeks 2 singles from Revenge, Mike looks at the remaining 2 songs that were released from the Revenge album as singles. “The Miracle of Love” (Eurythmics) In this heartless world People try to hurt you Try to hurt you if they could And it must take a miracle   A miracle is something everyone of us discover to need through life, especially when it seems that our “crumbling world” is...

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    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 2 Song Analysis Of “Thorn In My Side” And “When Tomorrow Comes”
    Jun02

    Eurythmics Revenge 25: Day 2 Song Analysis Of “Thorn In My Side” And “When Tomorrow Comes”

    Mike Aversa will over the next five Thursday’s analyse the lyrics from 2 songs each week from the Revenge Album, following the style that we use in our usual Song Of  The Week feature. “When Tomorrow Comes” (Eurythmics) I can’t wait till tomorrow comes, baby As night goes by, two lovers lie together in the moonlight: “Breathing shifts your careless head, untroubled by the chaos of our lives; another day,...

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    Song Of The Week: “Coloured Bedspread” by Annie Lennox
    May26

    Song Of The Week: “Coloured Bedspread” by Annie Lennox

    “Coloured Bedspread” (Annie Lennox) We make the stars collide I touch the planets through your eyes Sometimes escaping from the usual daily grind is an unavoidable need: “I wanna drift so far to slip out of the crowd; it doesn’t matter how, on my coloured bedspread”. And when the run away is done with/to someone else, the whole thing can become very enjoyable: “Some people come and go, but they...

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    Song Of The Week: “Twisted” By Annie Lennox
    May19

    Song Of The Week: “Twisted” By Annie Lennox

    “Twisted” (Annie Lennox)   I didn’t mean to make you suffer I didn’t mean to make you cry You didn’t mean to make me suffer You didn’t mean to make me cry When sweet memories of a life lived together vanish into desperation and bitterness, recalling how it all begun might only exacerbate the pain: “I didn’t want to know you, I didn’t mean to be a friend; but now it seems...

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    Song Of The Week: Eurythmics – “Aqua”
    May12

    Song Of The Week: Eurythmics – “Aqua”

    “Aqua” (Eurythmics) Don’t touch me Don’t talk to me about it Don’t touch me Don’t talk to me never again Everything has been said, all the hurt has been done; there’s no need to talk, no need to suffer: “I don’t feel anything, all sensation is closed to me; I saw you put the needle in, I can still see everything”. All you can do is let yourself drop to the liquid that will...

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    Song Of The Week: “Belinda” – Eurythmics
    May05

    Song Of The Week: “Belinda” – Eurythmics

    “Belinda” (Eurythmics) Dry your tears Close your eyes The rain comes down… a girl hesitates about her lover: “Belinda, your mind is dreaming; Belinda, it’s so misleading”. As water comes down ceaseless from the sky, uncontrolled tears fall from her eyes. And without a real reason: “Belinda, he’d never leave you; Belinda he won’t deceive you”. But as soon as the rain will stop,...

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