Day 25: A song that makes you laugh #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 25: A song that makes you laugh

Tenacious D—Tribute

Needless to say,
the beast was stunned.
Whip-crack went his whippet tail,
And the beast was done.
He asked us:
“(snort) BE you angels?”
And we said,
“Nay.
We are but men
Rock!!
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahn,
Ohhh, whoah, ah-whoah-oh!

This is not The Greatest Song in the World, No
This is just a tribute.

Day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral

Megadeth—A Tout Le Monde

Music and lyrics: Dave Mustaine

Don’t remember where I was
I realized life was a game
The more seriously I took things
The harder the rules became
I had no idea what it’d cost
My life passed before my eyes
I found out how little I accomplished
All my plans denied

So as you read this know my friends
I’d love to stay with you all
smile when you think of me
My body’s gone that’s all

A tout le monde (To all the world!)
A tout mes amis (To all my friends)
Je vous aime (I love you)
Je dois partir (I must leave)
These are the last words
I’ll ever speak
And they’ll set me free

If my heart was still alive
I know it would surely break
And my memories left with you
There’s nothing more to say
Moving on is a simple thing
What it leaves behind is hard
You know the sleeping feel no more pain
And the living all are scarred

A tout le monde
A tout mes amis
Je vous aime
Je dois partir
These are the last words
I’ll ever speak
And they’ll set me free

So as you read this know my friends
I’d love to stay with you all
Please smile, smile when you think about me
My body’s gone that’s all

A tout le monde
A tout mes amis
Je vous aime
Je dois partir
These are the last words
I’ll ever speak
And they’ll set me free

Day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

The first thing to point out is that I’m already married. Jane and I got married on Sunday 25 July 1999, nearly 12 years ago.

The second thing to point out is that we played this song at our wedding reception: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. And when I say “we played this song” I mean we played this song.

I played guitar, Jane sang, my mate Jonny played keyboards, my brother Eddie was on bass guitar and his friends Iain and Brian played guitar and drums respectively. We had such good fun!

I’d always wanted to play in a band at my own wedding reception, so that’s exactly what we did! Our set list included Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, Iris by Goo Goo Dolls, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, Angels by Robbie Williams and La Bamba (in Spanish and English, with actions) made popular by Ritchie Valens.

Day 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 22: a song that you listen to when you’re sad

Fish—A Gentleman’s Excuse Me

I love this song by Fish. It is beautiful, romantic, nostalgic and regretful.

There’s one line from this song that comes back to me again and again, when things are too hard and I just want out: “Can you get it inside your head, I’m tired of dancing?”

I listen to this piece of music when I’m down, and at the end of it I can always sigh, know that I’m not on my own and just get on with things.

(My final catch-up post of the weekend, posted on 23 May, after a crazily-busy weekend… excuses, excuses! Consider this a gentleman’s excuse me!)

Day 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy

Stone Sour—30/30-150

That’s the thing with metal: I can listen to it when I’m happy, I can listen to it when I’m down. It’s just always there…

This song by Stone Sour—Corey Taylor from Slipknot‘s other band—is the opening track from their second album Come What(ever) May. It ROCKS!

To me it’s about surving no matter what, in spite of what others around you say will happen to you.

It’s just a great song. How can it not bring a smile to your face?

(Still playing catch-up after a crazily busy weekend; this was actually posted on 23 May!)