Song Lyric Sunday: Pain

It’s Sunday night, so time to share a song. Helen’s prompt this week is ‘pain’, which I suspect is exactly what I’m going to be feeling tomorrow morning, after I walked up this bad boy this afternoon (Pendle Hill in Lancashire if you’re interested).

Pendle Hill

That’s me in the foreground; the dot in the distance just before the next wall is, I think, my 12YO daughter, who reached the top about half an hour before I did!  Anyway, I digress. Here’s Johnny Cash, and Hurt. I’m not a fan of his, or country and western music generally, but this is incredible:

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Sibling Wars: Ketchup Bomb

ketchup-29755_1280So here’s a parenting dilemma: how should you react when your oldest child plays an outrageously mean – but quite hilarious – prank on their younger sibling?

It all started on a normal school day morning. While Husband was downstairs and I was in the shower, 12YO and 6YO started the day with one of their regular pre-breakfast pitched battles. The routine goes something like this: Continue reading

Song Lyric Sunday: a new song

SongLyricSundayThis week Helen has prompted us to come up with a new song for Song Lyric Sunday which we’ve only recently heard for the first time. This one has really made me rack my brains! It’s fair to say that my taste in music hasn’t changed or expanded much in the last decade.  I put this down to the fact that I now mainly listen to whatever my two daughters want to listen to… ie an awful lot of Disney film soundtracks, nursery rhymes, story CDs and the like.

Luckily, now that my oldest daughter is 12, she’s starting to get more grown up taste in music.  This is a song she’s introduced me to recently. I’m not sure who Avicii is/ are (a band? a solo artist? a popular beat combo? I have literally no idea) but I guess it doesn’t matter. This, in my humble, out-of-touch, maternal opinion, is really rather good:

Hey brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover.
Hey sister, know the water’s sweet but blood is thicker.
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

Hey brother, do you still believe in one another?
Hey sister, do you still believe in love, I wonder?
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

What if I’m far from home?
Oh, brother I will hear you call.
What if I lose it all?
Oh, sister I will help you out!
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

Hey brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover.
Hey sister, do you still believe in love, I wonder?
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

What if I’m far from home?
Oh, brother I will hear you call.
What if I lose it all?
Oh, sister I will help you out!
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

Written by Ash Pournouri, Salem Al Fakir, Tim Bergling, Veronica Maggio, Vincent Fred Pontare • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group