Category Archives: Song for Sunday

A song for Sunday – This Machine

This is the first Song for Sunday in ages – but it is a great one, and one you probably haven’t heard; it’s had under 6000 views on YouTube.  Over Christmas/New Year we went to the Woodford Folk Festival (a … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Happy

I haven’t done a song for Sunday for a while, but as it was Alexa’s birthday this week, I thought it was time to return to it. This week’s song is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams because whenever I hear (and … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Gabriel’s Oboe (for Aylan Kurdi)

Like many people I have been moved by the photo’s of Aylan Kurdi lying dead on the beach. His heart-rending death has highlighted the plight of so many others, and I can only hope it encourages world leaders and voters … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Shine

You can give your life You can lose your soul You can bang your head or you can drown in a hole Nothing lasts forever, but, you can try Look around you, Everyone you see, everyone you know is gonna … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – When I grow up (from Matilda)

I’m not sure if it makes us bad parents, but Jasmine and Alexa have been into Tim Minchin for many years. When we heard, in 2011, he had written the lyrics and music for a musical based on “Matilda” by … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Songs from the Wood

Thursday was Global Overshoot Day and I’m keeping with the environmental theme for this week’s song. It’s actually quite hard to find good songs which talk about the looking up the environment. I’ve decided to go with  the title track … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Enola Gay

Thursday was Hiroshima Day – the 70th anniversary of the first use of a nuclear bomb on civilians. Today is the 7oth anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki; the only other use of a nuclear weapon on civilians. In memory … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

She calls out to the man on the street ‘Sir, can you help me? It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep, Is there somewhere you can tell me?’ He walks on, doesn’t look back He pretends he can’t hear her … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Teach your children by CSNY

With the start of semester on Monday, I looked for a song with some connection to study or uni. It was pretty hard. There are quite a few negative ones (e.g., Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”), inappropriate ones … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Luka by Suzanne Vega

Released in 1987, Luka by Suzanne Vega is about family violence and child abuse. (It’s worth watching the video.) Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say And it’s … Continue reading

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