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Songs on Saturday ~ Drunk On A Plane

eventually the cabin staff will cut you off

Following the Dierks Bentley song Somewhere On A Beach I posted earlier today, I also came across this little ditty.

I have so been there.

Except I didn’t actually go to Cancun.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

but Marmaduke always has my back

Songs on Saturday ~ Somewhere On A Beach

it’s got to be five o’clock somewhere

This song by Dierks Bentley says everything about the kind of summer vacation that I can’t enjoy right now.  As a matter of fact there are some fabulous beaches near the garret, but it isn’t warm, it isn’t relaxing, and there is certainly a dearth of hot girls in skimpy bikinis.

If it comes right down to it I can’t play the guitar either.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

but I can dream

can’t I?

Random Jottings ~ Mortality

in the midst of life we are in purgatory

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in the dark, all paths are unknown

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every day we live we learn something new

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I could have died for her, but I couldn’t live for her

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there can never be love without despair about life

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an awareness of one’s own mortality

can mean we live a truer and more meaningful life

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the pain of loneliness is the most meaningful part of our mortality

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the only thing real in Life is Love

so accept the pain of the dance

Songs on Saturday ~ Soak Up The Sun

it’s the English summer, and we have sun

There aren’t many English bands who have ever had songs about sunshine ~ plenty about fog, rain, winter and misery.  Ergo I had to look to some music from the USA to find a decent song about the sun.  I like this from Sheryl Crow.

Today I will be enjoying a little of our very own pale English sunshine.

Who needs sunscreen here?

Don’t get burned.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Pacific sunset

Songs on Saturday ~ I’m a Believer

belief is not a given thing

Amazingly, the weather here has been so fabulous over the past couple of days that on Friday I walked 10 miles in the sunshine.  This song got hold of me for some reason, and made me smile even more, because it made me think of someone I know.

I know I should have played either The Monkees or Neil Diamond version, but I think this one is even more fun.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

this guy steals those movies

Can’t Stop This Thing We Started

true love stories never have unhappy endings

I’ve been alone in lockdown for 478 days ~ long enough for me to think very carefully about relationships, friendships, and true love.  This Bryan Adams song is for someone who is more than just a very good friend.  I know that she is going to stick around, and that our story will never have an unhappy ending.

All she has to do is ask me, and I’ll tell her that I love her.

We have known each other for quite a while now.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Rose and Ginger

a partnership made in Heaven

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Dock of the Bay

When you’re locked inside the outside seems wonderful

I’d like to be sitting on the dock of the bay, but I’ll be in self-isolation for another 8 days.

Please listen with sympathy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Healing Myself

love yourself enough to set boundaries

drinking, smoking, and not exercising will kill you

Most of us have our fare share of problems, and some of us have long-term health issues that we struggle with on a daily basis.  Some call this having a dis-ease, meaning that we are not at rest, constantly worrying and fretting, in physical, mental, and / or spiritual pain.  Addiction, anxiety and depression, personality disorders, and in my case a touch of OCD, means that we are seldom at ease.

Whatever your problem is, whatever your health issues are, no matter what your ambitions, goals, dreams and desires are, I firmly believe there is a lot we can do to help ourselves, to heal ourselves from what plagues us, to make ourselves a better life.

For me, that means first of all knowing myself, admitting to myself just who and what I am, and accepting that I have some physical, mental, and spiritual health issues.  For example; I’m over my ideal weight, I’m no where near as fit as I’d like to be, and I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.

Some would go to doctors, and take medication, or seek therapy and counselling, or just ignore the whole health thing altogether.

However, I am self-motivated to heal myself and make a better life for myself and those I care for.  I have a good daily routine, even if I don’t always stick to it.  I keep myself and the garret clean, tidy, and smart.  Getting enough rest and sleep is important, as is getting enough fresh air and exercise.  I eat pretty well and healthily, and I don’t binge eat or eat late at night.  Watching TV is not a big thing for me, instead I read and listen to music.  The key is not getting side-tracked, staying focused, and not getting discouraged when things aren’t perfect.  Most importantly for me ~ not drinking.

Some say that we need to live with a healthy mind in a healthy body.  And that having a positive outlook goes a long way.  All I know is that physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

torment is not a happy state

it will kill you

I am the lucky one

real love means doing whatever it takes

no more grey skies now

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never felt a love like this

just that first tender kiss

was all that it took

for me to give everything

to make her mine

for all of time

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jackcollier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

do whatever it takes

to chase the grey skies away

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Slave to Love

love does not dominate; it cultivates

Forget Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, back in the day Bryan Ferry was the epitome of cool.  I like this song and I think this video is damn cool too.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it’s really sad when love goes bad

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