Tag Archives: Music

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Driving Home for Christmas

the weather outside is frightful, but she is so delightful

I well remember those Christmas Eve drives north from my home near London to see family and friends in the cold North East of England.  Not fun at all in some of the cars I owned ~ a Triumph TR6 is not good in the snow.

These days, most younger people have no idea how to drive safely in really bad weather.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the Triumph TR6

too much power, not enough grip

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Angel Eyes

only the moon and stars know
where you got those pretty blue eyes

I know a woman who has the the blue eyes of an angel, I wish that I understood her, but maybe that isn’t for mortal man.

Once I wrote a poem entitled a witch with angel eyes.

Please listen responsibly

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

never look into her eyes at midnight

else you are doomed to love her

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

the world is full of magical women,
patiently waiting for a our senses to grow sharper

I know a very wonderful, very magical woman.  Sadly she lives thousands of miles away from here.  Ah well, either love or magic can conquer all.

The Police

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

real feminine magic is as old-fashioned and special as the British policeman used to be

 

Melancholy Monday ~ Lonely this Christmas

lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling that no one cares

Sadly, and by force of circumstances, I will be alone in my garret over the Christmas holidays.  I am quite afraid that I shall feel very lonely.

I’ve been alone over the Holidays before.  There is something poignant and tragic about being lonely at Christmas.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

where do the lonely hide at Christmas?

Songs on Saturday ~ Shania Twain

it’s almost impossible to impress a smart woman

I learned a long time ago that women are very difficult to impress ~ unless you’re James Bond.

So, I don’t try to impress, I just be myself; a cool Englishman.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a smart tuxedo helps too

You’re Amazing

I love you just the way you are

A true friend doesn’t want to change you, a real friend likes you for who you are, and a true love will always love, you no matter what.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

never try to change perfection

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Maneater

a ruined man fell from her hands like a ripe fruit

I used to know a woman like that.  I’m glad I don’t any more.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I don’t love you, I’m just bored

Did You See Lisa?

the most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touched

Back in the day, when I was an insanely overpaid guy in international finance, I guess I had one friend.  This was his favourite song.

Neither of us had ever known a Lisa, nor ever hoped to meet a woman by that name.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this was our imaginary Lisa

Songs on Saturday ~ Bette Davis Eyes

the key to life is accepting challenges
once someone stops doing this, he’s dead

I was always a precocious child; I developed abilities and inclinations at a much earlier age that was usual or expected of me.

Everybody has kindness in their eyes.  Except some people.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

life is a sexual jest

and her eyes show it

Desert Journey

the immense desert, empty and inspired with spiritual promises

~

Like many Englishmen, from that green and pleasant land, I have a strong personal affinity for the desert.  I like the high plains and the heat of Red Rock Country in the late summer.  There is a simplicity about the desert, you are either right or you’re in deep trouble, and there’s little ground in-between.

And now, when England cowers cold beneath our autumn mists and morning frost, I yearn to be back in the blazing sunshine and heat of California, New Mexico, Arizona, or Nevada.  Preferably on a long spontaneous road trip, driving a Mustang convertible with a cool lady riding shotgun.

Sweetheart, yes it’s true, I’m so happy to be stuck with you

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

deep in red rock country

in that desert we pray to God

but we trust in ourselves as men

 

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