Therapy in Music

Musical musings for reflection

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Amazing and beautiful!!!

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

by Dover Steel Drum Band

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Only You

Only You
by Taken By Trees

All I ever wanted was a friend to me
Who knew I was in for such a treat
This is far beyond what I imagined
Not even as I fantasized
And I knew
Yes I do, ’bout you
And start a second scene
There is only you for me, Oh-o
Oh-o-Only You
Honey, do you want to take a chance on me?
Walk up and say “we do”
No one ever moved me the way you move
You really knock my off my feet
It’s true
Yeah, baby, it’s true-oo-o
As far as I can see
There’s only you for me
And o-oh-only you
Only You
And only you
All I wanted….
All I wanted…
All I want.
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Gone Gone Gone

Gone Gone Gone
by Phillip Phillips

When life leaves you high and dry
I’ll be at your door tonight
If you need help, if you need help
I’ll shut down the city lights,
I’ll lie, cheat, I’ll beg and bribe
To make you well, to make you well
When enemies are at your door
I’ll carry you away from war
If you need help, if you need help
Your hope dangling by a string
I’ll share in your suffering
To make you well, to make you well
Give me reasons to believe
That you would do the same for me
And I would do it for you, for you
Baby, I’m not moving on
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone
I love you long after you’re gone
And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.
When you fall like a statue
I’m gon’ be there to catch you
Put you on your feet, you on your feet
And if your well is empty
Not a thing will prevent me
Tell me what you need, what do you need
I surrender honestly
You’ve always done the same for me
So I would do it for you, for you.
Baby, I’m not moving on
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone.
I love you long after you’re gone
And long after you’re gone gone gone.
You’re my back bone,
You’re my cornerstone
You’re my crutch when my legs stop moving
You’re my head start,
You’re my rugged heart
You’re the pulse that I’ve always needed
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating
Like a drum my heart never stops beating
For you, for you
Baby I’m not moving on
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
Baby I’m not moving on,
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone.
I love you long, long after you’re gone.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating
Like a drum my heart never stops beating for you
And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.
I love you long after you’re gone gone, gone.
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Mad World

The version I remember from long, long ago…

Mad World
by Tears for Fears

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere
Going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression
No expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow
No tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I´m dying
Are the best I´ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
‘Cos I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It´s a very very
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad World
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen
Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me
No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what´s my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I´m dying
Are the best I´ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
Cos’ I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It´s a very very
Mad world
Mad world
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Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels
by Tears For Fears

I wanted to be with you alone
And talk about the weather
But traditions I can trace against the child in your face
Won’t escape my attention
You keep your distance with a system of touch
And gentle persuasion
I’m lost in admiration could I need you this much
Oh, you’re wasting my time
You’re just wasting time
Something happens and I’m head over heels
I never find out till I’m head over heels
Something happens and I’m head over heels
Ah don’t take my heart
Don’t break my heart
Don’t throw it away
I made a fire and watching burn
Thought of your future
With one foot in the past now just how long will it last
No no no have you no ambition
My mother and my brothers used to breathe in clean in air
And dreaming I’m a doctor
It’s hard to be a man when there’s a gun in your hand
Oh I feel so…
Something happens and I’m head over heels
And this my four leaf clover
I’m on the line, one open mind
This is my four leaf clover
One little boy, one little man,
Funny how time flies.
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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 2

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 2
by The Flaming Lips

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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
by The Flaming Lips

Her name is Yoshimi
she’s a black belt in karate
working for the city
she has to discipline her body
‘Cause she knows that
it’s demanding
to defeat those evil machines
I know she can beat them
Oh Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots eat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots defeat me
Those evil-natured robots
they’re programmed to destroy us
she’s gotta be strong to fight them
so she’s taking lots of vitamins
‘Cause she knows that
it’d be tragic
if those evil robots win
I know she can beat them
Oh Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots defeat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots eat me
Yoshimi
‘Cause she knows that
it’d be tragic
if those evil robots win
I know she can beat them
Oh Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots defeat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots defeat me
Oh Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots eat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
but you won’t let those robots eat me
Yoshimi
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Accentuate the Positive

Accentuate the Positive
performed by Ella Fitzgerald

Gather ’round me, Everybody
Gather ’round me while I preach some
Feel a sermon comin’ on me
The topic will be sin and that’s what I’m agin’
If you wanna hear my story
Then settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewin’
The attitude on doin’… … … RIGHT!
You’ve got to accentuate the positive
eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
But don’t mess with mister inbetween
You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
have faith, a pandemonium
Libel to walk up on the scene
To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the Whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do
just when everything looked so dark
Man, they said we better
accentuate the positive
eliminate the negative
latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with mister inbetween
No! Don’t mess with mister inbetween

 

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Crush On You

Crush On You
performed by The Jets

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry
by The Cure

Boys Don’t Cry” was the second single to be released by The Cure, released in June 1979. It was released in the UK as a stand-alone single, and was included as the title track on Boys Don’t Cry, the American equivalent to Three Imaginary Boys. (credit: Wikipedia)

I would say I’m sorry
If I thought that it would change your mind
But I know that this time
I’ve said too much
Been too unkind
I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try and
Laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
’cause boys don’t cry
Boys don’t cry
I would break down at your feet
And beg forgiveness
Plead with you
But I know that
It’s too late
And now there’s nothing I can do
So I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try to
laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
’cause boys don’t cry
I would tell you
That I loved you
If I thought that you would stay
But I know that it’s no use
That you’ve already
Gone away
Misjudged your limits
Pushed you too far
Took you for granted
I thought that you needed me more
Now I would do most anything
To get you back by my side
But I just
Keep on laughing
Hiding the tears in my eyes
’cause boys don’t cry
Boys don’t cry
Boys don’t cry
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