Song Played Over and Over

Do you ever get in those moods to listen to a song over and over again?

Well, the other day at work, I was in that kind of mood. I must of played it over 25 times.

The song that I kept playing over and over was, “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

 

 

The song, reworked from a 1983 demo track originally composed by Jackson and Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka, was the first single released from Jackson’s second posthumous album, Xscape. Two versions of the single were developed. The first was a solo produced by American record producer John McClain and Dutch record producer Giorgio Tuinfort. The second version was a duet featuring American singer Justin Timberlake, produced by American record producers Timbaland and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, which received positive reviews from music critics. Its accompanying music video premiered on May 14, 2014 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In it, Timberlake appears with a crowd of young dancers, who reference Jackson’s most known dance moves, interspersed with archival footage of the late pop singer’s many short films. The song is the second collaboration between Jackson and Anka to be released since Jackson’s death in 2009 — the first being “This Is It“. (From Wikipedia.com)

Yes, that Paul Anka, who knew?

In case you want to sing to the song like I did all day. Here you go.

“Love Never Felt So Good”

Baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if it’s never mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it

‘Cause baby, every time I love you
It’s in and out of my life, in out baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out of my life, in out baby
‘Cause baby, love never felt so good

Baby, love never felt so fine
And I’d doubt if it was ever mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it cause

Baby, every time I love you
In and out of my life, in out baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out of my life, driving me crazy
Baby, love never felt so good

Baby, love never felt so fine
And I’d doubt it was mine all mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it cause

Baby, every time I love you
In and out of my life, in out baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out of my life, driving me crazy
Baby, love never felt so good

Songwriters
Michael Jackson and Paul Anka

Read more: Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Make it a great day!

Song of the Day

How You Like Me Now?” (1992) by The Heavy.

Not sure why this song pooped into my head? This is definitely a song you want to play in your car while you are driving. Volume up and windows down.

Here are the lyrics, just in case you want to sing along.

“How You Like Me Now?”

Now there was a time,
When you loved me so.
I couldn’t do wrong,
And now you need to know.

See, I been a bad bad bad bad man.
And I’m in deep.
Yeah.
I found a brand new love for this man,
And can’t wait till you see.
I can’t wait.

So how you like me now?
How you like me now? [x7]

Remember the time
When I eat you up
Yeah I was a lie
That you can’t give up.

If I was to cheat
Oh no, would you see right through me?
If I sing a sad sad sad sad song
Would you give it to me?
Would you?

So how you like me now?
How you like me now? [x7]

Does that make you love me baby?
Does that make you want me baby?
Does that make you love me baby?
Does that make you want me baby?

Oh, mercy.
Hello.
Oh yeah.

Levels of Friendships

I swear the closer I get to turning 50, the more confused I am about life. My latest mind spinning confusion is friendships and what is a friend?

I found this on Life, Relationships, the Universe and everything — A look at life from a Christian Perspective. You never know what will be on here. A blog by Steve Schappell.

The seven levels of friendship

Level 1: General Friends

These are people I meet or interact with on a daily basis, but have no connection beyond that. For example, some of my regular Members who visit my Credit Union branch that I know on a first name basis. I would not necessarily ask them to coffee or call them to go bowling, etc, but know a little about me and my kids, and I know some things about them.

Level 2: Work Friends

They say that next to your family, you spend most of your time at work. So my work friends are like another “family” in some ways. We get along some days, disagree at time on other days, sometimes spend birthdays together, have lunches, or occasionally meet after work with our families. We get to know about our kids, spouses, girl/boy friends, and share some experiences. If you work, you have these friends, and while not everyone you work with are on the same friendship “level,” it’s nice if you have some you genuinely get along with.

Level 3: Activity Friends

For me, these are friends that I enjoy doing things with. Like my Hiking club for example, or with the Singles Group I belong to, or other friends that I go to amusement parks with, etc. I usually only see them at activities and don’t spend any time with them outside of that. I only recently realized that when I sat down to compose this.

Level 4: Outer Circle Friends

In this level, these are my friends that know some things about me, spend time with my occasionally, but due to circumstances on either side, I have not let into my inner circle.

These are friends I can hang out with, who text me and ask what I am doing tonight. Some over time move into my inner circle, but for now are on the outside, but are friends none the less and I too am grateful for their presence in my life.

Level 5: Inner Circle Friends

Moving onward, these are my friends that know more details of my life, some of my “skeletons in the closet,” have had shared experiences with, have run wild with at times, and have stood by me though circumstances in my life both good and bad. I have also allowed them into my inner circle and have let down my guard for them, and they have never betrayed it. I have several of these, and I know that everyone does. Be thankful for them because for others, they are few and far between.

Level 6: Close Friends

In our life, we many only have one or two close friends that know us almost better than we know ourselves. And you know what I am talking about. Someone who understands you, gets you, accepts you for who you are, keeps your secrets and knows your fears. It’s everything you want in for Level 7 (see below), but without the dating and or intimate relationship. For me, I am fortunate to have one such Close Friend that I have known for 27 years since college. I am grateful to God that she is in my life and is someone I trust completely.

Right now, I would say I have more Work Friends and Outer Circle Friends. I do enjoy spending time with these friends. Since Facebook came out, I have been able to reconnect with people that I have known all my life and with people that have worked with in the past.

I don’t get to see these friends as much as I would like, but I know they are just a phone call, text or a message away.

Another level of friendship is Inner Circle Friends. I have some friends that made it to that level. But since one of my character flaws is have letting my guard down for people to get close to me, it’s a very small circle. I’ve been brunt beyond recognition too many times to remember. That is why the Inner Circle Friends is such a small group.

Now for the Close Friends level… friends that know us almost better than we know ourselves. I can think of one person who made it to this level. We knew the good, bad and ugly about each other. Their family was my family and my family was theirs. We laughed, cried and had some much fun together. There are things we did that would make you blush and things that are some of the most memorable events in my life. I would have done anything for them (I did) and if they needed anything, anything at all, I would have been there in a heartbeat.

But, one day, we lost that friendship. I was crushed. I was lost. I closed myself to every have that level of friendship ever again. I vowed that I would never feel that way again.

Fortunately there are some friends who are trying to break down that wall I’ve put up. They have been there to listen to me and I have been there to listen to them. It’s not all one sided and they want to get to know me and they want to know what makes me tick. It not only me asking questions about their lives, they are asking me about mine. And they tell me that if I need them for anything, all I have to do is ask or call. And when they say that to me, I believe them.

The other day I went out with a co-worker for lunch. During that lunch, we learned so much about each other. Nothing to deep, but we BOTH were asking questions about our lives. It was nice to have someone ask me questions and seem interested.

I know people are busy and have things going on in their lives, but if you want to be friends, you find the time. It has to be a two-way street. One side can’t say they will be your friend for life or that they care about you. There has the be something from there other person. 

Maybe that is why I don’t have that many people at the Close Friend level. I expect a lot, but I know that as a friend, I will give as much or more. And I don’t want to ask someone… what kind of friend am I to you? And do you care? I may not like their answers. 

Until I figure all of this out, my mind will keep on spinning. 

But for right now, this song is for my friends, past and present.

“Thank You For Being A Friend” by Andrew Gold

 

 

 

 

Song of the Day

I have been listening to my iTunes library lately. I forgot that I have some of my favorite songs on there. Here is one of my favorites from the 80’s.

Only Time Will Tell” by the Asia from their successful first album, Asia (1982).

I remember listening to the album for hours in my room growing up. I would be singing in my microphone (hair brush), playing this song over and over again. Now, whenever I hear it, it brings a smile to face thinking of where I was the first time I heard the song.

And for those of you who want to sing along with me, here you go.

Only Time Will Tell

You’re leaving now
It’s in your eyes
There’s no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along

I see it now
Becomes so clear
Your insincerity
And me all starry-eyed
You’d think that I would have known by now

[Chorus:]
Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky
This lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over

(Only time will tell)
One thing is sure
That time will tell
(Only time will tell)
If you were wrong
The brightest ring around the moon
Will darken when I die

[Chorus]

You’re leaving now
It’s in your eyes
There’s no disguising it
It really comes as no surprise
To find that you planned it all along

I see it now
Becomes so clear
Your insincerity
And me all starry-eyed
You’d think that I would have known by now

[Chorus]

(Only time will tell)
You’re on your own
Inside your room
(Only time will tell)
You’re claiming victory
You were just using me
And there is no one you can use now

(Only time will tell)
One thing is sure
That time will tell…

Songwriters: WETTON, JOHN KENNETH/DOWNES, GEOFF

Song of the Day

I was going through my iTunes library and I came across one of my favorite Tejano song.

Yo Estaré A Tu Lado by Pete Astudillo

 

 

Culture Club Music

Ever since I saw Culture Club in concert the other night, I have been listening to their playlist.

I think I have picked my favorite song of theirs up to today.

It’s a Miracle” (1983)

And, just in case you want to sing along to the song, here you go.

“It’s A Miracle”

Guns that cross the street
You never know who you might meet
Who’s in disguise
Ooh as you blow a storm
There’s no one there to keep you warm
It’s no surprise there’s something in my eyes

It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
And dreams are made of emotion

Dance with the counterfeit
The plastic smiles and micro heat
I’ll meet you there, I’ll meet you there
Run to the edge of town
Where Hollywood lay its footprints down
Monroe was there but do you really care

It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
And dreams are made of emotion

Cry it’s a miracle
Cry it’s a miracle
Cry it’s a miracle
Cry it’s a miracle

Guns that cross the street
You never know who you might meet
Who’s in disguise, who’s in disguise
Ooh as you blow a storm
There’s no one there to keep you warm
It’s no surprise there’s something in my eyes

It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
And dreams are made of emotion

Wooh, ba ba doo, ba ba doo, ba ba doo, yeah huh hoo, hoa
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
It’s a miracle
(It’s a miracle) and dreams are made of emotion
It’s a miracle
(It’s a miracle) and dreams are made of emotion
(It’s a miracle) made of emotion (it’s a miracle), and dreams are made of emotion, yeah

Songwriters
GEORGE ALAN O’DOWD, JONATHAN AUBREY MOSS, MICHAEL EMILE CRAIG, ROY ERNEST HAY, PHIL PICKETT

Read more: Culture Club – It’s A Miracle Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Culture Club in Concert

Back in March, I got an e-mail the Culture Club was going to be in concert at The Tobin Center in San Antonio in August. 

Since I’ve never seen Culture Club and I love seeing shows at The Tobin Center, I brought a ticket. Stage left, Row B, Seat 8 (my third time at the same seat.)

So tonight I went to the concert and was looking forward to hearing songs from when I was growing up.

I was not disappointed. Right from the very beginning, everyone was singing and dancing and having fun. 

The band sounded great. Boy George has an amazing voice. It was such a great show. 

Here is the set list from the show:

  • “Church of the Poison Mind”
  • “It’s a Miracle”
  • “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”
  • “Move Away”
  • “Everything I Own” (Bread cover)
  • “Black Money”
  • “Time (Clock of the Heart)”
  • “Like I Used To”
  • “Different Man”
  • “Miss Me Blind”
  • “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”
  • “Victims”
  • “More Than Silence”
  • “The War Song”

Encore

  • “Karma Chameleon”
  • “Get It On”

My favorite songs were: “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”, “Karma Chameleon”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” and “It’s a Miracle.”

Here are some of the pictures from where I was sitting. I had a really great seat. 

Beside watching a great concert, through Facebook, I found out that a former co-worker was there with his wife. I had not seen him in almost 10 years (just messages on Facebook). So it was nice seeing him. We’re going to have to have a mini-reuinion with other co-workers. 

And 2nd, I was sitting next to this nice gentleman and his partner. They were older and we’re looking forward to the concert. He was really nice and was just talking and talking. When he left, he gave me a hug and said that I was nice and he wished he could have talked to me some more. 

How nice is that? A stranger see that in you and let’s you know. How special is that. It made my night even better. 

Now, waiting for the next concert at The Tobin Center… Duran Duran in September. 

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