Five songs

If you could only hear 5 more songs what would they be and why? – the question posed by Shackman this week for our LBC group.


You might well ask. I want to.

  • Am I being dispatched to a desert island with only a comb and piece of tissue from a cigarette packet a shoe box my underwear drawer, with which to make a tune?
  • Will I go deaf as soon as this post goes live and have to depend on the tunes in my memory box?
  • Is it time for me to float on a cloud with my wings spread like an elegant butterfly?

Well here goes… In for a penny, in for a pound, my five penny worth:

I began early by trying to Catch A Falling Star

Then a fella put his hand on my shoulder and I was like a Pussycat, happily purring away

We were like Islands In the Stream

Pledging – Forever and Ever

He promised to Dance me to the end of love, and he did!

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love…….

Now, I am what I am

A Wandering Star

I am ready to see what pulls the heart strings and sets the toes-a-tapping for my fellow LBCers. Coming with me? The links are all over there in the side bar.

20 thoughts on “Five songs

    1. Grannymar

      Romantic me ❓ I am listening to nature’s music as I type:- Pounding rain for a drumbeat and crashing thunder in tune with it, thankfully no lightening to go with it. I am glad I went for a walk before lunch.

      I began this post last night but when I looked at it in draft this morning, I changed my tune(s). I was trying to stay away from music I had chosen in the past….. not very successfully!

  1. Three Well Beings

    This is a lovely list! I always feel particularly nostalgic whenever I hear Perry Como. I have at least one old LP and I treasure it. I will probably be thinking all day about what songs I would put on my own list. I think that would be a hard one! 🙂 (Belated welcome to WordPress).

    1. Grannymar

      Catch a Falling Star, by Perry Como takes me right back and I am ten years of age when I hear it. it was difficult cutting the list down to five songs. Thanks for the welcome.

  2. Celia

    Good question. Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Bonnie Raitt’s version of “Nick of Time,” Helen O’Connell’s “Green Eyes,” Beausoleil’s “Atchafalaya Pipeline,” and pipe and drum band playing “The Gael.” Just five, too hard!

  3. Brighid

    You asked: Cohen’s “Dance me to the end of Love”, Waylon Jennings “Storms never last”, Jimmy Buffett “Trip Around the Sun”, Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, and Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe. But that could all change tomorrow. Celia is right too hard to just choose five…

  4. nick

    I have so many favourite songs, it would be impossible to choose just five. But certainly I’d have The Pretenders’ Stand By Me. And they’d all be rock!

  5. nrhatch

    I would have an impossible time trying to pick 5 songs . . . but there’d probably be a Dave Matthews, a Sarah McLachlan, an Enya, a George Harrison, and maybe a reggae tune.


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