Song Lyric Sunday – Down Under

Inspired by and written for Song Lyric Sunday – thank you Jim

With the prompt of Down Under – Oh, it has got to be Olivia Newton-John. I love AC/DC, INXS, and so many more but Livvy was and still is a little bit special. One of the best-selling music artists of all time she was also a powerful activist for many charities. Sadly, Livvy lost her battle with cancer in August 2022 leaving us with a wonderful legacy of music to the point choosing just one or two for this post – INXS would have been easier, but Livvy, for me is more deserving.

Livvy was born in Cambridge, UK in 1948, the daughter of the. Welsh MI5 officer who took Rudolph Hess into custody during World War II. Her mother was a refugee from the Nazis who escaped to the UK. When Livvy was 5 years old the family emigrated to Australia and she became an Australian citizen in 1981. Anyway on to the music

I have to start with a track from the movie “Grease” as this is when a 12-year-old me fell in love with Livvy. So from 1978, it has to be “Hopelessly Devoted to You” written by John Clifford Farrar. I know Jim is covering it too, but hey it means a lot to me so I am doing it anyway

Guess mine is not the first heart broken
My eyes are not the first to cry
I’m not the first to know
There’s just no getting over you

I know I’m just a fool who’s willing
To sit around and wait for you
But baby, can’t you see there’s nothing else for me to do?
I’m hopelessly devoted to you

But now there’s nowhere to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m out of my head
Hopelessly devoted to you

Hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you

My head is sayin’, “Fool, forget him”
My heart is sayin’, “Don’t let go
Hold on to the end”, that’s what I intend to do
I’m hopelessly devoted to you

But now there’s no way to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m outta my head
Hopelessly devoted to you

Hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you

One track is never gonna be enough for me so I am going for a song from 1985 which is on most if not all of my playlists. “Soul Kiss”, written by Mark Goldenberg. My reasons it simply touches me

Soul kiss
You left me dreaming
Now I wonder are things just what they seem
Well, I get down on my knees (and beg you, baby)
Get down on my knees

Soul kiss
Some nights you get me wondering
Is this the way
This is a hunger
Well, I get down on my knees (and beg you, baby)
Get down on my knees

Somewhere there is a fire burning
Somewhere inside
Somewhere there is a heart that’s waiting
To take a ride
To take the ride to your soul kiss

So this is what it has to lead to
Take my hand and make me need tp
I get down on my knees (and beg you, baby)
Get down on my knees

Soul kiss
You left me hoping
Now I wonder is the door still open
Well, I get down on my knees (and beg you, baby)
Get down on my knees

Somewhere there is a fire burning
Somewhere inside
Somewhere there is a heart that’s waiting
To take a ride
To take the ride to your soul kiss

And finally, for my last choice, it is back to 1978 but not “Grease”. From the album “Totally Hot” I have chosen another one written by John Clifford Farrar, “A Little More Love” which brings the memories of this song crackling on my old record deck and me struggling away with homework, mainly algebra. I still hate algebra but I love this song

Night is draggin’ her feet
I wait alone in the heat
I know, know that you’ll have your way
‘Til you have to go home
No’s a word I can’t say

‘Cause it gets me nowhere to tell you, “No”
And it gets me nowhere to make you go

Will a little more love make you stop depending?
Will a little more love bring a happy ending?
Will a little more love make it right?
Will a little more love make it right?

Where, where did my innocence go?
How, how was a young girl to know?
I’m trapped, trapped in the spell of your eyes
In the warmth of your arms
In the web of your lies

But it gets me nowhere to tell you, “No”
And it gets me nowhere to make you go

Will a little more love make you stop depending?
Will a little more love bring a happy ending?
Will a little more love make it right?
Will a little more love make it right?

Gets me nowhere to tell you, “No”
And it gets me nowhere to make you go

Will a little more love make you stop depending?
Will a little more love bring a happy ending?
Will a little more love make it right?
Will a little more love make it right?

Gets me nowhere to tell you, “No”
And it gets me nowhere to make you go

Will a little more love make you stop depending?
Will a little more love bring a happy ending?
Will a little more love make it right?
Will a little more love make it right?

Gets me nowhere to tell you, “No”

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