Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fun Monday - Singing My Song

Our hostess for this week's Fun Monday is the Crown Princess of Ooh a Shiny Pen. The royal hostess is asking "to hear the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song. Your friends hear it and think of you. You can post the video, the lyrics, the wav file. However you want to post it is great.

Immediately after hearing the assignment, my mind goes to the ditty by first recorded by Little Richard, "Good Golly Miss Molly." Indeed, some people think of me as Miss Molly, and a few people that I know always, always greet me as "Good Golly Miss Molly." I also considered other tunes that mention my name such as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. You know the song where Molly was a singer in the band. I consider another oldtime, "Molly" tune, My Blue Heaven. The song by Frank Sinatra not the more modern version by Taking Back Sunday. The song where old blue eyes crooned.

You'll see a smilin' face, a fireplace, a cozy room Little nest that nestles
where the roses bloom Molly and me, and the baby makes three We're happy in
my, in my Blue Heaven.

I think of other titles that I want to represent my image such as "You Light up My Life" (Okay, probably not), "Fame" you know (I'm gonna live forever.) Songs that represent part of my existence such as "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby (I teach science to seventh graders) or The Eagles "Witchy Woman" (I tell my students that I am a witch, and I rather like the lyrics, "Raven hair, Ruby Lips, sparks fly from her finger tips.") Another top contender for my song choice is "Lean on Me", and from time to time I offer support for others, but maybe the best support is encouraging people to stand on their own. For my final song choice, I am not sure if people think of me when they of the following song, but I would be honored if they did.



54 comments:

daddy d said...

Nice pick. The other Molly song are great, also. But this one says it all ... Peace and Grace for ALL.

Serina Hope said...

Thanks for sharing that lovely video.

Sauntering Soul said...

What an incredible choice of songs!

Sayre said...

Wow - all so different! I have had several songs with my name associated with me, but none were of my choosing.

That video was awesome. Absolutely beautiful - video & sentiment.

Peter said...

You touched on quite a few of my favourites in that lot, all good choices, and just because you asked I am listening to.... Alan Jackson's "Drive" album right now, that's the one with his incredibly haunting "Where were you when the world stopped turning" on it.

Crown Princess said...

I love it when a song just pops into your head. Thanks for playing.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful song and beautiful choice. I am most content when I'm at peace with my God, myself and with others. Have a happy Monday and week!!

Mariposa said...

Wow...I'm humbled by your choice...very nice!

Happy Fun Monday and yes, let there be peace on earth!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful song, and the pictures to go with it are amazing.

karisma said...

Great list of songs! Dinoboy especially loves FAME, he is getting quite good at it! LOL.

Very nice clip, beautiful words and scenery!

Peace is a daily word for me.

Yummy said...

So peaceful...lovely photos too! I was like LOL reading your post...then I get to your final choice...AMAZING!

Sandy said...

Beautiful song and a beautiful video to go with it. I can guarantee that when I hear it from now on, I will think of you.

Thanks.

Junebug said...

Great song! I am a way too emotional person. Things like this bring tears to my eyes. Whew! I don't know if I will make it through this Fun Monday without crying. Thank you though 'cause I don't mind the beauty. :D

Margaret said...

I love the sentiment and scenery from that video. WOW!! Everyone called me Maggie Mae from the Rod Stewart song. I hated it, but it did get associated with me. I would rather be tied to a theme song that I love, like Samuel Barber's Adagio.

Patience-please said...

Beautiful video! Thank you for sharing that.
Patience

Beckie said...

I am with Junebug - it brings tears to my eyes.

Great song - good choice (sniff, sniff)!

my4kids said...

It is a great song one I've always liked..
Great video to go with it.

Jettie said...

I love this song. And I hope so too!!

ChrisB said...

The sentiments to your final song are wonderful if only this could be achieved. The video is a perfect fit. Great post.

Joy T. said...

What a beautiful song. I've never heard it before but so glad I am now. It's so soothing and relaxing.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I've never heard this song before but I promise if I hear it again I shall think of you!

Anonymous said...

Wow ...One of my favorite. The Fort Wayne Childrens Choir sing tha and I love it (probably cause Kyle is singing it) now I will also think of you. Good Golly, Miss Molly .....has always been you.
REM

kitten said...

They all are great choices. I love that song "you light up my life" & Lean on me. The video is beautiful! & yes, to me this is how I picture you.
My momma has improved a lot. I'll be off and on over the next week. We just got to take one day at a time. Thank you for being there for me!

raising3saints said...

Just beautiful. I loved the video, and the song as well.

Bren said...

I taught middle school for 8 years so "Witchy Woman" cracked me up.

Lil Mouse said...

good good songs. i love lean on me and stand by me.. i should have picked one of those ! oh well! it was what song makes you smile, not your 'song of all time'...of which those would be contenders i'm sure..

great picks!

Megnificent said...

I love this song. We used to sing it in Catholic school. Memories!

Jenni said...

I heard "Witchy Woman" on the radio yesterday and thought, "Ooh, that has got to be Swampy's song!":o)

I love all your "Molly" songs, especially "My Blue Heaven". Have you seen the movie "My Blue Heaven with Steve Martin? Very funny movie and Joan Cusack always makes me laugh.

"She Blinded Me With Science" is a great song for you, too. The last is a nice thought, and I'm sure you do try to live it.

-Ann said...

Great pick. That was always one of my favourites to sing at Mass.

I didn't close the comments on my Fun Monday post, so I'm not sure why you couldn't see it. My template does have a tendency to wrap funny if it's not in the exactly sized window that it wants, so maybe the link was just hiding from you.

Hopefully, you can use this link to access it directly.

Hootin' Anni said...

Okay...okay....I had an extremely late start today with my Fun Monday visiting....but I gotta tell you.----

I'll be singing this song all day. I just know it's going to stick in my head for the day.

Great song.

Robocop said...

That brings back memories of Church when I was a child. Nice post.

lisa marie said...

Yes, peace. I like all the songs you mentioned too, you witchy woman. :)

The Rotten Correspondent said...

What a gorgeous video that is.

Thanks for that!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

M...I love the reasoning behind all of your choices...including Witchy Woman...and Blided me with Science is SOO PERFECT! But, your final choice is wonderful.

Linda said...

What an eccletic gathering of music! Thomas Dolby and that video, hardly even from the same planet! And Witchy Woman by the Eagles - my favorite song too! By the way, it's Raven hair, Ruby lips - not moving hips... I'm just sayin....

Kaytabug said...

I love all of your choices!!! Loved hearing why. Is it any surprise I love the Beatles?? I do, I do, I do LOVE all of your song choices. Let peace begin with me is probably one of the only "churchy" songs I love!

Kaytabug said...

I meant to tell you that I LOVE your FM picture thingy! It is so pretty!

Ari_1965 said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier tonight

Mamalang said...

Great songs.

That's one of my favorite hymns we sing in church.

Southern Doll said...

Not just beautiful song, but a beautiful video too!

Alison said...

I love that song....beautiful video also!!!

I love your science song choice...too funny!!

Molly said...

Love that last song!Another peace themed song/hymn i love is the prayer of St. Francis---Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace.....

When, over the years , I've gotten lonesome for home "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" plays in my head.....

Would you like to reconsider and do a Where I'm From post? If so stop in. I'm sure it would be good!

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

It doesn't get any better than that. Thank you for sharing that beautiful song and video.

Cynthia said...

What a great video. It is a perfect way to end my day.

Gattina said...

I love the pictures in this video and that you are "Miss Molly" of Buddy Holly, lol !

janet said...

this is a perfect choice. thanks for sharing it.

alisonwonderland said...

terrific choice! (and fun analysis getting to the main selection.)

debi said...

Soon as I heard your choice a big smile popped onto my face. It's a beauty. Love the pictures with it too.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

My oldest daughter is in 7th grade and LOVES science! Of course half of what she is learning I've forgotten, the other half takes me a minute or two to remember. :)

Beautiful song choice! And great video too!

Debs said...

Beautiful song!

gawilli said...

What a great and varied list of songs! Great choices - and you truly are a peacemaker.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love the different choices, especially lean on me. ANd the video is stunning. :D

captain corky said...

Great songs Molly. I'm suprised that you don't have any Metalica songs listed here though... ;)

Peace.

TheBirdman33 said...

I get the science connection but I've REALLY never dug on that Thomas Dolby song lol