Song Lyric Sunday

How was your week? I hope it was good and that you’re now looking forward to a relaxing Sunday. What better way to start it than with some great music, your blogging friends and Song Lyric Sunday which is brought to us by the awesome Jim Adams. If you’ve never played before and would like to join in, here’s your chance:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

The prompt for this week is Animals; I don’t know if my choice will qualify as Mosquitoes are insects and not animals but this is their song and I love it:

I know, I know the sun is hot
Mosquitos come suck your blood
Leave you there all alone
Just skin and bone
When you walk among the trees
Listening to the leaves
The further I go the less I know
The less I know

Where will you run?
Where will you hide?
To paralyze

Fat and soft, pink and weak
Foot and thigh, tongue and cheek
You know I’m told they swallow you whole
Skin and bone
Cutting boards and hanging hooks
Bloody knives, cooking books
Promising you won’t feel a thing
At all

Swallow and chew
Eat you alive
All of us food that hasn’t died
And the light says

Somehow they pick and pluck
Tenderize bone to dust
The sweetest grease, finest meat you’ll ever taste
Taste, taste
So you scream, whine, and yell
Supple sounds of dinner bells
We all will feed the worms and trees So don’t be shy

Swallow and chew
Eat you alive
All of us food that hasn’t died


The Queens of the Stone Age are well known for their uncompromising heavy rock style and the profanity that’s often found in their lyrics but this is soft and slow and, in my opinion, quite beautiful, despite the subject matter.

The song begins slowly and languorously and you could easily imagine yourself sitting out on a sticky, humid night in the bayou. It then progresses to an instrumental section with piano, violin and soft drum beats that invite you to sway and get lost in the music. The tune is then picked up by a steel guitar and the beat becomes more insistent but never a true ‘rock’ beat. The lyrics are sung softly and, on occasion, whispered intimately; this is far from a love song but, for some reason it feels like one.

Have a super Sunday one and all

Lisa x

  19 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. March 10, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Sort of a cannibal love song, isn’t it? I love it, though.

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  2. March 10, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I bow in your honor! LOVE QOTSA!! And this is one of my favorite albums of theirs – mostly because Dave Grohl contributes drums on this particular album. Their song “No One Knows” is probably my favorite on that entire album.

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  3. March 10, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful Lisa, my sort of lyrics and tune, I shall do a search on them, thank you.. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. March 10, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I have an older QOTSA album on my iPod, I do their like their style. Love the lyrics for this one, do deliciously dark! 😀

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    • March 10, 2019 at 11:10 am

      I only ever downloaded one album – I really must check out their older stuff! Glad you liked it Caz, have a great Sunday :O) x


  5. March 10, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    This is new to me, thanks for sharing it.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 10, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Well, this is what SLS is all about! You’ve introduced me to a new band (to me) Lisa. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although it is a bit of an enigma with the sound belying the lyrics. The music is really great, the words make you think, and that is good.

    Thank you so much for bringing something new into my life!

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    • March 10, 2019 at 5:41 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Peter, it’s one of my favourites and yes, you’re right, finding new music is wonderful, long live SLS :O) x

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  7. March 10, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks for expanding my horizons. Nice choice.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. March 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Two mosquito songs, who could have guessed! Very pretty melody!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. March 10, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    thank you so very much for introducing me to a new group! 🙂 bless you!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. March 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Well, this was a new band and song for me, too. I really do like it, and the lyrics are kind of creepy…just right! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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