Song Lyric Sunday : 7th April

Jim has given us the theme of Burn/Fire/Flame for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

Hudson Ford were a UK rock band-style duo, formed when John Ford and Richard Hudson left The Strawbs in 1973 (source WIKI)
Burn Baby Burn was released in 1974, the year I turned 18.
Finding a video and the lyrics were actually a bit of a game as Burn Baby Burn Disco Inferno kept coming up!
Hope this stirs a few memories anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMLSwzimWeU

Burn Baby Burn
(Lyrics via Songtext)

now i dont mean to be a stick in the dirt
the world is changing only in reverse
and you cant live your life for wot its worth
cos its a hell on earth
the world today in which we all endear
has taken us about a thousand years
to ghost ball all the things we had a right to hear
cos its a hell on earth
burn baby burn when you going to learn
its time to put out the fire so
burn baby burn when you going to learn
the earth is getting dryer
the flames are going higher

my clothes are dirty and the sky is grey
and ive not anything to wash my hair
because all the detergents are on the river bed
and its a hell on earth
taking all your money so i’ll tell you the facts
you join everybody tryin to live with the tax
if you dont get down they try and call you back
because its a hell on earth
another child is not the thing to obtain
but can the planning get the work again
another mouth to feed is all in vain
because its hell on earth

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday : 7th April

  1. Bee Halton says:

    A song worth listening to today I suspect… 🙋‍♀️🐝🌻

  2. John Holton says:

    18 in ’74… you too, huh? Was actually expecting “Disco Inferno” but that came out a couple of years later and I didn’t like that one anyway. Never heard this, and I like it.

  3. I never heard this song or the band Hudson Ford, but it is very pleasant.

  4. Jade Li says:

    Good song, new one for me.

  5. New-to-me but I like it! 😊👍

  6. oneletterup says:

    A new one for me as well. And I remember 1974! Nice song.

  7. I remember this Di 🙂 Good one!

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