Song Lyric Sunday 2nd August

This week, Jim gave us Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure as our theme.

I had a problem this time and thought I might have to give it a miss. Then this morning I woke up with this in my head………….

Souvenir is something you collect right?
I always liked this for the instrumental, so the lyrics, what there are, are new to me after all this time!!

Souvenir” is a song written by Paul Humphreys and Martin Cooper of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and released as the first single from their 1981 album Architecture & Morality. Sung by Humphreys, the track has minimal lyrical content and is characterised by slowed-down choir sounds offset by pulsing major key piano chords. Its “gentle, sparkling” synthesizer hook substitutes for a vocal chorus, as with other OMD compositions.

“Souvenir” became a major international hit for the band. Peaking at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart it remains the group’s highest-charting single in their home country, along with 1991’s “Sailing on the Seven Seas”. The song also reached the Top 10 in several European territories, including topping the charts in France, Spain and Portugal.
(Source Wiki)

And in keeping with collector’s items,
To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, OMD released Souvenir, a lavish box set featuring each of the band’s 39 singles, a new single, a disc of previously-unreleased outtakes, two separate concerts, and two DVDs of archival television appearances, promo videos, and yet more concerts (link)

Lyrics courtesy
[Verse 1]
It’s my direction
It’s my proposal
It’s so hard
It’s leading me astray
My obsession
It’s my creation
You’ll understand
It’s not important now

[Verse 2]
My situation
It’s imagination
There’s no excuse
It’s instantly gay
The conversation
The combination
I tell the truth
My feelings still remain

[Verse 3]
All I need is
I can’t imagine
My destination
My intention
Ask my opinion
But no excuse
My feelings still remain

My feelings still remain


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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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17 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 2nd August

  1. Nice pick Di. I remember that one very well ☺️

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent lateral thinking 💜

  3. You took a very creative approach to this prompt Di.

  4. Lisa Coleman says:

    Interesting take on the prompt. Yes, we collect souvenirs where ever we go. 🙂

  5. Maggie says:

    This is a totally new song to me. At my stage of life, I am giving my souvenirs away.

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