Song Lyric Sunday: Dissimilar Things.

Jim gave us the theme of contrasts this week, and I must admit I held off with my selection rather than prepare something that was likely to end up totally wrong or little to do with the prompt. My head has actually been all over the place lately, and sometimes I’ve felt I wasn’t attached to it.

Jim says:
Contrasts are notable differences when compared with something else.  Can you write an essay that compares and contrasts apples and oranges?  They have a similar shape and they are both fruit, but they prefer different climates and they have different colors.  You could create a Venn diagram and exclude the overlapping area that would include them both making juice and being grown on trees to get a contrast between them.  When contrasting things, you need to focus on what makes them different.  If you look hard enough, you will probably find subtle differences between most objects and it is the differences that make people look more physically attractive.  Contrast often means opposite, and since black is the opposite of white, they contrast each other.

Last week we had Entertainment with Culture and everyone was asked to come up with a song that was from a Musical or an Opera.  This week we have another prompt that is very different, that being using a song that features a contrast in it.  This prompt was suggested by Maggie From Cave Walls and she said that she will be showing up “with the proverbial bells on – in contrasting colors of course!”  Everybody needs to look for a song that features lyrics that include stuff like females and males, loud vs. silent, wet vs. dry, or hot vs. cold, Coke vs. Pepsi, war and peace, love and hate, bad and good or the Moon and Sun.

I thought about Cole Porter’s Night and Day, then realised I didn’t like it that much, and I prefer to choose songs that have a particular memory for me or something I really like.
I also thought about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ‘Let’s call the Whole thing off’ from the 1937 movie ‘Shall We Dance’ with the tomaaato and tomAto thing, but wasn’t too happy about that either.

So I’ve gone with this……….
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPpd-6X3tEo


I know it’s pushing the boundaries a bit, but the contrast in the music from beginning to end does it for me. We’ve got deep oceans and high mountains in the lyrics, so hope I get a pass for my choice today.

The music was written by Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat. It was adapted by Arthur Altman. The completely new English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel

LYRICS COURTESY METROLYRICS

I will follow him (Sister Act)

I will follow him
Follow him wherever he may go
And near him I always will be
For nothing can keep me away
He is my destiny

I will follow him
Ever since he touched my heart I knew
There isn’t an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away
Away from his love

I love him, I love him, I love him
And where he goes I’ll follow, I’ll follow, I’ll follow
I will follow him
Follow him wherever he may go
There isn’t an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away

We will follow him
Follow him wherever he may go
There isn’t an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep us away
Away from his love

(I love him) Oh yes I love him
(I’ll follow) I’m gonna follow
True love, he’ll always be my true love
(Forever) From now until forever
I love him, I love him, I love him
And where he goes I’ll follow, I’ll follow, I’ll follow
He’ll always be my true love, my true love, my true love
From now until forever, forever, forever
There isn’t an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep us away
Away from his love

 

About pensitivity101

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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12 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: Dissimilar Things.

  1. yes Di, you did push the boundaries a bit with this song, but it is a wonderful tune. I appreciate you joining in, especially when you are not feeling well. I hope that you get some rest and that you feel better soon.

  2. Maggie says:

    I thought a mountain high and an ocean deep were good contrasts. My sisters and I often stood in front of the dresser mirror and pantomimed our hearts out to the original Peggy March version of this song. Fun walk down memory lane.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Great film great choice 💜💜💜

  4. I see a beautiful contrast here.

  5. John Holton says:

    I haven’t been able to listen to this song the same way since I saw it in “Sister Act.” Religious sisters (nuns) take vows that are very much like wedding vows; in some orders, the sisters dress as brides, literally becoming Brides of Christ. Excellent choice! (And thanks for not choosing “Night and Day”…😉)

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    I think the song has great contrasts between mountains and oceans. I always liked this song. 🙂

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