Song Lyric Sunday: 18th October

This week Jim gives us the theme of two very simple prompt words, either No/Yes.
I’m going with both and a hit from 1971.
Love the suits!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTg1ES13yLw

Let Your Yeah Be Yeah” is a song written by Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff. It was first recorded by vocal trio The Pioneers, whose version, co-produced by Cliff, reached no. 5 on the UK singles chart in 1971.
In 1973 it was recorded by American rock band Brownsville Station for their album Yeah!. Released as a single, it was the band’s second song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching no. 57.
Cliff also released the song as a single in 1975 on Island Records, but it did not chart.
A cover of this song was recorded by British reggae band UB40’s singer Ali Campbell for his solo album Big Love in 1995. It was released as a single and reached no. 25 in the U.K.
(Source WIKI)

Pioneers – Let your Yeah be Yeah 1971

You keep telling me yes but you don’t mean it
You keep telling me no and try to lean it
You’re giving me buts and maybe
You know this will drive me crazy
Why can’t you tell it like it is?

Let your yeah be yeah and your no be no now
Let your yeah be yeah and your no be no now
Because I’m on my guard and I’m watching you from head to toe
You better let your yeah be yeah and your no be no

You wear a plastic smile, I know by your eyes
You speak with indefinite style, you’re telling me lies
You’ve got to face reality
What is wrong with you and me?
Why can’t you free your honesty?

Let your yeah be yeah and your no be no now
Let your yeah be yeah and your no be no now
Because I’m on my guard and I’m watching you from head to toe
You better let your yeah be yeah and your no be no

You keep telling me yes but you don’t mean it
You keep telling me no and try to lean it
You’re giving me buts and maybe
You know this will drive me crazy
Why can’t you tell it like it is?

Let your yeah be yeah and your no be no now
Let your yeah be yeah and your no be no now

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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 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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22 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 18th October

  1. A new song to me! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. They really got their Ya-Ya’s Out on this song. Nice pick Di.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Oh I love this, well done Di I completely forgot about it 💜

  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Perfect for the prompt Di!😊
    And new to me. Thankyou.

  5. I didn’t know this one. Good song Di ☺️

  6. Carol anne says:

    Never heard this one before! Good song! 😀

  7. Lisa Coleman says:

    I sorta remember this song. One that is buried way in my memory and haven’t heard in a very long time. Thanks for bringing it back out.

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