Days as Lyrics: Singable Sentences

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I appreciate this opportunity to host the Day in a Sentence community on my blog. If you are new to this idea, all you have to do is to reflect on your week and choose some nuggets to share with us. This week I am trying out a new theme: Days as Lyrics. Imagine you are sitting in your car on the way home from work and the radio is on. Imagine that you get to choose a “theme song” that will sum up your week. Perhaps you would rather choose a medley of songs to speak to the variety of moods and events in your week. Which song(s) or favorite lines from songs would you choose to put your week to music?

I will go first to give you an example of how it’s done. I have to sum my week up with a medley of songs (mainly because I can never just choose one song for anything!)

First a would have to choose an excerpt from “Runaway” by Del Shannon for our 3rd grade classroom gerbil who I feared had escaped forever – “I’m a walking in the rain/Tears are falling and I feel the pain/wishing you were here by me/To end this misery”

Next I will go with a song from my favorite, feel good, silly, black & white musical – Naughty Marietta. This is for later that same morning when Elvis (that’s the gerbil’s name) was sighted running around near my desk – “Ah sweet mystery of life at last I found thee!”

Repeated attempts to catch the little furball were not working and song titles popped into my head: “Runaround” by Blues Traveler, “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood, and “Devil in Disguise” by Elvis (of course!)

The good news is that I finally caught Elvis and returned him to his cage where his buddy, Hershey, gave him a welcoming cuddle. My last song would have to celebrate my skills as a patient gerbil mommy and a relentless wildlife tracker – “The Seeker” by The Who. “They call me The Seeker/I’ve been searching low and high/I won’t get to get what I’m after/Till the day I die”

Now it’s your turn. I look forward to seeing the range of music that we identify with this week.

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5 thoughts on “Days as Lyrics: Singable Sentences

  1. From Wilco, one of my favorite bands who delivers lines with a touch of sarcasm… “I am trying to break your heart. I am trying to break your heart. But still I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t easy. I am trying to break your heart.”

  2. I really like this prompt! But I really suck at the wiki. 🙂

    Anyway…my song is “Taking the Long Way” by the Dixie Chicks.
    “I never seem to do it like anybody else…but if you ever want to find me I can still be found, taking the long way!” I left out a few words, but this sums up my inability to take the easy way.

    This reminds me of Ally McBeal and her theme song. 🙂

  3. Here are ones that were on the Wiki:

    With one month behind us now in the school year and the summer seemingly far behind, the lyrical line that runs through my head is from a Semisonic song that reminds us that, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” — Kevin.


    Kia ora tatou!

    This week my youngest daughter, Catriona (14), returned from her 10 day mission in Fiji. We’d all missed her during the time she was away, and since there was no mobile connection for her phone in Fiji, she was unable to call us. She arrived just before 1am on Wednesday. Catriona has a rainbow across two walls of her bedroom. I painted the rainbow there before she was born. When I awoke later that morning, Catriona was still asleep.

    I choose Joni Mitchell’s Chelsea Morning as a whole verse and chorus is very appropriate:

    Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning,
    And the first thing that I saw,
    Was the sun through yellow curtains,
    And a rainbow on the wall.
    Blue, red, green and gold to welcome you,
    Crimson crystal beads to beckon.

    Oh, won’t you stay,
    Well put on the day,
    There’s a sun show every second.


    Hi Amy,
    I like this prompt a lot as well but every time I clicked to this wiki page, I drew a blank, but I do have an easy song to satisfy my j
    trip that begins on Sunday. I am leaving on the jet plane( Peter, Paul and Mary)and I do know when I’ll be back again.
    It’s a strange time to be traveling outside the US given the economy and upcoming election but a trip is a trip to enjoy!
    We won’t be away for long; just long enough to feel the unique life in Israel and our love of being there.
    Can’t wait to test my new Hebrew after a few months of on Hebrew 101.
    Anyway, I’ll be coming to you from Tel Aviv next week. Hold the down fort for me and stay positive.


    Hi Amy
    We have had so many problems with edublogs over the last couple of weeks as well and it is most annoying. I am a bit like Bonnie although I am actually glad that I am not leaving on a jet plane for a while as I have really enjoyed being home again on our farm, so my song for this week is “Take me home country road” by John Denver
    Anne Mirtschin

  4. (interesting)
    I had problems adding a comment to your blog here and I think it is because I was using CoComment. When I removed the application, it worked fine. When I had it enabled, I could not post a thing. It works fine with other edublogs, but not this theme, I guess. I thought you might like to know, in case others are having troubles.

  5. Another one:

    Amy: Today I’m not working on my own writing, but trying to be be a helpful critique-r person…I took time out to visit your blog, just so that I’d have something else to ponder for awhile. Delightful twist on the “Day in a Sentence” routine! The following lyrics are stuck in my head: “Well, it’s hard to be a gambler betting on the number that changes every time…she’s a complicated lady, so color my baby, moody blue.” Maybe the Elvis reference triggered it…but there you go. I’m feeling colored moody.
    Alex Moore

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