Days as Lyrics – Take One

The Edublogs team has apologized profusely for the problems with speed and stability this week. Now that upgrades have been made, things should run much more smoothly. As a consequence, we didn’t receive as many submissions this week, so Kevin has graciously allowed me to host again this next week. We will continue with the same theme, but I will have to come up with a new song for my week!

Here are this week’s musical sentences:

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.” – Amy.


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.

Ka kite
from Middle-earth


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. – Bonnie.


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.


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. )LisaC.


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.” – Mathew.


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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3 thoughts on “Days as Lyrics – Take One

  1. So glad you got some people to submit, even with all the glitches. And I am glad you will be hosting again this week.

  2. My song, is by Every Day Jones, All You Said. I am a webcaster and most often I have an echo going on while I am interviewing. It is all worth it, but as the song says…. “I can’t stop all the voices in my head, they keep repeating everything word you said, and I can’t stop cuz I hear voices in my head,they won’t let me forget, nah, all you said… This has been a great prompt!

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