Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ambrosia - Holding on to yesterday


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There are a lot of songs about missing an ex, but this one has some very heartfelt lyrics. "Holdin' On To Yesterday" was Ambrosia's first major hit. Released in 1975 on their self titled album "Ambrosia"; "Holdin' On To Yesterday" peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
To be honest, I thought this would be a very easy song to build a video around, I was wrong. This turned out to be a very difficult video to create. Out of all the stock footage I have on hand and hours of searching for "ANYTHING" that would work for this song, I resorted to viewing short films, (which indecently is VERY time consuming). I finally found a film that really had nothing to do with this song at all, but with a little imagination and some editing, I thought some of the clips would work well. And at the unintentional risk of sounding egotistical, I nailed it perfectly, right down to the last note. This video is obviously a dream with an easy storyline to follow, but has some very cool subtle scenes that can be easily missed the first time watching it. I missed a couple and I built the damn thing. Very cool video, Hope you all enjoy it. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cheap Trick - The Flame with lyrics




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"The Flame" is a power ballad written by British songwriters Bob Mitchell and Nick Graham. The song was first offered to English singer Elkie Brooks, who turned it down, and was then released by Cheap Trick,

The song appeared on the band's Lap of Luxury album in 1988. Considered as the band's comeback album following the failure of the 1986 album The Doctor, Lap of Luxury produced three top 40 hit singles and one minor hit single. After "The Flame" topped the American Billboard Hot 100. 

The success of "The Flame" brought Cheap Trick out of a years-long commercial slump and back into music industry prominence. It was Cheap Tricks' only number one single in America. It also became the band's first hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, reaching #29 there; "Don't Be Cruel" then hit #32 on the AC chart.

Reportedly, the band disliked the song at first;  Rick Nielsen disliked the song so much on first hearing that he yanked it from the tape player and ground the cassette beneath his boot heel.

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Please watch: "Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven w/Lyrics - My interpretation in description" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Ahp...




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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Full/Long Version w/Lyrics

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      In 1983, Bonnie Tyler's hit "Total Eclipse Of the Heart" reached the #1 spot on U.S. and U.K. charts. Really cool and well written, I've always liked this song. And  I like the original official video. However, as much as I appreciate thinking outside the box, I always thought the video was just way too far out there somewhere, and didn't make any sense in relation to the song. The gothic video, was story-boarded by Jim Steinman and was inspired by the film Future World, the follow-up to the Yul Brunner futuristic thriller Westworld. It was filmed at Holloway Asylum, which was built by a doctor out of the proceeds of a drug he'd invented to help his patients. Again, I'm not knocking the video, it is kinda cool. I just think it makes no damn sense. If you've ever seen the original video, you'll recognize most of what I did here. I cut parts of the original video and edited it in with cuts from 1984 live footage to make it still cool, but much more closer to our solar system. I hope you all enjoy it.

Bob Seger - Turn The Page w/lyrics


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This song is about life on the road, and the rigors musicians face when they're touring. It presents the other side of fame which the public doesn't see - the loneliness and aggravation.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird w/Lyrics

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Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" began as a ballad without the guitar solos at the end, and Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded it that way for the first time in 1972. Guitarist Allen Collins had been working on the song on and off for the previous 2 years. At the time of recording, the song was only 7 1/2 minutes long, but throughout the next year, Collins continued to refine the song until it was recorded for the final cut of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd in 1973.
Collins wrote the music long before Ronnie Van Zant came up with lyrics for it. Van Zant finally got inspired one night and had Collins and Gary Rossington play it over and over until he wrote the words. 
The lyrics are about a man explaining to a girl why he can't settle down and make a commitment. The opening verse, "If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?" was inspired by Allen Collins' girlfriend Kathy, who had asked him this very question during a fight

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Please watch: "Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven w/Lyrics - My interpretation in description" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78AhpI0laT4
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Scorpions - Send Me An Angel w/lyrics

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"Send Me an Angel" by the Scorpions was released in September 1991for their eleventh studio album, Crazy World  as the album's fourth and final single in September 1991. Along with "Wind of Change". The song became the album's signature track, reaching number 44 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart on January 25, 1992, number 8 on the Mainstream Rock Chart[1] and high chart positions in many European countries.
This song has a very COSMIC feeling to it. "The morning star" is  known as the planet Venus, and Venus is the planet of love, so the land of the morning star is "the calling deep within your heart", where your love resides, it is the way out of the dark, and into the light, into the dreams of your heart - "your promised land". "Wise man" is the place of wisdom that resides within you, that "as the years pass you by" you finally realize "love" is answer, it is the "dawn" of your true life, and "here I am" ready to receive my angel, my angel who is the promise of love and hope, and the angel of who I truly am inside...

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Please watch: "Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven w/Lyrics - My interpretation in description"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78AhpI0laT4
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Pat Benetar - Hell Is For Children - Lyrics

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WARNING; This video contains graphic images of abused children that may be disturbing to some viewers.


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Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)


Child Welfare Information Gateway (Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect) Website:
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/r...


National Child Sexual Abuse Helpline
(Darkness to Light}
1-866-FOR-LIGHT (866-367-5444)
Darkness to Light provides a toll-free number for individuals living in the United States who need local information and resources about sexual abuse. Any individual, child or adult who needs resources about sexual abuse can call or visit the Helpline.Website: http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcI...

Hell Is For Children, Lyrics:

They cry in the dark, so you can't see their tears
They hide in the light, so you can't see their fears
Forgive and forget, all the while
Love and pain become one and the same
In the eyes of a wounded child

Because Hell, Hell is for children
And you know that their little lives can become such a mess
Hell, hell is for children
And you shouldn't have to pay for your love
With your bones and your flesh

It's all so confusing, this brutal abusing
They blacken your eyes, and then apologize
Be daddy's good girl, and don't tell mommy a thing
Be a good little boy, and you'll get a new toy
Tell grandma you fell off the swing

Because Hell, Hell is for children
And you know that their little lives can become such a mess
Hell, hell is for children
And you shouldn't have to pay for your love
With your bones and your flesh
No, Hell is for children

Hell, Hell is for Hell
Hell is for Hell, Hell is for children

Hell, Hell is for Hell
Hell is for Hell, Hell is for children

Hell, Hell is for Hell
Hell is for Hell, Hell is for children

Hell is for children
Hell is for children