Saltwater by Julian Lennon & Other Songs

What do you think?

by Cindy Gangur 
(Sale, Victoria, Australia)

I went to a friends funeral and his wife played this song. The words are beautiful, every time I hear it I get teary thinking of him. I have never been to a funeral where so many people were touched by this song and made comments about it. The songs I would like for my husband would be “Blaze of Glory” and “Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi. The songs I have chosen for me are “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and The Waves another is “Bed of Roses” by Bon Jovi or “Imagine” John Lennon I haven’t decided yet. Walking on sunshine was my favourite song when I met my husband 30 years ago so it has a a lot of significance to him. Plus it is a lively song and I like people to be cheery. I picked the songs for him as he is not interested in a big funeral, he wants his ashes scattered and I know he would have loved to live in the era of the wild west..

Lyrics

We are a rock revolving
Around a golden sun
We are a billion children rolled into one
So when I hear about the hole in the sky
Saltwater wells in my eyes
We climb the highest mountain
We’ll make the desert bloom
We’re so ingenious we can walk the moon
But when I hear of how the forest have died
Saltwater wells in my eyes
I have lived for love
But now that’s not enough
For the world I love is dying And now I’m crying 
And time is not a friend (no friend of mine)
As friends we’re out of time
And it’s slowly passing by ….right before our eyes
 
We light the deepest ocean
Send photographs of Mars
We’re so enchanted my how clever we are
Why should one baby feel so hungry she cries
Saltwater wells in my eyes
I have lived for love
But now that’s not enough
For the world I love is dying And now I’m crying 
And time is not a friend (no friend of mine)
As friends we’re out of time
And it’s slowly passing by ….right before our eyes
We are a rock revolving
Around a golden sun
We are a billion children rolled into one 
What will I think of me the day that I die
Saltwater wells in my eyes
Saltwater wells in my eye
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Songwriters: Julian Lennon / Leslie Ann Spiro / Mark Spiro
Saltwater lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Blaze of Glory by Bon Jovi

Lyrics

I wake up in the morning
And I raise my weary head
I got an old coat for a pillow
And the earth was last night’s bed
I don’t know where I’m going
Only God knows where I’ve been
I’m a devil on the run
A six gun lover
A candle in the wind

When you’re brought into this world
They say you’re born in sin
Well at least they gave me something
I didn’t have to steal or have to win
Well they tell me that I’m wanted
Yeah I’m a wanted man
I’m a colt in your stable
I’m what Cain was to Abel
Mister catch me if you can

I’m going down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I’m going down in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
I’m no one’s son
Call me young gun

You ask about my conscience
And I offer you my soul
You ask If I’ll grow to be a wise man
Well I ask if I’ll grow old
You ask me if I known love
And what it’s like to sing songs in the rain
Well, I’ve seen love come
And I’ve seen it shot down
I’ve seen it die in vain

 

Shot down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
‘Cause I’m going down in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
I’m the devil’s son
Call me young gun

Each night I go to bed
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
No I ain’t looking for forgiveness
But before I’m six foot deep
Lord, I got to ask a favor
And I’ll hope you’ll understand
‘Cause I’ve lived life to the fullest
Let this boy die like a man
Staring down the bullet
Let me make my final stand

Shot down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth
I’m going out in a blaze of glory
Lord I never drew first
But I drew first blood
and I’m no one’s son
Call me young gun
I’m a young gun

Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi

Lyrics

It’s all the same, only the names will change
Everyday, it seems we’re wastin’ away
Another place where the faces are so cold
I drive all night just to get back home

I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive

Sometimes I sleep, sometimes it’s not for days
The people I meet always go their separate ways
Sometimes you tell the day
By the bottle that you drink
And times when you’re all alone all you do is think

I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted (wanted) dead or alive
Wanted (wanted) dead or alive

Oh, and I ride

Oh, and I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted dead or alive

 

I walk these streets
A loaded six-string on my back
I play for keeps ’cause I might not make it back
I been everywhere, still, I’m standing tall
I’ve seen a million faces
And I’ve rocked them all

I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted (wanted) dead or alive
I’m a cowboy, I got the night on my side
I’m wanted (wanted) dead or alive
And I ride, dead or alive
I still drive (I still drive) dead or alive
Dead or alive, dead or alive, dead or alive, dead or alive

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Written by Richard Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

Lyrics

I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I’m sure
And I just can’t wait till the day when you knock on my door
Now every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down
‘Cause I just can’t wait ’til you write me you’re coming around
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
And don’t it feel good
Hey, alright now
And don’t it feel good, hey
I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it’s true
And I don’t want to spend my whole life, just waiting for you
Now I don’t want you back for the weekend
Not back for a day, no no no
I said baby I just want you back
And I want you to stay (Oh yeah now!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
And don’t it feel good
Hey, alright now
And don’t it feel good (Yeah!)
And don’t it feel good
 
Walking on sunshine
Walking on sunshine
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that’s really real
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that’s really real
I’m on sunshine baby (Ow! Oh yeah!)
I’m on sunshine baby (Ow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
And don’t it feel good (Hey! Alright now!)
And don’t it feel good (I’ll say it I’ll say it I’ll say it again now)
And don’t it feel good (Hey yeah now!)
And don’t it feel good (Don’t it, don’t it, don’t it, don’t it, don’t it, don’t it)
Feel good
And don’t it feel good
And don’t it feel good
And don’t it feel good
And don’t it feel good
Now don’t it feel good
Songwriters: Kimberly Rew
Walking On Sunshine lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi

Lyrics

Sitting here wasted and wounded
At this old piano
Trying hard to capture
The moment this morning I don’t know
‘Cause a bottle of vodka
Is still lodged in my head
And some blond gave me nightmares
I think she is still in my bed
As I dream about movies
They won’t make of me when I’m dead

With an ironclad fist I wake up and
French kiss the morning
While some marching band keeps
Its own beat in my head
While we’re talking
About all of the things that I long to believe
About love and the truth and
What you mean to me
And the truth is baby you’re all that I need

I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses

Well I’m so far away
That each step that I take is on my way home
A king’s ransom in dimes I’d given each night
Just to see through this payphone
Still I run out of time
Or it’s hard to get through
Till the bird on the wire flies me back to you
I’ll just close my eyes and whisper,
Baby blind love is true

 

I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses

The hotel bar hangover whiskey’s gone dry
The barkeeper’s wig’s crooked
And she’s giving me the eye
I might have said yeah
But I laughed so hard I think I died

When you close your eyes
Know I’ll be thinking about you
While my mistress she calls me
To stand in her spotlight again
Tonight I won’t be alone
But you know that don’t
Mean I’m not lonely I’ve got nothing to prove
For it’s you that I’d die to defend

I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed on nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on bed of roses

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Written by Jon Bon Jovi • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Imagine by John Lennon

Lyrics

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
 
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Songwriters: John Winston Lennon
Imagine lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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