A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.
Oh yes there are many songs that remind me, but only me reminding me of personal things. They will not remind you of anything because they are my “remind me” songs and so I will not be plastering videos on my pages of “remind me” songs from You Tube. You will have no idea of my thoughts on these songs because they are my songs and not yours.
Let’s have a photo from my journey to Germany, this reminds me of a lot that happened in the past week. It is a view from the bridge of Traben Trarback along the Mosel. You can see the funfair on the left bank.
It is another hot day today, a few clouds in the sky so perhaps we might have one of those wonderful thunderstorms this evening. As I sit here in the shade of the porch the sweat is pouring from my brow. The song “Cool clear water” comes to my mind by Frankie Lane. Not one of my favourites but here are the lyrics, somewhat changed by me. As usual our weather forecasters have got it all wrong.
All day I face
the barren waste
without the taste of water,
“Give me a bottle of mineral water”
Mr. Swiss and I with throats burned dry
and souls that cry for water,
cool, clear, mineral water from a Swiss spring of course.
The nights are cool and I'm a fool
each weather forecaster promises thunder with lots of rain and water,
torrents of stormy water
And with the dawn it still not here
and I take a shower in the bathroom
cool, clear, water
The weather man sways and seems to say,
tonight there might be water
And way up there, I don’t know where
There won’t be any water
cool, clear, water
Keep a-movin' Mr. Swiss,
don't you listen to him he just sighs
He's a weather forecaster telling lies
and he thinks there might be water,
Mr. Swiss can you see the big, green trees
where the weather forecaster
thinks he sees
water, cool, clear, water
or something like that. Well you wanted a song, so you got one. This morning I cleaned the bathroom and afterwards sat outside on the porch to cool down with a glass of mineral water. And the weather forecaster - I don’t even listen any more, he just makes up stories. So here is a video just to show that there is a song behind the words, although they might not fit so well. In this heat you can be glad that I am even attempting to write something. It is the original version from Frankie Lane recorded in 1955.