*New Music Monday* My Version of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”

245. Taylor Swift

It’s New Music Monday! This week it’s my version of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”:

Blank Space

Nice to meet you where you been, I can show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven sin, saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face, you look like my next mistake
Love’s a game, want to play?

New money, suit and tie, I can read you like a magazine
Ain’t it funny rumors fly and I know you heard about me
So hey, let’s be friends, I’m dying to see how this one ends
Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad girls good for a weekend

So it’s gonna be forever or it’s gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it’s over if the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane
Cause you know I love the players and you love the game

Cause were young and we’re reckless, we’ll take this way too far
It’ll leave you breathless, or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane
But I got a blank space baby and I’ll write your name

Cherry lips, crystal skies, I could show you incredible things
Stolen kisses, pretty lies, you’re the queen, baby, I’m your king
Find out what you want, be that guy for a month
Wait the worst is yet to come, oh no

Screaming crying perfect storms, I can make all the tables turn
Rose garden filled with thorns, keep you second guessing
Like “Oh my god who is he?” I get drunk on jealousy
But you’ll come back each time you leave
Cause darlin’ I’m a nightmare, dressed like a daydream

Girls only want love ’cause it’s torture
Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn you
Girls only want love ’cause it’s torture
Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn you

Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback

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*New Music Monday” My Version of Frank Sinatra’s “It Was a Very Good Year”

244. Sinatra

It’s New Music Monday! This is my version of Frank Sinatra’s “It Was a Very Good Year”

It Was a Very Good Year

When I was seventeen, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for small town girls
And soft summer nights, we’d hide from the lights
On the village green, when I was seventeen

When I was twenty-one it was a very good year
It was a very good year for city girls
Who lived up the stair, with all that perfumed hair
And it came undone when I was twenty-one

When I was thirty-five it was a very good year
It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls
Of independent means, we’d ride in limousines
Their chauffeurs would drive, when I was thirty-five

But now the days are short, I’m in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs, from the brim to the dregs
It’s oh sweet and clear, it was a very good year

Written by Ervin Drake

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*New Music Monday* My Mash-Up of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” & The Doors’ “5 To 1”

242. The Doors243. Talking Heads

It’s New Music Monday! This week it’s a mash-up of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” & The Doors’ “5 To 1”:

Five to One/ Psycho Killer

Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive, now
You get yours, baby
I’ll get mine
Gonna make it baby if we try

The old get old
And the young get stronger
May take a week and it may take longer
They got the guns but we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah, we’re takin’ over

Psycho Killer
Qu’est-ce que c’est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho Killer
Qu’est-ce que c’est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, away

You walk across the floor
With a flower in your hand
Tryin’ to tell me no one understands
Trade in your hours for a handful of dimes

Get together one more time

I can’t seem to face up to the facts
I’m tense and nervous and I
Can’t relax
I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire
Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire

“Psycho Killer” written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth

“5 To 1” written by The Doors

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*New Music Monday* My Version of Suede’s “Animal Nitrate”

236. SuedeIt’s #NewMusicMonday! This week it’s the turn of 90s indie sensation Suede. This is my version of “Animal Nitrate”:

Animal Nitrate

Like his dad you know that he’s had
Animal nitrate in mind
Oh in your council home he jumped on your bones
Now you’re taking it time after time

Oh it turns you on, on… now he has gone
Oh what turns you on, on, now your animal’s gone?

Well he said he’d show you his bed
And the delights of the chemical smile
So in your broken home he broke all your bones
And now you’re taking it time after time

Oh it turns you on, on… now he has gone
Oh what turns you on, on, now your animal’s gone?

What does it take to turn you on, on… now he has gone?
Now you’re over twenty one, one? Now your animal’s gone?
…Animal, he was animal, an animal…

Written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler

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*New Music Monday* My Version of “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”

235. Lynn Anderson

It’s New Music Monday! This week, it’s my version of the country classic “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”:

“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little rain sometimes
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live, or let go
I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden.

I could promise you things like big diamond rings,
But you don’t find roses growin’ on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well, if sweet-talkin’ you could make it come true,
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter,
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly:
Love shouldn’t be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine, there’s gotta be a little rain sometimes

I could sing you a tune or promise you the moon,
But if that’s what it takes to hold you,
I’d just as soon let you go, but there’s one thing I want you to know
You better look before you leap, still waters run deep,
And there won’t always be someone there to pull you out,
And you know what I’m talkin’ about
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly:
Love shouldn’t be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine, there’s gotta be a little rain sometimes…

Written by Joe South

*New Music Monday* My Mash-Up of Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” and Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger”

232. Iggy Pop233. Soft Cell

It’s #NewMusicMonday and this is the first mash-up of the New Year – Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” meets Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger”:

The Passenger/Tainted Love

I am the passenger and I ride and I ride
I ride through the city’s backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, they’re bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight

I am the passenger, I stay under glass
I look through my window so bright
I see the stars come out tonight
I see the bright and hollow sky
Over the city’s a rip in the sky
And everything looks good tonight

Singing La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la …

Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Run away I’ve got to
Get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me
The love we share seems to go nowhere
And I’ve lost my light for I toss and turn I can’t sleep at night

Once I ran to you (I ran), now I’ll run from you
This tainted love you’ve given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that’s not nearly all
Oh…tainted love
Tainted love

Now I know I’ve got to run away I’ve got to
Get away, you don’t really want any more from me
To make things right, you need someone to hold you tight
And you think love is to pray
But I’m sorry I don’t pray that way

Once I ran to you (I ran), now I’ll run from you
This tainted love you’ve given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that’s not nearly all
Oh…tainted love
Tainted love

“The Passenger” written by Iggy Pop and Ricky Gardiner
“Tainted Love” written by Ed Cobb

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*New Music Monday* My Version of Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

Hank Williams Sr. File Photo

Welcome to the latest #NewMusicMonday! This week it’s a song also made famous by Patsy Cline. This is my version of Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart”:

Your Cheatin’ Heart

Your cheatin’ heart
Will make you weep
You’ll cry and cry
And try to sleep
But sleep won’t come
The whole night through
Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you…

When tears come down
Like falling rain
You’ll toss around
And call my name
You’ll walk the floor
The way I do
Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you…

Your cheatin’ heart
Will make you weep
You’ll cry and cry
And try to sleep
But sleep won’t come
The whole night through
Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you…

When tears come down
Like falling rain
You’ll toss around
And call my name
You’ll walk the floor
The way I do
Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you…

Written by Hank Williams

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