Stolen Words: Learning The Game

Stolen Words are my compilations of lyrics used to make a new piece of prose of sorts.  The lyrics are ‘stolen’ from the songs I hear while surfing my favourite channels on SiriusXM.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.

Stolen Words:  Learning The Game was inspired by the great folks over in the Commons during this past week while we took WordPress’ Commenting Bootcamp 101. Continue reading

Stolen Words: Bah-Bah-Bah


Well, we might not have Neil with us in the Blogging 101 classroom like the fans above had him at the game with them, but that’s okay, I think we can pull this off.  And you never know … maybe in this world-wide blogosphere we’re in, maybe he is with us?  Anyway, with or without Neil, let’s make the follow buttons shake, the like keys rattle, and the comment boxes roll with a very loud collective singing of BAH-BAH-BAH to celebrate our time together in The Commons.

Thank you all for being a part of my journey and for sharing your travels with me.  I learned lots, had fun, and made new friends.  I hope to see you again along the side of the road one day, either virtually here on my blog or who knows, maybe even in the “real world” – whatever that is anymore!  Happy trails everyone … Marianne

Stolen Words:   Bah-Bah-Bah

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high, there’s a place that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby   –   Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Livingston Taylor
Where it began, I can’t begin to knowin’, but then I know it’s growing strong   –   Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
This old world, she’s gonna turn around, brand new bells’ll be ringing   –   Sunshine, Jonathan Edwards

Worlds are turning and we’re just hanging on, facing our fear and standing out there alone   –   Higher Love, Steve Winwood
It’s you and me up against this whole wide world   –   Fighter Girl, Mason Jennings
It’s a great big world, I’m glad that you’re here   –  River Road, Jimmy LaFave

We ain’t no legends, ain’t no cause, we’re just livin’ for today   –   For Those About To Rock, AC/DC
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you   –   Stuck In The Middle With You, Stealers Wheel
Mmmmm, we’re somewhere in between together   –   Better Together, Jack Johnson

There’s talk on the streets, it sounds so familiar, great expectations, everybody’s watching you   –   New Kid In Town, Eagles
It takes a lot to give, to ask for help, to be yourself, to know and love what you live with   –   It Takes A Lot To Know A Man, Damien Rice
Now witness the quickness with which we get along   –   Carry On, Crosby Stills & Nash

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in   –   Piano Man, Billy Joel
Everybody gather ’round, loosen up your suspenders   –   Kingfish, Levon Helm
Chances are you’ll go far, if you get in with the right bunch of fellows   –   Takin’ Care Of Business, BTO

Well the joint started rockin’, goin’ around and around   –   Around And Around, Chuck Berry
You know there’s something that’s goin’ on around here   –   Long Time Gone, Crosby Stills & Nash
If you like adventure, don’t you wait to enter   –   In The Navy, Village People

Shake your groove thing, show ’em how we do it now   –   Shake Your Groove Thing, Peaches & Herb
So pump up the volume along with the tempo, I want everybody in the house to know   –   Boom! Shake The Room, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
Now look at them yo-yo’s, that’s the way you do it   –   Money For Nothing, Dire Straits

Gimme that night fever, night fever, we know how to do it   –   Night Fever, Bee Gees
Don’t be afraid to come dancing, it’s only natural   –   Come Dancing, The Kinks
And here we go, there’s nothing left to lose   –   Nothing Left To Lose, Mat Kearney

Reach for the golden ring, reach for the sky, baby just spread your wings   –   Dreams, Van Halen
Where there is a desire, there is gonna be a flame   –   Try, Pink
Don’t you know that you are a shooting star   –   Shooting Star, Bad Company

Now I must say more than ever, things ’round here have changed!
And I say … toora loora toora loo rye ay … toora toora tooloora!
Come On Eileen, Dexys Midnight Runners


Stolen Words are my compilations of lyrics used to make a new piece of prose of sorts.  The lyrics are “stolen” from the songs I hear while surfing my favourite channels on SiriusXM and  I hope you enjoy them – I have a blast writing them!

Bah-Bah-Bah was written for my classmates over in The Commons, the gathering place of questions, ideas, and pats on the back for those taking WordPress’ Blogging 101 Course: Zero To Hero, July 2015.

Stolen Words: Thank You

Stolen Words:  Thank You

Everything I did was just a bore, everywhere I went it seems I’d been there before   –   How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
You gave me something I understand   –   Let Me Roll It, Paul McCartney
Teacher[s], I feel the dots connecting   –   Invincible, Kelly Clarkson

You make it easy, easy, oh yes, it’s easy, easy   –   Easy, Sheryl Crow
I do believe I’m feelin’ stronger every day   –   Feelin’ Stronger Every Day, Chicago
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face   –   Stuck In The Middle With You, Stealers Wheel

Could this be the magic at last   –   Could It Be Magic, Barry Manilow
You made me believe in magic  –   You Made Me Believe In Magic, Bay City Rollers
I’m hooked on a feeling, I’m high on believing   –   Hooked On A Feeling, Blue Suede

Lucky to have been where I have been   –   Lucky, Jason Mraz
Now the future seems so bright, ohh it feels good to have you in my life   –  It’s Good To Have You, Josh Rouse
‘Cause now I’m shining bright, so bright, bright, so bright   –   Bright, Echosmith

And I will stroll the merry way   –   Sweet Thing, Van Morrison
Rolling me down the highway so life won’t pass me by   –   I Got A Name, Jim Croce
I’ve got my ticket for the long way ’round   –   Cups, Anna Kendrick

Who do you thank when you have such luck   –   All Shook Up, Elvis
You’ve been so kind and generous, I don’t know how you keep giving, for your kindness I’m in debt to you   –   Kind & Generous, Natalie Merchant
Thanks, that was fun   –   Thanks, That Was Fun, Barenaked Ladies

The cup is raised, the toast is made yet again   –  All My Love, Led Zeppelin
Pick up your balls and load up your cannon for a twenty-one gun salute   –   For Those About To Rock, AC/DC
Hope when the crowd screams out they’re screaming your name[s]   –   I Lived, One Republic

I’ve got so much left to say, if every simple song I wrote to you would take your breath away   –   Hey There Delilah, Plain White T’s
I’ve been stretching my mouth to let those big words come out   –   Big Time, Peter Gabriel
Cause it ain’t every day you get the chance to say   –   Brighter Than The Sun, Colbie Caillet




Stolen Words:  Thank You was written for Michelle Weber, Daily Post editor & facilitator of the July 2015 session of WordPress’ Blogging 101: Zero To Hero course, and for our program Happiness Engineers Chrissie Pollock and Alex Gustafson.  Words, stolen or otherwise, can’t thank you three enough for all the support and guidance you gave us over in The Commons, let alone the “likes” and words of encouragement and accomplishment.  Our blogs wouldn’t have evolved or continue to grow without your participation in them.  Thank you again.

Stolen Words are my compilations of lyrics used to make a new piece of prose of sorts.  The lyrics are “stolen” from the songs I hear while surfing my favourite channels on SiriusXM and  I hope you enjoy them – I have a blast writing them!

Stolen Words: Brilliant Disguise

In response to today’s Daily Prompt

My former best friend duped me, duped me good and for quite some time.  But that ole friend of mine isn’t in my life anymore.  They are still around, I see them quite often actually, but there’s no place in my life for them anymore.  Hasn’t been for 16 years now.  While the memories aren’t great ones, they are ones I hope I never forget.  They remind me why I chose the life I live today and they help me relate to others who get hoodwinked by that same old friend of mine.  They are my daily reminder of gratitude and hope.

If that best friend I speak of is pulling the wool over your eyes too, know that there are others like me who have been there and can help.  We’re a chatty bunch, enjoy getting together on a frequent basis, and have a fondness for staircases with a certain number of steps in them.  Climbing those steps has taken us to a better life and we’ll show you just how to do the same.  Care to chat more?  Happy to hear that.  Just give one of us a call or find us at one of our regular hangouts.  The door’s always open and the coffee’s always on.  Hope to see you around.

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