Song Lyric Sunday 10/23/16 – Sowing the Seeds of Love

So this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is a song that pulls you out of a dark place. Well, again, I’m kinda brain fried today (was out of town again this weekend and just got home at midnight) so this might be a sub-par choice, but oh well.

This is getting kind of comical or perhaps redundant, but today I am featuring another song by the British duo of Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal better known as Tears for Fears. This song is much later T4F (1989) and is a complete departure from the normal dark, heavy lyrics the band (mostly Roland) wrote. This song is very Beatles-esque in both the music and the lyrical composition. Folklore has it this was like a tribute to the Beatles and I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case.

Here then is “Sowing the Seeds of Love.” I like this song because it takes on the heavy reality in a light-hearted way and as such always lifts my spirits.

Without further ado:

High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast
D.J.’s the man we love the most
Could you be, could you be squeaky clean
And smash any hope of democracry ?
As the headline says you’re free to choose
There’s egg on your face and mud on your shoes
One of these days they’re gonna call it the blues
And anything is possible when you’re Sowing the Seeds of Love
Anything is possible – Sowing the Seeds of Love
I spy tears in thier eyes
They look to the skies for some kind of divine intervention
Food goes to waste !
So nice to eat, so nice to taste
Politician Grannie with your high ideals
Have you no idea how the Majority feels ?
So without love and a promise land
We’re fools to the rules of a Goverment plan
Kick out the style ! Bring back the jam !
Sowing the Seeds
The birds and the bees
My girlfriend and me in love
Feel the pain
Talk about it
If you’re a worried man – then shout about it
Open hearts – feel about it
Open minds – think about it
Everyone – read about it
Everyone – scream about it !
Everyone – read about it, read about it
Read in the books in the crannies and the nooks there are books to read
Chorus !
(Mr. England Sowing the Seeds of Love)
Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes
High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast
Every minute of every hour – ” I Love a Sunflower “
And I believe in lovepower, Love power, LOVEPOWER !!!
Sowing the Seeds
An end to need
And the Politics of Greed
With love

Well there you have it. Please don’t kill me for featuring three Tears for Fears songs now. I hope it hasn’t gotten old or stale! 😛

6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 10/23/16 – Sowing the Seeds of Love

  1. I love how this weekly blog hop gives you insights into people’s favorite bands and singers. I try hard not to post too many of one band, but it has been really hard, so I totally understand when you use your fallback favorite. It’s endearing and I love it, so please don’t apologize. I, for one, am not bored.

    I love discovering music that I missed in my youth. Thanks so much for sharing this. It’s a great “pull you out of a dark place” song. 🙂


    • Heh, well, it seems like the extent of most people’s knowledge of Tears for Fears (at least this side of the pond) is Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout, Mad World and maybe Head Over Heels. Oh no, they’ve done many more!

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      • My music intake was very limited in my household growing up and even if I found something I liked, I was usually shamed for it. Pop and rock and anything in between was considered “of the devil” for reasons I can’t fathom. I’m just happy I have my own choices now and can rediscover older music that I missed. I think this band is definitely one of them! 😉


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