Music Monday – 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

The song and video I am sharing today is:

 

1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins

 

 

1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins
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Shakedown 1979, cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I should meet
June bug skipping like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we’d never see an end to it all
And I don’t even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below
Double cross the vacant and the bored
They’re not sure just what we have in the store
Morphine city slippin’ dues, down to see that
We don’t even care, as restless as we are
We feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement, lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we’d go, beneath the sound of hope
Justine never knew the rules
Hung down with the freaks and the ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it, to see
And I don’t even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below
The street heats the urgency of sound
As you can see there’s no one around
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Songwriters: William Patrick Corgan
1979 lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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REVIEW – My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

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Published: March 26, 2019 by Berkley Books

 

Wow! What a read!

I had no idea what to expect after reading the description for this novel. However, I knew I had to read it, and once I started, there was no going back.

Dark, disturbing, and so very clever. This novel really was impossible to put down.

The book opens with a man approaching a woman in a bar. He slides his phone towards her, and she reads the message he has typed on it…

“Hello. My name is Tobias”

She is unsure why he is using his phone to speak to her, but his next message clears things up.

 “I am deaf”

The woman is unsure whether or not she wants to engage with Tobias.  She assumes he’s been turned down many times. He can sense her inner struggle.

Will she stay?

She has no idea just how important this decision is.

The husband and his wife, Millicent have been married for fifteen years. They have two teenage children. He teaches tennis and she sells houses. They may not be rich but they are comfortable.  The family runs like a well-oiled machine thanks to “Millicent’s Commandments”.  They always eat dinner together, and they have regular family movie nights.  They seem like a very happy and normal family.

People will do many things to keep a marriage alive. The couple in this novel is no exception. But the ways they keep their marriage from getting boring? Well, those are VERY different.

My Lovely Wife” was a diabolical, unique, and thrilling read with a fantastic cast of characters. Told from the husband’s point of view, the story was engaging and twisted. Full of secrets, lies, and surprises. I was riveted and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next,  what the characters were doing to do next.

 “You didn’t think we were going to stop, did you?”

This was an incredible debut novel. I am very excited to see what Samantha Downing comes up with next!

 

I’d like to thank Berkley Publishing for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.

Teaser Tuesday – April 23, 2019

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker.

It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read and open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

Here are my “teasers” :

 

“If only I’d listened to my instincts, I would’ve turned and run in the opposite direction. But that’s not what I did. I walked toward him. And I will always blame myself for what came after.”

 

From the novel :

 

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

A Stranger on the Beach

Expected publication: July 23, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

 

Goodreads Description:

There is a stranger outside Caroline’s house.

Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she’d have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when the stranger, Aiden, shows up as a bartender at the same party where Caroline and her husband have a very public fight, it doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary.

As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she’s built for herself starts to crumble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort…and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aiden’s obsession with Caroline, her family, and her house grows more and more disturbing. And when Caroline’s husband goes missing, her life descends into a nightmare that leaves her accused of her own husband’s murder.

 

My Thoughts:

I just picked this book up today. My teasers are from the very first page.  I was going to wait until next month to read this, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to hold off. I’m excited and I can’t wait to read more!

 

I hope you enjoyed my “teasers”.

Happy Reading!!

Music Mondays- One Hit Wonders

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

Today I am sharing some of my favorite “One hit wonders” from the 80’s.  I have many favorites but I’m going to keep it to four for this post.

I hope you enjoy!!

 

867 5309 Jenny – Tommy Tutone

In a Big Country – Big Country

The Promise – When In Rome

Two Of Hearts – Stacey Q

Two of Hearts by Stacey Q
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I-I-I-I-I need you
I-I-I-I-I need you
I never said I wasn’t gonna tell nobody
No baby
But desperate lover, I can’t keep it to myself
Oh no
When we’re together it’s like hot coals in a fire
Oh baby
My body’s burning so come on heat my desire
Come on come on
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
I need you, I need you
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
Come on, come on
People get jealous ’cause we always stay together
Yeah baby
I guess they really want a love like yours and mine
Together forever
I never thought that I could ever be this happy
Yeah baby
My prayers were answered, boy you came in the nick of time
Oh
I got this feeling that you’re going to stay
I never knew that it could happen this way
Before I met you I was falling apart
But now at last I really know we’re made of
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
I need you, I need you
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
Come on, come on
I never said I wasn’t gonna tell nobody
No baby
But desperate lover, I can’t keep it to myself
Oh no
When we’re together it’s like hot coals in a fire
Oh baby
My body’s burning so come on heat my desire
Oh
I got this feeling that you’re going to stay
I never knew that it could happen this way
Before I met you I was falling apart
But now at last I really know we’re made of
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
I need you, I need you
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
Come on, come on
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
I need you, I need you
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
Come on, come on
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
I need you, I need you
Two of hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Two of hearts
Come on, come on
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Songwriters: john mitchell
Two of Hearts lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
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The Promise by When In Rome
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If you need a friend, don’t look to a stranger
You know in the end, I’ll always be there
But when you’re in doubt, and when you’re in danger
Take a look all around, and I’ll be there
I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
But if you’ll wait around awhile, I’ll make you fall for me
I promise, I promise you I will
When your day is through, and so is your temper
You know what to do, I’m gonna always be there
Sometimes if I shout, it’s not what’s intended
These words just come out, with no cross to bear
I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
But if you’ll wait around awhile, I’ll make you fall for me
I promise, I promise you
I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me
I promise you, I promise you I will
I gotta tell you, need to tell you, got to tell you, I’ve got to tell you
I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
But if you’ll wait around awhile, I’ll make you fall for me
I promise, I promise you
I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me
I promise you, I promise you I will
I will
I will
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Songwriters: Chris Brown / Christopher Taylor Brown / Peter Charell / Peter Kurt Charell / Simon Ormandy
The Promise lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
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In a Big Country by Big Country
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I’ve never seen you look like this without a reason
Another promise fallen through
Another season passes by you
I never took the smile away from anybody’s face
And that’s a desperate way to look
For someone who is still a child
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive, here we go
I thought that pain and truth were things that really mattered
But you can’t stay here with every single hope you had shattered
I’m not expecting to grow flowers in a desert
But I can live and breathe
And see the sun in wintertime
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive
So take that look out of here it doesn’t fit you
Because it’s happened doesn’t mean you’ve been discarded
Pull up your head off the floor, come up screaming
Cry out for everything you ever might have wanted
I thought that pain and truth were things that really mattered
But you can’t stay here with every single hope you had shattered, see ya
I’m not expecting to grow flowers in a desert
But I can live and breathe
And see the sun in wintertime
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive
Ha, ha
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive
Songwriters: Michael Barson / Lee Thompson

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8675309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone
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Jenny jenny who can I turn to
You give me something I can hold on to
I know you’ll think I’m like the others before
Who saw your name and number on the wall
Jenny I’ve got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny don’t change your number
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Jenny jenny you’re the girl for me
You don’t know me but you make me so happy
I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve
I tried my imagination but I was disturbed
Jenny I’ve got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny don’t change your number
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
I got it (i got it) I got it
I got your number on the wall
I got it (i got it) I got it
For a good time, for a good time call
Jenny don’t change your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny I’ve called your number
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Jenny Jenny who can I turn to (eight six seven five three oh nine)
For the price of a dime I can always turn to you (eight six seven five three oh nine)
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine (five three oh nine)
Eight six seven five three oh nine
Eight six seven five three oh nine (five three oh nine)
Eight six seven five three oh nine (five three oh nine)
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Songwriters: James Irwin Keller / Alexander Hughes Call
8675309/Jenny lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc