Song Lyric Sunday – Shilo

Being Lydia!

Yay, another chance to use a Neil Diamond song!

This week the theme for Song Lyric Sunday from Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time, is “dreams”.

Many more obvious songs went through my head like “Dream Weaver”, “Dream Lover”, and many more. But “Shilo” has a big importance in my life. The song is about an imaginary friend the child makes up because his dad, and others, don’t have time for him. Dreaming can take on a whole different meaning in the daytime – we can control what our daydreams are about. However, you can get lost in them much the same as night dreams.

For me, the writer inside me started growing from a very young age. I would make up stories and daydreams where I was always the main character and was always famous, beautiful and loved – three things I didn’t feel…

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  1. One of my favorites also, Danny. I think my entry, if I had entered, would have been “Catch Another Butterfly” by John Denver. Or one I love by Mary Chapin Carpenter, the name I have forgotten, but the lyrics include something about lying on the grass and looking up at the clouds. Now that I’ve thought about this, I’ll have to pull out the CD and listen to it again. And now that I’m humming the song, I think the name could be “only a dream” — “Twirl me about and twirl me around, Let me grow dizzy and fall to the ground, And when I look up at you looking down, Say it was only a dream”! Now I’m off to pull the CD out so I can listen again!

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