Happy Song Lyric Sunday !!!

So happy to be back and on my blog…Hello to all my blogger friend’s. It’s great to be back. One of my fav challenges, SLS. I usually use the 1st song that comes to mind after reading the challenge.

Today’s prompt for SLS is, “ This week the theme is to find songs with recognizable introsThanks for the prompt Mr. Jim 🙂

This is one of my fondest memories from back in the day. Pre-pandemic we use to attend many local consert’s during the summer. One of our favorite groups to follow were, “The Ides of March.” They put on a really fun evening and I even became part of the show one time.

Long story short, Jim Peterik was singing one of the song’s he wrote, “The Search is Over,” made famous by the group Survivor. We got to the concert late and came in as he was performing this song. He walked down off the stage and came right up to me and continued singing the song to me. It was a very special moment. Another concert in Milwaukee I got some pics with him. He kind of got to know us considering we were always in the front row at many of his hometown venues 😉 … It was alway such a great time !!!!

Me and Jim Peterik in Milwaukee @Musicfest…

Many great memories of concert’s gone by. Thanks Mr. Jim Peterik for a great time and great memories.

Vehicle

Hey, well
I’m the friendly stranger in the black Sedan
Won’t you hop inside my car?
I got pictures, got candy
I’m a lovable man
And I can take you to the nearest star

I’m your vehicle, baby
I’ll take you anywhere you want to go
I’m your vehicle, woman
by now I’m sure you know

That I love ya (love ya)
I need ya (need ya)
I want ya
Got to have you, child
Great God in Heaven, you know I love you

Well, if you wants to be a movie star
I can-a take you to Hollywood
But if you want to stay just like you are
You know, I think you really should

I’m your vehicle, baby
I’ll take you anywhere you want to go
I’m your vehicle, woman
by now I’m sure you know

That I love ya (love ya)
I need ya (need ya)
I want ya
Got to have you, child
Great God in Heaven, you know I love you
Oh, you know I do

Well, I’m the friendly stranger in the black Sedan
Won’t you hop inside my car?
I got pictures, candy
I’m a lovable man
And I can take you to the nearest star

I’m your vehicle, babe
I’ll take you anywhere you want to go
I’m your vehicle, woman
by now I’m sure you know

That I love ya (love ya)
I need ya (need ya)
I want ya
I got to have you
Great God in Heaven, you know I love you

And I’m your vehicle, babe, alright
You know I love ya (love ya)
I need ya (need ya)
I want ya
Got to have you, child
Great God in Heaven, you know I love you

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: James M. Peterik

Happy Fourth of July…Y A Y & Song Lyric Sunday

Happy 4th of July

This is one of my favorite holiday’s !!! It’s summer, I love to BBQ on the grill, Fireworks are just the best…What’s not to love. Still missing the carnivals and summer concerts !!! Next year will be better I hope that we can get back to the summer festivals and concerts. I’m really missing those, at least I have the memories which will have to do for now. Jim’s pick for today’s Song Lyric Sunday is, “American Music <3 ” I remember a staple of our’s in summers past. They were of course the, “Ides of March” summer concerts at the festivals we use to go too. So much fun. The Ides are a Chicago staple, Jim Peterik who is the lead singer of the band is a native of Berwyn (a suburb of Chicago).

Summerfest, Milwaukee…Me and Jim Peterik <3

Because they were a local we always got seats right up front and Jim Peterik kind of got to know us. In fact at one of their concerts he came right down in the audience and kissed me during the song, “Searching.” I’ll never forget, it was the thrill of a lifetime 😉 .

My song for today is one of their biggest hits and he always waits til the end of the concert, i.e. the last song to play it…That would be, “Vehicle” of course !!!

He really is an amazing artist, performer, singer, writer, yadayadayada <3 An all around great guy. Makes you feel like your just one of his friends <3 I’ll be looking forward to seeing him and his band, the Ides performing again <3 …

Hope all of you are enjoying your summer and having the best 4th of July ever. Eat all the great food you can and celebrate this country. Because I’ve always said, “If your lucky enough to live in America, then you are lucky enough !!!”