Write a song

Week forty four in wake up

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Oct 25, 2016
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Week forty four’s challenge was to write a song and if brave enough sing it to someone.

Although I’ve never written a song before I will sing at any given opportunity; in the shower, the car, in the street, in the morning and throughout the day and evening. If the mood takes me I’m off.

In work I encourage singing. The radio is on in the background and we often change the words to the songs being played because its gets us through the day and pulls us together and most of all it makes us happy. As soon as one person starts we all join in.

For example when the song Hey Mickey by Toni Basil was first heard we changed the words to Hey Ricky. This drove Ricky up the wall but that just encouraged us further. This had a life of its own because on one occasion Ricky was out having a beer and an ex-member of staff started singing this to him. You can run but you can’t hide.

With the radio on in the background there are plenty of opportunities in the day to get creative and I often find myself sticking the word ‘sausage’ into a song for light entertainment. ‘Sausage’ is a great word and if it doesn’t make you laugh or smile then you are scientifically dead. To prove the point I changed the lyrics of the Gene Vincent song Be-bop-a-lula. My lyrics for this are…

Be-bop a sausage

I want a sausage sandwich

Be-bop a sausage

I don’t mean bacon

Be-bop a sausage

I want a sausage sandwich

Be-bop a sausage

I don’t mean fried egg

Be-bop a sausage, she’s my sausage sarnie now!

Its good isn’t it? If that doesn’t make you smile try eating a…sausage!

Still not smiling? Check your pulse. In fact don’t check your pulse phone an ambulance. Skip the ambulance call the coroner. In fact don’t bother doing any of that, call the butcher’s. At least he’ll make sausages out of you, ahem.

Anyway, seeing as my ‘wake up’ song is Paul Weller’s The Changing Man I thought I would have a bit of fun with week forty fours challenge by putting my own ‘wake up’ inspired lyrics to the great tune. Don’t worry there’s no sausages involved in this.

It’s hip and real

For those who’re jaded

You can see and feel,

Never feeling faded

Go fly a plane, climb a tree

Write a letter, fix the past

You’ll be changing man, you’ll be saving time

You’ll be changing man, if you want to be free

Let yourself be free

Autopilots on hold, get lost at lunchtime

Go find yourself, and learn how to smile

Write a song, then right a wrong

Feel stuffocation and deep reflection

You’ll be changing man, you’ll be saving time

You’ll be changing man, if you want to be free

Let yourself be free

Stare at the sky

Get lost in sunsets

Feel the sun rise,

There’s no threat from you inside

You’ll be changing man, you’ll be saving time

You’ll be changing man, if you want to be free

Let yourself be free

I must admit Weller’s song is much, much better (he is God after all) but it’s all a bit of fun, isn’t it?

This week’s challenge shed light on the fact that I genuinely try to make people who work for me, especially in the kitchen, express themselves and their creative side. This week’s challenge felt like a tender pat on my back from me, myself and the other fella. Yeah-yeah!

Week forty four was a bit of fun and one of the key ingredients to getting the most out of the great wake up journey. Will I be writing any more lyrics? Don’t be a silly sausage. Will I continue my silliness in changing words for comedy value? You bet I will. I will continue to encourage it.

Now, does anyone fancy one of Linda McCartney’s sausages? Don’t worry there’s no horse hoof or pigs anus in them!

Keep smiling people and take it easy.

PS I always thought the Beatles would have been even better if they were John, George, Paul and Marko. The song Yellow Submarine could have easily been Yellow Submarine Sausage!

Take it easy

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Mark Cuddy

Someone who learned to wake up

3 Comments

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Ffi Ffi Trixibelle about 2 years ago

oh Mark, what a creative way to attack this weeks experiment!! Love your sausage song :) see you tom I wonder if there will be chorizo on the menu.

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Sarah-Kate Goodwin about 2 years ago

Im so impressed at how you managed to just dive into this one. I smiled throughout this post and had a few laugh out louds so I guess I get to escape the butchers! phew!

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Chris Baréz-Brown about 2 years ago

Genius as ever! your posts are getting more and more creative every week, and are delivering more and more smiles. nice one Mark! loving your work.
now must go and find a sausage for lunch....
go well Chrisxxx