Making songs my own

In Week 44 of The Great Wake Up our challenge was to write a song.

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OK, time for silliness, and to do something I've been thinking about for a little while...

A month or so ago I was at a BBQ with friends. Alcohol may have been partaken... Somehow, someone started singing "Food, Glorious Food" from Oliver!, albeit with a few, shall we say, edits... I found this rather inspiring and, just for fun, here's a snippet of where my mind went.

Mood, I'm in a mood,

What's this that I've just heard?

Night sweats are the good part

Menopausal and flustered!

Chin hairs and my memory's shot

What next is the question?

I thought I was still red hot

But that's just my aggression!

My mood, glorious mood,

I'm in a mood...

It's been a little while since I've been inspired, but I have a little collection of re-written song and poems that mark transitions in my life, so I'm grateful for the reminder (although, clearly this one was pure speculation...). Bet you'll never guess what I did with The Night Before Christmas...


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Go to the profile of Jacqui
about 5 years ago
Fantastic! I can relate to those lyrics so well. So creative- and cheeky!
Go to the profile of Mark Cuddy
about 5 years ago
I'm sitting hear feeling sorry for myself because my cold is heavier than someone who is obese, I'm feeling rotten and full of crap that I'm trying to get off my chest, I'm drinking a coffee and Bobby is begging me to play and feed him and I'm wishing I didn't have to go to work in an hours time but all I can think is; I want to know more about this Night Before Christmas ditty. Pray tell...
Go to the profile of Fiona Dolben
about 5 years ago
oh my just read this and made me laugh out loud... i know this is looming large for myself and my friends - humour may just help us through it... mark two words Night Nurse!!
Go to the profile of Chris Baréz-Brown
about 5 years ago
Ha! brilliant. A bit of silliness is the best pick me up. C x
Go to the profile of Sarah-Kate Goodwin
about 5 years ago
Ha ha. Love this Vanessa, Im actually finding myself singing along to mood, I'm in a mood!