Monday, 29 September 2008

Writer Song Meme


Darling ones,

the very lovely and currently artistic FAR AWAY has tagged me thus:


Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you've chosen it. NB: It doesn't have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing - whatever you want. Then tag 5 others to do the same (reprint these instructions).


So, I choose 'The Roses Of Success" from the soundtrack of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which I listened to every night as I went to sleep when I was 11.

Every bursted bubble has a glory!
Each abysmal failure makes a point!
Every glowing path that goes astray,
Shows you how to find a better way.
So every time you stumble never grumble.
Next time you'll bumble even less!
For up from the ashes, up from the ashes, grow the roses of success!
Grow the roses!
Grow the roses!
Grow the roses of success!
Oh yes!
Grow the roses!
Those rosy roses!
From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!
(spoken)Yes I know but he wants it to float. It will!
For every big mistake you make be grateful!
Here, here!
That mistake you'll never make again!
No sir!
Every shiny dream that fades and dies,
Generates the steam for two more tries!
(Oh) There's magic in the wake of a fiasco!
Correct!
It gives you that chance to second guess!
Oh yes!
Then up from the ashes, up from the ashes grow the roses of success!
Grow the roses!
Grow the roses!
Grow the roses of success!
Grow the roses!
Those rosy roses!
From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!
Disaster didn't stymie Louis Pasteur!
No sir!
Edison took years to see the light!
Right!
Alexander Graham knew failure well; he took a lot of knocks to ring that
bell!
So when it gets distressing it's a blessing!
Onward and upward you must press!
Yes, Yes!
Till up from the ashes, up from the ashes grow the roses of success.
Grow the ro
Grow the ro
Grow the roses!
Grow the ro
Grow the ro
Grow the roses!
Grow the roses of success!
Grow the ro
Grow the ro
Grow the roses!
Those rosy ro
Those rosy ro
Those rosy roses!
From the ashes of disaster, grow the roses of success!
Start the engines!
Success!
Batten the hatches!
Success!
Man the shrouds!
Lift the anchor!
Success!

I now tag Jon Peacey, Andy Phillips, Rach and Rich.

9 comments:

Helen Smith said...

Lovely!

Elinor said...

Thanks Helen, in life as in writing.

Far Away said...

Indeed. Hooray!

Rach said...

Thanks for that Elinor. Mine now done and posted. Had to trawl back though the memory banks though.

As to yours wonderful choice. Though I'll have nightmares about the childcatcher tonight.

Andy Phillips said...

I love that one, and have also associated it with writing.

Thank you for tagging me!

Paul Campbell said...

Best choice yet.

And I shall be humming it to myself all day - curse you!

Elinor said...

Rach and Andy, you're welcome.

Why, thank you kindly Paul!

SHEIKSPEAR said...

Hi Super Nun!

How'd you like a me-me back?

Try this one:-

http://sheikspear.blogspot.com/2008/09/101-blog-101.html

Jon Peacey said...

Thank you kindly, Dear Lady- done and done.