21 April 2006

Friday Funk Lyrics, 21 April 2006

It's Friday! It's Funk Day!

Happy Funkday everyone (if people can attempt to rename Thursday to Thing, I can rename Friday, Funkday) (no offense to Frigga, though, I'm sure she's a fine, fine goddess).

In honor of the Thingites (you really should click on the link above, if you haven't already) who wish to rename Friday, Poets (which in some ways resonates with Friday Funk Lyrics, cause afterall, George Clinton, et al, is first and foremost a poet), I'm going to go reaaaaaalllllyyyyy old school with my choice of lyrics.

From the Funky Funky mind of John Donne (What?! You don't hear a funk beat behind the words of John Donne's love poems? Cause I do. Think Barry White style funkiness)

Lover's Infiniteness by John Donne

IF yet I have not all thy love,
Dear, I shall never have it all ;
I cannot breathe one other sigh, to move,
Nor can intreat one other tear to fall ;
And all my treasure, which should purchase thee,
Sighs, tears, and oaths, and letters I have spent ;
Yet no more can be due to me,
Than at the bargain made was meant.
If then thy gift of love were partial,
That some to me, some should to others fall,
Dear, I shall never have thee all.

Or if then thou gavest me all,
All was but all, which thou hadst then ;
But if in thy heart since there be or shall
New love created be by other men,
Which have their stocks entire, and can in tears,
In sighs, in oaths, and letters, outbid me,
This new love may beget new fears,
For this love was not vow'd by thee.
And yet it was, thy gift being general ;
The ground, thy heart, is mine ; what ever shall
Grow there, dear, I should have it all.

Yet I would not have all yet.
He that hath all can have no more ;
And since my love doth every day admit
New growth, thou shouldst have new rewards in store ;
Thou canst not every day give me thy heart,
If thou canst give it, then thou never gavest it ;
Love's riddles are, that though thy heart depart,
It stays at home, and thou with losing savest it ;
But we will have a way more liberal,
Than changing hearts, to join them ; so we shall
Be one, and one another's all.

Bonus Lyrics, since it's Queen Elizabeth II's birthday (link to Victoria's ruminations about the occaison), I thought I'd give you some monarch related lyrics (and no, not this song, that'd be rude).

God Save the Queen

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter thine enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

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