Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday (SLS) theme of ‘Glassthis week threw me a little bit. Did anyone else have this problem, or just me?! I did a bit of research but couldn’t find anything that really jumped out at me, so I decided to go with the related theme of ‘Sand‘ (seeing that glass is made from sand, of course!). Helen does say to go with whatever song you like, it doesn’t even have to be at all related to the theme, so I guess this is fine!

To be honest I don’t know all of Suzanne Vega’s work, but I do like what I know. She was also recently touring in Australia (I didn’t manage to see her though) so I thought this song would be perfect. It suits my lazy Sunday afternoon as well. I’ve just walked my dogs, had lunch, and might even soon have an afternoon nap!

So, without further ado, today’s SLS song is Song Of Sand by Suzanne Vega from her 1992 album 99.9F°. Not an Australian artist this week, oh well!

Why not have a listen and let me know what you think? And thanks yet again to Helen for all of her great work with SLS!

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Oh, and this is sand magnified 300x!  


If sand waves were sound waves
What song would be in the air now
What stinging tune
Could split this endless noon
And make the sky swell with rain
If war were a game that a man or a child
Could think of winning
What kind of rule
Can overthrow a fool
And leave the land with no stain.
Songwriters: Suzanne Vega
Song of Sand lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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