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#SongLyricSunday : Minutes/Hours/Days/Weeks/Months

It’s Song Lyric Sunday, and we have another fun prompt from  Jim over at A Unique Title For Me who has stepped up as Guest Host for this weekly post.
This week our word prompt is “Minutes/Hours/Days/Weeks/Months”. 

At first I thought about using the “Seasons of Love” song from the musical “Rent”. But then I figured one of the resident musical lovers would use that song.

I thought about The Proclaimers “500 Miles” but then I realized that was a measurement of distance and not a measurement of time.

I’m sure there will be some overlap on the song that I did finally decide to use. But that’s okay.

Prince wrote this song in 1985. His version does nothing for me (sorry). It wasn’t until Sinead O’Connor covered it in 1990 that I gave it any attention. Sinead put a lot of emotion into her cover, reflecting on her mother’s tragic accident in which she died. 

Just after Prince died, Chris Cornell shared his cover with the world stating, “Prince's music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of that amazing world. I performed his song 'Nothing Compares 2 U' for the first time a couple months ago. It has a timeless relevance for me and practically everyone I know. Sadly, now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequaled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting. We will miss you Prince!!!"

Chris Cornell died May 18, 2017.  Last year, for Father’s Day 2018, Chris’ daughter Toni shared a duet version of this song that she and her dad had recorded just prior to his passing.

It’s the Chris Cornell version that haunts me the most. I’ve felt my cheeks get damp a few times listening. And that’s the version that I am sharing with you today.

The Lyrics:

Song Lyric Sunday Rules for participation (note: you don’t need to participate to comment):
  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

Did you enjoy today’s post? Be sure to check out Jim’s post to see the other participants and come back next week for more Song Lyric Sunday fun!


  1. What a wonderful post! I didn't think you would choose that famous Prince song. I want to post a SAA song.

    1. You definitely should! Just link your post to Jim's or post your link in his comments so everyone can stop by :)

  2. Perfect choice! Thanks for a great share!

  3. I never cared for Sinead O'Conner's song, but this one by Chris Cornell is very good. Sometimes it's good to take another look/listen to a song you had reservations about in the past. Thanks for this. :)

    1. Hi Barbara. I think in comparison of them all, Chris does the best.

  4. I love this song! I didn't know Prince had written it. Very interesting. Yes Sinead did do an emotional version of it. Wonderful choice Mary 🙂💕

    1. Thanks Christine! I think one of the best things about these weekly hops is learning new stuff or thinking about things we wouldn't normally think about. Keeps our minds open and eager to learn - at least that's been my experience.

  5. Thanks for this one. Sinead's version also seemed like background music. Cornell's really emphasizes the lyrics. <3


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