Thursday, July 09, 2009

Slice of Lime-Pocketful of Sunshine

It was a blissful few days at the beach last week. I found a smooth little river rock that fit perfectly in my hand as a worry stone. I was back in the cottage when Dad turned on the 4th of July concert in Washington, DC and I heard Natasha Bedingfield singing her new song, Pocketful of Sunshine . That was a bit of a reminder to keep a positive outlook and try to hang on to the sunshine I got to enjoy during my own sweet escape. It's been a while since I did a musical Slice of Lime so this week I'm going back to that mode.


I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh.

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh.

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No.



I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh.

Wish that you could, but you ain't gonna own me.
Do anything you can to control me.
Oh, no.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

There's a place that I go,

But nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.



And there's no more lies.
In the darkness, there's light.
And nobody cries.
There's only butterflies.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

Take me away: A secret place.
To better days take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.

~Natasha Bedingfield~



21 comments:

Cocotte said...

One of my kids loves that song....I could do without it, but I'm glad you enjoyed your day at the beach!

Jazz said...

1 - I love a perfect stone.

2 - Sing for me again.

g-man said...

Every one of these pics are beautiful... :-)

Desmond Jones said...

I love the beach. . .

Hilary said...

On the beach, with a light stone.. sounds like a perfect way to spend the day. ;)

Kat said...

1- Love your worry stone.
2- Love that song.
3- Love that sunset. :)

Glad you had some time to unwind.

The Zombieslayer said...

So how many skips did you get? I never got above 4. That looked like a good stone to use.

The beach sounds like a good idea right now.

Ananda girl said...

That looks like the perfect place to be taken away to!

I can sure identify with the song.
Thanks for sharing it.

EmBee said...

I've heard that song like a million times but I never thought about how appropriate a mantra it is.

(Sorry, I no write so well today.)
:-(

Craver Vii said...

Worry stone? I had to look that up. When I saw that pic, I assumed it was for skipping.

S said...

That is a cool song.

Im so glad you got to chill!

mssolitaire said...

Wonderful post! :) And yes, it's good to remember to enjoy the good times when you're having them!

for a different kind of girl said...

I think I have that song on my iPod. I have something of hers, anyway.

Lovely photos! Love the purple and pinks in the last one.

misticblu said...

Beautiful!

Going to get that song right now since i was not sure before now who it was.
Thanks.... I am off for another short vaycay this weekend.. this time to the mountains. Tubing AGAIN!!

BTExpress said...

Sure, you had to crop that top pic above the good parts. :-(

VE said...

Of course finding a gold nugget that fit perfectly in your hand would have been very good too..

Cheesy said...

Lime toes!
Good gurlie....

Jocelyn said...

That first photo is frustrating.

I was trying to be the cleavage-peeping waiter, and you confounded my efforts.

I'm going to need more cleavage before I bring your dessert, Ma'am.

Mona said...

I love Natasha Bedingfield!

Those are great Pictures Lime :)

RennyBA said...

Good to know you've catch the spirit again Lime. I can tell the break did you well!

The sky on fire photo was breath taking - not to mention the others too ;-)

Pouty Lips said...

Encore.