Song of the Day #3,335: ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ – Bonnie Tyler

I know all the Montauk Madness fans are crying out in pain as they realize they’ll have to wait a little longer to learn which artist won the championship matchup. I apologize.

But I couldn’t let today pass without acknowledging two cosmically important, once in a lifetime events: the Total Solar Eclipse and my sister Amy’s 50th birthday.

So let us pause to watch the world fall into an overwhelming darkness. And let’s check out the eclipse, too.

Just kidding, Amy! 50 is the new 30, and you wear it more like 25. I’ve been around for nearly 45 of those 50 years and you’ve inspired, amused and enriched me through every one of them.

With all my love, Happy Birthday!

[Verse 1]
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming ’round
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
(Turn around, bright eyes!) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turn around, bright eyes!) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turn around) Every now and then I get a little bit restless
And I dream of something wild
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit helpless
And I’m lying like a child in your arms
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit angry
And I know I’ve got to get out and cry
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
But then I see the look in your eyes

[Bridge]
(Turn around, bright eyes!) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turn around, bright eyes!) Every now and then I fall apart

[Chorus]
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
Cause we’ll never be wrong

Together we can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight

[Post-Chorus]
Once upon a time I was falling in love
Now I’m only falling apart
There’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart

Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart

[Verse 2]
(Turn around, bright eyes)
(Turn around, bright eyes)

Turn around, every now and then I know you’ll never be the boy you always wanted to be
Turn around, every now then I know you’ll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am
Turn around, every now and then I know there’s no one in the universe as magical and wondrous as you
Turn around, every now and then I know there’s nothing any better
And there’s nothing that I just wouldn’t do
Turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
Turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

[Chorus]
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
Cause we’ll never be wrong

Together we can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks

I really need you tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight
Forever’s going to start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
Turn around bright eyes

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,335: ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ – Bonnie Tyler

  1. Dana says:

    Aw, a very sweet birthday tribute! I 100% concur…that sister of yours is a special lady!

  2. Peg says:

    Love your post as I am sure Amy will, and yes I 100% concur… that sister of yours is a special lady!!

  3. Amy says:

    You had me laughing and choking up! Thank you for marking this special occasion with such a long very post.

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