Saturday, April 20, 2024

Saturday 9: Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Saturday 9: Only Love Can Hurt Like This (2014)
On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Sadly my cousin passed away last week and I will be away all weekend at the funeral and burial.

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this week's song, Paloma Faith sings that she thought she wouldn't care if her lover left but now she's begging him to stay. Can you think of something you were surprised you missed when it was gone or over?
Oh yeah, that happens so many times. There is even a name for it, “Fear of Missing Out” (FoMO) especial with social networks.

2) Paloma obviously has a powerful, versatile voice. She's also a trained dancer. Tell us about two things you do well.
Um.. Ah… wiggling my ears and twitching my nose at the same time.

3) She was a judge on two British TV shows: The Voice and The Voice Kids. Do you watch competition shows (The Voice, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, etc.)? If so, are you any good at picking the winners?
I don’t watch reality and competition shows, I usually watch PBS shows.

4) This week's song was written by Diane Warren. She's one of America's most successful song writers, having written more than thirty Top 10 hits. Think of your favorite song. Do you know who wrote it?
Nope, I have no idea. I would probably not even know the singer let alone the writer, but I probably know the group.

5) She's made a fortune writing love songs, mostly from her Hollywood Hills office. Diane spends up to 10 hours a day in a room she describes as "cluttered," and admits it's an unlikely setting to write about romance, yet it works for her. Describe a setting you consider romantic.
Sitting on the side of a lake or ocean during sunset.

6) In 2014, when "Only Love Can Hurt Like This" was popular, Joan Rivers died. Best known as a comedienne, she was also a successful businesswoman, promoting her jewelry line on QVC. Do you ever watch shopping networks?

7) The Apple Watch was introduced in 2014. Are you wearing a watch as you answer these 9 questions?
Nope. (Don’t you just love these short answers.)

8) One of the best-selling books of 2014 was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It won awards for best YA (young adult) fiction. Is YA a genre you often read?
No, I think the last YA book was “Two Spirit Ranch: A Romance” by Jaime Stryker back in 2019.

9) Random question: What's something on your to-do list that you just can't get around to doing?
A new addition to my bucket list is to go to Switzerland and ride the Pilatus cogwheel Railway.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. There is something about a water setting that is just so romantic. I agree! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥

  2. Did you take the photo in #5? It's beautiful!