Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Song of the Week

Explanation of Song of the Week....

I really struggle with music today. I grew up with a dad who worked like crazy. He would come home and bang away on the piano or guitar and it would put me in the best mood. I have an obsessive nature when it comes to music, and there are so few musicians out there these days that really live up. This is a place where I will acknowledge music I find that is worth speaking of. I love words. Lyrics are the best representation of words in my opinion. Since this is a blog, I was typing words from the chosen song (instead of playing the actual song). But I have a new love for youtube....

I have serious respect for singer/songwriters who can cover a song in a completely new way and make me love it as much as the original (if not more!). These two do that like it's a piece of cake. I am so impressed by The Civil Wars and pretty obsessed with them right now. Enjoy ;-)

Apparently I really like clapping in songs. This girl is going to BLOW UP if she hasn't already and I am just behind. And The Lumineers whole album isn't fantastic, but the below song is more than fantastic. And then there's Grace Potter just because I love Grace Potter.

It's been a long time ya'll. Here's two to make up for it. One you know and one you may not...

This video is not great quality, but I love these guys. I'm on a very folksy kick since falling in love with Mumford and Sons.

Has it really been seven months since I found something inspiring enough to post here? It appears so. Nevermind the fantasticness of this song. This video is BRILLIANT.

"And we'll hate what we've lost but we'll love what we find." BRILLIANT

I just had the good fortune of going to see the Indigo Girls...these local guys opened for them. Loved them.

All I can say is "early 2011" can't get here soon enough... (and thank you Sara for this little gift)





Song seven...

Song six...
"The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert

I know they say you can’t go home again
I just had to come back one last time
Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam
But these handprints on the front steps are mine

Up those stairs in that little back bedroom
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
I bet you didn’t know under that live oak
My favorite dog is buried in the yard

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

Song five...
"The Only Exception"  - Paramore
I'm loving the story this song tells so I am putting it all up....
When I was younger I saw my daddy
cry and curse at the wind.
He broke his own heart and
I watched as he tried to re-assemble it.
And my mamma swore she would
never let herself forget.
And that was the day that I promised
I'd never sing of love if does not exist.
But darling..

You are the only exception

You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Maybe I know somewhere deep in
my soul that love never lasts.
And we've got to find other ways
to make it alone or keep a straight face.
And I've always lived like this
keeping a comfortable, distance.
And up until now I swore to myself
that I'm content with loneliness,
'cause none of it was ever worth the risk.

But you are the only exception

But you are the only exception
But you are the only exception
You are the only exception

I've got a tight grip on reality,
but I can't let go of whats part of me here.
I know you're leaving in the morning, when you wake up,
leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream.


You are the only exception (x8)
And I'm on my way to believing.. (x2)

Song four...
My little one is 11 months old today...this is the most perfect song about having a child that I have ever heard...
"The One Who Knows" - Dar Williams

Time it was I had a dream, and your the dream come true.
If I had the world to give, I'd give it all to you.
I'll take you to the mountains, I will take you to the sea.
I'll show you how this life became a miracle to me.

You'll fly away, but take my hand until that day.
So when they ask how far love goes, when my job's done you'll be the one who knows.

Song three...
(Sorry I'm a day late!)
I just spent most of the week with my dad. So this is an oldie but a goodie....
"Come and Go Blues" - Allman Brothers

People say that you're no good,
but I wouldn't cut you loose, baby, if I could.
Well, I seem to stay down on the ground,
Baby, I'm too far gone to turn around.
Oh, if only you would make up your mind,
Take me where you go, you're leaving me behind.
Lord, you got those come and go blues,
Lord, you got those come and go blues,
Yes, you do, oh and you got me feelin like a fool.

Song two...
"American Honey" by Lady Antebellum

She grew up on the side of the road
Where the church bells ring and strong love grows
She grew up good
She grew up slow
Like American honey

Steady as a preacher
Free as a weed
Couldn't wait to get goin'
But wasn't quite ready to leave
So innocent, pure and sweet
American honey

The very first song of the week is "Revelry" by Kings of Leon:

What a night for a dance
you know I'm a dancing machine.
With the fire in my bones
and the sweet taste of kerosene.
I get lost in the night
so high I don't want to come down.
To face the loss of the good thing that I have found...

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