The magic of music and lyrics, part 2

More music and lyrics (and videos) I wanted to share (part 2 in my two-part series) …

‘You can run but you cannot hide
This is widely known
And what you plan to do with your foolish pride
When you’re all by yourself alone
Once you tell somebody the way that you feel
You can feel it beginning to ease …
Shower the people you love with love’

James Taylor (‘Shower the People’ from the album In the Pocket)

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Tapestry‘You’ve got to get up every morning
With a smile on your face and show the world
All the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You’re gonna find, yes you will
That you’re beautiful as you feel’

Carole King (‘Beautiful’ from the album Tapestry – first album I ever heard/loved)

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‘These dreams will never sleep
They wake me from my adult slumber
They have no schedule to keep
And they drive me onward
Into the blue horizon’

Graham Parker (‘Blue Horizon’ from the album Deepcut to Nowhere)

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‘I’m gonna make this world a better place
I’m gonna keep that smile upon my face
I’m gonna teach myself how to understand
I’m gonna make myself a better man’

Keb Mo (aka Kevin Moore) (‘A Better Man’ from the album Slow Down)

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images (1)‘Choose to be the one who favors kindness over wealth’

Sam Bush (‘Play by Your Own Rules’ from the album Storyman)

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‘Every day is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Every day is a fading sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine’

Sheryl Crow (‘Every Day Is a Winding Road’ from the album Sheryl Crow)

‘If you hold on tight to what you think is your thing,
You may find you’re missing all the rest’

Dave Matthews (‘The Best of What’s Around’ from the album Under the Table and Dreaming)

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Cat Stevens‘Oh life is like a maze of doors
And they all open from the side you’re on
Just keep on pushing hard … try as you may
You’re gonna wind up where you started from’

Cat Stevens (‘Sitting’ from the album Catch Bull at Four)

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‘Still, I sent up my prayer
Wondering who was there to hear
I said ‘Send me somebody
Who’s strong and somewhat sincere’

With the millions of the lost and lonely ones
I called out to be released
Caught in my struggle for higher achievements
And my search for love
That don’t seem to cease’

Joni Mitchell (‘Same Situation’ from the album Court and Spark)

And a gorgeous video for a gorgeous song – Ed Sheeran’s 2016 Grammy-winning ‘Thinking Out Loud’

See my next blog – ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­’Being in the moment  … aka 1-2-3-4-5-6’!

3 thoughts on “The magic of music and lyrics, part 2

  1. This Is the Day – The The

    Well you didn’t wake up this morning ’cause you didn’t go to bed
    You were watching the whites of your eyes turn red
    The calendar on your wall is ticking the days off
    You’ve been reading some old letters
    You smile and think how much you’ve changed
    All the money in the world couldn’t buy back those days

    You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes
    You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky
    This is the day your life will surely change
    This is the day when things fall into place

    You could’ve done anything, if you’d wanted
    And all your friends and family think that you’re lucky
    But the side of you they’ll never see
    Is when you’re left alone with the memories
    That hold your life together like glue

    You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes
    You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky
    This is the day your life will surely change
    This is the day when things fall into place

    This is the day your life will surely change
    This is the day your life will surely change
    This is the day your life will surely change

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      1. I was studying graphic design in college so I would be up at all hours working on my projects. Late one night, I heard “This Is The Day” by The The on CFNY – Toronto. The next day, I ran out to the nearest record store and rummaged through the bins until I found a copy of song. It was released as an import on a 12″ 45 rpm vinyl disc. I never regretted that purchase, even though it meant living on ramen and powdered drink mix for a month.

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