Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Song of the Week

I started to talk about this a little bit yesterday but here's the scoop. One of my favorite artist posts a SOTW on his message board weekly (duh). We all then talk about the song, how we interpret the lyrics, what it means to us, etc. I love it. I love reading about what the songwriter was thinking as the song was written and I love reading about other people's thoughts about the song. It is amazing how two people can take the same exact lyrics and music yet walk away with two different interpretations of what happened. I guess you could think of it as a book club of sorts for music lovers.

For the last few months I've been flagging different songs in my I.tunes that either make me feel better, help me to wallow, or help me to put into words all of the thoughts swirling around in my head. I've got quite a little collection going now and figured I would put it to good use.

My thought is that I'll post song lyrics once a week. Whenever I can find a link to the song, I'll post that too. I'll give you all my 2 cents on the song (if its even worth that much) and then would love to hear what you think. I may be the most tone deaf person I've ever met with quite possibly the world's worst voice but I absolutely love music, all types, and I find it so helpful and I love hearing about new music and sharing mine.


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Well that got long.

Song of the Week #1

"This is My Song!" by Carbon Leaf



Here is the link to their website. Here you can listen to a sample of the song on A.mazon. It's only a 20 sec clip but it'll give you an idea of the song style and tempo.

This is My Song!
My name is Luck, this is my song
I happened by while you were gone.
Oh well...
I apologize that I could not stay
But I hope good things swing your way
I know they will... here's your horseshoe
So best of luck to you

From the stable running brave
From the cradle to the grave
This is my day, this is my song!
I am alive... what can go wrong?
If we're on our way-oh, ok let me know
If we're on our way-oh, ok then, let's go

My name is Hope, Luck just ran out
He said he'd return, without a doubt (ah, but don't you believe him!)
Oh, I happen to have a message from Love
She told me she knows what you've been dreaming of
My name is Hope, this is my song.
When things go wrong

From the stable running brave
From the cradle to the grave
This is my day, this is my song
I am alive, what can go wrong?
If we're on our way-oh, ok let me know
If we're on our way-oh, ok then, let's go

Through the windswept countryside
Across the great divide
From the stable running brave
From the cradle to the grave

This is my day, this is my song
As long as I'm alive what can go wrong?
If we're on our way-oh, ok let me know
If we're on our way-oh, ok then, let's go
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whew...Longest post ever...

Alright, my favorite thing about this song, and why I picked it as the first song, is that it's fast, up beat, and I can't help but be in a better mood after listening to it. "As long as I'm alive what can go wrong?" That always helps to put me into perspective. Also the emotions in the song seemed to correspond to many of my IF emotions. First there's Luck, that pops in quickly in the beginning but can't stick around, so no "oops" or first month trying bfp's for me. Luck wasn't with me for long enough. Then Hope comes in...and says don't trust a word Luck has to say. Hope definitely is in it for the long haul. And then the best part for me, she's spoken to Love and knows exactly what I want and what I'm dreaming of. And then it all comes back to being alive and moving on our way

Alright, that was a lot of build up for a really short opinion on the song, but after all that I'm even more tired than I was before. If anyone wants a full version I'm more than happy to email it to you.

Please feel free to post any of your thoughts...do you love it, hate it (I really won't care, I didn't write it), feel nothing...

3 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

Oh what a great idea!! kudos to you

Sunny said...

I love the song. K I didn't hear it but the lyrics are so perfect. I have their song, A Little Less Ordinary. They are a fun group.

You summed up what I thought perfectly about the lyrics.

Great idea! I LOVE MUSIC!

LJ said...

I love this idea. I really live through music. Often, the lyrics are an afterthought to me, I'm drawn in by melody.

But I've done the same thing recently, in that I created two playlists in my itunes: Emo and Uptempo, depending on the mood I am in, or want to be in.