Song of the week:
May 19, 2017 _________________________ I was in bed the other night thinking about things, I guess. You came to mind and in an instant, tears fell down my cheeks. I still have yet to understand why we have become the way we are now. How did we get here? Can we get it all back? I played a new song and it somehow reminds me of you— the loss I never wanted. Your absence left a twinge in my heart, and the emptiness, the hurt, I hope you feel it too. I turned off the lights and welcomed another night without you. Placing my hands on my chest and feeling the heart that still beats for you. -RachelRundengan
Song of the Week:
April 5, 2017
Take a chance with me
into the murky unknowns.
Love is on our side.
Song of the week:
October 24, 2016
Like I was the easiest thing in your life
you could leave.
Hey Jude, don't make it bad Take a sad song and make it better Remember to let her into your heart Then you can start to make it better
Hey Jude, don't be afraid You were made to go out and get her The minute you let her under your skin Then you begin to make it better
And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain Don't carry the world upon your shoulders For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool By making his world a little colder
Hey Jude, don't let me down You have found her, now go and get her Remember to let her into your heart Then you can start to make it better
So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin You're waiting for someone to perform with And don't you know that it's just you, hey Jude, you'll do The movement you need is on your shoulder
Hey Jude, don't make it bad Take a sad song and make it better Remember to let her under your skin Then you'll begin to make it Better
By Jeff Buckley Well I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do you? Well it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth, The minor fall and the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah... Your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you She tied you to her kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah... Baby I've been here before I've seen this room and I've walked this floor (you know) I used to live alone before I knew you And I've seen your flag on the marble arch and love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah... there was a time when you let me know What's really going on below But now you never show that to me, do you? But remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah... Maybe there's a God above But all I've ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you And it's not a cry that you hear at night It's not somebody who's seen the light It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah... Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah... Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah
Anyone who’s into gospel music should have a go on Heritage Singers. Their inspiring lyrics, soothing melodies, and celestial harmonies will melt ya’ll to the bones. I’m going to list my current 11 favorite original songs and covers from the Heritage Singers, & I really do hope whoever reads this, will download their music! They’re a classic. Take my word on this. =]]
1. Forgive Me
2. There's Always A Place At The Table
3. We Are The Band, But He Is The Music [A mixture of English & Portuguese]
4. A Quite Place [Bossa Nova-esque]
6. Renew Me
7. Someone Is Praying For You [An old Heritage song ❤]
8. More Than Wonderful [A classic]
10. Holy Spirit Rain Down
11. His Strength Is Perfect
Ever since I was a wee little lass, I’ve always had an odd and obsessive fondness towards the infamous song/poem written by a Scottish poet named Robert Burns called “Auld Lang Syne”; a ubiquitous song famously known to be played and chanted after the countdown to zero for the New Year.
A few days ago, I had watched a rented movie from Redbox called New Year’s Eve; a movie about moving on and into well, you guessed it- the new year. In the movie, Lea Michelle, also known as the star of the hit TV show Glee, Rachel Berry, covered one of the most beautiful renditions of “Auld Lang Syne” at the end of the movie. It’s quiet embarrassing to admit the fact that for somebody who claims to fancy the song, has nothing close to an idea of what “Auld Lang Syne” signified. Yes, I didn’t know the significance of the song until I read the subtitles in the movie as Lea Michelle sang the song, and of course, with a little of online research to clarify its meaning. Finally, years after being unacquainted to something I fancy, I now love the song 101% times more with the knowledge that “auld lang syne” means “times long past”. The lyrics to me are delicately beautiful in a way that it subtly speaks to everyone individually about the love and kindness of the days gone by.
I’ve realized after watching this movie, and being taken off guard by a minute speech presented by a character in the movie played by Hilary Swank, I’ve entered the new year as bitter as a cup of black coffee. I feel as though I had entered the new year hoping for the best but constantly preparing for the worst. It’s not easy for me to let go of the past when I mentally train myself to always remember the traumatizing events that had happened that scarred me deep enough to prevent me to not let go; deep enough that I won’t let go. My troubles are maybe minor to spectators, but the truth is, pain is pain. Isn’t that what makes us all alike after all? “Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.” [H. Jackson Brown Jr.], is that not the truth? It’s definitely not easy to let bygones be bygones, but at the same time, why not? Why is it that we struggle so much to aforethought, future problems that we forget about everything else? It’s difficult, but it’s not impossible. The aforementioned speech delivered by Hilary Swank in the movie was a perfect speech about letting go and moving forward. A perfect speech of auld lang syne.
“…it’s (the ball) suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by.
To remember both our triumphs and missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt. Because that’s what new year is all about — getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what would be.
So when the ball drops at midnight, and it will drop, let’s remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long.”
As we go on about our days, let us pause and reflect the times that were, and the times that could, for auld lang syne.