Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Music I'm Feeling These Days

The Call by Regina Spektor



Heard this during the Prince Caspian closing credits and I knew it was going to be a favourite. The lyrics are simple --- even a little juvenile --- but Spektor's voice is fantastic. Her voice isn't usually polished. I have heard her other songs and I thought them too scary. But this one's nice. It's sad but sweet, and it gives me a little hope; for what, I think it's not important.

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
Til it was a battle cry

I'll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never
Been this way before

All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are
As you head off to the war

Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light

You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say good bye.em>


Breathe In, Breathe Out by Matt Kearney


This is THE love song for me. If I just find one man who can sing this to me and mean every bloody word... I will marry him.

Breathe in
Breathe out
Tell me all of your doubts
Everybody bleeds this way
Just the same
Breathe in
Breathe out
Move on and break down
If everyone goes away
I will stay

We push and pull
And I fall down sometimes
I'm not letting go
You hold the other line

Cause there is a light
In your eyes
In your eyes

Hold on
Hold tight
If I'm out of your sight
And everything keeps moving on
Moving on
Hold on
Hold tight
Make it through another night
Everyday, there comes a song
With the dawn

We push and pull
And I fall down sometimes
But I'm not letting go
You hold the other line



Angels covered by David Archuleta


I loved it ever since Robbie Williams sang it a decade ago, but loved it more when David Archuleta's guileless voice sang it. It just sounded purer and clearer. More hair-raising, as if an angel was singing it himself. Give it a listen!

I sit and wait
does an angel contemplate my fate
and do they know
the places where we go
when we’re grey and old
‘cos I’ve been told
that salvation lets their wings unfold
so when I’m lying in my bed
thoughts running through my head
and I feel that love is dead
I’m loving angels instead


Mercy by Duffy


I didn't like it at first. It sounded so 70s. But after a while, it actually grows on you. It's one of those LSS inducig songs... but it's okay. The lyrics won't make you sound like a convict or a whore. So go ahead, indulge!

Now you think that I
will be something on the side
but you got to understand
that i need a man
who can take my hand yes i do

I don't know what this is
but you got me good
just like you knew you would

I don't know what you do
but you do it well
I’m under your spell

You got me begging you for mercy
why wont you release me
you got me begging you for mercy
why wont you release me
I said you’d better release yeah yeah yeah


Hold my Hand by Hootie & the Blowfish



It's catchy, it's sweet and it's not mushy. I just like singing along and moving my head to the beat. Try it, it's almost therapeutic.

With a little love, and some tenderness
Well walk upon the water
Well rise above this mess
With a little peace, and some harmony
Well take the world together
Well take em by the hand

cause Ive got a hand for you
cause I wanna run with you

Yesterday, I saw you standing there
Your head was down, your eyes were red
No comb had touched your hair
I said get up, and let me see you smile
Well take a walk together
Walk the road awhile, cause

cause Ive got a hand for you
Ive got a hand for you
cause I wanna run with you
Wont you let me run with you? yeah

Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
Ill take you to a place where you can be
Hold my hand
Anything you wanna be because
I wanna love you the best that, the best that I can


Safe in a Crazy World by Corrine May



I'm not sure if this Singaporean singer is famous already, but I saw her CD in Fully Booked, gave it a listen and loved it immediately. Her songs are girlish, but not girly. Hopeful and not hapless. She's kind of good. I'm highlighting this one song, but the others are just as nice: If We Kissed, The Birthday Song, Little Superhero Girl.


I try to smile my tears away,
I try to keep my cool.
Oh but one more door gets in my way
I feel like such a fool
Trampled and bitter,
My heart just wants to bleed and stop Believing in me.

It feels like nothing is for certain
and that nothing comes for free
When they're lowering the curtain to the theatre of my dreams
I stumble and i crumble and I'm sinking to my knees for you
You cradle me

You keep me flying
You keep me smiling
You keep me safe in a crazy world


Say It Again by Marie Digby

Mandy Moore tried so hard to make an effective cover of "Umbrella" (last year's top LSS-inducing song) and failed so desolately. It was just tooooo over-acting. It couldn't hold a candle to marie Digb'y cover, which was uppity but not sappy. Believe it or not, I like her cover of Maroon 5's Make Me Wonder too. But she doesn't do covers only, she's got her songs. This is one which I like, if only because I keep imagining if my life was a movie, this is how I'll be finding love. :)

And she's so pretty too...

The thing about love
Is i never saw it coming
It kinda crept up and took me by surprise
And now there`s a voice inside my heart that`s got me wondering
Is this true, i want to hear it one more time

Move in a little closer
Take it to a whisper
Just a little louder

Say it again for me
Cuz i love the way it feels when you are telling me that i`m
The only one who blows your mind
Say it again for me
It`s like the whole world stops to listen
When you tell me you`re in love
Say it again

Thing about you is you know just how to get me
You talk about us like there`s no end in sight
The thing about me is that i really want to let you
Open that door and walk into my life

Move in a little closer
Take it to a whisper
Just a little louder

Say it again for me
Cuz i love the way it feels when you are telling me that i`m
The only one who blows your mind
Say it again for me
It`s like the whole world stops to listen
When you tell me you`re in love


HOW ABOUT YOU, PEEPS? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVES?
I love comments, y'know. :D

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