Posts tagged lyrics
Posts tagged lyrics
A new favorite.
Such a great song.
Ed Sheeran-Give Me Love
John Mayer-Shadow Days
Did you know that you could be wrong
And swear you’re right?
Some people been known
To do it all their lives
But if you break down
I’ll drive out and find you
If you forget my love
I’ll try to remind you
And stay by you when it don’t come easy
My “inability to express how much I love” love for James Taylor and current newfound adoration of the Zac Brown Band have lead me to once again fall in love with this performance.
You saw my pain, washed out in the rain
Broken glass, saw the blood run from my veins
But you saw no fault, no cracks in my heart
And you knelt beside my hope torn apart
But the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
And we’ll live a long life
So give me hope in the darkness that I will see the light
‘Cause oh that gave me such a fright
But I will hold as long as you like
Just promise me we’ll be alright
In the spirit of everything that is the essence of this day, I became reflective about the things I have experienced in my short 24 years that I am truly thankful for. A story of a series of what can only be explained as one of the truer of blessings of my life came to mind in my ever so pensive state.
As a child of a mere 8 years, I was fortunate enough to be living in a place (Yanbu, Saudi Arabia of all places) that had somehow found a music teacher who ended up giving me much much more than I was aware of at the time.
As part of every session, I vividly remember Mr. Mike Dodd having us sing songs as a class while he played the piano. We lined up, stood up, and sang our pretty little eager hearts out. We eventually knew these songs by heart, and as children, I imagine sang them with as much thought as the time it took us to learn them.
One song, however, is and forever will be a distinct imprint on my now musically inclined (while in fewer ways than I’d like) mind:
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind
Who can say, that at 8 years old, they were belting Bob Dylan lyrics from memory at the top of their lungs? And, who can say, that at 8 years old, they were belting Bob Dylan lyrics from memory at the top of their lungs as part of their education? Not many people. I’ll take that requirement any day. Thank you Mr. Dodd, for what I now believe was the beginning of my life long love affair with great music.
Haunting and amazing. Classic Ing.
Andrew Ripp-Peace Like A River
Ben Rector-You & Me
And now this land means less and less to me without you breathing through its trees.