Music has a way to connect with souls.
To capture emotions and give us a voice.
Well thanks to Chalice, I have been tagged and I get to share some of my music picks with you. Randomly sure, but all the same, it’s music sooo… 😉
Here are the rules:
- Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping).
- Write your favorite lyric from each song.
- Tag some people.
I have this habit to save albums that have been suggested by friends so that I’ll remember to listen to them later. So I’ll follow the directions, but *coughs* not at the same time. In other words I will not count those songs that might pop up and that I can’t endorse, and have never listened to before. 😛
Okay on to the music.
I have so much music. Let’s see where this goes…
Gravity of Love | The Brilliance
Here is a song from an artist I listen to a lot. The Brilliance have lovely songs with simple but truth-filled lyrics.
This is the gravity of love
Just as the moon follows the sun
Your love is reaching
You’re holding everything
I love the analogy of God being the gravity – the pulling, throbbing center and heart – of love.
Steady As She Goes | Sky Sailing
Ah. Where are my true Owl City fans out there? 😉
Yes, “Sky Sailing” is Owl City… er I mean Adam Young. Yes, confusing. Three names and all. Anyways, this was a side project he did once with just one album. Steady As She Goes is one of the songs on it.
I am free
Welcome streams of sweet dreams
That settle over me
What lies out there?
No one knows.
The tide could bring in anything,
So steady as she goes.
Budapest | George Ezra
Hahaha, I knew one of these songs would come up eventually. And by that I mean a song shared by a older sibling from an artist who probably has other songs I would never listen to. I’m pretty sure this is the only one by George Ezra I’ve ever heard.
It’s a fun one. 🙂
I have achieved
It may be hard for you to
Stop and believe
I’d leave it all
White Christmas | Bing Crosby
…what can I possibly say about this one? It’s a classic and sounds like home. ❤
I think my favorite verse is the first one.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I didn’t realize how much I miss Christmas music…
Remember Me | Andrew Peterson
What was the probability an Andrew Peterson song would turn up?
Yeah, pretty high.
This song is from his most recent album, Resurrection Letters, Vol. 1, which is absolutely amazing.
Just days ago the sky was stone
The trees were standing stripped to the bone
You could hear creation groan
But I write these words on an April day
And the earth is drinking the early rain
The hills remember green again
Music, They Call Me | The Gray Havens
I discovered them about three years ago now and finally got to go to a concert of theirs about a month ago. They’re such a sweet and cute couple and it was an amazing experience.
I also hadn’t realized how many of their songs I had memorized. (:
They fell in love
With the sound of voices
Singing choirs, made up of souls
Shouting stories they want told
And God hopes as he listens close
For a trace of worship, singing
Alle – luia, we sing Alleluia
We sing Alleluia, we sing Alleluia
I love that part. ❤
Fools Rush In | Ricky Nelson
Ah ha. So the 50’s music peaks it’s head out. 😉
Come on it’s just a fun song.
Danny Boy | US Air Force Airman of Note
More 50’s! But super fun instrumental band so no favorite lyrics here. 😉
Now I want to swing dance…
Take Good Care of My Baby | Bobby Vee
Sensing a trend of an era perhaps…?
Again I can’t say I have favorite lyrics. *shrugs*
Hambleton’s Round O | Bare Necessitates
This song is pretty awesome. It’s a song for English Country Dancing (picture Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet).
(…oh and in the BBC version not the other one because one is obviously much better 😉)
My family and some friends are organizing a dance in my community that will be in a couple weeks and I am sooo excited and this song is not helping subdue it.
Favorite lyrics of the song:
And there we are. 😉
I suppose I am expected to nominate someone but I know what’s it is like to drown in tags.
Feel free to serve yourself a session of delving into the depth of your music libraries, or enjoy guilt free silence.
And with that happy last Friday before NaNoWriMo!
Don’t expect much out of me in November. (Ha via blog at least.)
But I do like music, so what have you been listening to lately?
Until the distant hills are conquered and the writing blocks are crushed, may your paths be filled with bards and dragons!
~ evelyn ~
P.S. I just had to share this. Isn’t this baby bunny the cutest thing e v e r?? I got to hold it all through class today. Yes. You heard that right.
All. Through. Class.