So this week Jen challenged us to come up with a list of beautiful songs. That’s it. So it is pretty wide open to interpret anyway we’d like.
For my list, I’m going with two of the things that make a song beautiful to me: lyrics filled with emotion and lovely vocals. My list is a journey through the downpour of sadness to seeing the rays of sunlight peek through the clouds. And it’s also about one of my favorite things, the thing that’s inspired more lyrics than anything else in the world, love.
Shadow to Sun
It Can’t Rain All the Time- Jane Siberry
Notable Lyrics- Oh it won’t rain all the time. The sky won’t fall forever. And though the night seems long, your tears won’t fall forever.
Five String Serenade- Mazzy Star
Notable Lyrics- And on my easel I drew while I was thinking of you. And on the roof of my head in came my five string serenade.
Underwater- Paper Lights
Notable Lyrics- You’re not alone like you thought you were.
*So this is a local Atlanta band and they don’t have anything “out” but an EP. This track isn’t on You Tube, but you can find it on Spotify. Instead, I’m including another lovely song by them that moves us into a more happy, uplifted state.
Have It All
Hard Sun-Eddie Vedder (Indio cover)
Notable Lyrics- When I walk beside her, I am the better man. When I look to leave her, I always stagger back again. Once I built an ivory tower so I could worship from above. When I climbed down to be set free, she took me in again.
Though this is not completely positive, I can relate to the feeling of being so absorbed with another person, for good or bad, that release isn’t an option. I choose to see this as positive.
*I actually think the song was written about Mother Earth.
**I can’t get enough of this album. “Rise” is one of my favorite songs.
Horses of the Sun- Bat for Lashes
Notable Lyrics- I kissed the road, I kissed the road and I came home to the love you gave. And as I walked through my door I saw the stars spelled out: saved. And all the gardens bloomed a flower for each day I was away.
Happy as the Sun- Tyrone Wells
Notable Lyrics- Happy as the sun, lighter than a feather. Walking on the clouds when we are together. Every day with you just keeps getting better. The world’s as it should be, when are you here with me. Here with me.
It don’t worry ’bout where it’s going, no, no.
Don’t fly, mister blue bird, I’m just walking down the road,
Early morning sunshine tell me all I need to knowChorus
You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day.
Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way,
Turn your love my way, yeah.Good old sunday morning, bells are ringing everywhere.
Goin to carolina, it won’t be long and I’ll be there
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