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My song du jour

22 Dec

I love this song!  Everytime I hear it, it brings a tear to my eye (actually more than a tear.  I kind of feel I can solve the water shortage problem) .  Sometimes there are songs that do that to you.  This one ticks all the tear boxes for me.  By the time the song finishes, I’m a blubbering wreck.

If you can, buy the song from iTunes, as I think all the song proceeds go to charities helping the soldiers.  It’s such a small thing to pay for them defending world peace.  Plus you get a great song to listen to.  It’s called Wherever You Are and it’s sung by a group called Military Wives.  The Military Wives is a choir formed by Gareth Malone.  The women in the choir are wives and girlfriends of the soldiers serving.  I first saw them sing the song live on BBC1’s The One Show.  And I fell in love!

I really hope they make it to Christmas Number One!

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Song du jour: King of Anything

26 Jan

I just love this song.  It’s off Sara Bareilles‘ sophomore album Kaleidoscope Heart.  I love the lyrics because it’s filled with the gumption I wish I had! 🙂

Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)

Keep drinkin’ coffee
Stare me down across the table
While I look outside

So many things I’d say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet
And count the cars that pass by

You’ve got opinions, man
We’re all entitled to ’em
But I never asked

So let me thank you for time
And try to not waste any more of mine
Get out of here fast

I hate to break it to you babe
But I’m not drowning
There’s no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)

You sound so innocent
All full of good intent
You swear you know best

But you expect me to
Jump up on board with you
Ride off into your dellusional sunset

I’m not the one who’s lost
With no direction oh
But you won’t ever see

You’re so busy makin’ maps
With my name on them in all caps
You got the talkin’ down just not the listening

And who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

All my life I’ve tried to make everybody happy
While I just hurt and hide
Waitin’ for someone to tell me it’s my turn
To decide

Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)
Oh (oh oh oh)

Who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

Who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

Let me hold your crown, babe
Oh oh
Ah