The Beauty of Words: Part X- Listeners’ Edition

As all of my followers know, I am an incorrigible audiophile and in this edition of “The Beauty of Words”, I’d like for all the music junkies out there to leave me their favourite songs (and the reason why you love them, but that part’s optional). My music library needs feeding and my ears are thirsting for audio adrenaline. Thanks in advance! 🙂

4 thoughts on “The Beauty of Words: Part X- Listeners’ Edition

  1. “Stay” by Lisa Loeb has been a favorite since I was a kid. As someone who loves to run away from problems, I really relate to the lyrics. I also just really like that folky sound of her voice and her guitar strummings.

    Other greats: “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell has been playing on repeat today. I don’t even have to explain that one – objectively a classic. “Rocky Raccoon” is an under-appreciated Beatles song. Again, I love that folk sound and the fact that it tells a story. “Love Spent” on the latest Madonna album is also worth a listen. Or seventeen.

    I love music so much, I could go on forever.

    • I seriously think that you are my musical soulmate! Some recent additions to my musical library are “Dreamer” by Uh Huh Her and the cover of “You Send Me” by Caught a Ghost. I think you’d love them. “)

  2. My favorite songs:
    Life in Technicolor, Fix You, Charlie Brown, Yellow, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, and Clocks all by Coldplay. Coldplay songs reek of poetry even the titles give you something to look forward to.

    Mary J. Blige’s (MJB’s) One Love featuring U2.

    John Legend’s and Lighthouse’s renditions of Nina Simone’s ‘I Wish I Knew,’ I think it’s an elegy of sorts, a cry for freedom in a jaded world where it was tabu to play the white keys of the piano with the black (MJB’s One Love is a mild adaptation of I Wish I Knew).
    John Legend’s I Can’t Write Left-handed which was originally written during the war in Viet Nam about a soldier that’s wracked to the soul by a bullet that deprives him of his right
    hand.

    Angelique Kidjo’s version of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song simply because it’s slightly funkified. Her songs, The Song of the Drums and Afirika most definitely make my List of Favorite Songs. The Song of the Drum is about a woman who’s been away from home (in Africa, obviously) for so long she wonders on her return if the drums still sing with as much power as she once knew. This drums and their song could be symbolic when you think about it in a sense, they could mean something deep.

    The soundtracks from Django Unchained: Freedom by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna
    Boynton and Who Did That to You by John Legend, I like the theme of both songs. It’s one of redemption.

    • I’m a huge Coldplay fan. If you like the poetry of their songs, check out Azure Ray or the songs from Lifehouse’s first album, “No Name Face”. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s