Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sound of Sunshine Coming Down

We've been having a lot of sunny days mixed with dark heavy rain but that's typical April weather in the Pacific Northwest. Makes for some beautiful pictures and rainbows.


This song came on the radio and it was perfect for this new "season" of our lives.

Some days you lose, you win
And the waters as high as the times you're in
So I jump back into where I learned to swim
Try to keep my head above it as best I can


"The Sound Of Sunshine" by Michael Franti & Spearhead



That's the sound of sunshine going down
And that's the sound of sunshine going down

I wake up in the morning at 6 o'clock
They say there may be rain but the sun is hot
I wish I had some time just to kill today
And I wish I had a dime for every bill I got to pay

Some days you lose, you win
And the waters as high as the times you're in
So I jump back into where I learned to swim
Try to keep my head above it as best I can

That's why here I am
Just waiting for this storm to pass me by
That's the sound of sunshine going down
And that's the sound of sunshine going down

I saw my friend, Bobby, he said "What's up man?
You gotta little work or a twenty to lend?"
I opened up my hand, he said, "I'm glad to see
They can take away my job but not my friends, you see"

Here I am
Just waiting for this storm to pass me by
And that's the sound of sunshine going down
That's the sound of sunshine going down

And we say that's the sound of the sun going down
And the people of the world start to paint the town
The day that's long is a day complete
So kick of your shoes and relax your feet

They say that miracles are never ceasing
And every single soul needs a little releasing
They say that money makes the world go 'round
But only one thing will have the sun go down

Yes, sweet, sweet love will have sun go down
It's true, it's true, it's true
And that's the sound of sunshine going down
That's the sound of sunshine going down

And I say you're the one I want to be with
When the sun goes down
You're the one I want to be with
When the sun goes down

Singing hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu
Hallelujah, hallelu
You're the one I want to be with
When the sun goes down

That's the sound of sunshine going down
And that's the sound of sunshine going down
And all the people say
That's the sound of sunshine going down

So the moon can shine on you
So the moon can shine on you
So the moon can shine on you
So the moon can shine on you

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine

Feels like this song is coming straight from my heart these days.

I seem to you to seek a new disaster every day
You deem me due to clean my view and be at peace and lay
I mean to prove I mean to move in my own way, and say,
I've been getting along for long before you came into the play


If there was a better way to go then it would find me
I can't help it, the road just rolls out behind me
Be kind to me, or treat me mean
I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine



"Extraordinary Machine" by Fiona Apple



I certainly haven't been shopping for any new shoes
-And-
I certainly haven't been spreading myself around
I still only travel by foot and by foot, it's a slow climb,
But I'm good at being uncomfortable, so
I can't stop changing all the time

I notice that my opponent is always on the go
-And-
Won't go slow, so's not to focus, and I notice
He'll hitch a ride with any guide, as long as
They go fast from whence he came
- But he's no good at being uncomfortable, so
He can't stop staying exactly the same

If there was a better way to go then it would find me
I can't help it, the road just rolls out behind me
Be kind to me, or treat me mean
I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine

I seem to you to seek a new disaster every day
You deem me due to clean my view and be at peace and lay
I mean to prove I mean to move in my own way, and say,
I've been getting along for long before you came into the play

I am the baby of the family, it happens, so
- Everybody cares and wears the sheeps' clothes
While they chaperone
Curious, you looking down your nose at me, while you appease
- Courteous, to try and help - but let me set your
Mind at ease

(Chorus)

-Do I so worry you, you need to hurry to my side?
-It's very kind
But it's to no avail; I don't want the bail
I promise you, everything will be just fine

If there was a better way to go then it would find me
I can't help it, the road just rolls out behind me
Be kind to me, or treat me mean
I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

This song has a lot of good advice. I have to remember these things better.

"Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On" from Take the Weather with You by Jimmy Buffett

According to my watch the time is now
Past is dead and gone
Don't try to shake it, just nod your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Don't try to explain it, just bow your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On






I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn't use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now

Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

And it rained, It was nothing really new
And it blew, we've seen all that before
And it poured, the Earth began to strain
Pontchartrain leaking through the door, tides at war

If a hurricane doesn't leave you dead
It will make you strong
Don't try to explain it just nod your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

And it rained, It was nothing really new
And it blew, seen all that before
And it poured, the Earth began to strain
Pontchartrain buried the 9th Ward to the 2nd floor

According to my watch the time is now
Past is dead and gone
Don't try to shake it, just nod your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Don't try to explain it, just bow your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Sappy Drug Store Love Songs

Seems like every time I'm in a store, a sappy love song comes on over the speakers, especially in the mornings for some reason. This one came on in Rite Aid this morning - I was singing it in the aisles while I walked around looking at garden gnomes.

I remember being a pre-teen and listening to these songs in the 80s and 90s and wondering if anyone would ever feel this way about me or if I would ever feel this about someone.

20+ years later, I know the answer.

And I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
It's time to bring this ship into the shore,
And throw away the oars, forever. 



"Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore" by REO Speedwagon



I can't fight this feeling any longer.
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow.
What started out as friendship,
Has grown stronger.
I only wish I had the strength to let it show.

I tell myself that I can't hold out forever.
I said there is no reason for my fear.
Cause I feel so secure when we're together.
You give my life direction,
You make everything so clear.

And even as I wander,
I'm keeping you in sight.
You're a candle in the window,
On a cold, dark winter's night.
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
It's time to bring this ship into the shore,
And throw away the oars, forever.

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Come crushing through your door,
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you.
I've been running round in circles in my mind.
And it always seems that I'm following you, girl,
Cause you take me to the places,
That alone I'd never find.

And even as I wander,
I'm keeping you in sight.
You're a candle in the wind,
On a cold, dark winter's night.
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
It's time to bring this ship into the shore,
And throw away the oars, forever.

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Come crushing through your door,
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.