Friday, March 6, 2009

Putting My Records On

I discovered this a wonderful song while watching American Idol last weekend. This pretty girl sang a very happy tune that made feel lighter just listening to it. Naturally, I had to search the Web for the artist and the song. As it turns out, the song is Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae. This song has been playing in my mind ALL week. Maybe it's my subconscious trying to keep me sane.

Here's the video. I hope it makes you feel happy - it never fails to brush away the claws of depression trying to get a stranglehold on me.



Lyrics below.

Three little birds, sat on my window.
And they told me I don't need to worry.
Summer came like cinnamon
So sweet,
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete.

Maybe sometimes, we've got it wrong, but it's alright
The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same
Oh, don't you hesitate.

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.

Blue as the sky, sunburnt and lonely,
Sipping tea in the bar by the roadside,
(just relax, just relax)
Don't you let those other boys fool you,
Got to love that afro hair do.

Maybe sometimes, we feel afraid, but it's alright
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change.
Don't you think it's strange?

'Twas more than I could take, pity for pity's sake
Some nights kept me awake, I thought that I was stronger
When you gonna realise, that you don't even have to try any longer?
Do what you want to.

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

Oh, you're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow

Yeah, I am gonna.
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5 comments:

  1. I liked the song, thanks for sharing it! Nice and light and makes me think of spring and summer and being young again! ha

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  2. Neat post!!! Slightly off topic--did you see Jorge perform the Elton John song...which one was it? It was SO GOOD.

    I heart Jorge;)

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  3. Megan sang that song. I like her. I'm glad she's part of the top 13. I hope you are ok Numi. My yin to your yang is free to meet for coffee and smokes when you are free as well. Let me know. I'm just around the corner, literally!

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  4. Noemi,
    I have something for you over at my blog so stop by and check it out!

    Delaney

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  5. Retired - you're welcome. I listen to it every time I feel down. ;)

    Holly - no, I didn't but I am sure I will. I am just catching up on the first episodes...

    Vicki - yeah, Megan, that's her name. She looked so pretty singing that song. And yeah, we should meet up.

    Delaney - saw it. Will try to do the tag this weekend. (Crossing fingers.)

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