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Wildflower

I’m giving you a music break from your otherwise dreary Monday – this song is just BEAUTIFUL and it will lift your spirits!  The beginning of this song is very reminiscent of the “Beatles” in their famous song, “Blackbird” – see if you agree.

I love acoustic guitar, the strings – and love the pure sounding chords with Sheryl’s beautiful voice!

To cheer up your otherwise dull and monotonous Monday – take a listen and relax and rejuvenate!

God Bless!

Quiet eyes
You have always been my wildflower
Showing up wherever beauty’s lost its way
Your heart must break

I was free
Until I heard the song you sang to me
Pulling me away from everything I knew
To be with you

And everything I know just fades away
And every time you go it hurts me so
I don’t know why but I know we’re free
Free to fly

Here we are
Burning faster than the closest star
Falling back down to the Earth
I love you so it sometimes hurts

Closer still
You will find me standing on the hill
Waiting for you with my arms stretched open wide
Now, come inside

And everything I know just fades away
And every time you go it hurts me so
I don’t know why but I know we’re free
Free to fly

And everything I know just fades away
And where the wildflower grows it picks its space
And that’s the way it is when nature plays its lovely hand
We’ll understand everything

Everything, everything

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For You

Heard this wonderful song today on Pandora Radio and had to share it with all of you today.  There is something special that only music can express. And sometimes the emotion of love can ONLY be fully expressed through a song – a melody – and very special lyrics.  I have many songs that are special and always a part of me for that reason.  Music evokes a memory and an emotion that nothing else does.  For this reason it is and will continue to be a central focus for me – not only as a musician – but as a human being.  God the creator of music – knows what moves us emotionally – He created us unique and special – knowing the things that touch us and restore joy and happiness – His kiss of love to us.  And this is just one example.

Enjoy and God Bless

No words to say
No words to convey
This feeling inside I have for you

Deep in my heart
Safe from the guards
Of intellect and reason
Leaving me at a loss
For words to express my feelings

Deep in my heart
Deep in my heart
Look at me losing control
Thinking I had a hold
But with feelings this strong
I’m no longer the master
Of my emotions

London Bridge

If you were a child of the 60’s and 70’s like I was – then you will remember the group “Bread”.  David Gates had a voice like no other – and many have tried to copy him over the years – but it was a unique quality that few have.  This song was not a huge hit – but I like it anyway – great lyrics – great band.  Enjoy!

I know the times the times are hard to bear
It’s hard to find someone to really care
But before I went down and out
Here’s what I used to think about, think about:
London Bridge was always fallin’ down,
But there it stood within the heart of town
Reminding everyone of life behind and life to come
The changes taking place are everywhere
The centuries past have nothing to compare
Where they stand, where they trip and fall
Watch the writing on the wall, on the wall
London Bridge is fallin’ down at last,
And so another memory of the past
Has fell beneath the blade, but soon the dead may be repaid
I know things just can’t evolve for all eternity
The thoughts will leave, will never die, and now so you can see
London Bridge is finally fallin’ down,
It packed it up and shipped it outta town
And though the horror’s gone, the memory will linger on
London Bridge is finally fallin’ down,
It used to stand within the heart of town
Reminding everyone of life behind and life to come
London Bridge is finally fallin’ down…..

I’ll Be

Day 6 of my birthday month – I thought I would post another one of my favorite songs sung by Edwin McCain.

Enjoy and God Bless

The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath.
And emeralds from mountains thrust toward the sky
Never revealing their depth.
Tell me that we belong together,
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I’ll be captivated,
I’ll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above.

[Chorus:]
I’ll be your crying shoulder,
I’ll be love’s suicide
I’ll be better when I’m older,
I’ll be the greatest fan of your life.

And rain falls angry on the tin roof
As we lie awake in my bed.
You’re my survival, you’re my living proof.
My love is alive — not dead.
Tell me that we belong together.
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I’ll be captivated,
I’ll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

[Chorus]

And I’ve dropped out, I’ve burned up, I’ve fought my way back from the dead.
I’ve tuned in, turned on, remembered the things that you said

[Chorus:]
I’ll be your crying shoulder,
I’ll be love’s suicide
I’ll be better when I’m older,
I’ll be the greatest fan of your…
I’ll be your crying shoulder,
I’ll be love’s suicide
I’ll be better when I’m older,
I’ll be the greatest fan of your life.

The greatest fan of your life.
…greatest fan of your life.

Just A Dream

I’ve been having some crazy dreams lately – you know the ones I mean – where you see people from your past that you haven’t seen in years – and suddenly there they are right in front of you – like they never went away.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell reality from fantasy – the real from the unreal – when you’re dreaming.  The things that we know to be true when we are awake – somehow slip away during ‘another life’ in our dream world.  I would like to make sense of it – and have it explained – but there doesn’t seem to be a reason.  I can see somebody that I haven’t thought of in 30 years and suddenly they are a very normal part of my dream world – like they never left – and yet I can have a traumatic situation that is relatively fresh – and never dream about that person or event at all.

It is nice to wake up and find that a troubling dream – is in fact – just a dream. However – I would be lying if I said that I would never want to remain in a dream – where my mind has conjured up an old friend – and we are conversing and the problem and situation which left us separated by silence and hurt feelings in the real world – does not exist in a dream – and things are solved and dealt with face to face.  It is then – that I hate to wake up and realize that could never happen – it was just a dream.

Having said that – I found this wonderful song from Michael W. Smith – where he sums up those feelings that we have for people – in or out of a dream.

 

Dedicated to my all the wonderful people in my life – who have remained – this is for you…

I Knew You Were Waiting

Great song – uplifting lyrics sung by George Michael and the legendary Aretha Franklin.  I had it on one of my many music CD’s – and it was playing while I was getting ready yesterday in my bathroom.  I’ve always loved it because of the positive message it brings.  Be sure and follow the link to youtube and watch it there.

Enjoy and God Bless!

Like a warrior that fights
And wins the battle
I know the taste of victory
Though I went through some nights
Consumed by the shadows

And was crippled emotionally
Somehow I made it through the heartache
I escaped
I found my way out of the darkness, kept my faith
Kept my faith

[Chorus]
And the river was deep I didn’t falter
When the mountain was high
I still believed
When the valley was low
It didn’t stop me
I knew you were waiting

Knew you were waiting for me
With and endless desire
I kept on searching
Sure in time our eyes would meet
And like the bridge is on fire

The hurt is over
One touch and you set me free
I don’t regret a single moment
Looking back, when I think of all those disappointments
I just laugh, I just laugh

[Chorus]

So we were drawn together through destiny
I know this love we share was meant to be
It’s only love

So Glad

Amy Grant (album)

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Here’s an old Amy Grant tune from the 70’s that I just love.

Enjoy and God Bless!

I had laid some mighty plans,
Thought I held them in my hands.
Then my world began to crumble all away.
I tried to build it back again;
I couldn’t bear to see it end,
How it hurt to know You wanted it that way.

And I’m so glad,
Glad to find the reason,
That I’m happy-sad
That You’ve torn it all away,
And I’m so glad,
Though it hurts to know I’m leaving
Everything I ever thought that I would be.
Once I held it in my hand.
It was a kingdom made of sand.
But now You’ve blown it all away.
I can’t believe that I can say,
That I’m glad.

Long before my plans were made,
I know a master plan was laid,
With a power that superseded my control.
And if that truth could pierce my heart,
I wouldn’t wander from the start,
Trying desperately to make it on my own.

And I’m so glad,
Glad to find the reason,
That I’m happy-sad
That You’ve torn it all away,
And I’m so glad,
Though it hurts to know I’m leaving
Everything I ever thought that I would be.
Once I held it in my hand.
It was a kingdom made of sand.
But now You’ve blown it all away.
I can’t believe that I can say,
That I’m glad.

So glad.
Oh, I’m so glad.
So glad….
Oh, I’m so glad….
Yes, I’m glad….
So very, very glad….

La la la….
La la la….
La, la la, la la, la la, la la….
Da da da….

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