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Theses are my thoughts and ramblings as I forge my way through this thing they call life.
These are my thoughts and ramblings as I forge my way through this thing they call Life.

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February 17, 2022 at 7:37pm
February 17, 2022 at 7:37pm
#1026913
Soundtrack for Your Life

Prompt: What were you listening to last year?


Acapella. My love goes back to this group. The Nylons.

I saw them in concert at the University of Guelph when I was in grade 11. Loved it. It was also the first concert I had attended outside of anything at Ontario Place - and I am dating myself here as Ontario Place is no more. I had to write a review of the concert for my grade 11 music class. Don't remember how that went, but the concert was so much fun... and I did go by myself.

I often sing this song when I am working around the house.

A few Lyrics:
Took a walk and passed your house late last night
All the shades were pulled and drawn way down tight
From within the dim light cast two silhouettes on the shade
Oh what a lovely couple they made

Put his arms around your waist, held you tight
Kisses I could almost taste in the night
I wondered why I'm not the guy whose silhouette's on the shade
I couldn't hide those tears in my eyes

February 17, 2022 at 7:29pm
February 17, 2022 at 7:29pm
#1026910
Soundtrack for Your Life

Prompt: What were you listening to last year?

Freedom - Mashup - Perfect Pitch 3 and the Voice Perform.


I am a huge fan of Perfect Pitch. The first movie is my favourite, but the music is fabulous in all three of the movies. I love the acapella stuff - it's aca-amazing!
I love how they work songs together making an even better version.
This brings another dimension to the 'Perfect Pitch' franchise mixing songs and adding in other artists to make it fuller. Gotta love it. Enjoy!

February 16, 2022 at 9:44am
February 16, 2022 at 9:44am
#1026808
Soundtrack for Your Life

Prompt: What were you listening to last year?

Need You Now - Plumb


Love this song. It reminds me that God is there for me, through the good, the bad and the ugly. I just need to remember to ask for His help. I need His strength to guide and sustain me through it all.
These days I am feeling low and down on myself. I need this reminder that I am good enough and that I need Him. He's got my back and my heart.

This was actually my Valentine's Day pick... I am just slow to get these posted this week.
February 16, 2022 at 9:30am
February 16, 2022 at 9:30am
#1026807
Soundtrack for Your Life

Prompt: What were you listening to last year?

These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra


Everyone needs a kick ass song. This one is a reminder for me to stick up for myself and not let others walk all over me.

I will admit I am not a fan of the shortest dresses ever, but it was the 1960's and free love was a thing. Still, I prefer a little modesty. Styles come and go. I wouldn't be surprised if that design of dress was created by a man... but I digress. Enjoy the song.

February 12, 2022 at 6:00pm
February 12, 2022 at 6:00pm
#1026565
Soundtrack for Your Life

Prompt: What were you listening to last year?

Nichole Nordeman - Brave


This song brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. It reminds me that I can be more than this world says I can be... Fear can't hold me back. Love and Faith push me to be my best and to shine. My purpose is not to hide in the corner. It is to share my talents, my God given talents with the world to make things better than the Status Quo.
February 10, 2022 at 10:12pm
February 10, 2022 at 10:12pm
#1026436
Soundtrack of Your Life

Prompt: What did I listen to last year?

An now for something a little different... two songs... in a lip sync battle. Is this allowed? Not sure, but I had fun listening to this. I adore Anna Kendrick and she rocked J.Lo's Booty. John Krasinski is hilarious when he did Tina Turner's Proud Mary.


Sometimes you just gotta have fun with music and this had me smiling, laughing and trying to sing along!

Enjoy!

February 9, 2022 at 10:39pm
February 9, 2022 at 10:39pm
#1026379
Soundtrack for Your Life


Prompt: What songs was I listening to last year?

Holiday - Madonna


Live Aid version. I put this in my Bimoji Classroom at the end of the school year. I wanted a fun song to send my students off for summer and this one was it.

Being a child of the 80s, this was so great to see. Live Aid was big. 1985.

Those crowds would never happen now.

No traveling either. Not for me.

The words are pretty basic. There is no story, like my other song choices to this point, but it is a fun song. Great to dance to and to celebrate the end of a good school year despite all the craziness of Covid. Enjoy.

A few lyrics:
Holiday
Celebrate
Holiday
Celebrate
If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be
It would be so nice
Everybody spread the word
We're gonna have a celebration
All across the world
In every nation

February 8, 2022 at 8:42pm
February 8, 2022 at 8:42pm
#1026313
Soundtrack of Your Life

Prompt: What was I listening to last year?

Cups (When I'm Gone) - Anna Kendrick

I love Anna Kendrick. She is quirky and so much fun! She reminds me of my cousin Elizabeth - another small, ball of fire.
I wonder how long it took them to do this video. How many takes? Everyone is so talented with the cups. There is no way I can manage doing that.

Scene from the movie: which I absolutely love... and Perfect Pitch 2 and 3 were also good. The first was my favourite.


A few lyrics:
I got my ticket for the long way 'round
Two bottle o' whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I'm leavin' tomorrow, what do you say?
When I'm gone
When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
When I'm gone
When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

February 8, 2022 at 12:05am
February 8, 2022 at 12:05am
#1026269
Soundtrack of Your Life

Prompt: What was I listening to last year?

You Don't Own Me

Girl power. This is a modern version of Leslie Gore's 1963 version.

The older version:


The song stands the test of time. We are always fighting to remain ourselves, vital and strong, not some ornament of some guy. We are true partners on a life journey, not someone that can be bossed around and be made to feel small and insignificant.

A few lyrics:
You don't own me
I'm not just one of your many toys
You don't own me
Don't say I can't go with other boys

And don't tell me what to do
Don't tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display 'cause
February 6, 2022 at 9:53pm
February 6, 2022 at 9:53pm
#1026175
Soundtrack of Your Life

Theme: What songs did I listen to last year?

Take Me To Church - Hozier

Love the dancing in this video. I love the music in this probably more than the words. It pulls me in and the dancing is exquisite. I wish I could move like that. It is so expressive and fluid.

A few lyrics:
My lover's got humor
She's the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody's disapproval
I should've worshiped her sooner
If the Heavens ever did speak
She's the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday's getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
"We were born sick", you heard them say it
My church offers no absolutes
She tells me, "Worship in the bedroom"
The only Heaven I'll be sent to
Is when I'm alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it
Command me to be well
A-, Amen, Amen, Amen

Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

This is also a beautiful video:


I did not include the official video because I found it too disturbing. Judgmental people really rub me the wrong way.

The meaning.... https://www.popsongprofessor.com/blog/2015/04/15/what-does-take-me-to-church-by-...

"The chorus is an explicit and sarcastic attack on legalistic churches (or any church that follows guides which cause congregants to feel shame). Hozier sings, "Take me to church / I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies / I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife." He claims that the church demeans its attendees and attacks them for the things they do when those things go against the church's doctrine."


I get this aspect. Many feel religion is an enforcer... a strict adherence to church doctrine and legalistic aspects that judge.

But I separate my love of God and the religion of church.

God is a higher power. God is love. In all religions, God is love. One common heartbeat.

The church is run by human-kind... and in that, it is open to human frailties. That is not to say that every organized religion is legalistic, but one must take care when interpreting God's Word. Judgement rests with God, not with us.

What saddens me is that many abusers look to the Bible as giving them the right to do what they do.... and that sickens me. Those people have twisted the Word to make is suit them and that is the evilness that seeps in. They have warped the Word, like leaving it outside in the rain.

I feel more connected with my God when I walk through a grove of trees and listen to the world around me, than I do sitting in church. I also feel more connected when I share an intimate moment with friends. Where there is love, there is God.

God does not leave us in our pain. He sits with us. His presence surrounds us.... like a hug. We only need to let him in to feel it and feel the peace that comes with knowing he will never leave us alone.

Humans may leave. He will not.

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