Music detour – Heartbeat Song & Lonely Tonight

Well for some reason I have been writing about love this week on Meanings and Musingswhat love is and letting love happen.

So I will go with the flow… and post this song. Enjoy!

 You, where the hell did you come from?
You’re a different, different kind of fun
And I’m so used to feeling numb…

This is my heartbeat song and I’m gonna play it
Turned it on…

Until tonight I only dreamed about you
I can’t believe I ever breathed without you…

And then, while exploring music magazines, this song caught my eye.  Let me say I am not usually a Country fan but something about this …

So, here’s a not-so-recent song about…not love, rather vulnerability, loneliness and perhaps a little denial about what’s enough.  Again, enjoy!

 We don’t have to be lonely tonight
(Need you, want you, I’m right here)
We don’t have to be lonely tonight
(I know we shouldn’t, but I don’t care)
I don’t wanna be right, I don’t wanna be strong
I just wanna hold you ’til the heartbreak’s gone
When the sun comes up, we can both move on
But we don’t have to be lonely tonight…

One more, one last time…

Have a fabulous weekend.  Turn it on and turn it up 😉

– FlorenceT

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#Haiku Prompt Challenge 36 – Field, Beacon

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #36 – Field, Beacon

 

Light force

 

Field of infinite

possibilities, out there

Beacon from within.

– FlorenceT

 

This haiku came to me almost immediately as I look at the two word prompts (mhmm…I wonder why); and as I write this post, this song kept nudging at me.  So here is the music video of an amazing singer with an incredible voice, who has lived what seems to be a rather tumultous life, with her 2001 award-winning song ‘Shine’.

Wow, what a lot of adjectives 🙂  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Angels in your life

I often wonder how I got here… an island girl from South-East Asia.  And I don’t always see what has brought me here.  And I commonly forget to count my blessings, to appreciate the gifts and grace that were my companions through it all.

Yes, I can pat myself on the back, and congratulate myself for my courage, my strength, my tenacity, my fine instincts, my foresight, my intelligent sensible mind, etc. but I’d like to believe I have angels in my life.

Let me clarify what I mean by ‘angels’.

My felt-sense of angel is this: it is unconditional acceptance, unwavering attention, attending beauty, a space in which I can fly and know I will land within its safe reach.  It is safety, comfort and love!

I have many angels throughout my life, one of which is books, the other music.  They have been my refuge, they have been that place which I seek my solace.  They have lifted me, enlightened me, given me great joy!

There have been people who, in their own ways and sometimes unbeknown to even them (and I at the time), supported me, compelled me to realize who I truly am.

What or who are your angels?  Where do you go, my lovely, when you need comfort and love?

So here I share a piece of music that has touched me in many ways, its meaning changing at times.

 

 

May you find comfort in the arms of your angel!

– FlorenceT

 

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Dance like no one’s watching…

Right, stop what you are doing, shake those shoulders loose, and click ‘PLAY’ (↓) …

 

 

Didn’t that make you dance?  Or want to dance?  A cool young man played this song to me while I was driving…somehow I don’t think he thought it cool for his mother to be ‘ shaking her tush’, well this phrase alone shows I am not, cool that is :-).  Do I care?  Nope.  Cause the music is truly rhythmic and entrancing.

A little research shows the musicians, a hip-hop duo called ‘Hermitude’ hails from the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia – local boys as I call them.  The duo began playing music together when they were 11 and 16 respectively, and years later won the “Best Independent Dance/Electronica album” award at the 2012 Jägermeister AIR (Australian Independent Records Association) Awards for the album, Hyperparadise.

Enough.  Back to the music.  And do dance… no matter who’s watching. 🙂

I wish you a weekend filled with music, joy and of course, love!

– FlorenceT

A bit of (dark) positivity…?

A positive post as part of #BeWOW @RonovanWrites love the idea, what inspiration!

When I heard this song, I thought, hey why not?!  So here’s a fun tune to share… and a message as well.

 

 

A bit of the lyrics, specifically the Chorus:

My problem, I never was a model,
I never was a scholar,
But you were always popular,
You were singing all the songs I don’t know
Now you’re in the front row
‘Cause my song is popular

Popular, I know about popular
It’s not about who you are or your fancy car
You’re only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do is be true to you
That’s all you ever need to know

So catch up ’cause you got an awful long way to go

 

Oookay, there is a bit of edge to the song, a bit of ‘dark’ but that’s what I like … letting our shadow side out to play – quite harmless enjoying the song, fantasying about sweet revenge (watch the video if you have not) or just …

Then when the song is done, I go back to being the nice person that I am 😛

Enjoy, people!

– FlorenceT

 

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Lemon Tree – I am perplexed!

And here I am with another song…

Most times, songs strike a chord because it mirrors a life, or inspires one, or triggers a memory, or compels a story.

But this time I am at a lost, perplexed.  I am not sure how I came upon ‘Lemon Tree’ by Fool’s Garden (1995), yet it is a current favourite on my playlist… 🙂

I suspect the upbeat, fun (and comedic?) tune attracted me.  My initial response to the lyrics was ‘how silly?’… then something happened.  The incongruence between the cheery tune and the rather despondent lyrics was irreconcilable.  Or is it?  The irony of the mundane existence is not lost, perhaps a light-hearted attempt to mask the yearning and disappointment, or… is it about loss of perspectives?

Listen, follow the the lyrics…any ideas…?

 

 

“Lemon Tree”

I’m sitting here in the boring room
It’s just another rainy Sunday afternoon
I’m wasting my time
I got nothing to do
I’m hanging around
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder
I’m driving around in my car
I’m driving too fast
I’m driving too far
I’d like to change my point of view
I feel so lonely
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder
I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
Sing, dah…
I’m sitting here
I miss the power
I’d like to go out taking a shower
But there’s a heavy cloud inside my head
I feel so tired
Put myself into bed
While nothing ever happens and I wonder
Isolation is not good for me
Isolation I don’t want to sit on the lemon-tree
I’m steppin’ around in the desert of joy
Baby anyhow I’ll get another toy
And everything will happen and you wonder
I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
Yellow, wonder, wonder
I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see, and all that I can see, and all that I can see
Is just a yellow lemon-tree

On second thought, it might just mirror a life… And I wonder…
 

-FlorenceT

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Leave a light on for me

I excavated this 80s song from the deep dark recesses of my music player.

belinda carlisle Remember her? Pop superstar and former lead vocalist of the all-female band the Go-Gos.

You or someone in your circle would have been, at one point, interested in the…umm song. No? OK, I’m the ‘daggy’ one 🙂  Nevertheless, here is the pop ‘oldie’ from 1989 – Belinda Carlisle’s ‘Leave a light on for Me’.  Enjoy!

 

Darling leave a light on for me
I’ll be there before you close the door
To give you all the love that you need
Darling leave a light on for me
’cause when the world takes me away
You are still the air that I breathe

Just like a spark lights up the dark
Baby that’s your heart

– FlorenceT

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “Let your words live on”

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

My, my, my
Let your bright light shine
Let your words live on
Far beyond this life
Beyond this life


Now, doesn’t that remind you of writing…? 

This is the chorus from Matchbox 20’s song, “My, My, My”.  This is most likely my favourite song of theirs, because it reminds me of Me.

Enjoy!


 

– FlorenceT

 

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Christmas carols

 

Christmas in Australia sand

For some reason this year I have a hankering for Christmas carols.  Perhaps they are reminiscent of the Christmas of my childhood – being in a carol party and the sense of belonging and community, the shared experiences as a family at Christmas time, the carefree and bountious occasion… Perhaps I am reminded this year more so than before the meaning of Christmas…

To be frank, I almost always spend time with the kids watching a carols concert on Christmas Eve.  This year will be no different… I hope. 🙂

So here’s to share my favourite carols which never cease to cause me to sing along… Scary thought, right 🙂 ?

 

O Holy Night, originally a French song written in late 1840s and later translated to English American writer, John Sullivan Wright in the late 1860s.

 

Little Drummer Boy, written by Katherine Davis in 1941 based on a Czech carol.

 

When a child is born, which melody was written in 1972 by Italian composer, Cirro Dammicco, and the English lyrics a few years later by Fred Jay.

 

For you who celebrate Christmas, take time to remember the true meaning of Christmas – the message of love, hope and grace.

I wish for all of you delightful company, scrumptious foods and hearty laughter during the holidays and the year ahead.  May you experience love, hope and grace!

And by the way:

Christmas in Australia

See you in 2015!

– FlorenceT

 

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A song for you…

 

 

It’s empty in the valley of your heart
The sun, it rises slowly as you walk
Away from all the fears
And all the faults you’ve left behind
The harvest left no food for you to eat
You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see
But I have seen the same
I know the shame in your defeat
But I will hold on hope
And I won’t let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I’ll know my name as it’s called again
‘Cause I have other things to fill my time
You take what is yours and I’ll take mine
Now let me at the truth
Which will refresh my broken mind
So tie me to a post and block my ears
I can see widows and orphans through my tears
I know my call despite my faults
And despite my growing fears
But I will hold on hope
And I won’t let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I’ll know my name as it’s called again
So come out of your cave walking on your hands
And see the world hanging upside down
You can understand dependence
When you know the maker’s land
So make your siren’s call
And sing all you want
I will not hear what you have to say
‘Cause I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it’s meant to be
And I will hold on hope
And I won’t let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I’ll know my name as it’s called again
– FlorenceT