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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

5 Songs Post

Stopped by Miz's blog and saw her post about 5 songs that have an affect on you in some way. Hopefully my five make some sense as they are similar in genre, but all over the place in the meaning. Note: For the record, at least 200 songs run through my mind on a daily basis, so this could be how I feel while writing this. That could change by the time I get in the shower and get ready for work in a few.

"Erotic City," Prince

"All of my hang-ups are gone...how I wish you felt the same." Prince stayed pushing the envelope before I guess you could call it settling down. That lyric I just quoted explains how I hope to feel some day. Hang-ups about myself, my goals in life, I'd like to get rid of them all at some point in the near future. Not to mention "we can funk until the dawn, makin love til cherry's gone" - who wouldn't love to do that?

"It's the way Nature planned it," The Four Tops

One of my favorite lazy day/night songs. The song itself is about how Nature being the reason for any multitude of things being the way they are, including love. Nature of course alludes to God or Nature and God being one in the same. Perfect song when things can beyond human understanding and comprehension, as a lot of things are these days.

"I gotta stay," Big K.R.I.T.

This cat is the next up from the South, REALLY dope rapper who doesn't spit about guns and drugs and does his own beats. Impressive. "I gotta stay" is about a relative who passed away. Closing in on my grandmother's birthday (she would've been 89 years old 12/11) I've played this song a lot and thought about her a lot. I don't want to say life was perfect when she was around, but she always gave me that extra push, and she's been gone four years now and I have to admit, my hustle game isn't as tight as it was when she was here. And I used to love her stories about our family. I wish I had listened more.

"Adventures in paradise," Minnie Riperton

If I ever had a radio show, this would be the intro song. Love the guitar, love the drums, Minnie's voice of course and the lyrics are a sure-fire way to get the pep in your step:

I believe any dream that I want to
That ain't the only way of keeping hope alive
And if by chance I give birth to my visions
Life is so fantastic it will come as no surprise
'cause everyday is adventures in paradise
Woven well through the fabrics of time

"The Song Is Familiar," Funkadelic

Three minute synopsis of my life. Music gets me through the daily hassles, pressures and struggles and makes it all bearable as long as I have a song in my head or heart.

2 Comments:

  • At 9:25 PM, Blogger Mizrepresent said…

    That very last statement is so true to me too!

    "Music gets me through the daily hassles, pressures and struggles and makes it all bearable as long as I have a song in my head or heart."

    Ditto for me.

     
  • At 10:40 AM, Blogger Veronica W. said…

    yes! wihtout music I would have gone postal a few times! LOL!

    what you know about the erotic city by prince OOOW!

     

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