It's that time again! Here are some songs in honor of everything that's going on in my life and the lives of the people I love.
Also...I have a problem. My name is Sarah, and I am a Facebook addict. I believe that I can break the addiction and begin to have a healthy relationship with this social networking platform. No more thrice-daily status updates. No more throwing chickens or sheep until someone throws one at me. Ah, it does just feel better admitting I have a problem.
Now onto the lyrics!
In honor of Mama and Daddy commencing their return trip from their week and a half in the land of smiling, multi-childrened, gun-toting Mormons in Utah.
1)Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel
Im sittin in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
On a tour of one night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and a one man band
I wish I was
Home, where my thoughts escaping
Home, where my musics playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
In honor of Irene and her changes and her confusion and fear about said changes.
2) Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae
Three little birds, sat on my window.
And they told me I don't need to worry.
Summer came like cinnamon
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.
In respect of the fact that California does in fact have weather, and changing leaves and pouring rain in October, I present the only song I know that speaks the truth about my great state.
3)The Lady is a Tramp by Ella Fitzgerald
I like the free, fresh wind in her hair
Life without care
I'm broke, it's o'k
Hate California, it's cold and it's damp
That's why the lady is a tramp
In honor of having a day off, all to myself, to do whatever I want with my time, to listen to the cheesiest music I want (and I will likely spend a portion of the day with Mr. Buble playing the background) and to otherwise occupy my time however I see fit.
4) I've Got the World on a String by Michael Buble
I've got the world on a string
I'm sitting on a rainbow
Got that string around my finger
What a world, what a life - I'm in love
I've got a song that I sing
And I can make the rain go
Any time I move my finger
Lucky me, cant you see - I'm in love
Life's a wonderful thing
As long as I've got that string
I'd be a silly so-and-so
If I should ever let you go
In honor of the first anniversary of number 2 on this list, a song that is truer than anyone can ever believe until they suddenly do.
5)You Can't Hurry Love by Diana Ross
But how many heartaches
Must I stand before I find a love
To let me live again
Right now the only thing
That keeps me hangin' on
When I feel my strength, yeah
It's almost gone
I remember mama said:
You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
As it's the closest thing to "our" song.
6) Hands Open by Snow Patrol
Hands open, and my eyes open
I just keep hoping
That your heart opens
Why would I sabotage
the best thing that I have
Well, it makes it easier to know
exactly what I want with my...
Hands open and my eyes open
I just keep hoping
that your heart opens
It's not as easy as willing it all to be right
Gotta be more than hoping it's right
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy