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In The Arms Of The Angel by Sarah Mclachlan

Posted in Music with tags , on November 29, 2008 by gyma

I think Sarah has one of the most beautiful contemporary sounds around these days.

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For the break that will make it OK
There’s always some reason to feel not good enough
And it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction or a beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
Let me be empty and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonightIn the arms of the Angel far away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the Angel; may you find some comfort hereSo tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn
There’s vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don’t make no difference, escaping one last time
It’s easier to believe
In this sweet madness, oh this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees
In the arms of the Angel far away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
In the arms of the Angel; may you find some comfort here

You’re in the arms of the Angel; may you find some comfort here  

UPDATE:  Link fixed.

Remember? performed by Tom Rush

Posted in Humor, Music with tags , , on September 2, 2008 by gyma

I hate to admit it, but this certainly applies to me more days than I care to admit!

 

[I’m] looking for my wallet and my car keys–
Well, they can’t have gone too far,
And as soon as I find my glasses
I’m sure I’ll see just where they are.

[I’m] ‘s’posed to meet someone for lunch today
I just can’t remember where
Or who it is that I am meeting …
It’s in my organiser somewhere.

I think I left it on the counter
Or maybe outside in the car. …
Last time I remember driving
Was to that memory enhancement seminar.

What’s that far off distant ringing
In that strangely familiar tone?
Must be the person I am meeting
Calling on my brand new cordless phone

I think I left it under the covers
Or maybe outside on the lawn
I’ve got just one more ring to go
Before my phone machine turns on

“Click”

[spoken]
“Hi, this is Steve and your call means a lot to me.
Please leave a message
and I will try to remember to call you back when I get home.”

“Beeeeeeeeeep”
[Tearfully spoken]
“Steve, this is Bambi,
and I am trying not to cry,
but I’ve been waiting for over an hour!
I thought you loved me! This is goodbye!

[Play a bar or two without singing, then:]
The voice it sounds familiar…
and the name, it rings a bell …
Now let’s see, — where was I?
[Play a bar or two without singing, then:]
Oh, well….

[Brief instrumental break]
I’m looking for my wallet and my car keys–
Well, they can’t have gone too far,
And as soon as I find my glasses
I’m sure I’m …

Sand and Water by Beth Nielson Chapman

Posted in Music with tags , , on August 19, 2008 by gyma

I love this song and the entire album, Sand and Water.  I just discovered she is coming to our town in October so I need to start saving my pennies so I can buy a ticket!

Beth tragically lost her husband to cancer in August 1994 and she wrote this song, along with the others on this album, to deal with the pain of losing him.  If you’ve lost someone dear to you, I hope this song helps.

All alone, I didn’t like the feeling
All alone, I sat and cried
All alone, I had to find some meaning
In the center of the pain I felt inside

All alone, I came into the world
All alone, I will someday die
Solid stone is just sand and water, baby
Sand and water, and a million years gone by

I will see you in the light of a thousand suns
I will hear you in the sound of the waves
I will know you when I come, as we all will come,
Through the doors, beyond the grave

All alone, I heal this heart of sorrow
All alone, I raise this child
Flesh and bone, he’s just
Bursting towards tomorrow
And his laughter fills my world, and wears your smile

All alone, I came into the world
All alone, I will someday die
Solid stone is just sand and water, baby
Sand and water, and a million years gone by…