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Song of the Day: “I Don’t Want to Go Home” by Nick Mulvey

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This song has been in my head all day. It’s a song about love (as most songs are… Thanks Aida the Musical).  I can’t explain why I like this one… It’s just simple and touching.

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Written by barryr22

February 4, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Posted in Folk-Pop, music

Song in My Head: “Letting You Go” by Luke Sital-Singh

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Here’s another song by the really talented Luke Sital-Singh. The one is really intriguing, and I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I understand / read the song (It’s the English major in me).

Here are some of the lyrics that I transcribed from the song:

“Well, it’s been too long. No, it’s been too long, and it’s all my fault this time. I’m a long way back in the distance now, and I don’t know if I’m strong. On the darkest night when I told you lies for a chance I might seem cool, well, the ghosts were there roaming in their underwear, making me look like a fool.

At the breakneck speed of tomorrow, I’m never letting you go. I’m never letting you go. At the heartbreak speed of tomorrow, I’m never letting you go. I’m never letting you go.”

I find his poetry mesmerizing.

Written by barryr22

January 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Song in My Head Today: “We Don’t Belong Together” by Luke Sital-Singh

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I recently found Luke Sital-Singh thanks to an episode of The Flash on the CW (Netflix binge FTW). After falling in love with “Benediction,” I decided to download the rest of the album and quickly found myself entranced by his clear, powerful vocals and the folk-pop style that he has. Needless to say, I am listening to The Fire Inside, his 2014 album, on repeat and hoping that he’ll be touring at some point… but I digress.

“We Don’t Belong Together” is a song of contradictions and pleas that clearly expose a hope for connection between two people who “don’t belong together.” A love song of sorts, the disparity between what the song seems and the underlying message of disconnection plays with the mind even as the driving tune pleads the case that “Yea you feel alone / But we can feel alone together.”

Enjoy.

Written by barryr22

December 22, 2015 at 5:52 pm