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Song of the Week: “Now My Feet Won’t Touch the Ground” by Coldplay

Coldplay has a knack for crafting musically complex, lyrically gripping tunes, but this little gem from the end of the Prospekt’s March EP draws its stunning beauty from its simplicity.  It’s short, it’s soft, and it’s irresistibly sweet.  This is the kind of song that I could just sit and listen to for hours on end without getting sick of it.  Enjoy!

“Now My Feet Won’t Touch the Ground” by Coldplay

Let me go, boys, let me go
Push my boat from the highest cliff to the sea below
Rocks are waiting, boys, rocks await
Swoop down from the sky and catch me like a bird of prey

Now my feet won’t touch the ground
Now my head won’t stop
You wait a lifetime ’til you’re found
Now my feet won’t touch the ground

Singing now my feet won’t touch the ground
Now my head won’t stop
You wait a lifetime ’til you’re found
Now my feet won’t touch the ground
Now my feet won’t touch the ground

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Song of the Week: “Slumber” by Needtobreathe

It seems like all of the great musicians are putting out new albums this year, and Needtobreathe is no exception.  They recently released two new singles from their upcoming album “The Reckoning”, and while I would definitely encourage you to check out both “Drive All Night” and “Slumber” at their website, Needtobreathe.net, I decided to focus in on “Slumber” as the song of the week because of its message.  In their typical roundabout poetic style, Needtobreathe urges us to stop living in the just-enough-to-get-by haze of mediocrity, to wake up from our slumber, climb out of bed, and see the glory waiting just outside.  Don’t sleep your life away – baby open up your eyes.  Link and lyrics after the jump.

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Song of the Week: “On My Way” by Phil Collins

My friend Scott introduced me to this song this summer, and as I embark on the journey from this precious moment in my life toward the next, I can’t think of a song that sums up my feelings better.  I’m always sad to leave Lake Ann behind when the summer ends, but that sadness pales in comparison to the joy that fills me when I realize that, at last, I’m on my way home again with the ones I love the most: my family.  So, tell everybody I’m on my way, and I’m loving every step I take.  I hope that my path brings me back to Lake Ann time and again, but no matter what happens, there’s nowhere else that I would rather be than on my way – on my way forward, on my way upward, on my way home.  I can’t wait to see what the journey holds for me next.

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Summer in Review Part 3: Soundtrack of the Summer

Last night I said that the three top activities of my summer were working, sleeping, and reading, but I neglected one important detail: through almost all of those activities (even sometimes during sleeping), I was listening to some kind of music.  From the boombox at work to worship in the chapel to my own MP3 library on breaks, music was a constant part of my life, and I loved it.  The variety was huge, but there were a few songs in particular that formed the soundtrack of my summer.  Some were silly, some were sweet, some were just plain awesome, but they all played a big part in making this summer the great time that it was.

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Song of the Week: “Dark Horses” by Switchfoot

Switchfoot is back.  After a lot of postponing and uncertainty on the release date of their new album, Vice Verses, they’re finally set to bring us twelve tracks of new and awesome music on September 27th.  While that’s a bit too far away for my liking (tomorrow would be nice), they haven’t left us with nothing but a date.  You can swing by their website (or watch the embedded video below) to hear their brand-new and absolutely superlative single, “Dark Horses”.  It’s got a harder sound than your typical Switchfoot tune, but Foreman and company play it with passion and power and the song comes out bold, triumphant, and unforgettable.  If this is a taste of things to come, I’ll be eagerly waiting at midnight on the 27th to hand over my money.  As always, these guys deserve it.  Video and lyrics after the jump.

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Song of the Week: “I Will Always Return” by Bryan Adams

Yesterday, I was browsing deviantArt when I saw that Frosty had uploaded yet another awesome picture:

This picture is particularly awesome because it’s a gift from Frosty to our friend Puppys for her birthday.  I didn’t know that it was Puppys’ birthday yesterday until about fifteen minutes before curfew, so I didn’t have time to post about it yesterday, but Frosty’s picture and its title gave me an idea for song of the week.  So, even though it’s one day late, I’m dedicating this week’s song to Puppys for her birthday!

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Song of the Week: “Oh Canada”

Everybody kept telling me that there was some kind of major holiday a few days ago, so I Googled it and found out that it was Canada Day this past Friday.  I may not be Canadian, but some of my favorite TV shows were filmed/produced/created in Canada, and they have cool accents, so I thought I’d extend a friendly happy birthday to our northern neighbors by featuring their national anthem as the song of the week.  Still not sure why all of my American friends were so psyched up about the whole thing, but whatever.  Keep being awesome, Canada!

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