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Shiny Song #29

27 Jan

Letting go is so often a process of grief or heaviness.

Imagine if you could shrug off a situation, embrace things as they are and dance to celebrate what comes next?

Turn Corner & Let Go

I love this song for that reason: Shatter your illusions! Move forward!
And dance while you do it…

Shiny Song #28

28 Oct

Cold night, strange dreams 
Memory stuck like glue
Her face, her voice
Sail across the seas with you
Can you hear all the angels?

When you feel like you’re out there on your own
Know there is someone watching over you
When out at sea, feels love can let go
Oh sailor, we will blow the wind right
But if you die out there, tearing you into two
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue

No sound worse than silence 
A curse that grows 
Big words kept in
Whispers of dreams untold
Just don’t fight all the angels

When you feel like you’re out there on your own
Know there is someone watching over you
When out at sea, feels love can let go
Oh sailor, we will blow the wind right
But if you die out there, tearing you into two
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue

When you feel like you’re out there on your own
Know there is someone watching over you
When out at sea, feels love can let go
Oh sailor, we will blow the wind right
But if you die out there, tearing you into two
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue

Shiny Song #27

11 Jun

I’ve been listening to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty soundtrack on repeat this week.

All the songs feel like beautiful reminders that there is wonder and beauty all around you, if you look for it.

There’s a rhythm in rush these days
Where the lights don’t move and the colors don’t fade
Leaves you empty with nothing but dreams
In a world gone shallow
In a world gone lean

Sometimes there’s things a man cannot know
Gears won’t turn and the leaves won’t grow
There’s no place to run and no gasoline
Engine won’t turn
And the train won’t leave

Engines won’t turn and the train won’t leave

I will stay with you tonight
Hold you close ‘til the morning light
In the morning watch a new day rise
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive

Well the way I feel is the way I write
It isn’t like the thoughts of the man who lies
There is a truth and it’s on our side
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Look into the sun as the new days rise

And I will wait for you tonight
You’re here forever and you’re by my side
I’ve been waiting all my life
To feel your heart as it’s keeping time
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive

Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes

Look into the sun as the new days rise
There’s a rhythm in rush these days
Where the lights don’t move and the colors don’t fade
Leaves you empty with nothing but dreams
In a world gone shallow
In a world gone lean

But there is a truth and it’s on our side
Dawn is coming open your eyes
Look into the sun as a new days rise

Shiny Song #26

21 May

Hello from San Francisco!

I find myself back in this super inspiring city and am looking forward to spending a lot more time here.
Last week, I was lucky enough to see the amazing Spencer Day  here and this song brought me to tears.

Come on turn the lights down low
And sit with me in second row
Tonight they’ll show the movie of your life

The heartache and the tragedy
A light romantic comedy
You oughta see the movie of your life

Did you have a happy ever after?
Underneath the technocolor sky
Did it make you sing with joy and laughter?
Did it ever make you want to cry?
And when the final frame was fading
Did it leave you satisfied?
Or was there too much that it lacked
And did you want your money back
How did you like the movie of your life?

Come on let the camera’s roll
You wrote the lines now run the show
It’s yours to own the movie of your life

Strange and cloudy mysteries
Unravel cinematically
The beauty of the movie of your life

Then the plot begins to twist
Around the poor protagonist
And everyone’s a villain in disguise

When you hurt and if you bleed
Remember that it’s make believe
Cause in the movies no one ever dies
It’s just a

Clicker then it’s over
And they never tell you why
But boy I’m really glad I came
I hoping that you feel the same
I really love the movie of your life

Did you have a happy ever after?
Underneath the technocolor sky
Did it make you sing with joy and laughter?
Did it ever make you want to cry?

And when the final frame was fading
Did it leave you satisfied?
Did you cheer and beg for more
Or angrily walk out the door
And think of all you meant to say
Another chance a second take
You did your best, you gave your all
You made the final casting call
To save a little scene for me
And tell me that I’ll always be
A moment in the movie of your life
A moment in the movie of your life

Shiny Song #25

11 May

I’ve just returned from Mexico, where I taught two retreats.

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This track was one of my favourite playlist additions…

Take it back or let me go
It’s better if I tell you so
I’ve hurt you once before and I will do it again

Everyone I know is gone
And I don’t even know myself
I’m saving up
To take a trip to Mexico
I heard it’s the place to go
I want to see the colours of another sky

Carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Lover, you may cause me tears
Drag me through the best of years
You’ll never know any of the songs I wrote
Older than a year or two,
But I love you so

Oh, carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Carry me home on your shoulders
Lower me on to my bed
Show me the night that I dreamed about before

Lover, you may cause me tears
Drag me through the best of years,
But I love you so

Shiny Song #24

24 Apr

I had a dream so big and loud I jumped so high I touched the clouds Wo-o-o-o-o-oh!

I’m having one of those weeks where it really feels like life is a beautiful dream…

So this one from American Authors feels appropriate!

Shiny Song #23

29 Mar

Every time I hear this song, it lights a fire in me…

It reminds me that it’s my responsibility to step up, to be great, to make a difference:

“Did I leave my life to chance
Or did I make you fucking dance?”

Ecstatic Dance

Oh, and there’s a language warning, so you might not want to crank this at work, without headphones at least!

I think it burns my sense of truth
To hear me shouting at my youth
I need a way to sort it out
After I die, I’ll re-awake
Redefine what was at stake
From the hindsight of a god

I’ll see the people that I used
See the substance I abused
The ugly places that I lived
Did I make money, was I proud?
Did I play my songs too loud?
Did I leave my life to chance
Or did I make you fucking dance?

Symmetry exists only in our mind
Our brain is seeing squares
So I woke up with entropy defined
But the forms still lingered there, in my head

I’ll see the people that I used
See the substance I abused
The ugly places that I lived

Did I make money, was I proud?
Did I play my songs too loud?
Did I leave my life to chance
Or did I make you fucking dance?

Global concepts aren’t common the world round
But we share a mortal frame
That if you can’t hear reacts to every sound
But no two people move the same

I think it burns my sense of truth
To hear me shouting at my youth
I need a way to sort it out
After I die, I’ll re-awake
Redefine what was at stake
From the hindsight of a god

I’ll see the people that I used
See the substance I abused
The ugly places that I lived
Did I make money, was I proud?
Did I play my songs too loud?
Did I leave my life to chance
Or did I make you fucking dance?

 

Shiny Song #22

22 Feb

I can’t stop listening to this!

Australian artist Rai Thistlethwayte covering the Beatles with a piano & a loop pedal.
LOVE.

Shiny Song #21

15 Feb

Sometimes, all it takes is looking at something from a different perspective.

Beautiful Eye

I adore this film clip. It reminds me to hold a different prism in front of my problems and see them from another angle, in a new light.

“I try to push the colors through a prism back to white
To sync our different pulses into a blinding light
And if love is not the key. If love is not a key.
I hope that I can find a place where it could be…”

“I know that in your heart there is an answer to a question
That I’m not as yet aware that I have asked
And if that tree had not drunk my tears
I would have bled and cried for all the years
That I alone have let them pass…” 

Shiny Song #20

8 Feb

Every year, thousands and thousands of people cast millions of votes in Australian radio network Triple J’s Hottest 100 poll.

The countdown of the results is an Aussie tradition, usually accompanied by barbecues, swimming pools and some very dodgy bets to celebrate Australia Day. I definitely lost money this year.

This tune came in at number one and it has definitely grown on me.

You can hear more of the Hottest 100 on Triple J and this explains how Vance Joy came up with those lyrics…