Welcome To The Melting Pot

I added new songs to my home page under “Songs On Repeat.” I’ve been really digging these songs lately, and continuously hitting back on my ipod or car or itunes (too bad you can’t hit repeat on Pandora). I hope you enjoy them too.  And in case you weren’t aware, there is a little “play” button next to the song on the home page where you can listen to the song.

Phoenix UnitedIf I Ever Feel Better
United
Phoenix

Lryically this song is a sad yet redemptive song about someone that has gone through a terrible heartache.  He knows that this pain that he feels, however devastating, will some day fade away.  He is confident in that.  However, you can also feel the deep sadness that doesn’t want to believe that.    There is courage in this song.  There is perseverance and faith.

Even though this song has such heavy lyrics, the beat of the music is really catchy and always makes me happy when I hear it.  To me, its a happy song.  I cannot help myself but to dance around and sing to this song.  This song makes me happy.

Dark is the night, cold is the ground
In the circular solitude of my heart
As one who strives a hill to climb
I am sure I’ll come through I don’t know how
They say an end can be a start
Feels like I’ve been buried yet I’m still alive

The Life PursuitDress Up in You
The Life Pursuit
Belle & Sebastian

This is a beautiful, serene sounding song that takes a wallop with its lyrics.  Every verse is a power punch to the gut.  Its going along all pretty sounding and then you hear the F bomb, and have to rewind to make sure you heard it correctly.  The more you rewind it, the more it stands out as brilliant and genius.

I love it when the horn section comes in as well.  I wrote a pensée from this song not too long ago.

Blow up in the face of my rivals
I swear and I rant, I make quite an arrival
The men are surprised by the language
They act so discreet, they are hypocrites so fuck them too!

 

The Blueprint 3Empire State Of Mind
The Blueprint 3
Jay-Z (with Alicia Keys)

I recently posted two videos of this song.  Its a great song about the city of New York.  However, I truly love the lyrics that Alicia Keys sings.  Lyrics that give you hope and that pump you up to believe that anything is possible.  Jay-Z meanwhile takes you through his memory of the city and all that he has experienced there.  Looking back on his life, he is grateful for all he has seen and done.

Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves in life about how much we are blessed.  At the same time, we have to always believe that we can accomplish anything, no matter how difficult a belief that might be.

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
Theres nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in new york
These streets will make you feel brand new
The lights will inspire you

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11 Responses to “Welcome To The Melting Pot”

  1. joey says:

    “empire state of mind” was the anthem to my ny trip with the fpsa…
    as if new york needed ANOTHER anthem… have you heard the alicia keys only version?
    you can actually hear the lyrics…

    i never knew she said “concrete jungle where dreams are made of”!!

  2. Andy says:

    I have heard her version, but its not nearly as good. I think North Dakota needs an anthem.

  3. joey says:

    south dakota’s hat!

  4. joey says:

    “melting pot” reminds me of benetton ads…

  5. Andy says:

    and bennetton ads always remind me of this advertisement i saw in a magazine, when I had to do a project in college for my “Persuasion and Propaganda” class.

    United Colors

  6. Zoe says:

    My boyfriend always thought she was singing, “Concrete jungle wintry tomato.” True story. So everytime I hear the song, that’s what I sing now!

  7. Andy says:

    i love those stories. thats hillarious.

  8. Sarmad says:

    I got your wintry tomatoes right here…

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  9. joey says:

    oh.em.gee.

  10. david says:

    Sarmads wedding photos . . . http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb285/toobs858/sar_wed.jpg
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  11. joey says:

    THAT IS HILARIOUS!!! bwahahahah!

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