Sarah McLachlan: (n.) a beautiful, timeless being with a haunting voice that sears into your heart.
Listening to her new album, Shine On.
It does not disappoint. It's everything you'd expect with a few tidbits of new jazz sounds as she continues to evolve in her music.
This is an album that would serve as a canvas for the swanky dinner parties at dusk. I picture little candlelit tables all around, fireflies dancing about outside, the smell of jasmine, roses and hyacinths spilling all around.
This is one I would listen to during a relaxing bubble bath as I travel all around these melodies.. these stories.. these feet that take me to new and familiar places.
My favorite songs:
In Your Shoes:
"Time for you to walk out walk in your own shoes
Lay down your footprints wherever you choose"
I have yet to do this after all these years. To walk out in my shoes, be who I am without all these masks, accessories, costumes, scripts. I die slowly a little everyday pretending.
"You’ve got a light that always guides you
You speak of hope and change as something good
Live your truth and know you’re not alone"
"I know the world can be cruel, pretty girl
You’re gonna make it ’cause you’ve got love on your side"
I so needed to hear this the last couple days...
"One thing that I know
Is it will get better… "
The Sound That Love Makes:
Immediately I was tapping my feet and swaying in my chair when this song came on.
Very Jason Mraz or Jack Johnson feel to it.
I'm still swaying..
What's It Gonna Take:
Another song that was speaking to me!
"What’s it gonna take to make me worthy
What’s it gonna take to make me strong.."
"What’s it gonna take to lift the darkness
What’s it gonna take to light my way
I have so much to give I’ve only just begun to live.."
"How will I believe and see this through
When I feel so unready and I feel so alone.."
I plan on learning every word and singing it to my little boy blue.
I love this verse so much:
"I will treasure these years
Of our borrowed time
As much as I want it
I know you’re not mine.."
No.. he's not mine.. he belongs to the Almighty God. I have the honour of loving him and guiding him through this life. In return, I might have a chance to understand .."as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is..." - Ephesians 3:18
Honorable Mention: Monsters
Another fun swaying rhythm. Really enjoy the lyrics and melody on this one.
"And don’t you know that there’s a wolf stalking in sheep’s
clothing tells me he’s the real thing
Think what your life would be missing
if you didn’t have him to sing
To sing about... "
Honorable Mention: Broken Heart
Oh! This is a GOOD one...
"How long? How long?
I should be thinking with my head
and not with my broken heart
Look to the future for all it’s got and not to us being apart..."
I so wish I could give her a big hug.