No One and Me

I’ve talked about Sam Bradley on this blog before. In fact, I quoted his lyrics in a previous post.

Sam’s one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, and he’s a great showman. This is one of my favorite songs by him. It makes me think of driving with the windows down and the radio up on a summer afternoon. I chose this particular video because it was taken at 3rd & Lindlsey on June 3, 2011. I was actually at this particular show, seeing Sam for the first time with my dear friend Rachel. I also saw him a few days later in Philadelphia. In my defense, I had a ticket to the Philly show before I decided to go to Nashville to visit Rachel!



Maybe, Someday, We’ll Live Our Lives Out Loud

Well sometimes we don’t really notice
Just how good it can get
So maybe we should start all over
Start all over again

Once again, a song embedded itself in my head and just wouldn’t leave until I wrote about it. [And you’re being subjected to the acoustic version, because this is my favorite way to listen to it.]

The song is Someday, by Rob Thomas. Those of you who know me, know I’ve never hidden my love for Matchbox Twenty and Rob Thomas. I went to see him perform on the Today Show once. You guys know how I feel about NYC, right? [Fine, it’s growing on me. The more I go, the more I like it.]

This song is on that same album I saw him promoting, but he didn’t do it that day. [He did Her Diamonds, Streetcorner Symphony, and Lonely No More. Why do I remember that two and a half years later?] The first time I heard it, I’d just bought Cradlesong, and I’m pretty sure I burst into tears. If that isn’t a surefire sign of a good song, I don’t know what is.

It’s a song so full of hope.

That’s what made me cry.



No Day But Today

There’s only us
There’s only this
Forget regret
Or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other way
No day but today

Originally, I planned to do my 50 favorite songs as a countdown.

I’ve since realized I can’t do that. I’m going to blog about them as they hit me. This one is in my head right now and just won’t get out, so I’m going to subject you to one of my favorite songs from the musical RENT.

The above lyrics are found in a song called Another Day. The video I’ve posted is a reprise of that song, called Finale B. [It’s from the movie, regardless of what it says.]

If you haven’t seen the musical [or the movie], this scene begins when Mimi wakes up after overdosing and nearly dying.

It’s a powerful song, with a powerful message.

I hope you enjoy it.