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“If You Harden On The Inside” blends beautiful layered harmonies of disinterest (“blah, blah, blah, blah”), a confident voice with a rich timbre, and songwriting with a clear message— “if you harden on the inside, you’ll be easy to break”. Even with a direct message the meaning is left up to the listener’s interpretation. The way this song pairs a delicate production with an almost reserved delivery will leave a lasting impression.
You can purchase “If You Harden On The Inside” on Hezekiah Jones’ Bandcamp page.
I kind of ditched the theme aspect of Songful Sundays. I’ll continue to post songs as they come to me. Some songs might be new finds while others will be past faves but all will be worth a listen. Enjoy!
In a Black Out – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
All You Ever Wanted – The Black Keys
I Knew You When – Ike
Love Always Remains – MGMT
Spineless – Jealousy Curve
Angel Down – Lady Gaga
What Can I Do For You? – Illinois
Wake Up – The Walkmen
Change Of Scenery – Val Emmich
Don’t Follow Me – Overlook, Billy Roach
Goshen ’97 – Strand of Oaks
Last Words – Quick Step John
This week’s Songful Sundays theme is relaxation: the state of being free from tension and anxiety. Relaxation is a good thing and a state I like to experience on Sunday evenings before the chaos of the work week sets in again. Also, maybe this is the relief you need after a potentially stressful Thanksgiving holiday. Whatever the reason (or lack thereof) these songs will take you to a happy place. Enjoy!
“Varðeldur” – Sigur Rós
“Tomorrow River” – Square Peg Round Hole
“You Walk Around… Shining Like the Sun” – Hammock
“Ambo” – The Album Leaf
“The Ecstatics” – Explosions In The Sky
“Aperture” – The Sound of Rescue
“Two Rights Make One Wrong” – Mogwai
“The Mighty Rio Grande” – This Will Destroy You
“Neighborhood” – The American Dollar
“Fading Sky” – Halcyon Chamber
“Telegram” – Amiina
“‘I Will Be True…’/ Reign Rebuilder [Head]” – Set Fire To Flames
Do you have your own set of songs for relaxation? Please comment with your suggestions.
This week’s Songful Sundays theme is gratitude: : a feeling of appreciation or thanks. A theme chosen because Thanksgiving is Thursday and it seems appropriate. Please give this playlist a listen and enjoy several songs that literally say “thank you”.
Ben Arnold – “Thankful”
Dido – “Thank You”
Val Emmich – “All I Ever Wanted from You”
Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Give Thanks & Praises”
The Avett Brothers – “Nothing Short of Thankful”
Boyz II Men – “Thank You”
Wilco – “The Thanks I Get”
Paul McCartney – “Appreciate”
Ella Fitzgerald – “Thanks For The Memory”
Natalie Cole – “Be Thankful”
My Morning Jacket – “Thank You Too!”
Andrew Gold – “Thank You For Being A Friend”
Have a song of gratitude to add? Please comment with your suggestion.
Mondo Cozmo – “Plastic Soul”
Didn’t I see you fighting in the war
Back in nineteen forty two
Every time I shape shift into form
I’m standing there right next to you
I keep searching all these dying stars
Just to get a glimpse of you
And all I have to do to drift away
Is close my eyes and think of you
Whenever I think of her (x5)
Didn’t I see you tearing down the wall
Back in nineteen eighty nine
Didn’t you feel my hand against your heart
When I told you you were always mine
The best days of all my lives were spent dreaming of the afterlife (x3)
Whenever I think of her (x5)
The idea behind the song: “you know my wife and I always joked about if we would meet up like in the next life. If we’d keep meeting up. I just thought that was a cool way to think about things.” – Mondo Cozmo. Wow, cool indeed and it makes for a truly phenomenal song. This song is so good it haunts me. Especially the line “the best days of all my lives were spent dreaming of the afterlife.” That was stuck in my head and part of the reason why I decided to post the lyrics for “Plastic Soul”.
Songful Sundays is a Spotify playlist with a new theme each week featuring an array of genres and songs (new and past faves). This is a new take on music curation for me although trying to focus on a theme might make it a little easier to update each week.
11-13-16 The Sound Of Solace
I wanted to start this series off with a playlist of bright, shiny tunes but solace prevailed. Comfort, support and relief are encoded in these songs whether it’s lyrical or musical. Maybe hope and solace go together because this playlist gives me that feeling too. Give it a listen—you be the judge.