When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blue As The Sky

Okay, I'm starting the hate having posted the kind of content of yesterday's self-indulgent claptrap. (Not the Mike-stuff...the Alan-stuff). That's just so not the guy I want to be, dammit!

Today, elsewhere on the net, someone made a statement of the melancholy in their life and it spawned the lyrics of a Corinne Bailey Rae song in my head, so I gave him a few lines that specifically pertained to his statement. Even resembled it. And it actually lifted my own spirits. Maybe it's because I spend so much time in fantasyland, but when I thought about Corinne Bailey Rae again, and heard her voice singing, and remembered the crinkle of her eyes when she spreads that child's-joy smile across her face--I was reminded what love feels like. I swear to you, I actually love Corinne Bailey Rae. Okay ... put it this way ... I am blind with infatuation for her. She would be the one person that, if I ever got to meet her, I would be without speech and I'd probably just cry.

So, I just want to post her lyrics again, from my own memory (with a little help from listening to it again).

Three little birds sat on my window
And they told me I don't need to worry.
Summer came in like cinnamon (so sweet)
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete.

Maybe sometimes,
We got it wrong, but it's alright.

The more things seem to change.
The more they stay the same.
Don't you hesitate...

Girl, put your records on,
Tell me your favorite song
Just go ahead let your hair down.
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead let your hair down.

You're gonna find yourself some way.
Somehow.

Blue as the sky, somber and lonely,
sipping tea in a bar by the roadside (just relax...just relax)
Don't you let those other boys fool you
Gotta love that afro hairdo.

Maybe sometimes
We feel afraid, but it's alright.

The more you stay the same
The more they seem to change.

Don't you think it's strange?

GIRL! Put your records on!
Tell me your favorite song (YAY!).
You go ahead let your hair down!

Sapphire and favorite jeans!
I hope you'll get your dreams.
Just go ahaead let your hair down!

You're gonna find yourself somewhere ...
Somehow ...

T'was more than I could take
Pity, for pity's sake.
Some nights kept me awake
I thought that I was stronger.

When you gonna realize that you don't even have to try any longer?

DO WHAT YOU WANT TO!!!


GIRL!!!!!! PUT YOUR RECORDS ON!!!!!!!
TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE SONG (BABY!!!)!!!!
YOU GO AHEAD LET YOUR HAIR DOWN!!!!!

SAPPHIRE AND FADED JEANS (WHOOO!)!!!!
I HOPE YOU GET YOUR DREAMS!!!!

JUST GO AHEAD LET YOUR HAIR DOWN!!!

(Baby let your hair down!)
OH put your records on, tell me your favorite song.
Just go ahead let your hair down.
Sapphire and favorite jeans. (Someone's favorite jeans...) I hope you get your dreams.

Just go ahead let your hair down.

You're gonna find yourself somewhere.

Somehow.



And now, bonuses--

Two of my favorite songs done by Corinne and John Legend?!?!!!!


I had NO idea!!!


YouTube Comments for this one (at least I'm not alone);
blitzy16 (4 days ago)
*She has talented and is real.*

Sorry for that )=

blitzy16 (4 days ago)
I heard this song over the radio and I fell in love with her ever since. She id talented and real.

Corinne is so talented/cute that it hurts =)


She is very awesome.

entity3sf (5 days ago)
I just found out about this amazing talent. Awesome.

scsassy123m (1 week ago)
JUST LOVE HER

eu811101 (3 weeks ago)
totally love her and the song is my favorite

kawaii8707 (1 month ago)
well shes sold over 3million albums so she is a successful artist, i think she quite popular. mayb not as much as rihanna or beyonce bt shes nearly there- and shes unique

gr8guy8 (1 month ago) Show Hide
corrine, please marry me!



And here's one I hadn't heard much--I guess she's flying under the radar. Way too low under it. Damn the flash and glitzy music industry.
But you can't tell me this girl doesn't make your heart stutter.

6 comments:

Vi said...

I sooooooo love that song!!!

GrizzBabe said...

What, no YouTube video?

I chuckled while reading this because I could picture you loosing yourself in this song, and belting it out as loud as your lungs would allow.

It's a very encouraging song. You truly are going to find yourself somewhere. Somehow.

akakarma said...

Hey Mr Alan- I've got that song on my blog- a vid and it's so cheery and uplifting! Love it!

Alan said...

Ladies, I have corrected that terrible injustice. And added more to boot.

Siggggh.

Corinne Bailey Rae.

I love you.

Cyber D said...

Good stuff... I've always liked Corinne Bailey

SolarisGal said...

I'm glad you posted the video - I was about to search and listen to it!