Song Of The Quarter | Q1 Lost In The Light | Bahamas | 2017

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Wow.  Super hard to pick a song for the first quarter.  I’ve been trying to decide on a song since dec.  I always love this song.  It’s calming.  I’m sure the next quarter will be a song from Alina Baraz since I just downloaded her album and I’m loving Fantasy + Make You Feel.  Hell “Show Me” is a great little mix with some groove in it.

But for now is Afie and his beautiful song that goes with my tumblr thoughts.

 

 

“Lost In The Light”

I’m lost in the light
I pray for the night
To take me, to take you too

After so many words
Still nothing’s heard
Don’t know what we should do

So if someone could see me now
Let them see you

’twas my greatest thrill
When we just stood still
You let me hold your hand ’til I had my fill

Even counting sheep
Don’t help me sleep
I just toss and turn right there beside ya

So if someone could help me now
They’d help you too

They’d help you too
See you through
All the hard things we’ve all gotta do

‘Cause this life is long
So you wouldn’t be wrong
Being free, leaving me on my own

And I held my own
Still I rattled your bones
I said some awful things and I take them back

If we would try again
Just remember when
Before we were lovers I swear we were friends

So if someone could see me now
Let them see you

Let them see you
See you through
All the hard things we’ve all gotta do

‘Cause this life is long
So you wouldn’t be wrong
Being free, leaving me on my own

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Song Of The Quarter | Ry X with “Berlin” | 2016 | Q4

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Yes I know I’ve posted this song.  I was to post a song on September 1st of what I’ve been listening to the most or what song best represents the quarter and it’s this song.  I’ve been listening to Ry X’s performance from France that is about a hour long on my rides to and from work.  This song always makes my mind smile.  Many wonderful memories to this song.

I’m glad I moved to quarterly songs from yearly songs at the start of 2015.

This song has been on repeat and it’s taken me 20 days to finalized this selection.  It’s a song for the quiet morning and it’s a song for the still in the night.  It’s a song to lie with someone and it’s a song to kiss them all over to.

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I find it completely sexy in so many ways.  I’m not going to post the lyrics below since I don’t want to wreck what is inside my head.  Ry X is coming to Toronto 😉

Below is the video and at a certain point the video changes the mood of the song.

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Song Of The Quarter | Leon Bridges | Two Sweet Songs

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This quarter… I’m picking two songs from Leon Bridges who I just love his vibe and I find these two songs truly romantic.  If I’m walking at night and I’m alone with the earbuds… I sing them.

I’m in that kind of mood and I wanted to share these two super sweet songs.  The first one is “Coming Home”.

Baby, baby, baby
I’m coming home
To your tender sweet loving
You’re my one and only woman
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want

I wanna be around
I wanna be around you girl
I wanna be around girl
I wanna be around

Baby, how I’d be grieving
If you wanted to leave me all alone now
By myself, I don’t want nobody else
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want

I wanna be around
I wanna be around you girl
I wanna be around girl
I wanna be around

Baby, baby, baby
I’m coming home
To your tender sweet loving
You’re my one and only woman
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want

I wanna be around
I wanna be around you girl
I wanna be around girl
I wanna be around

I need you baby
Girl I, I need your loving
Darling, wanna hold you close
Girl, girl

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The second song from Leon is “Better Man” and it’s just as sweet.

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I don’t want much
I just wanna be a better man
To my baby
Meet me off good luck
I was singing with them Jezebels
Under perfume sheets
Got a golden smile, heart overflow
But got us in love, but it wasn’t enough

What can I do? What can I do?
To get back to your heart
I’d swim the Mississippi river
If you would give me another start, girl

All night long I was out
Out till the morning
But baby you’re tender
Love’s what I’m longing
Baby please, I’m down on my knees begging
I thirst for you girl
Baby I’m running to your well

What can I do? What can I do?
To get back to your heart
I’d swim the Mississippi river
If you would give me another start, girl

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2-15 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Song Of The Quarter | March 2016 | Japandroids | The House That Heaven Built

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September 11th, 2012 I downloaded this song from iTunes from the Japandroids.  It made me smile and excited.  Two guys from British Columbia.  One going nuts on the drums and one on the guitar.  It screamed of the summer that just passed.  I almost made it the song of the year for 2012 that Ben’s “The Fear” was picked.

This one is in my gym mix now.  It’s the kind of song that the music video wins you over.

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To me this is a summer roadtrip song.  You can find it on my roadtrip mixtape.

The Celebration Rock album is pretty sweet.  I’ve downloaded 6 songs from them that are perfect for the summer when you are in the mood for some rock.

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Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2-15 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Song Of The Quarter | Passenger | Rolling Stone

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Mike is a sweet voice in my earbuds and after discovering him in the beginning of 2012 after splitting up with my high school sweetheart after 23 years… I fell in love with his soothing voice and words that grabbed you by the throat and made you stop and listen and reflect.

Life is never easy.  This song hits home and it’s the song of the quarter for 2016.  The video below is captured when he was busking in Vancouver by the water by CBC Music.  Can’t wait to see Mike again hopefully soon.

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“Rolling Stone”

Sometimes I feel I’m going nowhere
Sometimes I’m sure I never will
She said it’s ‘cos I’m always moving
I never notice ‘cos I never stand stillSometimes I feel like I’m falling
Falling fast and falling free
She said my darling you’re not falling
Always looked like you were flying to me

But I fear I’ve grown a rolling stone inside of me
She said oh don’t you know
The rolling stones stop at the sea
And that’s where I’ll be

Sometimes I’m sure I know no one
A thousand faces but no names
She said my love you do know someone
Oh and i know you back just the same

But I’m scared I said, what if this stone don’t slow down
Oh just be aware she said
What goes up will come down
And when you do I’ll be around

Oh when I’ve dragged this rolling stone across this land
I’ll make sure I leave this stone in her hand
For we both know too well the rolling stones turn in to sand
If they don’t find a place to stand

 

Previous Selected Songs:

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Carolina + Believer | Kris Orlowski | Song Of The Quarter

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Kris Orlowski is a Seattle based indie song writer who I had the chance to catch at the Silver Dollar in Toronto.  He opened up for Ivan + Alyosha and I loved and downloaded some songs from his albums.  Two songs stuck out for me and I felt that I liked both of these songs equally and I picked up both of them for my Song Of The Quarter that is part of the songs that I pick for my Song Of The Year.

Since starting this blog I picked a song that would represent my song of the calendar year.  In 2015, I started to pick songs each quarter.

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The first song below is Carolina which was my first download from Kris.  Two versions of the song below since the first one is a stripped down version.

Believer is the second song and I find it ringing positive in my ears.  I really like this singer songwriter.  I hope he returns to Toronto one day and I can catch him again.

 

Previous Selected Songs:

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011