he still got love in his eyes,
and i still got love in my soul
-Tamia, Still : first verse
Love every pickup before the chorus. This song contains the word “still” at least 30 times, but I still have it on repeat.
i’ll surrender up my heart
and swap it for yours
-Ed Sheeran, Lego House : 4th verse
First day of August, everyone :) Enjoy the end of summer. Go out to the beach. Learn how to grill something perfectly. Make picnics happen. Check out a museum. Eat ice cream on the hottest days.
I’ll be a man of my word
Speak the language in a voice
That you have never heard
-Keith Urban, Making Memories of Us
Originally by country artist Rodney Crowell (according to Wiki), the song has more recently been popularized by Keith Urban, which is the version I’ve heard. I remember a friend in college telling me she loved the line, “steal your attention like a bad outlaw.” The lyrics and theme on a whole are charming and sweet.
Don’t hold your love over my head
-John Mayer, Come Back to Bed : bridge outro
Happy Friday, everyone!
As I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain
-Dan Fogelberg, Same Old Lang Syne : last verse
Looked up this song after the deejay host, Valentine, and a musician he was chatting with on the phone discussed great old songs. They quoted lyrics and names back and forth to each other, and I managed to catch a few. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember the one the lady mentioned! Something about an incredible lyric, ended with the word “life,” amazing topline, seemed like it was a duet?
You’re a lonely soul,
Cause you won’t let go
Of anything you hold
-One Republic, Say (All I Need) : 1st verse
To be honest, I like certain parts of this song a lot more than the song overall. (And music video is… eh.) But according to Wiki, it’s frontman Ryan Tedder’s favorite song off the album that also hosted the hits “Apologize” and “Stop and Stare.”
The whole band is credited in the title as all five members (Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher and Brent Kutzle) are listed in writing/composition credits.
Another morning feels like yesterday
End of May…
Now you’re gone and there’s still bills to pay
– Michael Buble, End of May : opening lines
When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind
-Bill Withers, Lovely Day : 1st verse
Waiting for the sun to come back around
I’m meant to lift him up, not tie him down
-Sara Watkins, Lock & Key : 3rd verse