Believer

This is a very cool version of a cool song and a very awesome music project.

Someone posted a link to their cover version of One Day by Matisyahu and it lead me to the Imagine Dragons cover above. “Believer” is the one that got stuck in my head so that’s the one I am sharing first, but “One Day” is so poignant and just so beautiful I didn’t want to not share it, just because it wasn’t an earworm.

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down by the shore

The lyric going through my head over and over was “down by the shore”. Turns out it’s from the song “The Curse” by Agnes Obel. She keeps coming up on my YouTube suggestions and I keep following the links so it’s no surprise a song by her would find it’s way burrowed into my brain. I find her music incredibly beautiful.

The Curse

And the people went into their hide, they oh
From the start they didn’t know exactly why, why
Winter came and made it so all look alike, look alike
Underneath the grass would grow, aiming at the sky
It was swift, it was just, another wave of a miracle
But no one, nothing at all would go for the kill
If they called on every soul in the land, on the moon
Only then would they know a blessing in disguise
The curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before
The curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before
Tell me now of the very souls that look alike, look alike
Do you know the stranglehold covering their eyes?
If I call on every soul in the land, on the moon
Tell me if I’ll ever know a blessing in disguise
The curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before
And the curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before

Songwriters: Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel

The Curse lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

Í Tokuni

I had this stuck in my head last night and this morning, but the only thing I could remember is I probably heard during a YouTube listening session. I hoped a look through the YouTube history would help and it was quite close to the top so the search was easy!

Mercy Street

I am posting 2 versions of Mercy Street. One because it’s the one that planted the ear worm and the other because it’s a beloved song and the original version of the song.

I like the first version well enough and Fever Ray is fascinating on so many levels and wouldn’t share this if it was awful, I would have just shared Peter Gabriel’s version. Of course for me Peter Gabriel could never be supplanted by anyone or anything and everyone should be reminded of his genius.

 

You Just haven’t Earned the Humbling River

Today I am sharing 2 earworms because I woke up twice today. The first time was way too early when the car horn was accidentally set off and the second one was when I woke up properly.

The first was Kirsty MacColl’s cover of  “You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet Baby”

and the second was Pucifer “The Humbling River”

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Nothing Else Matters

Woke up with this song prominently singing itself through my brain. Typical girl liking the slow song of a heavy metal band the best. But this really is such an awesome song. I like Metallica, I like their heavy stuff too. It’s just this song is so full of passion artistry and meaning. It shows off many reasons why they are such a good band with the longevity they have had.

Another thing that shows off how Metallica is a musically awesome band is the show they did with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. I like the whole S&M (Symphony and Metallica) album, all the music melds well with the orchestral additions. So here is that version too.

The reason, most likely, this song was stuck in my head, is that I have been listening to a very interesting instrumental cover lately. Nothing says heavy metal like renaissance lute.

Why, why, why, Why Me?

This song was trying to get stuck in my head. I did not search it out yet it kept popping up on nearly every YouTube generated song list I listened to. Not that I don’t like it. I like it very much, but I never yet had to search it out because I specifically wanted to hear it. The video is such fun too.

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