Sunday Night Slowjam: You Make Me Feel Brand New– The Stylistics

I wish people still wrote songs like this.  A love song filled with gratitude.  Whenever I listen to it, I end up screaming the chorus with my arms raised above my head. My roommates have learned that I will sing to them on my knees when this song comes on.  It’s super-fun to live with me.

Someone once asked me why I love slowjams so much.  At the time, I didn’t quite have the words.  I think I said something like “why not?” which doesn’t answer the question.  I love them because they feel real in ways that a lot of music just doesn’t anymore.  To me, good, honest love songs feel human.  Of course, a lot of music feels human when it’s honest.  Love songs, though, carry a certain emotional vulnerability that is at best subtle in other types of songs.  I want to be affected by the music and love songs do just that.

Enjoy!

Sunday Night Slowjam: Orange Moon– Erykah Badu

This week’s Slowjam is brought to you by the one and only Erykah Badu.  Enjoy!

I should have put what follows in a Friday Night Post, but I didn’t:  

I may not get to a Monday post this week.  Haven’t had a chance to work on a piece this past week and I don’t want to post something for the sake of posting.  You know?  I want to keep it as quality as I can.  So, enjoy the slowjam for now and look for some poetry on Wednesday.  

Happy Sunday ya’ll!

Sunday Night Slowjam: This Woman’s Work– Maxwell

This. Song. This song! I told you this week’s would be really good.  I’m posting the lyrics to this one because it’s better to listen to it, read it, then listen to it again.  Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Sunday!

 

“This Woman’s Work”
by Maxwell

Pray God you can cope
I’ll stand outside
This woman’s work
This woman’s world
Oh it’s hard on the man
Now his part is over
Now starts the craft of the FatherI know you’ve got a little life in you yet
I know you’ve got a lot of strength left
I know you’ve got a little life in you yet
I know you’ve got a lot of strength left

I should be crying but I just can’t let it show
I should be hoping but I can’t stop thinking
All the things we should’ve said that I never said
All the things we should’ve done but we never did
All the things we should’ve given but I didn’t

Oh, darling, make it go, make it go away

Give me these moments
Give them back to me
Give me your little kiss

Give me your…
I know you have a little life in you yet
Give me your hand, babe
I know you have a lot of strength left
Give me your pretty hand
I know you have a little life in you yet
Oh oh oh
I know you have a lot of strength left

My love child
I know you have a little life in you yet
Whatever you need me
I know you have a lot of strength left
Give me your hand
I know you have a little life in you yet
Give me your hand
I know you have a lot of strength left

I should be crying but I just can’t let it show, baby
I should be hopin’ but I can’t stop thinkin’
Of all the things we should’ve said that we never said
All the things we should’ve done that we never did
All the things that you wanted from me
All the things that you needed from me
All the things I should’ve given but I didn’t

Oh, darling, make it go away, just make it go away