This is my favorite song on Laura Izibor’s debut CD: Let the Truth Be Told. It was one of my favorite releases this year. A new artist with a fresh voice, good music and its just very well done IMO.
As the first year of my personal music blog winds down (time really flies!) I realized that this is the end of a decade! people that know me know who my favorite artists are–if you don’t you should take the time to read some of the archives! I talk about them a lot. like here, and here, and here. Here too. 🙂
so while listening to this song last week, I made a note to blog about this song, and another with a similar theme.
as we end an era- the first 2k bunch, I’ll say a lot happened in this decade for me: started college (well technically at the end of last decade), I pledged my sorority, I graduated from undergrad, then graduate school, got my first real salaried job with benefits, then moved faaar away for the first time for another…lots of major moves.
anyway, some lyrics:
If an angel came down to me
Ask what I would do differently
I would say nothing you see
I love someone truly
And If I do not see tomorrow
You know it’s gonna be alright
‘Cause I got my Baby
Right by my side
And if the rain ain’t falling
And the sun ain’t shining
It makes no difference to me
I’m right where I wanna be
And if tonight is my last,
What I gotta do,
And if tonight is my last
I wanna spend it with you…
when I really sat down and listened to the words, it automatically made me think of a song by one of my FAVORITE singers, the lovely Teedra Moses. I decided that I wasn’t gonna do a post about the best CDs this year or even this decade because best is so relative and personal, but I WILL SAY that Complex Simplicity was theee best CD that came out in 2004. if you haven’t heard it, you are LOSING! The only other CD I will cosign like that is the 2008 release Leave it All Behind by The Foreign Exchange. These two have touched me in a big way!
anyway, the song in particular on that CD is called “Last Day”
I pray that the sun shines, in the windows like it did on her day. Won’t sleep the night before, I’d be up just pondering my life. I would call on my peeps early in the morning, to come later for a party. I’d spend the day with my angels at the beach, listening to the shore. That would be the way they remember me.
If this was my last day here on Earth…
so anyway, I want to end this year on a good note. Even though this topic is a little morbid, the songs are peaceful because they are about remembering the good (and maybe the bad that produced good lessons) that we have endured this last day/month/year/decade.
I’m hopeful that we will all enter the new year with a renewed spirit to continue to be the best we can be, working toward our short and long term goals. I moved away from resolutions years ago because I try to not wait for a new year, but to make positive decisions all the time–no certain month or day needed for my motivation 🙂
I wish you all a happy new year in advance. See you in 2010, as we go on our personal journeys, looking forward to more dialogue on the music that travels with us!