The Music Room: Unconditionally – Katy Perry

If I tell you I love you; this is how I aspire to love you.

We often assume that we love unconditionally, but if put to the test would we?

Happy Valentine’s Day❤️
~Brandi

Lyrics Video Version:

Official Music Video:

Advertisements

The Music Room: I Hope You Dance, Leann Womack

Happy 8th Birthday Lillian Grace!

imageimageimage

This one is dedicated to my sweet daughter who is turning 8 today!  Dear Lily-I love you for infinity and beyond, eternity, forever and unconditionally, no matter what!  Love, Mom.

As a parent we always want the best for our children.  I love the sweet message of the lyrics which is to never settle, to never give up on your dreams and when you do achieve great things, to have humility; that anything is possible with faith.  Enjoy!

I Hope You Dance, Leann Womack – Lyrics

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger May you never take one single breath for granted God forbid love ever leave you empty handed I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance Never settle for the path of least resistance Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’ Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’ Don’t let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along) I hope you dance

I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder) I hope you dance (Where those years have gone?)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

Dance

I hope you dance I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along) I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder?)

The Music Room: Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

Today is my 40th birthday!   My husband has arranged for a glider ride for me today!  I think a new experience is a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday.  As a matter of fact, I think this birthday suits me quite well.  I’ve always been told that even when I was a child I was very mature, an old soul.  When I was young I didn’t like being a child because I didn’t think children got much respect.  So I suppose I’ve lived long enough now for my inside to match my outside.  In celebration of 40 years on this planet, I am dedicating this song to myself 🙂

This is just one of those songs that makes me feel like I want to get up and dance.  For me, Uptown Funk is about feeling on top of your game even if for just one night.  Everybody should feel this good at least once in their lifetime.  I always enjoy Bruno Mars – he is such a natural performer.

Enjoy!
~Brandi

The Music Room: Headlights ft. Nate Ruess – Eminem

Okay, I am still on this kick about apologies and forgiveness, but this will be the last post on the topic for awhile 🙂

Say what you want about Eminem, but this guy brings it, right or wrong, when it comes to authentic self-expression.  There is no denying the rawness and intensity in his art.  He is an autobiographical rap genius and lays it all out there bare for everyone to witness.

I love this song because Marshall Mathers owns up to his anger towards his mom and is no longer justifying it, but apologizes for his past behaviors and he finally sees how his anger toward her is just as toxic to himself.  He is finally able to forgive her, which does not mean he condones her past actions, but rather has compassion for her.  He’s able to release the past into the past.  I admire the maturity of what this song represents, and also respect the time that it took to arrive at this place of forgiveness and perspective.

Enjoy!
~Brandi

P.S.  Explicit language warning.  It is Marshall Mathers after all 🙂

There is a lot said in this song so here is a lyrics video:

Official Music Video:

The Music Room: One Republic – Apologize

This song is obviously about betrayal, but giving and receiving apologies in many contexts can be just as painful.  Even though the lyrics say,  “it’s too late to apologize” the song says to me that the singer is not ready to forgive – that an apology will fall on deaf ears, the emotions are running too high.  Judging by the sadness that is conveyed in the vocals and melody, I don’t blame him!  However, I don’t believe that it is ever too late to apologize, but perhaps too early to be forgiven.  There is a healing process that has to take place and with enough time there is no such thing as too late for an apology.

Enjoy!
~Brandi

The Music Room: Simple Man, Lynrd Skynrd/Shinedown

 Happy Birthday Brandon!

Love, Mom

image

This song is dedicated to my son, Brandon on his 11th birthday.  There is such truth in the lyrics.  This is some of the best guidance I could give as a parent.  My favorite line from the original lyrics by Lynrd Skynrd:

“Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold.  All that you need is in your soul.”

Read More

The Music Room: Pharrell Williams, Happy

This song is infectious and reminds me of the contentedness I feel about my life in general.  The words alone sound overjoyed, yet the melody and rhythm is very smooth, consistent and understated. Read More

The Music Room: The Dance, Garth Brooks

This song is often referenced when dealing with the loss of a loved one, but of course I have my spin on the meaning. Read More

The Music Room: Gun’s N Roses – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

To me this song is about surrender.  We are given free will and autonomy of our lives, yet I believe that at some point we come to realize that even with all of this free-will we still can’t control everything. Read More

Music Room: John Legend – All of Me

There are love songs for every stage of a relationship.  When you’ve been with somebody long enough you come to know them better than they know themselves 🙂  You see the things you love, accept the things you don’t; you come to see somebody as they truly are, and you love them for it. Read More

Blog

New Blog Launching May 14 2015!

Check back soon for more content!

%d bloggers like this: