Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tunesday - Five For Fighting

For me, there are many elements that make for a great song.  There is the beat, the style, the vocalisation and the lyrics.  When all those planets align.............you have music magic.  Those magic songs are few and far between.

There's no way for me to put those elements in order of importance, because it always depends on the song, but some elements rise to the top.  Lyrics are near the top of that list for me.  Gotta love a great lyric.

Five for Fighting is a group (but really a guy) whose lyrics make them stand out, despite the fact that the style and vocalisations are not my favorite.

This song for today is an example of lyrical magic.

If the style doesn't grab you, please read the lyrics first, then play the song. 

This song speaks to the fact that our life is fleeting.  We look at the calendar and we are 15, we wake up the next day and we're 50.

I think our songwriter here picked years that were pivotal for him..............we can all chose our own years that stand out, or the years that were crossroads moments. I might have picked 17, and 23, and 29.  40 was big, and 50 knocked me over............100?  We can only hope.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm 15 for a moment


Caught in between 10 and 20

And I'm just dreaming

Counting the ways to where you are

I'm 22 for a moment

She feels better than ever

And we're on fire

Making our way back from Mars

15 there's still time for you

Time to buy and time to lose

15, there's never a wish better than this

When you only got 100 years to live

I'm 33 for a moment

Still the man, but you see I'm a they

A kid on the way

A family on my mind

I'm 45 for a moment

The sea is high

And I'm heading into a crisis

Chasing the years of my life

15 there's still time for you

Time to buy, Time to lose yourself

Within a morning star

15 I'm all right with you

15, there's never a wish better than this

When you only got 100 years to live

Half time goes by

Suddenly you're wise

Another blink of an eye

67 is gone

The sun is getting high

We're moving on...

I'm 99 for a moment

Dying for just another moment

And I'm just dreaming

Counting the ways to where you are

15 there's still time for you

22 I feel her too

33 you're on your way

Every day's a new day...

15 there's still time for you

Time to buy and time to choose

Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this

When you only got 100 years to live


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