Monday, September 12, 2016

in a world uncertain say you'll be my stone


I love finding pop-singers whose lyrics actually give you food for thought. Too often I can either not understand what they're saying or don't agree with what they're saying. So when I find a singer whose lyrics are not only catchy but also thoughtful, I like to keep them close. Lately for me, the singer who holds the top spot is Alessia Cara. Favorite among her songs are "My Song" or "Stone" or "River of Tears." The following lyrics are from "Stone."

So much on my mind, I think I think too much
Read between these lines, unspoken weight of words
But time comes to rest when you are by my side, it blurs

And I will follow where this takes me
And my tomorrows long to be unknown
When all is shaken, be my safety
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone

Change in every wind
The sands of time don't know our name
Oh nothing's sure, but surely as we stand
I promise I will stay the same
And I've never seen forever
But I know we'll remain

And I will follow where this takes me
And my tomorrows long to be unknown
When all is shaken, be my safety
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone
(Oooooooh oooh oooh)
Be my stone
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone

Oh steady me, be my source of gravity
While my world's unraveling
Say you'll never change, ooooohhhh!!! Oh!

And I will follow where this takes me
And my tomorrows long to be unknown
When all is shaken, be my safety
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone
(Oooooooh oooh oooh)
Be my stone
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone


Who are your favorite lyricists currently?


5 comments:

Tracey Dyck said...

I love those lyrics! Now I'll have to go look her up. :)

One of my current favourite songs is For King and Country's "Steady."

"You keep me
Steady when the sky is falling
And I'll keep
Steady after You

I'll carry on when my strength is failing
Take heart 'cause You're with me
So let the stars drop
Whatever comes I'll be ready
You keep me steady"

The verses are just as powerful as the chorus. I'm thinking of making a painting/art print of some of the lyrics to hang on my wall. Great post, Rachel!

Dani Jeanne said...

I'm with Tracey! I don't think I've ever heard her, but now I'm going to look her up. I'm always on the hunt for new music/artists to listen to.

My favorite lyricist, currently, is probably Lord Huron. I've been listening to his album "Strange Trails" lately and so many of his songs have lovely, haunting, poetic lyrics.

I love his lyrics from his song "La Belle Fleur Sauvage"

"Once he's gazed upon her, a man is forever changed
The bravest men return with darkened hearts and phantom pain
Ages come and go but her life goes on the same
She lives to see the sun and feel the wind and drink the rain."

And his song "The Night We Met"

"I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met
I don't know what I'm supposed to do haunted by the ghost of you
Take me back to the night we met"

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

Skye Hoffert said...

I really like Alessia Clare. Her music is beautiful.

Rachel Heffington said...

Those lyrics are great, Tracey! I would love to see if you end up doing a painting!
Dani: wow. I think I'm going to have to look up that artist now, as those lyrics are so beautiful and wrenching. :)

Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

Never heard of Alessia Cara, but will definitely look her up. I am so bad at keeping up with what is popular! I tend to just listen to what I like forever, which is bad because I could be missing out on so many beautiful things. Anyway, my favorite (contemporary) lyricist is Conor Oberst. I guess I like my songs to be poems.

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