Monday, June 11, 2018

#MusicMonday - "Fly" by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna

#MusicMonday is dedicated to "Fly" by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. A powerful song sung by two beautifully inspiring women. The lyrics are uplifting and the music video shows that beauty can grow from tragedy. #FromTheGroudUp
"Fly"
(feat. Rihanna)

[Chorus - Rihanna:]
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

[Nicki Minaj:]
I wish today it will rain all day
Maybe that will kinda make the pain go away
Trying to forgive you for abandoning me
Praying but I think I'm still an angel away
Angel away, yeah strange in a way
Maybe that is why I chase strangers away
They got their guns out aiming at me
But I become Neo when they're aiming at me
Me, me, me against them
Me against enemies, me against friends
Somehow they both seem to become one
A sea full of sharks and they all smell blood
They start coming and I start rising
Must be surprising, I'm just surmising
I win, thrive, soar, higher, higher, higher
More fire

[Chorus - Rihanna:]
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

[Nicki Minaj:]
Everybody wanna try to box me in
Suffocating every time it locks me in
Painting their own pictures then they crop me in
But I will remain where the top begins
Cause I am not a word, I am not a line
I am not a girl that can ever be defined
I am not fly, I am levitation
I represent an entire generation
I hear their criticism loud and clear
That is how I know that the time is near
So we become alive in a time of fear
And I ain't got no motherfucking time to spare
Cry my eyes out for days upon days
Such a heavy burden placed upon me
But when you go hard your nay's become yay's
Yankee Stadium with Jay-Z and Kanye

[Chorus - Rihanna:]
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

[Bridge - Nicki Minaj:]
Get ready for it
Get ready for it
Get ready for it
I came to win
Get ready for it
Get ready for it
Get ready for it
I came to win

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

Monday, May 28, 2018

#MusicMonday - "Superman" by American Authors

#MusicMonday is dedicated to "Superman" by American Authors. An inspiring song with a reminder to stay strong and be your own hero, plus an amazing guitar solo at 2:05!

Check out American Authors featured on #MusicMonday 01/22/18.


Excuse my lack of patience

But today I'm feeling faceless

I don't know I don't know I don't know can I go on
My mind says I'm a wasting
My life ain't keeping pace
I don't know I don't know I don't know can I go on
I need a miracle

I need a sign

I need a hero to lift away
I need a miracle
But not for long
I am on my own

My own hero

I will stay strong
I'm on my own
No undertow
Could bring me down
I feel like Superman

I feel like Superman
My laugh is understated

'Cause I don't think I can fake it

I don't know I don't know I don't know can I go on
Been locked inside this cage
And I don't think I can break it
I don't know I don't know I don't know can I go on
I need a miracle but not for long
I am on my own

My own hero

I will stay strong
I am on my own
My own hero
I'm not alone
I'm on my own
No undertow
Could bring me down
I feel like Superman

I feel like Superman
I am on my own

My own hero

Will stay strong
I'm making waves oh I'm making waves
In my heart again I'm making waves
I'm making waves oh I'm making waves

In my heart again I'm making waves
I draw a line at what the people say

I'm making waves I'm making waves

I feel like Superman
I feel like Superman
yeah I'm on my own

(I'm not alone) I don't know I don't know I don't know where to go

(I am on my own, no undertow) yeah I'm on my own
(I'm not alone)
(I am on my own)
(My own hero)
(I'm not alone)
(I am on my own, no undertow) I feel I feel I feel it in my bones
(I'm not alone) I feel I feel I feel it in my soul
I feel, I feel, I feel like Superman
I need a miracle
Songwriters: Aaron Accetta / David Rublin / James Shelley / Matthew Sanchez / Shep Goodman / Zac Barnett
Superman lyrics © Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

Monday, May 21, 2018

#MusicMonday - "I Love You, California"

#MusicMonday is dedicated to "I Love You, California", written by F.B. Silverwood and is the official state song of the state of California.

I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all,
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall,
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore,
I love your grand old ocean and I love your rugged shore.

Where the snow crowned Golden Sierras
Keep their watch o'er the valleys bloom,
It is there I would be in our land by the sea,
Every breeze bearing rich perfume.
It is here nature gives of her rarest,
It is Home sweet home to me,
And I know when I die,
I shall breathe my last sigh
For my sunny California.

I love your redwood forests,
Love your fields of yellow grain,
I love your summer breezes
And I love your winter rain.
I love you, land of flowers;
Land of honey, fruit and wine.
I love you, California;
You have won this heart of mine

I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all,
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall,
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore,
I love your grand old ocean and I love your rugged shore.

I love your old gray missions,
Love your vineyards stretching far.
I love you, California
With your golden gate ajar.
I love you purple sunsets,
Love your skies of azure blue,
I love you, California;I just can't help loving you.

I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all,
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall,
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore,
I love your grand old ocean and I love your rugged shore.

I love you, Catalina,
You are very dear to me,
I love you Tamalpais,
And I love Yosemite.
I love you, land of sunshine,
Half your beauties are untold,
I loved you in my childhood,
And I'll love you when I'm old.

I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all,
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall,
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore,
I love your grand old ocean and I love your rugged shore.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#MusicMondayMiXX Flashlight Follow-Up!

There're more behind the song "Flashlight" that was written by Sam Smith, Sia Furler, Jason Moore and Christian Guzman.

In the Pitch Perfect 2 movie, Hailee Steinfeld plays the character Emily who wrote and sings the song in the actual movie and on the soundtrack it is sung by Jessie J. Check out the Billboard article about this song and to hear Hailee singing this song, as posted on her Twitter account.

Monday, May 14, 2018

#MusicMondayMiXX - COMBO: Blinded by the Flashlight

#MusicMondayMiXX combines 2 songs that are different with something in common. This combo: Blinded by the Flashlight features "Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann and "Flashlight", which was sung by Jessie J on the soundtrack and by Hailee Steinfeld in the movie Pitch Perfect 2. These two songs are uniquely different, with the word light in common. 
#MUSICMONDAYMiXX



Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Madman drummers bummers
Indians in the summer
With a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps
As the adolescent pumps
His way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder
Feelin' kinda older
I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasin'
Sneezin' and wheezin
The calliope crashed to the ground
The calliope crashed to the ground
Well she was
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Some silicone sister
With a manager mister
Told me I got what it takes
She said
"I'll turn you on sonny to something strong
Play the song with the funky break"
And go-cart Mozart
Was checkin' out the weather chart
See if it was safe outside
And little early-pearly
Came by in his curly-wurly
And asked me if I needed a ride
The calliope crashed to the ground
Well she was
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
She got down but she never got tight
She's gonna make it through the night

Songwriters: Bruce Springsteen

Blinded by the Light lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing
sung by Jessie J on the soundtrack and
sung by Hailee Steinfeld in the movie Pitch Perfect 2.

When tomorrow comes
I'll be on my own
Feeling frightened of
The things that I don't know
When tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
And though the road is long
I look up to the sky
And in the dark I found,
I lost hope that I won't fly
And I sing along, I sing along
And I sing along
I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can't lie, it's a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me through the night
'Cause you're my flashlight (flashlight)
You're my flashlight (flashlight)
You're my flashlight
I see the shadows long beneath the mountain top
I'm not afraid when the rain won't stop
'Cause you light the way
You light the way, you light the way
I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
I can't lie, it's a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me through the night
(Light light light you're my flashlight, light, light)
Light light you're my flashlight
Light light light light light, oh
(Light light light you're my flashlight, light, light)
You're my flash, oh
I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me through the night
Can't stop my heart when you shinin' in my eyes
I can't lie, it's a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
(You're my flashlight)
You're getting me, getting me through the night
'Cause you're my flashlight
'Cause you're my flashlight
You're my flashlight
You're my flashlight
Light light
You're my flashlight
Light light ye-yeah
You're my flashlight

Songwriters: Sam Smith / Sia Furler / Jason Moore / Christian Guzman
Flashlight lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Monday, May 7, 2018

#MusicMonday: Netflix Original Hip-Hop Evolution

#MusicMonday is dedicated to the Netflix Original: Hip-Hop Evolution, which is a four-part Canadian music documentary series, which aired on HBO Canada in 2016.[1] Hosted by Canadian rapper and broadcaster Shad,[2] the series profiles the history of hip-hop music through interviews with many of the genre's leading cultural figures.[3]

Information Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip-Hop_Evolution

For more information on this series and the soundtrack:

SUPPORT
HIP-HOP
MUSIC 
CULTURE

Monday, April 30, 2018

#MusicMonday - "Circle Of Life" from The Lion King

#MusicMonday is dedicated to "Circle Of Life" from The Lion KingA representation of the many species that support the existence of life and a fun sing-a-long!