Thursday, October 18, 2007

MOVE OVER, POST SECRET!

THIS is my latest obsession, all things Ingrid Michaelson! She is so my second favorite singer (Tracy Grammer will always be my first. You're the best, Tracy!)

Good news, bad news, Ingrid has a voice you want to join right in with. Nobody wants to listen to Ingrid and me sing, but too bad, because if you come anywhere near my house these days that's what you're going to hear! You might have heard one of her songs on a new Old Navy commercial, and yes, that song is cute, but the rest of her songs are not cute, they are gorgeous. I'm particularly hooked on "Keep Breathing."

Keep Breathing

The storm is coming but I don't mind.
People are dying, I close my blinds.

All that I know is I'm breathing now.

I want to change the world...instead I sleep.
I want to believe in more than you and me.

But all that I know is I'm breathing.
All I can do is keep breathing.
All we can do is keep breathing now.

All that I know is I'm breathing.
All I can do is keep breathing.
All we can do is keep breathing now.

All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing.
All we can do is keep breathing now.

I particularly love/hate the line about "I want to change the world... instead I sleep." That is so me. I get overwhelmed with all that needs changing and take refuge in my bed, head under the covers, deep in sleep, far away from all responsibilities. I suppose there are worse coping mechanisms, but still...

Fortunately it's not all up to me to change the world. There is hope:

Check this out.

9 comments:

Michelle O'Neil said...

Don't underestimate sleep! Who knows what you're working on in that blissful state!

Lee Wolfe Blum said...

That is me too. Just this morning I was thinking - I want to have a voice...I want to share my voice of hope...and no one will let me. Maybe I should slip into the world as average and stop dreaming. And then I was wishing I wasn't so sensitive..that life and what happens in this word ...it hurts my soul, I wish it didn't hurt me so much. The news was on and the horrible things that go on in this world...the things I see at the hospital...the things on the news...the secrets revealed in books...oh somedays it is just too much and I want to
A: crawl under the covers
B: crawl into a wine glass
C: run off into the forest

Sorry for the rant...but man you are singing my tune today!

Deb said...

What a beautiful voice! What beautiful words! Thanks for a new great singer to listen to, Carrie.

kario said...

Wow - are we turning over a new leaf? Guess it's your turn to start recommending music to me - keep it coming! This is great!

Kathryn Johansen said...

I appreciate your heads up on new artists. I must get back to my women songwriters and singers...speaking of which are you a fan of Shawn Colvin? If not, check her out. She's been around awhile.

Kathryn Johansen said...

By the way, if you go to Shawn's website, you can hear music clips...check out the album Steady On. :)

SSM said...

Hold on...do you have Africa??? Finally, I can breathe again...okay, now about your post...

grammer said...

always great to discover somebody new.

and of course, i am thanking you for the kind words!

xo t

Suzy said...

I'm with m'on. Don't forget the cable.