Thursday, August 26, 2010

Music and Lyrics and Twitter! Oh my!

I’m a word girl. Words move me, move through me, wake me up, put me to sleep, entertain, enlighten, and on the rare occasion, infuriate me.


When I listen to music, I listen for the guitars that I like and I listen for the words. So when I heard about Chris Blake from my good friend Ri (the Music Savvy Mom – so you know she knows her stuff), I listened to it and was impressed.

Chris (known as “the 7th Sexiest Man on Twitter”) has a new EP out (Girl), available now on iTunes. I listened with my headphones and loved the arrangement of the songs (which are a good overview of his capabilities). The first song I heard, “Catch You,” really … well … caught me.

Don’t we all love to chase the unattainable? No? Is that just me? Well, he hooked me with the lyrics to this tasty gem:

I got a feeling that I will get you
I’ll hold onto you, then I’ll let you go
But if you keep moving I’ll lose you in the sun
You smile back at me then you turn to the shore
I can’t tell if I’m any concern of yours
If you keep moving I’ll know you’re not the one for me

All that I want is for you to stay in one spot
Only long enough for me to catch you

In the distance there is a fisherman
He’s getting closer, I wish you’d determine when
To touch down or will you disappear
I can’t take it, you’re getting choosey now
I’m drinking harder, I’m getting woozy how
Am I supposed to take the sin out of sincere

All that I want is for you to stay in one spot
Only long enough for me to catch you

I got a feeling that I will get you
I’ll hold onto you then I’ll let you go
But I can’t recall why you’re all I need
The fisherman turns toward more distant skies
The sun’s hotter now, brings sweat to my eyes
You set down on my arm to feed on me

All that I want is for you to stay in one spot
Only long enough for me to catch you
All that I want is for you to stay in one spot
Only long enough for me to catch you
Lovely, right? But it made me wonder what he was talking about. It’s a lovely love song, but he never comes out and says that it’s about a girl (and, true confession? Sometimes I miss the obvious meanings. Some of you know the story of me and the song “Lola”), so I asked him. And this is what he said:

You know I came so close to calling that song Butterfly, but I didn't want people to think this was about an insect. There was this one week last summer where butterflies seemed to be after me – bumping into me while I was on a run, landing on my arm... Then I learned that butterflies land on you to drink your sweat, and that ignited the creative spark. I mean, here you think the thing's being friendly, when really it's feeding on you! Catch You is definitely human, but by thinking "butterfly," I think it was easier to put words about certain things on paper.
Yeah. Swoon!

You want to learn more about Mr. Blake? Visit his website where you can hear his songs, and be sure to join the Music Mama’s Twitter party  on Friday night, 8-9:30pm Central time, where you can ask questions of Chris and learn more about his songs. You can also win lots of cool stuff – including the Girl EP and an 8GB iPod Touch!

Sounds good, right? Well, we need your RSVP, so please click on over to Lara's Music Mamas post for that (Click the Mister Linky link at the bottom to RSVP).

3 comments:

  1. HA! I KNEW it was about a bug!!! BWAHAHAHA!

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  2. Great post! I love insider info. :)

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  3. Butterflies, huh? I never would have thought! Great piece. :-)

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