Odetta by Rag’n’Bone Man

This is such a gorgeous song.

 

You were always tryna fill the void, my brother
A habit so old, tryna find that something new
Never stare in the arms of a lover
Seeking darkness wherever light may shine through

Along came a morning of another
Blindsided by your sweet surprise

Odetta, don’t you know
That you saved this young man’s soul?
And he can watch you getting wise
And you can watch him growing old

You’re always searching for destruction
Now you bare the scars of a path in which you chose
It takes a brave and a stronger kind of woman
To follow where such a broken man can go

Along came a morning of another
Blindsided by your sweet surprise

Odetta, don’t you know
That you saved this young man’s soul?
And he can watch you getting wise
And you can watch him growing old

You got to hold him close
Odetta, don’t you ever let him go
Might be a long, wide road
Although we may need you then we need you now more than ever

Odetta, don’t you know
That you saved this young man’s soul?
And he can watch you getting wise
And you can watch him growing old
Odetta

Imagine by Pentatonix

An incredibly beautiful rendition of my all time favourite song. Pentatonix is a phenomenal group.

 

Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No Hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Blowin’ in the Wind by Scott Hoying

An incredible rendition of Blowin’ in the Wind by Scott Hoying (of Pentatonix), Julia Harriman, and Mario Jose.

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
How many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Forever Country

In celebration of The 50th Annual CMA Awards, the CMA created this awesome video of thirty award-winning country acts signing a mashup of John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads, Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again, and Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You. I love it too much. I’ve been listening to it on repeat all day and I still have goosebumps.

I usually post the lyrics as well, but they’re annotated on Genius, so you should go there if you want to sing along (which could be difficult).

Featuring: Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Ronnie Milsap, Dierks Bentley, Charley Pride, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flats, Willie Nelson, Brooks and Dunn, Alabama, Brett Eldredge, Reba, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, and Dolly Parton.

Of interest: watch the making of the video.

 

 

Where is the Love (2016 remix) by The Black Eyed Peas

[Chorus: will.i.am]
People killin’ people dyin’
Children hurtin’, I hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preachin’?
Would you turn the other cheek again?
Mama, mama, mama, tell us what the hell is goin’ on
Can we all just get along?
Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me, got me questioning
(Where’s the love)

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If I Had A Heart by Fever Ray

I’ve been binging Vikings—which means I’ve listened to this song about a million times—and I still can’t get enough. 

 

If I Had A Heart

This will never end ’cause I want more
More, give me more, give me more

This will never end ’cause I want more
More, give me more, give me more

If I had a heart I could love you
If I had a voice I would sing
After the night when I wake up
I’ll see what tomorrow brings

If I had a voice I would sing

Dangling feet from window frame
Will They ever ever reach the floor?
More, give me more, give me more

Crushed and filled with all I found
Underneath and inside
Just to come around
More, give me more, give me more

If I had a voice I would sing