For those of you following me, I was on vacation and was on my way back home on Canada Day! That also meant that I couldn’t celebrate Canada Day the way that everyone else was. Instead, we had the chance to enjoy Canada’s beautiful landscapes as we traveled back from New Brunswick back to Montreal. It was a fantastic few days away and now I’m more relaxed and with the next week of staycation, I’m ready to really get back into gear and maybe hopefully create some backlog. Of course, I couldn’t give up a chance for my own Canada Day post. Its a day late but Canada 150 wasn’t something to pass up on.
With that in mind, this Music Obsessions is all about Canadian music artists and some of my favorite songs from before and now. The list really does go on but I had to make choices from what popped up in my head right away.
That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain
S’il Suffisait D’Aimer – Celine Dion
I Believe in You – Michael Buble
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Shawn Mendes
What are some of you favorite Canadian artists? Which songs do you like?
Daily Prompt: Put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails.
I love music and I don’t share that nearly enough here. When I saw this topic, I knew I needed to go through the jukebox in my head and give you the mix tape of my life in 10 songs.
This is in no specific order and it’ll be multilingual..just a note in advance. For the foreign language ones, I’ll try to do a translation of the lyrics so at least you can understand the message I would like you to get from it.
1)In the Dark- Tiesto feat Christian Burns
“When it seems
Like the world around you’s breaking
And it feels
Like there’s no one else around you
And it’s quiet
There’s a silence in the darkness
And it sounds
Like the carnival is over”
“It’s feeling like the time’s run out
But the hour glass just flipped itself over again
The sun is slowly sinking down
But on the other side a new day waits to begin
If you dare to believe in life
You might realize that there’s no time for talking
Or to just wait around while the innocent die
We’re gonna lose everything
If we believe all the lies
I may fall but I swear that I’ll help you believe
This world’s running on empty
And there’s no reason why
You may fall but I know that you’ll help me believe
We’ve been in the dark for way too long
But when we turn around
We see a light shine through the haze
So forget about who was wrong
Because I’ve never been more ready to turn this page
If you swear you believe in life
‘Cuz it’s all that I’m asking
Or keep holding out while the innocent die”
3) S’il Suffisait d’aimer (If Loving was Enough) – Celine Dion
Translation of the chorus:
If loving each other was enough, if loving was enough
If we changed things a bit, just by loving to share
If loving each was enough, if loving was enough
I would make this world a dream, an eternity
4) Beautiful Day – Ekin Cheng
“Only need the sun to be bright and companions are strong, Its a beautiful day”
For my relationship which is going strong, almost reaching our 5 years together in less than 3 months. And this song, both my boyfriend and I know it reminds us of the relationship, especially giving directions. I’m horrible at that…
“I know she’s not perfect but she tries so hard for me
And I thank god that she isn’t ’cause how boring would that be
It’s the little imperfections it’s the sudden change in plans
When she misreads the directions and we’re lost but holdin’ hands
Yeah I live for little moments like that”
9) So Long – Zooey Deschanel
For my best friends and the future friendships…
“Because it’s been so long since I made a friend like you
Some like to be alone, independent, and on their own
Joe Hisaishi is the man behind the magic of all the musical scores of Miyazaki movies. When you look at his expressions when he plays this song (or any other score), you can feel his passion for his work, the energy that it brings him. Thats what I want my future to have. My best friends and my boyfriend and my family are the foundation of my happiness but to find and do things that will make me fully passionate in what I do is something I strive for.
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