Wedding Playlist Suggestions 4

This happens to be one of the songs recommended to me on social media by @bbogaard. 

He suggested two more though- I got a feeling (by the Black Eyed Peas, I think) and Time of Our Lives (I presume from Dirty Dancing/Tyrone Wells) .

The lyrics of the songs are the biggest portion of what I look for in a song I want to recommend, especially one that will presumably be heard over speakers at my wedding. And I got a feeling talks about tonight. I get that this is a wedding playlist and the wedding typically lasts for only a day. But if you look at all the previous wedding playlist suggestions, you’ll find that they all have lyrics that speak into the future. Nevertheless, I love that song. Let me consider it first.

But I will not be doing a post on the Tyrone Wells version of Time of Our Lives. Lyrics are about saying goodbye. Not what I want at all. The Jennifer Grey version though has definite possibilities. I will more than likely be doing a post on it soon.

Right now however, the honor of making it to the 4th suggestion of my wedding playlist goes to Can’t Fight this Feeling by Reo Speedwagon.

“Can’t Fight This Feeling”

I can’t fight this feeling any longer
And yet I’m still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show
I tell myself that I can’t hold out forever
I said there is no reason for my fear
Cause I feel so secure when we’re together
You give my life direction
You make everything so clear

And even as I wander
I’m keeping you in sight
You’re a candle in the window
On a cold, dark winter’s night
And I’m getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can’t fight this feeling anymore
I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
It’s time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I can’t fight this feeling anymore
I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crashing through your door
Baby, I can’t fight this feeling anymore

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you
I’ve been running round in circles in my mind
And it always seems that I’m following you, girl
Cause you take me to the places that alone I’d never find

And even as I wander I’m keeping you in sight
You’re a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter’s night
And I’m getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can’t fight this feeling anymore
I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
It’s time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I can’t fight this feeling anymore
I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crashing through your door
Baby, I can’t fight this feeling anymore.

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Lyrics culled from http://www.azlyrics.com.

Edited by me, Obianuju Ayalogu.

Thanks to a Twitter Suggestion by @ bbogaard.

Thanks for reading. By the way, feel free to follow him or me at @hrhobj.

By the way, the first article recommendation is very important. please whenever you can find the time, read it? Thank you.

 

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Lyrically Speaking (3)

I like Leona Lewis. Very much. She has a really nice voice, she’s a vegan (I’ve always admired vegans) and she sang Bleeding Love. One of my favorite soulful songs. 

But I love this song for a reason. I was about 16/17 when I heard this song for the first time. It was an insomniac night (they pretty much all were honestly), NEPA had brought light so I was watching MTV/Trace/Soundcity and I watched the video for this song.

The video concept was incredibly interesting, she met and liked a guy, we see them falling in love and then we see her in a wedding dress. As the chief bridesmaid. 

*my chest*

But I like this song for the lyrics. I like this song for the words it says. And the way the words makes me feel. Honestly, Ryan Tedder and Leona Lewis were such a bomb team.πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£. Their collaboration on the Echo album was so good! (I was a bit of a music nerd, as you can probably tell.)

While I walked back from Night of Worship the next morning, I was listening to half the songs on the Echo album on my phone (it’s been a while since I had them on my phone) and I remembered once again how much I liked her voice. And how much I love this song.

Release an album like Echo again, Leona. A fan urges you.

The song is Happy by Leona Lewis.

Enjoy!

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[Verse 1]
Someone once told me that you have to choose
What you win or lose
You can’t have everything
Don’t you take chances
Might feel the pain
Don’t you love in vain
Cause love won’t set you free
I can’t stand by the side
And watch this life pass me by
So unhappy
But safe as could be

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don’t care about all the pain in front of me
Cause i’m just trying to be happy, yeah
Just wanna be happy, yeah

[Verse 2:]
Holding on tightly
Just can’t let it go
Just trying to play my role
Slowly disappear, ohh
But all these days, they feel like they’re the same
Just different faces, different names
Get me out of here
I can’t stand by your side, ohh no
And watch this life pass me by, pass me by

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don’t care about all the pain in front of me
Cause i’m just trying to be happy, ohh, happy, ohh

[Bridge:]
So any turns that I can take
like I’m a stranger on this road
But don’t say victim
Don’t say anything

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don’t care about all the pain in front of me

[Outro:]
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, yeah, happy, ohh, happy
I just wanna be, ohh
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, happy

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Notice: 

Lyrics obtained from http://www.azlyrics.com. Huzzah for them!

Edited by Obianuju Ayalogu.

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http://demorrieaux.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/conflicts-within/- This article should be read and this blog should be followed. It just makes sense. She’s a fantastic writer and she reflects God in a beautiful way in her writing. So, do yourself a favor, follow her blog. And mine πŸ˜‰.
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Lyrically Speaking… Again

For some reason today, I wanted to reread Emmanuella Onyilofor’s life affirming poem.

It brought back all these memories of a time in my life that was the catalyst for the creation of the woman I am now. In addition to that poem is the song I’m about to post today. 

The song title is BRAVE by Sara Bareilles.

And by the way guys, if you ever happen to meet her, hook a sister up. Tell her that she’s awesome and I really like the fact that she wrote such a relatable song. Tell her that her song made me stand up and start drawing lines in the sand. Because we are not dustbins and we are not meant to hold other people’s trashy words inside us. But if you can’t tell her all of this, just tell her I’m a huge fan of this song and I like her for creating it.

Long story short, behold *does dramatic fat Amy jazz hands*:

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You can be amazing

You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug

You can be the outcast

Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love

Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do

When they settle ‘neath your skin

Kept on the inside and no sunlight

Sometimes a shadow wins

But I wonder what would happen if you
Say what you wanna say

And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say

And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I wanna see you be brave
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I wanna see you be brave
Everybody’s been there,

Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy

Fallen for the fear

And done some disappearing,

Bow down to the mighty

Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live

Maybe one of these days you can let the light in

Show me how big your brave is
Say what you wanna say

And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say

And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say

And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
And since your history of silence

Won’t do you any good,

Did you think it would?

Let your words be anything but empty

Why don’t you tell them the truth?
Say what you wanna say

And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say

And let the words fall out

Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I wanna see you be brave
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

See you be brave
I just wanna see you (yeah)

I just wanna see you (oh ooh)

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you

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Lyrics as always by http://www.azlyrics.com. Give them a big hand guys. πŸ‘ Farhanitrate and Prerajulization. Get the reference?

Edited as always by Obianuju J. Ayalogu. NB- I got sick of the purple box casing and so I edited it out. πŸ˜‹.

P.S- For further information about the time when those memories were fresher memories, please head on over here. Thank you!

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Article Recommendation

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http://pathsonwater.com/2016/07/05/defining-happiness-through-time/- I try to have my article recommendations direct you to different blogs but this post was so great as well, I had to put it up. Can’t recommend this enough.

Lyrically Speaking…

One of my all time favourite songs of ever and ever is Stand up for the Champions by Right Said Fred.

    Whenever I hear any line, I start singing along to it. I’ve been consumed with compiling Wedding Playlist Suggestions lately and while it’s not a song you’d typically hear at weddings, I might choose to have it in mine. 

    But it makes it on the list of my all time favorite songs mostly for the lyrics and the fact that it affirms that awesome sense of self satisfaction (most) people get when they’ve achieved their goals.

    Today is Saturday. Set a goal for yourself, something that scares you, something you don’t think you’ll be able to achieve. And do it. Achieve it. Then play this song as a reward. 

    Pat yourself on the back. Also, go to the doctor if you sprain your hand trying to pat yourself on the back. :).

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    I was built to be the best
    Number one and nothing less
    Leave me to my destiny
    I have waited patiently
    I have vision’, oh I believe
    I know I can count on me

    [Chorus:]
    So stand up for the champions
    For the champions, stand up
    Stand up, stand up
    For the champions, for the champions
    Stand up for the champions
    For the champions, stand up
    Stand up, stand up
    For the champions for the champions
    Stand up

    Here we go, it’s getting close
    Now it’s just who wants it most
    It’s just life that’s how it is
    Cause we have our strengths and weaknesses

    Oh I have vision’ oh can’t you see
    I’m on the move, make way for me

    [Chorus]

    [4x]
    And when I fall down
    I have to pick myself back up

    So stand up stand up for the champions
    For the champions, stand up
    Stand up, stand up
    For the champions, for the champions
    Stand up

    [4x]
    Stand up stand up
    For the champions for the champions
    Stand up

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    Thanks go to http://www.azlyrics.com for the lyrics. 

    Edited by Obianuju J. Ayalogu.

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    Wedding Playlist Suggestions 3

    I fell madly in love with this song the first time I heard it. It’s dancy (yes, that’s a word. Made up, but still a word) but it is still such an awesome song.

    I’ve posted it on here before actually. Scroll down to Bunmi’s wedding ceremony ( And Now, Ebube).

    But once again, here we are: 

    I Do- Drew Seeley

    I see the world for you and me
    I hear a perfect harmony
    Where you are is where I’m gonna be
    I’m gonna be…

    Forever, could never be enough
    Together, it’s all I need for us
    When the rain is pouring down
    And there’s no else around
    I’ll be your shelter now

    And I’ll be the one 
    You can run to 
    I’ll be the one
    Who’s meant to love you now…
    And always till our days are through

    You know I do
    You know I do
    Time to say the words
    Never been so sure
    Wanna spend my life with you

    Hmm hmm hmm yeah…

    There’s a match for every heart
    There’s a light for every dark
    With you I found my counter part
    My counter part

    Forever, could never be enough
    Together, it’s all I need for us
    When the rain is pouring down
    And there’s no else around
    I’ll be your shelter now
    Ohh

    And I’ll be the one 
    You can run to 
    I’ll be the one
    Who’s meant to love you now…
    And always till our days are through

    You know I do
    You know I do
    Time to say the words
    Never been so sure
    Wanna spend my life with you [2x]

    Forever, could never be enough
    Together, it’s all I need for us
    When the rain is pouring down
    And there’s no else around
    I’ll be your shelter now

    And I’ll be the one 
    You can run to 
    I’ll be the one
    Who’s meant to love you now…
    And always till our days are through

    You know I do
    You know I do
    Time to say the words
    Never been so sure
    Wanna spend my life with you [2x]
    (You know I do)

    It’s a fantastic song. I can’t recommend it enough.

    Vote of thanks:

    http://www.azlyrics.com for the lyrics.

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