Tuesday Tunes: Lisa Crawley – “Leaving”

I was first introduced to Silver Scroll Nominee, Lisa Crawley, when she opened for John Mayer a couple of years ago in Wellington. I was struck by her creative songwriting, diverse instrumentation and great stage presence (she didn’t have a huge backing band to hide behind).

I don’t think I will ever get sick of this song. I’ve been playing it heaps lately. It’s funny though…I feel really happy when I listen to it but it’s not really a happy song…weird. Is it possible to have a happy break-up song? Maybe.

I think it’s the beautiful harmonising on this track that makes me happy.

Harmonies make the world go ’round.

P.S. You can download this song for free here!

Tuesday Tunes: All Sons & Daughters – “Reason to Sing”

This is my song today. I’m feeling pretty tired and it’s only Tuesday…got a late night at work and I NEED a reason to sing. I don’t want my songs to be void of feeling. I want my heart to be full and overflowing with love. Yet sometimes, all I can do is sit down and be still and let God sing over me.

 

Lyrics

When the pieces seem to shatter
To gather off the floor
And all that seems to matter
Is that I don’t feel you anymore
No I don’t feel you anymore

I need a reason to sing
I need a reason to sing
I need to know that You’re still holding
The whole world in Your hands
I need a reason to sing

When I’m overcome by fear
And I hate everything I know
If this waiting lasts forever
I’m afraid I might let go
I’m afraid I might let go

I need a reason to sing
I need a reason to sing
I need to know that You’re still holding
The whole world in Your hands
I need a reason to sing

Will there be a victory
Will You sing it over me now
Oh 
Your peace is the melody
You sing it over me now
Oh Lord
Will there be a victory
Will You sing it over me now
Oh Lord
Your peace is the melody
You sing it over me now

I need a reason to sing
I need a reason to sing
I need to know that You’re still holding
The whole world in Your hands
That is a reason to sing

Tuesday Tunes: Fly My Pretties – “You Know Now”

Fly My Pretties has become a bit of a New Zealand institution. It’s a collaboration of a number of artists from around the country (mostly Wellington), who come together to record a live album every now and then. I think they’ve done 3 so far.

This track features L.A. Mitchell and is on their brand new album…coming out on March 19th. It’s groovy!


Happy Tuesday everyone!

Fly My Pretties Catalogue

 

Live At Bats (2004)

The Return of Fly My Pretties (2005)

A Story (2009)

Fly My Pretties IV (2012)