Rise

I’ve been spending 6-10 hours a day studying, reading, studying more, taking practice tests, reading, then studying more for the last five or six weeks minimum!  I am really really fidgety and want to get up, Rise and let my “responsible” side give way to my primal pinned-up dancing side.  So I spin the volume-knob clockwise…move…and jump, and bounce away in the rhythms.  Care to join me?

Phoenix from the Flames (Omnia & The Blizzard Remix) featuring Justine Suissa.

phoenix-from-the-flames-omnia-the-blizzard-remixThere was so much to doubt
and as you kept me out
I wouldn’t let you go.

I rushed to your defence but nothing made much sense
so much I didn’t know.

But I can’t face my life without you
and now I know the whole truth.
The demon that’s to blame
and every day that I’m without you
I know that you’ll pull through like a phoenix from the flames.

The journey will give rise to those who criticise
and fail to lend a hand
may all the while unkind and cast a stone half blind
find ways to understand.

But I can’t face my life without you
and now I know the whole truth.
The demon that’s to blame
and every day that I’m without you
I know that you’ll pull through like a phoenix from the flames.

It’s like the suns come out and I’ve been here before
and now your coming back home
coming home to me.

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The Great Divide (Radio Edit) by Velvetine

velvetineWalls around your heart
I wanna get in
I wanna know you
You’re scared to lose it all
I know who you’ve been
But I’ll take a chance on you.

You fight the light
You push it away
You’re gone with the wind at the end of the day
But where are you going?
You play it safe
So there’s nothing to win
I wanna come closer but you won’t let me in
I wanna go where you’re going.

Pull me in tonight and stay forever
I wanna know the secrets of your heart.
Let’s begin tonight
It’s now or never
Love won’t happen till you try to cross the great divide.

Across the great divide.

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19 thoughts on “Rise

  1. Professor,
    Both groups/songs had a good beat that was easy to dance to. Remind you of American Bandstand? Velvetine may be a little closer to a breakthrough where they become true artists. These are bands I’ve never heard of. My guess is that all the members are young, like in their mid twenties. Way to go with the long hours of study!
    Thanks for the good music,
    Jerry

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    • Glad you dug them as well. I particularly like the ‘build-ups’ in both songs…then finally release.

      leading up to 2:28 then ALL instruments at 2:29 in Phoenix from the Flames, and…
      2:45 and beyond in The Great Divide.

      Can’t stop moving! Rrrraaaaaahhhhhh! 🙂

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      • Yes, I can feel his presence deeply. His death certificate showed up yesterday. Under “other significant conditions contributing to death” it said “extraordinary life lived”
        My dad was one rad man.
        xoxoxo
        A/s

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  2. Both songs had my body moving. Felt like I went back in time to clubs from back in the day. Something about being wild and careless and free…well, as careless and wild as a control freak like me will allow…Ha!

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  3. Great songs with excellent lyrics. What else can get us through life? Music takes us “across the great divide” (whatever that may be for each of us individually)! Good luck with your studies!

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