February 16, 2008

my kind of song

I heard this song this morning on Good Morning America. It was one of those songs that just grabbed me... you know the kind. I went online to look up the artist and this is what I found:

It's by a girl named Tiki Lewis. She's not on iTunes, so I sent her a MySpace message asking when she'll have this song and others available for download. I know that might sound crazy, but it's worked in the past. Once I sent a message to Peter Bradley Adams. His song Los Angeles was the last song I can remember in recent days that has done this 'grab' phenomenon thing to me. He wrote back and said it was coming. I now have it on my iPod. Check it out (and this one too of course) if you want to know what I'm talking about.

Drive Slow by Tiki Lewis

There is a place I know
Where the people are alone
They hide behind their cars and clothes
And shine their broken halo's

They lay awake at night and think
while their lovers fast asleep
thinking how its suppose to be
as years pass by so quickly

So drive slow, drive slow
steady yourself don't let go.
Lay your burdens down
and lighten your load
drive slow, drive slow

Ooh I went to the house I grew up in
like walking through a coffin
My memories foggy in this hollow space
This disbelief I can't erase.

So drive slow, drive slow
steady yourself don't let go.
Lay your burdens down
and lighten your load
drive slow, drive slow

In a town like this lord only knows
why you hold on when you should be letting go
And we all grow up but we never get old...singing

So drive slow, drive slow
steady yourself don't let go.
Lay your burdens down
and lighten your load
drive slow, drive slow

In a town like this I thought you should know that
I've moved on but I'll never let go
And as I go down this winding road
I'll drive slow.

1 Comments:

At 1:26 PM, Blogger holly said...

Cool cool cool, Emily! I heard Tiki Lewis on NPR not too long ago and have meant to check her out as well.

Also, do you have eastmountainsouth's one and only self-titled album? That's PBA's old gig--it was a duet with Kat Bode, and they were incredible together. I've liked his solo stuff since, too, though. I saw him at the Americana Folk Fest a couple of years back and was happy to see him going strong.

P.S. Thanks for your words on my blog. You've too many abilities not to have an outlet (or outlets). This may not always be it, but I hope you'll at least share with us sometimes.

 

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