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Forgiven

You have shown me how to love
Though I’ve failed to recognize
My heart longs to know You again
To give You all that I am

When you call me by name
You touch the very heart of me
I want to fall at your feet
It is there that I find my peace…

For some odd reasons, songs entitled “Forgiven” have largely fallen under the domain of our Protestant brothers and sisters. I say largely, not entirely, because the so-titled song by Critical Mass has worked it’s way up on my playlist and is by far one of my favourites.

Hoffnung means hope…

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Take, Lord, and Receive

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding, and my entire will.
All I have and call my own.
Whatever I have or hold, you have given me.
I restore it all to you and surrender it wholly
to be governed by your will.
Give me only your love and grace
and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more.

-St Ignatius of Loyola

In the musical style of Paul Melley (click Take, Lord, Receive)

Hoffnung means hope…

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Songs to listen to on your way from Amsterdam to Maastricht – Part II

Okay, so this time it was only Eindhoven. No changing the facts. Luka Bloom was performing this song live during the Naked Song Festival where I also got to enjoy Teitur’s magical performance. I rushed to acquire all Luka Bloom CDs I could possibly get and carried this one around in my head for the last couple of days. Brilliant song, brilliant singer, brilliant feeling just listening… geweldig.

Luka Bloom – Sunny Sailor Boy

On a day of days
I stood and gazed
Over the western sea
Startled and struck,
Frightened to look
When a mermaid called to me

Ooh-wah Ooh-wah
Ooh-wah Ooh-wah
My sunny sailor boy

Like a man in a dream,
For an age it seemed
I stood as still as a stone
While the mermaid sang
And her melody rang
Like a memory calling me home

Then the sea and the wind
And the shores did spin
Though my resistance was strong
All the stars in space
Filled the mermaid’s face
She captured my will with her song

Somehow I spoke,
The enchantment broke
I rubbed my eyes open wide
Like a dream she was gone
What remained was a song
Borne on the ebbing tide

Ooh-wah Ooh-wah
Ooh-wah Ooh-wah
My sunny sailor boy

Hoffnung means hope…

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Teituresque

Have you ever met a person that made you believe in magic? A particular artist for example, someone whose aura is almost visible and holds you tight, pulling you into a different world? If you haven’t, you might want to attend a Teitur gig. It’s what I did last night. The Naked Song Festival in Eindhoven featured a bunch of wonderful singer/songwriters, all of them amazing musicians and incredible storytellers, but none of them quite like Teitur, the number one reason I chose to attend the festival. His 45 minutes of performing were short but – you’ve guessed it – magical. Impossible to put into words. Check out his tour calendar – and plan a trip to his next gig. Until then, feast on the beauty of his art electronically.

Hoffnung means hope…

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Songs to listen to on your way from Amsterdam to Maastricht – Part 1

Teitur – Poetry and Airplanes (notice how nicely it fits)

There was a party last night, last night

Cigarettes and empty bottles, empty bottles
Better open up this window, this window
Need some air to clear my head, clear my head

Alone in these strange beds
I think that I’ve travelled enough
Poetry and Aeroplanes
I am tired of waiting for love

Tend to fall asleep in the fast lane, in the fast lane
Sometimes sinking low in the high life, in the high life
No more happy songs of heartbreak, oh’ heartbreak
Or playing white knight misunderstood, misunderstood

Alone in these strange streets
I think that I’ve walked them enough
Poetry and Aeroplanes
I am tired of waiting for love

Another night I lie awake
In woken dreams of fate and faith
Hope my love don’t come too late
Hope my love don’t come too late

Alone in these strange streets
I think that I’ve walked them enough
Poetry and Aeroplanes
I am tired of waiting for love

 

Hoffnung means hope…

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