Lyrically- Can I walk with you.

One day, I’ll write about what this song by India Arie means to me but today? I’ll be content with sharing the lyrics.
Can I Walk With You”

I woke up this morning you were the first thing on my mind

I don’t know were it came from all I know is I need you in my life, yeah

You make me feel like I can be a better woman

If you just say you wanna take this friendship to another place

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Love the one you’re with.

I haven’t listened to Luther Vandross this year and the pull to listen to him has been phenomenally strong. This evening, I finally found time to listen to him (I don’t listen to Luther if I have things to do, he deserves total attention), singing along as the music took me on that beautiful ride that only Luther’s music can.love-the-one-youre-with Continue reading →

Modern Hymns- Your Majesty.

For part of my sojourn at the University of Benin, I attended GPA- Gospel Power Assembly. We had a fellowship anthem but we also had unofficial anthems- songs we sang at almost every meeting and the chief of them was Your Majesty by TD Jakes. I love that song, extravagant worship at its finest and it brings back memories of some of the best times in my life and some of the best people who have walked through it. It’s based on Psalm 24 and it’s awesome! Continue reading →

Modern Hymns- Un Lugar Celestial

It’s hard to believe I didn’t know Jack Velázquez until last week, I’d heard a few of her songs before but it didn’t click until last Monday when I heard her album in the bus I boarded from Ikeja to Costain.

I heard Un lugar celestial and I was enraptured, it is such a beautiful song! Perfection really, from the lyrics to the vocals and the instrumental harmony. God bless Jaci for singing this. 

Before I gush further, here are the lyrics thanks to lyricsmode.com

        Un Lugar celestial

Sometimes I realize, when I gaze in the skies,
This spinning world is not my home.
A place of mystery, a land of destiny
Is where I know one day I’ll go.
I dream of beauty I have never seen.
I know the arms of heaven wait for me
And yet I feel it’s sweetness here and now
In this life on earth I have found.

Un lugar celestial, [a heavenly place]
Just a little bit of heaven sent from up above.
Un lugar celestial, [a heavenly place]
Where the presence of my father holds me in his love.
Un lugar celestial. [a heavenly place]

When all my skies are gray, I simply steal away
Into my secret hiding place.
When hearts are cold as ice, the breath of paradise
Blows warm and gentle on my face.
I know I need my time alone with him,
His healing waters flowing deep within.
Don’t have to wish upon a distant star,
’cause the light of love fills my heart.

Un lugar celestial, [a heavenly place]
Just a little bit of heaven sent from up above.
Un lugar celestial, [a heavenly place]
Where the presence of my father holds me in his love.
Un lugar celestial. [a heavenly place]

Ooo ooo ooo (el cielo me llama) [heaven is calling me]
Ooo ooo ooo (caminando en las nubes) [walking on the clouds]
Ooo ooo ooo (dulce beso de libertad) [sweet kiss of liberty]
Ooo ooo ooo (nubes de gloria) [clouds of glory]
Un lugar celestial. [a heavenly place]
Just a little bit of heaven sent from up above.
Un lugar celestial, [a heavenly place]
Where the presence of my father holds me in his love.
Un lugar celestial, [a heavenly place]
Just a little bit of heaven sent from up above.
Un lugar celestial, [a heavenly place]
Where the presence of my father holds me in his love.
Un lugar celestial. [a heavenly place]

Lyrically- The Man.

Aloe Blacc has a way of making songs that vibrate my soul. He’s a phenomenal musician and his songs have a lyrical depth that is rare today. My current ring tone is a snippet of The Man and because i like that song a lot, I’m sharing its lyrics.

The Man

[Chorus:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I’m the man, I’m the man, I’m the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
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