Lyrically- Look what Love Has Done to Me

Tomorrow’s my friend’s birthday, I met him on his birthday… not physically, on WhatsApp. It was his picture that brought us together, he was posed with a toothpick in his mouth and for a reason I cannot decipher even three years later, I was so irked by it that I kept complaining to Hero who’d put up the picture. Hero was irritated by my pestering and forwarded his number for me to tell him myself.

That was the start of one of the most beautiful friendships of my life, I’d have said the most beautiful but Hero would sulk and Zagira would send a barrage of WhatsApp messages. Anyway, he’s the quickest connection I’d ever made, he almost seemed to have a brand of truth serum and got me to tell him all my secrets. 
Three years on, I count him as one of the major blessings of my life, the one who knows me better than I know me, the one who will listen to my problems at midnight when he has to leave home at 4am (if you think the hustle is crazy in Naija, you should try relocating to Illinois USA). He’s still the one who has refused to find me an American bobo 😦 I’m mega vexing for him, like all my married friends who rub marital bliss in my face but refuse to hook me up… Is it fair?

I wanted to put up “That’s what friends are for” by Dinner Warwick but I was listening to a random selection on my phone and Patty Smith’s “Look what love has done to me” came up and I knew it was the right song. Knowing and loving Christian (Baby) has changed my life. Agape love oooo he’s a married man, biko. 

 Look What Love Has Done

I woke up this morning feeling lonely

There’s so much my heart just does not understand

There were times when nothing really mattered

But now I find I care too much

There’s life in everything I touch
Look what love has done to me

I am not who I used to be

Everything is changing, now we’ll never be the same

Look at what love has done to us

Will we ever learn to trust

We’re running out of time, there’s so little time

Baby look what love has done to me

Oh, yeah
Now it’s late at night, I’m here without you

I’m trying to make my way to where you are

Can’t you see, I’ll still be here waiting

Can’t you see, our two hearts were always meant to be as one
Look at what love has done to us

When will we ever learn to trust

We’re running out of time, there’s so little time, baby

Will you look what love has done to me
I’m calling out your name, baby

Calling out, calling out, yeah, yeah, yeah
Now look at what love has done to us

When will we ever learn to trust

We’re running out of time

There’s so, so little time, baby

Oh, look what love has done

Baby look what love has done to me
Look what love has done

Done to me

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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Lyrically- You decorated my life.

So Kenny Rogers is an old friend of mine, his music that is. Today I’m putting up one of his many songs, this one is one of my favourite songs by him and I think it’s so beautiful! 
                        “You Decorated My Life”

All my life was a paper
Once plain, pure and white
Till you moved with your pen
Changing moods now and then
Till the balance was right

Then you added some music
Every note was in place
And anybody could see
All the changes in me
By the look on my face

And you decorated my life
Created a world where dreams are apart
And you decorated my life
By painting your love all over my heart
You decorated my life

Like a rhyme with no reason
And an unfinished song
There was no harmony
Life meant nothing to me
Until you came along

And you brought out the colors
What a gentle surprise
Now I’m able to see
All the things life can be
Shining soft in your eyes

And you decorated my life
Created a world where dreams are apart
And you decorated my life
By painting your love all over my heart
You decorated my life

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- 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]