Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Listening to

I’ve noticed a load of tunes based posts recently, most interesting of which was Sarah’s 10 albums every lady should own & replay on Yes and Yes which I love.  The one here that stands out for me, or has made me go back to my music archives (i.e., what is on my ipod and not my iphone) is India.Arie’s Acoustic Soul.

This album is a long time love of mine.  I’m not sure how I first came about it but I remember seeing India perform on Oprah (back when I was a student and had time to watch day time tele).  Love this album and will be listening to it as I walk into work in a few minutes time. 

I can't find a legit embdeddable video but I’ll leave you with a link to the video of her most well known track; Video.  Lyrics below

What album would you add to the list?

Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don’t
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won’t
Depend of how the wind blows I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul

I’m not the average girl from your video
And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally,
Because I am a queen

I not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be

When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be
And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see


Am I less of a lady if I don’t where panty hose
My momma said a lady ain’t what she wears but what she knows…
But I’ve drawn the conclusion, it’s all an illusion
Confusion’s the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception,
Something got to change

Now don’t be offended this is all my opinion
Ain’t nothing that I’m saying law
This is a true confession
Of a life learned lesson
I was sent here to share with y'all
So get in when you fit in
Go on and shine
Clear your mind
Now’s the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself
‘Cause everything’s gonna be alright


Keep your fancy drink, and your expensive minks
I don’t need that to have a good time
Keep your expensive cars and your caviar
All’s I need is my guitar

Keep your crystal and your pistol
I’d rather have a pretty piece of crystal
Don’t need you silicone, I prefer my own
What god gave me is just fine…


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