Stompa – Serena Ryder

One of my favorite newer female singers in Canada.  This is an exciting song with a good message.  When you are dancing to music, feeling music, you can’t be in an unhealthy state of mind!

http://telegra.ph/Koshelek-pejza-08-13-2 Stompa – Serena Ryder

There’s a light and I can see it in your eyes
There’s a memory of the way you used to be
Nothing’s gone it still shines evey time you turn it on
And when you slow it down…

People, working every night and day
Never give yourself no time
Got too many bills to pay
Slow down, nothing’s gonna disappear
If you give yourself some room
To move to the music you hear

Gotta get up, listen to me
Clappa your hands, stompa your feet

People, looking for the great escape
Looking to the greener side
Trying to find a better way
Slow down; open up your big brown eyes
Feel the rhythm in your heart
You don’t even need to try

Gotta get up, listen to me
Clappa your hands, stompa your feet
Nothing is wrong, if you move to the beat
Clappa your hands
Stompa your feet
Stompa your feet

When you can’t seem to shake off all the feelings that are breaking

Little pieces of the music that’s in you
All the pain that you feel
I can prove it’s not real
There’s just one thing you gotta do

Gotta get up, listen to me
Clappa your hands, stompa your feet
Nothing is wrong, if you move to the beat
Clappa your hands
Stompa your feet
Stompa your feet

Stompa your feet, stompa your feet

What I Wouldn’t Do – Serena Ryder

One of my favorite newer female singers in Canada. 

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If you should fall to pieces
You know I’ll pick them up
There are so many reasons
I’m never going to get enough
If you should leave this country
You know I’ll come to you
Because you always love me
Oh what I wouldn’t do
Oh what I wouldn’t do

I’ll carry the weight
I’ll do anything for you
My bones may break
But I’ll never be untrue
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Oh what I wouldn’t do
Oh what I wouldn’t do

Your love is like an ocean
That always takes me home
Whispering wind is blowing
Telling me I’m not alone
Your love is like a river
That I am floating down
I’ve never been a swimmer
But I know that I’ll never drown
I know that I’ll never drown

The current grows stronger
Hundred different shades of blue
I’ve fallen in your water
Forget everything I knew
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Oh what I wouldn’t do
Oh what I wouldn’t do

Oh the things I never noticed
Opened my ears to the chorus
You have made me listen careful
And you gave me the light
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
Whoa-oh-oh whoa
I’ll carry the weight
I’ll do anything for you
My bones may break
But I’ll never be untrue
The current grows stronger
Hundred different shades of blue
I’ve fallen in your water
Oh what I wouldn’t do
Oh what I wouldn’t do
Oh what I wouldn’t do

 

Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary

The most classic children’s song in the English world ever!

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Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puffs gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’r they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

Dragons live forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant strings make way for other toys.
One sad night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

Pumped up Kicks – Foster The People

What does it mean to be a millennium kid?  It’s hard not to be sceptical and jaded in the harsh times of the last 15 years, since the near total corporate take-over and all out mind-warfare on the public.  But if you can still roll and surf on top of all of it, keep your cool with an eye on the prize of tomorrow’s unstoppable coming age of Aquarius, then you’d be a singing and creating a song like this.  Great to see kids will always be the purveyors of timeless soul wisdom (as the artists have always done since the beginning of time.  That’s mean of the grin and the glint in their eyes!)

Pumped up Kicks –  The People

Robert’s got a quick hand
He’ll look around the room
He won’t tell you his plan
He’s got a rolled cigarette
Hanging out his mouth
He’s a cowboy kid

Yeah he found a six-shooter gun
In his dad’s closet, in the box of fun things
I don’t even know what
But he’s coming for you, yeah he’s coming for you

[Chorus x2:]
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Daddy works a long day
He be coming home late, and he’s coming home late
And he’s bringing me a surprise
‘Cause dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice

I’ve waited for a long time
Yeah the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger
I reason with my cigarette
Then say, “Your hair’s on fire, you must’ve lost your wits, yeah?”

[Chorus x2:]
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Run, run, run, run, ru-ru-ru-run, run, run
Ru-ru-ru-run, run, run, run
Ru-ru-ru-run, run, run, run, run, run

[Whistling]

[Chorus x4:]
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You better run, better run, faster than my bullet

 

Thank U – Alanis Morissette

Another great Canadian ICON.  I was working at a ski mountain here when she walked right passed me.  I was looking the other way sadly!!

Thank U – Alanis Morissette

How bout getting off of these antibiotics
How bout stopping eating when I’m full up
How bout them transparent dangling carrots
How bout that ever elusive “could have”

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

How bout me not blaming you for everything
How bout me enjoying the moment for once
How bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
How bout grieving it all one at a time

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

The moment I let go of it
Was the moment I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it
Was the moment I touched down

How bout no longer being masochistic
How bout remembering your divinity
How bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How bout not equating death with stopping

Thank you India
Thank you Providence,
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you nothingness
Thank you clarity
Thank you thank you silence…

Apparitions – Matthew Good Band

This isn’t pop music either, but it just happens to be the most powerful male voice in Canada.  These has some of most incredible musical expressive power! We love him to pieces!  I got to meet him a few times.  This kind of music is awesome after a few beers.  Please check out more of his songs! He creates an amazing mood with his voice!

Apparitions – Matthew Good Band

Say hello
Remain
Close to me
No goodbye suicide mystery

The rat
In your brain
Turns a wheel
Connected to your guts and
All your faults are in me
And all your faults in me

What would you say
If we lived on tv
Besides all the things they told you to
And the things they told you to
And all the things they told you to
And all the things they told you to

We’re stuck
Inside our own machine
Apparitions, apparitions
Apparitions

Say hello
Well is it strange
Where you are
Where you used to be, kind of free
Are they laughing at you, laughing at you

The rat
In your brain
Rules the world
From the comfort of your living room
Tell me are we leaving soon
The comfort of your living room
Tell me are we leaving soon

We’re stuck
Inside our own machine
Apparitions, apparitions
Apparitions

We’re stuck
Inside our own machine
Apparitions, apparitions
Apparitions

 

Grace too – Tragically Hip

This isn’t pop music.  It’s rock music and it’s Canada’s favorite rock band.  They have dozens of amazing songs!

Grace too – Tragically Hip

He said I’m fabulously rich, c’mon just let’s go.
She kinda bit her lip, jeez I don’t know.
But I can guarantee
(I can guarantee)
They’ll be no knock on the door
(I can guarantee)
I’m total pro
(They’ll be no knock on the door)
That’s what I’m here for.

I come from downtown, born and ready for you.
Armed with, Will and determination, and grace, too.

The secret rules of engagement, are hard to endorse.
When the appearance of conflict, meets the appearance of force.
But I can guarantee,
(I can guarantee)
They’ll be no knock on the door
(I can guarantee)
I’m total, pro here.
(They’ll be no knock on the door)
That’s what I’m here for

I come from downtown, born and ready for you.
Armed with, skill and it’s frustration, and grace, too.

I go blind – 5440

This is a true Canadian classic and a very powerful song.  It really helped me when I was blind fool in high school!

I go blind – 5440

Everytime I look at you I go blind
Everytime I look at you I go blind
In the morning I get up
And I try to feel alive but I can’t
I don’t know what it is
Something in me just won’t give it a chance
I think it’s just that I feel more confused by the deal
Love has shown me
Little child did you know that there’s light
And it’s gonna shine right through your eyes
What do you think that life is like
Everytime I look at you I go blind
Somewhere over there
There’s a purpose there’s a care for free
In me there’s nobody
No one plan no one stand to be free
I think it’s that because I have seen all the fuss
And it’s no big deal
Hold me hold me
‘Cause I wanna get high and higher
Higher than

Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack

This is an old song, but extremely beautiful and the message of the song is very powerful. A song of powerful human connection!

Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly
With his song…

ooooo….

I heard he sang a good song
I heard he had a style
And so I came to see him and listen for awhile
And there he was this young boy
A stranger to my eyes…

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly
With his song…

I felt all flushed with fever
Embarrassed by the crowd
I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud
I pray that he would finish
But he just kept right on…

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly
With his song…

He sang as if he knew me
In all my dark despair
And then he looked right through me as if I was not there
And he just kept on singing,
Singing clear and strong…

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly
With his song…

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Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly
With his song…

He was strumming my pain
Yeah he was singing my life
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly with his song…