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#SoCS 8/29/20 – “More Than a hundred”

Linda has given us “more than a hundred” as the prompt for today’s #Socs.

Do you remember the days of the first phonographs. Then came the modern record player. Then there was the reel to reel players and my favorite music that my mother would play on the reel to reel tape player was Elvis Presley’s Christmas. Next we saw the eight track tape players – my sister used to play on her record player and eight track tape player a lot of the Beach Boys, Lynrd Skynrd, Janice Joplin, The Doors and all kinds of 70s rock.

Next came the cassette tape and players. Many of you probably remember your first Sony Walkman and then their were so may knock offs. The next thing that came along were compact discs (CDs) which also had its own version of the Sony Walkman CD player. Then came the MP3 player and boy howdy did Apple make a few million on that with the iPod. With streaming services such as Apple Music, I Heart Radio, Sirius XM and all the other ways to listen to music – we all have had to adapt to the way we do it.

I have been a customer of T-Mobile since 2002. When the first iPhone came out in 2007 T-Mobile did not offer it. In fact T-Mobile did not offer the iPhone to their customers until April 2013. I hated the hype about the iPhone because I was never going to be able to get one, they were way to expensive for me. My first iPhone was a 4s and since that time I have moved up and I currently have the Red iPhone 11.

Where am I going with this,? I have more than a hundred music CDs that range from almost every genre of music. The problem is I no longer listen them because I have over 3,000 songs in my extensive Apple Music catalogue and that is how I listen to my music. I will say that when I took my road trip to Lamar, Missouri on Mother’s Day weekend, I did listen to some of my CDs in my brand new 2020 Mistsubishi Mirage that I did not know had a CD player until I did some investigating in my car.

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#AtoZChallenge2020 – Tell Me A Story

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It has been a busy week. Hard to believe we are already at “T” in the #AtoZChallenge2020 and I am a bit late on this one. But here we are. Throughout my musical journey through my extensive Apple Music playlist the majority of songs have been regarding my faith and how it affects my struggles with relapse and recovery. Today, I have chosen something out of that realm because the lyrics are really cool to think about as we wind our way through this pandemic and trying to get our lives back to some normalcy.

I have chosen the winner American Idol’s 2012 season Phillip Phillips song Tell Me A Story.

Lyrics
Tell you a story and it starts with time
Moves to how you live and learn how to die
Another phase in this world that brings deaths to life
So don’t believe in everything you see
Because what you want might not be what you need
Hold your breath jump with me and we’ll survive
‘Cause you are the sun, that leads me to the light
Hope is just a ray of what everyone should see
Alone is the street where you found me
Scared of what’s behind and scared of what’s in front
Live with what you have now and make the best of what’s to come
Tell me a story long and true
We aren’t what we say we are what we do
Just pieces of a puzzle to find, where we stand
Just confused so you are the moon, that pulls me through the night
Hope is just a ray of what everyone should see
Alone is the street where you found me
Scared of what’s behind and scared of what’s in front
Live with what you have now and make the best of what’s to come

Live with what you have now and make the best of what’s to come

Hope is just a ray of what everyone should see
Alone is the street where you found me
Scared of what’s behind and scared of what’s in front
Live with what you have now and make the best of what’s to come
So you are the sun that leads me
You are the moon that pulls me
You are the light that leads me
You are the moon that pulls me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Phillip La Don Jr. Phillips / David Ryan Harris

#AtoZChallenge2020 -Quiet Storm

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We are at the letter “Q” for the #AtoZChallenge2020 and while I have been sharing music from my extensive Apple Music playlist, I have nothing for the letter “Q”. So, I decided to do some searching for some songs whose titles start with “Q” and I found a gem of Smokey Robinson’s.  Quiet Storm and I actually found a studio session of the legendary Smokey Robinson and one of my all time favorites John Legend. I hope you enjoy!!

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“Quiet Storm”

Soft and warm a quiet storm
Quiet as when flowers talk at break of dawn, break of dawn
A power source of tender force generatin’, radiatin’
Turn me on, turn them onYou short-circuit all my nerves
Promising electric things
You touch me and suddenly there’s rainbow rings

Quiet storm, blowin’ through my life
Oh, quiet storm, blowin’ through my life
Oh, blow baby

Windy sigh, weaken my
Butterfly caught up in a hurricane, hurricane
Lucky me, I’m better free
Suddenly I’m caught up in your somber rain

Shower me with your sweet love
I will bathe in every drop
Through all the seasons let it pour and never stop

Quiet storm, blowin’ through my life, through my life
You’re just like a quiet storm, blowin’ through my life

Shower me with your sweet love
I will bathe in every drop
Through all the seasons let it pour and never stop

Quiet storm, blowin’ through my life, through my life
You’re just like a quiet storm, blowin’ through my life
Blow baby, blow baby

Lyrics courtesy of A to Z Lyrics

 

#AtoZChallenge2020 – A “G” Three Fer

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I am loving participating in the 2020 #AtoZChallenge. So on my musical journey through the alphabet, I am sharing music that is in my extensive Apple Music collection. Today I have chosen I am giving you all a three fer ; ). Today I have chosen Anthony Evans’  Greater Is He, Mercy Me’s  Grace Got You, and my all time favorite dedication to my husband, of over 19 years, Cruz with Blake Shelton’s God Gave Me YouIn an effort for this post to not be so long, you can find the lyrics to each song by clicking the title of the song.

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#AtoZChallenge2020 – Everything

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I am loving participating in the #AtoZChallenge. So on my musical journey through the alphabet, I am sharing music that is in my extensive Apple Music collection.
Today I share Lauren Daigle’s Everything!
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Lyrics

Even the sparrow has a place to lay its head
So why would I let worries steal my breath?
Even the roses, You have glowed them brilliant red
Still I’m the one You love more than this

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

Even the oceans push and pull at Your command
So You can still my heart with Your hand
You tell the seasons when it’s time for them to turn
So I will trust You even when it hurts

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

When I can’t see, You lead me
When I can’t hear, You show me
When I can’t stand, You carry me
When I’m lost, You will find me
When I’m weak, You are mighty
You are everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Lauren Daigle / Paul Mabury / Jason Ingram
Everything lyrics © Essential Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group