Loads of lyrics...soooo many of them.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lately, I have been reading a lot of posts around the internet about Utah. Hate posts. Pure, purer than pure hate posts for this great state. This state that I call home. Mind you, I have my bits and qualms about Utah...but I'm thinking that an open love letter to Utah is due. It's overdue really. I'm going to write it. I don't know how long it's going to take me, but I'm going to write it. I don't know if it will be up today, tomorrow, this month, the next, or even in the year, but it will be written. My love letter to my homestate will be written for the internet to have and to hold. That's all. Now you can read this playlist post.

1. Thneedville by The Lorax Singers

Obviously it's from The Lorax. Obviously, it had to be included in this post, because I haven't stopped singing it since Tuesday...when I fell asleep but Tyler diligently watched it. And liked it. Can you believe it? Being a musical theatre enthusiast in high school, I have a deep love and appreciation for movies with fantastic music, especially chorus numbers, musical type movies. Yes, I love them. That's why I love Disney movies. I always get a little choked up. It happens.

2. Old Pine by Ben Howard 

"Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags,
I've come to know that memories
Were the best things you ever had
The summer shone beat down on bony backs
So far from home where the ocean stood
Down dust and pine cone tracks

We slept like dogs down by the fire side
Awoke to the fog all around us
The boom of summer time

We stood
Steady as the stars in the woods
So happy-hearted
And the warmth rang true inside these bones
As the old pine fell we sang
Just to bless the morning."

This whole week I was on a Ben Howard kick, I don't understand why this whole playlist isn't Ben Howard, but this would have to be my top pick. It's the album opener and it really brings you in.  Plus, I love Ben's voice and his lyrics are breathtaking. His music is perfect, really.

3. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Sufjan Stevens 

"Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here there by Thy help I come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home

Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily Im constrained to be
Let that grace now, like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above."

My morning song. I believe this to be Sufjan's greatest. Those harmonies? Bring on the waterworks. 

4. Down in the Willow Garden by The Chieftains feat. Bon Iver 

Why didn't I know about this song sooner? My heart really hurts knowing that Bon Iver is done. It hurts. I want them back. I want him to work with the Chieftains. Why was this only a one time thing? MY HEART! 

5. Wake Me Up by Avicii

"I tried carrying the weight of the world,  but I only have two hands. I hope I get the chance to travel the world, and I don't have any plans.  I wish that I could stay forever this young, not afraid to close my eyes. Life's a game made for everyone and love is its prize."

This song is the perfect mix between The Lumineers/Mumford and Sons/Pop/Techno/Club Music. I think that's why I love it so much. He found the perfect mix of music. Hail to all of the best musicians in Sweden. They always bring it. P.S. Don't you think folk music and dance pop are really taking the music world by storm right now. It's crazy great. 

6. The Lion's Roar by First Aid Kit 

Sometimes I wish I could find my Rosemary Hill. I'd sit there and look at the deserted lakes and I'd sing. And every once in a while I'd sing a song for you, that would rise above the mountains and the stars and the sea. And if I wanted it to it would lead you back to me."

A new found love. 

7. She Lit a Fire by Lord Huron 

"I've been through the desert
And I've been across the sea
I've been walking through the mountains
I've wandered through the trees
For her

I have been trying to find her
Want to give what I got
She lit a fire
But now she's in my every thought"

Lord Huron is beautiful in every way.

I apologize if this is sloppy to you, but I'm running late for work. Wish me luck. Happy listening.
Stay gold.


  1. I love Sufjan Stevens AND Ben Howard. I am so glad we love the same music.
    What did you like about The Lorax? Was it the music? Was it the bright images? What got you?

  2. Karly, you're on your mission and you won't be able to see this, but I had to reply to this. My heart hurts that I was such a slacker before you left and didn't connect with you more on here. I love you so much Karly and you are the best. What did I like about the Lorax? The music. I LOVED it. That's all.


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