Monday, January 21, 2013

Music Video Monday! Baby Blue: Scanners

Happy Monday, folks. I'm baaaaaack! You may (or may not) have noticed that I've been off the blog for a while. I've been taking a sabbatical to address global water shortage issues. Actually...not really. As much as I wish that were true, it's not nearly as interesting as that. And I don't even know what a "sabbatical" is...I just like to use that word. Really, I've just been away. Not writing much, not really "tuned in" to anything. But now I'm back and I'm excited to re-enter the blogosphere with a post about a song that I'm pretty painfully in love with.

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For those who do not know, I tend to be a very possessive music lover. This is because anytime I hear a song I love, whether it's the sound of the song or maybe lyrics that moved me, I declare it mine. As in, "this is MY song." I have a lot of songs that are "mine," and once they become mine, they certainly cannot be claimed by anyone else. Today's song is a perfect example. I first heard it during an episode of the American version of the show Shameless (which I highly recommend for anyone who hasn't seen it). The show played just a small part of the song, but as soon as I heard it, I knew I had to find it and hear it all the way through.

"Oh Baby Blue...never think of home..."
 
The song is, in a word, beautiful. It's pretty and sad and touching, and I'm a sucker for all of those things wrapped into one soul-changing track. Before seeing the Shameless episode, I had never heard it or even heard of the band. After finding it...I don't know if I've ever heard a song that felt more like something meant for me.

The video is nothing more than just watching the band sing the track on stage, but it certainly looks to be a good show. I'm looking into their full music catalogue now. In the meantime, I've got Baby Blue on repeat. And I hope after you hear it, you will too.


"All of your hope, all of your heart
All of your heat, all of your dark,
Secrets you keep, all to be part,
Of the love that you keep, I would just try to,
Drag you from deep, wake you from sleep,
Bring you back home,
There I would keep you safe."


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