=347= Song List: Just Getting By

“Just Getting By” by Tenth Avenue North

Oh,when we were born
When we first arrived
We took it all in
Through innocent eyes

But we got jaded, cause the beauty faded
So now we fake it in worlds built in the sky
But we keep comin’ up dry

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
I’m tired living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by
I’m just getting by

Life can take a toll
Everyday demands
So much energy so many mundane plans

So we go digital, purely phisical
Hey, it’s just medicinal
We need to ease our minds

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
I’m tired living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by
I’m just getting by

I want to be all here now
Wherever I am, that’s where I’ll be found
Staying present even in the fear now
Life with open eyes
Please don’t pass me by

Life don’t pass me by, life don’t pass me by
Feel a spark when we look each other in the eye

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
I’m tired living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by
I’m just getting by
I don’t want to just get by

~

Ever had that feeling when you are just so tired and don’t feel like listening to anything on your music library?

It has been a while since I found an album that I really liked. The last one was a 五月天 album, but that isn’t fair cause I like all their stuff. Then the previous album that I really liked was the 起飞 album with Singapore songs! The previous Favourite English album was very long ago.

Here are some albums I absolutely love:

  1. Dashboard Confessional’s “A Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar”
  2. Phillip Phillips’ “The World From The Side Of The Moon”
  3. Twin Forks’ “Twin Forks”
  4. John Mayer’ “Where The Light Is”
  5. Jesus Culture’s “Live In LA”

And now!

Tenth Avenue North’s “Cathedrals”

I really grew quite tired of listening to music for a while, then this album came along and it was just what I needed to listen to. Ministered to me so much. Such a perfect blend of a secular and christian music. I just adore this album.

You might be surprised that I didn’t include a Michael Buble’s album in the list. I didn’t include them because I think as an album, they aren’t as amazing as the ones that I listed. Like, I love Michael’s voice, love every song he sings, would really wish that I can go for his concert and some tracks would really blow your mind away. I just don’t think that as an album, it would hold up compared to the ones I listed.

Same for 五月天. I love every single one of their songs, love the arrangements and emotions, love the dynamics, would really love to go for their concert, but as an album, they aren’t as strong.

Thing is that is quite sad considering that one is my favourite singer and one is my favourite band.

It’s like in photography where I like all the person’s photos, but when put together as a collage, it just isn’t as outstanding.

If I do have to make a choice, for Michael Buble would be his Christmas album. For 五月天, would be their 步步 compilation album.

I really like Martin Smith’s God’s Great Dance Floor as well. Martin Smith is brilliant.

Oh well, so far that is what I enjoy. I can tell you that I have a lot of albums. Among them, the ones I listed are the ones that are amazing!

So yeah, go and buy those albums!

Back to the song, I just think that this song is very apt and just articulates what I feel now! 🙂

-Kelvin-

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