Shazam!

I have yet to find any app for any mobile device that is as cool as Shazam. We were at dinner on Monday night and chatting about this and that and I suddenly picked up on the song playing in the background. It sounded SO LOVELY and SSSSOOOO FAMILIAR. I stopped Alek mid-sentence (Yes, I know, RUDE! But what if I missed finding out what the song was? What if I never heard it again? What if this was my one big chance? He understood.), got my nerd on, whipped out the old iPhone and Shazam! It’s a cover of Massive Attack’s Teardrop by Jose Gonzalez. 90 seconds later it was mine! Thanks Shazam!

Teardrop is indeed SO LOVELY.  It is is one of those songs that is perfection. It’s dark and mysterious and sexy. It gives me the chills. It makes me ache.  (P.S. Set up a Massive Attack radio station on Pandora to listen to while you work. You won’t be sorry.)

The Jose Gonzalez cover couldn’t be more different than the original – simple, raw, acoustic – but that same melody and lyric just stirs up my soul at the core.

Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me, makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Nine night of matter
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my…

Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Of a confession
Fearless on my breath
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

You’re stumbling a little
You’re stumbling a little

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