Here are this week’s top three noteworthy songs.
Gavin DeGraw – “Follow Through”
These reeling emotions they just keep me alive
They keep me in tune
Oh, look what I‘m holding here in my fire
This is for you
Am I too obvious to preach it
You’re so hypnotic on my heart
So since you want to be with me
You’ll have to follow through
With every word you say
Gavin DeGraw is and has been one of my favorite artists for a LONG time. I’m kind of bratty about Gavin too, because I loved him long before anyone else really knew who the hell he was…and by that I mean…before “I Don’t Wanna Be” became One Tree Hill’s theme song. This song is great, and so is everything else on his CD Chariot. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. Pop/Rock but Soulful.
Lifehouse – “You and Me”
Cause it’s you and me and all of the people
And it’s you and me and all of the people and
I don’t know why I can’t keep my eyes off you
I have to admit “Hanging By A Moment” was one of my guilty pleasures however long ago, even though I knew it wasn’t that great of a song, and I honestly thought they’d go on to be nothing more than a one hit wonder. But I love this song WAY more than their first top 40 hit and it’s the perfect wedding song.
Kelly Clarkson – “Because of You”
Because of you I never stray too far from the sidewalk.
Because of you I learn to play on the safe side so I don’t get hurt.
Because of you I find it hard to trust not only me but everyone around me.
Because of you I am afraid.
This is my favorite cut on the CD–it’s emotional, vocally powerful,
and it’s personal. It’s almost the opposite of Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter”,
where she says the adversity people caused her made her stronger. Here,
Kelly is admitting how troubled and scarred this person (most likely her father)
has made her and the trust issues she has developed because of it.