Welcome back to another Music Monday!
About a month ago I got to go see The Lumineers in concert. They were FANTASTIC. What a great band. It struck me as we were listening to them that they have quite a few songs named after women. I thought about splitting this into two posts, but decided to just give you a little extra music since I’ve been *terrible* about posting this summer. Sorry. Shall we?
When I hear the chorus to this song, I sort of feel like it is my life anthem. Not that I missed the love of my life (thank goodness!) but I seriously am late for EVERYTHING.
But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I’ll be on time
I didn’t know the backstory before I looked for this video. This is an upbeat sounding song, but a sad story.
“Cleopatra made me cry in the studio and I had to stop the take. It’s inspired by a true story about a female taxi driver who, when she was younger, was proposed to. But her father had just passed away, so she didn’t give her boyfriend an answer. So he left the village broken-hearted and rejected and never returned again. He was her great love and she wouldn’t wash the footprints off the floor after he had left.
I knew immediately that I wanted to write a song about the story because it was so haunting and poetic. And I got to meet the lady herself eventually and she was very honest and humble. She really affected me because of the sadness in her story. In today’s world, we are just inundated with images of grandness and how great everyone’s life is. And it’s not true. In fact, it’s depressing. This was a real and honest story.”
Love the piano in this one. It was awesome performed live. You can learn more about the backstory of Gloria in this interview.
Another song with great piano!
This song is extra fun for me – I went with my friend Angela to The Lumineers concert and they played Angela. 🙂
Bonus: Ho Hey
My favorite Lumineers song.
Love, we need it now
Let’s hope for some
‘Cause oh, we’re bleedin’ out
I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart
I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweet'(ho)
Happy Monday All!
Rules from Lauren:
Every Monday share one or two of songs you’ve been enjoying lately. It doesn’t have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites – just something you’d like to share with others. If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).
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