April 22, 2016

Tunes & Tales: The Spirit Room

I have a deep love for Michelle Branch, particularly her first album. I was obsessed with Everywhere when it was first released, and that was quickly followed by an obsession with every single song. (Fun fact: The first time I ever sang for a school assembly, I actually sang All You Wanted.) I recently started listening to it again, and I still think that it's a killer album all in all. I thought I'd share it for this month's Tunes & Tales in the hopes of finding fellow Michelle Branch fans out there!

VIBE: Pop acoustic
WHY: It's a great mix of moods, with songs that have catchy beats and smart lyrics.
TRY: I love all of the ones she released as singles, but You Get Me has always been a fave.

Everywhere / Unspoken
And when I touch your hand 
It's then I understand 
The beauty that's within 
It's now that we begin 
You always light my way 
I hope there never comes a day 
No matter where I go 
I always feel you so 
'Cause you're everywhere to me 
And when I close my eyes it's you I see 
You're everything I know 
That makes me believe 
I'm not alone 

You Get Me / When We Collided
So what if I see the sunshine
In the pouring rain
Some people think I'm crazy
But you say it's okay
You've seen my secret garden
Where all of my flowers grow
In my imagination
Anything goes
I, I am all you want
They, they just read me wrong
You get me
When nobody understands
You come and hold my hand, baby

If you want to
I can save you
I can take you away from here
So lonely inside
So busy out there
And all you wanted
was somebody who cares

You Set Me Free / The Shadow Queen
There's a will
There's a way
Sometimes words just can't explain
This is real
I'm afraid
I guess this time there's just no hiding, fighting
You make me restless
You're in my heart
The only light that shines
there in the dark

Something to Sleep To / The Score
He wakes up to the sound
So scared that she's leaving
He wishes she were still asleep next to him
Hoping she will change
In my mind
Everything we did was right
Open your eyes, I'll still be by your side
How could I ever have been so blind?
You give me something to sleep to at night

Here with Me / Make It Last
There's not a minute that goes by every hour of every day
You're such a part of me
But I just pulled away
Well, I'm not the same girl you used to know
I wish I said the words I never showed
I know you had to go away
I died just a little, and I feel it now
You're the one I need
I believe that I would cry just a little
Just to have you back now
Here with me

Sweet Misery / Sacrifice
I was blind
But oh, how you could see
You saw the beauty in everything, everything and me
I would cry
And you would smile
You'd stay with me a little while

If She Only Knew / Second Chance Summer
Your heart is in your throat and I'm speaking my mind
Though it looks as if it's over
I'm still not over you
'Cause I still love you like I did before
I know for sure that you still feel the same way I do
If only she knew

I’d Rather Be in Love / Isla and the Happily Ever After
I cannot help it I couldn't stop it if I tried
The same old heartbeat fills the emptiness I have inside
And I've heard that you can't fight love, so I won't complain
'Cause why would I stop the fire that keeps me going on?
'Cause when there's you, I feel whole
And there's no better feeling in the world
But without you I'm alone
And I'd rather be in love with you

Goodbye to You / Queen of Shadows
Of all the things I've believed in
I just want to get it over with
Tears form behind my eyes
But I do not cry
Counting the days that pass me by
I've been searching deep down in my soul
Words that I'm hearing are starting to get old
It feels like I'm starting all over again
The last three years were just pretend
And I said,
Goodbye to you
Goodbye to everything I thought I knew

Drop in the Ocean / The Perilous Sea
Love took me by the hand
Love took me by surprise
Love led me to you
And love opened up my eyes
And I was drifting away
Like a drop in the ocean
And now I realize that 
nothing has been as beautiful
As when I saw heaven's skies
In your eyes


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