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Something about this song gets way down into my bones, like an anthem. I’m trying to keep my eyes fixed on the sun these days. Maybe you are, too. If you are, this song is dedicated to you.

 

Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around,
Who knows now,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh. ooooh

In my life, I have seen,
People walk into the sea,
Just to find memories,
Plagued by constant misery,
Their eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Their eyes cast down

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Cut my hair on a silver cloud,
Broken sound,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh, ooooh

In my past, bittersweet,
There’s no love between the sheets,
Taste the blood, broken dreams,
Lonely times indeed,
With eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Eyes cast down

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Turn back now its time for me to let go,
Way down had to find a place to lay low,
Lampshade turned around into a light post

Walk around the corner,
Never saw it coming still,
I try to make a move,
It almost stopped me from belief,
I don’t wanna know the future,
But I’m like rolling thunder,

Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around, ooooh, ooooh

Happy listening!

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No matter where and what you choose to create with your energy, I notice there are two kinds of people. There are Music Listeners and Music Forgetters. Music Listeners don’t do anything without a steady stream of tunes within earshot. Music Forgetters, however, get moving in a direction and then suddenly it dawns on them that they are without any kind of listening stimulation. This is where I fall. I would guess that you would be hard pressed to find anyone who does not at least remotely like music. So, it is not that we, the Music Forgetters of the world, dislike music. It is usually much more complicated. Usually we have so much information or so many thoughts going on that, truthfully, we don’t notice the lack of music until we have slowed down a bit. This is not a bad thing.

No matter where you find yourself, I would encourage you to switch it up while you are creating. If you listen to music instinctively, take time to be quiet and let whatever comes to the surface guide you. And if you tend to forget the music, turn it up intentionally. Maybe you’ll find it frees your mind a little bit to get lost in the music instead of your thoughts.

I just stumbled upon this song today thanks to She Blogs About Music:

Happy listening!