Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Tunes (5)

It's been awhile since I've done a Tuesday Tunes, so I thought I would share with you what I'm listening to RIGHT THIS MINUTE.

I stumbled upon Matthew Mayfield pretty randomly. I use my hotmail account as my spam and junk mail account, and I generally delete everything in it without reading it at all. But last year a subject line about free music caught my eye, and I opened the e-mail to find a free download to a non-holiday holiday album. I love me some free music, so I clicked, downloaded, and listened. One of the artists on the album was Matthew Mayfield with this song.



(There are only live versions of this song on YouTube, but you really should check out the studio version if you can.)

OMG, I fell in love.

This song spoke to me in a way I can't really explain. The angst! Oh, the angst! I love it. The lyrics to this song are so simple, but some of the lines just gut me. And there is something about that buttery voice of his, I swear, it's like my crack.

I immediately ran to iTunes and downloaded all the Matthew Mayfield I could get my hands on. That's when I found this little gem.



I have listened to this song on repeat SO MANY TIMES. This song is sort of the opposite of Maybe Next Christmas for me. Instead of angst it's all hope and love and those emotions that come along with the promise of a new relationship. With every new person in our lives we are always convinced that this is the one and we won't change our mind about it. But then, of course, life and reality happen and the cracks show. But I love that this song captures all the feelings before the inevitable disappointment and hardship, which, to me, is captured in Maybe Next Christmas.

Matthew Mayfield is excellent writing music. I put on his whole collection and just zone out while I'm writing. I love his lyrics! And his voice! (And he's hot! Bonus!)

Maybe Next Christmas - Matthew Mayfield

Maybe next Christmas,' she used to say
'We'll find a new life and we'll both run away
Maybe next Christmas I won't be with him
Maybe next Christmas we can start fresh again'

Maybe next Christmas we'll have reaped what we've sown
Maybe next Christmas we'll have payed what we owe
Maybe next Christmas we won't be afraid
Maybe next Christmas we'll both be ok

You can't pull the truth out of thin air..
You can't manufacture what ain't there
Maybe next Christmas we'll be by a fire
Maybe next Christmas you won't be liar

Maybe next Christmas I'll be in your arms
the scent of the evergreen keeping us strong
Maybe next Christmas I'll finally get to see
you wearing that dress that you bought just for me

Maybe next Christmas you'll be by my side
& relentlessly prove to me that I'm worth the fight   <-- this line kills me
Maybe next Christmas I'll have more to say
than 'I gave you everything and you gave me away'

You can't pull the truth out of thin air...
You can't manufacture what ain't there
Maybe next Christmas you won't be thinking
that I'm just a criminal and you're still a queen
Maybe next Christmas I'll have more to say
than 'I gave you everything and you gave me away...I gave you everything and you gave me
gave you everything and you gave me away...'

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation! Love it! *runs to iTunes..*

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  2. Now I wonder what I might be missing out on by not clicking on all those spam links...hmm. ;)

    I'll have to look him up. I keep trying to listen to it on your blog, but it gets all stuck. Boo! But thanks for the recommendation, chickie!

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  3. Just took a look at your blog from Tahereh's! Love it! Check out Element by Matthew Mayfield. I die for that song.

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