It's one of those beautiful graces life sometimes affords us: A melody that tickles the eardrums; lyrics that resonate somewhere between head and heart. Happened for me this evening. As I drove home from dinner with my family, I gave myself the semi-rare treat of tunes on the radio. (Most often while driving, I'm chatting on the phone, or listening to talk or sports radio.) The DJ briefly mentioned she'd soon be playing the latest from Sara Bareilles, and that the video was worth a watch. Then we went to commercial. I flipped around, mildly annoyed at the propensity of all music stations to air their commercials at exactly the same time. (Really, would staggered advertisements be that much to ask?!)
Eventually, my flipping led me back to the original station, just as Sara sang, "Jump start my kaleidoscope heart; I love to watch the colors fade. They may not make sense, but they sure as hell made me." I'm not certain I can really explain the why of it, but they grabbed me. As did the tune itself. Upbeat and catchy, even while the lyrics are rather haunting and melancholy. One look at the video, and it became a "must share." Interesting; different; quirky.
And, thanks to my good friend T's suggestion, "Uncharted" just became a "must download and run with" selection, as well. This is the kind of tune I want buzzing in my ear when I hit Mile 12, or so. Someday. When I'm back in much better running form again. For now, it'll be great even at Mile .75. And also when I'm singing loudly in the shower. Don't tell anyone that last bit, though.