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Friday, May 22, 2009

Next Time: Use the Force

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The Jamiroquai song, "Use the Force," is the song I think I'll be singing next on stage -- somewhere, sometime.

Jamiroquai is one of my favorite bands. Their music if filled with energy, creativity, and great passion. I admire the way the lead singer Jay Kay throws his body and voice into the songs. It's obvious he's having a lot of fun on stage. The band's musicians are inspiring too. Whether it's the horn section, vibrant drumming, exciting guitar rifts or the Australian didgeridoo -- this band jams with fire and purpose.

The group's CDs are among the few that I play repeatedly as I'm driving in the car. Also, my daughter never tires of their songs, and she's already a serious music critic. If my car-riding music isn't to her liking (if she thinks it's boring, it conjures up bad images, or she doesn't like someone's voice), she won't hesitate to let me know. She'll say, "Mommy, please turn that off!" But she's never requested that I stop any of Jamiroquai's music. She calls all of their music, "Our favorite songs." Maybe the fact that I repeatedly listened to "Return of the Space Cowboy" CD when I was pregnant has something to do with it.

Here's Jamiroquai performing the live version of "Use the Force," at the Free Jazz concert in Brazil, 1997. Of course I wouldn't have that long introduction and I won't be dancing as much as Jay Kay.



Use the Force
by Jay Kay, Toby Smith, Derrick McKenzie, Sola Akingbola

I must believe
I can do anything
I can heal anyone
I must believe

I am the wind (yeah)
I am the sea
I am the wind
I am the sea
I am the sun
I can be anyone

Oh, this world is mine
For all of time
I can turn any stone
Call any place my home
I can do anything

I know I'm gonna get myself together (yeah)
Use the Force
I know I'm gonna work it out
Use the force
I know I'm gonna get myself ahead
Use the Force
Use the Force

I can go eagle high
Circling in the sky
Learn to live my life
I don't need no strife

I must believe
I'm a rocketman
I'm a superstar
I can be anyone
I can step beyond
All of my boundaries
It won't be hard for me
To feel what there must be

I know I'm gonna get myself together (yeah)
Use the Force
I know I'm gonna work it out
Use the force
I know I'm gonna get myself ahead
Use the Force
Use the Force
I can do it
I can do anything
Anything Anything

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Giovanni has the force thats why she liles the song.

MaDear

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

MaDear,
Amen!
Also, I CAN DO ANYTHING! CALL anyplace my home....
:-)