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Friday, April 11, 2008

Bleeding Love

Believe it or not, I've not seen even one airing of American Idol.
Not one. Neither have I ever watched the original British version,
The X Factor. I'm a Philistine, I guess.

OK, now that we've established I'm not quite current with the times (is there any surprise?), I'll confess I heard this woman sing, for the very first time, today. The chanteuse is Leona Lewis, and she has quite a voice. She was an X Factor winner and debuted to resounding acclaim in her home country. One of her hits is this song:



This song gets to me on every level that counts (to me, anyway).
I keep listening to it, over and over, again.


What I don't understand is why I begin to cry each time...

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If you'd like to view the official video of this song, you can find it here (embedding is disabled).

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11 Comments:

Blogger Maithri said...

Beautiful voice and a great lyrics,

M

Fri Apr 11, 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Why did you cry?? Because the music did it's magic and touched your soul.. In my opinion... That's what music does bestest~~~

Sat Apr 12, 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

google her singing "over the rainbow" if you want to well up and explode...

and if you want to catch up on ido, You Tube surf around, watching the vids with, say 300,000 hits which suggests they are performances worth watching. You could catch up to Idol in a night of drinkng and crying...

Sat Apr 12, 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Selma said...

It's a touching song. My son and his friends even sing it and they like to pretend they are hard core rockers!

Sun Apr 13, 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Roads said...

Ah, I was reading about Ms Lewis and this song, just the other day.

Here's the secret of her success.

What would Madonna do? That's an interesting way to market a new superstar. And she is.

Mon Apr 14, 06:18:00 AM  
Blogger anna said...

I had never heard of her or this song before seeing your post. Thank you for sharing. I didn't cry, but I did enjoy it. I'm curious - do you sing along with it when you listen to this song?

Mon Apr 14, 07:54:00 AM  
Blogger Sunny Delight said...

I still miss you! And, it is a wonderful song, as are many of hers. I have heard her, and this song on the radio...which is good they give it air play, since I cannot hear/watch on here.

Mon Apr 14, 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Yes, Maithri, there's that. But there's more. Some songs hit me square in the gut, leave me kneeling, breathless...doubled up in pain or love (whichever the case may be). Sometimes, I can't tell the difference. This song is one of those.

The song really got to me, Ms. Cheese. I'm still pondering: "why"?

Thanks for the tip, Scott. I might try that one night...although I'm afeared that, one too many torch songs and I'll spontaneously combust. Yep. I'm a worrier like that.

Talent is talent, I guess. We recognize it when we see it, don't we, Selma?

Hello, Roads. It's nice to see a bit of pride and decorum in this world, no? She knew she had a gift...honed it...voila!

Oh, Anna! I'd be mortified to taint the song with my own screech. Seriously.

Ah, Ms. Delight...my delight! It would appear this song is getting lots of airplay and recognition. I'm glad.

Mon Apr 14, 08:14:00 PM  
Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

That is a lovely song -- and, boy, she's pretty.

Tue Apr 15, 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger shadowlands6822 said...

Dear Jonas
It isn't such a mystery as to why your tears overflow your eyes...your heart has felt this bleeding for a while now...
As always, music can by pass the mind and truly find the "heart of the matter"...
She is a wonderful talent...

Sat Apr 19, 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger Charmed said...

Such a pretty girl and powerful voice.

Sat Jul 26, 06:59:00 AM  

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