Thursday, June 28, 2007

I'm in love

I am listening to Wild Hope this morning, the amazing new album by Mandy Moore. It's breathtaking. I saw her singing Extraordinary on TV last weekend while waiting for our flight to DC, and I couldn't believe it was the same pop princess who used to compete with Britney & Christina - her lyrics are gorgeous and real; entirely different than anything she's done before. If you've ever picked yourself up after a heartbreak, trying to put back all the pieces like Humpty Dumpty, this album is for you.

As I type, I'm listening to Latest Mistake:

There's part of me that wants an answer
And part of me that doesn't want to know
Part of you that I am in love with
And the part that I am willing to let go

This is a delicate unraveling
Now and then I find pieces on the floor
Tiny little bits that tell me
Maybe I shouldn't do this
Or love you anymore.

This is the real deal. Totally worth your time, attention, and $9.90 at itunes :)

Now I'm off to check out Kelly Clarkson's latest. Breakups are horrid, but wow - nothing fuels creative genius like that particular kind of pain. Projects like these remind me that God will use all the mud we've slogged through for something good, something we'll look back on and say, Now I get it. Now I understand...


L Sass said...


I love Mandy Moore. She just seems so -normal-.

kim said...

beautiful lyrics -- did she write them too?

Best broken heart album for me was Annie Lennox's "Diva" (favorite song was "cold").

"Why?"-- indeed Anne, indeed.

Virginia, like the state! said...

I've always liked Mandy Moore better than tacky Britney or trashy Christina. I am definitely buying her album! Thanks for the tip! :)

LEstes65 said...

How very interesting, given my current situation. The best songs I have written were based on breakups. I remember thinking (a while back before hell broke loose) that I'll never write again because I've been happy for 16 yrs. Yah. I'm feeling an album or two coming on.

Swishy said...

I love those lyrics! AND the idea that all the mud and crap we walk through can end up being used for something good. Beautifully said, as always!

Desiree said...

Nothing fuels creative genius like heartache... you hit it dead on there! I need to break up with someone so I can get my creative juices flowing.. ;)

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love the lyrics to this amazing song! i often wonder how people get such amazing ideas and song lyrics and put them into words. it takes true talent to do that.