Savvy Raj

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Rhythm and Rhyme

Rhyme gets you going every time

Indeed there is no need for a reason to rhyme

But as the words wax an eloquent jostle

It kindles the heart and fires the memory muscle

When the pen frees up to move with ease

And is done with arranging words, as you please

It feels suddenly the most liberating thing

Like setting free the tune that you are ready to sing

And in the joy of the spirit, its’s no wonder …

A song is born, in all this heartfelt endeavor

As the rhyme connects with rhythm by chance

Those who move the easiest have learned to sing and dance….:)

Savvy


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When the heart dances…

When the heart dances

The body moves

The spirit sings

The soul senses

Joy abounds.

It doesn’t matter what dance you love …. what matters is that your heart loves to dance 🙂

Savvy


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Favourite Songs Day 3

3 Day Lyrical Favourites

Challenge accepted.

Day 3

My sincere thanks to Dr Sridhar for nominating me for a ‘3 day Lyric Challenge’
Please do check his wonderful blog at
Philosophy Through Photography

And dwell into the philosophical angle of his photos which is his interest as well.
Hence the apt title.

My choice for Day 3 of the Lyrical Challenge is

I hope you dance By Lee Ann Womack

This song is about taking chances and not being afraid to try something new.

I hope you dance
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’
Don’t let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance
I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance (Where those years have gone?)
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder?)
Songwriters: Tia Sillers / Mark Sanders
I Hope You Dance lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Featured artist: Sons of the Desert
Released: 2000

To day my nominees to this challenge are:

1 Kamal http://boundlessblessingsblog.wordpress.com/

2 https://amanpan.com/

3 https://rhythmandthedancer.org/

Rules:
1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2.Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3.Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Savvy Raj
http://www.savvyraj.com


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Favourite Songs Day 1

3 Day Lyrical posts

Challenge accepted.

Day 1

My sincere thanks to Dr Sridhar for nominating me for a ‘3 day Lyric Challenge’
Please do check his wonderful blog at
Philosophy Through Photography

And dwell into the philosophical angle of his photos which is his area of deep interest as well.
Hence the apt title.

My choice for Day 1 of the Lyrical Challenge is byLeonard Cohen’s

Dance Me To The End Of Love”

As you click on his name above, you will see the link to my earlier dedication to this wonderful artist.

Have posted one of my favourite video of this song here . Do watch!

Here are the lyrics…

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of loveDance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of loveDance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of loveDance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

To day my nominees to this challenge are:

1

https://efisoul63.wordpress.com/

2 https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/

3 https://mayawillemse.wordpress.com

Rules:
1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2.Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3.Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Savvy Raj
http://www.savvyraj.com


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Music: Healing HeArts Sharing Hope

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/after-car-bombs-an-iraqi-musician-shows-up-with-his-cello/2015/05/06/6daf256a-edf7-11e4-8050-839e9234b303_story.html

 Years ago when I first read this post and saw this video clip of a musician from Iraq who played and moved to tears soldiers in the very ground where a major bomb had exploded … it moved me deeply and  it moves me beyond words still.

Salute to the Power of Human Spirit.

Strength to defy & dare destiny in the face

Of danger destruction and devastation …

Comes from a deeper conviction that creates 

Courage to rise beyond catastrophes …

The heart has the capacity to deal

with almost anything … as that is how our life is 

wired to cope and heal.

Expressing through Arts is a power within us.

In empathy with care compassion

It is an act of kindness in realization of the oneness.

That what hurts you is actually eventually hurting me …

Your pain is my pain

In conscious awareness

I can help you heal

Your troubles away in faith

And hope for a better tomorrow for us all.

Savvy Raj

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Music matters.

My friend Max the music lover  recently raised many pertinent questions on music on his interesting post most importantly whether music is still music.

 ‘Is music still about music?’ http://wp.me/p7NaIB-4I  

Changing times reflect the changing music. The heart knows what it wants and guess we tune in to certain frequencies that resonate with our being.  But we also need to take into account our physiology and emotions playing a major role in our choice of what appeals, having said that I see music of today catering to quite a cross section of choices and customizing to varied segments in the genres .  Speaking of which  there are so many new genres today.  Mainstream music too is divided and the success and hits are truly about reaching out and making an impact through  clever marketing  gimmicks of social media, mega bucks and  the smart exposure through social branding and image building. Yes the world of music is getting more and more complicated indeed.

 Song and Sense vs Noise and Nonsense

 Are times gone  when songs were composed and enjoyed as an art purely for the sake of evoking and revelling in a certain feeling.   Such musicians now are a rarity  and maybe far and few, subdued and marginalized as a minority. Perhaps many are clueless how to survive by adapting to fast changing times and tastes.  It is truly getting more and more about fame and fortune and about selling gigs and minting money on the go. Majority of it is so much about daring innuendos in lyrics that leave nothing to imagination often senseless without any inspiring or impactful message.  It is often all noise and nonsensical words without anyone getting a hang of what it truly attempts to convey.  Perhaps this world is too busy running a rat race and has no time to appreciate the profound. Who knows,may be an app or two are already out there to help in doing so.

Role of Money vs the musician and his music.

Music is a creative endeavour that is born from a labour of love for the art and appreciation of the notes the beats the rhythm, tbe lyrics the melody etc   all coming together in the synchrony.  So every musician feels justified about his creativity as it is truly unique.  Yet countless singers songwriters composers  of all times often  may have experiences of choosing between creating songs for the audience and songs from their heart as for oft it is a compromise to create or perform to cater to the masses. So it is truly a wonderful  treat when the two come together in harmony.

In defense of the music and the musicians  

Music can be elusive yet effusive 

Explosive and yet an epitome of blissfulness.

You may choose to dance and flow it with it  

And know how  blessed are those

Who can create music to tune into

Yet you may not own it 

You simply owe it your joy!!

Ever green Music : Bonding boundlessly

 Speaking for an evolving world ….Sure these are changing times we are hearing more and more experimental sounds and the new generation is ready to break new grounds and shift perspectives. But the truth of the matter is some songs stay evergreen no matter the era or genre and all ages tune in to listen  and enjoy it and bond in the name of music. Now thats what I call music . 

Music is eternal and has no timeframe as we tune in we care to  listen and enjoy the sounds in the space between the notes. 
If you think likewise as well would you care to share one of your all time favourite songs that fill up your senses and makes for a great listening experience…

 I have a huge list and here are a few that come to mind now…
Unforgetable by  Nat king Cole 

What a wonderful world! Louis Armstrong

Imagine John Lennon

Stand by me  Ben King 

Sounds of Silence Simon & Garfunkel

Blowing in the wind  Bob Dylan

Hotel  California Eagles 

Heal the world  MJ 

Dance me to the end of love Leonard Cohen

Sway Micheal Bubble 

My list will go on…   how about u?

Care to share your favourite song?