Sunday, March 16, 2008

Golden :: Jill Scott

This song makes me cosmically happy. The whole package - the lyrics, the groove, but most of all, Jill Scott's shimmering pipes. Cuz it sounds like what she means.

I got this song off a mix from Sasha . Sasha is an amazing artist, dancer, creator, and friend. It's a testament to her spiffiness that every mix I've coveted and burned from her was made for her by a different friend of hers that I've never met. But every mix has Sasha and an awesome track listing in common. A cornucopia of sounds and bands I've never even heard of that I can't believe I'd survived without. So thanks, Sasha for being your fabulous self and for being the meeting place of so many cool friends and great tunes!

Recently, this tune was the fail safe energy booster during our road trip back from Winter Count in Arizona. Six of us in one car for more than 30 hours made for some interesting driving and sleeping time, but that was the main ingredient for the fun we made of it. Two memorable listens of this tune were at dawn driving past Raton, New Mexico, and then again at 4am on the homestretch of Highway 9 where we had to go 30mph cuz it was so foggy. The joy woke me up both times :) The first words of the song are "I'm taking my freedom, pulling it off the shelf..." so when places like that come along in life, when I feel the joy of doing just that, it's great to hear a song about it that's so sweet to groove along to. Sing it, Jill!

I'm taking my freedom,
Pulling it off the shelf,
Putting it on my chain,
Wear it around my neck,
I'm taking my freedom,
Putting it in my car,
Wherever I choose to go,
It will take me far,

I'm livin' my life like it's golden
Livin' my life like it's golden, [X3]
Livin' my life like it's golden, golden,
Livin' my life like it's golden, [X4]
Livin' my life like it's golden, golden,

[Verse 2]
I'm taking my own freedom
Putting it in my song,
Singing loud and strong,
Grooving all day long,
I'm taking my freedom,
Putting it in my stroll,
I'll be high-steppin' y'all,
Letting the joy unfold,


I'm holding on to my freedom,
Can't take it from me,
I was born into it,
It comes naturally,
I'm strumming my own freedom,
Playing the god in me,
Representing his glory,
Hope he's proud of me,


I'm living my life like its golden, golden, golden, golden, golden, golden, [X2]


[Jill Scott:]
Livin' my life like it's golden,
It really matters to me, Ohhh

1 comment:

.:m-e-g-g-o:. said...

i dig this song so much!