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I recently discovered the music of Thea Gilmore (one of Britain’s under-appreciated songwriters). I’m not sure what genre she goes under but she touches folk, rock, jazz and Americana. iTunes has here as Singer/Songwriter (really!) Her Christmas album, Strange Communion is a must buy, not your usual Christmas songs, but there’s something about Drunken Angel that I really like, captures feelings very well.

Winter tells its truth to anyone who’ll listen
It will whisper to you slowly when the light is low
And I will sit and wonder over everything I’ve written
And still not know

The smell of pine and nursery rhymes is rising
There are some things that are broken and some things to hold tight
To the few brave birds of the season who are sky writing
Shine your light

‘Cause there’s a drunken angel
Dances to my heart
Singin’ lonely days
Brand new start
Brand new start

And now is the time I will raise my eyes and be honest
And look out across the plane of another tired and reckless year

And give thanks for the love and the wonder that was hurled upon us
And you, my dear

And a drunken angel
Dances to my heart
Singin’ lonely days
Brand new start
Brand new start

You can hear the howl of wings, you can feel it when the wine is flowing
And the tired and the lonely lay down their weary heads
And baby, sometimes the beauty in this world comes from just not knowing
Feeling instead
Feeling instead
Feeling instead

I keep on hearing on the radio, Eliza Doolittle’s  new song, Pack up, but never really listened to it, until today. It’s great to hear a pop song with a certain depth, different and provide enjoyment. Love the guys voice singing in the chorus 🙂

I get tired, and upset
And I’m trying to care a little less
And on Google I only get depressed
I was taught to dodge those issues, I was told:
Don’t worry, there’s no doubt
There’s always something to cry about
When you’re stuck in an angry crowd
They don’t think what they say before they open their mouth, you gotta

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say bout me.
Pack up your troubles get your old grin back
Don’t worry about the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
‘Cause they whisper too loud for me

Hot topic,
Maybe I should drop it,
It’s a touchy subject,
And I like to tiptoe ’round the tiff going down,
You got penny, no pound
So if your business is running out
It’s not my business to talk about
They don’t think what they say before they open their mouth, you gotta

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say bout me
Pack up your troubles get your old grin back
Don’t worry about the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
‘Cause they whisper too loud for me

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say bout me
Pack up your troubles get Your old Grin back
Don’t worry about the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
‘Cause they whisper too loud for me

Yeahhh yeahhh yeaah
Yeah yeah

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I enjoy listening to music, it motivates me, reminds me of circumstances, brings memories, relaxes me, transport me to another world. I started listening to ambient music with my first attempts at mediation. I don’t mediate now (I should) but I always try to relax a few minutes a day by listening to relaxing music.

I’ve listed a few from my collection.

This one would be great for meditation.