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#songoftheday = Emeli Sandé: “HOPE” (#songsforourtimes #22)

I know it’s been a while since I’ve made one of these #songsforourtimes posts. Or any posts at all, for that matter. I’ve just fallen into a mental trap of sorts lately. My brain is like a hamster that just keeps going around and around in circles on a loop, all thoughts beginning and ending with the virus. Somewhere in that circle, I’m chasing hope, but it’s like it’s dangling just out of reach, impossible to catch hold of. But right in front of me. I guess you could say that I’m sticking my head out of the circle by posting this today. Now, do I actually feel hopeful? Who knows. I want to, but maybe I’m going out of my way to post this in that whole “fake it ’til you make it” sense. I keep thinking about how dangerous it is to stick your head out of a moving car without looking first. How you’re liable to get it chopped off. So, I want to peer out of this stupid hamster wheel and experience hope, but I’m afraid of what will happen if I do. Maybe I’ll catch a glimmer of that and it’ll be enough to drag me off of the wheel and give me a break from all this spinning around. Or maybe it’ll get me killed.

Pardon all the metaphors. Just enjoy the song, why don’t you? Seriously, though, I’ve always loved this little ballad by Emeli Sandé and was surprised that it wasn’t a single. In fact, so far as I could tell, the audio hasn’t even been officially posted on Youtube, hence this fan-made lyric video.

You know you’re onto a talented artist when their songs are so good they don’t even release a gold nugget like this gem as a single. So, do check out some of her other songs if you like it.

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Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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