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#SLS — “Put Your Records On,” by Corinne Bailey Rae

Jim Adams is the spicy host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says:
This week we have seasoning prompts Cinnamon/Mint/Parsley/Pepper/Rosemary/Sage/Salt/Thyme and hopefully this will leave a pleasant smell with all of us.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Corinne_Bailey_Rae_at_Divan_du_Monde%2C_Jan_2009.jpg
Corinne Bailey Rae at Divan du Monde

per wikipedia:
Corinne Jacqueline Bailey Rae(née Bailey; born February 26, 1979) is a British singer and songwriter from Leeds. Bailey Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2006. She released her debut album, Corinne Bailey Rae, in February 2006, and became the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. In 2007, Bailey Rae was nominated for three Grammy Awards and three Brit Awards, and won two MOBO Awards. In 2008, she won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (for her work as a featured artist in Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters.)

Put Your Records On” came from her self-titled debut studio album and was released as the album’s second single in February and early March 2006 throughout Europe and as the lead single in North America.

“Put Your Records On” was a commercial success, topping the UK R&B Chart and charting at number two on UK Singles Chart. It was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2007 Grammy Awards.

Bailey Rae released her second album, The Sea, on January 26, 2010, after a hiatus of almost three years. She was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. In 2012, she won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance for “Is This Love” (a cover of the Bob Marley and the Wailers song of the same name.) Bailey Rae was married to fellow musician Jason Rae from 2001 until his death in 2008, and as part of the grieving process, she channeled her emotions into her music. Her first two albums have together sold over five million copies worldwide.

On February 26, 2016, Bailey Rae announced her third album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, which was released on 13 May 2016. The Heart Speaks in Whispers debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B chart.

 

Three little birds sat on my window
And they told me I don’t need to worry
Summer came like cinnamon, so sweet
Little girls, double-dutch on the concrete

Maybe sometimes we got it wrong, but it’s all right
The more things seems to change, the more they stay the same
Ooo, don’t you hesitate

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow

Blue as the sky, sunburnt and lonely
Sipping tea in the bar by the road side
(Just relax, just relax)
Don’t you let those other boys fool you
Gotta love that Afro hairdo

Maybe sometimes we feel afraid, but it’s all right
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change
Don’t you think it’s strange?

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow

Just more than I could take
Pity for pity’s sake
Some nights kept me awake
I thought that I was stronger
When you gonna realize that you don’t even have to try any longer?
Do what you want to

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
Ooo, you’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow
Songwriters: John Beck / Steve Chrisanthou / Corinne Bailey Rae

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