Song: London Skies
Artist: Jamie Cullum
Album: Catching Tales (this blog was named after it!)
Again, one of my favorite artists: Jamie Cullum, who is British, is an amazing jazz pianist and the lyrics he comes up with are so poetic.
London is known for the rainy, cold, dreary days. Usually, these types of clouds and skies are seen as ugly and yucky.
But Jamie sees past the stereotyped ugly London, and sees the beauty in them.
Will you let me romanticize,
The beauty in our London Skies,
You know the sunlight always shines,
Behind the clouds of London Skies.
Jamie wants us to look beyond what is right in front of us. Looking past the gray clouds and seeing the beauty behind it. Jamie comes across as an optimistic guy and makes me realize I should look at things, whether I think they are ugly or bad or whatever, in a more positive light.
Nothing is certain except everything you know can change,
you worship the sun but now,
can you fall for the rain…
The only thing we know is that things change, so why not see the beauty in everything? I’m going to try and do that more often: appreciate God’s gifts to this world and thank Him for them.
I remember from watching the DVD that came with this CD, that this song was written for Jamie’s girlfriend. She lives in London and to him that makes the city even more beautiful. Romantic.