11 Blocks…

We’re all on our own journeys. But sometimes when your mind won’t stop, you just need to take a minute and listen to someone else’s story…

11 blocks from my door to your doorstep

Three years later and it feels too close


Getting Away

You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?

Most of the time, the songs that randomly pop into my head are ones that I’m currently listening to on repeat. The ones that I ingrain so deeply into my brain that there’s little to no chance that I’ll ever forget them.

But there are other times, and I’ve since discovered that this happens when I’m in a particularly good or simply content mood, that I find myself singing one song and one song only.

UnknownIt’s “Getting Away” by British singer/songwriter Joe Brooks. I first heard this song a few years back when I was still in High School and it has stayed with me every since. It’s not even on his debut album Constellation Me or any of his albums, for that matter. It’s just one of his singles that I happen to find while falling into the youtube black hole that immediately proceeds discovering a new artist.

I don’t even know what it is about this song, but it just resonates with me so much. It just makes me feel incredibly happy in the simplest way. Some of my favorite song lyrics of all time come from this song. It reminds me that no matter how bad life can get, the sun still comes up every morning. The world still turns and things get better. Life doesn’t have to be a terrible place. It can be incredibly beautiful if you just take in the small things.

The sun is shining in my face. It’s blinding all my fears away

Get his album Constellation Me (2010) and his EP, A Reason to Swim (2011). You won’t regret it.