Lateral Love® Song of the Week

Ella Fitzgerald – Blue Skies

Lateral Love™ Song of the Week 2014

Sunday 9th February 2014

Katy Perry ~ Unconditionally

Oh no, did I get too close oh?
Oh, did I almost see what’s really on the inside?
All your insecurities
All the dirty laundry
Never made me blink one time

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

Come just as you are to me
Don’t need apologies
Know that you are unworthy
I’ll take your bad days with your good
Walk through this storm I would
I’d do it all because I love you, I love you

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

So open up your heart and just let it begin
Open up your heart, and just let it begin
Open up your heart, and just let it begin
Open up your heart
Acceptance is the key to be
To be truly free
Will you do the same for me?

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
And there is no fear now
Let go and just be free
‘Cause I will love you unconditionally (oh yeah)

I will love you
I will love you
I will love you unconditionally

Songwriters
PERRY, KATY / GOTTWALD, LUKASZ / MARTIN, MAX / WALTER, HENRY RUSSELL

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Read more: Katy Perry – Unconditionally Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Monday 27 May 2013 – Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Song to Sing … by Archie Roach

ARCHIE ROACH – ‘Song To Sing’ is taken from the new album INTO THE BLOODSTREAM

Into The Bloodstream represents a triumphant return for a man who has suffered profound loss.

On the verge of giving up, he dug deep and found the inner strength to lift up both himself and others through the power of song.

You can order the album online here: http://bit.ly/SZH0ug or download it here: http://bit.ly/WkCpcU

A note from Archie

While making this album I have learned to look at Pain differently. I know that Pain can make you sick, very sick!! My recent bouts of illness I’m sure, are a result of the Pain of being removed from my family at a young age and more recently the loss of someone I loved so dearly.

But Pain can also bring about change in one’s life for the better, we can choose to ignore the Pain until it becomes unbearable or we can do something. I used to think that letting go of the Pain was the only way of getting better but that may not be necessarily so. You see some events in my life I will never truly get over and the Pain will always be there but I can do something about it.

I can write songs, songs about making it to the Top of the Hill no matter how far, songs about not being alone so don’t cry, songs about all of us having a song to sing and songs we can dance to.

Even though we may be suffering with some sort of chronic Pain we can learn to live with and manage it with the right attitude to life and some good medicine. Doing this album has been good medicine for me! I hope listening to it will be the same for you!

http://www.archieroach.com.au/#!/page_Album

Archie Roach Biography

Archie Roach, Australia’s beloved Aboriginal singer and songwriter – the voice of his people and the voice of many other people too – has a new lease of life. Literally. And it has manifested in his new songs, this wondrous new album and the accompanying live show.

In 2010 Archie suffered immeasurably. Most will know by now that the venerable and dignified performer, who captured the hearts and minds of a nation in 1990 with Charcoal Lane and the landmark song Took The Children Away, lost his partner and soul mate Ruby Hunter. It was February 2010; she was only 54.

Archie’s grief was immense. Later that year found himself up in the Kimberley, at a place called Turkey Creek, 800 km or so east of Broome in amongst the Bungle Bungles when he himself suffered a stroke.

He was taken by Flying Doctor to Broome then Perth and went into heavy rehabilitation, which left parts of his body, including one of his hands, inert. In mid 2011 Archie was diagnosed with the early stages of lung cancer. He got half a lung removed and again went into heavy rehabilitation.

It could be said that through his long and distinguished career Archie has sung of suffering, pain and injustice in a manner more effective than most. But that’s not what has happened in the aftermath of his horrible year in 2010. Instead he has turned to joy and hope and the idea of lifting himself and others up through song. As his body recovers so too does his mind.

The brand new album Into The Bloodstream – and the life affirming live shows of the same name –is about, he says “finding strength” and then expressing it.

“Overcoming difficulties,” he says, “and singing more uplifting songs that are not so much about suffering and pain but rising above that. Going through what I have has made me realise that a big part of people getting sick has to do with holding onto pain and not letting it go. That was the inspiration behind it all. Letting go of the pain and the bad stuff and holding onto something good and strong.”

The live shows – infused with good doses of uplifting gospel and soul stirrings – are also in many ways the story of Roach’s life, spanning his childhood, his stolen years and his long love for Ruby.

There will be a star-studded thirteen-piece musical ensemble under the direction of Craig Pilkington (Audrey Studios), who has produced and arranged the album, plus a ten-voice gospel choir headed by Lou Bennett from Tiddas and the Black Arm Band. Lighting and visuals will be curated by the accomplished Tim Cole.

Liberation Music’s Managing Director Warren Costello says: “We set out to help Archie create a landmark album in what has already been an amazing career. Michael Gudinski and I have drawn incredible strength and inspiration from Archie Roach and from Ruby Hunter over many, many years. It is once again our pleasure and privilege to be standing shoulder to shoulder with Archie to launch this new album which we truly believe is amongst his best work.”

Archie says the album – and these majestic shows – are his good medicine, Straight Into The Bloodstream.

Into The Bloodstream was released through Liberation Music on Friday October 19th, 2012.

http://www.archieroach.com.au/#!/page_More

 

Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Sunday 5 May 2013 – Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Love is Easy … by McFly

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do

Today, I’m laughing the clouds away
I hear what the flowers say
They drink every drop of rain
And I see places that I have been
In ways that I’ve never seen
This side of the grass is green

Oh I can’t believe that it’s so simple
It feels so natural to me

If this is love, then love is easy
It’s the easiest thing to do.
If this is love, then love completes me
Cause the proof is I’ve been missing you
A simple equation,
With no complications, to leave you confused.
If this is love, love, love,
Oh, it’s the easiest thing to do.

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do

Whatever I do
To watching the grey skies bloom
Making the streets look new
And the birds sing
Tweedily tweet dee dee dee
Tweedily dee dee dee
And we know exactly what they mean.

Oh I can’t believe that it’s so simple
It feels so natural to me

If this is love, then love is easy
It’s the easiest thing to do.
If this is love, then love completes me
Cause the proof is I’ve been missing you.
A simple equation,
With no complications, to leave you confused.
If this is love, love, love,
Oh, it’s the easiest thing to do

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do

If this is love, then love is easy
It’s the easiest thing to do
If this is love, then love completes me.
Cause the proof is I’ve been missing you
A simple equation,
With no complications, to leave you confused.
If this is love, love, love,
Oh, it’s the easiest thing to do

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Oh this is love, love, love, love
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do

Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Saturday 23 March 2013 – Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

What The World Needs Now Is Love…by Burt Bacharach

 

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.
Lord, we don’t need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.
Lord, we don’t need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord, if you want to know.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.
No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.