A Song A Day: January 14th: ‘Don’t Stop Believing’

14 01 2011

The hardest part of this blogging process is choosing which song to put up every day. I normally end up deliberating for sometime over songs then I’ll play a song and it will just be Eureka, I’ll know instantly that that’s the one to post. Today’s post was just one of thoese moments. I’m sat here eating my lunch, going through CDs, Playlists and my iPod trying to find a postable song for today, then I find this and I knew it had to go up.

This song has been a favourite of mine for years now, and I can’t help but to break into impromptu karaoke sing along whenever I hear it. The song’s message is undeniably strong and powerful. The overall tonality of the piece also lends itself to optimism, hope and promise. A seemingly unintentional recurring theme of songs in this blog! But I digress

This song has gotten me through some tough times in the past, but even when things are tickety-boo, I can still listten to the song and enjoy it greatly. I hope that you will all join me now in some sing-along karaoke!

Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill,
everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,
just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlight people

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14 responses

23 01 2011
purrfectlee

LOL…wow, what memories this song invoked for me. I think I killed an 8-track and a couple of cassettes from overuse. :)

23 01 2011
djbaroque

Audio Cassettes – Those were the days. Camped out by the tape deck with my C90’s — *flashbacks*! Thanks for commenting!

15 01 2011
last_lines

Great Song! Thanks for sharing! Made me smile!

15 01 2011
djbaroque

Then I chose well! I believe it doesn’t matter what you play, or how you play it. As long as it moves your listener in someway, be it a foot tap to the beat or a life-changing apiphany; it has to have that impact on your listener.

14 01 2011
Grading Girl

This is one of my favorites as well! It’s one of those songs that instantly make you happy when you hear it no matter your previous mood. Cool idea for a song idea. What would we do without music?!

14 01 2011
djbaroque

Absolutely – I must admit, when I plugged my guitar in today, this was the very first riff I plucked today. It has that quality on the guitar where it just feels great to play. A life without music, would be no life at all.

14 01 2011
Aditi

Let me know when is the karaoke night … I am in big time :)

14 01 2011
djbaroque

Nothing a group skype call couldn’t solve!

14 01 2011
Aditi

hehe true… :)

14 01 2011
djbaroque

I can’t sing pretty well though. I can tear a guitar up pretty well though!

14 01 2011
Marianne

Nice choice, Daniel! Optimism, hope and promise are nice too. It’s taken me a lifetime to learn about those things. And I’m still learning. I have a card on my desk that says, “Many impossible things have been accomplished by those who refuse to quit.”

Whatever happened to Journey? Are they still on the music scene?

14 01 2011
djbaroque

I like that message. Reminds me of the one with the cat and ‘hang in there’

As for Journey… I believe they’re touring the UK this year along with Forienger and Styx. That one will go to 11

14 01 2011
Marianne

I remember the “hang in there” cat. I had that poster hanging on my bedroom wall when I was in my twenties. Wow. That brings back memories.

14 01 2011
djbaroque

You can’t beat a bit of nostalgia.

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