come Sit Next To Me and Leave a Light On because i am Broken & Beautiful to my Bones, but you’re My Miracle!

Spring Break is done, kids are both back at school this week. Of course Little Dude has early dismissal (and by ‘early’, dismissal is at noon every day), as this week is Parent-Teacher Conference week.

It’s weird to think that this time last year Easter was already done, but it’s not for a couple more weeks this year. and I were trying to figure out why it moves year-to-year, but I haven’t googled it yet, so maybe one of y’all can fill us in.

Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and dance along with us, won’t you? Let’s get this party started!

Let’s start with a song that finds the frontman of this group trying to keep a friendship going following a breakup.

Come over here and sit next to me / We can see where things go naturally / Just say the word and I’ll part the sea / Just come over here and sit next to me / And I’ll take you high

He is hoping that by letting the relationship flow naturally between the pair, he might win back the girl. he wrote the song with Josh Abraham (30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, Courtney Love), Oliver Goldstein (Cobra Starship, Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado) and Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta, Cold War Kids and Matt & Kim).

The video zooms in on a phone and scrolls through a long Instagram feed that becomes hijacked by the song’s clip. The director was quoted as saying:

“It was to play with the premise of a music video that hijacks your social feed. Instagram is a major destination for consuming media these days, and it made for an exciting setting for our video. We asked ourselves, what would it look like if all of the accounts within Instagram become transformed by a song?”

This song was this group’s first to reach the Hot 100 in six years. Their previous visit to the chart was in early 2012 when “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)” peaked at #86. This song was chosen by Princess Nagger, who has said this is currently her favorite group (second only to Imagine Dragons).

Give a listen to Foster The People with “Sit Next To Me”:

I don’t know about you, but when a song catches my ear on a show I’m watching, I always have to go look it up to listen to the whole thing. This next song was heard on one of my newest favorite shows, The Village, that airs on Tuesday’s on NBC, on the April 2nd episode.

This song is this artist’s breakthrough single that is based on a friend of his who was struggling with drug addiction. The artist urges his pal to seek help and he will “leave a light on” if and when he wants to talk about it.

If you look into the distance, there’s a house up on the hill / Guidin’ like a lighthouse / To a place where you’ll be safe to feel our grace / ‘Cause we’ve all made mistakes / If you’ve lost your way

He was quoted as saying:

“[My friend] was going through a really dark time and I wrote the song to let him know that he’s not alone and I was always there for him.”

Though inspired by the artist’s friend, the song has a broader meaning aimed at anyone who has let an addiction of some form get a hold of them. He explained:

“Everybody I know, myself included, at some point in their lives has struggled with some form of addiction, whether it be drinking too much or eating too much. You know, whatever it is, I think somebody at some point has struggled with addiction. I just wanted to write this song for my family and my friends to let them know that we can talk about it.”

Get ready for some goosebumps, here’s Tom Walker with “Leave a Light On”:

Next up is an artist who declares herself a “superwoman” on her sleek new electro-pop song, which appears on the upcoming soundtrack to animated film UglyDolls. The song was co-written by P!nk and co-produced by Marshmello.

I never held my hand out and asked for something free / I got pride I could roll out for miles in front of me / I don’t need your help, and I don’t need sympathy / I don’t need you to lower the bar for me

The UglyDolls soundtrack is out April 26th, with the film following on May 3rd. Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) directed the movie adapted from a popular toy line. The animated film features includes voice acting from a variety of musicians including this artist, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX and Lizzo.

Here’s the inimitable Kelly Clarkson with “Broken & Beautiful”:

Next up is a gorgeous almost-gospel rock song I heard on Grey’s Anatomy during the cliffhanger episode before the holiday hiatus, and it was brought back onto my radar during an episode of For The People on March 21st.

It is also just one of a slew of this artist’s songs featured on major TV series in the last few years. Shows that include Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives, Brothers & Sisters and The Fosters.

The artist herself is a Los Angeles-based indie rock, folk rock singer songwriter that has been creating gorgeous music since her debut album on the Geffen label back in 1997.

Since then, she has released 15 studio albums as a solo artist, with her latest album Lovey Dovey released in 2017.

Without further ado, here’s Garrison Starr with “Bones”:

Last, but certainly not least, is a brand new song from one of my all time favorite country artists, that gives praise to a higher power in his unabashedly smitten new love song. This is the country star’s first single and first new music of 2019.

The song is a tribute to the artist’s wife of 16 years, Kimberly Williams-Paisley (one of my favorite actresses), and spares no gushing bit of sentiment in describing his own whiskey-into-wine brush with divinity. He was quoted as saying:

“I can be a little ornery when it comes to writing love songs. I don’t typically put it all out there, but in this one I did. This is the most powerful statement I think I can make. The one I wrote it for, she is my worst critic typically, but in this case I think I got it right.”

You’re going to love the lyric video – I guarantee there will be smiles and giggles while you watch. Here’s my boy, Brad Paisley, with “My Miracle”:

That’s a wrap for this week – see you on floor!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   PhotobucketI have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and while our beloved Callie of JAmerican Spice is taking a break, our friend Michelle from Musings and Merriments with Michelle is helping out with hostess duties!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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About StacyUncorked

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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7 thoughts on “come Sit Next To Me and Leave a Light On because i am Broken & Beautiful to my Bones, but you’re My Miracle!

  1. I saw Kelly Clarkson in concert, double bill with Clay Aiken. she is amazing.

  2. By definition, Easter is the Sunday after the first full moon of spring, but it usually doesn’t work out that way, because it’s calendar based rather than astronomically based. There’s a multistep algorithm ( based on the year that fixes the date as a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. That Wikipedia article has the whole rationale behind it and also explains why Orthodox Easter is usually a week or two later than Catholic (and most other churches’) Easter.

    Anyway, great set today!

  3. Sit next to me is awesome and I love the video. Their carnival looks like Riverview… I’m not kiddin’ look it up on you tube. It’s very similar. Check out those concerts those kids love this band. Cool. Tom Walkers tune is okay, but not my cup of tea. Sorry! I’ll probably have to let it grow on me, and KELLY CLARKSON a new one??? Sheesh! I didn’t hear about that… Dang, I’m livin’ under that rock again for pity sakes… hahaha Okay, it’s the first time I heard it & she’s really growin’ for sure, but her video looks more for her kids. Yep, it’s the first time I heard it, and I likes it a lot. Very cool. Okay up next is guess I’m still under that rock cuz I never heard of her or her song. It’s kinda cool. I’ll have to hear it again. Good to dance too that’s for sure. Now you know I like this dude for sure… Brad Paisley he’s such a cutie pie! Cute tune too and love the video… I got to get around more. hahahaha You have a great day girlfriend and thanks for sharin’ such cool songs. You’re duh best! Hey, how you doin’ girlfriend? Hope all is well with y’all and write me sometime when you got a couple of minutes! BIG HUGS

  4. Stacy,

    How are ya doin’ girl? Yes, when I hear a song on TV show or movie, I’ll hunt for it on Google. Sometimes I only get a line of the lyrics to go on but when I find it, then I listen to make sure it’s what I heard.

    I enjoyed your mix of pop and country songs; all new-to-me, too. Garrison Starr might be my favorite selection this morning. Thanks for sharing the dance floor. I hope things are settling back to normal after Spring break.

    Here’s my direct 4M post! 😉

  5. My favorite (by far) of this set is Bones – that is one song that is threatening to become an earworm. So, so catchy!