After my long term Norah Jones addiction, I decided it was time to break down and spend the money on myself to buy her new CD...and it's fantastic!!! Norah's voice is so sweet and soothing. I absolutely love everything I've ever heard her do. Plus, she plays the piano like it's a part of her. I really appreciate a talented piano player that can come into the mainstream music world and have her own sound. She doesn't try to sound like anything that would fall in the category of "top 40" music...but she's been stuck in the top 40 for years. An original sound is always such a breath of fresh air.
Anyone who is not familiar with her music should definitely take the time to become familiar with it. You will not be wasting your time.
There is a song on her new album that really caught my attention. It reminded me of how I felt during the really hard times that Michael and I went through. Her lyrics are very raw emotionally. Sometimes they can pull your heart right out of your chest............
"Wake Me Up"
by Norah Jones
Wake me up when it's over
Wake me up when it's done
When he's gone away and taken everything
Wake me up
Wake me up when the skies are clearing
When the water is still'cause
I will not watch the ships sail away so
Please say you will
If it were any other day
This wouldn't get the best of me
But today I'm not so strong
So lay me down with a sad song
And when it stops then you know
I've beenGone too long
But don't shake me awake
Don't bend me or I will break
Come find me somewhere between my dreams
With the sun on my face
I will still feel it later on
But for now I'd rather be asleep