I had all these things I was going to say, I’m sure I did. Something about finally getting what people mean when they say a certain song reminds them of why they first became a David Archuleta fan. Was that it? I’m not sure. The only thing I’m sure of is I need to rush back and listen to this song again.
Believe it or not, I don’t feel that way about all of David’s songs. Some I even *gasp* skip over. *cough*SBL*cough* But then there are killers like this one. Yes, killers … pure grab-you-in-the-gut-and-keep-twisting devastation.
I’m not sure what makes them so lethal. To be honest, I don’t really want to overanalyze it. Takes away the magic somehow. And magic they are. This one certainly is. Makes you stop whatever you’re doing and get pulled right inside it.
And it’s not because his voice sounds pretty on it… lots of singers have very pleasant-sounding voices. It’s because of how it makes you feel. Filled with joy, sorrow, longing. But mostly, alive. But you guys know all that only too well.
And, frankly, it sounded as though David was struggling a little on some of the other songs in the show (probably because of the dehydrating long trip and time change), but it seemed to make this one even more poignant.
When David tells interviewers he wants to find his “sound” I can’t help but think he was born with his sound, this sound. This soulful sound.
I need to go back and listen a.g.a.i.n. Does that make me crazy? Probably.
P.S. Here’s an mp3 from the lovely jenleighbarry in case you’re crazy for Crazy too. 🙂
P.P.S. VORTEX ALEEERRRRTTT!!!!! HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL!!!!! THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS is what I’m talkin’ aboutttt!!!!!!! Have been waiting for this WFM vid, looooove this!!!!!!