Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚

Is there a thing in this world that makes you deliriously happy? Something that creates this feeling in your chest, like your heart is swelling and trying to fly away, like your feet suddenly don’t touch the ground, like the entire world is just made of light, joy and laughter?

I really hope you felt this way, at least once in your life. For me? I get that feeling when I sing sometimes.

I was always that kid who participated in every single school concert there was, I was in the high-school choir, and had a couple of solos to perform, every year. I loved this. I love music beyond words, I cannot conceive a world without it, but most of all, I adore singing….

I remember performing “Calling you” by Bagdad Cafe, I was seventeen and there was so many people in the room. I waited backstage, everything was dark, there was only the blue lamps to lightened the scene. My music teacher called out my name, and there was some applause, mostly my very few friends who heard me singing before (all the time, I never could help myself) and knew what to expect.

But there was a lot of adults in the room, parents bored out their mind and rather resentful of spending a Friday night at their kids’s choir show. I went and entered the scene, thinking all kind of unhelpful comments like ” The show must go on” and “let your heart speak” and yes, I was a real geeky and corny teenager back then.

I vaguely smiled towards the crowd’s direction and nervously adjusted the mic. I waited some excruciating seconds for my teacher to launch the CD with the instrumental music and then, I just sang.

I didn’t close my eyes, there was no need. I could not see the mass of faces despite the blue lights, I could not see anything except what my mind conjured. I sang with… everything I had in me.

I was the lyrics of this lovely song, I was the story behind it, it was my life. I was not standing on that scene, I was not living in this grey and sad city of western France, no, I was in a desert, I was cold and I was in love.

I never felt my voice rise, never felt my face contorted to match the pain behind the words I was singing, and I just went on and on and on. I existed and died with the song, and the relief, the joy, the… the feeling of emptying everything that is burdening your soul through your voice, loud and proud, while people listen, really listen and hear your pain, hear who you are, what you’ve got… I cannot describe that feeling.

I waited until I had returned backstage to emotionally cry about the standing ovation I’ve got. Then I laughed at myself. It was a beautiful night.

Do you like to sing? Or is there something else that takes your breath away?

I want to hear it.

Enjoy this Shatzi.

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Song of the day

Bagdad Cafe  “Calling You”

A desert road from vegas to nowhere
some place better than where you’re been
A coffee machine that needs some fixing
In a little cafe just around the bend

I am calling you
Can’t you hear me
I am calling you

A hot dry wind blows right through me
The baby’s crying and I can’t sleep
But we both know a change is coming
coming closer, sweet release

I am calling you
I know you hear me
I am calling you
I am calling you
I know you hear me
I am calling you

A desert road from vegas to nowhere
Some place better than where you’ve been
A coffee machine that needs some fixing
In a little cafe just around the bend
A hot dry wind blows right through me

The baby’s crying and I can’t sleep
And I can feel a change is coming
coming closer, sweet release

I am calling you
can’t you hear me
I am calling you


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Written by fantac.cisse

I'm a web journalist, a blogger, a vidder, an editor and a silver tongue dipped in English and French... and dreams. I'm a woman. I'm a cultureholic, I'm weird and strangely hopeful in life. โ†“ Subjects on this blog: Worldwide culture โ€ข Socials awareness โ€ข Socials awesomeness โ€ข Politics โ€ข Literature โ€ข Geek Culture โ€ข Harry Potter Fan โ€ข All mythologies fan โ€ข Philosophy โ€ข Music โ€ข Cinema โ€ข TV Shows โ€ข Food โ€ข Deep thoughts on Life that aren't that deep โ€ข

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