Wish i could…

Rewind time just a few years (wait, it’s been a LOT more than a few years). i wish i could turn on the radio and be greeted by that smooth and yet appropriately raspy (only when needed) alto. That voice, God that voice. She left many wanting heart break so that they could sing EX FACTOR and actually understand that thing she sings about (but can never really understand until you’ve lived it).

At the drop of a dime – or should i say – a flick of a fitted hat, words like, “Yeah in saloons we drink Boone’s and battle goons till high noon. Bust rap toons on flat spoons, take no shorts like poon poon’s” could just as easily come out of her mouth.

This morning i heard a guitar riff in my head, the chords i could see as if i was reading a book, and before i could hum the tune i found myself saying, “and what i’ve got say, is rebel. while today is still today, choose well…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofe6sc6_CpI

Is there a word that best describes Lauryn Hill…or, is her name simply enough?

Lauryn Hill

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~ by amoralgrey on September 24, 2009.

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