Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Time of Your life - Is it that good?

So, most (hopefully) all of you have heard of David Cook, that guy who's, oh I don't know, just won American Idol! With 56% of the votes, he won by a hair.

He sang the song "The Time of My Life" for the finale, and then recorded it in studio. Since then, the song has shot to the top of the charts, #1 in downloads on Amazon.

What do we think of this song?

The power ballad of sorts starts out with a mellow verse with soft piano and light acoustic guitar, with Cook's clear, soft voice, almost whispering. It quickly comes in with soft drums and the pace picks up, and then transitions into the chorus. Cook builds up his voice to fit the soaring sound and the result is an epic, grand sounding chorus.

The lyrics of this song are positive and uplifting, at the same time, well-written.

I could believe in
And looking for that
Magic rainbow
On the horizon
I couldn’t see it
Until I let go
Gave into love and watched all the bitterness burn
Now I’m coming alive
Body and soul
And feelin’ my world start to turn

And I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time
To be more than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life

Holding onto things that vanished
Into the air
Left me in pieces
But now I’m rising from the ashes
Finding my wings
And all that I needed
Was there all along
Within my reach
As close as the beat of my heart

So I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time to be
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life

And I’m out on the edge of forever
Ready to run
I’m keeping my feet on the ground
My arms open wide
My face to the sun

I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time to be
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
This is the time
This is the time of my life.
This is the time of my life