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Angel

I’m wrapped around in puppet strings

You tug on them and pull my wings

I’m all wrapped up in heavy chains

You tug and open Heaven’s gate

You know I am free

It’s how I choose to be

Well lo and behold,

I have been controlled!

I’m wrapped around in puppet strings

You tug on them and pull my wings

I’m all wrapped up in heavy chains

You tug and open Heaven’s gate

Don’t know if you see

This ain’t how I choose to be

But anything to please you

I’m never gonna seize you

I’m wrapped around in puppet strings

You tug on them and pull my wings

I’m all wrapped up in heavy chains

You tug and open Heaven’s gate

And now I want to be an angel…

Day 10: write about something for which you feel strongly

I went for a walk today (I took my cat out) and I remembered how nice it feels to be outside. And now it’s warm enough to go on walks again. I feel really strongly that it’s important to slow down and how it’s healing to be in nature. There’s so much busy and hectic energy around us all the time and it is so stressful. It’s better to live in the moment and fully appreciate what is around you.

Album Review: “Warmer in the Winter” by Lindsey Stirling

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Lindsey Stirling is an extraordinarily talented violinist. She combines classical music with pop/hip-hop to create her own unique sound. Recently, she released “Warmer in the Winter,” a holiday album. It is filled with many classics as well as a few originals. The album is mainly instrumental but also features a handful of featuring singers.

Each song is equally awesome. But here is my personal ranking:

The good songs:

  • Let it Snow – has a very classy feel to it. Makes me feel like I’m at a fancy cocktail party.
  • What Child Is This – Slow, calming, and even haunting…
  • Jingle Bell Rock – fun and relaxing, has a jazzy feel to it.
  • Silent Night – incredibly peaceful, as it should be.

The great songs:

  • Angels We Have Heard On High – Absolutely beautiful!
  • I Saw Three Ships – an underrated Christmas song, in my opinion!
  • Warmer In The Winter (featuring Trombone Shorty) – super cheesy and super cute.
  • All I Want For Christmas – I think I like this song better as an instrumental!
  • Time To Fall In Love (featuring Alex Gaskarth) – very catchy! The violin parts are the best.

My favorites:

  • Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy – One of my favorite holiday songs in general. This version adds a unique yet complementary hip-hop beat to it.
  • You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (featuring Sabrina Carpenter) – a very strong track, I love how they twisted it from the original.
  • Christmas C’mon (featuring Becky G) – My favorite original on the album. Super upbeat and easy to dance to.
  • Carol of the Bells – such a pretty yet intense song that has been masterfully modernized.