SONG OF THE DAY: Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On

SONG OF THE DAY

Corinne Bailey Rae

Put Your Records On

Neo-soul songstress Corinne Bailey Rae was born in Leeds, England to a West Indian father and British mother. In her early years, Rae gravitated towards 90s alternative rock bands and formed her own indie rock band. While in university she took at job a jazz club and acquired a taste for soul music.

SONG OF THE DAY  Corinne Bailey Rae  Put Your Records On

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Soon she landed a record deal with EMI and released her self-titled debut album in 2006 that reached number four on The Billboard 200 and earned the singer/songwriter three Grammy nominations.

Full of delightful clichés, “Put Your Records On” is one of those timeless feel good classics that make you forget those little worries.

Watch the singer’s live performance of the song below.

Three little birds sat on my window.
And they told me I don’t need to worry.
Summer came like cinnamon
So sweet,
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete.

Maybe sometimes we’ve got it wrong, but it’s alright
The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same
Oh, don’t you hesitate.

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.

Blue as the sky, sunburnt and lonely,
Sipping tea in a bar by the roadside,
(just relax, just relax)
Don’t you let those other boys fool you,
Got to love that afro hair do.

Maybe sometimes we feel afraid, but it’s alright
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change.
Don’t you think it’s strange?

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.

‘Twas more than I could take, pity for pity’s sake
Some nights kept me awake, I thought that I was stronger
When you gonna realise, that you don’t even have to try any longer?
Do what you want to.

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

Oh, you’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow

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