Music Break: Alaska

November 5, 2020

Maggie Rogers ethereal original version of “Alaska” fits my mood of a terrible weight lifting, at least for a moment.

Below, contestant Julia Cooper brings a jazz inflected version to “The Voice” competition. I can’t escape it because my wife is always listening to this in the background, and this is one of the best auditions I can remember. Can’t stop listening.

Lyrics below:

[Verse 1]
I was walking through icy streams
That took my breath away
Moving slowly through westward water
Over glacial plains

[Pre-Chorus]
And I walked off you
And I walked off an old me
Oh me, oh my, I thought it was a dream
So it seemed

[Chorus]
And now, breathe deep
I’m inhaling
You and I, there’s air in between
Leave me be
I’m exhaling
You and I, there’s air in between
Ooh-hoo, ooh-hoo, ooh-hoo-ooh
Ooh-hoo-ooh
You and I, there’s air in between
Ooh-hoo, ooh-hoo, ooh-hoo-ooh
Ooh-hoo-ooh

[Verse 2]
Cut my hair so I could rock back and forth
Without thinking of you
Learned to talk and say
Whatever I wanted to

One Response to “Music Break: Alaska”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    I’m doing exactly the same thing, except that instead of walking through icy streams, I rolled all my wheelie-bins to the curb.

    It will probably take another 10 weeks to walk him off, though.


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