Song of the Day #2,368: ‘Streetcorner Symphony’ – Rob Thomas

rob_thomas_something_to_beI like Rob Thomas as a person (based on some interviews I’ve seen and read) and I like a few of his songs (‘Smooth’ is still brilliant 15 years later), but this white-boy soul track just doesn’t do it for me.

Thomas hasn’t released an album in five years, and the last reference on his Wikipedia page is to 2010, so I wonder what he’s up to. Playing the festival circuit? Chilling with his pretty, lupus-afflicted wife?

It’s morning
I wake up
The taste of summer sweetness on my mind
It’s a clear day
In this city
Let’s go dance under the street lights
All the people in this world
Let’s come together
More than ever
I can feel it
Can you feel it

Come on over
Down to the corner
My sisters and my brothers of every different color
Can’t you feel that sunshine telling you to hold tight
Things will be alright
Try to find a better life
Come on over
Down to the corner
My sisters and my brothers there for one another
Come on over
Man I know you wanna let yourself go

Some people
It’s a pity
They go all their lives and never know
How to love or to let love go
But it’s alright now
We’ll make it through this somehow
And we’ll paint the perfect picture
All the colors of this world will run together more than ever
I can feel it
Can you feel it

We may never find our reason to shine
But here and now this is our time
And I may never find the meaning of life
But for this moment I am fine
So

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,368: ‘Streetcorner Symphony’ – Rob Thomas

  1. Dana says:

    My family, and Amy in particular, are big fans of Thomas and, by extension Matchbox 20. He is continuing to make music through the band and their album North from 2012 was quite successful, including the single “She’s So Mean,” which those of us who listen to radio (ahem!) really dig. Frankly, I rarely hear a song from Thomas or Matchbox that I don’t like, including today’s SOTD.

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