Have you ever wandered through the back streets of a city and stumbled onto something really special? Like inspiring street art, a cafe with amazing vibes, a tourist attraction you didn’t know about.
Or maybe a singer with a great voice. This happened to me in Sydney a couple of years ago.
We were walking through The Rocks precinct when his voice drifted to us. It was mesmorizing. When we found him there he was, in all his cuteness, busking with his guitar in the sunshine. We joined a small crowd and that was it. I was hooked.
His voice is smooth and hypnotic. Mellow and so easy to listen to. Looking back I’m surprised I didn’t take photos but it was one of those times when I just got lost in the moment, the pure enjoyment of his music. It was a highlight of our weekend in Sydney.
I became his newest fan and then and there bought his CD, Let the River Run
Fast forward two years. Last Saturday he played at The Toff in town, a small intimate venue in the heart of Melbourne. We had front row seats with a perfect view. Once again I took very few photos. Hubby took a couple but I just lost myself in his voice again. The intimate and very classy performance passed way too quickly.
Diane from LadiesWhoLunchReviews posted last week, if we were stuck in an elevator with a rock star who would it be? No surprises by now. Mark Wilkinson may not be a rock star but he can serenade me indefinitely, or at least until they fix the lift!
I guess I never really knew the strength I had
To keep from falling
I guess I never really knew the lengths I’d go
To keep from losing my control
I guess I never really knew the fire I lit
Would keep on burning
I guess I never really knew the path I took
Was the only road I’d ever walk
But oh, when the weight it comes
Sometimes it gets hard to breathe
Till I hear it calling
Out to me
Saying come on, come on
Lift it to the ceiling
And sing it with some feeling
Lift it from the water
So we can keep this love high
So we can keep this love dry
I guess I never really knew the words I wrote
Would keep me breathing
I guess I never really knew that darling
You’re the fire that burns inside my soul
Well you burn inside my soul …
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