Looking for good music? Check out Passenger/Mike Rosenberg!

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British solo acoustic/folk singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg, who goes by the moniker of his old band, Passenger, has charmed the socks off Australia in recent years. In the last couple of years he’s gravitated to Australian shores, touring and recording with the the absolute cream of Australian popular.
He was one of the support acts of Ed Sheeran’s European Tour, the singer is called Mike Rosenberg and I thought he deserves more recognition. In Australia, his recent album “All The Little Lights” was on number 2 on iTunes, let’s get him to number one and let’s Europe get to know him better! He really deserves more attention, this musician prooves that there is still some real music out there. He has so much pure, raw talent and such a beautiful, soothing voice.

Now, let’s music speak words, here are some of my favourites from him.

“I Hate”

You simply have to listen to this song, the lyrics are genius!

Lyrics:

Well, I hate racist blokes telling tasteless jokes and explaining where people belong.
I hate ignorant folks who pay money to see gigs, then talk through every fucking song.
I hate people in nightclubs snorting coke, and explaining where you’re going wrong.
Well, if you agree, come hating with me, or feel free to sing along.

And it goes la la la…

And I hate pointless status updates on Facebook, FYI; we were never �M8’s.
We pretend to be friends on the internet when, in real life we have nothing to say
to each other.
Oh brother, I’ve love for my mother, for good times, for music, and my mates.
Yeah I love and I live and I have love to give, but sometimes all you can do is hate.

And it goes la la la…

Well, I hate them fussy eaters, you cook them fajitas, they only eat pizza and chips.
I hate stepping outside for a smoke and some guy coughs, like your lungs are his.
And I hate queuing up for festival toilets, especially when you need a shit.
And I hate the X Factor for murdering music, you bunch of money-grubbing pricks.

And it goes la la la…

And I hate them magazines aimed at insecure teens, they make 10-year-olds race to grow up.
Hey kids, let’s all be anorexic or better, eat chocolate �til you throw up.
Keep your Hollywood stars and their stupid cars and their botox that makes them look fucked.
Just grow old with grace — have you seen Cher’s face? It looks like it’s been hit by a truck.

And it goes la la la…



My Heart’s On Fire. He also sang this with Ed Sheeran but it’s originally his song, it’s simply beautiful


Let Her Go. Also simply beautiful.


The Wrong Direction. This song is so catchy and fun.


Life’s For The Living. Yet another amazing, beautiful song.


Golden Thread. B-e-autiful.

Lyrics:

Tell me one more lie my dear
Tell me one more lie my dear
Tell me one more lie my dear
Tell me one more lie my dear

There’s lights on in a window
And a signpost in the snow
There’s a golden coin beneath your pillow
There’s parachutes above you
And lifeboats below
And a heart that loves you
Yeah, I think you know

There’s treasure maps well hidden
And diamonds in the dirt
There’s a golden thread weaved into your shirt
There’s a kiss for every tear
That rolls down your cheek
And words I shouldn’t hear and words you shouldn’t speak

So tell me one more lie my dear
Whisper softly so nobody hears
Keep me hanging on for another year
Oh, tell me one more lie my dear

Well there’s whiskey and blankets
And a bonfire when you’re cold
I’ll hold a golden breath till I’m silver and old
With only hope to keep alive
And only time to kill
There’s a fool that loved you
And he loves you still

So tell me one more lie my dear
Whisper softly so nobody hears
Keep me hanging on for another year
Oh, tell me one more lie my dear

Spin me one more tale sweetheart
Weave golden needle and thread through my heart
Whisper all the things you know I long to hear
Oh tell me one more lie my dear


Feather On The Clyde. Love the lyrics here too but I think I love the lyrics of each song actually.

Lyrics:

well there’s a river that runs through Glasgow
and makes her but it breaks her and takes her into the parks
and her current just like my blood flows
down from the hills, round aching bones to my restless heart

well i would swim but the river is so wide
and I’m scared I won’t make it to the other side
well God knows I’ve failed but He knows that I’ve tried
i long for something that’s safe and warm
but all I have is all that is gone
i’m as helpless and as hopeless as a feather on the Clyde

well on one side all the lights glow
and the folks know and the kids go where the music and the drinking starts
on the other side where no cars go
up to the hills that stand alone like my restless heart

well i would swim but the river is so wide
and I’m scared I won’t make it to the other side
well God knows I’ve failed but He knows that I’ve tried
i long for something that’s safe and warm
but all I have is all that is gone
i’m as helpless and as hopeless as a feather on the Clyde

well the sun sets late in Glasgow
and the daylight and the city part
and I think of you in Glasgow
cos you’re all that’s safe, you’re all that’s warm in my restless heart


Keep On Walking. His most recent music video. Very nice catchy song.
This is truly an incredible look at life on the road, the monotony, the bustle and hustle of people day in day out.”


Holes. Another great song by him.


Things That Stop You Dreaming.

Those are some of my favourites from Passenger. I really recommend you all to at least listen to one song of him. He has a beautiful and soothing voice and his songs are amazing really. His music shows that there are still some real talented musicians out there, real music still exists thanks to artists like him.

You can get “All The Little Lights” on iTunesΒ (+other albums of him)Β and you can also purchase a physical copy through JB Hi-Fi and you can get phyiscal copies of his albums at his gigs. I really hope that I will see him again this year as a headliner. Thirthy minutes were way too short, I want to see a whole gig of him, I love his music.

What do you think of Passenger/Mike Rosenberg and his music? Make sure to check out http://passengermusic.com/, his Facebook fanpage and his Twitter account.

Xoxo

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