Brand New

Every once in a while I hear a song and it just blows me away. It doesn’t even have to be a new song either like this one from Ben Rector called “BRAND NEW”. I first heard a version of it on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and then I found the original version which I loved even more. It’s such a positive uplifting song that makes me feel so good. I love the message of feeling young and new again.

My favorite line is “I feel just like a young John Cusack” because it reminds me of some of his best movies like “Say Anything” and “Serendipity”. Also loved the line about closing my eyes and dancing and not caring if anyone sees you.

Here is the original version where Ben took six of his fans to Six Flags.

Here’s the version I first heard from So You Think You Can Dance… which is awesome. I love the remix and the dancers who all do different routines to it.

Here’s a live performance from Conan in 2016

“Brand New”

I feel like new sunglasses, like a brand new pair of jeans
I feel like taking chances, I feel a lot like seventeen

I feel like windows rolled down, new city, streets and cabs
I feel like anything can happen, laughing,
You take me right back, when we were kids
Never thought I’d feel like this

Like when I close my eyes and don’t even care if anyone sees me dancing
Like I can fly, and don’t even think of touching the ground
Like a heartbeat skip, like an open page
Like a one way trip on an aeroplane
It’s the way that I feel when I’m with you, brand new
Brand new

I feel like a young John Cusack, like making big mistakes
I feel like for the first time in a long time I am not afraid
I feel like a kid, never thought it’d feel like this

Like when I close my eyes and don’t even care if anyone sees me dancing
Like I can fly, and don’t even think of touching the ground
Like a heartbeat skip, like an open page
Like a one way trip on an aeroplane
It’s the way that I feel when I’m with you, brand new

Time will always try to make us old
You remind me what I used to know

Like when I close my eyes and don’t even care if anyone sees me dancing
Like I can fly, and don’t even think of touching the ground
Like a heartbeat skip, like an open page
Like a one way trip on an aeroplane
It’s the way that I feel when I’m with you, brand new

Brand new, yeah, yeah, yeah
And I feel brand new
I feel brand new
I feel brand new

 

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