Song Request

I’m an Emmy Rossum fan.

Though her music is fairly unknown outside the mainstream pop world, she has a gorgeous, clear, lyrical soprano voice.

I’m also green with envy she got to play opposite Gerard Butler in the movie Phantom of the Opera.

One day while chauffeuring kids around, I was playing a cd that included one of her songs called “Slow Me Down.”


Rushing and racing, and running in circles.

Moving so fast, I’m forgetting my purpose.

Blur of the traffic is sending me spinning, getting nowhere.

My head and my heart are colliding, chaotic.

Pace of the world, I just wish I could stop it.

Try to appear like I’ve got it together, I’m falling apart.

Save me, somebody take my hand and lead me.

Slow me down, don’t let love pass me by.

Just show me how ’cause I’m ready to fall.

Slow me down, don’t let me live a lie.

Before my life flies by.

I need you to slow me down.


It’s all A capella with tracks of Emmy’s voice stacked on top of each other in sweet harmonies.

The fact that I can completely relate to the lyrics is also a perk.

A few minutes after that song had played, Scott called from the back of the van, “Hey, Mom will you play that song again where the girl sings and she’s all stressed out?”

It’s good to know he’s listening more than I think he is.

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