A little running music

I know I’m always looking for excuses to cop out of my morning runs, but on a beautiful morning like yesterday, stopping to take pictures wasn’t so much an excuse as a necessity. I had my cameraphone with me (acting as a music player and route tracker)as I ran down through Old Sacramento and across the Tower Bridge to Raley Field, and hey, I was going to stop and enjoy the view anyway because it was just too pretty not to, so why not take some pictures? I just can’t get over how gorgeous of a morning it was this morning — it was one of those mornings where I can’t imagine why I’d want to live somewhere else.

So anyway, here are some of the pics I took this morning, and just for fun, I thought I’d throw in some song lyrics from my running playlist for good measure. Just to warn you, I’ve got a bit of an eclectic taste in music, so don’t be hatin’ on my odd song choices. (Josh, this means you!) :-)

Feel free to guess any or all of the songs in the comments section. At the end of the day (or whenever I remember) I’ll post a comment with the song artists and titles in them. :-)

American River and Zigurraut Building in morning sunlight
Let it rise about the four winds
Caught up in the heavenly sound
Let praises echo from the towers of cathedrals
To the faithful gathered underground
Of all the songs sung from the dawn of creation
Some were meant to persist
Of all the bells rung from a thousand steeples
None rings truer than this


This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive


And so time over time
What will change the world
No one knows
So the only promise
Is a day to live, to give
And share with one another


I love you baby like a flower loves the spring
And I love you baby just like Tina loves to sing
And I love you baby like a school boy loves his pet
And I love you baby, river deep mountain high


Lights go down, it’s dark
The jungle is your head
Can’t rule your heart
A feeling so much stronger than a thought
Your eyes are wide
And though your soul
It can’t be bought your mind can wander


Some days you gotta dance
Live it up when you get the chance
‘Cause when the world doesn’t make no sense
And you’re feeling just a little too tense
Gotta loosen up those chains and dance


song lyric goes here

6 Responses Subscribe to comments

  1. Joel!

    I thought you said no more pictures of the bridge? :-P

    Nov 03, 2010 @ 6:12 am

  2. Kari

    Darn it!!! I *knew* someone was going to call me on that! Brat. ;-)

    Nov 03, 2010 @ 6:49 am

  3. Cole

    Your pictures and stories make Mommy want to pack up and move to Sacramento.

    Nov 03, 2010 @ 6:30 am

  4. Kari

    She should at least come and visit! ;-)

    Nov 03, 2010 @ 6:49 am

  5. Josh

    Not making fun of song choices… not making fun of song choices…

    Nov 03, 2010 @ 8:08 am

  6. Kari

    Quit smirking–I can hear you from here. :-p

    Nov 03, 2010 @ 8:28 am