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The Song of the Week

28 September 2009




Songs As I get older it’s as if time slips away more quickly. The days, months and years just fly by. I often wonder why when I was a child the time went by so slowly. At least, it seemed that way to me. As an adult, I can’t seem to slow the hands of time. Life moves too quickly now! We age, our children grow up, we lose touch with dear friends and sometimes family. It is as if time is literally slipping from my hands. As I was pondering all of this, a song came to mind. Of course it was one of David’s songs, I play his music all the time! In it, David sings about how he tries to stop time but it seems to slip through his fingers, or rather his hands! It is one of my favorites and I especially love the way David sings it ‘live’. Did you guess what song I am referring to?

The Song of the Week is….

“My Hands”

“My Hands” was written by Emanuel Kiriakou, James Fauntleroy III and Zukhan Bey for David’s self-titled debut album, released in November of 2008. It was produced by Emanuel Kiriakou for JIVE records. It is a pop song with a good beat and very clever lyrics. It’s about trying to stop time, so we can go back and find the love we have lost. It speaks of the pain and frustration of not being able to hold on!

Here is David’s recorded album version of “My Hands”:

Here is a popular ‘live’ version of “My Hands” that David did for AOL Music, Live Sessions: ( I love the ending!)

And now here is the version I saw in concert ‘live’ at the Hartford XL Center on June 21, 2009. Again listen to the ending, it is just beautiful!

video courtesy of djbell13

So as we think about how quickly time flies, perhaps we can try harder to take the time to slow down just a little bit. Maybe we can “stop and smell the roses” a little more, as the saying goes, before time slips through our hands and we have lost the chance to enjoy the good things we have in our lives. Just a thought! 😉

Take care all,

David Archuleta, the Voice

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  • Judith (unregistered) | 29th September 2009 at 7:42 pm |

    Hi Katie! I did read this blog yesterday but didn’t get a chance to comment. “My Hands” is a song I had to get used to at first. David sang it great but the lyrics were a little different for him. But he has certainly taken this song and really made it his in live performances. I had not seen the Hartford video and I loved it. I did see him perform this in Los Angeles and I loved the gospel tinged ending so much!

    And oh yes Katie…how the hands on our clocks seem to move faster with every year! Thank you for a great article.

  • pikepss | 1 | 30th September 2009 at 5:43 pm |

    This also was not a song I warmed up to immediately. I thought the lyrics were strange at first and once I heard it a few times I began to appreciate what it meant. David sings it beautifully and by no means should time be taken for granted as our lives become more involved time seems to elude us. Take a moment to listen to this wonderful song David has given us.

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  • minja | 2 | 5th October 2009 at 8:06 pm |

    I really like this song. It’s a good pop song. Really love the harmonies. And David’s intro vocals are mesmerizing.