Un Giorno Per Noi (A Time For Us)

One of my favorite Josh Groban songs is his adaptation of Un Giorno Per Noi, the theme song of Romeo and Juliet. I continually hit replay when this song comes up on my playlist.At times, I get discouraged about love. Especially when I hear how the divorce rate is climbing or hear about a relationship gone bad. Is there any hope at all these days? Can love survive in our day and age? Let alone a forbidden love like in Romeo and Juliet? Even though, I can’t understand the language that Josh sings this song  in, I am completely awestuck at the beauty of his words and voice…I believe music is a universal language. It can inspire someone to love or it can inspire someone to hate. It can make us cherish every moment and relationship or makes us want to get wasted and screw around. I can’t help but admire how Josh Groban’s music inspires me to believe that there are still gentleman out there. There is still true love waiting around the corner to woo my heart. At some point, I will meet a guy that doesn’t just want to use me but be my friend. I don’t want to be with someone who is just fun to be around when life is good. I want to be with someone who will be a safe harbor when lifes storms devastate my soul. I’m not saying that I think Josh Groban is the answer to every woman’s problem, but that I hope I will be able to wait for a guy that is worth spending the rest of my life with.

Here are the lyrics to Un Giorno Per Noi (A Time For Us)

One day, you know, for us will come

The freedom to love each other without limits

And the dream denied to us will blossom

The love now hidden will reveal itself


One day, you know, to live

The life that eludes us here

One day, you know, to live

The life that eludes us here

 

Our love will overcome

The obstacles and the tides of adversity

And there will also be for us in the world

A time which love will triumph

A time which love will triumph


Here is a video of Josh performing it live during his Awake Tour a couple years ago.


Grobanite Testimony

Welcome, my fellow Grobanite. I couldn’t think of a better way to start my blog, than to tell you of when my heart was changed and inspired after hearing Josh Groban’s music. My story is probably not one of a typical Grobanite.

I am 21 years old , as I write this, and so Josh Groban made his big break sometime when I was in  middle school. At the time, I listened mainly to Christian music and secular mainstream music that I would catch on the radio. I remember hearing his song “You Raise Me Up” on the radio frequently and instantly changing it because I wasn’t in the mood for mister dramatic pants. Fast forward to last fall, I was listening to the radio, when a Christmas song of his was playing. I couldn’t believe how peaceful and beautiful his voice made me feel. I was in desperate need of new music. I had started listening to mainstream pop and hip-hop but I was never one to care much about sex, drugs and partying. I decided I was going to buy one of his cd that played non-seasonal music. When I got to Target, the only cd they had was Illuminations. As soon as I heard “Bells of New York City“, I was smitten. I had no idea how romantic his music was or how he makes you feel like you are the only one listening. To say the least, I was inlove. Within a couple weeks, I had four cds of his. I currently have seven of his cds which include Josh Groban(debut), CloserLive at the GreekAwakeAwake LiveNoel and Illuminations. I know, I’m a terrible Grobanite. I don’t have all his cds. But thats why I’m here. Hopefully, I wont be so obsessed that I have to have every cd, dvd or poster. Or have to listen to his music when I wake up, in the car and at the gym. I’m still a diamond in the rough.

However, for me to truly appreciate and contribute to a music artist, I have to like the person as an individual. After I realized that I loved Josh Groban’s music, I quickly went to youtube and watched interviews and of him. I was flabbergasted to find that he was incredibly humble and down-to-earth. I couldn’t believe how someone so truly talented could act like a kind normal person. Also, I read that he is a Christian and wondered if that had anything to do with it. I am also a Christian. That did it! I made a special little place in my heart for him to reside and inspire.

I hope in this blog, to share with you how Josh Groban’s music has inspired me.

Godbless

Elizabeth


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