The Innocence Mission: The Lakes of Canada
How could I not post one of the best songs by one of my favorite bands this week? I posted another Innocence Mission song a while back, but this one is really one of their most beautiful. It has warranted itself a number of different cover versions as well, including one by Sufjan Stevens, but really, I don't think any cover could compare with the original.
Karen Peris' soft vocals on this song lend themselves to the calm contented feelings evoked by the song. In the song, she is rowing on a Canadian lake and feeling hopeful and joyful. It is one of those rare moments in life of pure happiness where anything seems possible.