This song has really gotten deep under my skin. Alicia Keys has always been a highly respected artist in my books, producing songs that have moved me and shook me and got me real good. I know five million people have blogged and talked about her latest album, ‘Element of Freedom’… but it is just THAT worthy of me reiterating it again. To me, this is my most favorite song off of her album (thus far, until another song seems to speak my life, then that statement is subject to change.) If you haven’t heard it yet, Unthinkable, by Alicia Keys feat. Drake.

I’m not one for posting youtube videos on my blog, but this one is a worthy supplement to my story. Big ups to Huggy Fresh for sharing this with me.
To hear a background story like that in terms of the creation and production of this track with an amazing artist like Alicia? Holy. That’s what it’s about. Be in a room full of like-minded, creative visionaries. Don’t be intimidated. Share. Share your art. Share your heart. Magic happens. No matter what the art form… This song just brought me to a whole new level of respect for Drake and Alicia, real talks…


I had an incredible conversation with one of my closest friends here in Vancouver about this song.

Sometimes we think too much. We think about tomorrow, we think about yesterday, we think about the cause and the effect. How about the in-between? How about the today? The right here? The right now? I know I’m subject to this. I have my moments where I lose confidence in putting myself out there, I get afraid to allow myself to be vulnerable. But who doesn’t... It’s so difficult to remind ourselves to just… speak, say, reach, hold, touch, love, be… Maybe we just gotta break out of the systematic way of how we know life works, maybe we just gotta throw away the structure, the befores and afters… and in the moment… just do. Whatever is in your heart of hearts, just live it. Whatever is unthinkable, irrational, illogical…

It just might be… beautiful.

In that brief instant, you are beautiful… because you are being everything you thought was impossible. Love, maybe this is how life’s meant to be experienced…


Moment of honesty
Someone’s gotta take the lead tonight
Whose it gonna be?
I’m gonna sit right here
And tell you all that comes to me
If you have something to say
You should say it right now

I was wondering maybe
Could I make you my baby
If we do the unthinkable would it make us look crazy
If you ask me I’m ready

I know you once said to me
“This is exactly how it should feel when it’s meant to be”
Time is only wasting so why wait for eventually?
If we gon’ do something ’bout it
We should do it right now

You give me a feeling that I never felt before
And I deserve it, I know I deserve it
Its becoming something that’s impossible to ignore
It’s what we make it

Why give up before we try
Feel the lows before the highs
Clip our wings before we fly away
I can’t say I came prepared
I’m suspended in the air
Won’t you come be in the sky with me …

– Alicia Keys and Drake

I’ve spoken my piece.



  1. stewie griffin said,

    12/29/2009 @ 2:55 am

    hands down one of key’s best songs. for sure. absolutely love it .

  2. John Philippe said,

    01/04/2010 @ 2:00 pm

    omg love that song! awesome taste!
    btw are you still in vancity?

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