Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Musical Soul?

I'm the kind of person that hears music everywhere I go. Every day events bring songs to mind. Someone will say a word and I start humming. In fact, growing up I used to tell people there was a concert pianist trapped in my awkward body and uncoordinated hands. Unfortunately, we did not own a piano and we moved a lot. A LOT, but that is a post for another day.

My fingers don't flow smoothly over the keys delighting the masses, but I've taught myself enough to enjoy a few stolen moments. Music is part of who I am. I love it, all kinds of music. I love belting out Broadway tunes and relaxing to classical music. I'm a country girl at heart with a heavy dose of rocker chick that loves to come out and play. Music moves me. Sometimes to tears.

(I feel I should say I cry when I'm sad, happy, scared, hungry, too full, tired, for two whole weeks during the Olympics, and Kleenex commercials have been known to make me teary eyed. Yeah, I'm a big bawl baby. Ok, back to the post.) 

Music touches a part of our souls that can't be reached any other way. Perhaps it is the beautiful melding of words and melody. Whatever it is, I think it is wonderful. Last Friday, I had a few precious minutes alone in the car with my radio. Songs that I've heard a hundred times had me in tears. For whatever reason, these songs touched me on that day and I want to share them with you.

I think this was touched me because I felt like I was living this perfect day.

It was the perfect day,
What I'd give if I could find a way to stay,
Lost in the moment now;
Ain't worried about tomorrow when you're
busy livin' in a perfect day

And this song echos a lot of my inner thoughts and turmoil over the last few years. I feel like I've lost a part of myself, and I want to get back to those sweet innocent days of childhood. I grew up good, I grew up slow, like American honey. I just love this song.
The clip below is NOT the official video, but the official one would not let me embed it. Here is the LINK to the official video. Check it out, I LOVE it.

Gettin' caught in the race of this crazy life,
Tryin' to be everything can make you lose your mind.
I just want to go back in time
to American honey.
There's a wild wild whisper blowin' in the wind,
Calling out my name like a long lost friend...
Gone for so long now,
I've gotta get back to her somehow.
American Honey.
What songs touch you?