Sunday, November 24, 2013

Just A Few Of My Favorite Lyrics

Music is everywhere and so often highlights my memories, my daily life, transforms my mood, helps my productivity, and sometimes is simply great company.

Here are some of my favorites which have touched my life.

We're not broken just bent and we can learn to love again.
Pink - Just Give Me a Reason (I believe this to be true and have listened to this song repeatedly.  This one line is so moving to me)

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?
Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side (Everyone is scared to show their most vulnerable and honest self, the dark side.  I love this for her desire to be share all of herself with confidence.)

There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone.
Les Miserables - Empty Chairs At Empty Tables (This is one of the saddest moments in the story and it summons up all my feelings of family and friends who are no longer with us.)

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there
Les Miserables - Bring Him Home (One of the most beautiful prayers in song I have ever heard.)

In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, a year in the life?
Rent - Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes (During a difficult time in my life, I listened to the Rent soundtrack every day for about a year.  I would cry, sing out loud, or simply listen and let it take me somewhere safe.  As I get older, this song is usually playing in my head during every funeral I attend.)

It ain't easy growin up in World War III
Never known what love could be, well I've seen
I don't want love to destroy me like it did my family
Can we work it out?  Can we be a family?
Pink - Family Portrait (My family life was nothing like this, but the song found its way into my heart.  As a parent, I felt for the little girl in the song and understood her dreams for her family.)

'Cause I stand for the power to change,
I live for the perfect day.
I love till it hurts like crazy,
I hope for a hero to save me.
I stand for the strange and lonely,
I believe there's a better place.
I don't know if the sky is heaven,
But I pray anyway.
Idina Menzel - I Stand (As soon as I heard this song, I felt it as a prayer.  This song gives me a boost of confidence.)

Allow music to comfort you, heal you, and celebrate with you. Turn the music up.  Listen and let it move you physically.  Music has definitely made a difference in my life.  I hope you find a few of your own that touch your soul.  These are just a few of my favorites.

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