Sunday, November 18, 2007

Songs I Can Listen to a Million Times in a Row #1

I love to listen to music. Honestly, I mostly listen to it in the car, but I love it. I love the way music communicates to a place inside of us that nothing else can reach. I love the way words come to life when paired with a melody and slip under our defenses to pierce our hearts. I love the way music connects our hearts and minds to someone we've never met, who is on this journey of being human, too.

Sometimes, rarely, but sometimes a song will come along that I can listen to a million times in a row and still feel like I can't quite grasp it's beauty. In other words, I can't tire of it. These are usually emotionally charged songs, with some bit of brilliant lyric.

I thought I'd take some posts to share these songs with you, and hopefully you'll share yours with me. There aren't many of them, and there's no rhyme or reason to why I love them so much apart from what I've explained above. I think perhaps it's mostly that I love the actual music--I am very much a lyrics over music girl normally.

Song #1--"The Blower's Daughter" Damien Rice
You might remember it from the movie Closer (strange film, I don't recommend it) but it's absolutely gorgeous. It's just so haunting and moving. It's like the perfect song up until the very end. (which really breaks the mood set by the music for me) Anyway, I recommend all of Damien Rice's music, though there are some explicit lyrics. I have actually listened to this song for a whole afternoon on repeat. ha, anyway, here it is on youtube. (can you tell it's the weekend? I can access youtube)

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