Almost exactly two years ago, for something called 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion and for International Day of Happiness, I wrote
of my top ten favourite albums.
for Finish the Sentence Friday
I will choose my top ten favourite songs because it is top ten week.
“I’ve looked in the mirror, and the world’s getting clearer. So wait for me this time.”
This first song is about time that feels like it’s running out and I’m still playing catchup.
“My scars are what got me this far. And now I can touch the stars. Cause’ it don’t matter who you are. Who you are. We’ve all got scars.”
This powerful and poignant duet is about scars, real physical ones and the scars on the heart. I’ve got both, but I am proud to have them as a part of me.
“DJ’s playing the same song. I have so much to do. I have to carry on. I wonder, will this grief ever be gone. Will it ever go? I’m the
King of Sorrow.” – Sade
This is a truly sad one, but I love this artist because her songs range from sorrowful to sensual.
So that’s why I couldn’t pick one over the other and had to include two in this list.
Next, I must include an all-time favourite, with the piano violin combo, that makes me cry every time.
“All my plans, fell through my hands, they fell through my hands on me. All my dreams, it suddenly seems, it suddenly seems…”
Empty – The Cranberries
And now, it’s all the more sad, since this singer died early this year.
“Everybody loves you when you’re easy. Everybody hates when you’re a bore. Everyone is waiting for your entrance. So don’t disappoint them.”
Being afraid, not always feeling like I was enough, and this one is all about my fear of being one giant disappointment to the world and the pressures of that.
“Be a good girl. You gotta try a little harder. That simply wasn’t good enough, to make us proud.”
This is likely a song about one of those parents who is living through their child. That’s not why it struck a cord with me. It wasn’t anything like that. Yet, there was a time when I felt like I wasn’t trying hard enough and was letting everyone down.
“I believe that when the hurting and the pain has gone, We will be strong, Oh yes we will be strong And I believe that if I’m crying while I write these words Is it absurd? Or am I being real…
I Believe – Tears For Fears
“I believe, no I can’t believe That every time you hear a newborn scream You just can’t see the shaping of a life.”
Okay, so you may be wondering, what’s with all the sad stuff.
This next one, I will write/quote no lyrics from, but see if you can tell the mood of it anyway.
It seems more upbeat anyway, than some of what I’ve included here, though it’s a young girl who is acting rather petty. In recognition of yesterday (March 8th) being International Women’s Day, I thought I’d showcase what growth and empowerment can stem from.
We all have a bit of a bad bit, inside, somewhere. This song is my way to end this list, on a bit of a cheeky note.
Of course, there are many more and I could likely do this again, even if it’s sometimes hard to think on the spot. So many to choose from, songs are my fuel and my energy to keep going, but I will stop at these four for today.
I am excited to learn, hear the songs that made the top ten for
Kenya Johnson of Sporatically Yours
as a co-host with Kristi.
Plus, a bonus guest host:
I see I’m not the biggest music fan here.
And so, the above songs have changed me, made my life better, richer, have soothed my soul.
Thanks for listening.