Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Soundtrack of Your Life

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

~Victor Hugo~

I have always been a fan of music. Not just any music, but the music that speaks to your soul at any given moment. I firmly believe that there is a power in music that we highly underestimate.

Music has the ability to alter our moods, to uplift our spirits, motivate and inspire. It can encourage men in battle and lighten the heavy load of a tedious burden.

Often throughout my life I have started humming a tune that would fit right for the situation. I love to sing and would even make up songs to fit the occasion.

This past week I started off my Monday morning with the Bangle’s tune “Manic Monday” going through my mind as I got ready for the day. So I posted it on my facebook page and then decided to begin Lyric Week.

Basically – if my life was a movie, and there was a soundtrack, I would post random lyrics on my facebook page. To make it fun, I’ve also turned it into a contest. My friend on there will get to guess the source of the lyrics.

However, the point of the post is that we often have songs that are meaningful to us for a variety of reasons. They bring back memories and invoke emotions.

What are some that are meaningful to you – and why?


  1. John Denver - 'An Evening With John Denver' album reminds me of backpacking since we listened to it every year on the bus.

  2. The week after 9/11, James DePriest conducted a grieving concert. The last piece was the anthem. By the second stanza, the entire audience was singing and bawling. DePriest turned around, and with his huge, booming voice, said simply "Sing!" and had tears rolling down his cheeks. I will never again hear the anthem and not think of the emotion carried in that hall.