Diane's instructions: List the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart. Any that inspires you! Up to ten songs and feel free to include links or videos.
This was harder than I thought it would be. Oh, not because I couldn’t think of songs—the good Lord knows, I could have given you pages—but because some of these songs cut deep. And for various reasons. Many touch me far beyond the subject of the song. Could be a phrase or two of the lyrics, perhaps the music itself invokes feelings or memories. When I listen to them, it opens a door to a time and place. Not always comfortable because the song puts me back in a situation and the heart remembers people, things, laughter and the pain. Some of my songs, here, call to mind things my sisters or brothers went through, some are things I’ve gone through.
A few of these touch my heart in another way—they put me in a zone where I’d like to be. Especially some of the instrumentals because they create a sense of comfort, nostalgia, peace, and reflection.
Evanescence—My Immortal This one has deep personal meaning for me. Amy Lee has a knack, especially in this song, of capturing the pain and feelings bewilderment and loss. I’ve been there. My voice range is similar to hers and the first time I sang it in public I actually worried I wouldn’t be able to finish it without tears. But I did. It’s a heartbreaker.
Breaking Benjamin—Anthem Of the Angels. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY3xjIHakY8 I will never hear this song without thinking of my brother Roland and the week prior to his death.
The rest are just songs I like and touch me.
Keith Urban—What About Me? There are days this song is so me. :-)
Roger Whitaker—I Don’t Believe IF Anymore. (Thank you Dad for hooking me on this one).
Breaking Benjamin—I Will Not Bow Again the philosophy, much of it is mine.
Instrumental songs that touch my heart:
David Arkenstone & Kostia TheCello’s Song
David Lanz Cristofori's Dream
William Elwood "Elysian Fields
Hopefully, I have all the links correct. If you find one that isn't, let me know.