Listening to: Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
In the wake of a breakup some time ago, this unbelievably beautiful song moved me. It resonated with my pain, and the raw lyrics reflected my own raw emotions.
Take this excerpt, for example:
The accusations, the confusion, the emptiness and echoes…
I had to stop listening to this tune for a bit – it reminded me too much of what I realised more and more was no longer there, no longer an option, even a shred of a possibility.
And then, one day, this track came on again.
….. And I listened closely.
…………. And it didn’t hurt anymore.
Listening to: Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
As of yesterday, this is the song that wakes me up in the morning, now set as my alarm. This makes me happy indeed, as this song’s always brought a smile to my face.
Cheesy, I know. But I’m up with a little more bounce in my step this morning (and a whole hour earlier), so who’s complaining?
Why does it make me so cheerful? Well, I suppose the tune in itself lends itself to that… and I do love a song I can (albeit sometimes quite terribly) sing along to. Perhaps there’s also a bit of an association to moments in one of my all-time favourites, Vanilla Sky (note to self: I need to watch this film again soon!).
Or maybe because it can make even The Shining into a friendly family film:
Happy listening! I’ll post more happy songs (and perhaps some not-so-happy songs) around here as I go on.