Today is the day of L. Diane Wolfe's blogfest!
List the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart.
No limit - top ten or less is fine.
Music is vital to my writing. It moves me and sets the scene. It’s also a great passion in my life. I will fall in love with a song because of the way it makes me feel. And those songs that bring me to a truly emotional place are special.
This was actually quite a challenge for me, because I tend to block out any songs that might make me want to curl up in a ball and weep. However, I dug deep and found these little gems:
Deep and Meaningless - Rooster Holy hell, even just the sound of this guy's voice gets me. This song was being played a lot around the time when I broke up with a guy I loved more than I have ever loved anyone in my life. Yeah, this song makes me honest too, lol. I still can't listen to it all the way through, and the break-up happened nearly seven years ago. Hmm, I hope this doesn't make me pathetic! Everybody Hurts - REM This is kind of a funny story, but back in 1996, the European football championships were held in the UK. I was 14 at the time, and the whole country had gone football crazy. I was into football in a big way back then, and with every round we sailed through, the more exciting it was. It was all everyone could talk about at school. We reached (I think) the semi finals, and got beaten out by Germany in a penalty shootout. The following day, the walk to school was silent. Seriously. Not a single soul said a word, we were all so upset by the outcome. Later that day, they showed highlights of the match on TV, to this song. It doesn't matter how many times I've heard it since, it always takes me back to the day our Euro '96 dream ended. Someone Like You - Adele I know everyone is crazy about Adele, and rightly so, she is very talented. But her music just reaches so far into my soul, I feel like she is singing about my experiences, and I hate that. I know that is what makes her so special, but I cannot bear to listen it. This song is one of her biggest offenders. The lyrics don't personally mean anything to me, but the raw emotion of it is just too painful. Well, I am thoroughly depressed now LOL! I am going to blare out some happy music before I hop around to the other blogs!