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Post songs that make you really appreciate life

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by naveed211, Feb 25, 2021.

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    Kind of hard to understand with sort of a mumbly vocal delivery, but the lyrics are painfully sad, three stories ending with an old man losing his wife to cancer. I weep to this song almost every time and it makes me want to hug my wife extra tight.


    I used to sing this to my son when he was still in the womb, and sing it to him before bed often. His name is James (for his grandpa, not James Taylor specifically). I love when it comes on the mix and I look back at him in his car seat and he gives me a sheepish smile (he’ll soon be six).


    This song hits me super hard with two lines: “And I don't know how a man decides
    What's right for his own life
    It's all a mystery”
    “Cause I'm a man, not a boy
    And there are things you can't avoid
    You have to face them
    When you're not prepared to face them”

    I guess it just hits me hard because I think back to being young, but also have to accept that I’m grown now, and appreciate life as an adult.
     
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    This one
     
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    The Chills: Heavenly Pop Hit
    Although, the song might be about death. I’m not sure. But it truly is a heavenly pop song. And it should have been a hit. BA2D3335-217A-4258-8371-3CCCD544ED46.jpeg
     
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    The more I dig into Bowie’s lyrics, the more positivity I find.
     
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    I freaking love that song.

    If I ever had walk up music as a professional baseball player, it’d be that.
     
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    Most poignant video ever.......



    Song I wish I'd written, but Mike Campbell and Don Henley beat me to it.....

     
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    Gloria half-Gaynor!


     
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    this song is in my head often and I play it often...

    resolute is one of my favorite, life affirming emotions.
     
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    Don Henley - Heart of the Matter
    Stir - We Belong
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    There are many songs that make me appreciate music, but to really appreciate life, I'd maybe have to reincarnate first.
     
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    Every song I’ve ever heard and liked would fit here. So far being alive is the only way I know to hear them.
     
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