A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days – Day 13.

The obvious answer here is U2 (thanks Shell!), but then I was thinking back to some tough times in my life and there are actually several artists that got me through some really crappy times.  I love music, I love how music can influence your mood.  I think the world would be empty without music.

 

I’m not writing a letter, instead I will elaborate a little on some artists that spring to mind.

 

1. Sinead O’Connor:  Thank you for helping me through a really bad break-up, I still hear “It’s been seven hours and fifteen days” and think back to my post-Matric camp, crying on a bus.

2.  Janis Ian:  When my Mom had cancer and I used to take the dog and go and hide in Kleinmond for a few days just to get away from the sadness and stress so I could go home with a brave heart and a happy face.

3.  Jane Siberry:  When I was sitting on a plane, looking out at The Mountain, about to leave for London, first time away from my family I listened to this song.  It is an AWESOME song and very apt for the Christmas season.   I seem to be technologically challenged tonight, so here is the link to the video and here are the lyrics: (I never ever post song lyrics, but these are worth sharing)

 

Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Santa Anna, Santa Susannah 
Santa Cecilia, Santa Copelia, Santa Domenica, Mary Angelica 
Frater Achad, Frater Pietro, Julianus, Petronilla 
Santa, Santos, Miroslaw, Vladimir 
and all the rest 

a man is placed upon the steps, a baby cries 
and high above the church bells start to ring 
and as the heaviness the body oh the heaviness settles in 
somewhere you can hear a mother sing 

then it’s one foot then the other as you step out onto the road 
how much weight? how much weight? 
then it’s how long? and how far? 
and how many times before it’s too late? 

calling all angels 
calling all angels 
walk me through this one 
don’t leave me alone 
calling all angels 
calling all angels 
we’re cryin’ and we’re hurtin’ 
and we’re not sure why… 

and every day you gaze upon the sunset 
with such love and intensity 
it’s almost…it’s almost as if 
if you could only crack the code 
then you’d finally understand what this all means 

but if you could…do you think you would 
trade in all the pain and suffering? 
ah, but then you’d miss 
the beauty of the light upon this earth 
and the sweetness of the leaving 

calling all angels 
calling all angels 
walk me through this one 
don’t leave me alone 
callin’ all angels 
callin’ all angels 
we’re tryin’ 
we’re hopin’ 
we’re hurtin’ 
we’re lovin’ 
we’re cryin’ 
we’re callin’ 
’cause we’re not sure how this goes

 

There are many more artists, from Alanis to Creed to Brahms and Tom Waits, but I’ll stop now J

8 thoughts on “A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days – Day 13.”

  1. Music can be so healing… thanks for such a beautiful post. Beautiful song you highlighted too 🙂

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