Songs that have resonance

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  1. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
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    #1 Brucie, Aug 25, 2004
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2007
    Eden just posted that there is a Robbie Williams song about a hole in the soul.

    That started me thinking.

    Some years ago when Jan was still at home and I was caring for her, I heard on Radio 2 one day a song by Kathy Mattea - a country singer [great one!]. It seemed to be particularly relevant but as she is not well-known in the UK I went on to the Internet to find it.

    I didn't really have the title, so I ended up buying the wrong Kathy Mattea album.

    But is was fabulous anyway and one of the songs was called "Whole Lotta Holes", and went something like this:

    I gotta whole lotta holes in my life
    If you stacked them all together
    You could fall in them forever

    The song is about lost love, but is very upbeat, and you can't help but sing along.

    Anyway, eventually I found which album the song I had originally wanted was on and I got that too. Another great CD.

    That song was called "Where've you been?" and the gist is the story of the life of a couple, from when they meet to their old age.

    Starts off:


    I've looked for you forever and a day.
    where've you been
    I'm just not myself when you're away'"

    the last verse is what always starts me off!

    goes:

    "Bell soon lost her memory
    forgot the names of family
    she never spoke a word again
    then one day they wheeled him in,
    he held her hand and stoked her head
    in a fragile voice she said...

    where've you been?
    I've looked for you forever and a day.
    where've you been
    I'm just not myself when you're away'"

    Anyone else looks at me like I'm mad!

    Actually Bell wasn't the woman's name, but I can't understand what Kathy sings in her drawl!

    Anyone else have songs that have a particular resonance for them in our situation?
     
  2. Mjaqmac

    Mjaqmac Registered User

    Mar 13, 2004
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    The song "Time to say goodbye" as these were the words the so called caring professionals all advised/advise me to do with mum. She'll always be my mum no matter what poison invades her brain. She still asks me til this day am I wearing a vest?
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    #3 Brucie, Aug 26, 2004
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2004
    Magic - I know it but annoyingly can't remember who sang it. Any thoughts?


    belay that, I remember now. It was the Andrea Bocelli song that was turned into a duet by Sarah Brightman.

    Fabulous song!

    I love and own both versions. [I never did hear her version singing solo]
     
  4. Mjaqmac

    Mjaqmac Registered User

    Mar 13, 2004
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    That's the one Braveheart.

    Your wee song was really moving. Reminded me of what mum and dad are going through now. He keeps breaking down and holding her. It's awful.
     
  5. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
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    "He keeps breaking down and holding her"

    ... sometimes that's all you can do.
     
  6. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    #6 Jude, Aug 28, 2004
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    A favourite of mine is 'I'll Find My Way Home' by Jon and Vangelis.

    Can't do it in colour though, sorry, but it starts something like this.

    'You ask me where to begin?
    Am I so lost in my sin?
    You ask me where did I fall?
    I say, I can't tell you when...


    I've muddled this up a bit because I don't have the CD to hand. It's a very beautiful song though. Does anyone own a copy? It's on The Friends of Mr Cairo CD.

    Jude
     
  7. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    A couple of others are, of course, Bridge Over Troubled Water, because of the implications of caring by 'sailing right behind' and also the 'Sound of Silence'.

    Hello Darkness, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again....

    I just feel that my parents are right in that dead spot sometimes and can't tell me how they really feel. The worst thing is to know that often I can't reach them to be there to help.

    Jude
     
  8. Gee

    Gee Registered User

    Jun 23, 2004
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    london
    #8 Gee, Aug 31, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 31, 2007
    The song I love is 'Be Not Afraid', I told you before that when Mum died I felt helpless because she now had to go somewhere on her own, and I could no longer protect her so, we played it at her funeral just to let her know although I wasn't with her to show the way. God will now help her, and she will be ok.
    The words are.
    You shall cross the barren desert,
    But you shall not die of thirst
    You shall wander far in safey
    Though you do not know the way
    You shall speak your words in foreign lands
    And all will understand
    You shall see the face of God and live.
     
  9. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Gee,

    Thank you for sharing this. It's a very moving song.

    Jude
     

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