Are there any songs that make you cry? Every time you hear it? Without fail?
But yet, you love to hear it? For all the feelings/thoughts/visions/dreams/memories it invokes deep within you?
I admit that music does not play a huge part in my day-to-day life. I have not bought a cd in this decade. Do people even buy cd's anymore? I couldn't tell you. I can't think of the last time I went to a concert. I prefer the opportunity to drive in silence over the chance to listen to radio.
The Mister and I each have i-Pody-thingies. I don't really know what it is. I don't know how to work it other than to turn it on and find my podcasts and Nike running program. But somehow each time I put it on to go out and run, there is new music on it for me.
(Note: I'm sure he gets it from only legal sources, because to do otherwise could possibly be construed as irresponsible and in a lifetime ago I used to be a paralegal which means that I'm now really uptight about anything which could possibly be misconstrued as irresponsible and/or possibly illegal. But I really don't understand the whole thing so if it were ever involved in the court of law, I plead whatever the Amendment that protects the Technologically Challenged.)
Sometimes he'll ask me what I like, and I'll recall of a song or two that I really, really like. It's hard though, because my musical recollection is poor and rivals that of my ability to remember book titles and authors. Which is shameful, really.
But lately I've been thinking of songs that make me cry. Because having a nice cry is a good thing.
This song tops my list.
My next always cry song is "I Wish, I Wish" by R. Kelly. Yes, I know he's a pedo. And yes, I realize that's it is nearly comical that I like this because this is a type of music that I never listen to or have no knowledge of. Plus those who really know me in real life find the fact that I know who R. Kelly is to be equally mystifying and entertaining. So sue me. I just remember driving in Milwaukee one time, on my way to work, hearing this song on a radio station that I happened across. And I bawled. And bawled.
And it felt good.
What else is on my life? Hmmmm . . .
Nickelback's "Far Away." Very poignant for any adopting mama who finds herself without her children still.
Yesterday, by the Beatles. Most slow songs by Willie Nelson. Here Without You, by 3 Doors Down. Little Wonders by Rob Thomas. What a Wonderful World. Simple Gift. You are My Sunshine.
Wow. I probably seem like a crying nutcase. But I think we all need a good cry once in awhile. And a song seems like a solid, healthy way to have one.
So how 'bout it? What songs make you cry?