music on my mind

Have you ever had a song running through your mind that stays with you for a few days?

That happens to me now and again.  It is time for a post on music.

A few minutes past midnight (local time, GMT minus 8 hours) on 25 December, I hooked up the head phones to the CD player (and switched off the speakers) and listened to some songs from several of the many CDs accumulated over the years.

The song, Show, Don’t Tell (1989), by the Canadian rock band, Rush, kept flowing through my mind in the days leading up to Christmas.  This rock song has interesting lyrics and good instrumentation with guitars and drums.  Many years ago, in my diverse readings, I had come across a passage that informed me that the early Buddhists believed the hearing to be the most sensuous of the 5 senses.  But, of course, that conclusion is subjective.  But, some songs really do take hold of you at times.

Here are a few of the lyrics:

You can twist perceptions – reality won’t budge

Here is a link (with lyrics on-screen) to Show Don’t Tell over on YouTube.

Another rock song (from the 1970s now) that was nice to listen to was Shooting Star by Bad Company.  It is a poignant, cautionary tale of worldly success followed rather quickly by self-destruction.

Here are a few of the lyrics at the climax of the song:

Johnny died one night, died in his bed.

Bottle of whiskey, sleeping tablets by his head.

Johnny’s life passed him by like a warm summer day.

If you listen to the wind, you can still hear him play.

Here is a link (with lyrics on-screen) to Shooting Star over on YouTube.

Remaining with memories of the 1970s, I listened to Save It For a Rainy Day, by Stephen Bishop.

Here are a few of the lyrics:

Take me, shake me.

And tell me this ain’t a dream.

Everybody says “a watch out boy.

“She’ll break your heart like it was a toy.”

Here is a link to Save It For A Rainy Day over on YouTube.  It is a nicely done video.

Forever, a song on one of Ray Obiedo’s CDs, Zulaya (track 7), and sung by Kevyn Lettau, is a moving song.

Here is a link to Forever over on YouTube.

Music helps the soul to fly free for a time,  Enjoy.

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