Song of the day!

Music is half of my life. I can’t imagine my life without music – no matter what style. I love to listen to music but I love even  more to make music. Music is vibration. Music is expression. Music carries endless messages and it doesn’t matter whether with or without lyrics. We can express our feelings through a song. When we are open-hearted we get insights, solutions, or confirmations when a certain song is played at the right moment.

I often speak through songs. That means when I have something important to say to someone I pick a song which expresses what I want to transmit. I used music this way all my life.

This morning I was curious turning on the radio because I thought what might be the first song I hear today – and I had an idea. From now on I will make it an effort to post every day that song which comes to me first. I want to see what I can relate to it and pass it on to you in order to make you think if it speaks to you in a way. I hope you like this idea. I will also create a page in order to collect all the songs.

The first Song of the Day is:

Talking about a revolution – Tracy Chapman

Don’t you know you’re talking about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Don’t you know they’re talking about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper

While they’re standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

Don’t you know you’re talking about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper

Poor people are gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people are gonna rise up
And take what’s theirs

Don’t you know you better run, run, run,
run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run,
run, run
Oh I said you better run, run, run, run,
run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run

Finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking about a revolution
Finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking about a revolution oh no
Talking about a revolution oh no

While they’re standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

Don’t you know you’re talking about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper

And finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking about a revolution
Finally the tables are starting to turn
Talking about a revolution oh no
Talking about a revolution oh no
Talking about a revolution oh no

Wikipedia says: “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” is the second single from singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut album. The politically aware song failed to replicate the success of its predecessor, “Fast Car”, and peaked at #75 in the United States. However, it also managed to chart on four other charts maintained by Billboard (which brings out the weekly US chart) and reached the top forty in two of them.

Although it might not be the perfect lyrics I immediately thought of Kruti’s interview she posted yesterday about the horrible conditions for women in India.

Now think what, does it say to you? Perhaps a personal revolution?

In Love and Light!

 

 

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Tracy Chapman has such a unique voice and would probably have been even more popular in the 60’s. I love turning on music and having the words speak to you or placing you in a specific moment of your life.

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Yes, Tracy Chapman is special in her music, her voice, her messages. I feel the same about songs. It can tell you something you are just dealing with, it reminds you to past times, it can express what you feel. Music is magic to me and a way to express feelings or to give words a deeper meaning.

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Great song, Erika! I love it when I turn the radio on during my trip to work and the song that plays actually means something. That’s a great feeling.

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That’s an awesome (lol) feeling! Often when I am in certain situations I even hear deatils in songs I actually knew but never noticed. They get a certain meaning. Glad you loved the song. I love Tracy Chapman’s songs. Was happy that she appeared first.

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OH wow I love this! You know what I didn’t realize you posted every day! The first page that comes up is your book page I just noticed all the tabs at the top! So sorry I missed all your beautiful posts! I’m going to read them all today! Yay! I’m also bookmarking on my reading list, your blog that way I can go straight to it. I’ve found that I can only visit a few a day! I love the positive inputs and uplifting messages. I’ve noticed I’m in a tender place so I’m watching what I take in….do you do this?

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Yes, I am posting every day. My posting habits have changed over the months. I started with one weekly article and then added my daily quotes. After 2 months I also posted about countries I visited, and about vacation and events (like my book signing in Pasadena) I participated. I posted my songs and at times poems from my book. By the end of last year I started also posting about the traditions in the area I live. From today on I want to post a daily song as well. So the face of my blog got a lot more colorful.

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