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Gratitude Friday...music

Each Friday, I invite you to click over to Diana Strinati Baur's blog. Diana is the founder of the Gratitude Friday Club, and has a list of the club members on her blog...check them out too, your heart will be lifted by the wonderful expressions of gratitude! And if you're inspired to do so, leave me a comment and let me know what you are grateful for today.

Today I am feeling grateful for music. As I commented to my blog friend Kathy recently, music has such power to lift our hearts. There are way too many songs that I could include in this entry, but just finished listening to Dobie Grey's amazing version of Drift Away, so that's what I've chosen.



I love the words to this song. I feel like a broken record saying that yet another song feels like a love song to God, but...I sing the words, that last verse especially, and my heart is filled with the power, the presence, the light of the Spirit...the light through the pouring rain.

I thank God for filling this world with music...the music of voices, of instruments, of nature...the rhythm and rhyme and harmony


Lyrics to Drift Away, written by Mentor Williams:

Day after day, I'm more confused
Yet I look for the light through the pouring rain
You know that's a game that I hate to loose
And I'm feeling' the strain
Ain't it a shame

(chorus) Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll, and drift away
Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll, and drift away

Beginning' to think that I'm wasting' time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
Now I'm counting' on you
To carry me through

(chorus) Oh, give me the beat boys…

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I'm feeling' blue
The guitar's coming' through
To soothe me

Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along
Making' me strong

(chorus) Oh, give me the beat boys…

Comments (6)

Darren:

Oh yeah ... don't know you from Eve, but it's obvious that the same tunes resonate in yorself as in me ... (not to mention the same poetry) - Dobie Gray - Amanda Marshall - I have a wide variety of tastes.

Question: Is there a single song that describes you?

As one-dimensional as it may sound, there is one for me: The Seeker, by the Who. Go to www.grooveshark.com

It's all about meaning.

Anne:

Welcome Darren, thanks for your comments. (Really enjoyed your thoughts on the Amanda Marshall song, too.) The Who has some great music, although The Seeker is not a song I am overly familiar with...I'll go have a listen though.

Is there a single song that describes me? Those who know me well would agree when I say my answer would change from day to day. I'll let this roll around in my mind for a while and see what comes to the surface!

sandrac:

Anne, that's an oldie but a goodie!!

Hope you came through all the bad weather on the weekend okay!

Anne:

thanks Sandra, we actually fared very well, no damage at all. In fact, the only real effect on us was that the pool got filled to the brim from all the rain!

This song sure is a blast from the past!! I used to LOVE this song :) I think I drove my parents crazy listening to this song.

Anne:

lol girasoli! I still love this song! :)

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