Music heals our souls

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Today of all the days I am at a loss in my mind, the death of my friends partner has upset me deeply as death does to us all. We all take death in a different way, some stay strong, some fall, some pick others up, some weep, others just be there, it is hard for the loved ones left behind. And anyone who knows me well enough to understand my foolish ways knows Music is close to my heart, it is something that speaks to my soul and my heart and cuddles them better, that is the best way I can define what music does for me and helps me.

A song was sent to me by my little sister when she realised a few things about here older brother here, and it was so heartfelt and loving. The song I had not heard before, and I not love it. It is Emeli Sande, Clown. This song speaks to me in my sleep, and today, as we mourn, this song helps. One day we will move on, we will tell jokes and share stories about loved ones who have gone. We all do in our own way, but today it hurts, tomorrow it may hurt some more, in time we accept and live again.

For my buddy who is alone and in a dark place. I hope this song can lift you a little. I am praying for you pal. We will go an win some trophies and put Linda’s name on them. One day soon, I make this promise to you now. I can’t think of any other words for you Kevin, and I am just trying to do what a friends does, I am being there. I am at your side right not buddy, and always have been, and always will be. I dedicate this song to today, and this moment and the hope of understanding and healing that will come. I hope you don’t mind Kevin

It is a VERY Scottish way for men not to show emotion, I break that barrier today and all days, as I care for people and love all my family and friends. I can’t say any more. I will let this song speak for me and for anyone else who hurts today. Let it lift you up and bring warmth to your pain.

 

UB40 Kingston Town Live at London’s Finsbury Park 1991
Via: ubvideos on YouTube

 

30 comments on “Music heals our souls

  1. Life is desperately hard on us, I have lost many friends , more of late. I have enclosed a post about one of my friends and how her manner of death and her leaving message from “Just before the furnace. You will find it hard but find a way to get through to your friend he needs you ….so for Karen who probably has Linda under wings as I type. http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/like-a-rockship-on-its-way-to-mars/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPx-nUqLMtc

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      • I understand.
        We learn to live with the pain.
        It doesn’t go away, we learn to live.

        A friend lost their Daughter, 7 years old to Leukaemia. They cry all the time, this was 5 years ago. They have learnt to deal with it better. Just.
        I Have my own stories, as do we all.
        Your one I felt in my heart.

        I am sorry for your pain and loss x

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      • as you say, we all reach out to each other here on wordpress. We care and we help one another regardless of age, location, sex or nationality. Thank you for caring I still go to ring Karen and she has been gone well over the year.

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      • Can I ask what the relation was, if any? Or was she just a friend. I am sorry to ask, I didn’t read any blogs from before. You do not have to answer x

        And yeah, Word Press brings out the love in us all for some reason. Does in me anyway. Others may deceive, I don’t know how to. I can play along 🙂 But not waste my time being nasty etc. Why I love this place and people like you x

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      • She was a close friend, I used to work with her. She was the life and soul of the place. I was at home not long out of hospital when she was diagnosed and so we supported each other through really bad times.

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      • I do but I keep seeing her last moments well hours which were awful. I used to sit and tell her rubbish stories ..like pretending we were having a picnic on a beach n the sun… I bet she thought..when will this silly cow shut up!!

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      • Deep down I guess she was thankful you were there.
        x
        She seemed to accept and deal with things well.
        I have heard this before in people, utter acceptance.
        And a smile to the last.

        x

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  2. God Bless him and please let him know that he’s in the prayers of others. I’m praying for peace for him to understand and be able to feel joy again one day. Death immobilizes me. I wish it wasn’t that way but it is.

    This song, you know, is one of my favorites.

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    • He has read the blog and seen all the replies and cried. Strangers, here caring.

      You heard this song?

      I love singer songwriters, people who sit from scratch and that above video, happens.
      That is music.

      Shaun 🙂
      x

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      • Do you know that
        “Set Fire to the Rain” is one of my theme songs? You and I are a lot alike with the music.

        I’m glad you’ve shown your friend the responses because the world, people you don’t even know, can lift you up and give you what you didn’t even know you needed.

        It just rips my heart out that ANYONE else has to feel the pain of death. I always just want to make it go away for people but I can’t. It’s a journey they have to walk alone, like I did. Back when I went through it, I thought I’d NEVER get through feeling this excrutiating emotional pain (and there’s NO pain worse) but it really does go away somewhat. At least it gets dealable. I know you know this though.

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      • I am a trained singer learning the Guitar (No jokes) 🙂
        I love the message in a song. It sings to my Heart almost.. I should have been a woman yeah? lol. 🙂

        And yeah its a lonely place when someone passes, even if the room is full of people hurting the same..
        But we find solace in any way we can…

        x

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      • HAHA! No, I can’t picture what an ugly woman you’d make! lmao Song makes us all sensitive. I play the piano but you wouldn’t want to hear me sing. It would hurt.

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      • lol…you never know.
        I thought I was crap (Rubbish) Till I won a few tournaments. I enjoy, good, bad or not, doesn’t matter, I just love to sing. And music inspires me as a Bible would to religious people or a book to a writer, if you follow..x

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      • Yes I do follow. Music can be a very religious experience in it’s own right. It inspires me too and makes me feel sometimes more than I’d like to.

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      • We all have a song, or a few songs we listen to for differing moods. I have a list as long as a phonebook.
        Music can heal the world.
        Imagine…

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      • Oh I saw that song on a blog you did and it amazed me and really touched me. I’d heard the John Lennon version, thousands of times but this was so cool and touching.

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      • They changed it not long ago and added John in at the end.
        One song at a time, WE CAN change the world.
        Music has that power.
        We just all need to believe it.. x

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  3. This was beautiful. Took my breath away. I am praying for you and your friend that you may find peace that surpasses all understanding and healing in your time of sorrow. Loved the video! Who sings it?

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    • Emile Sande. it is on the top right. She is Scottish, same as I. She is getting big in the UK.
      And thank you, really means a lot x
      My friend, with each day will find peace a little
      Shaun

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      • Thank you! Music is one of my passions and thanks to you, I am now a fan of Emeli Sandé. I also agree with you that “Music heals our souls”

        Have a happy Easter Sunday!

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      • Than you…
        Google her other stuff, she is not as good as Adele, but close..

        x

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