Thursday, June 10, 2010

Soundtrack to My Life

Today's post was inspired by a prompt from
Mama's Losin' It
"1.) Soundtrack of your life: Pick 10 songs that you would have on a soundtrack for your life, pick a line from each that you most identify with and write a short statement of why this song made it."

Live every moment, love every day
'Cause before you know it your precious time slips away
Live every moment, love every day
'Cause if you don't you might just throw your love away

I like this song because it reminds me that sitting around contemplating my purpose could very well keep me from serving my purpose, and that I need to live and love in the meantime.

Tho' I keep searching for an answer
I never seem to find what I'm looking for
Oh Lord, I pray
You give me strength to carry on
Cos I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

Lots of broken dreams lately... No babies... Mom died.... I have to redo the forms for becoming a foster parent because Mom was on them as living in our household, and while it isn't as hard to fix it as all that, I feel overwhelmed and like, "Yeah, and what will happen when I do that?"

Keep up this spirit -- Come on let's do it -- Feeling hot hot hot
It's in the air - Celebration time
Music sweet - captivate your mind
We have this party song - This fundamental jam

So we go rum-bum-bum-bum
Yeah we rum-bum-bum-bum
Feeling hot hot hot -- Feeling hot hot hot - Oh Lord

Because play the right song, and I will dance wherever I am at.

Oh, the morning sun in all it's glory
greets the day with hope and comfort too.
You fill my life with laughter, somehow you make it better,
ease my troubles that's what you do.

I am blessed to be married to a great guy with a magnificent sense of humor. This is our song. I used to tease him when we were engaged and ask "Have I told you today that I love you?" He'd say "Not yet.." and I'd reply "Remind me to mention it later...."

Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its, yeah, it does

This song is very sad in it's entirety, but the refrain just makes me think how worth the pain is to gaze at the beauty of a perfect rose.

To Jesus Christ, our Sov'reign King,
Who is the world's salvation,
All praise and homage do we bring,
And thanks and adoration.

Christ Jesus Victor, Christ Jesus Ruler!
Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!

2. Thy reign extend, O King benign,
To ev'ry land and nation,
For in Thy kingdom, Lord divine,
Alone we find salvation.

3. To Thee and to Thy Church, great King,
We pledge our hearts' oblation,
Until before Thy throne we sing,
In endless jubilation.

Sorry. Disobeyed the rules a bit here and posted all the lyrics instead of one line. This song was sung at the burial of everyone I loved who died except for my mom (different undertaker by her request). I still sung it silently in my heart as I placed the last yellow rose on her casket. No matter if it is people or dreams which die, Christ is and will forever be the victor!

Oh oh oh oh oh oh, You don't have to go oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go oh oh oh oh oh
Oh baby, ba-bee bee please please please
ah ah ah ah ah baby ah ah I really love you baby
oo oo oo oo oo darlin' oooohhhh oh
Oh baby I still love you so,
Oh baby I still love you so ohohoh, ooo, oh oh oh oh oh yeah

You caught me. I'm just testing to see if you are paying attention. I do love this song, though. And I do love you!

We danced in a world of blue  how can my heart forget.  Blue were the skies and blue were your eyes  just like the blue skirt you wore.
Where do I start?  My grandmother's favorite song... the first song my parents danced to..Mom had blue eyes,,

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.

First of all, I can remember my dad singing this in Hungarian when I was little. Second of all, now that I am older, I understand my dad's wistful look as he sang this, because now I feel it too.... How naively I believed I'd "fight and never lose".

More lyrics:

I the Lord of snow and rain I have borne my people's pain I have wept for love of them They turn away.  I will break their hearts of stone Fill their hearts with love alone I will speak my word to them Whom shall I send?
I was thirteen the first time I heard this song where God weeps, because I turn away. I wept when I first heard it.  I still do.
I'm getting a little hurt that you people don't think the conclusion to Monday's post is worth the ransom I set...


Erin said...

You did a great job! There was no way I could possibly pick 10 songs for my whole life...and like you I would have had to break the rules posting a whole song!

Glynn said...

"Those Were the Days" -- I was just transported back to my senior year in high school. Fascinasting that music can do this.

parentingBYdummies said...

These songs are inspirational and memorable and good. I think my list would include a number of hip hop booty jams mixed with a little Britney and some 80 Top 40s. Sad, but true. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

I was going to try this prompt but it was too much of a challenge to choose just ten songs!

I'm going to have Here I Go Again in my head all day now ;)

Wendy said...

I have to say that I'm a little disappointed not to find a certain song on your list... Uh oh oh...

jasonS said...

I am very impressed. I don't know how I could choose 10 songs like this. I'd go back and forth forever or think of another I'd want to include... Also, sorry about the lack of response for LIF posts. Since I'm leaving, I'm having trouble putting my thoughts together for anything really. :)

sherri said...

Good Job, Helen. This would be hard for me to do- but these sound just like you.
I can just picture the "Hot, Hot, Hot" dancing!

♥ Kathy said...

If you can wait a few more days, I'll do a life is funny post so we can hear the end of your story. I picked the same prompt...loved your list!