Some NSFW language, very weird, but something that stuck with me....
Alright, here's my journey so far with this song. 1st time through:
in the group listening booth. Visually I wasn't sure what I was seeing, but the sounds and words were not to be taken lightly, so I scrambled to find the lyrics, and right from the tag at the beginning, I knew this was no ordinary song. At that point I said (repeating myself, because you've already heard this part.
"any song that has these lines is a good one."My soul was filled with crystal light
Lavender ribbons of rain sang
Ridding my heart of mortal frightCorny movies make me reminisce. They break me down easy on this generic love s***
"haha! There's a lot here to look at and think on."
"Her verbiage is strange and wonderful. I'm going to keep this one so I can study it, thanks!"2nd time through:
cooking dinner. As soon as the chorus hit, with Sierra's beautiful voice,In a dream my father came to me
And made me swear that I'd keep
What's sacred to me
And if I get the choice to live in his name
I'll pray my way through the rain
Singing oh happy day
it overwhelmed me and I broke down and cried. (tmi territory ahead!) I had read that the sisters had conflicted feelings about their father, because of his good points and bad, so it comes out in this song. I too have conflicted feelings about my own father. I had heard a story growing up of a man who had a dream and in it his grandfather came to him and asked "What have you done with my name?" My father was the only son of a proud farming family and was very well spoken of. I felt duty bound to honor his name and make him proud of me, even though I only had vague memories of him. About 5 years ago, I found out that he may not have been a good man, and it turned all my desire to honor his name, to naught. I guess now, I'm just trying to honor my own name.
Anyway, long story to say why this made me cry. I've been listening to the song off and on since yesterday, since there's so much in there. The best thing I'm taking from it is, with these words,I'm a shake you off though
Get up on that horse and
Ride into the sunset
Look back with no remorse
I feel freedom.
Yeah, this is no ordinary song and I'm keeping it for good! Thanks for sharing it, Col.! What do you find compelling about it?