There are songs that can put us back together when we feel shattered. Songs that inspire us to pick up and keep going, songs that give us hope. This one lately has become one of my go-tos. It’s beautiful in its own right. It’s even more beautiful when I need to hear a reminder that I’m actually not as damaged as I think I am.
Which song gives you a hand up when you need it?
11 thoughts on “Saturday Song: Uplifting”
gov’t mule – beautifully broken https://youtu.be/O27bAg-AY3s
Pretenders, Stop Your Sobbing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGcn15ODltA
It is not comforting. It is for when you are bored of grief and ready to kick it out like a freeloading flat-mate.
Keep on climbing though the ground might shake
Keep on reaching though the limb might break…
The finale of “Concerto for a Rainy Day” (side three of the Out of the Blue album) by ELO. Mr. Blue Sky
Uplifting – try this: Possessed by Paul James doing Hurricane https://youtu.be/Jn99Nk6zQkQ
I don’t listen to uplifting songs.
OKAY OKAY that’s a lie. The real problem is that I listen to them, but I can’t name them when asked. :P
So there’s Not a Pretty Girl and 32 Flavours by Ani diFranco, annnd I suppose Tom Waits’ Looking for the Heart of Saturday counts in a way, but I’m going to link to these two songs as the winners (sorry, it’s got to be the two!):
Pinch Me by the Barenaked Ladies, and Pot Belly by Freshlyground.
Can’t limit myself to one here
Often it’s not just the lyrics but the whole thing gets me into a mood. Yes, I’m easily tricked: gimme a song that makes me sing and and dance an my mood lifts up:
Of Monsters and Men: King and Lionheart
What can I say, I’m a fantasy chick…
Katzenjammer: I will dance
Good for all kinds of breakups
The ultimate “fuck you!” song: Let it go
So many possibilities. So often songs uplift me but going to go with this :
U2’s Pride tribute to Martin Luther King.
Yeah, sorry, I was a U2 tragic many years ago ..and still so many good memories and feelings they invoke. Naff as maybe.
It’s a bit hokey,but I love Stan Rogers’ Mary Ellen Carter
Then, again, I like most of his stuff!
I love this — love the lyrics, makes me want to dance.
Sorry for the embed. I still don’t know how to just put the link (like everybody else did). Dern.
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