Friday, May 24, 2013

Music Soothes Not Just the Savage Beast

Hey all,

Jonathon sent me a beautiful email the other day.  He was listening to a song and thought it reminded him of us, so he sent me the link to listen to it.

And all I could do was wipe away a tear and sigh.  Sometimes he is just so romantic...

What was the song?  Life With You by Celtic Thunder.  You can download the song HERE, and the lyrics can be found HERE.  But my favorite part was this...

I want to spend my life with you
Don't want to live all alone
I can't conceive of the years left in me
Without you in our home

Every time I think about you
I think I can't live with you
I'll tell you something
I am nothing without you

Isn't that wonderful?  To be sent that by my sweet baboo made my day.  A reminder that he truly loved me.

Another favorite song that I love is also by Celtic Thunder.  It's one of my all time favorites and really shares how I feel about my husband and family.  It's called The Voyage and I always crank the music up really loud when it comes on.  You can watch the video below and read the lyrics HERE.

My favorite lines are below.  I get teary-eyed whenever I listen...

With no maps to guide us
We steered our own course
We rode out the storms when the winds were gale force
We sat out the doldrums in patience and hope
Working together, we learned how to cope

Life is an ocean
Love is a boat
In troubled waters it keeps us afloat
When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

Music can soothe, excite, anger and calm the listener, and songs that touch us in a special way are ones we hold deep in our heart.  We use music to romance the one we love and to mark important occasions in our lives.  Most couples have a special song...for Jonathon and I it is "Makin' Memories of Us" by Keith Urban.  You can check that out HERE.   And the special lines that touch my heart are below...

And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you
And I'll earn your trust making memories of us

We'll follow the rainbow
Wherever the four winds blow
And there'll be a new day
Comin' your way

Perfect, Right?  

And I even have the song picked out that I want at my memorial.  A beautiful song by Collin Ray that says all I want to say about how I feel about my husband.  Romantic and true, we've promised each other that it will be played at both our wakes.  Have a listen to If You Get There Before I Do (Love Me).  Lyrics HERE.

As you can see, for me music is not just something to listen to.  It is romance and beauty, and it feeds my soul.  I've used it in many ways--from seducing my lover to playing with my children to performing before thousands.  As an author, it's played a huge part in several of my stories. The Second Chance Trilogy is all about music and romance.  And as the great Marcus Aurelius said...

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

Ain't it the truth!!!!

What is your favorite music and why?  Put it in the comments below.

Until next time!!!

CJ England

Follow Your Dreams

1 comment:

Phylis said...

Beautiful songs CJ! This is the song that played for Michael and I and we just celebrated our 25th!