Monday, January 04, 2010

Songs to help us love one another

I love music. It can sing aloud the very thoughts of my heart, be my theme and offer it's wisdom at the very moment I need it. I love when I hear a song and go "ya, I've thought that same thing and I feel the same way". But I don't play an instrument (unless you count my poor attempts at the banjo) and I'm not into obscure bands no one has ever heard of. Lately I've been listening to old bands. Something about music from my parents era carries so much more quality for some reason than the stuff today. There was something in the air back then. A sense of change, inspiration and progress that affected the artists and musical poets of that generation.

So here's a list for you to enjoy as well. I've taken these songs and categorized them in my iTunes folder as "Songs to help us love one another". I've added some of the lines in paranthesis that have given me wisdom.

1. My Back Pages - The Byrds ("I become my enemy at the instant that I preach")
2. I Am a Child - Buffalo Springfield ("I give to you, now you give to me")
3. Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield
4. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield ("Nobody's right if everybody's wrong")
5. Everybody I love you - CSNY ("you expect for me to love you when you hate yourself, my friend")
6. Woodstock - CSNY ("and I don't know who I am but life is for learning")
7. 4 + 20 - CSNY
8. Teach Your Children - CSNY
9. Wooden Ships - Stephen Stills (I like this version cuz it's back before they were big and just Stephen on his lonesome)
10. The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon and Garfunkel (gentle, warm fuzzies in the lines "eh, I've got nothin' to do today but smile")
11. Who Loves the Sun - The Velvet Underground
12. Go and Say Goodbye - Buffalo Springfield (lovely guitar pickin' on the beginning and the story in the song is great. One man to another telling him to own up)
13. I am a rock - Simon and Garfunkel ("if I never loved I never would have cried")
14. My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

And for some modern additions:
15. The Late Greats - Wilco
16. Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes (this song is just so hauntingly beautiful in both words and sound)
17. Neverending Math Equation - Sun Kil Moon version ("The universe works on a math equation and never really ever ends in the end/ and the plants and the animals they are linked and the plants and the animals eat each other")
18. Everything - Alanis Morrisette ("You see all my light and you love my dark. You dig everything of which I'm ashamed. And you're still here" - Now that's love)

1 comment:

Yoel Engel said...

Hey!!
I just wrote a song about love for my girlfriend and I thought I would find lyrics on your blog so that I can compare my song :P but anyhoo... you're blog is wayy nicer than mine that's for sure! If you have the extra 3 minutes to listen to the song I wrote that's on youtube, click here A Song About Love and dont forget to rate and comment the song! :) thanx SOOOOOO much! :D