As the great musical poet Kiki Dee once said, “I’ve got the music in me.” Seriously, music is part of my daily life, so I participate in Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s theme is break.
It’s Sunday, and for many people that means church, y’all. I don’t go to the building that is church. But I go to church often: at the beach, in the park, and, always, through music.
This song, from a Philadelphia group that had national success in the late 1980s but then fizzled, is one of my favorite ‘hymnals’. I meditate on the words often. I turn UP the volume extra loud when I’m feeling down or struggling. I’m not sure if this rock ‘n’ rollin’ blues guitar guru knew that he was writing a song that would end up on my meditation (read: walk through the woods) CD, but he did. (I also play a mean air tambourine during the bridge.)
Sing it strong and sing it loud
I believe I’m glory bound
Broken wings take up and fly
Kiss the ground and touch the sky ..
Be still. Listen close for the voice you fear the most…
Congregants, welcome. And enjoy this rocking bluesy ‘hymn’ to the power of perspective and self-awareness: Gonna Breakdown by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers. (I couldn’t find a live video that I liked, so I went with just the song… easier to meditate on its awesome message then, too.)
Note: If you’d like more musical ramblings by me, check out:
- Woke Up Singing, my new infrequently frequent series about what I… woke up singing.
- Musical Memoir, my contribution to this year’s Blogging A to Z Challenge.
This post is part of Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday. Read this week’s theme post here.