Monday, November 10, 2003

Musical interlude... 

Take away my inhibitions
Take away my solitude
Fire me up with your resistance
Put me in the mood
Storm the walls around this prison
Leave the inmates
Free the guards
Deal me up another future
From some brand new deck of cards
Take the chip off of my shoulder
Smooth out all the lines
Take me out among the rustling pines
Till it shines

Like an echo down a canyon
Never coming back as clear
Lately I just judge the distance
Not the words I hear
I’ve been too long on these islands
I’ve been far too long alone
I’ve been too long without summer
In this winter home
Still if we can make the effort
If we take the time
Maybe we can leave this much behind
Till it shines

See the rich man lost and lonely
Watch him as he dines
Sitting there just testing all the wines
Till it shines

Till It Shines - as sung by Lyle Lovett and Keb' Mo' (from the Mumford:Original Soundtrack - words and lyrics by Bob Seger)

This is the first song on Another Disc #8 and it struck me the first time I heard it. The voices, the music, but especially the lyrics. They hit home for me. I've wanted others to storm the walls of my prison, these self-constructed walls that I've sometimes been too scared to tear down by myself. And there have been times when I've wanted to be the one to take people off their islands so that they could leave it all behind, but I've been too timid, too uncertain about how to proceed because I didn't want them to back deeper into the island jungles.

There are several tunes on this disc of which I'm enamoured, but the other song that stops, then gently wraps around my heart, makes me a dreamy eyed girl full of wonder? Moon River. This is one of those songs that I've always, always loved and the innocence mission's rendition is simply too lovely for words. It's soft and simple, with sweet, wistful vocals by Karen Peris.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love music? I have? Well, I'll just say it again. And again. And again.


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