Music is amazing. Music crosses cultures and communicates to everyone at some level. It’s inspiring. It pierces to the soul. Music communicates the deepest of man’s emotions with a single note or word.
Song writers are amazing. That someone can so expertly put into words what I am feeling but am unable to communicate or even make sense of for myself is AMAZING.
Today I have his and hers songs share so that I will remember this moment. These two songs exactly communicate the cry of my heart. Mine, “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles. . . should be self-explanatory. My Knight’s, “Shake it Off,” by Florence and the Machine . . . was a moment of inspiration watching him hunched over in the tub, head down, slumped. I could almost see the demons riding on his shoulders, weighing him down.
“Gravity” – This is my favorite version by the singer/ songwriter done live. Also see Alex and Sierra’sSomething always brings me back to you.It never takes too long.No matter what I say or do I’ll still feel you here ‘til the moment I’m gone.You hold me without touch.You keep me without chains.I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your reign.[CHORUS:]Set me free, leave me be. I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity.Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I’m supposed to be.But you’re on to me and all over me.You loved me ’cause I’m fragile.When I thought that I was strong.But you touch me for a little while and all my fragile strength is gone.[CHORUS]I live here on my knees as I try to make you see that you’reEverything I think I need here on the ground.But you’re neither friend nor foe though I can’t seem to let you go.The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down.You’re keeping me down, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahYou’re on to me, on to me, and all over…Something always brings me back to you.It never takes too long.
“Shake it Off” – This one is done by Glee, one of my favorite version for the trio effect. More meaningful too since it was situation specific for the show.Regrets collect like old friendsHere to relive your darkest momentsI can see no way, I can see no wayAnd all of the ghouls come out to playAnd every demon wants his pound of fleshBut I like to keep some things to myselfI like to keep my issues drawnIt’s always darkest before the dawnAnd I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blindI can never leave the past behindI can see no way, I can see no wayI’m always dragging that horse aroundAll of his questions, such a mournful soundTonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the groundCause I like to keep my issues drawnIt’s always darkest before the dawnShake it out, shake
it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah! 2xAnd it’s hard to dance with a devil on your backSo shake him off, ooh woah!And I am done with my graceless heartSo tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restartCause I like to keep my issues drawnIt’s always darkest before the dawn< CHORUS >And given half the chance would I take any of it backIt’s a fine romance but its left me so undoneIt’s always darkest before the dawnAnd I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’tSo here’s to drinks in the dark at the end of my ropeAnd I’m ready to suffer and I’m ready to hopeIt’s a shot in the dark aimed right up my throatCause looking for heaven, found the devil in meLooking for heaven, found the devil in meWell what the hell I’m gonna let it happen to me, ohh