At one time or another, I’ve referred to all of “my” soul songs. These tend to be my go-to songs that center my heart and brain and blood. I listen to what they tell me and everything becomes still. And then my gut buzzes in my ears.
That’s how it should be, right? We need the stillness. And the words that make us buzz and become embedded like gravel in a shoe, or scar in tissue.
Here are my gravel scars:
Furr, Blitzen Trapper
“You can wear your fur
like a river on fire
But you better be sure
if you’re makin’ God a liar
I’m a rattlesnake, babe,
I’m like fuel on fire
So if you’re gonna get made,
Don’t be afraid of what you’ve learned”
Whatever it Takes, Sinead Lohan
“Take this morning say it walks on water
whatever that helps you to believe
You will find me down by the river
getting high on my mortality
I’ll be holding hands with my nameless beauty
or whoever wants to stand next to me”
Whatever it Is, Ben Lee
“Are you changing, are you changing, are you changing.
Do you know it, do you feel it, do you know it.
But you’re waiting, why’re you waiting, why’re you waiting.
Just do it, whatever it is.
there are secrets, there are secrets, there are secrets.
there are places, there are places, you can go to
they might tell you, yeah they’ll tell you, that you shouldn’t
One Red Thread, Blind Pilot
“I can’t remember the age that I was
but not that story that pumped in my blood
when you were the savior
and I was the taker of
oh where I was”
The Perfect Space, Avett Brothers
“I wanna have pride like my mother has,
And not like the kind in the bible that turns you bad.
And I wanna have friends that I can trust,
that love me for the man I’ve become and not the man that I was.”
This is in response to PROMPTuesday. (What are your songs?)