Twas trolling ’round The YouTube and a suggestion far down the homepage took me to this week’s song. It’s perfect, though, since this was my birthday week (I’m several days into my new year as of today). This is one this artist’s best songs — a poetic yet challenging journey, not unlike life itself, eh? The perfect way to end one year and begin another.
The song (written in 7/4 time!) is about personal growth (at least on the micro level… its layers reveal deeper meanings, at least to me, the more I’ve listened to it through the years). The artist has said, “It’s about being prepared to lose what you have for what you might get, or what you are for what you might be. It’s about letting go.”
As I get older, that’s a continuing theme, of course, since life is all about change, taking chances, making leaps.
What new things will emerge this year for me? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out.
Enjoy this mishmash video of the classic rock tune Solsbury Hill by the great Peter Gabriel. And if you’re ever feeling part of the scenery, may you have the courage to walk right out of the machinery.
What is Sunday Song? Well, I’m a musical gal, from taking piano and drum lessons as a kid to my current stint in a community choir. Listening to music is for me what going to church is for some, so I celebrate with Sunday Song. Each week, I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world along with a wee story why. (Feel free to join in by posting in the comments — thoughts about my video/what it means to you, a video you’re enjoying this week, etc.)