Monday, November 17, 2008

Here's to the SongWriters

In good times and bad times, Music is always there, we listen to it when we are sad, happy, just for fun and even while cleaning. One of the beautiful things about it too is the fact that there are so many different genres to pick from so there is something for everyone no matter your mood. Everyone knows how important lyrics are and going through "matters of the heart" issues, I am pleasantly surprised when I find songs that capture exactly how I am feeling. Sometimes it's hard to put into words what you are feeling and these songwriters do this for you, it's also very comforting to know that even if it's just one person(ie the songwriter), you are not alone in whatever you emotion you are feeling. There are two songs that I remember feeling strongly about the first time I heard them.

1) Kelly Clarkson's 'Because of You' - The first time I heard this song, I was like "wow! I couldn't have said it any better". The song resonated with me except the 'You' for me had to do with my parents not an ex. Imagine my surprise when a couple of months later, I hear Kelly Clarkson say on the MTV awards red carpet that she wrote the song when she was younger and it was about her parents. I could have hugged her :)

2)Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful' - For anyone who has ever had self esteem issues, this song is a powerful song and even for those that don't it is a beautiful message. Everyone needs to be reminded that they are a beautiful in their own way both inside and out. Add that to Ms Aguilera's voice and that's a song right thurr! :D

Anyways, over the years I have come across so many songs that have spoken to me in different ways(that includes Backstreet Boys :p), but I just wanted to give kudos to those songwriters, who put in words the many thoughts and feelings that we have in our heads. We appreciate ya!


You have any songs you want to share?:)

2 comments:

Original Mgbeke said...

India Arie's 'The heart of the matter' has comforted me many a time.

Beyonce's 'Me, myself and I'..loves it!

This is hard sha 'cos I do love a lot of songs and I can't seem to think right now.

Anonymous said...

self esteem issues ke? with all that ass.lol

yahtzee