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Subject: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/15/13 at 2:51 pm

Have you ever heard a song, and it was so meaningful and moving that it actually means something? And you listen to it then it makes you think about the lyrics, story and message behind it?...or maybe the song has no lyrics and is just a meaningful instrumental?

This happened to me with Tracy Chapman's song "Fast car". I remember hearing this song in the late '80s when it came out but I was too young to understand the meaning of the lyrics and the song then. I never heard it again until recently, and it was a completely different experience. It almost brought me to tears.

It also happens when I listen to "The Moonlight Sonata(First movement)" by Beethoven. Even though the song does not have any lyrics, there is a lot going on in it.

Other songs that I find are very meaningful:

~ Crystal blue persuasion by Tommy James and the Shondells(I like this song, it has a very positive message.)
~ Bonnet in the morning by Sally
~ Sunrise, Sunset by Sally
~ I don't believe in hate by Amber


Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Tia on 01/15/13 at 2:58 pm

This has long been one of my favorite old-school classic rock albums but the other night I was listening to National Acrobat and really kinda made out the lyrics for the first time, it gets kinda doggerelly in parts in that usual Ozzy Osbourne way but it suddenly struck me as very heavy stuff, Ozzy speaking kinda as God or as the universal unknown promising the permanency of the soul.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joM9rTwXPx4

I am the world that hides
The universal secret of all time
Destruction of the empty spaces
Is my one and only crime
I've lived a thousand times
I found out what it means to be believed
The thoughts and images
The unborn child that never was conceived

When little worlds collide
I'm trapped inside my embryonic cell
And flashing memories
Are cast into the never ending well
The name that scorns the face
The child that never sees the cause of man
The deathly darkness that
Belies the fate of those who never ran

You got to believe me
I'm talking to you

Well I know it's hard for you
To know the reason why
And I know you'll understand
More when it's time to die
Don't believe the life you have
Will be the only one
You have to let your body sleep
To let your soul live on

I want you to listen
I'm trying to get through

Love has given life to you
And now it's your concern
Unseen eyes of inner life
Will make your soul return
Still I look but not to touch
The seeds of life are sown
Curtain of the future falls
The secret stays unknown

Just remember love is life
And hate is living death
Treat your life for what it's worth
And live for every breath
Looking back I've lived and learned
But now I'm wondering
Here I wait and only guess
What this next life will bring

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: meesa on 01/15/13 at 2:59 pm

Good topic! :)

From the top of my head, songs that have struck a chord with me-
Beethoven Sonata no. 8
Mystics Dream by Loreena Mckennitt

There are others, of course.

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: warped on 01/15/13 at 7:40 pm

Against The Wind ~ Bob Seger & Running on Empty ~ Jackson Browne  ..songs about life.
Hide in your shell ~ Supertramp
Even now - Barry Manilow  (remembering a lost love, a long time ago)

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: gibbo on 01/15/13 at 8:41 pm

I assume you mean lyrically ... as many songs move me through the melody or emotion of performance.

Off the top of my head...

I Wish You Peace - The Eagles
Heart of The Matter - Don Henley
My Hands (I think that's the title) - Jewel   
Bring Him Home - from Les Miserables

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/15/13 at 9:32 pm

A few off the top of my head:

In my life - The Beatles
Give me something to believe in - Poison
Wasted Time - The Eagles
Don't dream it's over - Crowded House
Many, many songs by Alan Parsons Project

I agree Crystal Blue Persuasion is so awesome

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/13 at 10:13 pm

Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: gibbo on 01/16/13 at 4:17 am

The Last Resort - The Eagles
In the Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics
Vincent - Don McLean
Winter In America - Doug Ashdown

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Howard on 01/16/13 at 7:14 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGC29fn8JFU

Rita Coolidge-We're All Alone

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/16/13 at 9:53 am


Don't dream it's over - Crowded House



I like the story to this song, how he doesn't give up...very moving. Love it.

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: warped on 01/16/13 at 10:12 am

God only knows ~ Beach Boys

Time ~ Pink Floyd

Imagine ~ John Lennon

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: meesa on 01/16/13 at 11:34 am

some great ones here! Made me think of some more:

New York Minute~Don Henley
Sleeping Angel~Stevie Nicks
Don't Worry Baby~Beach Boys
Don't Answer Me~Alan Parsons Project
Nightshift~Commodores
Hurt~Johnny Cash
Nine Crimes~Damien Rice
Other Side of the World~KT Tunstall
Wild Horses~Rolling Stones
As Tears Go By~Rolling Stones

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Tia on 01/16/13 at 11:43 am

More:

Holding Back the Years song by Simply Red
Angie by the Rolling Stones
Fire and Rain by James Taylor
Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith
You and Whose Army, by Radiohead
10 Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
So Far Away by Carole King
Love Ridden, by Fiona Apple

I can't even read that list of songs without wanting to cry harder than Charleton Heston at a gun buyback program.

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Howard on 01/16/13 at 12:53 pm

Kansas-Dust In The Wind

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Dagwood on 01/16/13 at 5:27 pm

Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen. 

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Howard on 01/17/13 at 7:41 am

Goodbye-Air Supply

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/17/13 at 10:03 am

A couple more emotional, moving songs:

I'll stand by you - The Pretenders
Who will save your soul - Jewel

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: warped on 01/17/13 at 10:08 am

Color My World ~ Chicago
Living Without You ~ Harry Nilsson

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: Howard on 01/17/13 at 1:44 pm

Chicago-Hard Habit To Break

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/20/13 at 6:42 pm

Pretty much any song from the soundtrack of The Muppet Movie.

But especially:

Rainbow Connection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM

Movin right along
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w316aA8ed8

I'm Going To Go Back There Someday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryEjm3k6uY0

I hope that something better comes along
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJnanCm1RK0

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: nally on 02/03/15 at 12:38 am



I agree Crystal Blue Persuasion is so awesome


So do I. :)

There have been other great mentions on this thread too.


One that I have thought of as "meaningful, moving" is "I Believe" by Blessid Union Of Souls (1995); it addresses social problems in the world.

Subject: Re: Meaningful, moving songs

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/07/15 at 12:29 am

Flood - Jars of Clay
Foolish Games - Jewel
The World I Know - Collective Soul
Things'll Never Change - E40
Changes - 2Pac
Dear Mama - 2Pac
Through the Rain - Mariah Carey
Zombie - The Cranberries
Return to Innocence - Enigma
I Turn to You - Christina Aguilera
A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson

All of the these songs have some sort of melancholy or hopeful vibe to them that can either empower you, comfort you, or touch you deeply.  Some of these songs I listen to when I need a good cry.

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