Beautiful meaningful songs

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I'm older and I've been through a lot. Two songs that just stop me in my tracks and make me feel.

Hurt by Johnny Cash. Originally preformed and written by Nine Inch Nails.
The Scientist by Willie Nelson. Originally preformed and written by Coldplay.

What are your song / songs that have great meaning to you?
 

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The Song Remembers When by Trisha Yearwood
Gotta Serve Someone by Bob Dylan

There are others, but these two make me smile when I hear them.
 

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Remember When by Alan Jackson
Let It Be by The Beatles
Georgia On My Mind sung by Willie Nelson
are among the most notable for me.

OP, totally agree with Hurt by Johnny Cash
 
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Life can be hard sometimes and music can heal and just as easily bring back old pain here are a couple songs that do one or the other for me.
Always by Killswitch Engage m.youtube.com/watch?v=gYtbdw8IxEg
Fly to the angels by Slaughter m.youtube.com/watch?v=ukmobha2krY
Everybody hurts by REM m.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZRCIrTgQc
 
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I'll be your Mirror- Lou Reed
Conversations- Cilla Black
Love minus zero- Bob Dylan
Waterloo Sunset- Kinks
 
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I have many songs that I adore listening too. I may post some of them later on.

The Trisha Yearwood song is very nice too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AygRmWnow1w

I was standing at the counter
I was waiting for the change
When I heard that old familiar music start
It was like a lighted match
Had been tossed into my soul
It was like a dam had broken in my heart

After taking every detour
Getting lost and losing track
So that even if I wanted
I could not find my way back
After driving out the memory
Of the way things might have been
After I'd forgotten all about us
The song remembers when

We were rolling through the Rockies
We were up above the clouds
When a station out of Jackson played that song
And it seemed to fit the moment
And the moment seemed to freeze
When we turned the music up and sang along

And there was a God in Heaven
And the world made perfect sense
We were young and were in love
And we were easy to convince
We were headed straight for Eden
It was just around the bend
And though I have forgotten all about it
The song remembers when

I guess something must have happened
And we must have said goodbye
And my heart must have been broken
Though I can't recall just why
The song remembers when

Well, for all the miles between us
And for all the time that's passed
You would think I haven't gotten very far
And I hope my hasty heart
Will forgive me just this once
If I stop to wonder how on Earth you are

But that's just a lot of water
Underneath a bridge I burned
And there's no use in backtracking
Around corners I have turned
Still I guess some things we bury
Are just bound to rise again
For even if the whole world has forgotten

The song remembers when
Yeah, and even if the whole world has forgotten
The song remembers when

~~~

Cate
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jckKmsCsmio

Trisha Yearwood

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/trishayearwood/howdoilive.html

"How Do I Live"


How do I get through one night without you
If I had to live without you
What kind of life would that be
Oh and I, I need you in my arms
Need you to hold
You're my world, my heart, my soul
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything good in my life

Without you there'd be no sun in my sky
There would be no love in my life
There'd be no world left for me
And I, baby I don't know what I would do
I'd be lost if I lost you
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything real in my life
And tell me now

How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive
How do I, how do I
Oh, how do I live

If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything
Need you with me
Baby, 'cause you know that you're everything good in my life
And tell me now

How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive
How do I, how do I
Oh, how do I live
How do I live
Without you baby

I think of this song when it comes to my dear, late husband.

Cate
 
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http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/americathebeautiful.html

America the Beautiful

Words by Katharine Lee Bates,
Melody by Samuel Ward


O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzs52OzgWOs

~~~

Cate
 

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[video=youtube;1JYJAaeHwIo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JYJAaeHwIo[/video]
 
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This one, believe it or not. I think a lot of people can relate - it's about growing up.
[video=youtube;VA8hzUDXvtk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA8hzUDXvtk&ab_channel=antirecords[/video]

Also, I think this song was written about my life. Lol.
[video=youtube;CXA_DXj4zIw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXA_DXj4zIw&ab_channel=bluearmyaudio[/video]
 
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From an old Johnny Carson show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU_58pzOt1g

John Denver

http://www.metrolyrics.com/rocky-mountain-high-lyrics-john-denver.html

Rocky Mountain High

He was born in the summer of his twenty-seventh year
Coming home to a place he'd never been before
Left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
Might say he found a key for ev'ry door

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away
On the road and hangin' by a song
But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care
Keeps changin' fast, it don't last for long

Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight
Is softer than a lullaby
Rocky Mountain high
Rocky Mountain high

He climbed cathedral mountains
Saw silver clouds below
Saw everything as far as you can see
And they say that he got crazy once
And he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept his memory

Now, he walks in quiet solitude
The forests and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside
Himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

The Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
You talk to God, listen to the casual reply
Rocky Mountain high
Rocky Mountain high

Now his life is full of wonder
But his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
Why they try to tear the mountains down
To bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land

And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
He know he'd be a poorer man
If he never saw an eagle fly
Rocky Mountain high
It's the Colorado Rocky Mountain high

I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
Friends around the campfire
Everybody's high
Rocky Mountain high
Rocky Mountain high
Rocky Mountain high
Rocky Mountain high

Songwriters
DENVER, JOHN (DEUTSCHENDORF)/DENVER, JOHN (DEUTSCHENDORF)/TAYLOR, MIKE

Published by
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC, Reservoir One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC


Read more: John Denver - Rocky Mountain High Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Cate
 
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This one gets me every damned time......

[video=youtube;o_l4Ab5FRwM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_l4Ab5FRwM[/video]
 
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When A Man Loves A Woman
Percy Sledge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYb84BDMbi0

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/percysledge/whenamanlovesawoman.html

Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrK5u5W8afc&index=4&list=RDrq2P8pTrDvw

"Unchained Melody"
(originally by Tom Duncan)


Whoa, my love
My darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh, "Wait for me, wait for me
I'll be coming home, wait for me"

Whoa, my love
My darling
I've hungered, hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Cate
 
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These are my favourite songs.
I'll Be There for You
Man In the Mirror
Walking On Sunshine
You'll Never Be Alone
 
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My Girl by the Temptations

This was current on the radio when I was courting my wife of 44 years now. I used to sing along with it and substitute her name for "my girl" in the lyrics.

She married me anyway.
 
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