Songs you feel

Sometimes I hear a song and it moves me viscerally. I can think of a few at the moment that left their mark on me. “Long Black Veil” is one. I will never forget the first time I heard Dave Matthew’s cover this song. The story turns on the line, “He said not a word though it meant his life, for he was in the arms of his best friend’s wife”. It gave me chills. Kelly Clarkson’s song, “Because of You” still brings me to tears when I try to sing it. “Breathe” by Anna Nalick affected me similarly. Usually, the songs that move me in this way end up in my setlist. Well, it happened again a couple of weeks ago with Patti Griffin’s, “Rain”. I haven’t been able to get it out of my head and have been working on my rendition of her beautiful song. What an amazing voice she has. You can feel the sadness in every line she sings. Here is a YouTube link to her performing it if you’d like to hear it…I’m a fan. xox

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