19 June 2007

hey, baby, what's your song?

So, if Why This Road is my current state-of-being song

(actually, I'm coming out of that already; sometimes all it takes is a song. Did you know that musical theatre is structured much like Shakespearean plays? Seriously. In Shakespeare's works, you will find characters speaking in prose until the emotion becomes so overwhelming that s/he has to express it differently, it cannot be contained in prose--so s/he speaks in verse. Look at Viola and Olivia's dialogue from Twelfth Night, Act I scene v. When Viola's passion for Orsino overtakes her, she begins to speak in verse. So, too in musicals. When a character has an emotion too big for words, s/he sings! Of course, this is only true of musicals post-Oklahoma!. But that's taking this digression a bit too far, isn't it? Indubitably. <-That was a Mary Poppins reference. It just happens.)

then what is yours? Everyone has a song. In drama school we had to write and sing our self-song. (Of course we did. It was drama school.) I still know mine--and it still fits. I've had lots of songs that sum me up at different times. Haven't we all? I say yes!

So, what's your song?

14 comments:

Lauri said...

At Last- Wedding Song

A New Day- Livi song

You outta know- bitter ex husband song


You gotta be- personal favorite song

your still you- by Josh Groben- all over fav song

so many other songs that I just cant recall right now

mommyto5 said...

My fellow adoption friend who went thru the process with me, left the whole song
"I will Survive"(GloriaGaynor) on my cell answer machine on a very rough day for me. So that is my song and I did survive:)!

votemom said...

way too tough a question. i love music so much. one of my favorite songs i put on my blog last night. it just helps me focus on TRUTH. i would have to make a list of my top 100 songs, and i don't have the time or energy for that.

JennStar said...

LOL! Since starting our adoption process, it's been "You Are My Sunshine," since that's what we've nicknames our daughter-to-be.
Fun question!

Tami said...

Hmmm...I don't know. I'm going to have to think about this for awhile. I'll blog about it when I figure it out.

Rachael said...

On the way to work this a.m. I was listening to "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield (sp?) on the radio, and I was just thinking about how much I love the lyrics of that song. (I was tempted to put it on my blog as a soundtrack, but then decided against it, as (obliously) I've been known on occasion to check my blogs during down-time at work, and I always hate it when I click on a blog and music starts blaring from my screen at me.)

A Special Family said...

My song is
My Wish....

sums me up to a T

Dawn said...

Of course, my song has to be: In the Pickup Truck of Life, You're My Spare.

votemom said...

ok i gave it some thought. here are some of my faves, in no particular order:

held - by natalie grant
voice Of truth - casting crowns
hallelujahs - chris rice
wonderful, merciful savior - ?
carry you - amy grant
ocean floor - audio adreneline
blessed be the name of the lord - tree63
if i stand - rich mullins
how deep the father's love for us - phillips, craig & dean
legacy - nichole nordeman
my offering - nichole nordeman

Jenni said...

My personal song - "Be Yourself" by Audioslave

Wedding Song - "Beautiful Day" by U2

Adoption Songs - "Gravity" by Embrace and "Brighter than Sunshine" by Aqualung

It seems I always have my own personal soundtrack going through my head. :)

Debbie said...

I've got so many that have helped on our journey. I'll have to post them all later this week.

But right now I like Martina McBride - Anyway

chou-chou said...

oh LORD - that is a crazy-hard question.

So I'm not going to answer it without some thought - but I will say the song that's been in my head for few months while i've been focusing on my adoption is "You're All I Need To Get By" - the Marvin Gaye/Tammi Tyrrell version... infectious.

Just wanted to swing by and say HELLO!! And I can't believe I just found YOU, too. We are clearly birds of feather, and I'll be checking in on you often!

good luck with finding a SW, by the way. what a gigantic pain in the arse.

votemom said...

2 things: we need to hear YOUR favorite 10 songs....

and

have you been able to find another option for the new HS?

jeneflower said...

hmmm lately I have felt the most emotion at the snow patrol song (although way overplayed)- If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words,
are said too much
they're not enough
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

Before this song it was Coldplay- We live in a Beautiful World.