Music is my life.

This weekend, I had the privilege of hearing one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite artists. I cry every time I hear the song.. and this time it was no different.

When I was growing up, there was always music playing in my house.. we are a pretty musical family. We all play instruments and we all sing and I guess music is so important to me because of the emotion that is attached within it. If there was no music playing, we were singing or making our own.. We should have formed our own group! That would have been amazing!

For me.. Music is just so.. Real. When I listen to my favourite artists there are no facades, it’s just raw emotion. I can relate a lot to music. I remember when I first heard this song.. remembering a lot of times where I’ve never felt strong enough, worthy enough or whole enough to think that I even mattered. The first time I heard this I just kept playing it over and over. It’s funny because when I have no one to talk to I listen to music.. When I’m upset.. feeling broken, sad, angry, lonely, happy.. Music is always my go-to.

This evening I decided to listen to a few songs and after a few clicks landed on a song I hadn’t listened to in years. It’s called “Strong Enough” by Stacie Orrico. I’m sure she has been featured on this blog before some years back.

She’s a phenomenal singer/songwriter and someone I grew up listening to. I remember saving my pocket money to buy her albums and a lot of others that I still have.

I wish I could explain to you.. scratch that.. I wish I could share, physically, with you how I feel when I listen to music.. And by that I mean the overwhelming emotion that I feel. I want you to feel how I feel because I cannot describe it to you.. it’s something that paralyses me and knocks me back, oftentimes just calming me to a silence..

Here it is.. Strong Enough by Stacie Orrico at her concert Live in Japan.

Oh and my favourite artist ever? Probably in the world.. Natalie Grant. She is, in herself;  a whole other post.

~ by originalapplejunkie on June 1, 2014.

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