Post #29 in the Blog Every Day in May Challenge, 250 words or less. Prompt for May 29: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you.
This is an eclectic list, for sure! Each carries a memory or association that I love.
Lanterns on the Levee. One of the first Kate Campbell songs I ever heard and she is still a favorite. I love that she sang it in our home for our sixtieth birthdays.
Firm Foundation. One of the early “youth rally songs” that energizes me every time I hear or sing it.
Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis. This brings a high school memory that I won”t go into here, but it involved a football game, quarterback injury, and teenage angst.
You’ve Got a Friend This song has two pluses: I love the sound and the thought that it’s my personal message from Jesus, though I know it wasn’t written with that in mind. Also, I was in middle school in Chapel Hill, NC, when James Taylor was in high school there.
Wagon Wheel Love Old Crow Medicine Show and this is their premier song, in my opinion.
The Last Song Another Kate Campbell song about when “they sang a hymn” and left Gethsemane. I’d never thought about the role of each disciple in that scene.
Each Step I Take I know this is #7, but I’m tired of being restricted to 250 words and, in this case, five songs. I love this song, and my brother told me that when he was singing with my dad in California Daddy said, “Let’s sing this song for Lanita,” even though I was in Kentucky at the time. I love knowing that both my earthly father and my heavenly one know my interests and preferences.
What are some of your favorites?