Sunday, June 19, 2011

Michael Buble's HOME

If you've seen my house video, you know that Michael Buble's song is THE music I attribute to my old house.  Any time it comes on the radio, I am immediately transported to the moment I stood on my hand-built wooden deck staring into the empty foundation where my old hopes and dreams for my life, my family disappeared.  I know that sounds melodramatic, but I can say with all honesty that I cried in that instant for the life that was, the life I knew I would never get back.  It was more than my house I lost that day.  And HOME is the song that encapsulates that emotion for me, even though it is really about something so so very different.

My be surrounded by a million people I still feel all alone.  Surrounded by people and yet all alone.  It's so hard to explain, but I am pretty certain that it's not entirely foreign.  We've all had moments where we feel no one can understand; for most of us, that feeling doesn't last three years.

The part of the song that makes me cry, every.single.time, is I just feel like I'm living someone else's life.  Sometimes I wish I was.

I know I've written about this song before; I've posted about it on Facebook.  But I mention it again because I just got tickets to see Buble in concert in August.  I don't think I've ever been so emotional about a concert.  It's suh a reminder how music, how words, connect us to the human experience.

I'm always curious about other people's songs.  What song resonates with you, what lyrics touch your soul?  Mine will always be "I'm coming home" even if I know I never can.

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