Let the music set you free....
I was reading this book today:
As usual, I was struck by what an intense, creative and passionate writer Bruce is. Many of his early songs had a theme of redemption or of liberation. He's quoted as saying:
"For me the greatest pop music was music of liberation: Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Public Enemy, the Clash, the Sex Pistols. Those were pop groups that liberated an enormous amount of people to be who they are."
"Elvis Presley liberated our bodies, and Bob Dylan liberated our minds."
There's power in music. Both rhythms and lyrics can make you feel and think and want to do something - take some action, whether it be marching for peace, taking a drive, or making love.
I see a story forming as I hear the words and feel the emotion behind the music.
There are so many songs I could list that move me this way. Share some of your, okay? Here's a few of mine:
Imagine - John Lennon
Shooting Star - Bad Co.
Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen
Still, You Turn Me On - Emmerson Lake and Palmer
One - U2
Layla - Derek & the Dominoes
My Immortal - Evanescence
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Stagefright - The Band
Melissa - The Allman Brothers
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
My Aim is True - Elvis Costello
Rock and Roll Band - Boston
Jungle Love - Steve Miller
Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
I will Remember You - Sara McLachlan
Paradise City - Guns and Roses
The Weeping Song - Nick Cave
Breakin Me - Jonny Lang