1/14/07

Sunday Morning Song of the Moment

This week for me has been crazy. It has, in fact, felt like it has been a month long. Starting with a visit around this time last week with the Wicked Witch of the West, a brief tango with the likes of Lex Luthor, then being within the grips of a classroom again (that's actually not so bad, just an energy zapper), two imps, and a King-sized Ravioli. Some good, some bad, some utterly ridiculous. But I'm here. I'm happy. I'm content. I have two happy, healthy, smart babies. I have a husband who loves and supports me. What more could a girl ask for?
Despite the undulating, rough seas I have travelled upon this week, I have washed upon the shore with some sun on my back, and singing happily in my heart. Not too shabby.
So, my first choice for a song this wonderful Sunday morning was "Closer To Fine" by The Indigo Girls. And though that is a great song, my final choice is much more fitting.

This week, I chose "Natural Beauty" by Neil Young. The first time I heard this song was with my Dad. At that point, I wasn't much of a Young fan. I didn't get it. But then I heard that song, as well as, the rest of the album and it clicked.
The chorus offers up much needed comfort for my natural self. It is a healing balm for the inner cracks and crevices where my self-doubt, my insecurities and my tough judgements toward myself tend to seep through.
It's a rather long song. But take the time to read and if you can find a place to download it or listen, please do. Balm up that heart, mind and soul of yours. We all could stand to be a little kinder to ourselves and to everyone around us.
It's a beautiful, beautiful song.

Natural Beauty
By: Neil Young

On the roller coaster ride
That my emotions have to take me on
I hear a newborn baby cry
Through the night.

I heard a perfect echo die
Into an anonymous wall
of digital sound
Somewhere deep inside
Of my soul.

A natural beauty should be preserved
like a monument to nature
Don't judge yourself too harsh,
my love
Or someday you might find
your soul endangered
A natural beauty should be preserved
like a monument to nature.

Amazon
You had so much
and now so much is gone
What are you gonna do
With your life?

What a lucky man.
To see the earth
before it touched his hand
What an angry fool
To condemn.

One more night to go
One more sleep
upon your burning banks
A greedy man never knows
What he's done.

A natural beauty should be preserved
like a monument to nature
Don't judge your soul to harsh
my love
Or someday you might find
your soul endangered
A natural beauty should be preserved
like a monument to nature.

Went to the rodeo today
I saw the cowgirls
lined up on the fence
A brand new Chevrolet
A brand new pair of seamless pants

We watched the moment of defeat
Played back over on the video screen
Somewhere deep inside
Of my soul.

A natural beauty should be preserved
like a monument to nature.

3 ripples in the pond:

jen said...

excellent choice. and excellent second choice.

i'd love an analysis of closer to fine sometime...i absolutely love that song.

Tabba said...

I think that one is on tap for next week ;)

Thailand Gal said...

Great song. I like Neil Young.. and the Indigo Girls. It's probably been ten years since I've heard "Closer To Fine". I'll be interested to read your analysis of it. :)


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~Chani