Phoenix Fights

Fighting the FEAR, depression and BDP on a daily basis AND making my own bread. Bring it on 2016….

25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 4 – A SONG THAT CALMS ME DOWN

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At last!

Something that’s easy, i.e. non traumatic to write!

I just have to hear the opening bars to Earth Wind and Fire’s ‘That’s the Way of the World’, and something in my depressive little soul stills and bliss enters…

And apparently it is ranks at No. 329 in Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Songs of all Time which I didn’t know, but I’m not surprised.  Earth Wind and Fire can do no wrong in my eyes as their music was pretty much the soundtrack of all the good stuff that happened to me in my 20’s.

There are even cover versions of this song apparently?  Not. A. Good.  Idea.  I don’t care who’s singing it, they’ll never top the original.

EVER.

I  have to say there are other songs that tame this savage beast (Diana Krall’s ‘Peel me a Grape’, Chet Baker’s  version of ‘Almost Blue’, Maxwell’s live version of ‘Wherever, Whenever, Whatever’ etc) and ‘Reasons’ gave this song a run for it’s money, but it’s numero uno as far as I’m concerned.

Soaring voices, the best musicians, fabulous productions and not to mention the most beautiful lyrics.

‘You will find peace of mind
If you look way down in your heart and soul
Don’t hesitate ’cause the world seems cold
Stay young at heart ’cause you’re never (never, never, ..) old at heart’

Enjoy x

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8 thoughts on “25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 4 – A SONG THAT CALMS ME DOWN

  1. I don’t remember the song, but just love the lyrics! Keep playing it!!!

  2. And fair enough too. I can’t think of a single one … boring old fart that I am … 😦

  3. “GOING HOME”, Mark Knopfler
    The original studio recording for the soundtrack to Bill Forsyth’s LOCAL HERO, not the live version from Dire Straits’ ALCHEMY, et al. The live recordings are lovely, but, not as soothing as the first.

  4. Great song for calming. LOVE Earth Wind and Fire for the memories of my ignorant 20’s while I was having fun.

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