Real life has been very distracting recently, so I've got very behind on this meme, so today I'm going to post numbers 22 and 23 ...
Day 22 - A song that moves you forward
For me, this is 'Solsbury Hill' by Peter Gabriel.
It's believed that PG wrote this when he was making the difficult decision to leave Genesis, and the lyrics are full of metaphors for discontent, insecurity and apprehension about an unknown future, but ultimately it ends on a high: 'I will show another me, today I don't need a replacement, I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant'. This song sends a great message and I find it really inspirational whenever I have a difficult or scary decision to make.
And it's a great song to boot!
Day 23 - A song you think everyone should listen to
Going back to my beloved Queen here!
This song, 'Who wants to live forever?' appeals immensely to my humanist principles. It's a simple little song, but it gives such a powerful message: 'This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us'.
And that, right there, is everything. This song is saying, stop. Just stop. Make the most of the time you have; Stop and smell the flower, enjoy the rainbow, drink the wine. Yes, of course, we all have things we HAVE to do, and no-one is saying don't do them,
but this song is almost begging you to make time for the things you WANT to do.
And if that's not a powerful message, I don't know what is!