Music has been the theme as of late for these blogs. Tonight is a night in which I look back not only on timeless classics, but on something that is very important to me in a song. These are those songs that when I hear them, it sends a shiver up my spine. These are the songs that give me goosebumps every time I hear them.
1. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
This was my song of the day today, it's a timeless classic that just gives me the shivers. Words can't describe the melody of this song.
2. The Fred Bear Song - Ted Nugent
The Fred Bear Song is about a man named Fred Bear who is no longer alive. This song doesn't touch me because it's about Fred Bear. When my Grandfather passed away, I listened to this song many times in remembrance of him. I don't really know why, because he wasn't a hardcore hunter. However, every time I hear it, it brings back memories of my late Grandfather.
3. Peace of Mind - Boston
In the UP we listened to a radio station called The Bear. The Bear played Peace of Mind almost every day it seemed like. So, naturally when I hear this song it brings me back to possibly my favorite family moments - trail riding with my Dad. Not only that, but rabbit hunting. So many times we went up there hunting bunnies. Some of the best memories were trout fishing, or just when my Dad would drive the trails trying to make me lost.
4. Hurt - Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash brings much emotion with this song. It has no specific memory for me, only that it is a touching song. Sure, it's about drug use, but it's still such a sympathetic tune.
5. Gray Seal - Elton John
I got the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album when I was about 7 years old. When my parents split up, I played Gray Seal over and over all night long. I fell asleep to it, it helped me get through the tough times for some reason. I couldn't tell you why, I don't even know what it's about. All I know is I will never forget the words, "And tell me gray seal, how does it feel to be so wise?"
6. Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
There's not much to say about this song, other than it chills to the bone with its lyrics.