New Song By Elton John
Okay you are so excited to hear a new song. You have read the lyrics to hundreds of songs but when it is your first time hearing it, you can’t help but let out a little scream. As I listen to songs, new ones and old, there is always that moment when I think “that is my favorite song”. When that happens, I can’t stop myself from recording it in my head over again. So why is it that some songs become so much of an inspiration for me?
Well there are many reasons but one of them has to do with how much fun I have having this new song as part of my daily routine. There are times when new songs inspire me and get me thinking about all the great things I have going on in my life. Other times it brings back sad memories that I want to get over.
For example this new song by Elton John called “Wish You Were Here” It’s basically about living in the moment and loving every second of it. When I was a kid growing up in the 70’s the average song that came on the radio was about love, peace, partying, and being happy. Nowadays, most songs seem to be more about the downfall of the United States and the way we are losing our values. So when I listen to this song it makes me think that maybe things are getting a little messed up in the world.
One of my favorite artists of all time, David Bowie, used to talk about how music was another form of art. He said it was like looking at a picture in a magazine or painting. That was true then and still is. But even today when you walk into a room and hear a song it seems like it was made just for you. A song that is meaningful to you.
This new song by Elton John also talks about how much people change throughout their lives. He wants us to not look at the sun as a set forever but rather a beacon that is always burning. It’s interesting that he includes the line “give me your tears” this is probably aimed at all of us as humans. Crying is one of the ways we connect with others and express our emotions, but it can also be draining.
So as humans what are you so upset about? Is it because a new song you just heard on the radio, or maybe it is because you’re feeling stressed out and don’t know what to do? Regardless it’s OK to get mad. Get mad and then think about how you can handle it and take care of yourself. We all need a break from time to time.