Category Archives: Expressive Music

“My Heart Will Go On” by James Horner and Will Jennings

The theme song of "Titanic" offers hope and inspiration

It was the winter of 1997, and the surprise hit in movie theaters was “Titanic.” Almost as popular as the movie was the hit song, “My Heart Will Go On.” The song is basically a love letter from a woman … Continue reading

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“Great Gig in the Sky,” Formerly Known as “The Mortality Sequence”

Pink Floyd's meditation on death and dying

According to Roger Waters, when vocalist Clare Torry walked into the studio to record the ethereal wailing on the epic instrumental track “Great Gig In the Sky,” she was told, “There’s no lyrics. It’s about dying – have a bit of a … Continue reading

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“Time of Your Life” Reflects on the Importance of Memories

Punk group performs soulful song

The song “Time of Your Life,” is also titled “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).” Written and recorded by the punk rock band Green Day, it was released in 1997. All three members of the band, including Billie Joe Armstrong, … Continue reading

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“Do You Realize??” Asks Us To Think About What’s Important

The Flaming Lips want us to wonder, "What's really important in life?"

The Flaming Lips’ heartfelt song “Do You Realize??” is also, perhaps, their most well-known. With nearly 4,000,000 views on YouTube, “Do You Realize??” asks us to think about life and how short it can be. It also urges us to … Continue reading

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Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum Releases “A Crow Looked at Me”

In his most intimate album yet, a singer-songwriter bares all in the wake of his wife's death

“A Crow Looked at Me,” the new album by Mount Eerie, the solo project of Washington based singer-songwriter/producer Phil Elverum, was written in the wake of his late wife’s death, as he processed the tragic loss and began to come … Continue reading

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“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

A powerful song about love and gratitude

Celine Dion is arguably one of the most talented singers of our time. Her vocal range and clarity and the depth of emotion she brings to her performances is astonishing. At 48, she has recorded dozens of top hits, including … Continue reading

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