Category Archives: Expressive Music

“The Long Road,” By Tiger Army

Song serves as a recollection of the songwriter's life and reminds us to cherish the good times

Tiger Army’s wonderful song “The Long Road” could easily be re-named “My Life.” It’s a recollection of Nick 13’s (the songwriter) experiences — the people who’ve come in and out of his life; the relatively fleeting nature of it all; … Continue reading

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“Footprints in the Sand” by Leona Lewis

An uplifting song for those who have lost an inspirational figure

Leona Lewis’ 2007 pop song “Footprints in the Sand” is about more than just a stroll along the beach. The track, which comes from “The X-Factor” winner’s hit album “Spirit,” is a touching tribute to those who have been a … Continue reading

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“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon and Buck Ram

World War II song is still popular

In 1943, World War II was raging and victory was far from guaranteed. The war separated family and drew women into the workplace. Amidst all the worry, chaos and grief, Bing Crosby released “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” The song … Continue reading

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“The Living Years” by Mike & The Mechanics

Song reminds us to reconcile with our parents while they're still alive

“The Living Years” by Mike & The Mechanics is as potent a reminder as any to make peace with our parents while we still have the benefit of connecting in the embodied world. The singer expresses regret at not having … Continue reading

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Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love”

Bob Dylan's tender love song reminds us of the source of our grief

A little over two years ago, a fire destroyed the building where I was renting an apartment. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the landlord soon placed everyone who lived in the building in a new home. All we lost, … Continue reading

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“Thank You” by Johnny Reid

Sometimes "Thank you" is the highest praise

When the heart is too full for words, the most sincere expression of love is often a simple offering of thanks. Johnny Reid completely captures this idea in his tender love song “Thank You.” His warm, soulful voice and the beautiful … Continue reading

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