Music the Matters: The Storytellers

Music is an amazing thing. The way it makes you want to dance, fills your soul with joy or lets you know you’re not alone. Music has the power to build up, to tear down and to spread a message.

In the early 2000s, I fell in love with country music. What drew me in was the stories, the passion and love. A song like Raymond by Brett Eldredge. The song wasn’t mainstream, it was the story of a janitor working at a nursing home and one of the ladies there whose brain was stuck in 1943. The sweet woman thinks he is her son, and instead of correcting her, he accepts the role, showing her love and taking the flower she gives him to her son’s grave. I’m crying now watching it. That is a song, and video, that gives you a sense of hope and love.

Then there was We Danced by Brad Paisley, a love story you get to live. And speaking of, who doesn’t smile when listening to Check Yes or No by George Strait? A love story starting in middle school and lasting a lifetime. These songs aren’t about sexual attraction or a momentary high, they are about love that’s deep rooted, people who share the type of story  you cannot wait to tell your grandkids.

There are so many more that I could mention, but for now I’ll leave you with one more heart tugger Austin by Blake Shelton. OMG are you crying yet? I am. The story of a man who doesn’t chase a woman, but he waits patiently, refusing to ever give up on her. He leaves a simple message on his machine that he loves her. I think everyone is familiar, but listen anyways.

What songs or videos tell a story that tugs your heart? Drop it in the comments below, I may share it in the next post!

Have a beautiful day my friends!

XOXO,

Erika the Unicorn Queen

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