Wednesday, October 17

Music Therapy


Florence + The Machine | Shake it Out

One thing that has been a constant in my life is the soundtrack.  For most of my journey so far I've gravitated to music that allows me to release and process my emotions through the words and music others have written.  I'll be sharing songs that I have really connected with throughout my struggles and even my joys in life - I will be calling this "Music Therapy."

The first song I'm sharing is one I listen to often.  First, I'm a huge fan of Florence + The Machine, and second her lyrics in this particular song really resonate with me.

Though she is talking about a former relationship with a lover - I find myself reflecting on my relationship with denial and how that one particular relationship was like a devil on my back, choking the very life out of me that I was trying to protect.  The romance of denial was that it made me feel protected, but in the end I was disillusioned by it and it left me undone.  And so now I'm shaking that denial out of my life and on a quest for living in truth.

In the end of the song, she speaks about being ready to suffer and ready to hope - it seems that denial for me prevented both my ability accept the pain and trauma of my past, while at the same time numbing my joy and happiness in the present.  I really love this conclusion to the song.  And in the end, the reality that she was looking for heaven and as she got closer on that search the light revealed to her the truth of the broken nature of both herself and the lover - or for me - my own deep brokenness and the evil nature of denial.  

What songs have resonated with your life story?

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  1. i LOVE this song!! Glee did a version of it, which is how I heard it first! Such a great song!!

  2. I have heard of her my Sis in Law loves her..but I this is my first time listening... I can see why you like it... it's a good song... right now my favorite song that I identify with most is "Battle" by Chris August....oh yea and he is a cutie! :D

  3. DeAnn@TheSIPprojectOctober 17, 2012

    Music can help heal the soul. I have always loved hymns, singing them myself more then listening to them. I used to love Radio Head in my teens it helped my get through my struggles. Now, I love the Civil Wars and the Lower Lights when I am in a thoughtful mood but when I want to boogie haha I love Florence+The Machine too! I also love certain songs like Alex Clare's Too Close. Well, great post, have a good one!

  4. I absolutely love this song! I was on my iTunes about ten minutes ago!

  5. I will be checking out all of those artists you mentioned! Thank you so much!

  6. I'm going to totally check out that song! Thanks for commenting Connie! <3

  7. Now I HAVE to find that Glee clip! Wowza!

  8. I ADORE this song. It gives me happy vibes whenever I hear it!

  9. Chelsea FrancisOctober 19, 2012

    I'm also a Florence + The Machine fan... these words are so powerful!

  10. My daughter even loves it - she sings the "Shake it out" part - so cute!


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