Refining my life’s emotions through lyrics & music has always been the way I cultivate & enlighten my mental health; It keeps me grounded and balanced. I was raised with music, actually singing before i began talking I am told. So maybe because essentially it was my first language my automatic pilot just finds me lyrically & melodically processing life in this fashion.
|a process is a set or series of actions directed to some end or a natural series of changes; a procedure is a series of actions conducted in a certain manner, an established way of doing something|
The times in my life where there has been a catalyst of some kind to knock me off the edge of my well-balanced wall. (read sensibilities) I have always found music and lyrics to be the way to my heart & soul when maybe I am not assimilating with the clarity needed to get beyond the unbalance. As it were.
Without any need for details suffice it to say at points in the last two years I have dangled on the wall feeling very much like Humpty Dumpty ready to fall, Again just by rote I turned to music.
It is what I do.
With the impeccable Miss Beth Hart‘s music and lyrics she brings to soul a clarity in emotions quite like no one else. Maybe it is because Miss Hart has been down a similar road. I have used this particular Beth Hart song to get past some painful feelings I had been struggling with letting go. I realized through Beth’s deep & throaty vocals and lyrics of this tune that I was holding on to my pain because…well to be honest it felt good.
I know, bizarre indeed, but here me out please.
Feeling the pain felt right, felt comfortable because it reminded me that while I was really just so numb I felt little that was touching me in a soulful way, Feeling the pain in my heart allowed me to feel something. Anything was better than that numb. It at least told me I was still alive and able to fight my way back.
I think the human spirit sometimes needs these very painful reminders that we are still alive, kicking, & fighting our way out of something that created the broken human spirit that might at times rests in each of us.
Miss Hart’s music reached down deep inside me, and it grabbed my attention.
I am so thankful that I have music….
…..& to Miss Beth Hart & Lead Guitarist Jon Nickles.