♪”Essential” – Music Theme

This week we’re gonna explore a fundamental,  existential theme. What does “essential” mean to you? Since what’s essential to one person may not apply to another, the concept  “essential” is as subjective as music itself.

With that being said, by default, the entire discography of Led Zeppelin is by (my) biased humble opinion – essential! Admittedly far from original consensus, but most applicable nevertheless.

Life is beautiful, music is a most wonderful expression of our heart, dreams, secret desires…

“Coeur Volant” (Performed by Zaz) 
For English translation: Click Here 
What keeps us going despite overwhelming odds and certain defeat, I believe a never surrender attitude and HOPE keeps us hanging on, which are essential to our survival:

♪The sun has left and forgotten me
It’s dark, I cannot see
Why does this rain pour down
I’m gonna drown
In a sea
Of deep confusion♪

Sometimes a little faith goes a long way, essential to our well being – Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues!

Our Collective Soul knows:

Has our conscience shown?
Has the sweet breeze blown?
Has all kindness gone?
Hope still lingers on.
I drink myself of newfound pity
Sitting alone in New York City
And I don’t know why.

Are we listening?
Hymns of offering.
Have we eyes to see?
Love is gathering.
All the words that I’ve been reading
Have now started the act of bleeding
Into one.

So I walk up on high
And I step to the edge
To see my world below.
And I laugh at myself
While the tears roll down.
‘Cause it’s the world I know.
It’s the world I know.

At times, artists  need to strip down to the bare essentials: an empty church, a single microphone and the truth! Cowboy Junkies made history with The Trinity Session.

Love is eternal ♥♥♥ “Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet” written by Nino Rota & arranged by Henry Mancini

Perhaps we, as a people, should learn what’s really essential to be fully human – before death takes over!

O, Death
O, Death

Won’t you spare me over til another year
Well what is this that I can’t see
With ice cold hands takin’ hold of me
Well I am death, none can excel
I’ll open the door to heaven or hell
Whoa, death someone would pray
Could you wait to call me another day
The children prayed, the preacher preached
Time and mercy is out of your reach
I’ll fix your feet til you cant walk
I’ll lock your jaw til you cant talk
I’ll close your eyes so you can’t see
This very hour, come and go with me
I’m death I come to take the soul
Leave the body and leave it cold
To draw up the flesh off of the frame
Dirt and worm both have a claim

O, Death
O, Death

Won’t you spare me over til another year
My mother came to my bed
Placed a cold towel upon my head
My head is warm my feet are cold
Death is a-movin upon my soul
Oh, death how you’re treatin’ me
You’ve close my eyes so I can’t see
Well you’re hurtin’ my body
You make me cold
You run my life right outta my soul
Oh death please consider my age
Please don’t take me at this stage
My wealth is all at your command
If you will move your icy hand
Oh the young, the rich or poor
Hunger like me you know
No wealth, no ruin, no silver no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul

O, Death
O, Death

Wont you spare me over ’til another year
Wont you spare me over ’til another year
Wont you spare me over ’til another year

God bless us all, essential ONE♥

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10 thoughts on “♪”Essential” – Music Theme

  1. I listened to your theme on Lisa’s device last week and forgot to stop by and like it. Oops. :/ You were right about Led Zep; definitely essential. Most everything else is new to me, and that’s really cool since I think I have a pretty good handle on what’s out there. What do I know? Great songs, Maddie!

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    • Hi Johnny, quite alright there no obligation to leave a comment, enjoy the tunes, forget the rest. 🙂
      That’s so cute u’r being modest, we all know u’r quite a musician, well.. we all appreciate your talent, knowledge and expertise. It’s always nice to discover something totally new (usually from the past or a different genre), keeps life interesting, new ideas to expand our craft. Keep on rockin’ in OUR FREE WORLD! 😀

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  3. I have never heard a french song before. That was beautiful. I read the lyrics. Absolutely, wonderful. Pink Martini was also new to me. I loved it. 🙂 Cowboy Junkies ♡ The opera singer… *sigh*
    Beethoven… Oh Death. So pertinent. I just spent eleven days in his loving embrace and still haven’t quite recovered yet.
    Led Zeppelin. Enough said.
    You are brilliant. Where’s my sunglasses ; ) ♡♡♡♡

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    • Aww stop, u’r making me blush ^^’ 😉
      There’s so much great music out there, it’s fun to discover a new artist esp. from different cultures, did you check out SAA MAGNI – Oumou Sangare from Bear’s post? That artist has amazing presence, the way she expresses grief…
      NDEs – near death experiences are pertinent to inner transformation, I’ve witnessed it personally and it touches everyone involved, definitely a precious gift of shifting consciousness. Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful gifts with the world, I feel blessed knowing you through u’r blog♥ Virtual hugs 🐻

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      • I will be checking that out. That feeling is mutual. You’re strength is infectious. It makes me want to pick up and keep going. I am so glad you are doing the themes with us. I look forward to them every week. XXX
        (I’m so tired today)

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  4. This is quite wonderful;. Ummm Hmmm Death Ooh Death. won’t you spare me over for another year. Pink Martini’s Hang On Little tomato is entirely new to me … Thanks 🙂 Coeur Volant is SO very French., every spec of it 🙂 Led Zeppelin takes me back …Collective souls is another new to me, nice lyrics. ditto Cowboy Junkies 🙂 Jackie is so young, but her voice is timeless ……. Happy to see you here with all of this essential music.

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    • Hi Bear, many thanks for your thoughtful comment, I’m glad you enjoyed the songs. You are so full of life and zest, death has no business being around you!
      ♪And as we wind on down the road
      Our shadows taller than our soul
      There walks a lady we all know…♪

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