13th of February
It's the lover's month and there's no perfect time to talk about love songs and beautiful song lyrics than the time when everyone feels that "love is in the air" (corny boo!). LOL.
Seriously though, do you know that the very first blog title that I created is "Light To Lyrics and Music"? It's another story as to what happened to that idea so I'll just make a separate post about that.
Meanwhile let me re-post this piece which I originally posted in January of last year to my other (deactivated) blog. The idea of re-posting this is part of the other drafts that I am writing and has something to do also why I came across the Boyce Avenue video.
I am supposed to write a product review today but unfortunately I’m sick. I don’t think I would be effective in writing positive things while feeling low and sick. So here I am in bed scribbling incomprehensibly of topics I’m not sure what about when suddenly the music floating in the house called my attention.
“Jim Croce is in the house!” I have the habit of posting this status in my social media accounts every time an artist’s album is being played at home especially if I haven’t hear it for quite a while.
Hubby has the habit of playing my favorite songs every time he feels I’m a bit down plus he’s one real music lover. His vast collection of musical CDs and downloads can attest to this. (This reminds me that I haven’t finished my series of post that I called Musical Exposure).
Jim Croce's music was introduced to me by one of my male best friends during high school. I instantly fell in love with Croce’s songs. How could I not? I love literature and Jim Croce’s song lyrics are literature by itself. They’re the kind of songs that stays in your head and in your heart.
There is so much poetry in Jim Croce’s songs. It is just unfortunate that this talented singer and song writer died young. But the beauty and mystery of his songs lives on. They never fails to haunt me, inspire me, entertain me.
Among my most favorite Jim Croce songs are Time in a Bottle, Photographs and Memories, Operator, Lover’s Cross, These Dreams, Alabama Rain, I Got A Name, I’ll Have to Say I Love You in A Song, These Dreams and a lot more. How I wish that I could make a post on each of these songs.
The song “Photographs and Memories” is one among my inspiration why I created a category in my (other) blog "Sunday and Photograph".
This is something I’m trying to find in today’s music genre - a Jim Croce kind of music. No matter what generation you belong I suggest for you to try discovering these songs and you will understand what I’m trying to point here.
While reviewing Jim Croce’s biography while I'm writing this, I find it amusing that this artist crossed my mind on his birth month. He was born January 10, 1943. He died on September 20, 1973 from a plane crash together with his band mate. More details about his life, works and death here.
What is your favorite Jim Croce song? If none because you don’t belong in his genre (I don’t too), try checking them out and I promised you will thank me for leading you to these great songs.
***… if I had a box just for wishes, and dreams that had never come true, the box would be empty except for the memory of how they were answered by you… Time in A Bottle
…cause tables are meant for turnin and people are bound to change. and bridges are meant for burnin’ when the people and mem’ries they join aren’t the same… Lover’s Cross
… summer skies and lullabies, nights we couldn’t say goodbye, and of all the things that we knew not a dream survived… Photographs and Memories