I know you have heard the fabulous and soothing voice of Laura Vaughn … she was just filling in today for Nick during the midday. Also last week she helped out when Scott and Danielle took a much deserved vacation week off. Laura also can be heard working the Weekend River. This lady is my go to with studio questions … she knows her way around a radio board! She is also pretty bad ass … and handles whatever life throws her way with strength and a sense of humor … I’m a big fan! So of course I had to turn to Laura to help me out with the Music Challenge. I think she must have been feeling a little melancholy because she wanted to know some of your favorite sad songs (as Sir Elton said … they say so much!)
Songs that make you cry though … aren’t always the sad songs. I mean it doesn’t have to be Seasons in the Sun with those devastating lyrics. Sometimes a song that makes you cry is purely because it reminds you of something sad or as in my case someone you lost.
I know I have told you before about my dear Mum. She was amazing. She sadly died in 1988 at the age of 45 leaving me and my Dad behind. This song was recorded in 1988 and the lyrics and the melody took me back to when she was ill. How helpless my Dad and I felt and how we would have done anything to make the illness go away …
Of all the things I should’ve said
That I never said
All the things we should’ve done
Though we never did
All the things I should’ve given
But I didn’t
Oh, darling, make it go
Make it go away
…even typing these lyrics is making a lump form in my throat … but in 1988 they truly shook me. It was almost a therapy song though. I needed to cry. English people are very stoic … we aren’t good at expressing our emotions so this song truly helped me have some much needed sobs. The song doesn’t wreck me anymore … but my eyes still fill up every time I hear it. Thank you Kate Bush (whose birthday it happens to be today) for writing such a moving song and performing it with the voice of an angel. (and thank you Laura Vaughn for letting me share this amazing song.)
Side note the song appeared in the 1988 John Hughes film She’s Having a Baby … great film with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern … check it out if you haven’t seen it.