Yeah, I know, we love our music. We all have a shit ton of music in our ipods, our mp3 players, on our computers, on tape or on cd’s or buried in our closets. We have music that we love and that we love to listen to - but what music speaks to you the loudest?
There are songs that just seem to cry out to us as individuals. It’s not always the songs that we love the best, but it is the ones that we identify with the most.
For me, as much as I love Simon and Garfunkel, this song is not my favorite. But it is the one that I always seem to come back to, the one that says ‘me’ more than any other song. “The Boxer”. It is written from a male perspective, but the lyrics resonate with me, more than any other.
“In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev’ry glove that layed him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving”
But the fighter still remains”
I heard this song decades ago…but still, I feel like the ‘fighter still remains’.
What is it that works for you?