11/9/2022 4 Comments
76. I Am Listening
Notes: After being sick for several weeks, I was lying in bed and trying to come to terms with the fact that I still felt crummy. I was trying to listen to my body, and this is the song that came into my head. The melody is pretty closely related to a Happy Birthday song which I learned from Liz Rog, but I don't know the origin of the song, and neither did Liz at that point. If anybody happens to know it, I'd love to learn! The song can be sung just as the first part, in which case I think "needing to be known" is more satisfying to sing, but when I added the second part it suddenly made sense to me to use the word "dying." It feels to me like a song that spans caregiving from infancy to deathbed. I'm moved by what a powerful feeling it is to be heard and seen.
Songwriter Info: That would be me, so both of the websites below have stuff...
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Major (Ionian), call and response with second harmonized part
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11/9/2022 09:40:50 am
Patricia, so sorry to hear you've been sick for such a long time. I hope the glorious sunshine today makes you feel better. You did an incredible job on today's podcast and I really love your song! I plan to share it with the mental health unit at Concord Hospital tomorrow when I drive down to provide therapeutic music.
11/11/2022 10:09:01 pm
Resa, how lovely to know it's being used right away! And sun makes everything better, right? Thank you for your work in providing therapeutic music ... what a gift you are...
Wendy Luella Perkins
11/9/2022 12:11:43 pm
So loving this song Patricia...the lyrics, the layers and the presence/care in your voice weave gorgeously. Plus Patti's full moon through the trees--WOW! Thanking you and the spirit of creativity that brings forth such beauty/meaning in the midst of difficulty. Sending healing vibrations to you.
11/11/2022 10:10:01 pm
Wendy, thank you for this lovely comment -- I agree, I absolutely love the pairing of this song with the art Patti created. All healing vibrations deeply appreciated!!!
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