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Capture the Mood

I know people don’t listen to the radio as much anymore. Especially those under forty who probably listen to streaming music. When I’m driving, I tend to leave on the radio. Sometimes an unexpected song will play that resonates with my soul. In other words, it captures my mood and/or gives me hope.

This happened to me the other day. The song is a few years old, but it’s the first time I remember hearing it. I love the way the lyrics are melancholy but the chorus sounds happy and upbeat. It captures my mood of feeling in a funk, but at the same time, seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

Have you ever heard a song that popped up by accident right when you needed it?

Anger wants a voice, voices wanna sing
Singers harmonize ’til they can’t hear anything
I thought that I was free, from all that questionin
But every time a problem ends, another one begins


17 thoughts on “Capture the Mood”

  1. Lori, snap! I always listen to the radio while driving (it just seems to take forever to link up my Spotify!) I love those moments when the perfect song for my mood/emotions plays and they seem like pure serendipity and always give my heart a lift! Indigo Girls – Galileo will always have me reaching to turn up the volume! ‘How long until my soul gets it right? Will any human reach that kind of light?’ Anthem of my uni years! Harmony Hall is terrific, with great lyrics, and harmonies and is immediately catchy! Many thanks for sharing and a thought-provoking post – which sent me on a fun music detour! xx😀❤️

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    1. Ahh yes, sometimes we can get on a music detour, especially when surfing through youtube. My cell phone has the theme song to my life as my ringtone (Carry on my Wayward Son). But I find certain songs fit different things I’m going through at the moment. Thanks for sharing your anthems, Annika. Hugs. 🤗

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  2. That sounds like a great song
    And I listen to the radio a lot (sometimes have it on at home but also in the car – we alternate streaming and radio)
    And yes – have those special songs unfold at times

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    1. Music can be of help and certain times of our lives. Thanks for listening to the song. Good to know I’m not the only one listening to the radio these days. Have a great day! 🌞

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  3. I have Sirius in my truck (works even in the mountains) and I listen to regular radio occasionally. This is a great piece, Lori! I don’t think I’ve heard it before. Thanks for sharing.

    Yes, I had songs resonate at a sort of cellular level before. Here’s one:

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    1. Satellite radio is great for those hard-to-reach places. Thanks for listening to the song. I love it’s perky beat. Keeps me optimistic in the midst of some doldrums. Very nice song you shared as well. Thanks, Lynette.

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  4. What a great song! After purchasing a new vehicle a few years ago, I converted to satellite radio, mostly because I couldn’t bear listening to the constant chatter about Covid. I marvel how music has the ability to immediately take us back to a time and place. It can also fill us with such joy and bring tears to our eyes if we are feeling sad. I hope I never stop listening to music!

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    1. Hiya Lynn. Thanks for listening to the song. I especially liked the piano in this one, in addition to the lyrics matching my frame of mind at the moment. You are so right about how a song can whisk us back to another time. In fact, I wrote a blog post about that when I moved back home after 25 years away. I titled it, Time Machine, because music transports us like we’re back in time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


    1. Hi Anneli. I’m always switching stations until I hit on a good song. I like when I get a nice surprise from a song I needed or haven’t heard in a long time, too. Thanks for sharing Anneli. Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Most of my career has been in radio, so, first, I love that someone is still listening. 🙂 And yes, music sometimes rolls in just at the right time. U2s “Life Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” is one of those songs that when it come on it nearly always matches my mood, one of consistent searching, in a good way. I could go on and on. 🙂

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    1. Yeah, lots of good memories from playing the radio. I knew what you meant for U2’s song. My theme song to life, which I blare every time it comes on, is Carry On My Wayward Son. I even use it as my ring tone.
      Thanks for sharing your song, David.


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