Music Appreciation: ‘Bird Song’ Love

Happy Friday the 13th! 

On this warm and cozy evening I wish to share something beautiful with you!

Well you might not think it’s extraordinarily beautiful right now, but in 2 days or 5 months or 7 years you might listen to it again and be like, WOW this is incredibly extraordinarily beautiful. 

That’s what happened to me. 

I bought The Wailin’ Jennys album Bright Morning Stars a few years ago around the same time I saw them perform in concert.  I totally fell in love with this album, and it was such a lovely and moving experience to hear them perform live.  But when I listened to this CD over and over again as I usually do when I buy CDs, this one song didn’t necessarily stand out to me more than the others.

Then last week I was looking through some of my old CDs that I haven’t listened to in awhile so I could play something new while driving to work.  Bright Morning Stars looked extra shiny to me, so I chose it.

Now as I sit typing here I’m listening to ‘Bird Song’, and I’m getting emotional because it is SO SO SO beautiful to me.  I’ve actually been listening to this song for a week now … maybe five times a day, something like that!  When I find a song I love I have to listen to it over and over and over and over and over and over again.  … and over again … and then over again. 

I feel like ‘Bird Song’ and I are just beginning to get to know each other though, and we have lots more connecting to do.  🙂 

I particularly love it right now because the lyrics are speaking to my heart in a meaningful and relevant way.

When I really open up to the beauty and the meaning of this song, I cry, and not just a few tears, it makes me want to sob with joy.  And right now joyful sobbing feels like a glorious thing! 😀

You can read all the ‘Bird Song’ lyrics on their website here. 

Here are the words that get me the most:

“I smell the flowers blooming, opening for spring
I’d like to be those flowers, open to everything”

Musically speaking I adore all of this, but especially the part in the song that plays in this video from 2:49 to 3:16. Angelic! 

 Enjoy and savour the lusciousness of the harmonies! 

 What’s your current favourite song? 





P.S. ‘Storm Comin’ plays right after ‘Bird Song’ on this youtube video stream.  ‘Storm Comin’ is also my favourite.  😀 


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