Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday Music: Where Did You Go

There's something about this song that tugs at my heart, even though the lyrics don't make that much sense to me. It's the music itself and the refrain that make me want to listen to it. I so love the guitar at 2:30 minutes in. Whenever I hear this song I think of my parents who are gone now. I think of the people I've loved who are also gone. I'm posting this song today because it is the 44th anniversary of my maternal grandmother's death. Tomorrow (March 14th) is the 28th anniversary of my dad's death. On Wednesday (March 18th) it will be the second anniversary of my mom's death. I don't believe in heaven or hell. So the refrain, "Where did you go... I don't want to know" is pretty much how I hold in my heart their passing from this life. Where did you go? It is not meant to be fearful, just the mingling of their cellular essence into the whole universe, which is too vast for me to even contemplate. Do I want to know? Mmm? I don't know. Where did they go? I don't know. I just know they're gone. Gone.

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  1. Lovely......the guitar is really nice too. I believe in heaven and hell but I think they exist on planet earth. I think 'beyond death' is a more neutral experience.

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    1. Dr Michelle- I like your heaven/hell perspective. Yes, I agree.

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  2. Oh, that is a lovely guitar solo! I've told myself that since we're mostly water, when it rains, I'm being touched by my dead loved ones. If we don't pretend we're not beings apart from nature (and I know you will agree that we're not), then we will always have our loved ones near.

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    1. CCorax-- I am so glad that you liked that guitar solo. It's really lovely. Your perspective about our watery bodies and rain is pretty grand. Thank you for that.

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  3. Funny how parts of some songs visit us again and one part makes sense at the time.

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    1. Red-- Yes, one part of a song really make sense to us.

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  4. Lovely song. My March is a hard month for you.
    I don't believe in Heaven or Hell either but somehow I find myself often talking to my deceased loved ones, hoping they hear. Where they are, I don't know except maybe still in my heart.

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    1. Patti-- It's true March is a hard month. We do like to talk out loud to our dear loved ones. And yes, they are definitely in our hearts.

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  5. Lovely music, thanks for sharing. The lyrics are pretty simple, but that guitar is very nice. Some days I feel very close to my ancestors, and those I've lost in my own life. As they have become energy since leaving their bodies, I'm pretty comfortable that they are still somewhere, though I don't necessarily "want to know."

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    1. Barbara-- Yes, they have become energy since leaving their own bodies. I like that perspective very much.

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  6. The lyrics sound kind of like a lovers' quarrel to me. Could be a "breakup song". The words - meh. But the melody sticks in my head. Thanks for that one.

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    1. Catalyst-- I think you're right about those lyrics. I find the words "meh" as well, but the music is good.

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  7. I too have long wondered about the concepts of heaven and hell which were imprinted from an early age during my RC upbringing and parochial school attendance through high school. I want to believe that my parents and other family members are in some sort of happy place, but not sure whether or not I will ever "see" them again after death. This was a lovely song and especially the guitar solo, so thanks Robin. All of have those months that are harder than others and mine are Oct and Dec.

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    1. Beatrice-- I like to think of my dearly loved ones who have shuffled off this mortal coil mingling their cells with the universe. Yes, a happy place. So glad you liked this song.

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  8. new song to me -- can't say I know what it means either. March is a triple whammy of a month for you, time to take extra good loving care of yourself. I'm content to "let the mystery be" as the words of the song go. I've felt visited by loved ones who've gone on ahead, but really can't say if it was a true visit or a wish fulfilled.

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    1. Tara-- As I type this the yahrzeit candle is burning on the fireplace mantle for my father. It's such a good ritual of light. I love the idea and song to just let the mystery be. Truly excellent advice.

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