Emotions, or, No Numb Here, Musical Theme

Emotions headline this Musical Theme per Willowdot21. I’ve chosen songs for both presentation and content.  I think each sings for itself.  There’s some frustration, some fear, a little love and gratitude, and a touch of defiance.  Nick Cave joins the ladies because he’s got a great song from a great flick.   Enjoy. 🙂

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Evanescence ~~ Bring Me To Life

EvanescenceVEVO

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Joan Osborne ~~ Crazy Baby

sampledoubt

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Katie Webster ~~ Red Negligee

Cantshaketheseblues

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Shemekia Copeland ~~ Never Going Back to Memphis

telarc

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Billie Holiday ~~Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do

OnlyJazzHQ

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Evanescence ~~ Going Under

Sara Reiko Matsu

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Nick Cave — I’ll Love You Till The End of the World

Carol Friz

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Madeleine Peyroux ~~ Dance Me To the End of Love

BOSSPRODUCCIONES

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Willow     http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/musical-theme-emotions/

Johnny   http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/emotion-music-theme-november-9th/

Deborah http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/musical-theme-for-november-9-emotions/#comment-722

who needs tears

2:27 am

awake staring out the window

black and blue trees dancing with the wind

memories are not enough

lack of you

wounds deeper than any knife

black and blue trees dancing with the wind

moon dusted

who needs tears

they’re only salt water

black and blue trees dancing with the wind

while I howl songs of  hearts breakings to the moon

under falling leaves

Cloud Man’s “White Clay”

@ Guest Poet, Cloud Man

            White Clay

This is a border place. Like all borders.

There is a feel that defies interpretation.

 

How does one define nostalgia for pain,

I miss my father beating my mother Or

When my mother drank she cursed my father.

I used to eat bologna sandwiches, potato chips for dinner

Dinner? Or was it a snack it was what I had for lunch?

 

If I went north towards home

If I went south into tomorrow

 

Some have made this border place a cause

I spent hours of my childhood here

 

How does one know of borders

When one becomes the border

 

I am still in between places

I still have the last potato chip bag

And that bologna skin ring

From the last night at White Clay

 

 

                                        White Clay II

There used to be an ice cream shop,

Across from Howard’s Store

One Sunday I counted all the families

Coming for floats

Chocolate and vanilla cones.

On Howard’s Store wall

Were Lakota words.

If you could read Lakota

These were items he sold

A grocery list

I used to sit in the shade by that store

New Territory

finding void your space

shatters glass hands

numbed core cracks

incredulous

    there is something left to break

suddenly everything known about hurt is surpassed

                                                                        strip skin

                                                                        bleed bones

                                                                        dissect organs

all preferable to this deep freezing fissuring    

 

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