Because We Believe
Posted by SandyBeaches on Monday, April 12, 2010
Once in every life
There comes a time
We walk out all alone
And into the night
The moment won’t last but then
We remember it again
When we close our eyes
Like stars across the sky
We were born to shine
All of us here because we believe.
Song by ~Bocelli/Gillies/Foster
When David first sang “Imagine”, my musical senses were awakened from a deep sleep that may have been going on since the end of The Beatles era. The lines of the song go over and over in my mind as they relate to my thoughts about David’s most recent performance on American Idol. David singing “Imagine” once again on American Idol, was a new beginning for David and for us. We have waited somewhat patiently during this time to see him on a stage that seems comfortably like home to him and to ourselves. Watching David perform at the piano, tapped into our souls and took us to places that only David can take us. No one song generally can be trusted to move us every time, but David’s singing moves me every time. The excitement felt by fans the world over was euphoric and for the next several hours, thousands of people sent their messages of excitement and approval of what they had seen and heard.
When David performs he lets go and allows his music to come through him rather than trying to control the performance, then absolute magic happens. His music evokes excitement in us that urges us to move our feet and get up and dance. The song that bests showcases this excitement is Zero Gravity as performed in Westbury. The band, his stage crew and all of the fans broke out into an amazing group dance. David’s music wakes us up to know the truth about ourselves as it has a way of stirring our senses, of tapping into parts of ourselves unlike anything else. Songs like ‘Zero Gravity’, can be an energy boost lasting for hours to get the listener through any day or night.
There is a power of sound that is called chanting. In chanting, there is a repetition of a single phrase, slogan, etc. rhythmically and insistently. Repetitiveness has the goal of deepening our spiritual lives, whatever they may be, or at the very least, helping to bring peaceful feelings into our beings. I use as my example the song that we have called “The Howl” but I like it as “The Call”. I have little explanation of why I have feelings about this video other then it seems to be a call through to nature. Thank you Abrra for taking these few bars of music and repeating them, giving us a chant. Listen closely and feel yourself connected to the voice celebrating the human spirit, as it soothes the nerves and induces peace and calm.
“He knows he’s killing us with that soulful, heartfelt, wailing…his expression says it all. So hauntingly beautiful & somehow sad. I could listen to him do this all day.”~ By Silverfox.
With the presentation of the song of Somos El Mundo, we have been given the collective voices of Latino singers. There is an intense joy at the heart of Latin America’s vivacious music, and Latin artists are increasingly becoming major players on the world stage. What we have heard of David singing in Spanish has already melted our hearts and moved our souls. “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul” ~ Plato
It can be difficult to actually explain to someone who doesn’t need music in their lives what it’s like to be without music for great lengths of time. It is more difficult to explain how David’s music fills the infinite between him and us. We are the ones who have been moved to laughter and to tears. We have grown; we have acquired a patience that we did not have. Through David, we have learned how to be more in tune with the music and musicians of the world. Finally, with great excitement, we are ready for David’s next phase in his new era of music. In David’s own words, “I want to show people that I’m in a new phase right now. It’s a new time for me!”.