In Sound’s Embrace
Posted by MT on Saturday, April 9, 2011
In David’s book, Chords of Strength, he discusses in great detail his view of what music can be, describing it as a means of transferring emotion from one person to another, from a performer to his audience. He recognized the power of music from a very early age.
Some of the greatest singers of our time had the ability to put their emotions into their songs. Their music touched something inside of us and made us feel less alone. David is one who also has that gift. When he sings, it’s as if he’s inviting us into his heart, to feel what he feels, to see life as he sees it.
It’s a way of transporting us out of our daily lives and into the song with him. He captures us, and holds us hostage there, until the song ends. In the process, I believe David has given, to each of us, something that we haven’t found anywhere else.
It’s difficult to put into words what David’s music has meant to me. The following poem is as close as I could come. It’s about the joy, the tears, the happiness, the reverence, and even the laughter that he evokes in me while he sings.
It’s about letting go and living, in that moment, in the music of the song.