For many of us certain songs can be a soothing ointment healing our deepest wounds. These soundtracks can be the perfect accompaniment to our life’s sorrows.
I had one such song heal my heart the first time it was broken at the very tender age of 15. The soundtrack that played on my clock radio was Sheena Easton’s “Almost Over You.” I would sit in my room for hours listening to the radio, waiting for that song. When I finally recorded most of the song with my cassette tape player, I listened through the static and hit rewind over and over until I finally memorized all the lyrics, all of the harmonies, and eventually healed my heart.
It has been over 20 years since I heard that song. When I found it for this post, I was amazed I still remembered every word and even some of the harmonies! What surprised me most was when the song ended I actually had a tear in my eye.
I hope you enjoyed this flashback from 1983: Sheena Easton’s “Almost Over You.” I particularly like when she throws the video machine over the balcony. Classic.
What song healed your broken heart?
1. Always make copies of your music and keep them at home; you never know when your car will be broken into.
2. Never leave your charts in your car.
3. If the band is playing and you are not sure when to come in – don’t come in – let band keep playing until you figure it out.
4. Learn how to count off the tempos of your tunes; sing them in your head before you start.
5. Know your keys.
6. Always bring a sweater to the gig.