The Chain

Listen to the wind blow, watch the sun rise

Running in the shadows, damn your love, damn your lies

And if, you don’t love me now

You will never love me again

I can still hear you saying

You would never break the chain (Never break the chain)

If I had to choose a few Albums to listen to for the rest of my life, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac would be on that list.

All of the albums on my list are legit and mean something to me because I listened to them in their entirety during particular times in my life.

2003-2004: First year of College, living away from everyone, horrible isolation and anxiety but I listened to some great music and discovered the album by Third Eye Blind listed below.

I can sing almost every song on their album “Third Eye Blind”. You may know their most popular song though: “How’s it Going to Be,” but try “Losing A Whole Year.”

Music has provided a soundtrack for all the good, bad and ugly times. Right now I’ve been listening to so many of these albums listed below to get me through life and some challenges lately.

Fleetwood Mac represents the first Summer I had with my future husband, driving up to my StepDad’s cottage in Sauble Beach, my dog in the back, windows down in the Jeep, just blaring the music and singing to every song.

When we walked down the aisle after being pronounced “Husband and Wife,” we chose “Everywhere” as our song.

What you should know about the band is that there were four members and they all had relationships with each other so the songs really came from deep down inside, like that horrible, gut-wrenching feeling you have when there is turmoil between two lovers.

READ: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know- Rolling Stone

The two singing above on “The Chain,” Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had the longest, most insane, drug-fuelled relationship in music history but it resulted in some of the best songs ever.

I don’t have that type of relationship with my husband if you are wondering… least not on a regular basis like those two did.

That song gives me some energy which I’ve needed lately. I’ve been extremely busy with life this past week with an unfortunate mild heart attack my 95 year old Grandmother had last weekend. Therefore my “epic essay” of a post I had talked about before has been delayed as it requires a lot of editing.

Tupac’s “Changes” & “Dear Mama” & “Brenda’s Got A Baby” always make me feel good for some reason; really a sad, premature death of a true artist.

I love Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B/Soul music and have quite a bit on my phone.

She has been suffering a bit this week at the hospital, so I’ve been going to see her as much as I can. Oma is my Dad’s mother so I really want to be there for her and my Aunts to help out with her care because he obviously can’t. My kids usually come with me wherever I go so today they came for 3 hours to the hospital.

Oma with my littlest; her 13th Great-Grandchild

This makes my Oma so happy; like it really just makes things feel like this won’t end the way we know it will. We are unsure at this point if she will make a recovery from this heart attack as she needs constant care from family. She is so strong tho and I know she will be ok, one way or another.

There will be an update on Oma I am sure. Please pray for her if that is something you do.

Not only do I belt out songs but I also visualize myself doing a dance routine to it as well sometimes – Depends on the mood I’m in. Ah the life of a former dancer with broken dreams….just kidding, sort of.

In 2007, I was going through a ridiculous, life changing breakup where I had to give up the dog we had from a puppy to him. I could have fought but I wanted to be free.

Omaha” by the Counting Crows was on repeat during this time; I don’t know why but the lyrics were so intensely relevant for me:

Start running the banner down
Drop past the color come up through the summer rain
Start turning the girl into the ground
Roll a new life over
In the middle of the day
There’s a young man rolling around in the earth and rain
Hey mister if you’re going to walk on water, you know
You’re only going to walk all over me

To get over losing my dog (Really didn’t feel that upset over the guy), I took a trip to St. Kitts & Nevis where my cousin was living for a brief time, so I could spend a week on the beach.

It was one of the BEST weeks of my life, honestly and truly, freedom finally after spending 3 years chained down to someone and a dog, a dog I loved but they are hard sometimes and require roots. I wanted to party.

It also happened to be around the same time Britney Spears came out with her album “Blackout” and the song Gimme More, which is her best, realist (isrealista real word?) song ever. Anyway, I rocked that song while walking through the Miami International Airport, slightly buzzed from a beer and feeling on top of the world. Oh to be young again…..

Read: Blackout Turns 10: A Look Back at Britney Spears’ Return From the Brink

Last but not least – Annie Lennox:

“Walking on Broken Glass” & a “Little Bird” are two of my favourite songs for when I’m in a really good mood.

Especially when driving, I can blast that song so loud when I’m alone and just feel like a powerful, anxiety-free woman.

Out of every song Annie has sung; “No More I Love You’s” and ““Why” Are also my favourites especially if you are dealing with heartbreak.

I’ve put my husband through the ringer a few times at various points during our 10 years together. It’s hard to be with a woman who grew up without a Father.

The song “Why” has some very powerful lyrics:

But the guy keeps on loving me…..

I could post on and on about my favourite songs and memories but I’d rather continue working on my other ideas. I hope you all enjoy my post and maybe listen to some of my favourite Albums.

I hope we can chat in the comments section for some more memory sharing! ❤️ I hope you all have a happy, healthy, prosperous weekend! >

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