My five favourite bits of songs right now:
1. La Vie a Deux Manu Chao
"Ill est minuit a Tokyo, il est cinq heures au Mali, quelle heure est-il au paradis?"
2. California Stars Billy Bragg and Wilco (words by Woody Guthrie)
"Id like to dream my troubles all away on a bed of California stars. Jump up from my starbed and make another day underneath my California stars."
3. Perfect World Liz Phair
"No need for Lucifer to fall if he'd learn to keep his mouth shut."
4. Head Like a Hole Nine Inch Nails
"Lets go dancing on the backs of the bruise."
5. Worthy Ani di Franco
"What good is a poker face when youve got an open hand?"
I took Anthropology of Healing at university. I was not an Anthropology student. Prof. Turner let me in this fourth year class because I knew what a middle "C" was. We studied why and how music heals and what kind of music heals. Sometimes I ache for the lyrics of a particular song to ease or celebrate my day. I learned in this exceptional class that actually I might be seeking a certain cadence, pitch, vowel or single strain, not the words at all.