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Joy: From the Ground Up

Do You Know the Muse-ic Man? March 10, 2013

I noticed something interesting about my blog posts this week: music is clearly one of my most reliable muses. It inspires me in ways that speak to my soul. So much of the music I enjoy is poetry that feeds my vocabulary set to brilliant chords and rhythms that spark my imagination. Six of the last eight of my blog posts incorporated music into either the title or the content. Let’s review:

1. Can’t Go Wrong, Phillip Phillips – I’ll take the best of what I can from my  mistakes/And now I know, now I  know I can’t go wrong, as long as I remember where I’m from/Hold  my head up just to keep it clear/I want a chance just to face my fear, face my fear

2. Listen To Your Heart, Roxette – Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile. The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yea. They’re swept away and nothing is what it seems, the feeling of belonging to your dreams. Listen to your heart when he’s calling for you.

3. Forever Young, Rod Stewart – May the good lord be with you/Down every road you roam/And may sunshine and happiness/Surround you when you’re far from home/And may you grow to be proud/Dignified and true/And do unto others/As you’d have done to you/Be courageous and be brave/And in my heart you’ll always stay/Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young

4. Fix You, Coldplay – When you try your best but you don’t succeed/When you get what you want but not what you need/When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep/Stuck in reverse/And the tears come streaming down your face/When you lose something you can’t replace/When you love someone but it goes to waste/Could it be worse?/Lights will guide you home/And ignite your bones/And I will try to fix you

5. Beautiful Day, U2

You’re on the road/But you’ve got no destination/You’re in the mud/In the maze of her imagination/It’s a beautiful day/Don’t let it get away/It’s a beautiful day

6. Brighter Than Sunshine, Aqualung

What a feeling in my soul/Love burns brighter than sunshine/Brighter than sunshine/Let the rain fall, I don’t care

Musing the Day Away

Bing defines muse as a verb as the action of thinking “about something in a deep and serious or dreamy and abstracted way,” according to Bing. While some prefer to do their deep thinking in silence, I do mine with the muse that is music.


37 Responses to “Do You Know the Muse-ic Man?”

  1. Amba Says:

    Songs 3,4,5 & 6 are are some of my favorites too! The lyrics you highlighted from these songs are truly inspiring. Some good music was made during the past years! 🙂

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  3. Susan D. Says:

    I know what you mean about music being a muse. I am having a very hard time limiting myself…

  4. great playlist and great post!

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  6. pennycoho Says:

    A great post, still agreeing with you about things I guess! 🙂 xx

  7. twoscamps Says:

    Great playlist! Have you seen the movie searching for sugar man? I haven’t seen it yet but I think you may like it! Thanks for stopping by our blog! -Maureen

    • Wow, thank you! I appreciate the comment and the positive feedback! No I haven’t seen Searching for Sugar Man, but I’ll have to have my mom check it out for me. Thank YOU for stopping by! Come visit me again soon! 🙂

  8. SoundEagle Says:

    Hi Wiley,

    Thank you for your Muse-Ic, and for liking SoundEagle’s post for the “Daily Prompt: Playlist”, though SoundEagle wonders which pieces of music you like there and whether you have taken the music poll.

  9. Geraldine Says:

    First time here, Wiley you are adorable! Do you by chance like cats? Stop by and say hi to Mr. Cheddar if you do:


    he’s not much of a doggie lover but he has been known to make exceptions. 😉

    Happy Week.

    • Well hello Geraldine and Mr. Cheddar! So good to have you! New paw prints on my pages make my day! I feel the same way about cats…I make exceptions and I will definitely make one for Mr. Cheddar. Thank you for stopping by – please come and visit me again soon!

  10. huntmode Says:

    Oh, Wiley, you are a keeper! All my kids say so and that’s the majority vote in this household – two cats (one in absentia) and a greyhound and one pretend Alpha human. 🙂 I promptly went and played all your songs and they slept much more soundly through them! Keep the wisdom coming, Wiles! Best ~ HuntMode, Claire, Elby and Dyssa in absentia!

    • It is my life’s mission to share joy in the simplest of ways, so your feedback brought me such a sense of gratitude! Hugs, love and happiness to the whole family! 🙂

  11. Music is indeed food for the soul… I don’t know, and I wouldn’t like to ponder a life without music..
    A lovely post…

  12. yinyin Says:

    This trully inspires me alot (just thinking abt posting some of mine mv) ^ – ^ Big thanks and have a sweet new week!

  13. […] effect music has in our lives. This post spoke of allowing children to dream in their time and this post is from the ever wise Wiley – both sent me on an adventure of renewing my love of music once […]

  14. Love your choices, Wiles.

  15. binvested Says:

    I’m so driven by music…it’s everything to me. Thankyou for sharing. Love the songs, “Forever Young” and “Beautiful Day”…except love the Bob Dylan version of “Forever Young”…great post.

  16. Very clever post. You and your blog are precious Wiley!

  17. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    Music is a pathway to the soul.

  18. I love how music can help enhance or ruin a mood. It can transport you back to happier times or release the tears you were only just managing to hold back!

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