Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday: Soul Meets Body

This week Jen over at her temporary home asked us for songs that are spiritual.  Cue my perplexed face.  Of course I made the mental leap from spiritual to religious.  And if there is one thing I’m not, it’s religious, well at least not in the organized sense.  Without delving deeply into my beliefs, let’s just say I’m not a fan of things that cause people to shun others based on their differences.  Life should be about inclusion, acceptance, and ideally, love.  So my songs today are ones that I find uplifting.  They make my spirit sing.  They make my heart feel light and happy.  They bridge that divide that sometimes exists between soul and body.

P.S. If I were to claim a religion, does worshiping the music count?

Soul Meets Body

Soul Meets Body- Death Cab for Cutie

Notable lyrics-

I want to live where soul meets body
And let the sun wrap its arms around me
And bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing
And feel, feel what its like to be new

Aqueous Transmission- Incubus

Beautiful.  This song has always made me smile!

Notable lyrics-

I’m floating down a river
Oars freed from their holes long ago
Lying face up on the floor
Of my vessel
I marvel at the stars
And feel my heart overflow

Birdhouse in Your Soul- They Might Be Giants

My friend Amy used to play this song for me.  Instant smiles.

Notable lyrics-

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over you
Make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I’m the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul

When You Come Back Down- Nickel Creek

You want to see me cry, play this song.  It reminds me of my Dad.  The words are perfection.  I listened to it once on the way home from work in college at 3 AM and immediately packed a bag and made the 4.5 hour trip home, because I NEEDED to see my folks.

Notable lyrics-
You got to leave me now, you got to go alone
You got to chase a dream, one that’s all your own
Before it slips away
When you’re flyin’ high, take my heart along
I’ll be the harmony to every lonely song
That you learn to play

When you’re soarin’ through the air
I’ll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare
I’ll still be there
When you come back down

When Creations Speaks Too Low- Prattle On, Rick

I could only find a cover video for this one.

Notable lyrics- Listen to the whole song.  It’s worth it.

And one that will make anyone smile……

Satisfy My Soul- Bob Marley

Notable lyrics-
(Satisfy my soul) You satisfy my soul (satisfy my soul);
You satisfy my soul (satisfy my soul).
Every little action (satisfy my soul),
There’s a reaction (satisfy my soul).
Oh, can’t you see what you’ve done for me, oh, yeah!
I am happy inside all – all of the time. Wo-oo-o-oo!

This is how my spirit feels when I hear these tunes…

anchorman

Stay positive & love your life!

-Melissa

Today:

Listening to:  The Gaslight Anthem – 1930

Eating:  Arugula salad

Drinking:  H2O

Random fact:  When I told my Mom that the Nickel Creek song reminded me of Dad, she said, “Which one?  The one about the fox?”  No.

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17 thoughts on “Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday: Soul Meets Body

  1. not only good/interesting/listenable picks for music, very engrossing ‘story’ (I have this thing that all of us, by virtue of being blog writers, have stories to tell, even with a ‘hop like Jen and Kristi’s…ostensibly a music blog… we all have stories to tell…)
    nice job with your Post today.

  2. Nice list. I was only familiar with the Marley, which I’m picky about which ones I like. Good one to pick!

  3. I really enjoyed this – so far a different take than some of the others I’ve visited. I too only knew the Marley song – but liked the soothing nature of the other ones (had them streaming in the background as I prepped my post for tomorrow). Really enjoyed the Nickel Creek one. Thanks!

  4. YES! Worshiping the music totally counts. Awesome best list. This week was HARD!

  5. Aqueous Transmission is one of my favorites off the Morning View album. I love the oriental vibe and I’m glad I get to hear it again. 🙂 And I really enjoyed “Birdhouse in your Soul”. Such a fun song!

  6. This is really a great mix. I love your perspective and the range. Death Cab for Cutie is one of those band that comes in and out of my life all the time. Thanks for the reminder. This topic clearly made everyone think!

  7. Nickel Creek is a good band, I don’t listen to them often but when I love the harmonies and lyrics of their songs. That one, esp, is beautiful.

    Also Death Cab for Cutie, well I got interested in them because of “You are a Tourist” but I downloaded some other songs and have a LIKE of them.

    and last but not least, I share a birthday with Mr Marley, Feb 6th. A True Aquarius that man, a giving, wonderful soul..a dreamer, a man of the air and not the ground and that is what SPIRITUAL says to me.

    maybe we are not so different after all 😉

    have a great day Melissa.

    • Perhaps not! I’ll consider that a good thing!

      Hope to see you back in the mix next week!

      PS, your bday is two days before mine!

      • ah another Aquarius! I knew you were “Good people!”.
        We are the best sign of the zodiac (see there is me being judgy too 😉 )

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