Over my dead body 6/21

Friday, June 21, 2002

Here are the 10 songs Breita Church of Cape Girardeau can't live without:

1. "One of These Days" -- Emmylou Harris

I have sung along with Emmylou for over 25 years. This song speaks of finding peace of mind one of these days. At this moment in my life I am the closest I have ever been to finding that peace.

2. "Boulder to Birmingham" -- Emmylou Harris

"Well you really got me this time and the hardest part is knowing I will survive." And I did.

3. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" -- Rolling Stones

"... but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need." It's kind of a Zen thing. The universe is how it should be. I am not in charge.

4. "Standing in the Need of Prayer" -- Old negro spiritual

I don't know who taught me this song as a child but my grandson and I have been singing this together since he was about 3 years old. It will always be our song.

5. "Faded Love" -- Patsy Cline

If you listen very carefully you can hear Patsy's voice break from her tears as she sings. It gets me every time.

6. "Moon Dance" --Van Morris

I love this sweet song and melody. For some reason it moves my soul.

7. "Imagine" -- John Lennon

If we could all imagine, wouldn't it be a beautiful world?

8. "Unchained Melody" --The Righteous Brothers

I once heard that most women consider this to be the most sensual song. Works for me.

9. "Sounds of Silence" -- Simon & Garfunkel

This reminds me of my youth in the sixties. It was not always good.

10. "Why Me Lord?" -- Kris Kristofferson

Phillip Whitlock loved singing this. This is a song of our spiritual father's unconditional love for us. Phillip was not my father but he loved me the way we all want our parents to love us -- unconditionally.

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