Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
On April 5, 1988 the remarkable self-titled debut album from Tracy Chapman was released. It sold one million copies in less than a month & produced three singles: today’s song, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution” and “Baby Can I Hold You”. Subsequent albums & singles would follow featuring her signature politically driven songs interspersed with her personal reflections on the world around her. But to me no other song has ever compared to the elegant beautiful yet heartbreaking track from the first album which introduced the world to this fantastic singer & songwriter.
“I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans, I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving“.
Tracy Chapman circa 1996. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Tracy Chapman: “Fast Car” (1988, written by Tracy Chapman).
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