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.
The debut album from Bruce Hornsby & The Range turns 35 years old today. The Way It Is was released on April 1, 1986. It helped the group win the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1987 and it gave them four hit singles: the title song, “On The Western Skyline”, “Every Little Kiss” and today’s song, which hit the #4 spot on the Top 100 chart in 1987. I think it is such a pretty song & it is my favorite track from the album.
“Running down by the lake shore
She did love the sound of a summer storm
It played on the lake like a mandolin
Now it’s washing her away once again“.
The 1986 debut album The Way It Is. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Bruce Hornsby & The Range: “Mandolin Rain” (1986, written by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby).
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