when the anvil meets a hang-glider
I'm not big on the guilt thing. But I have heard songs about heartbreak that, when I heard them, I thought, "Ugh. I've done that."What if you thought about it in terms of a song that, when you sing it, is like a prayer of confession?Kathleen Edwards' new album has a song on it called "House Full of Empty Rooms" that is about the end of a relationship, and some of the lines are so searingly true that they make my heart hurt. One of them is "You don't kiss me/not the way that you used to/Maybe I don't look at you/in a way that makes you think you should..." Been there. Done that. Cried both ends of that river.
I have a CD of lullabies that helped save my sanity when Eleanor was newborn,given to me by my best friend from HS whose baby had died the year before, and when I heard it I would feel guilty about the well-intentioned but ignorant and possibly hurtful things I said about her baby, who was in the NICU for 8 months before he died.I didn't know. I just didn't know what it was like, having a baby.
I guess maybe the only time a song brings on guilt is if I had it in heavy rotation when I was behaving badly. Otherwise, no. I'm with you. A song won't make me feel guilt. I feel that all by myself.
Maybe "We are the world?"
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