I cranked up the music, rolled down the windows, and sang at the top of my lungs. This was a common routine as a teenager and young adult. Even if it was January in Vermont, every window was open, and I was belting it out along with Dave Matthews Band, The Beatles, The Kinks, Weezer, Porno for Pyros, The Black Crowes, and so many others.
Music moved me, inspired me, made me cry. The emotions that I felt deep down were brought to the surface as I listened. I desperately wanted to go “Night Swimming.” I couldn’t get enough, and I always wanted more.
I’ve been in a music slump over the last several years and haven’t found much to get really excited about. I LOVED MUSIC before then, so it made a teensy bit melancholy that I had lost that part of me.
Thank goodness for this song. It got under my skin in the very best of ways, and suddenly I love music again. Even the old stuff seems fresh and exciting, and I’m turning up the volume.
During this year of change, at least I’ll have a soundtrack.
Psalm 98– Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.