HRC's Top Comfort Tunes

Most of the music I listen to would not be deemed as comforting.

Sometimes life just gets to me. I get annoyed with everything, and that includes my usual music.

Like a warm blanket, these are the songs that I turn to when nothing else works. They’re like old friends that I don’t see very often, but when I do, we pick back up right where we left off. They’re one off songs from bands I generally don’t like but for some reason this particular song stuck. They’re sappy and hippie and usually not me…..but I love them.

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

And you said, “This is the first day of my life.
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you.
But, now I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy.”

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear

Crawl like ivy up my spine
Through my nerves and into my eyes
Cuts like anguish
Or recollections of better days gone by

Alone, with too much generosity
A theatre mask of hostility attracts
Assaults occur, infrequently
And those who come, to conquer?

Someone told me long ago
There’s a calm before the storm
I know it’s been coming for some time

And I’ve written pages upon pages
Trying to rid you from my bones
My bones
My bones

And if you don’t love me let me go

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today

When I’m sad, she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
Its alright she says its alright
Take anything you want from me, anything

Thinking how it used to be,
Does she still remember times like these?
To think of us again?
And I do.

I know a place where I can go when I’m alone
Into your arms whoa into your arms I can go
I know a place that’s safe and warm from the crowd
Into your arms whoa into your arms I can go
And if I should fall
I know I won’t be alone
Be alone anymore

Nobody shall sleep!…
Nobody shall sleep!
Even you, o Princess,
in your cold room,
watch the stars,
that tremble with love and with hope.
But my secret is hidden within me,
my name no one shall know…
On your mouth I will tell it when the light shines.
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!…
(No one will know his name and we must, alas, die.)
Vanish, o night!
Set, stars! Set, stars!
At dawn, I will win! I will win! I will win!

There’s a club, if you’d like to go
You could meet someone who really loves you
So you go, and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home
And you cry
And you want to die

When you say it’s gonna happen now,
Well, when exactly do you mean?
See I’ve already waited too long
And all my hope is gone

I jumped in the river and what did I see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me
A moon full of stars and astral cards
And All the figures I used to see
All my lovers were there with me
All my past and futures
And we all went to heaven in a little row boat
There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt

My friends are so depressed
I feel the question of your loneliness
Confide…’cause I’ll be on your side
You know I will, you know I will

I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom, but I don’t have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let’s do some living after love dies
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day

Into the great wide open
Under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open
A rebel without a clue

And when I tried it
I could see you fall
And I decided
It’s not a trip at all

No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through
But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free


    Nessun Dorma is a rad tune (piece? opera?)…even if it is about smooching.

    "Tangerine" & "Tiny Dancer" = me too. For Dylan though it's "Tangled Up in Blue" and for the Stones it's ALL of Exile on Main Street. 😉

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