“Let It Go” (and it’s not the one you’re thinking of!)

For Food4ThoughtFriday, The September Song Project, and inspired by Molly Moore

Molly’s Daily Kiss – “Rise Up”

I could write an entire thesis on how, from an early age, music has shaped my life. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll already know of my love for the music of Kate Bush (AKA The Goddess 😉), but there are honestly too many songs, albums and artists to list.

So with Mrs Fever’s brilliant “September Song Project” meme, and now “Music On, World Off” as the latest F4TFriday prompt, I’m in musical heaven but with no idea how to adequately coalesce what music means to me, how much it is entwined with my day to day experience, into a few blog posts. Too much inspiration, too many songs from which to choose.

And then the fabulous Molly Moore posted about her theme song, and identified the powerful “Rise Up” by Andra Day as the song that most speaks to her about her own life. It got me thinking about what my own theme song would be. If I sat for a while and thought about it, I could probably come up with a list of contenders. However, there was one song in particular that immediately leapt to mind.

I love the band Dragonette, and their album “Body Parts” came out while I was undergoing chemotherapy. I had a fairly long train journey to the hospital, and I would always spend it plugged into my mp3 player listening to music to cheer myself up. This song in particular, “Let It Go” (nothing to do with Frozen!, lol), not only cheered me up with its bouncy fun vibe, but the message is so uplifting. I still listen to it when I’m feeling down, and I like to think that I’m learning to embrace the lyrics and just let it go….

Enjoy (and just try not to break into a happy dance! It’s impossible.)

Let It Go – Dragonette

We get a little faded the colours go
Running out of all our clothes
And the flash don’t light when the battery’s low
When you could stamp a foot down through the floor
It’s a better plan by far
To blow off the roof and let in the dark
So we better get started
And if I were you, I’d let go
And feel it all over inside like a chemical
‘Cause to tell the truth
I don’t know
If it’s ever over
We don’t need a cure for the weight of the world
‘Cause it’s floating round in the universe
Just swing it like it’s tied by a string that you hold
And let it go
We could dig a hole right down into
Somewhere as deep as black and blue
And fill it with a crowd and the sound of right now
And we could carve a tunnel under
And find out just how low it goes, it goes
And we run out of dirt on the other side when we see the light
Well if I were you, I’d look up
And find a place there in the sky where there’s room enough
To spread it out, and look ’round
For where to land when you come down
We don’t need a cure for the weight of the world
‘Cause it’s floating round in the universe
Just swing it like it’s tied by a string that you hold
and let it go

Songwriters: Angelo Badalamenti / Mark Oakley / Serge Ramaekers
Let It Go lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

Find out more about the music that moves us at F4TFriday

11 thoughts on ““Let It Go” (and it’s not the one you’re thinking of!)

  1. Yea the video’s crazy but I like it!! Never heard of this band before though.

    And I faced the same challenge as you … there are so many things i could write about music, how to focus in on just one? I like how you approached your post with Molly’s inspiration of the theme song …

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    1. It is crazy, yes. They’re a crazy band. Great fun though, sexy and fun! Yes, Molly’s post was really helpful in focussing my mind when I could easily have gone in so many different directions

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  2. You’ve given me something new to listen to as well as a reminder of something much older.
    The Goddess was a favorite in the 90’s and holds up well today.
    Running up That Hill
    Woman’s Work
    Classics in my world.

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  3. Music can provoke such strong memories of a particular time. Just that first few beats of a song and u can be thrown back to a different time and place.. Glad u were able to enjoy it when off to hospital – it probably aided with your healing too x

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