The Goddess Guide to Music and Lyrics and how you can USE them to improve your Life.

by on January 26, 2010

Music has enormous power to move the human soul
and when linked with insightful lyrics, the effect can be nothing short of miraculous.

Having been a singer almost before I could talk and blessed with a spectacular memory for lyrics, I have amassed a vast repertoire of songs that I use on a daily basis to inspire, comfort, and energize myself.

There’s no secret to this but so few people use it deliberately.

Just think of the theme from Rocky,
Queen’s ‘We will Rock You’
and the ubiquitous trumpet theme ‘Ta-da-da da-da-da-da …Charge!’
and how they’re used to incite and energize a crowd of sports fans.

Think of the evergreen Louis Armstrong
gravelly crooning ‘What a wonderful world’
over images of the horrendous carnage of the Vietnam war
and feel your heart move to sypathy and peace.

Children singing Jingle Bells,
Pavarotti silencing an Olympic crowd with Nessun Dorma,
The Beatles creating orgasmic hysteria in millions of girls
~ you no doubt can think of multitudes of example of when music has shifted your mood,
or filled your soul till your eyes spill tears.

We all know this power intimately
~ and it’s as different for each of us as our fingerprints.

But what we forget is that music can be a TOOL
~ an individual prescription to be used as Tony Robbins says, to put you in whatever State you wish.

And its so simple.
Rhonda Byrnes in The Secret calls them “Secret Shifters”
Songs that shift your mood, lift your spirits, comforts your heart.

Make a list of your favorite upbeat songs and play them LOUDLY
when you’re feeling down or you need some courage.

Play them when you’re doing something you hate
to help it go faster-
The Goddess will confess that she vacuums to George Michael!!

If you can’t find just the right words to tell someone something important,
you can bet that there’ll be a song that says exactly what you want to say.

D’you wanna know a secret?
Many, many moons ago, a young man
used a song to tell me he loved me
before he ever could say it to my face.

Twenty-seven married years later, it is still my favorite.

And when I’m feeling like a fish out of water,
when having good manners seems to be outdated,
and common courtesy is distressingly un-common;
when being a Goddess is all very well but it gets a little lonely,
when people seem to care more for quantity than quality,
and being part of the crowd seems enticingly safe;
this song from the elegantly individualist Sting
gives me comfort and steels my resolve to
BE ME!

Here are the lyrics ~ the song is linked here http://blip.fm/~hoxe6 .

Listen and read.
May it inspire you to be YOU!
After all, everyone else is taken.

“Englishman In New York” by Sting

I don’t drink coffee I take tea my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I’m an Englishman in New York

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I’m an Englishman in New York

I’m an alien I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
I’m an alien I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

If, “Manners maketh man” as someone said
Then he’s the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I’m an alien I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
I’m an alien I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
At night a candle’s brighter than the sun

Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Takes more than a license for a gun
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk but never run

If, “Manners maketh man” as someone said
Then he’s the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I’m an alien I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
I’m an alien I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

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Tracey Keefer @ Free MLM Help February 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Goddess thank you for reminding me how music moves me and how I can use it to further my goals and desires to reality. How I can relate to it and use it as a tool to lift my spirits when it needs a lift!

You are so right how music has impacted our whole lives and how songs can define a period of time in our lives!

It is always a good thing to stay in touch with those tools that reach to our very core.

Health, Wealth & Blessings to you!
Tracey Keefer
.-= Tracey Keefer @ Free MLM Help´s last blog ..The Magic Sequence of Words =-.

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Jacqueline Gates February 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Goddess Tracey, rush off and make yourself an Empowerment Cd with all the songs that raise your spirits and make you smile. It’s a wonderful tool to have in your backpocket!

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Kimberly Castleberry February 3, 2010 at 6:22 am

What a great inspiration. While not blessed with a particularly good memory or vocal cords, I believe music is one of the essences of life. Its innate in us from the time we’re born, as we respond to the soothing heartbeat rhythms. It grows and develops with us into a variety of moods and responses. It can lift us up, share our down, empower us, or sneak up with a surprisingly touching song and invoke a tear! However, the power of music is within us, its within our ability to shift our states on a whim, and in our ability to control what we do/don’t listen to. This is also why negative programming in the media and music can be so devastating because it does sink deeper when it comes in through certain media. Thanks for reminding us to use the tools we have to make each day our best!
.-= Kimberly Castleberry´s last blog ..Beginning Blogging is Hard Work! =-.

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Jacqueline Gates February 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Aaah Limberly, you hit the nail on the head there. The negative programming I hear in the modern ‘music’ of today makes my heart ache. No wonder our youth are aggressive, angry and at odds with the world.
I’m certain that if stopped our kids listening to artists with less-than-empowering messages, we could raise their moods and their vibrations to a far more productive level.

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Lana-Dreamfollowers.com February 4, 2010 at 2:37 am

I’ve been actually thinking of compiling my own collection of songs that inspire and motivate me but still haven’t done it. Music really can shift our vibrations almost instantaneously, it is an amazing tool. And you are right Jacqui, it is not a secret, many of us know it, but so few of us actually use it. Thank you for reminding me!

“Be yourself no matter what they say” -I loved it.
.-= Lana-Dreamfollowers.com´s last blog ..How To Clear Your Limiting Beliefs =-.

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Jacqueline Gates February 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Lana, you’re so right. It’s no secret – but so few of us USE music as a tool to change our state. Glad I could be of help!

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Deirdre Rutherford February 10, 2010 at 12:09 am

Jacqui I love that song as well, I haven’t heard it in a long time.
Thanks for sharing!
.-= Deirdre Rutherford´s last blog ..Personal Branding-Are you visible online? =-.

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Danielle Zack February 10, 2010 at 1:18 am

I love this post! Music is one of my favorite things about life. I danced all growing up, so maybe that has something to do with it. I always love music that compliments my mood, especially music to help me have fun and unwind a bit.

Thank you for sharing that song with us. It reminded me of the song my husband and I call ‘Our Song’. It’s nothing special really, an old Frank Sinatra song, “It was a very good year”. But it starts out with “When I was 17..” and we stared dating at 17 so it became our song.

Music is definitely something that can move and excite us. I think I feel like listening to a good tune right now…. 😉

~Danielle

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Angel Taylor April 9, 2010 at 1:20 am

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I tend to have music playing all the time so I feel as though my life has a soundtrack all its own. It’s amazing how hearing a song can instantly put me in a better mood, or bring about an old memory of time gone by.

I’m really bad about breaking out with song lyrics to fit any situation lol. My mom started it when I was little, and now my brother and I can pretty much come up with a song for anything on the spot.

Great post Jacqui, thanks for sharing 🙂 Oh and Englishman in New York is one of my all time favorite songs by Sting!

~Angel
.-= Angel Taylor´s last blog ..How Not To Spam Your Facebook Friends =-.

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diocelin@SEO München July 4, 2010 at 7:16 am

Great post! I really do agree with you, music has been a big part of our lives. When we start playing the music it changes our mood, if were sad we only need to play happy songs, when were in love it really nice to play love songs.

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Miguel@Free Itunes Codes September 6, 2010 at 6:23 am

Fantastic post! Music is a great way to improve your life. I always listen to music because it motivates me. I find it when I am not listening to music I do not do much work.

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Jacqueline Gates September 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm

And being in the kind of business you are, it must be easy to be surrounded by music you love.

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Jaques@walking tours ny October 28, 2010 at 6:52 am

Brilliant article. I have a question / example: nowadays many sick people (in final stages) cure themselves using the laughter therapy – i wonder if one could cure using good music therapy ? I think it is highly possible. Just reading this article really got me into a really positive mood – next time when i;ll read it i will add some Sting.
Cheers !

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