Thursday, February 04, 2010

Heart Song

Sometimes I hear a song that has a particular arrangement of chords, poetic verses and such a soul-stirring harmony that it moves me to tears every time I listen to it. Know what I mean? A song that causes your heart to swell with emotion...one that almost causes a physical ache just because of the sheer, haunting beauty of the melody?

This is one of those songs for me.

It's called "Begin" and it's by The Wailin' Jennys. I first heard the song in an incredible indie film called The Cake Eaters. Awesome movie, really. Beautifully written and directed. And the soundtrack is amazing.

Enjoy.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!!!
:-)
I just love the Wailin' Jennys and this is really a beautiful song -- absolutely a classic in the making! (If you get an iTunes card for your birthday, you would probably enjoy the Firecracker album...)

Dan Kent said...

I love the Wailin' Jennys. I have their first two CD's (Firecracker and 40 Days) though I believe they have a third now - and I want it!

And it's your birthday?!

Happy Birthday! (Linda spilled the beans.) :)

Melinda said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Linda and Dan!

I will get their third album...love the Jennys.