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Music Calms The Savage Beast

When I started writing this blog, it was in many ways directed towards personal therapy. What I don’t keep in a personal journal, I share on this post.

Writing has for many years given me an avenue to express my frustration and the opportunity to bring music in the mix, has availed me the joy of tapping into the benefits of both entities.

Anyone who uses music for therapy will tell you that it doesn’t always work (our individualized goals changes overtime), but when it does and to a great extent, its undeniably powerful.

Its ability to channel positive energy, ideas and emotions is still a mysterious phenomenon.

We bring our own uniqueness to the music we listen to and music offers us the courage we need to overcome the savage beast inside of us,

…That said, I’m not sure if anyone has gotten a chance to see the short documentary called National Parks Adventure but its a thriller and I strongly recommend it. Its about a group of friends visiting National Parks around the country on a hiking trip.

It has a decent soundtrack! Nothing beats watching a great film, liking the soundtrack, only to realize that its a composure of some of your favorite artists… Andy Grammar, Jason Mraz, James Bay.

I just want to share this magic that has been ‘nothing but therapy’.

Songs From the Film:

This Land Is Your Land” Performed by Bruce Springsteen

Back to the Earth” Performed by Jason Mraz

Whenever my head starts to hurt
Before it goes from bad to feeling worse
I turn off my phone
I get down low
And put my hands in the dirt

Annie’s Song” Performed by Scott Matthew

“You fill up my senses like a night in the forest,
like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain,
like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.”

Hallelujah” Performed by Jeff Buckley

In The Summertime” Performed by Mungo Jerry

“We’re not bad people, we’re not dirty, we’re not mean
We love everybody, but we do as we please
When the weather’s fine
We go fishing or go swimming in the sea
We’re always happy
Life’s for living, yeah, that’s our philosophy”

Back Home” Performed by Andy Grammer

Hold Back The River” Performed by James Bay

Flowers In Your Hair” Performed by Lumineers

Wherever is Your Heart” Performed by Brandi Carlile

“I think it’s time we found a way back home
You lose so many things you love as you grow
I missed the days when I was just a kid
My fear became my shadow, I swear it did”


2 Replies to “Music Calms The Savage Beast”

  1. RaiC says:

    You never let me down!! Great list. You know I’ll be checking them all out.. not familiar with some of the artists but you’ve been putting me on to some magic lol Thanks Kevin!

  2. Kevin A. says:

    Some of these artist are way before our time lol, but some of the songs are pretty new. But I love the soundtrack. Keep jazzing it out!


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