A good friend of mine recently lost her father. There’s really not much else to say here. Loss is incredibly difficult.
She suggested that I put together a “Deep Cuts” list of grieving songs, and I’m happy to do so. I wish I could do more, but I can’t. Hope it helps.
“Spring Buds,” Michael Hedges
“I See A Darkness,” Johnny Cash
“The Rain Song,”Led Zeppelin
“Thanksgiving,” George Winston
“Can’t Find My Way Home,” Alison Krauss
“Who Wants to Live Forever,” Queen
“We’ll Meet Again,” Vera Lynn
I am so sorry for your friend. Great choices, all of these. I have listened to many of them in similar circumstances.
I still cannot listen to Iz’s version of “Over the Rainbow” or Springsteen’s “Independence Day” without crying buckets of fresh tears for my own father. I like to think that if those particular songs can instantly produce a rush of emotion for him ten years after he died, it not only proves how much music matters, but how much my father mattered also.
Such a kind post to write for a friend.
Those of us who have walked the Earth awhile know there’s nothing to do in this situation that lessens grief.
Another thing I’ve learned: DO SOMETHING.
Well done, my friend.
I’m so sorry for your friend. It is lovely that you were able to provide something she needed and the songs on this list are perfectly fitting and beautiful.
I’m hesitant to respond to any of your comments, other than to say that I’m sure it must be comforting for anyone who reads them to see how kind people truly are. That’s all too easy to forget in the yelly-screamy era in which we live.