What's Your Sad Song? The Question of the Week

Merely Me Health Guide
  • Hi everyone


    First let's talk about the weather.  Earthquakes and hurricanes...oh my.  There is some serious weather out there.  Have any of you been affected?


    How is your mood thus far this week?


    This week has started off not so well for me.  I am struggling to keep myself from falling into the depths of a depression.  I know my signs.  Not sleeping well.  No appetite.  No concentration.  I have always said that depression does not occur in a vacuum.  When you are trying to stay afloat there always seems to be situations and circumstances which add unnecessary weight to drag you down. There are even people who like to push you under the water and watch you struggle. They are called bullies and unfortunately the world is filled with them. 

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    Then there are the people who are your buoys and keep you from drowning.  The people who make you laugh even when you want to cry.  The people who stick by you even when you are not at your best.  And the people who teach you how to swim even when you feel you are too tired and want to give up.


    I was thinking of songs today.  When I am sad I always seem to have a song in my head which reflects my mood. 


    Randy Newman wrote a song called, I Think It's Going to Rain Today


    Here are the lyrics:

    Broken windows and empty hallways
    A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray
    Human kindness is overflowing
    And I think it's going to rain today


    Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles
    With frozen smiles to chase love away
    Human kindness is overflowing
    And I think it's going to rain today


    Lonely, lonely
    Tin can at my feet
    Think I'll kick it down the street
    That's the way to treat a friend


    Bright before me the signs implore me
    To help the needy and show them the way
    Human kindness is overflowing
    And I think it's going to rain today


    There is a lot going on in this song...you can read it in any number of ways. I interpret the "human kindness is overflowing" refrain is a bit of sarcasm and the rain can be viewed as either melancholy or cleansing.  The tin can represents anyone who feels kicked down the street.  After all isn't that how you treat a "friend" or fellow human being?  But the lyrics can also be hopeful...maybe there are signs to show us the way...to help others. 


    Rain isn't so bad.  We need it.  Cliche of cliches...to grow. 


    Okay now it is your turn.  What is your "sad song" which most reflects your mood when you are feeling low? 


    We want to hear from you.  Thanks to all who participate on this site.  You make a huge difference. 



Published On: August 23, 2011