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Featured Transcendant Songs

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Brickjectivity, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Brickjectivity

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    What are some songs which escape the boundaries people put upon them? They go where they are not allowed. Maybe you don't like country but there is one country song that you always like. Maybe you left a religion, but there is a song that still hangs on. Maybe one day you went into a prison and found everybody was singing Mr. Rogers Neighborhood? What are some transcendant songs?
     
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    To me, all art is 'transcendent', as it enables me to transcend myself. It blesses me with the gift of being able to experience the world through the mind and spirit of someone else. And that's an amazing thing.
     
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    I wish that everybody felt that way. For me that is not always the case.
     
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    The song which almost didn’t make it into the movie, The Wizard Of Oz....
    Over The Rainbow

    I first typed “Ox”.
     
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    There's something about that song. My favourite version is by Keith Jarret on piano.
     
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    And there's definitely something about large organs (!) in cathedrals...

     
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    Here's one by (I think) your definition of 'transcendent'.

     
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    When Johnny Cash covers a Nine Inch Nails song, I would think that would qualify as transcendent.


    More evidence: David Bowie wants to sing it with you on stage:
     
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    I prefer Judy Garland's version.
    But this one is extremely popular too....


    And continuing the ukulele theme....
     
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    I used to be pretty rigid about liking certain styles of music and not liking others. Now I'm much more eclectic about such things. Any style can carry the perfume of transcendence. A couple of examples from my list are:



     
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    My favorite song is Awaken by Yes (lyrics in the notes):



    I would consider it transcendent in the sense that its lyrical content is mystical, spiritual and poetic of the experience of all humankind. But the music uses a church organ coupled to rock music in the style familiar to fans of progressive rock also called in this specific context symphonic rock. For me the combination of rock and classical is a great union of musical genres and carries with it a bridging of the instinctual drive and rhythm of rock with the ethereal, abstract passion of classical.

    With an actual orchestra:

     
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    My musical taste are quite broad but there are a few that move me in ways i would expect, such as


    I love blues in general but am not keen on country blues, Seasick Steve is an exception.


    Classical, celo and tango all in one package


    Era stands on their own, a french band, their lyrics sound latin Gregorian chant but in actual fact are totally meaningless
     
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    I'm not quite ready to say all art is transcendent, but your post resonated.
    When I was a teen (about 3000 years ago) music was both an escape, and also a way to walk in the shoes of others.
    Even better, I started to realise some of my most teen angsty 'no one understands' thoughts were simply not true. People all over the world had the same thoughts and feelings as me about some things. And some others had other perspectives which helped broaden my mind.
     
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    Yeah that is.
     
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    This middle video does not play in my locality due to some copyright settings by the authors; but the other two do. Thanks.
     
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    Exactly. It's the gift of knowing that we are not alone, while also knowing that we are still each unique, and thereby, valuable.
     
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    Another Yesfan :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
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