Life Playlist Track #3 (For As Long As I Have Music)

As a musician myself and having enjoyed going to summer singing school a few times between ages 11 & 16 i absolutely fell in love with this song and can’t ever hear it without feeling chills down my spine. I have a recording somewhere of me singing it with a choir and i’d desperately love to be able to find the cassette (yup that’s right a cassette tape i’m that old!) I searched high and low and it’s nowhere to be seen so i scouted around YouTube and found a soloist singing it. It’s a song that has always stuck with me as it reminds me that no matter how irrational or out of control my head or my life may feel it reaffirms my love for music and my connection to it. It’s not a song many will have heard before so as well as posting the lyrics i will add the link to YouTube for those interested to hear it. And if i’m the only one then that’s fine by me:

For As Long As I Have Music

When the world seems far beyond me
And I have no place to go
When my life seems cold and empty
And I feel I’m all alone
Then a song that I remember
Helps to ease my troubled mind
And I find the strength within me
To reach out just one more time

For as long as I have music
As long as there’s a song for me to sing
I can find my way, I can see a brighter day
The music in my life will set my spirit free

When the road is dark and lonely
And I feel I want to cry
When the dreams I keep inside me
Seem to fade and almost die
Then I call upon my music
And it helps to dry my tears
And I know that I can make it
I’ll go on despite my fears

For as long as I have music
As long as there’s a song for me to sing
I can find my way, I can see a brighter day
The music in my life will set my spirit free

Hear It On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AViRfNe-buk

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