One of the things that I love about blogging is connecting with people from all over and hearing what other people are into, what they like, and what is touching them or has become dear to their heart.
In response to last week’s Music Monday post about the potentially autobiographical elements of the song Carry On by Fun., my aunt sent me a Facebook message asking if I had heard the song You were Born by Cloud Cult.
I had not.
And I am disappointed that I had not up to that point. Apparently it was featured on last week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother – another “I have not heard of it” moment. Like I would do with a truancy problem, I did some sleuthing and found that the sitcom has a very cool premise even though it is known for it’s “typical TV sexual references.”
Cooler than the sitcom, though, is the fact that Cloud Cult has its roots in Minnesota, and I currently live in Minnesota – so…very cool.
There are cooler things about this group.
After the death of his son in 2002, the lead song writer (Craig Minowa) wrote over 100 songs to deal with the loss. They have since tackled many of life’s big questions.
Some of their performances include live “paint jobs.” Check out the website!
I love uniqueness in the music industry. With technology as it is, just about anyone could sound good on a recording these days. However, groups like The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, and now Cloud Cult have added elements (or taken them away) to make music in purer forms. When this happens, we are all drawn in and experience music along with the artists.
Check out You Were Born by Cloud Cult below.
What I love most about this song is that it is essentially an oath…to love the baby forever and to be thankful no matter what comes “in this strange world.”
And we have to believe that our children are born “to change this life.”
As we head into Monday, let’s remember what it means to bring children into the world. And let’s do our best to protect them from harm wherever we are. They are precious.