Music has always been a part of my life and yet I wouldn’t say I was musically talented. My mum sang to me from the day I was born, a song my grandad used to sing to her, and to this day if she starts to sing it my brothers and I will start yawning. In turn I sang to my boys when they were babies. I do love to sing, but that doesn’t mean I can sing.
I like to have music playing when Mr H and I are making love or playing. I can hear you thinking aren’t they the same thing? Well yes and no. Not all our play involves sex, and sometimes we have sex and it isn’t or doesn’t include anything that feeds our dynamic. Admittedly most of the time it does but not always. Sometimes we just enjoying being with each other.
I can’t say that I have a favourite song or artist either. I like a variety, but mainly the songs I listen to over and over are those that make me ‘feel’ something in particular. Music can I think change the way we feel in a particular moment, unfortunately it doesn’t always last.
Now I am not driving anymore I don’t get to sing along very often to my favourite tunes, and my pain has put a stop to me dancing along but in the past I would often close my eyes and dance away.
Music that lifts my soul.
It’s a recent song, which I think was written for the movie The Greatest Showman, but as I haven’t seen that film I can’t say how it appears in it. I adore Pink’s version of it. I love how the music builds, taking you with it to the chorus. I can close my eyes and imagine a beautiful world, colours flickering across my eyelids.
From the first moment I listened to it, goose bumps appearing on my arms, I knew it was going to be a favourite of mine.
A Song to dance to
This is a song that speaks to how our lives have changed. The changes of age and ability, how love transcends these. On a couple of occasions Mr H has danced with me to this song, taking me in his arms and pulling me close. We went to some dancing classes a few years ago and I loved it, that feeling being held in his arms as he guided us around the dance floor. I should have asked him to be my dominant there and then.
I have often danced to it alone too, thinking of him holding me. If you haven’t watched the video of Ed learning to dance in order to do this video, it is well worth a laugh!
This song was meant to be the first dance at our wedding, but our hairdresser used it at her wedding two weeks earlier and so I changed it to “I don’t want to miss a thing” by Aerosmith. This became our second played song where we asked everyone to join us.
It always makes me think of Mr H. He says very little. Something I often complain about as I need the verbal reassurance from him that I am desired and desirable.
He is relatively easy to read. His face is very revealing and he can tell me how he feels without saying a word.
The music of Bon Jovi
There are so many songs by Bon Jovi that I adore it is hard to pick just one to highlight here and so I shall highlight two. “Thank You for Loving Me” and “Bed of Roses” are guaranteed to grab Mr H’s attention, even now he heard it playing and he popped in to lip sing to me, and touch me. He prompted the second song as he commented as he left that it wasn’t Bed of Roses. There is something about rock music, the heavy beat, the often gravelly voices of the singers, that touches my heart.
A Strip Tease to Remember.
This last song is the one I picked for the strip tease dance I was asked to perform.
It makes me feel sexy and naughty, as did the routine.
If I recall, Mr H enjoyed it too.
Why do I love music?
It plays a huge part of my life, it can make or break a scene, lift or lower my mood, wake me up or relax me. I grew up listening to Abba and Fleetwood Mac. I spent my early teens listening to Madonna and my late teens I added Queen, Meatloaf and Bon Jovi. Other than Mr H’s touch I don’t know anything else that can raise goose bumps on my body like music can. I am going to leave you with these last two tunes by Faith Hill, “The Way You Love Me” and “Breathe”. I hope you enjoy.
This post was inspired by Wicked Wednesday #503, “Sing Along”. Please Click HERE to see more posts linked to the meme.