May 14, 2013

Tunes-day Trio: I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

We all have rough days.

Days when we are exhausted, exasperated, and/or extended beyond what we can handle.

Days when we need an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on.

So today the Tunes-day Trio shares some songs about supporting/strengthening/carrying on.

The honorable mentions:

-"I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders, made me happy to be reminded of this solid share, Rachel!
-"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban, I'm not really a JG fan, but this is spot on, Miss Megan
-"With a Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles, one of the more upbeat support songs on this list
-"Hold On" by Wilson Phillips, some very deep lyrics in this one, contributed by Miss Megan

I hadn't heard these next two before, but AmandaStretch shared them, and I liked them very much:
-"All Will Be Well" by The Gabe Dixon Band 
-"You Can Close Your Eyes" by James Taylor

And a final honorable mention that's particularly special to me from junior high and high school:
-"Lean on Me" by Bill Withers

It was tough separating the Tunes-day Trio from the honorable mentions, but these three rose to the top:

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel, sung by Sissel

I'd never heard this song before, but it's beautiful, especially when sung by Sissel. I like that it isn't specific (in the song, at least) as to who is walking with the person, so it can be taken in different ways. Thanks for broadening my musical knowledge, Miss Megan.

"Carry On" by Fun. (acoustic version)
Some days, this is the song that gets me through. Kinda feels like a human version of Dory's "Just keep swimming" mantra from Finding Nemo.

"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
This goes right along with Rachel's share by The Pretenders, so I think it rounds out this list nicely. When the chips are down, and maybe we are, too, sometimes we just need to know that someone will stand by us and care about us while we're struggling, helping us to rise back up.

Next Time

Now that we've explored a little of the support and helping each other when times aren't at their best, maybe we ought to lighten the mood a bit. In fact, I know we should. We have a lot to be thankful for, as life is (generally) very good for us all.

So how about we make the topic of the next Tunes-day Trio: gratitude/thanks/thankfulness.

Because we're all very blessed to have what we have.

Please submit your song suggestions in the comments, and let's all join together in a big thanks-fest!


  1. Alright - Darius Rucker, Grateful - Brian Stokes Mitchell

  2. Thank you for the Music -- ABBA
    Thank you for Being a Friend (or whatever the Golden Girls theme song is called)
    For Good -- Wicked
    What a Wonderful World -- Ray Charles