Song Challenge (Music That Means Something) Day 5. El Condor Pasa.
Thank you to my blog sister Ritu of But I Smile Anyway for nominating me for this challenge. She knows I love a challenge and I love music.
The rules are:
Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you. (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video.
Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.
Who am I nominating today, anyone who would like to join in 💜
Today is the last day of the five day Music that means something challenge. Today I am going back to 1970, the year before I got married. The song is El Condor Pasa. It is sung by Simon and Garfunkel, it can be found on their semminal album Bridge over troubled water. Paul Simon wrote the English lyrics. The lyrics are just beautiful and always take me back to my 16th/17th year on this planet when I though everything Simon and Garfunkel wrote was key.
This song always reminds me however much I might wish for something better, things are what they are and I must make the most and best of what I have.
El Condor Pasa (If I Could)”
I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail Yes, I would If I could I surely would
I’d rather be a hammer than a nail Yes, I would If I only could I surely would
Away, I’d rather sail away Like a swan that’s here and gone A man gets tied up to the ground He gives the world its saddest sound It’s saddest sound
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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10 thoughts on “Song Challenge (Music That Means Something) Day 5. El Condor Pasa.”
Great song choice sis!!!
Thanks Ritu lovely words💜How was your Monday 💜❤️
💜 been to school….pampering with Lil Princess… now just relaxing! How bout you ?
Homework, met friend for coffee, walked the dog, knackered now. The pampering with Lil Princess sounds good! 💜❤️
It was fun! ❤
I love this song too, Sis, in fact I love quite a few of theirs! 🙂
Most of their songs tell a story I can’t recommend as the list would be endless all i can say is try them all 💜❤️💝
I will have to have a listen to some of them again 😊😊