Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Like A Bird Without Wings - Celtic Thunder

Normally on past blogs, I would play the song first, list it lyrics, and then comment on it. This time around I’m going to comment on the song first to get you in the same frame as reference and mind set as the blog post, then I’ll have a spot to play the song and review the lyrics! I’m also composing the blog this way to upset anyone with OCD! :-P

I’m on year 9 of retail management, mostly of consuming of retail in consumer electronics, and only over last year switching to the pet industry. I’ve come in contact with all kinds of people over these last 9 years – stupid, intelligent, dumb, interesting, mean, etc. Over the last year in the pet industry I've had the opportunity to meet all kinds of new pets each and every day, mostly dogs. All of this being said… I can unequivocally state for a fact that the average dog is by far kinder, more generous and compassionate than the average human. If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then dogs are better off than a lot of humans.

This is where this song comes into play. The writer of the song probably had a child’s relationship to his/her parent in mind. I look at it a little more literally. Taken word for word, this song accurately describes a dog’s relationship to his/her parent (human pet parent that is.) I don’t know where I heard this quote from, but it is so true – "A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself."

Dogs love us so much! No one is happier to see you when you get home or sadder when you leave! If you ever wanted to know what unconditional love felt like, adopt a dog! I know that I sometimes have self-esteem issues, but my dogs my whole life have always been a source of clear unconditional love – when I’m sad, when I’m scared, when I’ve done wrong, when the world feels like it’s falling apart, when I’ve been a dick, when I’m sick, when I’m angry, when I just don’t know what to make of things – my dogs have always loved me just the same. So I dedicate this song to all of my pets past and present. Thank you for being such a cherished gift!

I love you Ares & Apollo!

So, now that I’ve stated what I get out of this song and what it means to mean (because I love my doggies sooooo much,) let me comment just a bit about the group performing this song. The group is called Celtic Thunder, a group of five men from Ireland and Scotland. They are a pretty awesome group. I highly recommend checking out one of their CD’s! You will enjoy! And btw, I will be seeing them in concert on November 16th! Yeah!

Like a bird without wings
That longs to be flying,
Like a motherless child
Left lonely and crying.
Like a song without words,
Like a world without music,
I wouldn’t know what to do
I’d be lost without you
Watchin’ over me.

I get so lonely, when you’re away
I count every moment, I wait every day,
Until you’re home again
And hug me so tight
That’s when I know
Everything is alright.


You’re my guardian angel
My light and my guide
Your hand on my shoulder
And you by my side.
You make everything beautiful,
You make me complete.
Everything in my world
I lay at your feet..

Like a church with no steeple,
Where *a* bell never rings.
In a town without people,
Where no voice in the choir ever sings.
If a boat on the ocean
Would be lost with no sail,
Then without your devotion
Surely all that I dreamed of would fail.

Like a song without words
Like a world without music,
I wouldn’t know what to do
I’d be lost without you
Watchin’ over me

I wouldn’t know what to do
I’d be lost without you
Watchin’ over me

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