Playlist: Grief and loss


It’s been 68 empty hours and 19 minutes (it’s 7.16am now) since we let go of our little girl and released her spirit into the ether.  The incredible pain she sustained transferred to us as we let her go.  The death of one usually conjures up some conversation and/or thought of memories of other deaths and our grieving process.  Music can be therapy, albeit somewhat trite.  Over the past few days, I thought of several songs that had run through my head to help with recent loss at the time, both past and present.  Taking a deep breath that is finally no longer shaky, here goes…

“All Out of Love” –Air Supply
“Heaven” –Bryan Adams
“I Won’t Hold You Back” –Toto
“If Children Had Wings” –Gordon Lightfoot
“Living Years” –Mike & The Mechanics
“Hello” –Lionel Richie
“Hold On To the Nights” –Richard Marx
“Hold On My Heart” –Genesis
“Here I Stand & Face the Rain” –A-Ha
“Everything I Said” –Cranberries
“Last Goodbye” –Jeff Buckley
“Marooned” –Pink Floyd
“Soma” –Smashing Pumpkins
“Obscured” –Smashing Pumpkins
“Marianne” –Tori Amos
“Bare” –The Cure
“Angel” –Sarah McLachlan
“Stolen Car” –Beth Orton
“Last Song” –Elton John
“Here With Me” –Dido
“Mess” –Ben Folds Five
“Spilt Milk” –The Cure
“Theme From Terms of Endearment”
“The Promise” –Tracy Chapman
“God Moving Over the Face of the Waters” –Moby
“Oomingmak” –Cocteau Twins
“I Miss My Friend” –Darryl Worley
“The Dance” –Garth Brooks
“If Tomorrow Never Comes” –Garth Brooks
“Something Worth Leaving Behind” –Lee Ann Womack
“Lightning Crashes” –Live
“Prayer For the Dying” –Seal
“When the Roses Bloom Again” –Wilco
“Come To Jesus” –Mindy Smith
“Another Plane Went Down” –Shawn Colvin
“Into Dust” –Mazzy Star
“Teardrop” –Massive Attack
“Just For You” –Lionel Richie
“Alone” –Colin Newman
“Truffle Pigs” –Matthew Good Band
“Your Ghost” –Kristen Hersh
“Feeling’s Gone” –Beacon
“Holding Back the Years” –Simply Red
“Part of You, Part of Me” –Glenn Frey
“Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover) –Jeff Buckley

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