We all have it. That one song which, every time we hear it, just reaches down and grabs us at our very core. Sometimes we know exactly why we react this way, other times the reason is elusive. Either way it can't be denied that for most of us music pulls out emotion like few things in life.
I'm posting some songs here (in no particular order) that have that effect on me. For some, as soon as I hear the first few notes they immediately trigger a tear. For others it takes a few bars. They literally make me stop whatever I'm doing, and everything around me melts away. All I'm left with is this feeling. The feeling that someone has reached through my chest and grabbed my heart. The clenching shortens my breath. It's uncomfortable, but God help me at the same time I love the experience. Because even in moments of intense melancholy I feel.
And when you feel, you're alive.
(Special mention also goes to Howard Jones' "City Song". Couldn't find a video for it).
I felt it all over again just putting this post together. It's emotionally draining sometimes, but in a good way. Hard to explain, I guess you get it or you don't.
...so what songs move you?