Music has always been a passion of mine, long before I ever fell in love with travel. As a child, I took singing and piano lessons, and filled my days with music any way I could. There’s just something about the melody of a song and the emotion behind lyrics, that reaches deep down inside of me. Rarely is there a time that I don’t have music on.
This love for music comes from my parents. I grew up listening to all different genres and learned to appreciate music at a young age.
That love grew, as I got older, and to this day, a lot of my conversations with my parents revolve around music. We like a lot of the same bands and artists, and my Dad’s newest obsession is The Avett Brothers; he has been buying their records any chance he can. Which is why for his 60th birthday, my brother and I got him and my Mom tickets to their Brooklyn show. But, when my Mom got sick this week, we decided that it would be better for someone else to go with my Dad; I was lucky enough to be the one to fill in.
I knew a few songs, but many were new to me. I loved each one, but there was one that stood out above the rest. Alone in the stage, lit up by a spotlight, Seth Avett, played The Ballad of Love and Hate. The past week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me, and the lyrics really hit home. In fact, I’ve been listening to the song all weekend.
While, I had an entirely different song picked out for this week’s Music Monday, I just had to include this song. It tells a beautiful story, one many of us can probably relate to.
Artist: The Avett Brothers
Song: The Ballad of Love and Hate
Love has been waiting, patient and kind.
Just wanting a phone call or some kind of sign,
That the one that she cares for, who’s out of his mind,
Will make it back safe to her arms.
Hate stumbles forward and leans in the door.
Weary head hung down, eyes to the floor.
He says, “Love, I’m sorry”, and she says, “What for?
I’m yours and that’s it, whatever.
I should not have been gone for so long.
I’m yours and that’s it, forever.
You’re mine and that’s it, forever.”