Since Hallowe’en is coming, I’ve been humming one of my favorite Broadway show tunes. A few years ago we saw [title of show] (which isn’t a typo, that’s the name of the show, complete with the brackets), and we use many of its songs as a source of creative inspiration. Die Vampire Die is a ditty about the creative “vampires” that can suck our creativity dry, and it has a way of bringing me back to a place of determination and resolve.
Sometimes we have a family crisis, or a crisis of confidence, but a lot can get in the way of our creativity. When that happens, we need a little boost to keep us going, to prevent that short break from turning into a long one.
When I get into those funks that make me want to give up, I use music to bring me back to the present moment so I can believe in myself again.
Some other songs to light the creative fire: How Bad Do You Want it? by Tim McGraw; The Resolution by Jack’s Mannequin; The Rising by Bruce Springsteen; Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson; and God’s Promise by Ellis Paul (lyrics by Woody Guthrie). Enjoy this musical interlude!
How about you? Do you have favorite songs to lift your spirits when you’re feeling discouraged?
I love the song Breakaway–it inspires me to keep trying. I use music to lift me up sometimes. Right now, Adele gets my energy going.
I love Adele! She has some ‘old soul’ in that young voice.