Songs of the Deep: "Through Heaven's Eyes"
I thought I’d kick off my first Songs of the Deep post with a classic song. Songs of the Deep posts will be about songs I have been found or were recommended to me that strike ‘deep’ chords. A deep chord in me is essentially anything that is has great lyrics and a good beat.
So if you’re interested in finding new music or remembering old songs, keep reading.
Anyone who knows me knows that the song "Through Heaven’s Eyes" gets stuck in my head in my head for days. I find myself tapping the rhythm on the table, or singing it in my head during a particularly, um, thrilling math class. Sometimes I obnoxiously blare it out loud at home or make my friends listen to it.
Needless to say, I love the song.
Song: "Through Heaven’s Eyes"
Composer: Hans Zimmer
Singer(s): Brian Stokes Mitchell
How I Discovered this Song: Through the amazing Prince of Egypt movie (I literally almost cry every time I watch that movie...and I don’ t cry.) If you haven’t watched it, you should. The soundtrack will kill you. And you will love it.
What I Love About It: The song is so bright and celebrative, and when we get to the ‘lai la lai lai lai la lai’ part it’s almost impossible not to smile and dance along.
Emotional Connection: This song is all about seeing your life from another perspective, and the song is saying that your life is always special and worth it. It’s such a great positive message.
Favourite Lyrics: My favourite part of the song (apart from the ‘lai’s) is the first few lines of the song:
A single thread in a tapestry, though its colour brightly shines, can never see its purpose in the pattern of the grand design.
This really shows that we are all part of a bigger picture, and even if we think we aren’t important, we are in a ‘tapestry’ of greatness.
Best Listened to When: If you are feeling down, want to dance, writing a party or self-discovering scene, or just anytime, really.
Have you heard this song before? What do you like/not like about it? Did you dance along to chorus? Let me know in the comments; I’d love to hear from you!