14 Songs About Change — A Trainer’s Personal Playlist
(#13 of 27) — Re-blogged this list of 14 favorite songs related to the theme of change, adding a couple of strummin’ good tracks.
Let’s call this the Classic Guitar Hero Supplement:
#15) Eric Clapton, “Change the World”
…where he sings to his Beloved, over silky chord sweetness. Clapton is a worthy heir in the lineage of Robert Johnson. Perhaps the ‘queen’ he refers to here is none other than the Blues tradition itself.
If i could be king Even for a day I'd take you as my queen I'd have it no other way
#16) Bob Dylan, “Things Have Changed”
Alternate title for this song is, “Alienated Aging Rockstar Gives In to Midlife Resignation.” Get a grip, Bob. (…but we love you anyway.)
People are crazy, times are strange I'm locked in tight, I'm outta range I used to care, but things have changed
The idea of Change is a complex topic, with many different “takes,” as you’ll see from the list of songs (with lyrical excerpts) below — about 56 minutes of total listening time if you decide to play ’em all.
When selecting music to play during a training session, I typically use instrumental music, as it adds energy to the session without competing with participant dialogue — both the inner dialogue within individuals and the outer dialogue between individuals.
However, there are times — given the right mix of audience, program and activity — where I’ll play lyrical music, for example popular songs from the radio, or genres of music from the “golden years” (late teens / early twenties) of the group that I’m facilitating.
Some genres — e.g. funk — seem to more easily cross generations of workshop participants, but an even nicer “common denominator” is when I can weave-in a series of songs…
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