Sunday, August 3, 2008

"You're beautiful, beautiful music..."

Ever notice how "they", in their infinite wisdom, can sometimes pick the prettiest songs for commercials?? Integris Baptist Health Center in OKC has been running two particular commercials lately that catch my ear every time!

The first one is a commercial about cancer survivors for the cancer center at the hospital. The song they use is "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan and it's beautiful. You don't hear all of it of course, and to be honest - the full song is awfully dark and quite depressing...but to see a montage of the survivors and to hear her voice singing "In the arms of the angel....may you find some comfort there..." is a very peaceful message.

The second commercial is for the heart donor/transplant program. You see a person who's life was saved by a heart transplant - then you see the mother of the donor (a young boy) holding a picture of the donor - then you see the mother and the recipient meeting and hugging. In the background is playing "I Know You By Heart" by Eva Cassidy. That commercial positively sends chills up and down my spine. I'll leave this with the lyrics - absolutely beautiful:

I Know You By Heart - Eva Cassidy

Midnights in Winter
The glowing fire
Lights up your face in orange and gold.
I see your sweet smile
Shine through the darkness
It's line is etched in my memory.

So I'd know you by heart.

Mornings in April
Sharing our secrets
We'd walk until the morning was gone.
We were like children
Laughing for hours
The joy you gave me lives on and on.

Cause I know you by heart.

I still hear your voice
On warm Summer nights
Whispering like the wind.

(Oh oh ohh)

You left in Autumn
The leaves were turning
I walked down roads of orange and gold.
I saw your sweet smile
I heard your laughter
You're still here beside me every day.

Cause I know you by heart,
Cause I know you by heart.


Carolyn (Sea Mystery) said...

Did you know Eva Cassidy was from Bowie, Maryland? Yep, lost her life to bone cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
You can view the memorium to her here:
It's a very touching story too. xxoo

wvpaperwings said...

We have a comm that runs on Directv tht plays Sarah Mc's "Angels" also but it is about abandoned dogs and cats. Very teary when I watch it and Boss Joe gets angry when it comes on. He is partial to kids, animals, and ladies with big bazoombas.
I'll have to send you the names of some songs I have found from comms that are really good too.