Recently, while listening to Pandora, I was catapulted back in time. An old U2 song had found its way onto the station, and as I listened to "Ultraviolet" pounding away, I was instantly back in the young-married-college kid days. I could actually remember thoughts I'd had back in that time before mortgages, life-insurance premiums and adoption home studies. The next day I threw an old tape in my even older truck's tape deck and was struck by the way the music can still affect me all these years later. It got me thinking how powerful music is in the template of our lives.
To this day I can't hear "Fur Elise" without thinking of my dad's wristwatch alarm going off to that tune every morning when he woke around 6 am. Whenever I hear "Prepare the Way" by Passion, tears well up in my eyes, remembering driving home a few hours after seeing our second son die.
Music reveals things deep in our hearts. What are the songs/albums or pieces of music that speak to your heart, and what part of your story do they tell?