States of Being

Most people think that heaven, hell and purgatory or limbo are physical places where your soul will exist in the afterlife when your die.  We only spend a short time here on Earth and our future is uncertain, so whatever is in store for us beyond the grave, our life here will seem like a mere flash compared to eternal existence.  Since your body can’t experience eternity, heaven and hell are nothing more than states of awareness used to mold our perception of what type of person we have become.  It is supposed to reach 90℉ here on Sunday where I live and some people might say that is hot as hell, but I also hear people describe things being as cold as hell.  It seems that whether or not hell is hot or cold, nobody really wants to go there.  When Dante passed through the gate of Hell, he saw the sign which read, “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”  Heaven and hell seem, at first glance, to be ubiquitous to religious systems and the concepts of good and evil.  Based on your deeds, or the way you lived your life, heaven is the reward of eternal happiness and a chance of being in a paradise and hell is the fear of eternal torment where the damned are sent because they refused to repent.

Last week we had Fixing My Make-Up, and everyone was asked to choose a song that fit the theme of Fix or Make.  This week we have songs that are associated with Heaven and/or Hell and this prompt was suggested by Amy, ☆ai love music☆ aisasami.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the revised “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Belinda Carlisle song ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’ today.  Next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Never on Sunday’ recorded by various artists.  The upcoming prompts will be:
May 16, 2021 – Elevator music suggested by Maggie, Cave Walls
May 23, 2021 – Comparisons where you take two songs and discuss an association between them
Depending on which songs you choose, you could break the pieces down, and compare and contrast them in terms of their melody, rhythm, harmony, instrumentation, so figure out what you want to do.
May 30, 2021 – City, Country, County. State. Town suggested by Lisa Coleman, Our Eyes Open
June 6, 2021 – Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

41 thoughts on “States of Being

  1. The ‘Furs’. One of my favourite 80s bands

    Heaven
    Is the whole of our hearts
    And Heaven
    Don’t tear you apart
    Yeah, Heaven
    Is the whole of our hearts
    And Heaven
    Don’t tear you apart

    There’s too many kings
    Wanna hold you down
    And a world at the window
    Gone underground
    There’s a hole in the sky
    Where the sun don’t shine
    And a clock on the wall
    And it counts my time

    And Heaven
    Is the whole of our hearts
    And Heaven
    Don’t tear you apart
    Yeah, Heaven
    Is the whole of our hearts
    And Heaven
    Don’t tear you apart

    There’s a song on the air with a
    ‘Love you’ line
    And a face in a glass and it
    Looks like mine
    And I’m standing on ice when I say that I don’t hear planes
    And I scream at the fools wanna jump my train

    And Heaven
    Is the whole of our hearts
    And Heaven
    Don’t tear you apart
    Yeah, Heaven
    Is the whole of our hearts
    And Heaven don’t tear you apart
    Yeah, Heaven
    Ah, Heaven
    Yeah, Heaven

    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: Butler Richard Lofthouse / Butler Timothy George

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