Thank you Solange, for this beautiful piece of art. I listen to this song, and with every listen I cannot stop crying. Like, immediate water works. So what do I do? Put it on a loop, that’s what.
Sometimes I think you just need to sit in solitude with a song you connect with, and just sob it all away. Everyone has a trigger song, and you definitely know it when you hear it. I have plenty, depending on what’s bothering me at that moment. I don’t know exactly what it is about Cranes In The Sky that gets me every time, more and more with each listen. On the first listen, the tears are flowing, and by the fifth go around I’m smiling and singing to the top of my lungs. It’s like the more I hear it, the more strength it gives me and the better it makes me feel. There is a beautiful power within lyrics and melodies, that has the ability to evoke that kind of range of emotions within someone. There is also a beautiful power in taking words that someone is singing and making them fit into the current situation you’re in, even if your explanation of what the song is saying is not what the artist intended or was feeling during recording.
I’m a person that finds comfort in venting to myself. I rarely ever want a shoulder to cry on. I’m not good with making myself vulnerable, so I can count on one hand how many people have ever actually seen me cry. I think it’s okay to be this way, even though some may see it as not being able to express myself successfully. I don’t think of it that way at all. I have a lot of pride, but I try not to make that a factor when it comes to showing emotions. It’s just something I do privately. I’m okay with not having that one person in the world I tell everything to… it makes me a great secret keeper, so that’s a perk. I just find that being alone to reflect and understand what I’m feeling and why I’m feeling it is more effective than sharing. And yes, this includes listening to Bryson Tiller’s TRAPSOUL and Beyonce’s & Neyo’s entire discography over and over again. It’s what works best for me. It’s the way I am.
So thank you again, Solange, for putting my feelings into words. Words I can listen to, over and over again. You are now part of my “No Skips Playlist”.
Well it’s like, cranes in the sky
Sometimes I don’t want feel those metal clouds
Be sure to listen to Solange’s A Seat At The Table if you haven’t already. The whole album is pure bliss, and definitely what I needed right now. It might be what you need as well.