~ Like the ripples in a pond, the work of one man spreads out and touches the lives of others ~

From The Soul of One ~ To The Hearts Of Many
Taylor Hicks "The Distance"

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Comment On Taylor Hicks Places I've Been

This morning I received notifications from You Tube on new comments for my uploaded videos, and I was so so impressed by this comment on Taylor Hicks "Places I've Been" that I wanted to share it here!

I immediately contacted the poster to ask if I could share his comment on my blog, but since it is Father's Day, I expect he might be busy elsewhere!

I'm hoping that he won't mind that I didn't wait for his response, his comment made my day, and I think it will make yours too!

I love Taylor's voice it's so raw and soul bearing.
It makes chills go up and down my spine.

I just got remarried to the most wonderful woman in the world.

At our wedding we both decided to pick out songs to each other, this was the first one that came to mind.

After the first verse there wasn't a dry eye in the church.

After the ceremony was over, people asked me who that was that sang my song and were pleasantly surprised.

Taylor picked up a bunch of new fans that day!!


Reading this comment was such a wonderful way to start my day!

Happy Father's Day Mike
and Congratulations!!

From my April blog titled 'Blooming With Romance'
It doesn't matter how wonderful a place is ... if you're not with the one who holds your heart.

Taylor Hicks' "Places I've Been" is truly one of the most beautiful of love songs and stories.

"Places I've Been" is the tale of a travelling man who realizes the only place he really wants to be.

My heart simply melts when I hear Taylor sing this song.

Here is another comment I just love that came in a couple of days ago at You Tube:

This is a breathtaking video.
The photography alone is enough to bring tears to my eyes.
The song Places I've Been just adds a romantic element to the photos.
It almost makes me feel like I am there.
Simply and essentially perfectly chosen pairing of images and song.
Thank you.


In my Blooming With Romance blog I also said that I find myself imagining he calls his love, baby girl, as he does in "Dream Myself Awake", and thinking that there wouldn't be a dry eye in the house when he sings it live!

Remember what Mike said in his comment?
"After the first verse there wasn't a dry eye in the church."

I just knew it, yes indeed!

Today's cup:

“Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings,
our sense of direction.
When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up,
Chances are we've found the right person.
If you love someone, set them free.
If they come back they're yours;
If they don't they never were.”
~ Richard Bach ~


KarinP said...

Mike's comment was a pleasure to read. He sounds like a guy who appreciates where he "is" right now and he is not too macho to say so! "Places I've Been" is one of my favourite songs too.

Bloom, thanks for sharing the comment. It is refreshing to read an honest assessment about Taylor's talent from someone like Mike who really "gets" the music.

Way to go, Mike and best wishes for a future filled with lots of wonderful moments with your bride!

tishlp said...

Once again, all it took was hearing Taylor's music to become a fan. Thank you for sharing Mike's comment. I intend to share your beautiful video.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many wonderful comments like this we would have heard if Taylor had chosen to sing this song on tour--but he never did. I have always thought it could have been a mega hit for him. So many people could have indentified with the lyrics.

Anonymous said...

yup, just reading that put tear's in my eye's......;0)

soulspeak said...

It's easy to see how anyone would be moved to tears upon hearing this song sung by Taylor, he sings from his soul and we feel it in our hearts.
Beautiful video, thank you.