The male and female with dreams of their heart’s desire; the man and woman with memories of their spouse; the mother with thoughts of her daughter far away in college; these people and a great many others, the music world recognizes and seeks to touch. They make songs of love the most popular and most listened to. In addition to being a subject with endless representation, love in one aspect or another affects everyone. "Somewhere Out There" from the classical animation "A n American Tale" and Selena’s "Dreaming of You," two particularly inspirational love songs, are products of music that have successfully achieved a quiet lasting popularity. With the music industry also taking to the World Wide Web, these song lyrics and melodies are now easily found anywhere there might be a computer. The songs soothing, slumberous rhythm wraps their world of listeners--the young and old, man and woman, hard rock and contemporary fans--in a cloak of content. Instead of saddening, depress ing, or infuriating, the soft melodies and gentle lyrics harmonize to awaken the sense of hope in the hearts, the possibility of love, and the comforting knowledge that we are not lonely souls.
Two hearts far apart are thinking of one another in "Somewhere Out There." Each holds on to the belief that life will bring them back together and guide them to their dreams. This song reassures us that in a world so vast and separated, people can be brought together by love and faith. Similarly in theme, "Dreaming of You" expresses that life can be an unexpected fairytale in which our dreams can and do come true. It paints a picture of a female/male night after night drea ming about the person she/he loves; longing, waiting for the courage to...
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...love does come true. To the listeners that do not have someone in their heart, "Dreaming of You" is a beautiful song that still touches the senses.
Music can move a person in incredible ways, whether by healing, inspiring, saddening, or even angering. But when a song touches in a positive way it imprints a lasting memory of itself in the heart and soul. That might explain why some of the most classic and popular songs through the centuries are love songs. The creative ocean of love lyrics and melodies is probably as vast as a Universe and among the shining stars are two humbling songs that will continue to move the emotions. "Somewhere out there" and "Dreaming of you" are two musical creations that have planted a lasting impression in many people’s heart.
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