I absolutely love music. It’s a big passion of mine that I have had since I was a child watching my parents play in bands. Growing up, I really looked up to them and wanted to play music, just like then. I eventually followed in their footsteps and became a professional musician, playing the local music scene, shortly after high school. My father is an amazing song writer, a talent that I have never possessed. I tried my hand at writing music sometime late in high school, and for a while I actually thought I was good at it. That is, until I recorded myself singing one of my songs. My songs were forever locked away and to this day, I have yet to try and write again. Instead, I look for music that I can relate to.
Having been through a lot in my life, I have often considered trying to put my feelings and experiences into a song, but for some reason I can’t bring myself to try. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll break through my barriers and put something together, but for now I’ll stick to playing my instruments and playing / singing the songs that I love.
The following 3 songs are all ones that I have stumbled across over the past few years. I enjoy them because I can relate to all of them. I have had these songs saved on my YouTube “favorites” list for a while now and I have been itching to share them. They aren’t very popular songs, but I happen to enjoy them. It’s also no coincidence that they are all country, being that it’s my music of choice
The Call: Cory Young
I found this song on YouTube recently and really enjoyed it. Cory Young is a singer / songwriter from Nashville who also happens to be a Paramedic / Firefighter. The video looks like it was taken from a iPhone, so the quality isn’t all that great. However, you can visit his Reverb Nation page and listen to the studio version of the song.
Think of Me: Tracy Lawrence
This obviously isn’t the official music video. I’m fairly certain that he never produced one. I like this song because it serves as a tribute to everyone in public safety and the military. You can find it on his “Strong” album.
I Hope They Get to Me In Time: Darius Rucker
This isn’t the original music video. It’s something that somebody put together, but I still think it’s cool. This is more of a tribute from a patient’s perspective, which makes it unique from most EMS / Public Safety tributes. You can find this on his “Learn to Live” album.
If anyone knows of any other good EMS tribute songs, please let me know. I would love to hear anything from any style.