Whats your Diabetes song?


#82

My diabetes song is by my favorite artist, Bob Seger. The entire song touches my soul but some parts touch my diabetic soul. Those parts I have made bold letters.

Against the Wind

It seems like yesterday
But it was long ago
Janey was lovely, she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playlng low
And the secrets that we shared
The mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control
Till there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove

And I remember what she said to me
How she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then

Against the wind
We were runnin’ against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin’
Against the wind

And the years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many roads
I was living to run and running to live
Never worried about paying or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searchin’
Searchin’ for shelter again and again
Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind

Well those drifters days are past me now
I’ve got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out

Against the wind
I’m still runnin’ against the wind
I’m older now but still running
Against the wind
Well I’m older now and still running
Against the wind


#83

I love that song too, I loved that album so much. It was one of the last LPs I ever bought (before CDs). I remember playing it over and over when I bought my first house when I was single. Thanks Gary :heart_eyes:

I always think of diabetes when I hear Bruce Springsteen’s “Badlands” especially the part about “Baby I want the heart, I want the soul, I want CONTROL right now” but I guess today I’m thinking about us here and how we’re all in this together, and wanting to hear another favorite Bruce song “Land of Hope and Dreams”:

Oh oh this train, I’m riding this train
Don’t you wanna ride
(This train)
Oh get on, get on (this train)

Grab your ticket and your suitcase
Thunder’s rolling down the tracks
You don’t know where you’re goin’ now
But you know you won’t be back
Darlin’ if you’re weary
Lay your head upon my chest
We’ll take what we can carry
And we’ll leave the rest

Big wheels rolling through fields
Where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

I will provide for you
And I’ll stand by your side
You’ll need a good companion
For this part of the ride
Leave behind your sorrows
Let this day be the last
Tomorrow there’ll be sunshine
And all this darkness past

Big wheels roll through fields
Where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

This train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls
I said, this train dreams will not be thwarted
This train faith will be rewarded
This train hear the steel wheels singin’
This train bells of freedom ringin’

This train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls
I said, this train carries broken-hearted
This train thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools and kings
This train, all aboard

I said, this train dreams will not be thwarted
This train faith will be rewarded
This train hear the steel wheels singin’
This train bells of freedom ringin’

Come on this train
People get ready
You don’t need no ticket
All you got do is just get on board
On board this train
This train, people get ready
You don’t need no ticket (oh I know you don’t)
You don’t need no ticket you just get on board (people get ready)
You just thank the Lord (people get ready)

Come on this train (people get ready)


#84

I haven’t heard of most of the songs mentioned, but my first thought when I saw the title “What’s your diabetes song?” was "I’ll Get By."
The “you” could be insulin, but in my first few weeks on insulin, it was my BF. I was so danged skinny that I didn’t have much real estate in which to give four injections a day and rotate with avoiding all the bruises I got from the injections. So he gave half my injections in my posterior where I couldn’t reach, which helped a lot. And it sure is true that with diabetes, “poverty may come to me!”

I’ll get by
As long as I have you
Though there be rain
And darkness too
I’ll not complain
I’ll see it through
Poverty
May come to me, it’s true
But what care I
Say, I’ll get by
As…


#85

Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard


#86

The thought of having a song to help with diabetic struggles had never occurred to me. I think of music and singing as a way to enjoy the richness of life rather than a way to cope with the challenges we all face. The experience of singing and interpreting a song is like nothing else I can think of. It really doesn’t matter what the song is about. It’s the ability to step outside yourself for a couple of minutes and become the interpretation of that song.

I spend a couple of hours each week with a local barbershop chorus doing just that. Singing four-part harmony with a Barbershop or Sweet Adelines chorus is challenging and not everyone will be up to that. But most communities will have a church choir or community group that anyone can participate in. Try it, you’ll like it!

Here’s an excellent quartet, singing about real struggles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7mGjSZpdpk
I don’t know what health problems or other life struggles these four men face. But when they sing a song like this, total focus will be on interpretation of the song. And I can pretty much guarantee that there will be quartet members around the world that are facing serious diabetic challenges. Singing is all about enjoying life in spite of health issues.


#87

How 'bout, “I’ve got you, under my skin?”


#88

Tubthumping by Chumbawumba