Soul Searching Songs…
Here are a couple more ONE SONG stories on MadonnaTribe today. Send yours at email@example.com.
• My absolute all time favorite Madonna song has to be ?Mother and Father?. Ever since hearing the song ?Erotica? a couple of days before it?s release on a news channel back in 1992, I was convinced there would never be another song that would be better then ?Erotica?! I was so wrong.
Before ?American Life? was released, three songs premiered onto the internet and ?Mother and Father? was one of them. I had already read the lyrics to this song and expected a ?Promise To Try? style song, as I thought the lyrics were beautiful and so sincere. But when I played the track for the first time I was completely stunned as it was so different from what I expected. The way she sang the first few lines were sung so different (almost like a nursery rhyme) and then suddenly THAT beat kicked in. The chorus was the catchiest I had ever heard, the song just built up to an ultimate climax and when it ended I was speechless. It felt like an explosion had taken place in my room. What an amazing song, the way she sang those lyrics combined with the best dance music ever, a truly stunning combination. Absolutely genius, Madonna and Mirwais at their very best.
The live performance during the Re-Invention Tour was just as spectacular and truly showed off her amazing vocal talent (especially at the end), so much power, so much energy, you could literally feel the hurt through her words. This song to me is art in it?s purest form, there?s never been a song like this and in my opinion, there never ever will one be again.
Kimberly van Pinxteren www.madonnaunderground.nl
• To me the most special song Madonna has ever made, is Frozen. I’ve
been a fan since 1984, but never before has a song been so important
In 1998 (I was 18 years old at the time), just as the video for Frozen
came out, I ended up in Intensive Care because of a major astma
attack, followed by an overdose of medication (I was not trying to
hurt myself, I just couldn’t breathe anymore so I didn’t have any
choice, while waiting for the ambulance).
When I passed out, my family feared for my life. I was so drugged out
by the doctors that at first I could not understand what was
happening, but as the doses were lowered I finally realised I was very
close to being death.
That’s when I was allowed to leave Intensive Care to stay for another
week in a normal hospital room. My parents rented a tv for me, so that
I could watch the video for Frozen over and over again, as it was
played numerous times a day on the Dutch version of MTV at the time.
That song made me realise how lucky we are to be alive, and how
important it is to take good care of yourself. I still smoke, which is
a very bad thing, but I am more aware of my astma now. What I remember
most, is that, before this happened, I was always blaming other people
for bad things that happened to me, but with the help of Madonna‘s
lyric ‘Now there’s no point in placing the blame‘ I realised that you
get nothing out of blaming others.
In 2001, Frozen was my highlight of the Drowned World Tour in the Max
Schmeling Halle in Berlin, but the real treat came in 2004, when I was
center front row at Bercy during the Re-Invention Tour. Madonna was
singing Frozen right in front of me, and I just couldn’t stop crying.
For this, and the two other times she sang this song ‘for me’ in
Gelredome Arnhem that same year, I am forever grateful to Madonna!
Theo, from Groningen, the Netherlands