I love that lyric so much.
I’ve veered towards religion and spirituality more than I though I ever would in my writing and it’s not exactly clear even to me why. I guess, at times, this blog serves as my confession about so many things that I have thoughts about and so it’s a natural extension of writing about what I want. Religion’s got a predominance in life, even if you aren’t particularly religious. Anyways, this post isn’t necessarily about religion or anything like that, but I just went off on a slight tangent because of the Jesus reference in the lyrics of Below My Feet. Sometimes I use posts to talk about life at large. This is one of them.
Last night I got home late, I just wanted to listen to some of my favorite songs. This is one of them. There’s something soothing about having a date with the music you love. With this particular song, there’s something redemptive about it and it healed vanity scars in the way I hoped it would. I alternate between believing Marcus Mumford is sincere and then I think he is mocking with the lyric that I used to entitle this post. I lean slightly towards the latter, in part, because of the ordering of the wording. “So all must be well” is a more eloquent way of saying “whatever, it’s okay” to me. And as someone that will say those words reflexively, I know you don’t always mean it, but you say them to not make it a big deal. And that gets to why I specifically sought this song last night.
In very much the same vein as the Float On post from earlier today, I wanted to hear music that reflected my thoughts. This song did that for me and proved to be a powerful moment in an early May night. Below My Feet is a slow-building burner that is me in many ways. I can’t confess to be as brilliant with my words, but if you can pick a song that exemplifies your mood, I think I would pick this one for this moment. This song just fit the moment. I’m going to see Mumford and Sons this summer and I can’t wait. There are so many reasons why I’m excited and this is one of them.
As much as I love and adore the aforementioned lyric, the takeaway line is “let me learn from where I’ve been.” That’s the essence of what this post is (and the blog, really) about. I don’t think I travel that much but my friends have said that I transverse longitude and latitude like nobody’s business. Along the way, you need those moments where smiling and getting by on charisma just don’t work. When something doesn’t work out quite how I want, I can listen to the lyrics, “But I was told by Jesus all was well, so all must be well” and find solace. There are so many lessons to learn in life I guess. And this was one of them.
Sorry for the poor quality; it’s ripped from a concert. I hope that it makes it onto their next album because it is one of my favorite songs. Hope you enjoy.