music

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Alive - Sia. "I was born in a thunderstorm..." The ultimate survival song.  

Angel - Adoptee Sara McLachlan sings the song that late discovery adoptee Darrel "DMC" McDaniels says kept him alive at a low point in his life. 

Before it's Too Late - Goo Goo Dolls. "I wandered through fiction to look for the truth buried beneath all the lies." 

Bitter Winds - Song and video commemorating the 85,000+ Australian mothers who lost their children to adoption.  

Bui Doi (Dust of Life) - another show-stopper from Miss Saigon about the orphan outcasts created by wartime liaisons between American GIs and Vietnamese women. Check out another powerful version.  

Crying -  Incredible duet by Roy Orbison and KD Lang.  "Yes, now you're gone, and from this moment on I'll be crying." 

Easy Terms - Barbara Dickson sings the mournful song of a mother's  loss from Blood Brothers. 

Eight Easy Steps - Alanis Morisette educates on "how to stay paralyzed by fear of abandonment," among others.  

Everything to Me - Mark Schultz' song of thanks to his mother for giving him life. 

Feel - Robbie Williams, formerly of the boy band Take That, has publicly discussed his addictions

Forgiveness - Collective Soul breaks it down.  

Forty Favorites From Adoptive Parents - Compiled by adoptive mom Pam Parish. 

Go the Distance - From Disney's Hercules

Happy Ending - Mika. "This is the way you left me, I'm not pretending, no hope, no love, no glory...."  

He Would Be Sixteen - Michelle Wright's poignant song about a mother's longing for a son she never knew.  

Held - Natalie Grant. "This what it means to be held, how it feels when the sacred is torn from your life and you survive."

Hey - Robyn Slade sings a poignant new song about a first meeting between father and daughter.  

Hold On - Wilson Phillips words of encouragement to take it one day at a time. 

I Knew You Were Waiting for Me - Aretha and George Michael 

I'd Give My Life For You - Lia Salonga sings the powerful classic from Miss Saigon

I'm Legit - Darrel McDaniels (DMC) and Zara Phillips.  Theme song for the adoption reform movement. 

In the Blood - John Mayer and Home Free versions ask powerful questions about the impact of genes.  

Invisible - U2.  "I finally found my real name. I won't be me when you see me again....I'm more than you know..."

Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?) - Lady Gaga's song grieving an aunt she never knew. 

Let it Go -  Sing along with Idina Menzel to the full sequence from Frozen

Little Green - Joni Mitchell's song about relinquishment. 

Little Hands - Inland Sky performs on the Delivery Man soundtrack. 

Loggerheads Soundtrack -  Haunting and beautiful songs from this poignant, underrated film include "The Silver Cord" by Kim Carnes and "Forgiveness" by John Crooke.   

Love Child - The classic Motown hit by Diana Ross and the Supremes. 

Lullaby in Blue - Bette Midler's song to her relinquished daughter. 

Lullaby in Blue - Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher sing a very different song as caretakers in Bundle of Joy

Make it Rain - "When the sins of my father weigh down in my soul, and the pain of my mother will not let me go..."  Ed Sheeran performs the Foy Vance song. 

Missing You - John Waite with Alison Krauss.  "There's a message that I'm sending out like a telegraph to your soul."

Mother - John Lennon sings "Mother, you had me, but I never had you...Father, you left me, but I never left you."  

Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon. "I know they say let it be, but it just don't work out that way."

Never Give Up - Sia performs the theme song from Lion.  

No Roots - Alice Merton (who was not adopted) offers lyrics that many fostered persons and adoptees can appreciate.

Oklahoma - Billy Gilman's hit about a boy who meets his long lost father for the first time.

One Way or Another - Does knowing that Debbie Harry of Blondie was an adoptee change the meaning of this "stalker" song?  

Papa Don't Preach -  Madonna depicts the tense conversation between a pregnant daughter and her father. 

Reunion - Collective Soul's simple yet powerful lyrics about change, time and coming home. 

Roots - Imagine Dragons "Rock bottom....I'm going back to my roots."

Somebody's Daughter - Adoptee Zara Phillips performs the song with the same title as her latest book. 

Something Inside - Jonathan Rhys Meyers sings the ballad from August Rush

Take Good Care of My Baby - Many surrendering mothers have said that this song is still evocative of memories.

Tell Me It's Not True -  Petula Clark sings the finale from Blood Brothers as only a woman who's been through the experience of relinquishment can. 

The Climb -  The Miley Cyrus song with lyrics encouraging perseverance. "It ain't about what's waiting on the other side." 

The Foundling - Adoptee Mary Gauthier's raw, soulful work, rated the #3 best new album by the LA Times. 

The Heart of the Matter - Don Henley.  "You keep carryin' that anger -- it'll eat you up inside."  

The Magdalene Laundries - Joni Mitchell's musical ode to the suffering of mothers in Ireland.  

There You'll Be - Adoptee Faith Hill sings this ballad of connection and gratitude beyond the loss of a loved one.

These Are My People - Adoptee Rodney Atkins sings about his upbringing. 

This is Me - from The Greatest Showman. ..."and I know that I deserve your love, 'cause there's nothing I'm not worthy of...Reaching for the sun (we are warriors...that's what we've become)..."    

To Make You Feel My Love - Trisha Yearwood's version.  "I know you haven't made your mind up yet, but I would never do you wrong." 

To Where You Are -  those who have found a deceased relative at the end of a search may resonate with this Josh Groban song.

Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith. "I'm never gonna let you close me, even though you mean the most..."  

Train in Vain -  Annie Lennox covers the Clash hit.  "You didn't stand by me, no not at all.  You must explain why this must be."  

Turning Tables - Adele sings, "I won't let you close enough to hurt me, no I won't rescue you to just desert me..."

Tusks in Furs and Busy Signals - Albums from international R&B-infused pop artist adoptee Mayda Miller.  

Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram sing the theme from An American Tale

You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) -  words of encouragement from Josh Groban. 

You Found Me - The Fray. "Why'd you have to wait? Where were you? Just a little late...You found me."

You Will be Found - a virtual choir performs the song from Dear Evan Hansen

MEETINGS

 We meet  at 7: 30 pm on the last Tuesday of each month, except December, at Montview Presbyterian church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO, downstairs in the Gallery Room unless posted otherwise.   A facilitated emotional support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Robinson Conference Room on the main level at the north end of the building. 

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303-232-6302

 

P.O. Box 24556
Denver, CO 80224

 

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