Like the lyric says, some things are meant to be.
Some songs strike a certain chord within a person – for whatever personal story hidden deep within their heart, whatever memories they make flow back, or whatever loved ones suddenly cross their mind — certain songs touch us and instantly become special.
The other day I stumbled upon a cover of the Elvis song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” and all I can say is that it left me breathless. The rendition was played on a ukulele and the voice of the artist surprised me after seeing some of his other work. But that’s the beauty of love – like the artist and his surprisingly beautiful voice – is the constant surprise of how someone can make you feel. The unknown of letting your guard down around a person and knowing they can give you the greatest happiness or sadness.
That happiness and sadness overwhelmed me all at once.
I thought about the happiness and sadness that love has allowed me to feel in my past — and how I still cherish all those moments, good and bad. All those moments that have left me to be who I am today. Like this song was meant to be, so is this post sharing a few of the renditions that have moved me most:
First — twenty one pilots on the ukulele:
Then, this gripping and beautiful rendition on the violin:
And lastly, a gospely/ folk version by Fleet Foxes: