If It Makes You Happy :: Sheryl Crow

I am in love with the lyrical refrains in this song (love lines like “listen to Coltrane, derail your own train“), the spirit of the chorus, and the intensity of the video. The use of color, camera shots and Sheryl’s animal prints all add to the power of the words in the song, to me. The idea that Sheryl is a museum exhibit resonates with me in a way that we tend to all lock ourselves up in self-made restrictions, judgements and insecurities that can hinder us from being happy.

I want to see her break the glass in this and embrace life, envelop an animalistic strength and power through to freedom. We all need to be more open to happiness in this life, I think.

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