While we're on the good softer stuff I have one to post with a little back story. I was raised on a steady diet of The Beatles and Elton John. Every single Sunday morning my parents would crank Elton and The Beatles (of course others too, but mostly them). You just can't take away anything in terms of songwriting and musicianship when you are talking Bernie Taupin and Elton John; possibly the greatest collaborative team ever if you want my opinion. Well my whole family was going to see Elton John in Columbus at an ampitheater that has a pavillion and a lawn. Well we had lawn seats and my step brother made us about an hour and a half later than we had planned since we wanted to get right up to the edge of the pavilion. So as we are literally standing with our backs to the fence and looking at the backs of people's heads, this guy with a "road crew" ID around his neck approaches my wife who is 7 months pregnant with our daughter. He asks us if we are big Elton John fans and my mom goes nuts thinking they're radio station people and we can get some free stuff.
Well he then told us Elton had bought up the first two rows and sent him out to find people to bring down front. We got placed right in front of his piano. When he sang the song "Blessed" (a song about expected children) a guy from the back brought a rose out to my wife. It was like he sang it to her. Very, very cool thing and the only pure luck thing that's ever happenned to me. So I love Elton John and if you've never seen him live, you just don't understand how good that little dude is on the piano. Anyway, here is one of my favorite mellow Elton songs and also the "blessed" song.
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Blessed is not one of my favorite songs of his by a long shot, but just listen to the words and remember when you were pregnant with your first. It's pretty moving when you're in that place.