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Not Deployment Music

Posted by on September 13, 2011
On the way to dropping the boys of to school today, I heard the song, “Need You Now”, by Lady Antebellum. I was immediately transported back into time to about a year and a half ago. My hurt all of a sudden had that painful pull to it and I remembered all to clearly the pain of missing my husband. If you haven’t heard it, I have included the video below, but I’m telling you do not listen to it if your spouse is currently deployed.

The verses that get me every time:

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now

Whoa, whoa
Guess I’d rather hurt
Than feel nothing at all

So, off course I didn’t change the channel, because I must enjoy self torture of something, but it did get me thinking about other songs that evoke the same heart-wrenching pain.

How about Jason Mraz, “Lucky”? This song is like a deployment theme song. In fact, when I first heard it, I had to look up the video because I was certain I was going to see a military-themed video. The lyrics are so perfect:

Do you hear me,
I’m talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying
Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will

Finally, the last song that is on my, “Do NOT listen while my husband is deployed list is “Home”, by Michael Buble. At least the Mraz sound has an upbeat tempo, but this one is just so sad sounding. It totally makes me cry.

The whole song gets me all emotional:

Another summer day
Has come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home

May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
“I’m fine baby, how are you?”
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky, I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
‘Cause this was not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
Oh, let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all be all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home

So I really hope if your spouse is currently deployed you did not inflict self pain on yourselves and list to those. Are there other songs that get you right in the heart every time you hear them when your spouse is gone? How about a song that gives the strength to get through another day until that moment when they are back in your arms again?

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