10 Songs that Will Remind You Of Heaven

by The Runaway Guide on January 8, 2013

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I once spoke with a revered Islamic Imam in Damascus. Although he was a priest of Islam, he was also an educated theologian and philosopher at heart. So captivating were his views on life, that morning turned to night as if under an eclipse.

One issue that had plagued me was the spiritual dichotomy between humans and animals. And so I asked him, “what makes humans so different from animals? Aside from being self aware, everything we do seems to be based in survival. “

His response was exceedingly simple but attractive. He said, “Music! We are the only creatures on earth that can feel and create music. And we do this in an attempt to recreate the music of the universe, the music that we once heard in heaven.“

He then proceeded to tell me about how Bob Marely, with his songs of peace and love, was a modern prophet. I don’t know if he was trying to appeal to my youthful taste in music in order to convert me to Islam, but I really liked his ideas none the less.

Today when I listen to great music, I often think wow, this band is really good at recreating the sounds of heaven. Though it sounds corny, I try to let the music invoke a kind of nostalgia, in order to remember that place from which we all came.

Admittedly, music is subjective and so you may not like some or even all of the songs below. However, I believe that there is some music with beats and melodies that are universally attractive. Regardless, below are 10 of my favourite songs that help me chill out and remember the good ole days in heaven.

Gymnopodie No. 1

Parapluie by Michael Kamen

Adagio For Strings

Entre Dos Aguas by Paco De Lucia

Aruarian Dance by Nujabes

Cherry Blossoms In Winter By the Yoshida Brothers

Daydreamer by Lemon Grass

Road To The West by The Seat Belts

Shiva Moon by Prem Joshua

Is This Love by Bob Marley

What song reminds you of heaven? Share it below in the comments!

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The wandering cheetah March 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

I’d like to add Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

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The Runaway Guide March 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

That’s a good one too!

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B February 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

Pantha Du Prince – Saturn Strobe
M83 – My Tears Are Becoming A Sea
Moby – Porcelain
TV On The Radio – Killer Crane

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The Runaway Guide February 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Nice, thanks for the recommendations. Good songs.

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Ana January 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

Haha I love the expression on Paco De Lucia’s face when he hits certain notes. Thank you for posting this :)

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The Runaway Guide January 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Hahah, I just checked. Excellent! :)

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Caitlin January 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Great music selection!!! :) some of my favorite songs that aren’t here are skinny love and for emma by bon iver and rise by eddie vedder

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The Runaway Guide January 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Hey Caitlin,
THanks :) Those are definitely good songs/artists. I dig Bon Iver.

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