Song For Your Heart

The above video is another rendition of the 1980’s mega hit ‘Take On Me’ by the Norwegian pop group A-ha. Over the last 3 decades, many other artists have done all sorts of cover versions of it because of its mass appeal. Nevertheless, in my opinion the best re-worked version is A-ha’s own effort- an acoustic piece, featured in the aforementioned video. It’s a stark contrast from its original release (which was a catchy synth-pop song) . This unplugged version is so incredibly touching that it was even featured in the blockbuster movie Deadpool 2, to accompany an emotional scene. A proportion of the fans of Marvel superheroes who went to see the zany action packed movie, unexpectedly cried during that scene!

In these incredibly challenging times on Earth, I feel that part of the song’s lyrics (written below) have become even more relevant.

“So needless to say
I’m odds and ends
But I’ll be stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is okay…”

Despite all the turmoil, I believe humanity will get through this period of time. The last two world wars (WWI & WWII) took the lives of hundreds of millions but yet our human race has prevailed. Granted that it will take time for us to recover .. and probably what is most needed now is faith in knowing that somehow… Life is going to be okay.

[Note: When I asked Archangel Michael who Morten Harket’s (A-ha’s singer) dominant angel guide is, I was told it’s Archangel Gabriel. Somehow this didn’t surprise me as Gabriel usually helps people express themselves e.g. helps singers, composers, painters, authors, spiritual teachers. Interestingly many people in the past have described Morten’s voice as angelic!]