Moving Me

You all know I love music.  I mean, I give in to my corny, campy side and post song lyrics here about once a week.

Truth is, I’m into music without lyrics too.  It’s just kind of hard to post those kind of songs. (ya think?)

A few days ago, I heard an indigenous song with a rhythm that touched me so much, I stopped what I was doing and got goosebumps.

This morning, it dawned on me that one of my former employees told me about a native love song that made her cry everytime she heard it and I was pretty certain it was the song that stopped me in my tracks a few days ago.  I called the radio station and asked the morning DJ if she knew which song it was (after describing it to her).  She said, she would play a few of the songs back to back and if she played the one I was talking about, I should call her.

She played that very song on the first try.  I called her quickly and told her she was right.  “Oh my God, I love this song…it makes me cry…” she said.  The very words I’d heard a few months ago.

Then I hung up with her and finished listening.  I came home and downloaded the song from iTunes and what do you know?  My first moment listening to it completely, I teared up too.  I still have goosebumps.

It’s called “Darling Don’t Cry” by Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Red Bull singers.

I don’t even know the lyrics but the beat is so uplifting it takes my breath away.  Maybe you’ll feel differently, who knows?  But give it a listen.  If you’re into that sort of thing.

5 Responses

  1. pieter Says:

    Here are the lyrics for ‘Darling Don’t Cry’:

    I met him on the powwow trail
    He was singing and I was a dancer
    To the Heartbeat Drum
    Heartbeat Drum - heyo heya

    Long summer nights
    Falling in love
    Don’t ever want to part,
    don’t ever wanna say goodbye

    Darling don’t cry
    When I leave the USA
    If you like I’ll take you home
    When I go back to Canada
    hey ya, hey ya

    webmaster Buffy Sainte-Marie Tribute Site (

  2. Heather Says:

    Hey do you have a link to be able to listen to that song? I’ve tried goggle but for some reason all i’m getting is the lyrics to it. Thanks, Heather

  3. Chris Says:

    Hey girl, try Yahoo Music or better yet, download iTunes. It’s free and easy to use. I’ll see if I can somehow get a link to it from there to here.

  4. Chris Says:

    Thank you Pieter! I’m now a fan.

  5. pieter Says:

    I can’t find an email address otherwise I would have send you the ‘Darling Don’t Cry’ sound file.
    You have my email address so if you want it let me know.


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