The Story Behind the “Covers of Comfort” CD
Everyone has a story, and every story has a storm. Covers of Comfort, by Marcy Requist, offers healing music as a “shelter” in your own personal storm.
The title, “Covers of Comfort”, came about (most obviously) because all of the songs are “covers”. “Comfort” is how I would describe what these songs have given me when I’ve turned to them for “shelter” in the storms of my own story. Sometimes it’s because I take comfort in the healing music and the inspirational message of hope the song offers. But other songs bring me comfort (regardless of how “sad” they are) because it means a lot to me knowing someone else in the world has felt something so deeply, they were able to put their feelings to music.
I don’t feel all ALONE in my own storm when I hear about someone ELSE’S in a song that helps me through it.
Obviously, the reason we recorded these songs was not so you would have a playlist of my favorite songs of comfort. No.
We dedicated ourselves to creating a source of comfort for people who appreciate the healing power of music. We hope you are able to discover your SELF, your kids, your spouse, your healing, the house you grew up in, a friend or family member you have lost, etc.
Whatever speaks to YOUR OWN PERSONAL STORY; we hope you are able to hear songs on Covers of Comfort that can become its “soundtrack”.
However, if you find a song that doesn’t apply to YOUR personal story, we would ask you to think of someone the song DOES remind you of. Maybe it’s a sick friend, a lost soul, a lonely family member, or even our world. WHOEVER or WHATEVER it is, it won’t take long before you see their face, and feel their storm.
Keep that image of them in your mind. Reflect on your compassion and love for them, and offer – if you would – the song to be a PRAYER (from you) for their healing. These songs are for all of us – and everyone we love.
Music has a way of guiding us to an altar of understanding where we can kneel, and let the lyrics and beautiful melodies speak FOR us. It cradles our pain, rocks us to PEACE, and shelters us from the storm.
I’m going to share with you a little about the history of each of the songs on this CD, and also why they were chosen. If you feel a particular connection to a song (or songs) after listening to the CD, we encourage you to share it in the “Comments” section.
You never know when YOUR story of finding shelter in a storm might help others start looking for THEIRS.
Thank you for your interest in the songs on the “Covers of Comfort” CD. I’m so glad you are
There’s always room for “one more” in our “Circle of Comfort”!
To learn the story behind each of the songs that appear on the “Covers of Comfort” CD, check out Marcy’s “Words of Comfort” Blog. You can also go directly to her blog posts about specific songs by clicking on their links, below.
- Arms Of Love
- Baby Mine
- I’m Gonna Love You Through It
- Life Is Hard (God Is Good)
- If These Walls Could Speak
- To Make You Feel My Love
- If I Had Only Known
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- Can’t Cry Hard Enough
- Help Me
- I’ll Remember You
I am so grateful the final step in the production of our “Covers of Comfort” CD was in the capable hands of Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Mastering in Austin, TX!
From the COVERS OF COMFORT CD, “If These Walls Could Speak” takes us back to the coziest places (and most wonderful memories) we can remember.
Reflecting with regret about missing a lost loved one is tenderly conveyed in the song “If I Had Only Known” from the COVERS OF COMFORT CD.
The last song on the COVERS OF COMFORT CD is in honor of a dear friend who battled like a champion against cancer, until she won her reward in heaven.
We included my dad’s favorite song, “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” on our COVERS OF COMFORT CD. It paired nicely with “Let It Be” from The Beatles.
“Help Me God” from our COVERS OF COMFORT CD gives us the words to pray for HEALING, instead of empowering the pain that keeps us broken.
In the song “Can’t Cry Hard Enough” from the COVERS OF COMFORT CD, music, lyrics, and the SFX of wind express the loss we experience when a loved one dies.
Bob Dylan’s touching song,”To Make You Feel My Love” can be found on the COVERS OF COMFORT CD. Our version includes the soothing sounds of rain.
“Life Is Hard (God Is Good)” is helpful in many situations. When we feel helpless and unsure how to pray, this song lifts our needs – as we quietly kneel.
Our COVERS OF COMFORT CD pays tribute to the care-givers of warriors living with cancer in the touching song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”.
The lullaby “Baby Mine” is on our COVERS OF COMFORT CD to remind parents that children never outgrow the love we sang their first favorite song with.
One of the most beautiful songs of all time by Leonard Cohen lives on the COVERS OF COMFORT CD because all storms need an umbrella of “Hallelujah”.