…”I’m holding up the fire
lighting up the sky
like a lighthouse on the ocean…”

The Lighthouse by Ziggy Marley

The Lighthouse by Ziggy Marley

She IS the lighthouse.  Have you ever been someone’s something…their strength, their hope, their protector, their courage?  I know I have been on both ends of that scenario and that’s okay.  Sometimes I feel like I need someone to just be there for me. Whether to comfort me, or calm me, and to reassure me when I have so many doubts about life, about what I have done with it and what I haven’t, or just during an especially difficult period (which we all have I think).  But at the same time, I have also been the person who is there for someone else…to reassure them and to support them when they needed it…and, somehow, that is always more fulfilling.

This song, Lighthouse, by Ziggy Marley makes me think of all of those things.  I don’t know a lot of Ziggy Marley’s songs, and I certainly plan to check out more, but this one caught my ear immediately.  It’s definitely not your typical Reggae sound, although it is still unmistakably Reggae, if that’s possible.  To me, it’s a combination of different sounds, reggae, pop, even orchestral.  The musicians he has accompanying him on this cd are top notch and I love the way the keyboard sounds like violins.  The whole song sounds to me like an orchestra is backing his vocals.  Who thinks orchestra when they think of Reggae?  I do now! ..and it’s also cool how he ends the song with the line from one of his dad’s songs….”One Love.”  Awesome Reggae for the soul!  #TIU!