I was watching Grey’s Anatomy last Thursday night (yes I watch Grey’s, I have since the show debuted) and was struck by one of the songs that played in the background. One of the things that stands out about that show is the soundtrack of the show. They will play a lot of up and coming artists, songs that become hits, or covers of great songs. This was a cover of a great song.
The song was “Ordinary World” from Duran Duran. This cover that played was probably the best cover I’ve heard of that song. After the episode ended, I went looking online to try and find who done it. Turns out it was Joy Williams, one half of the duo The Civil Wars and an accomplish solo artist. Apparently she recorded it back in 2010 but it was never released. She uploaded it to YouTube today.
The chorus to that song always sticks out to me:
But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive
We all have hurt in our past. There are things said and done to us that hurt us and scar us. That is a part of this life. But we must not continually dwell on that. We have to keep moving forward, looking ahead.
Here’s Joy Williams’ version of “Ordinary World”