Editor's Note: Our own Robin Meade joined a group of veterans as they participated in a program called "SongwritingWith: Soldiers." The program pairs veterans with songwriters in order to foster healing and therapeutic emotional release. Some of these soldiers' stories are featured in the HLN special, "Stories of Courage: Soldiers' Songs." The special airs Thursday, July 4 at 7p.m., ET. Watch the trailer here.
What is it about music that can touch you deep in the heart? Why can it say for you what you can't express on your own? What is it about words set to rhythm and melody that can reach the core of your being and elicit chills -- or make you well up with tears?