A few years ago I wrote a little piece of something to explain one of my biggest passions in life. I always have gotten a lot of crtique on the genre of music I listened to so I wrote a little explanation of why I listen to the music I listen to and posted it on Facebook for everyone to see to kind of explain it in one lump sum.
I love music, it speaks to me when no one else can and it says the things I can’t say. It’s my remedy for everything. So I wanna share my old explanation that I wrote to help anyone out there who doesn’t understand or for others who can relate….
as i am sure most of you can relate, is one of the most important things in my life.
it has saved me, made me, and kept me.
does this seem a bit extreme?
to some maybe..
but i can explain.
recently someone who means a quite deal to me wrote a comment on one of my facebook status updates saying..
“grow up. all you care about is bands. bands are not that important. grow up”
now out of respect for that person i will not post who it was.
but let’s just say they have helped shape me and make me who i am today.
it is so sad to think that someone does not understand how substantial music can be.
now i understand some may not have the same thoughts on music (the cynical type perhaps?)
so last night i woke up still upset about the comment and i decided why music means so much to me.
here is my spill.
music… is such a powerful notion in life. music breaks language barriers.
take macarena for example, anyone who doesn’t know spanish doesn’t understand a word in that song. but yet i can bet almost all of you reading this have done the macarena.
music can calm a baby, a tiny human being who doesn’t understand practically anything but music can speak to them.
funerals, weddings, parties, slideshows: all these include some type of music, why? because it speaks to everyone watching/attending.
stores, shopping centers, restuarants, malls: all of these play music. why?
because it speaks to everyone that walks into that business.
at a grocery store music can make you buy things you don’t need.
music can speak in ways nothing else can.
although not everyone listens to the same type of music, we all have felt something extraordinary due to music.
when i listen to music, it is almost as though someone is whispering in my ear “i love you”
i get taken to a place that no one else can enter, i get put in a “music coma”
music can say the words you have been trying to say but can’t
music can release the emotions you have been bottling up inside for months but can’t escape from.
music lets you escape from those moments in life that you never want to go back to.
music gives you a friend when you thought you couldn’t find anyone to relate with you.
there are moments when you feel as though you have lost it all and have nothing left. no one to talk to, nothing to live for and music gives you all those reasons to live, back.
when listening to a song that touches you so deeply that you can’t explain the feeling, you connect.
connect to the music, connect to the vibe, connect to the lyrics being sang, connect to the singer/musicians.
the connection is so overwhelming that you feel as though you know the band/singer/writer/musicians on a personal level.
like they are instantly your best friend.
the connection is so deep that forever that song is burned into your heart.
when an artist is singing a song that they wrote, a song that means just as much to them as it does you.
you can feel them.
you feel their emotions in their voice.
you feel how they felt at the time they wrote that song.
and you relate.
relate so deeply that you don’t want to let go of that moment.
you feel as though you have found a lifetime friend.
someone who know exactly what you are going through.
and you don’t even have to have a conversation with them or tell them how you feel to feel that connection.
in life there are very few things that happen without having conversations and the connections you make in music is one of those things where conversation is not necessary.
music is my friend.
my support group.