Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lyrically Speaking

It goes without fail. If I turn my Itunes to shuffle, I will most definitely have an overwhelming amount of "life players" make their musical apperence through my speakers. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I'm a music major that allows me to realte lyrics as well as beats to my personal life. The tempo/speed of music usually depicts the type of day I'm having. Slower tempos mean much more depression and nostalgic feelings, while upbeat and energetic rhythms suggest a much happier time in my life. And I'm sure this is the case for mostly everyone, but it seems that lyrics these days are much easier to realte to. Not saying that the thoughts and situations that are sung by a younger generation are more easily relateable. Even the words of Tina Turner, Dinah Washington and from groups such as the Ojays, seem to "hit home" for me recently. Mauturing mind casuse for maturing situations, which allows these among many otheres to be applicable. Songs about love, betrayal, friendship, making the most of life, social/environmental awareness, God, family and so much more is making my library of music almost unmanageable. My friend came over the other night to take music from my computer and couldn't get through more than a 1/3 of it within a 2 hour span! Spirits of the song, please tell me why you chose to invade my life? LOL, but no, I've come to realize that music is my vice. When I can't formulate the words that equate my feelings, I can always turn to a song to do it for me. I guess I'll leave with these lyrics from a band that I can always count on to know exactly what to say:

"Bones sinking like stones all that we fall for. Homes places we've grown all of us are done for. We live in a beautiful world, yea we do yea we do. We live in a beautiful world....All that I know is there's nothing here to run from, cause yes, everyone here has somebody to lean on."

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