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Music means a lot to me, not only do I listen to a lot of music, but there are a few particular songs that I can relate to. I lsten to music as much as I can because it has the ability to completely turn my mood around. Particularly when I am intoxicated, I would say that I have such a strong connection to certain songs that it is impossible to describe how much they mean to me.

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Yes. I'm very sensitive to it so I actually try not too listen to music too much. Even when I'm in the store and I hear a certain song it can remind me of something. Not every day though. Sometimes it doesn't really bother me. But I try to be careful and be selective.

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I absolutely love listening to music but it's one of the first things I stop doing when I'm going in to a depressive phase. (I haven't listened to anything today).

A more I can relate to more than anything is Alone (It's Not So Bad) but I am not Lefthanded. Lyrics below:

It's not so bad alone.
My fridge makes a noise, that let's me know I'm home.
And the milk in my bones,
says this isn't the darkest night I've known
I know
That this isn't the darkest night I've known

I'd walk some miles to sleep
But there's no where to run,
and no lights on my street.
And my shoe with the stone,
says this isn't the darkest night I've known
I know
That this isn't the darkest night I've known

And this is where I'll lie,
this whole night
The fire and the sigh,
through no light
This is where I'll hide.
This is where I'll hide.

It's not so bad alone
The cracks in my wall,
let me know I've grown
And stronger winds have blown,
and this isn't the darkest night I've known
I know,
That this isn't the darkest night I've known
I know,
That this isn't the darkest night I've known
I know,
That this isn't the darkest night I've known

And this is where I'll lie,
this whole night
The fire and the sigh,
through no light
This is where I'll hide
This is where I'll hide

In silence
I'm silent
Rewriting,
Untitled
Half-lighted,
Burn brighter
In silence
I'll lie

And this is where I'll lie,
This whole night
The fire and the sigh,
through no light
This is where I'll hide
This is where I'll hide

 

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I've had moments where I swore entire records by Cat Power were speaking to me right in that moment. If I didn't know better (about the nature of reality) I would have thought "Am I schizophrenic?"

Similar things have happened with my favorite songs by Husky Rescue. I had a period last summer where I would do Yoga outside and the lyrics in Husky Rescue songs (that would play by random shuffle) were seriously helping guide my poses. They'd mention a cloud so I'd look at the only cloud in the sky and a joint would "pop!" just right. It was very consistently happening, and it would build on itself. Extremely spooky action.

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I've been very active spending time at concerts and festivals over the past 8 years, and definitely relate to some songs/albums/artists. Recently I started listening to Mitski, and find a few songs from her album really speak to me. Her album often has a theme about the awkward transition we all face going into adulthood, particularly in our 20's. I'm 30 now, but definitely still feel a few songs speak to me like, "Your Best American Girl" and "I Bet On Losing Dogs."

"Your Best American Girl" is about being different and feeling inadequate for another person, almost an unrequited love situation. I come from a religious family that didn't allow me to have friends outside the church, which led to me be socially awkward and not really dating until my 20's. I've broken out of it a bit but the song speaks to me anyway.

"I Bet On Losing Dogs" is about feeling badly or morally obligated to stick with something even if it hurts you. The literal lines speak about betting for a racing dog who never wins just because she looks in their eyes and feels sad for them. I have a tendency to do this, refusing to give up on a person or thing because I become attached to them. I also realize that it means I become the same, "A Losing Dog" by doing this, but I wouldn't feel right having it any other way.

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I always find it eerie when I'm feeling a certain way and some song I've heard forever comes on and it suddenly takes on a new meaning.  Like, how come I never noticed it was about my life before?  What other songs are out there waiting to arrive at just the right time for me to take notice of, I wonder?  

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So I have recently heard a song XYLO - Afterlife of which I pretty much relate to every verse :oh:

(intro)
I'm bad luck baby, you know
Follows me around everywhere I go
And I don't need your sympathy, no
I need a f***in' miracle, oh
Red alcohol teeth stain, it's been a long day
I just want your love, not your money
Leave me here, I'll be fine
I'll wait for the stars to align

(Pre-Chorus)
Cause oh, how the other half live
With their perfect skin
And oh, how I'll never be, never be
Just like them, so

(Chorus)
I, I'm waiting for the afterlife
To show me a good time, baby
Somebody save me, I just wanna be loved
I, I'm waiting for the afterlife
To show me a good time, baby
Somebody save me, I just wanna be loved

(Verse 2)
Don't watch T.V. no more
The news f***in' scares me, new world war
And I don't wanna run away, no
I need a f***in' holiday
So bad blood bankrupt out of love and luck
I'll get the keys to your Murciélago
Another drink will see me through
Feeling invincible

(Pre-Chorus)
So oh, how the other half live
With their perfect teeth
And oh, how I'll never be, never be
Just like them, so

(Chorus)
I, I am waiting for the afterlife
To show me a good time, baby
Somebody save me, I just wanna be loved
I, I am waiting for the afterlife
To show me a good time, baby
Somebody save me, I just wanna be loved

(Bridge)
We're still young, but we got older
We don't believe everything that were told, yeah
We just wanna love, we just wanna be loved
We're still young, but we got older
We don't believe everything that were told, yeah
We just wanna love, we just wanna be loved

(Chorus)
So I, I am waiting for the afterlife
To show me a good time, baby
Somebody save me, I just wanna be loved
I, I am waiting for the afterlife
To show me a good time, baby
Somebody save me, I just wanna be loved...

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