The past few years I’ve drifted, almost subconsciously, away from focusing as intently as usual on lyrics. ¬†Melodies and guitars began to overshadow the words of the songs I dug. ¬†I attribute this to my children coming in to my life and a bit of boredom and complacency with much of the music I’ve been hearing. ¬† Sure, I still heard lyrics and even reveled in them from time to time…but they weren’t hitting home like they were previously. ¬†Recent life events have caused lyrics to find their way back home into my heart and soul. ¬†It’s funny how the circumstances in which you hear a song can have such a gigantic impact on your interpretation of the song.
Songs that once meant nothing more to you other than you knew they were good, now find a place in your psyche. ¬†They say the things that your brain or heart are ¬†unable to get out on its own. ¬†Other instances are kind of like reuniting with an old friend. ¬†Music is magical in that way. ¬†It’s cliche, but it truly is the soundtrack to our lives. ¬†Triumphant at times, mellow at others, somber when needed and grounded assurance when required. ¬†Thanks to modern technology we are easily able to make a playlist to fit any mood without having to swap out records, cassettes or cd’s.
This ease of listening makes at times makes our listening habits less intenful. ¬†The simplicity and overwhelming volume of media at our fingertips can be a … Keep Reading