One More Chapter
A twenty two year-old's view on life, death,
and Taylor Swift conspiracy theories
and Taylor Swift conspiracy theories
Have you ever had that feeling when you listen to a song where is feels like you are listening to it at the perfect moment in your life? It just happens to be exactly what you need to hear, and makes you feel like you are not alone in the way that you feel or like everything is going to be alright?
It's a hard feeling to explain, that's not quite right, but as close to an explanation as I can muster. Though, I have a feeling that if you have experienced this feeling, you know what I'm trying to say.
It's strange how much impact a simple string of words set to a tune can have on a person.
For instance, when I listen to the song God's Will by Martina McBride I simply can't stop the tears. I'm not kidding, it's quite a sight to believe. The music video creates an even more hysteric reaction:
And when I hear pretty much every Florence + The Machine Song I wish so badly that I was an incredible gymnast so that I could preform the choreography I create in my head...which will never happen. Especially when I hear the song Spectrum by her.
I think that the songs that cause the biggest reaction in me, though, is country music. Now I'm not trying to say that all country music is deep and meaningful - nor am I saying that all of it isn't. What I feel is that most country (modern country) music isn't what I would consider "deep". In fact a majority of country music is about tearing up back roads in your truck and drinking beer.
But whenever I listen to songs like My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan it makes me wish that it was summer and I was sitting by the campfire with my friends and wearing cowboy boots....which let's face it hardly ever happens, much to my dismay.
Not only do I wish, as I discussed in a previous post, that I was born prior to the twentieth century, but I also have often wished (since that dream is unwaveringly impossible) that I lived on a farm in the south. My sister and I both share this wish.
Luckily, I'm living a town that is as close to the country as one can get in central Massachusetts. I'm actually pretty sure that the cow and horse combined population would be greater than the humans living in my town.
But I still never got to grow up on a farm, plowing fields, collecting the eggs and wearing red cowboy boots and flannels all year long.
I have odd dreams in life...
But, returning to the point, to make up for the fact that I did not grow up on a farm, we have Country Music. And, just like smells can remind us of a time or place (which is just so strange, right?) music can do the same.
Sometimes I listen to Country Music more in the winter when I can't handle the cold weather anymore since it makes me picture frolicking through the fields in a white summer dress with the sun at that perfect level where everything seems made of gold.
I saw that on a Carrie Underwood album once and always wished that it was what my life was like.
...unfortunately it's not...in fact, I'm pretty sure no one life is like that. Sadly.
But even if the memories that a song conjures up are completely artificial, they are still a small comfort in times of need or a chance to pretend that your life really was like that.
Thanks for reading!
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I started this blog as a way to challenge myself to write more over the 2014 year, but it has blossomed into so much more than that. I use it to let people in on what's happening in my life, talk about things I find important and to spread the news about amazing people, places and art.