Music of the Soul -
11-27-2008, 02:26 AM
I've always wondered if people see music in the same light as I do. I love my music. I listen to ALOT of different things ranging from Metallica, Seether, Motorhead, Killswitch engage, to MCR, Goldfinger, Something corporate, to Dj Sammy, Dj Tiesto, Cosmic Gate, to Mozart, Pachlebel, Chopin, Beethoven.
I've noticed a lot of my friends and people I know listen to music, but they let the music they listen to dictate their emotions. An example is a friend I have who self injures, she only does so when listening to a certain type of music. Although it is her favourite type of music (aesthetic purposes), I still don't understand that.
For me music elicits feelings and emotions based on how I felt the first time I listened to that song. I have songs I will listen to SPECIFICALLY to remind me of a certain time in my life. Listening to songs I listened to when I was 13 really makes me feel 13 again. I close my eyes and listen, and I feel as if I am there. And its just beautiful to me.
Sometimes it makes me cry cz some of my favourite songs remind me of bad times, but others, remind me of better times.
Does anyone feel this? I don't know. I just feel as this is a gift. It makes me ache SOOOOO bad to want to goto the past, but I understand that these songs are better used for just remembering the good times.