I'm a shuffle kind of gal. I have way too many choices and I am too much of a Libra to actively select my music on a daily basis. I do have playlists but I tire of them easily and do not upkeep with them as much as I ought.
So, listening to my ipod, on shuffle, and a song came on that immediately transported me to another time and place..inducing a sadness that have long since past.
Music is huge part of my life, not just in the listening part, but writing, playing, I was born and raised (thanks ma) with the radio on 24/7 and some form of music remains in life 24/7. It is amazing to me how the power of music can invoke memories, feelings, emotions, sights, smells, etc. I am a psych major/graduate. I get negative/positive association, but when it happens with music, it's always stronger with me, anyway.
So I'm curious (like a cat), Do any of you have music associations? A song that just takes you to another place and time, to where if you close your eyes it could almost be real?
A few of mine...
Syndicate-The Fray-The return back to work after Philly trip. I was first introduced to this song on this day, lyrically. This song rips my heart apart every time I hear it.
Fly-Lenny Kravitz- I am not a fan of LK, at all. This song was huge during the summer of early college. A time when my best friend and I would take rando drives to nowhere. When I hear this I am back in my Ford Temp, with no A/C, on a hot summer day, going to Twin Kiss for a milkshake after Crim. Justice class. The scenic route. ha ha.
Hang-Matchbox Twenty-Driving to the hospital before my grandpa died. Tough to hear this one still...years later.
At The Stars-Better Than Ezra-Storage, band practice, hanging out, hoodie jackets, playing JA, sunlight in my eyes, cold hands, smoking cigarettes with J on the stoop-(jobro)
A Sunday-Jimmy Eat World-Driving to my new home after my first visit to my Ma's house, since moving. It was the first time I realized: I don't live here anymore. My home, is not my home anymore. It was a horrid. A loss in a way. Jim is my comfort voice so I listened to the Clarity album on the hour drive through scenic St. Mary's.
*title-lyrics by oasis