Music is What Life Sounds Like

In music the passions enjoy themselves.  – Friedrich Nietzsche

Music IS life

Music IS life

Day 9:

Sometimes, in this life, we need a song.

Whether it’s for helping us make decisions, sorting out our feelings, letting off steam, dancing in jammies or discovering something worthwhile, music is interwoven into our daily lives.
Music can dictate your path in life – your choice in friends, places to go, how you feel about yourself. Listen to up-beat music and feel energetic. Listen to a slow song and relax or just be.
I swear that 50% of my mind must be composed of song lyrics and melodies. Riffs and breaks and beats.

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Studies have found that music improves mood, and I am very interested in the interplay between the two.  Clearly, music can change a person’s mood in few seconds, let her recall a certain past situation that happened to her clearly and can change her mental state.  Is it possible for people with mood disorders learn to self-regulate through their choice of song? If so, how?

The point here is not what IS, but what CAN be through music as a tool for knowing yourself, and possibly others.

My boyfriend recently posted a song and stated “Love the words to this song”. This was posted while we were having a rough patch.

Here’s the catch – what did he like about the song? At that moment? What part of the words hit him, made him take affirmative steps to go and post this video and point out that the lyrics mattered to him? Does this mean anything profound? Should I take note?

“I Will Follow You Into The Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie

Love of mine some day you will die
But I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark
No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
And I held my tongue as she told me
“Son fear is the heart of love”
So I never went back

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It’s nothing to cry about
’cause we’ll hold each other soon
In the blackest of rooms

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the No’s on their vacancy signs

If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

Think too much

Scorpio:

You might feel distracted or unable to focus today, which could be annoying if you feel you need to do one thing and one thing only. However, if you let yourself find inspiration in a number of things, you can turn this into a positive. Just don’t expect your attention to be undivided!

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