Speaks to Your Soul

Recent Song on Play: I Don't Trust Myself (Live Acoustic Version)- John Mayer
"Hold on to whatever you find, baby... Hold on to whatever will get you through...
I don't trust myself with loving you..."

Bob Marley once said, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." Other than books, music has always been an alternative of my escape... I guess everyone does that too, don't they? It's not a secret anymore, we always find comfort in music. I don't know anyone who doesn't. Anyone who feels music is nothing special in this world must have been living a pretty miserable life.

Music tells it all. It is honesty. That is why people make music when they're happy, when they're angry, when they're lonely or even better-- when they're in love. That's why the only good thing out of heartbreaks is that they make good music. To me, music is a permanent marker that gives you the same effect every time you listen to it, especially if it describes how you feel at the moment. Music leaves this sort of mark, carving memories as you give it a listen. You can forget the lyrics to the song, but you can never forget how music once made you feel.

Call me Ms. Over-Exaggeration, but it does bring you to another place sometimes, doesn't it? Takes your imagination to a whole another level. Music allows you to teleport to the beach, sometimes it lets you to remember a specific scenery, or even to a special moment that you vividly remember in the back of your mind. The amazing thing about music is that it changes your mood drastically. Gives you a good feeling or it suddenly turns you blue. Music is pretty much like a book, everyone has a different point of view from what they think of it. Two people may hear the same song, but it can never have the same meaning to each individual.

I saw someone left a comment regarding John Mayer's song "Not Myself" yesterday. This woman admitted to having a break with her husband and when her husband texted her to listen to this song, she realized that she has to still love him as much as when he's being his ordinary self. She said she tried being there for him and even give the space he needed. This song saved her in a way, even thanking John at the end of this post. I guess an artist's success is measured not only by their ability in making good melody, but also when their music speaks to other people's soul. Something people can relate to.

Music is a lot like love. It is not always rainbows and butterflies, not always the kind that is good to hear, or harmony that brightens your day. But at the end of the day, it's the one thing that reminds you how good life really is.

keep the faith

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