Something About A Melody…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.”

There are a lot of songs that invoke feelings in me when I hear them. Good or bad, there are ties to songs that will never be broken. Here are just a few from me that I can think of off the top of my head:

1. “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley: This song was playing in my car the morning I found out my Great Grandmother had passed away. For several days after that, it was always playing it seemed like. Whenever I would get into my car, this song would come on the radio. It would play at stores and restaurants. It was weird. I remember going to the grocery store the day after she had passed. I was so sad, and was barely making it in the checkout line without crying. There were people laughing and talking all around me, and I just wanted to scream, “What is wrong with you people?!? Don’t you know my grandma has just died? Why are you so happy? How can you even function?” I made it out of the store, and got into my car. I began the drive home as I cried hysterically, and about halfway to my house this song came on. I truly felt it was her acknowledging my sadness……letting me know she was ok. Every time I hear it to this day, I think of her.

2. “Wonderwall” by Oasis: This song sums up my senior year of high school. How my two best friends, Allyson and Jennifer, and I would drive around on the weekend and listen to this song over and over. We would sing so loud, and just drive. Eventually we would usually end up at the bowling alley where we would always ask them to play “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf. (It was the best song to bowl to after all 🙂 ) Those ladies were my rock during high school, and I miss those fun times we would have.

3. “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer: I don’t really like this song. However, it always reminds me of one of the first dates I had with my now husband. We were outside of the restaurant on a patio, waiting for a table. They had music streaming outside, and this song came on. We were still at an awkward stage in our new relationship. My husband asked, “So, do you like this Sixpence None The Richer Band?” It was really funny, because it was such a random statement. I answered, “I guess,” and we both started laughing. When I hear this song, I think of that time.

I could go on and on. It seems that there are so many songs that trigger different moments in my life. The past and the present seem to have songs all of their own. Sometimes it is the song itself, and sometimes it is the words to that song that make me attach it to a memory. I really love music, for the music itself and for the words. Do you have a song that triggers a memory every time you hear it?

2 thoughts on “Something About A Melody…

  1. Ahh, great post! Music soothes the savage beastie. 😉

    There’s something in our brains when we are teen agers that bonds us to music emotionally. I cannot remember all the details of the study, but it is during that period of our life that we make the connection between music, memory, and emotion, and it follows us our entire lives. Sometimes elderly people who are suffering from some memory loss can sing an entire love song from 70 years ago and feel as if they are right there in the moment.

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