When I listen to a song, I don’t just hear music, or even instruments. I hear the emotions. I know this is going to be hard to understand for some, but some of you may understand it right away. When I listen to a song, it can instantly take me back to a time when I listened to that song in the past, and even fill me with an emotion close to the one I had then. Honestly, it’s probably just familiarity that ends up filling me with happiness and peace.
To be music is an important part of life. It’s inspirational, energizing, relaxing and can help you on many occasions in your life. Some people have a different way of seeing the world than others. As an example, just by changing the music I’m listening to, I can change my entire mood. This comes in handy quite often. Right now I’m listening to purely instrumental music and I feel at peace.
How do you feel when you listen to music? I’m going to guess most people listen to music to calm down or to relax. Do you prefer music or television? Personally, I listen to all kinds of music because sticking to one type is a bit close-minded if you have never tried the rest. There are many types of music I enjoy, and each one brings me a bit more peace, although some, such as metal or heavy rock bands like Korn or Slipknot, seem to give me a ton of energy and give me that “I feel like a bad @$$” type thing… even though i know I’m not.
So yeah, I would like to hear how you all feel about music, and what it means to you.