Thursday, March 3, 2011


A friend posted about soundtracks the other day, and it got me thinking: My life doesn't really have a soundtrack. I like music, but it's not that big a part of who I am.

I don't have an iPod (anymore - grrr) and my CD collection moved out a couple of years ago. It doesn't really phase me. I rarely listen to music at home, but if I do, I can stream music off a radio station or listen to pandora. Truthfully, the only place I really listen to music is in the car.

I find the occasional "feel good" song that I like for myself. Currently, it's "Perfect" by Pink. Most of "my songs" are songs that make me think of someone special specific. Which can be a bit of a bummer - because a song goes from being happy to sad in the blink of a breakup.

A while back, Kristi Gustafson posed a question to her readers - What song title describes your love life (past and present)? At the time, I was still with Big - so my present song was....wait for it....You Make Me Smile by Uncle Kracker. I love that song - and now I can't even listen to it without crying.

But the real kicker? Life After You by Daughtry. I love that song - probably because it came out around the time that Big and I met, so it was on the radio, and in my head, often. So, I associate the song with him. Not to mention, the line, "...all that I'm after is a life full of long as I'm laughing with you..." is exactly how I feel felt about Big.

Maybe music means as much to me as it does to other people; just in a different way.

1 comment:

  1. Music amazes me - the way you can find a song that expresses who you are or what you're feeling better than you can. The other day, I was driving and a song came on that I had never heard before - and no lie, I burst into tears over one line. PMSing, yes ... emotionally fragile right now, yes ... but still, it was a line that just perfectly described my situation with the TC. Crazy, right? Music does that.

    Music also uplifts ... which is what I'm using it for now. :) Enough tears for me.