The heart’s melody

Music… there’s so much of it out there and there are many kinds of music in the world. Everyone has their own personal taste in music whether you’re into dubstep, dance, pop, rock, jazz or any other type of music genre that I failed to mention. As humans, our hearts have a unique melody and it pulls us towards the music which most represents our heart’s song. So, what do I look for when I listen to music? Well, to be honest I’m not too sure what I look for in my music but after taking a closer inspection, it appears that I have a thing for music in which it’s lyrics hold a meaning deeper than one can comprehend by just listening to it. As you know, I listen to a lot of genres of music but I can’t really handle dupstep or music with limited and repeated lyrics such as Nicki Minaj’s “Stupid Hoe”. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy some of her other songs but it’s songs like that which really annoy me.

I mean, if you look at it and it’s lyrics you’d have a headache by the time you finish counting how many times “Stupid Hoe” is said in the song. I enjoy music from artists such as Birdy, Ed Sheeran, The Script, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and of course, who could forget? One Direction (Yes, I’m a directioner if you already didn’t know.). I enjoy music with a slower and toned down beat while hearing lyrics that have meaning to them. What I’m trying to say here is that not everyone will like every type of music and even if there’s a person that does like all type of music, there will always be that one genre that they would like above all others because that genre is the closest to the song that radiates out of their heart.

This goes down to a deeper level when we break down through the genres of music and deal with certain songs. There is always that one song that speaks to you the most (it’s not always your favourite song). It may be because of an experience that you have had in your life or you might just relate to the sound and lyrics that the music emits. You might even look up to the artist that sings that song. For me, “Little Things”  by One Direction and “People help the people” by Birdy resonate with my heart the most. They make me feel safe, “worth it” and make me ponder about the world we live in. These songs make me extremely calm and I am able to forget and enjoy the soothing sounds of the instruments against the voices that are sung. These songs are the closest songs to my heart.

We will never know for sure what the song in our heart sounds like but as we listen and learn about more music, the more we are exposed to the sounds, lyrics and feelings, we can slowly make a rough estimate of what it sounds like. The only time that we’ll be able to hear it is when we finally pass on. When we finally reach peace in the afterlife we will be able to replay our lives with the song of our heart.

Music is a big part of my life as it is with many other people in the world.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”

– Victor Hugo –

It was only just a dream

I’m pretty sure you’ve had experiences where your dreams seemed so real at the time. I honestly thought you were awake and you were that hero in your dream or whatever your imagination decided to conjure up that night. Everything just seemed so real, the things you touched, the seemingly perfect lifestyle that you were living in your dream. When you wake, you can only recall the last thing that happened. You sit on your bed and ponder why it felt so real and ask yourself “Why did it have to end?” If only there was a way to go back to that “reality”. Everything just seems so much better when we’re dreaming. I personally think that someone should invent a button that sends you back into the same dream world (It’s impossible, I should stop trying).

The same thing goes for music, if you relate to it, you begin to think and dream about experiences that you’ve had. I’ve done this many times and the results were often tears of sadness but it can also bring me joy. I often listen to songs on the lowest volume that my iphone has to offer as I drift off to sleep. I leave the music playing and surprisingly, I always wake up in a better mood the next day. I don’t know if it’s just me but hey, it works! I’ve had those moments where my dreams were too realistic and when I wake, I lose sight of reality for just a second trying to figure out if this was real or not. I’ve always pondered if we were living in a dream and if someone was watching our every move. Sort of like “The Sims”! Will we wake up one morning as a different life form and realize that our entire life as humans was just a big and cruel dream? Probably not but you can’t help but think about it sometimes.

I talked about the darkness that with within me before and I guess my dreams are away to escape this harsh reality that life has thrown at us. I’d rather live in that world of illusion and eternal happiness. Who wouldn’t? Now, I’m not saying that life here is totally crap but sometimes you can’t help it and you want everything to go away. The moon always fascinated me, I spent quite a long time looking up at it and just thinking about what the next day would bring. Sometimes I just hope that I would have a good dream because of the events that happened the day before.

Music and the ability to dream. I wouldn’t be here without those two things right now.