The last two days, I played two songs about the difficulties of life, love, and change. It wasn’t at all random. I have been thinking that there are stories to share, that can help provide some context for why some of these songs have meaning to me that goes beyond the fact that it’s simply good music. Heck, some of what I like isn’t good music. That’s half the point.
I really wanted to be in contact with my friends and my family, but there was something physically just keeping me back from it. A friend would call, and I’d just stare at the phone. I’d really want to answer it, and I felt I couldn’t. There was something keeping me from doing that.
I cannot explain how on point that is. I’ve been there. I’ve stared at the phone. I’ve neglected the doorbell. I’ve failed at a job. I’ve closed all of the curtains and hid away for days at a time. And it was often very difficult for those around me to understand it. I’ve mostly found ways to cope and manage things so that I can have a healthy life. Some of those methods include embracing the things that I love such as music. As such, i’ve always found music that appeals to me emotionally has a meaningful impact on my mental health. I didn’t quite intend for this to be so personal, but these issues are personal to me. This song from Air Waves, for whatever reason, has that appeal that lifts my spirits and brings about a better day.
Here is a great version of this song. Great video too.
And as I said above, it’s just a great song that really reaches me. What I didn’t say is that some days I will listen to this song over and over and over. I’ve also known a number of other people with similar issues who have been reached by Air Waves’ music. So expect more…