If there is one thing in this world that can lift me out of a funk like nothing else – it’s music. I think it’s heavily connected to my creative side. I have a very vivid imagination and can relate to so many song lyrics they almost become personal.
There’s a line from a song for every moment in life. I’m actually pretty sure I would be able to write a story of my life by using only lines from different songs. And it would make total sense too. I know a few songs which would describe that dance floor marathon session I had in my 20’s (and 30’s for that matter), or for the time I broke up with THAT guy (let’s face it we all thought we met Mr or Ms Right at the age of 17..), or for the time I gave birth to my daughter or landed the job of my dreams. Come to think of it, I have a song for just this moment too. 🙂
I can usually recognize a song by its intro. I only need a couple of notes. It’s a curse let me tell you, unless there’s a quiz of some kind, then I’m the woman you want on your team. The only person who can beat me in this area is my older sister. She’s even freakier than me. “It’s me, I’m a freak. But thanks for loving me cause you’re doing it perfectly”. I mean, come on, the perfect song line to explain this behaviour, courtesy of Adam Lambert.
Music can control your mood in a way that’s simply magical. Any bad day can be fixed with loud, good music, any good day can get even better with the right song and music can even provide you with an immense workout without even feeling like you’ve even worked out. Now if that’s not a bonus, what is? Take this for example – I stand up when I work. All day. I don’t even have an office chair. Most of the time I also have music playing in my ears which makes me move around, a lot. Ask my colleagues, they usually laugh when they walk past my office. I am guessing they’d either think I’m crazy or they’d like me to play it louder – sharing is caring after all… Not so sure “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado is one for sharing though. Or Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” for that matter.. 😉
Just like with written words, a song can change depending on who sings it. Take Robyn’s fantastic “Dancing on my own” – when Calum Scott sings it it’s a completely different song. Same amazing lyrics as the original though. “I’m just gonna dance all night, I’m all messed up, I’m so out of line Stilettos and broken bottles, I’m spinning around in circles… And I’m in the corner watching you kiss her…” Beautiful.
And yes, I know one song that would fit perfectly for describing how I “broke up” (were we even dating…?) with a guy when I was like 15/16 years old. “Hello, hello, baby, you called I can’t hear a thing I have got no service in the club, you say say Wha-wha-what did you say, huh? You’re breakin’ up on me Sorry I cannot hear you I’m kinda busy”. That was it, I never called back and blocked his number. Wasn’t the nicest person back then, much better now … But Gaga knows what I mean.
So you want to know what’s in my head at the moment? Check out my Spotify list…
Love from Beijing ❤️