Hey peeps, I got lost in music again tonight, it’s not happened in a while due to circumstances in life.
Let me start with a tune I’ve listened to way too many times to count, just because it chills me to the max no matter what is going on in life, Nightwish – Last of The Wilds (Video below)
Ok, this blog is going to be full of tunes, some you may like, some you may not.
(All music shown in the blog are embedded from youtube, no copyright infringments have occured here, or at least not intentionally, all youtube videos shown here are for entertainment purposes only)
I love it when it happens, sometimes it’s just pure heaven to stick them earphones in and turn off the lights, spark up and close my eyes and drift into the lost land of music (but this evening I got the house to myself, so I got it on the speakers, hehe) . The one place in the world no one can take away from you, the only place you can purely have and keep to yourself, and it’s heaven (or at least as close to heaven you can get).
I think if you got something to say and don’t know how to say it, all you have to do is say it through a song. Be it your own or just a song you can relate too. If you send someone a song it can say what your meaning to say better than you can word it, I mean theres a load of great songs out there with a million meanings.
Personally if I’m feeling emotional or depressed or happy and exctied, theres a song for that, there’s a song for every occasion.
Now I cannot write a song, I’ve tried and failed (fuck off, no you can’t see it, haha) but I can express myself through the choice of the millions of songs out there so easily.
Songs by Chester Bennington, he was lead singer in linkin park and dead by sunrise, he’s the perfect example. He was depressed for so so long and he sung it through his songs, anyone who actually listened to his songs and his passion within the songs would have been able to tell, mostly in Dead By Sunrise (as he could sing the songs he wrote and created himself, songs Linkin Park would let him record, instead of in Linkin Park he was singing Linkin Parks songs) he needed help, he didn’t get the help he so desperately needed and we know how that ended, god rest his soul.
Chester bennington. (Photos taken from google)
So the only thing I can say is when someone is listening to a song, listen to the song, but don’t just listen to the song hear the song (there is a massive difference). Listen to what the song is saying, hear the songs message, it may be the listeners cry for help. If you can’t see this then your listening to the song your not hearing it.
There is a massive difference, anyone can listen to a song, but in my experience only a very select few can HEAR a song.
That being said there are a lot of songs these days that are just bullshit, theres no message there, its just a dickhead singing about guns, drugs and shagging. To them people and the listeners that listen to that shit I feel sorry for you, but i don’t judge.
That being said I also envy you, because if you don’t get emotional from music then you haven’t had shit in you life. Everyone I know who’s had shit in their life listens to songs that mean something to them. I personally can tell how someone is feeling by what song they choosing to listen to, that’s only because I do the same.
Too many times in the past when I’ve been down I’ve listened to Devlin-Run Away. (Video below)
If you know that this song you know what I mean, one of the best songs ever if you’re feeling shitty and down and just want to leave all the shit behind and ….. well ….. just go and never come back.
Next up, Ironik – Stay With Me (Video below).
I want this song as my final song, when I reach that final resting moment. This song is just pure amazing.
Next is my grandads song for me is Epica-Tides Of Time (Video below).
This is one song that will always get me, I mean truely get me to a point of crying, or at least close to crying. I love you Grandadm and I miss you everyday.
Next is Avenged sevenfold – So Far Away (Video below).
This song sung by Avenged Sevenfold was made for their drummer, The rev (who was one the best drumers ever by the way) who killed himself because he was depressed, but Matthew shadows (The lead singer) wrote this song, well pretty much the whole album Nightmare just after the rev took his own life, every word, every song, every note through the whole album is raw and all in the memory of The Rev and Matthew’s way of saying goodbye.
Jimmy “THE REV” sullivan bless his soul. (Photos taken from google)
Music is just a doorway to someones soul. If you can hear a song you can look into the deepest darkest depths of a person. Even if that person doesn’t want you to see, you can tell a lot from a person by what they listen too. It’s a bit harder with me as my music spectrum is a very wide range, as I listen to almost every genre, but you will always know whats on my mind if you can hear what I’m listening too. There we go again I keep saying hear, I only just noticed. A lot of people say have you ever listened to so and so, I say have you ever heard this song. It’s so weird how different people can decipher a song too. I mean a certain song can mean so many different things to different people, but it still always has that single core value.
Ok, one last song today for you awesome people, this song has had me thinking these past few weeks and it has got to help some people think and know life isn’t always hard, things will get better, it’s just a bad day not a bad life. Here is a newer song by Sigrid and Bring Me The Horizon – Bad Life (Video below)
Music can also be a lifeline for people, I’ll admit something here, music has saved my life many times and stopped me making stupid decisions and helped me get my head back right. Music has had a massive influence in my life, certain songs that helped me through my depression mean the same thing to me now but also different at the same time, they remind me how strong I am now and the person I’ve become, but also reminds me of how strong I was back then to keep going even through my darkest moments. Even through my lowest of the low moments.
A lot of people have told me I’m a strong person, I never used to believe that, and still don’t at times. I still have rough moments and tough times and often I just put on a song. So yeah going off track (excuse the pun) I don’t know how to explain it better than that. Music gives life, saves lives but it can also take away lives. Yes you read that right, music is such a powerful tool, it can give hope but it can also take it away, it can show love but can also show hate, same with making you feel better or even worse. There is actually nothing more powerful than music. At least for me that is true.
Music is a life source, Music is my life source.
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