Music, an escape within myself.

In my last post I talked about my love for words. Today I’m going to talk about my love of music. “Aren’t they sort of the same topic?” Key words, sort of.

In my introduction post I told you how I have an unusual taste in music. No I’m not into screaming music, hardcore rock, or something like that.

I can be almost all over the place (certain genres I won’t touch), but one word that describes my true love of music would be – mellow.

But I take mellow to a whole new level.

And it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea.

I’m talking classical, soundscapes, movie soundtracks, etc. But I’m also talking Bon Iver, Birdy, Helen Jane Long, Blue October and so on.

These are my go-to “escape” music choices.

Music doesn’t have to be about the lyrics. To me it’s about the emotions that they can conjure.

Sometimes when I hear certain songs I have this ethereal moment, where I’m on the outside of my body looking in, deep into my conscious, deep into my soul.

And this is where I do my best thinking. This is where I solve problems. This is where I make plans for the future.

And I spent a lot of time in this place.

I’m an introvert and I don’t have many friends. In fact, if you exclude family, I don’t have any. So I need a place to escape to talk to myself. Not in the literal sense, of course.

But I don’t always want to be in that place. Sometimes I just want to listen to some good music and ignore the everyday.

Our, as my wife will agree to this, new favorite go to music is Twenty One Pilots.

Sometimes I just need to listen to the words. They do resonate.

Nobody thinks what I think,

Nobody dreams when they blink

Think things on the brink of blasphemy

I’m my own shrink

Think things are after me, my catastrophe

At my kitchen sink,

You don’t know what that means

Because a kitchen sink to you

Is not a kitchen sink to me, okay friend?

Are you searching for purpose?

Then wrote something, yeah it might be worthless

Then paint something then, it might be wordless

Pointless curse, nonsense verses

No one is dealing with your demons

Meaning maybe defeating them

Could be the beginning of your meaning, friend.

If you want to get a quick peak into my psyche a bit listen to Adagio in D Minor. One of my absolute favorite instrumental pieces.

Or to Wait – by M83. Which just so happens to be one of Bud’s favorite songs. He will listen to it over and over again.

Or to People Help the People – by Birdy.

Or Porcelain – by Helen Jane Long.

This world is a scary place and we all need a place to fee comforted. This music helps me escape within myself and be comforted by its sometimes haunting tones.

My kids on the other hand are all over the place. The girls love Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, whereas Bud loves Panic! At The Disco.

I love it. There’s something for all of us no matter what mood we are in.

What’s some of your favorite music? Songs or lyrics that will instantly take you to your own escape? Let me know!


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