Have you ever listened to a song over and over again because you just
couldn’t get enough? Have you ever had a favorite band that could help you make
decisions with their music? There are certain songs I can listen to that
can help me better understand everything going on. I believe that music can
change someone’s perception on life.
There are certain songs I can listen to that help me understand what is
going on in my life. I love hearing a song for the first time, and every lyric
describing everything that I am going through at the time. It is very
reassuring knowing that I am not the only one dealing with that particular
situation. When I am in a bad mood or upset about something I tend to get in my
car and drive around for a long time. I have the music up very loud. After hearing
music that gives me more energy and relieves stress , I am more relaxed and am able to rethink my situation in a more calm manor because I was able to fuse some of that
frustration. This particular situation has happened many times, especially when
I am in arguments with my parents, friends, co workers, etc.
Music can help alter my moods, it has a way of taking me away from the
world. I would choose listening to music over watching television or being on
the internet any day. It is my chance to escape the world and really let go.
The best song to help describe how music feels to me is American Pie by Don
McLean. He describes the way he felt “The Day the Music Died” – when the 1959
plane crash killed Buddy Holly. He was McLean’s Hero and to him rock and roll
as he knew It had died. The line that says Did you write the book of love, and
do you have faith in God above, if the bible tells you so? Do you believe in
rock n roll, can music save your mortal soul, and can you teach me how to dance
real slow? is my favorite part of the whole song. He makes references to other
music written prior to this song, and wants to know if anyone else feels the
way he does. Don McLean emphasizes the importance of music to him, very similar
to the way I feel about music I enjoy today. Regardless of this song being sad,
it always cheers me up. It reminds me that rock and roll to me isn’t dead and
that good music can still exist.
In many different ways and genres, music has helped shape my life. I
have made life altering decisions solely based on a song I thought had
significant meaning. Music will always be a huge part of my life and I believe
can change someone’s perspective of life.
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