How Is Music Able to Connect into Our Daily Lives?
Recently, I got the opportunity to watch the very emotional movie, Blinded by the Light. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it. Amazing movie. But, anyway, after I walked out of the movie theater. I got to thinking, and thought, "How did the song lyrics of Bruce match almost perfectly to each scene in the main character’s current life situations?" And I know—this is just a movie. So, you might think, "They probably just made it purposely like that." You are probably right, but I have had this happened to me a lot in my life, as well.
A couple of months ago, I was scrolling through a YouTube video of the song, ”Let It Be,” by the Beatles. And, I came across this one comment that immediately struck my attention. Here is what it said:
”I will never forget the morning of September 11th, 2001. I was driving to work in the morning and I turned on the radio. The horror and fear that I felt as I flipped from station to station, only to hear more and more details as the event unfolded. I was crying and probably shouldn't have been driving, but I continued anyway. About 10 minutes later, l changed the radio station one more time to see if there was anything else on. Maybe l just wanted to get away from the depressing, awful news. Or maybe I wanted to see what other stations/people had to say. The next station that I set the radio to was playing this song, “Let It Be.” I still remember the first line I heard. "And when the brokenhearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer. Let it be." I cried even more than I did while hearing the news of the plane crashes. Ever since then, this song has always had a special place in my heart and I will never forget the feeling I experienced on that day. This is the greatest song of all time.”
So, I am not the only one. And I'm sure, you, at least once, have had this happened in your life before. So, my question is, why does this happen?
First of all, I believe that music was a discovery. I also believe that math was a discovery, not an invention. Some of you now probably think I'm crazy. But, I just find it too weird for music to be just created by humans. I believe it had to be somehow already incorporated Into the universe, like animals and nature in general are. I may be wrong, but this is just my opinion.
One thing I do have to keep in mind is that some songs have such broad meanings, that you could just connect it to almost any life situation. But, when I say music is connected into our daily lives, you also have to keep in mind: timing. I wouldn't count intentionally playing a song you like, and one that you know is close to what you’re going through at that time. I mean, like randomly hearing it on the radio, or maybe from a street performer—whatever makes it more random.
So, after all this said, some songs can be so emotionally touching to us at certain times. But, what are your thoughts? I do want to end with that. This is, again, just my opinion, so some of the statements I may have said are just my own thoughts.
Have a good rest of your day! 👍