I love music. Mostly slow songs, the ones I get to hear the lyrics. Then it allows me to imagine what the artist was feeling when writing that beautiful music. Let me let you in on a secret, the greatest poets are song writers. Maybe you knew this before or you didn’t, or didn’t realise this before. That’s why I have much respect for those who make music, because they have found the genius way to speak to our souls.
I always think I should marry a musician. Then he can write me love songs expressing his love for me. If I could, I would sing my marriage vows. I’d just pick a song and have it played to him. My favourite so far is Dela’s Golden, have a listen:
And when we argue and don’t want to speak, I’d play him a song that explained what I felt…..
Damn! I daydream too much. But anyways, I love it when I’m just chillin in the house, listening to my music and then all of a sudden, a nice song that i never even knew I had, plays. And my heart swells, smile lengthens, eyes brighten, and I move my lazy ass from the couch to go to my iThing and find out who sang that song. Sometimes I google the lyrics so that I can know the whole story, which always leads me to a treasure of information about the artist, background, life (Wikipedia) and etc. Then I’m jolted back to my daydreams, and it’s a whole new cycle.
I won’t say I have a favourite song or musician, for me everyone has a story to tell and they are all different. I’m that kind of compulsive music listener. If I like a song I will over-play it until I know every sound in that music, complete with all instruments played and those ad-libs that one can only hear if they pay close attention. Sometimes I’m forced to like some music. Mostly it’s when my best friend keeps saying the song is nice, even though I won’t like it at first, I listen anyway, then give my opinion ( which has to be good. The things we do for our BFs).
One time I was singing along to some of the songs I had in my phone and found my sister laughing at me. And I was puzzled, and she was like ” *Pre7amer, I swear you listen to really weird music”. Case in example Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
That’s me, I’m unpredictable when it comes to music. If it tells a story, I am listening. You would be surprised at the amount of Zilizopendwa music I know. This is as a result of my dad. He would carry this box of cassettes with him every time we had those long road trips and all we could listen to was Zilizopendwa. So while the rest of the ‘cool kids’ were jamming to those songs they play in New Jack Swing in carni, I was slowly falling in love with Maroon Commandoes, Super Mazembes, Daudi Kabaka et al.
This easy sunday afternoon, take your time to appreciate the words in a song. They will set you free ;). WORD!
*real name withheld for paranoia reasons.