We all love music. If you don’t like music in some form or fashion…congratulations. You’ve surprised me. Music has become an integral part of our society. From worship in churches, elevators, restaurants, movies, video games, stores, on the road, or just for fun. Music is everywhere, and just like everything else in life, we all like different kinds of it. Me personally I’ve gone through phases. I went through the techno phase. No words, just beat. I didn’t have to worry about the words I could just get upbeat music to get my heart racing and my adrenaline kicking. I would get pumped and a lot accomplished. My room was (almost) always clean. Then I went through the dance and alternative phase. Then God dealt with me with music and I listened to only Christian music. Now I listen to other music too, but still mostly Christian. However there’s something I do that I don’t know of anyone else that does this. No matter what kind of music I’m into I always get a song. It could be a happy song, fast or upbeat, slow, or sad. (usually it’s a sad one tbh) But no matter the song the one I get into I get into it for a reason. See for me to really get into music like really into it I have to FEEL it. I have to actually feel the meaning and power behind the words. I’ll explain the feeling I get here in a second, but I want to finish talking about what I do when I find a song. Once I find this song that really hits me, I listen to it. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. I put it on repeat. Day after day. For weeks usually. Each time I get the same emotion, same feeling, same drive, same passion. Eventually after weeks of listening to the same song I’ll find a different song and I’ll listen to that one. And even though I listen to this one song I’ll listen to other music to, but 90% of the time it’s the one song. I always have a song that I’m listening to. If you ask me what the song is I won’t tell you. If you ask me to suggest a song I’ll suggest every song other than the one that I’m listening to. Why? Because it’s personal. The feeling I get is because of how much it has rocked my world so much so it’s hit my core and rocked my emotional state. So it’s not something I will just share with someone, because to do so would show them what hit my heart, and I don’t like opening myself that way. It makes me feel vulnerable and no one likes that.
Anyways now that I’ve shared with ya’ll the thought that goes behind my song choice, I’d like to share with you how the song makes me feel. So as an introvert it takes a lot to move me to the point where I show my feelings extrovertedly. However, when I’m alone and allowed to be myself the song will bring my emotions to light. I don’t sing. I hate singing in front of people, and I hate my voice. So for me to sing is hard for me to do. I’m able to sing and worship God, because I know He gave me my voice and He loves to hear me praise His name. But if it wasn’t for that I probably would never sing. Until I hear a song like this and I’m alone. Usually when I’m headed to or from work I’ll listen to my song and just belt it out. But it’s not like normal singing for me. It’s more of a passionate, connective singing. It’s hard to explain, but it’s almost like I can feel the words entering me and leaving me. Like they are passing through my heart and soul as they flow out of my mouth. And when I’m singing the words to the song I’m paying attention to each word. Each word hits my heart like a drum beat. The words to the song literally move me to tears. Other times it makes me feel invincible. When I sing the song, I get to a point in the song where I hit the one phrase. Usually there’s a phrase in the song, that when I sing it, I can feel the whole energy of the song in the one phrase. And when I reach that phrase. Those words, as soon as they leave my mouth it’s like my whole body is set on fire. A chill will run up my spin, goosebumps up my arms, and building pressure finally released in my chest. It feels like my whole body exploded and was put back together at the same time. Like all the thoughts in my brain were cast away and there is just bliss and the words. The words so powerful and meaningful that I feel light almost. Like I don’t have enough words to describe the feeling when I hit that point.
Words have meaning and power. We have to be careful what we let into our hearts. Especially with music. It’s why I’m very carful with the kind of music I listen to. I only want good uplifting music to give me a feeling like that. If I’m not carful I know I can let greed, anger, hate, ect to take over and I could get down a dangerous path by listening to that kind of music. Usually the kind of songs I listen to are just uplifting songs that talk about what I’m going through at the time.
Anyways that’s a few of my thoughts on music. I have more, but I feel like that’s plenty for now. If you want to hear more leave a comment below! I am curious though what kind of music do ya’ll like? Also does anyone else get this same kind of feeling as me? If so is it in the same way or different? Leave a comment below!! I can’t wait to read what ya’lls thoughts are. Don’t forget to follow me on social media!! I’m planning on doing polls to see what else ya’ll want me to talk about. Till next time!! Peace, and God Bless!