Sometimes a song lyric, or even a certain piece of music, really resonates with a listener. A few personal examples:
~ “I forgot how nice romance is.” (“The Longest Time” by Billy Joel) To me, in that part of the song, he’s about to risk taking a chance on love, and he decides it’s worth it. “I forgot how nice romance is” reflects that he’s pleasantly reminded that taking a chance on love can pay off.
~ “Ready to run through the sweet southern pines.” (“Alabama Song” by Allison Moorer.) Being from Alabama, I can relate to this whole song. But as I’m driving on a summer day, and I see the sun shining through the trees in the woods next to me, I feel the same as when the singer passionately pines (pun intended) of being “ready to run… through the sweet southern pines.”
~ I *love* the opening music of Dire Straits’ song “Money for Nothing.” Something about that arrangement… I can just close my eyes and be taken to another place – if only for the brief moment while it plays.
In “I Saw The Sign” by Ace of Bass, one of the lines says:
Why do I bother, when you’re not the one for me?
I remember hearing that back when I was fretting over some guy who acted as if he liked me only to switch to being distant and cold when I’d return the interest. I remember noticing that line specifically, and it was so freeing. It was like, “Yeah! WHY am I BOTHERING?”
Even now when I hear that song, that line reminds me not to waste my time on someone who won’t waste his time on me.
“I love that part!” :thumbs-up:
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