February 11, 2009

Like music to my ears…


Some songs have a familiar friendly tune, with music so intriguing and inviting and always making me smile…

I play that music day and night; I just can't get enough of its effect on me…

I hum, I mumble, I sing and I dance… I just can't resist music when it’s so comforting and soothing and not too loud, can anyone resist harmony?

As the song plays over and over again, I know every tune, every moment of silence, and I learn when and how to sing the lyrics; however, it sometimes gets a bit harder when I sing along and skip a breath or a word to catch up with the music…

When I’m on my own, singing the song without the music, I pause to make sure I’m singing it right; it makes me pay more attention to its words, their meanings, and their significance… Sometimes I don’t like the words much; they’re too shallow or perhaps I just can’t relate... Aparently the friendly music was hiding a lot more behind it...

Then, when the same song plays, I think twice before singing along… No, I don’t want to say words I don’t feel; they lost a meaning they never really had; I was only singing along because I was charmed by the music, but now, the meaninglessness takes away the charm from the tune I once liked making

The music becomes an unpleasant reminder... When the song plays, I just skip forward to a familiar tune that I still like, or a new song with a new meaning that perhaps would make me smile…

Sometimes I never let that song play again, sometimes I just smile and let it play in the background without paying any attention, and sometimes I just smile and sing along, for old times’ sake… but never like before…

And you… you’re like that music to my ears…

8 comments:

Mohamed ElGohary said...

I really like the post, all that enjoyment and all the fun, the internal happiness even within crying.

Never stop enjoying life and music :)

Anonymous said...

Ah..that's the way songs always turn out....they lose their charm ...I've never liked a song that lasted forever with me , they always sound like a broken record no matter how good they are(used to be),now songs sound to me like noise :D I listen to 'dead calm' instead or maybe sound of nature , wind , rain[didn't have that opportunity in this fake winter
:( ] ,birds these are my sources of harmony but it's just like you said :
"I just smile and sing along, for old times’ sake… but never like before…
"

R

insomniac said...

Mohamed,

Thanks, i still don't think i could say what i had in mind, i am still confused....


R,

i love music, all the time... i can't help but listen to it even when i am not in the mood... taba3an given that it's the kind of music i like...

it's like people... they may get on your nerves when they're too much to take, but you can't live without them...

i was only thinking of how i might get stuck on singing a song i don't even like mostly because it has a catchy tune... it reminded me of someone i like talking to even though we have differences that make our friendship hard...

i still wish i could say it better, but i don't know, words seem to be letting me down a lot lately!!!

insomniac said...

oh, and the spammer who left a comment...

no matter what you're cause is, you are NOT allowed to advertise in my comment area without asking my permission; it's impolite and it gives whatever "good cause" you have a bad name!!

i deleted it to protect the good name of the cause because it shouldn't be advertised by someone who lacks manners!

The.I.inside said...

A lot of times when I listen to a certain song it takes me to a certain place back in the days , sometimes it's not even related to the meaning as much as it's related to the first time I listen to it. Don't let ANYONE, take away the joy you once felt singing a song.

insomniac said...

yesss, that's closer to how it felt... i know of so many songs that bring back nostalgia to fun days... the song lack all sorts of meaning but there is more to it than the meaning...

some people have an effect on your life, even if temporary... then even when u realize you had the wrong perception of them, running into them still reminds u of the good effect they once had on you...

exactly like the song you don't like but can't help but sing along every time it plays 3ashan it hold a memory or a significance that still makes you smile...

it's annoying, but there is something so warm about it that just gets on my nerves i guess :)

i think u just helped me clear things in my mind because i couldn't identify them when i wrote that post...

The.I.inside said...

Glad to be of some use.
And keep singing

insomniac said...

thanks to the weather, sooty raaaaaa7, so the singing is on hold :)