Soundtracks and Comebacks

Colonel Abrams. Mariah Carey. Katie Melua. The Cranberries. Good Charlotte. Akon. D'banj. Lira. Teargas. Paramore. Erykah Badu. Musiq Soulchild. John Legend. Technotronics.
All musicians. Some one-hit-wonders, others consistent hitmakers. And all of them are on my playlist.

"Eclectic" does not even begin to describe my taste in music and how varied it is. I mean, when people see me walking to class with my headphones on, I don't think they expect me to be listening to an 80's couldabeen's lyrics about unrequited love. And yet, that's probably exactly what I've got on "repeat" the whole day.
The next morning I'll probably be singing "...keep your feet on the ground, when your head's in the clouds...", because I'm having a Paramore moment.

I love music because it just seems to provide me with the answers I need when I need them. Or simply just because I like the beat, and for an average of 3 minutes and 30 seconds each day (in the privacy of my own room, of course)I can jump around and practise some of those ridiculous video girl moves- and feel perfectly good about it! :)

I don't know what I would do without a phone to play mp3s on, seeing as my radio recently gave up on me after 3 years. The same way people are scared of going to bed with the lights turned out, I fear falling asleep to the sound of silence. [Yes, I just quoted Simon and Garfunkel].

My answer to those "what would you take with you to a remote island?" questions would be "my mp3 player", because food isn't nearly as basic a need as Musiq Soulchild and India Arie's song 'Chocolate High'. I mean, if I know I'm going to die anyway, can I at least pick the soundtrack?

Here's one of those really profound lyrics from Erykah Badu's song "Drama". This song just gets me kinda tripped out...

"listen people listen
lift up your hearts to GOD
lift up your soul
teach your children Wisdom
Reality today... so they can live tomorrow"

Music. Is. Life.


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