Just how powerful can music be? I mean really… it’s a little baffling. Don’t get me wrong I know it’s important and I’ve written a few poems and had some thoughts come of those, (a few which have been posted on this page). I know it sometimes determines my mood, or rather my mood seems to determine what I like to listen to. I know that hearing the wrong song can take you back to a very bad time in your life. I also know it can help you remember some of the best.
But what about songs that you can’t get out of your head. How do they get there. What triggers it. I’ve had these thoughts because this morning as my phone drug me out of my slumber, the lines from a song were playing in my head (Another One Bites the Dust). The same lines had been there as I fell asleep, they were there when I awoke, and they were there on the 20 minute drive to meet my friend at her work place parking lot so we could go work out at the gym. I don’t even remember the last time I listened to this song. Yet there they were.
Does anyone else have this problem? Or know what it stems from? With the week I’ve been having those aren’t exactly the words I would have expected to stick with me, or even be in my head.