23 February 2007

Sounding Crazy

What is it about music that moves me so?

My love of language, the way words can cause emotions, and mental images. Words can do and mean so much, while saying so little. Yet, if this were all of it, I would stop with poetry and prose.

Sounds, for me, also cause emotions and mental images. For much of my life, music not only has caused me to feel certain emotions, but to see images, to smell scents, to have a small glimpse inside the psyche of the artist, and feel the power behind the sound. I always thought I was just a little crazy for hearing a 'green' song, or having the ability to visualize what a song would look like if it were a thing (not the notes on a page though, I can't read music).

I am an extremely "sensory" person. Maybe movies and visual stimuli are too much for me, I do have a tendency to tune out television, and I can't retain any of it (just ask me what happened on ER last night.. I honestly don't remember). But, ask me the last song I heard, and I could tell you immediately. Not only could I tell you, but I could sing it for you (though I wouldn't), and 99% of the time in the right key (though, seriously, I wouldn't).

The soundtrack to my life is ever changing based on what is happening around me, and typically I don't have a song stuck in my head for more than a couple of hours (unless it is really relevant, currently it has been "My Immortal" or "Call Me When You're Sober" by Evanescence... my 'go to' songs of the moment).

If you ever 'really' want to know how I am, ask me what song is stuck in my head. That will tell you more than you ever wanted to know.


CamiKaos said...

you and I are alot a like in this peculiar way. I can't play music, make music read music. Yet I become completely immersed in it and it is love, sorrow, hate, passion, joy, blue.

music is life.

Bubblewench said...

I too am like that. I wake up with music in my head, and wonder why THAT song today? I feel music like nothing else. It's pretty intense at times, and I also know what you mean by hearing the 'green' song. There are all kinds out there.