Friday, October 5, 2012

The Music of My Soul: An Analysis

I was listening to a couple of songs the other day which I have adored for quite some time.  As I was listening, I realized that these 2 songs seem to describe the very fiber of my soul.  Not as in a "This is my favorite song of the moment" type of way, but that these songs seem to capture the very essence of who I am and who I have always been.  This also got me to pondering different songs that were important in certain instances in my life, and have a very specific meaning for me.  So here it is, my autobiography in musical form:

The two songs that describe the very fiber of my soul are Beethoven's 5 Secrets and Moonlight, both by the Piano Guys.  Also very fitting of my soul is the Mulan Suite of the Mulan soundtrack and the Riders of Rohan melody from Lord of the Rings.

The rest of these songs, while unable to capture my entirety, do capture a piece of me.

The screensaver of my mind for whatever reason, has been Come Thou Fount ever since my mission.  If I stop thinking, I immediately start humming this song.

Dream On is my theme for any great sports acheivement.

Song For Sienna describes perfectly my time in Siena, Italy.  Also Italian and also of great import to my future music listening career is L'amore by Sonohra.  I can literally still see in my mind the details of restaurant where I first saw the music video and heard the song.

Switchfoot's Faust, Midas, and Myself is a perfect metaphor for any big desicion in my life.  And for any Doctor Who fans out there, the answer is always turn left.

Fin by Anberlin comes from the end of summer and beginning of fall of 2007, perhaps the darkest time in my life.  It might have been the first time I realized that a song could put feelings into words better than I knew how, and was comforted in the fact that at least one other person in the world (presumably the writer of the song) knew what it was like to have those sorts of feelings.

Tokio Hotel music is a perfect description of my emo moods.  I like Geisterfahrer the best, though not technically the most emo.

Salvami reminds me of Kristin, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again always makes me think of Nisha and the violin, while this version of I Know That My Redeemer Lives is Camilla and a crazy Argentine vegetarian.  The Hallelujah Chorus is also a Camilla song, representing a fabulous inside joke from our time as roommates, which will probably never not be funny, nor untrue....

Swim by Jack's Mannequin came to me in the middle of a prayer when I was sure I couldn't go on through my hardest trial anymore in Boston.

Time of Your Song by Matisyahu is baseball.

Red and Black from Les Miserables is my song I sing on the way to any opera.

And no matter how hard I try, whenever I hear More Than A Feeling on the radio, I can not get this scene out of my head.  I will be 80, and still have this association.

That's all I can really think of for now.  So there you have it, my soul/life in music form.

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