Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday Meets Soundtrack of Your Life


As I was working around the house, I had the opportunity to blast some tunes of my own choosing. In other words, I was home alone. Really, that's the only time I can listen to music sans headphones. And I hate headphones.

Music is like memory glue. You hear a song, tie it to an event, and you'll forever associate the two. Like the first time someone asked you to dance ("Without You", by the way) or the time that a guy said a song reminded him of you ("Baby, Baby"). 

Every human and every unique emotion they experience must be tied to at least one song. I don't care if it's just "Happy Birthday."

This particular song I'm posting below is stuck in my head; powerful lyrics do that. This song wasn't around when I was younger, so it doesn't actually have a throwback spot of it's own in my distant memory, but it sure could have had one. Listening to this song made me think that everyone has felt like this at one time or another, unless you married the first person you dated and you're still together. God bless you people...

The end of a relationship is usually apparent long before anyone mentions it. Very few real surprises are out there, I'll bet. People have antennae that go up and then they ignore the messages they pick up. 

And at the end, if you ever liked the other party (and come on now, you know you must have...), you don't really want to hurt them more than necessary or subject yourself to a scene. Lastly, there's always that hope that the other person will surprise you and somehow say something that is redemptive or healing - just so you don't have to go through the angst and frustration of breaking up. Alternately, it amazing how long some people drag it out; but I empathize. It's really hard to look at someone and think, "I've just given up on you." 

This song is "Say Something" by Great Big World


[Thank God, Hubzam is perfect and I never give up on him. Till death do us part...'cause if we disagree, I ask him: is this issue worth dying for? So far, so good.]

26 comments:

  1. Wow! That was seriously depressing.

    Suddenly, the last 3 years of my life and my move to Reno seem like a cheerful little walk in the park.

    ~ D-pressedDogG

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    1. Then my work here is done...ha ha ha.

      I'll use this as the bottom of the Flipside emotional range from now on.

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  2. Some don't even listen.
    This song is very powerful. What lyrics just pull you in with the truth.
    I am so happy that you and Hubzam are doing just fabulous !
    So far so gud.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Oops ! forgot... love the amoeba background.

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    2. It's my cell-fie!!!

      Hearing this song makes me shiver and say "whew, glad I am never gonna date again."

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  3. The images of the older couple brought me to tears; not always a bad thing.

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    1. See? If a SONG can do that, it is a great song. And a song that taps into strong emotions shared by a lot of people is pure magic. If it was easy to tap that, everyone would write songs.

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  4. The "Soundtracks of my life" are much older... So, the question about your disagreements is, "who's going to die?" ;)

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    1. The one who dies is the one who won't compromise. ..or take one for the team, ha ha. Also, i bet I'm at least your age...and any song that gets airplay in your lifetime has potential for a song tract.

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  5. The antenna sure do go up, but many tend to ignore until they can't anymore. Not me, but then I may jump the gun a time or two lol

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    1. Most times, i am a gun jumper, I must confess. But the times I wasn't? Ouch!

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  6. That has to be the saddest video and song ever. I need a box of tissues.

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    1. It has depth, Sherry! Ha ha ha. You're a musician! You get this, girl!

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  7. Never give up. Fight to the death.

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  8. This song would have made me blubber like a baby 12 years ago when my marriage was in the toilet. Powerful song and video especially the older couple.

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    1. I'm drawn to powerful songs, whether happy, insightful or sad. Love 'em.

      The older couple gets to me, too.

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  9. This post reminds me of our son, who just broke up with a longtime girlfriend. He felt terrible about it, but the relationship just wasn't going anywhere.

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    1. It's hard to let go, even if it's basically done.

      (NOT TALKING ABOUT ME HERE, Ha ha ha)

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  10. What a beautiful song. I'd never heard it before. Sometimes something is beautifully tragic or sad. I'm re-watching The Beatles Anthology. Every song has a meaning for me.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Janie. You are such a loyal follower.

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    2. Why does that guy wiggle around and stomp his feet while he plays the piano?

      Love,
      Janie

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    3. I don't know, Janie. When you play the piano, I'm sure you're too busy playing to do strange things with your feet or body.

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    4. Ha ha ha...I'm still trying to catch up.

      When the guy wiggles and stomps his feet, I call that "nerd-rocking." I like nerds.

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  11. I like headphones, but only because I have ones that I use on my computer when I wish to drown out interference and unwanted noise (such as noisy neighbours). For myself they give me a chance to listen to music or watch a video that I like. I love to listen to the sounds of nature, (ocean, birds singing, etc.) and soft and soothing music like I share on my blog. This gives me a chance to have some quiet time and relief from the noise. I am a HSP (highly sensitive person) and I don't like a lot of noise.

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    1. When I am working, I hate noise...I used to be able to concentrate in spite of anything, but those days have long gone.

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Love, Cherdo