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Music Revisited

At times some songs get into our heads to such an extent that we keep playing it repetitively and never get tired of listening to it. Then one day suddenly some another song takes it place and we forget about our previous delight. Happens with everybody, all the time. But it is good to go back to our old playlists from time to time to refresh memories. This process helped me to re-discover a song which I would describe as a zing to my teenage and is surprisingly again on my repeat mode. I hope you enjoy this rock song from the Cutting Crew.

If you have any such forgotten song, Post It. Lets revisit the music we loved ūüôā

Stairway to Heaven


A slight puerile thought while climbing an escalator at 6 a.m.  Is there a staircase that leads to heaven too? The thought was much more convincing while listening to Led Zeppelin.

“Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?”

Where your freedom lies?

“Freedom” symbolises different but significant meaning to everyone. For some it may mean to do everything they want to and for some it may be just to abide by their fundamental rights. We are born free but as we grow that freedom of doing small things is taken away from us. If not forcefully than on moral grounds. Suddenly, we find ourselves entangled in this whole web of legality of actions.

“Do not roam naked freely, it may not be morally correct” said a policeman
“well I don’t intend to condescend anyone but it’s just my way of expressing happiness” said the man in mid twenties.
“But what you are doing is not allowed” – policeman
“But I was allowed when I was 5 year old, why not now” – man
“Well now you are grown up!” – policeman

I don’t mean that everybody should roam naked in happiness but the bigger picture is to understand that how our thoughts and expressions are sometimes curtailed in the light of being sophisticated. The freedom which we brought with ourselves in this world is now manipulated and is molded on convenience to build a morale society.

I demand to know why is it not morally correct to behave or do things from our childhood without getting attention of glaring eyes. Who gets to decide what fits in the moral society? And what is this moral society anyway? Does this moral society takes a beggar home when they see him in rags? Or lay blanket on him to avoid him looking incorrect in surroundings?

Just imagine a world without any impositions or constitution built rights. Is it not more real and easy to live in.

I hereby decline any state defining or awarding me the rights with which I was born.

“This is my right, a right given by god
To live a free life, to live in freedom

We talkin’ about freedom
Talkin’ bout freedom
I will fight, for the right
To live in freedom

Anyone, who wants to take it away
Will have to answer, cause this is my right”- Paul McCartney

Our Musical Lives…


Music is not only a gift but a¬†savior¬†to our¬†oscillating¬†troublesome lives. Thanks to all those¬†artists who have created music that fits aptly for all moods and congratulations to all the music lovers, we now have applications to listen songs depending on our moods. Zillions of songs (I hate to call them ‚ÄúNumbers‚ÄĚ) have been composed so far and it is certainly not possible for one soul to listen all of them in one life. I’m sure each one of us has¬†their¬†own playlists where we seek solace. There are songs that define us ditto and some you feel are made for you, for me it is She’s got a way about her by Billy Joel. And then there are songs that brings exact emotions at times,¬†for example if I am watching a movie or reading a book on Jewish catastrophe by Nazis’,¬†In the Ghetto¬†by Elvis Presley, fits best in my mood or may be¬†Buffalo¬†Soldier by Bob Marley on Black resistance.¬†¬†

I like to kick-start my day with an exuberant song like¬†New Day¬†by Alicia Keys, but my spirit sobers down by the evening and makes me listen a sombre song like¬†Shaam Tanha¬†(a hindi song)¬†by Agnee. When I’m hitting the road, I am listening to¬†On the Road Again¬†by Willie Nelson. After whole day toiling, I need something such as¬†A Good Day to Run¬†by Darryl Worley to¬†inspire myself on the treadmill and the feeling continues till late night when I end up with¬†We are Young¬†by Fun.

This is my best part, songs for every weather conditions (so they never leave you alone)¬†a rainy day song has to be¬†Raindrops keep falling on my head¬†by B J Thomas¬†or¬†Rainy Days and Mondays¬†by Carpenters; a wintry song¬†California¬†Dreaming¬†by The Mamas and The Papas, a peppy¬†Summer in the City¬†by the Lovin’ Spoonful for summers. This makes me think I haven’t come across any brilliant¬†autumn¬†song as of yet. Do let me know if you have one. ¬†

Relationship songs, now there are like infinite number of them but only quite a few stays in your heart, classic like Casablanca by Bertie Higgins, or a new world song Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum. We also have quite nice break-up songs, the recent famous Somebody I used to know by Gotye and my all-time¬†favorite¬†You‚Äôre so Vain by Carly Simon. Certain songs are made in heaven (figuratively); they fill you with¬†tranquility¬†and high degree of spirituality such as Lazarus by Porcupine Tree. I can listen to this song over and over. And then stress-buster songs that soothe you and brings smile like none other than Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bob Marley.

So you see how music revolves and intricate our lives. Without it, I imagine this world be just like the movie Equilibrium. I’m thus grateful to all these music pieces that have consoled me at some point of my life.

Keep listening. Keep humming.