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not to be one of those emotional kinda guys, but is it just me, or does every1 remotely get depressed by certain lyrics and sounds of a song? lately, even a slow song, not even talking about anything important or meaningful, gets me extremely depressed, and sometimes even brings tears to my eyes. (don't even get me started on the really depressing and deeply meaningful songs like the band cold's stuff)
(i know i have some issues but...) is it just me, or does every1 or any1 else feel even remotely depressed while listening to certain songs?
posted by Cean Lakranski on Jul 22, 2003 09:24PM

Hey Cean,

Yeah, I have felt the sensations you've described. I have found that a lot of times it is simply the rhythm of a song that affects me most, rather than its lyrics. You've described that too. To me, that's part of the beauty of music--its effect(s) and affect.
Certain songs drastically alter my mood. To me, the best effect a song can have is when it brings back a memory, or memories. Listening to the Gin Blossoms reminds me of the summertime when I lived in Maine and my older sister and I used to drive to the lake for the day. My friend and I listened to them on the way back from a party tonight, and I missed my sister so much it hurt. Ozzy makes me remember hearing my brother, Chris, practice in the attic of our barn from my bedroom window. There, I grew up, woke up, and fell asleep to my brother's guitar.
In fact, I can say truly that it is most the effect music has on me that makes me love it, even crave it.
To relate more directly to your..err..relation, a few weeks ago I met a boy under extremely spontaneous circumstances. It was wonderful. He and I had so much fun, but it didn't last. In short, I was with him knowing that I couldn't be with him for long. I'm leaving for college soon... So, I remember the song I was listening to while driving to meet him the first time, and when I hear it now I feel pangs. These aren't pangs of sadness, but remembrance, and memories of the time I spent with him play to that song. It's bizarre and wonderful and even painful at once.

P.S. It's all right to be an "emotional kinda guy". Where would we be without emotion?

posted by Mia Silverthorne on Jul 23, 2003 05:35AM

Cean and Mia...
Yea, that's what makes music great. If you don't listen to a song and feel something, what's the point? I mean, that's marks pure musicianship when a piece of music can stir those emotions in you. And I agree with Mia, usually it's a guitar riff or a bass line or something that gets me going rather than the lyrics. Or even the way the singer sings, not some much his/her words, but the voice. And Cean, you wouldn't believe some of the music that I get all up into. Lately, my screamo bands get me going, so it's cool. You don't have issues. Well, you might, but we all do. And I get majorly depressed when I listen to Taking Back Sunday.
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Jul 23, 2003 10:49AM

i know what you guys mean. it's more of guitar and bass riffs and the singer's voice that gets me going more than the lyrics. but the lyrics also do it for me too. like tool's lyrics "remember that i will always love you./even if i tear your fucking throat away". and mia, i know what you mean listening to your brothers guitar while falling asleep and waking up. my dad used to play songs from black sabbath and ozzy and such, just as your brother, to help put me to sleep and wake me up. up till the point when he was murdered in s. chicago. so whenever i listen to certain ozzy songs and such, yeah i think of my deceased dad. i always mark certain parts of my life with dedicating songs, or (a) song(s) that was playing at the time something important happened. like when me and my ex broke up, the song that i was listening to was cold's "rainy day". what got me the most is on the song when a girl said "i'd die for your love" and "i'll always love you scoot" (scoot's the name of the lead singer to cold" and how ironic that amanda said the same to lines to me, including "you won't ever lose me".
i know what you guys mean about music. lol, and i'm glad that it's just not me that feels this way about music.
posted by Cean Lakranski on Jul 23, 2003 01:12PM

dz (cean) you know youre just a pussy bitch, get over it. shes right everybody has issues. i don't though! woot! the only issues i have is with the bitch marcus and the bloods up in our neighborhood. CRIPS BIATCH!
posted by Corey Thompson/Parlemos on Jul 23, 2003 02:40PM

You contradicted yourself there pal. "I have no issues except this and this?" C'mon. Give me a break.


posted by Jess Chahanovich on Jul 23, 2003 07:01PM

cory the only reason you don't feel that way about music is cause you always listen to shit like dmx n stuff. the only thing you understand is our own bands shiznit.
but anywayz... i'm glad it's just not me that feels this way about music. =)
posted by Cean Lakranski on Jul 24, 2003 01:01PM