This past week has been pretty strange for both good and bad reasons. There were lots of sudden changes and random events that popped up into my life, so it’s been a bit chaotic. But in times like this, the music I listen to plays a critical role in keeping me grounded to my biggest priorities. It’s usually a matter of what music sticks at the moment, then, because it sticks, I can remember what matters most to me - because those things stick too. Lately, all I needed were these two songs.
I recently wrote about what powerful lyrics do to someone, and how you can spot them. This is great example of a song with lyrics that say everything for me - words are ripped out of my own mouth with this song.
Something I have a very bitter taste for is one-way friendships. Once someone has gained my trust, I will do practically anything for them. I don’t say that with the intentions to brag, but it’s a true fact about me. Yeah, I’m not perfect, but my real friends know they can point out my flaws and I’ll do my best to work on them. However, if I’m doing everything I can to maintain a friendship and the other person doesn’t seem to care, it’s really difficult to maintain respect for that person. It’s really sad how many friendships can be lost only because one person wasn’t putting in effort.
Great song, great lyrics, and I love the way they express these ideas in such a simply way but yet with such power.
This song is like four songs in one. I’ve loved Limp Bizkit since middle school - they’re great and super fun to listen to. This song was released in 2014 but somehow I didn’t find it until now. There’s four different sections within the song, but there’s one underlying emotion maintained throughout its entirety. That, to me, is incredibly difficult to pull off and I love how they did this.
I also think the reason this song “sticks” is because it’s a good reflection of my life this past week. One thing after another, with random and impactful events occurring, I’ve had to take hold of those things I keep at the core - very similar to the structure of this song. This song very much requires you to “go with the flow”, and most often we can find our lives to be that way as well.
The four different sections are split up this way:
0:00 - 2:08
2:08 - 3:22
3:22 - 4:03
4:03 - 5:37
Each time I write one of these posts I learn something new about the music I listen to and why it appeals to me. It’s funny, when I’m starting to grow more towards certain songs or types of music I don’t realize the meaning behind it in the meantime, but later when I reflect on it I find there’s more purpose. I think we can all fall into that, but I would encourage everyone to ask themselves why some music “sticks” at different moments in life. I think we can learn a lot about ourselves that way too.