There is always a song playing inside my head..
This music is something which is always with me and even though I’m not a musician, I can’t imagine being the same without it there.
However, I can’t really be without it as I can’t turn it off; what’s more I don’t think I’d want to even if I could.
Now, I don’t know if I’m opening myself up to being labelled crazy, mad or a tinnie short of a six-pack but everyday without question, there’s a play-list endlessly rolling out tunes without any apparent conscious decision on my part. What’s also strange is that I don’t even particularly like some of them and they wouldn’t be welcome in my record collection.
In fact many of my tracks go on for hours as far as I’m aware, they may even be subject to slight modifications and are looped and re-mastered. In effect they offer a gentle soundtrack to my daily life.
The name of this latest post ‘Timeless Melody’ is actually the song which is playing right now and the subject of the song is exactly what I’m discussing here. It was recorded by The La’s and has to rank as one of my all-time favourites. Not only because it means something profound in my life but it says exactly what I feel. Some songs have the ability to do that and they’re the ones you keep going back to, produce a reaction in you or even move or shake you emotionally.
There are occasions when I can’t get to sleep at night as the miniature concert rolls on. It doesn’t tire me, in fact it’s not even noticeable during the daytime. To be honest most of it is probably in my sub-conscience. I’m none too sure of the reasons and underlying explanations, it’s just there.
I’ve never asked anybody else if they live with the same phenomenon, if that’s what you can call it. It would be interesting to know.
Maybe it’s relaxing, maybe it’s just a memory trick, it doesn’t matter to me, the most precious quality that it offers is the rhythm of life.
When you think about it, we have a body clock, clocks need a regular beat, music requires it too and therefore perhaps it’s an inherent function of our body to have something keep the rhythm going.
Jim Morrison hit the nail on the head, ‘Music is your special friend, dance on fire as it intends, music is your only friend, until the end…’
So when the music’s over, turn off the lights..