Thursday, March 06, 2008

The music

music noteDo you ever wonder what songs have left a meaning in your life? What music did you listen to at a certain time? What memories come to light when you hear a song?

When I hear certain songs, waves of emotions come flying back.

When I hear "Centerfield" by John Fogerty it brings me back to playing softball as a kid. I remember getting my first strike out, being with my Dad and spending the time with friends. I remember the broken nose, the broken thumb and getting hit in the gut by a line drive. I remember my first medal, trophy and all the good times that came along with it.

When I hear Regulate, I always always think of Big Sis. To this day we can sing all the words, from start to finish. The same with "Sisters" from White Christmas. My sister is my best friend, and those songs bring her to the front of my mind.

When I hear "You Were Meant for Me" by Jewell always brings me back to my high school. It was an Arts school, and we would sit in the common area (The Pit) and sing this with Alan on the guitar. Those are the memories from school that I take with me.

Most importantly, when I hear "Look At You Girl" by Chris LeDoux, I think of my husband. We danced to this song so many times when we were dating, and at our wedding. I also think of our friend Bob, who passed last year. He loved Chris LeDoux, and drove all over the country to see him in concert.

There are so many other songs and meanings. Some songs just make that impact.

What music has touched your life?


Anonymous said...

Awww, that's sweet!

Husband LOVES Chris LeDoux and has 9 of his albums. I'd never even heard of the guy until Husband and I started dating. We were fortunate enough to see Chris in concert while we were living in New Mexico. Anyway, Husband's favorite song is "Look At You Girl". I made him a cd last summer (when we were separated) and "Look At You Girl was the first one on that cd.

However, MY song for Husband is "Power of Love" by Celine Dion.

Kara said...

My girls have a new version of Lean on Me on one of their CDs and it reminded me of driving around in highschool with friends singing a different version at the top of our lungs. It's amazing how music can take you back in time in an instant.