I’ve been watching a show set in Italy which obviously has lovely music it in, even though I do not speak Italian I still enjoy the music. Of course a song can be in your native tongue and you could totally misunderstand the lyrics or you could feel something completely unintentional and utterly different from the person sitting next to you also listening.
That is one of the wonderful things about music, it doesn’t require you to understand the lyrics to be moved by it. You may or may not be moved the way the song intends, but the fact that music moves us at all is the whole point, isn’t it? A universal language.
I sometimes think about how some music seems eternal, as if no matter how far into the future you went you’d still hear it in some form.
The Classical composers seem to be like that, they created such depth in their music that centuries later we remix it and continue playing it.
Will music from these last decades ever really last in the same way? It’s hard to think it will have the same impact. All music inspires others to create more music but that doesn’t necessarily translate to an eternal legacy does it?
What music will we still be listening to 500 or 1,000 years from now?
Not what you were expecting from the title? I wouldn’t really know what song was playing my first Easter, but this song was #1 on Billboard’s charts at the time and I do have an affinity for Pink Floyd, make of it what you will.
Though I obviously didn’t discover this song until I was much older, but maybe baby me heard it on a radio while laying about staring at the ceiling and contemplating existentialism.
I have a hard time putting music into categories unless it is obvious, and sometimes the best stuff isn’t just one category it is fusing different genres into something new and different, hence today’s edition title.
I spoke about regrets the other day, this song seems on topic.
I’d regret forgetting to post yesterday but going to bed early and sleeping late just shouldn’t be something anyone should regret, even if it meant breaking my daily posting habit – there was a posting of a cute puppy on IG though which you can also find on the main page here.
I don’t have many regrets and even of the ones I do I don’t wish I could go back in time to change them, except for one.
I wish I had paid more attention in grade 12. Not for the reasons you think though.
I really wish ‘we’ had chosen a better grad song, there is every chance we didn’t and some teacher was forced to make a last minute choice.
Trooper – We’re Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
Because there is nothing a bunch of 17 year olds can relate to more than a song from 1977.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Canadian music and even like the song, but every time I hear it I think, ‘Why?!’.
There were so many great current songs when I graduated in…*cough cough cough*.
So yes, I would go back and maybe decide to show up for more than 20% of school days and maybe participate in the selection of the song that was supposed to send us off into the next phase of our lives.
But…that also sounds exhausting, so I’ll just keep on asking why and shaking my head every time I hear the song instead.