Feel The Music Deeply

I’ve always loved music.

Angelic notes give me goosebumps, making the top of my head tingle as the vibrations radiate through every inch of my flesh. If an artist is feeling a strong emotion while singing I become like a mirror, my mood instantly reflecting back the feelings of the vocalist.

My favorite songs have words that draw me in, painting a story. Sometimes I close my eyes, allowing myself to drift away to magical places that only exist in my daydreams. Vivid music videos playing in my head made up of clips and bits from things I’ve seen and imagined through my entire life.

Song lyrics get stuck in my brain and never leave. As I start to memorize a song the magic videos in my head begin to appear. Once done the same video will continue to play for that song for the rest of my life.

The music videos in my mind keep me company. I am adding more videos to my library every year, movies that I can recall on demand, pressing play in my head. All I have to do is close my eyes.

Both songs below have two of my favorite mind videos.


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26 thoughts on “Feel The Music Deeply

  1. Oh man, I’m a big music junkie too and have similar experiences. I’m a very mediocre musician and my vocal ability is limited to matching pitch and carrying a tune (I have a very ugly sounding voice) but I do get lost in it.

    Oh, and as a Tears for Fears super fan, major props on the Mad World cover. 😛

    1. THANK YOU! I should have put in a disclaimer that I am not an amazing vocalist, just average. Recording these videos knowing that was scary, but glad I faced a fear by making them.

      1. Oh trust me, I know how scary it is being in the spotlight. At the insistence of a friend I decided to give a local open mic venue a try. I can’t begin to tell you how frightening it was. I somehow managed to survive but I haven’t done one since.

          1. Well I still do karaoke at a local bar but that’s about it. I actually sing better than most (I actually do have perfect pitch, which is equal parts blessing and curse) I just don’t much like the tonal quality of my voice, though others have told me I actually have a good voice. I guess I’m my own worst critic, right?

            I used to also play guitar and do backing vocals in a Celtic folk band, and that was fun and I do play bagpipe semi-professionally (weddings, funerals, etc.). That doesn’t faze me, interestingly enough.

          2. That is extremely interesting. I feel like I can hear pitch very well but sometimes get distracted by my surroundings while singing. The hardest thing for me these days is to get really into singing if other people are around. I hope to get over this. I am not a huge fan of the tone of my voice either. I had a higher voice growing up before getting an injury to my voice, something changed and after my throat healed the sound was much lower. It doesn’t really feel like my voice any more.

          3. Oh wow. If it isn’t too sensitive, what exactly happened to your voice that it was injured? I ask as it’s something I struggle with having terrible seasonal allergies. I cough and clear my throat almost constantly and I know that’s not doing my vocal cords any favors.

            I can’t say as though I know what it’s like having a higher range though. I’ve always been a low bass and always had an easy way into college choirs and such as a result (men are in short supply in school choirs and basses especially so) but I do know how frustrating it can be with popular music being written almost exclusively for higher voices. Luckily the bar I karaoke at has pitch-shifting technology and can adapt the key to match my range. Otherwise I’d be in trouble.

            As far as hearing pitch, I have a similar but opposite problem. I fixate on the pitch of background noise and can even determine the frequency of it. That’s why I say perfect pitch is as much a curse as a blessing – it can be really annoying at times.

          4. I assume, because I did not get medical treatment, it was “nodes” / vocal scaring caused by a fever I got after spending too much time in the sun. I could not speak in a normal voice for at least 6 months and could not sing without my voice cracking for over a year. It broke my heart. Eventually when I tried to sing again I realized my soprano 1 had changed to an alto.

          5. 🙁 I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope one day you can come to terms with it – just because you lost your top end doesn’t mean you don’t have a song in your heart. You should share it with the world. Many female rock idols are or were altos, after all.

          6. Good to know. Granted, even if I was a rock star I wouldn’t want a music career anyway; all that money ain’t worth the drama that comes with being famous. I’m content just entertaining myself with my own music, really.

            I imagine you might feel similarly.

  2. There are definitely some songs or sounds that bring tears to my eyes. I can’t even carry a tune. I’ve got partial hearing loss in my left ear so I blame that😝It doesn’t stop my from insulting my family’s ears though. Sometimes ya just gotta sing😃 Great song choices! 💖🌻🌹

  3. “If an artist is feeling a strong emotion while singing I become like a mirror, my mood instantly reflecting back the feelings of the vocalist.”

    Hiya. I’ve been told similar about writing – if the writer feels passionately, it will translate to the reader.

    I’ve gone “off” music lately. Dunno why. But once upon a time, I used to play tunes all the time. I can tell you, though, that I’ve felt the angelic rapture – and those tunes are my go-to’s.

    Thanks for the follow – I look forward to reading more of your writing.


  4. You just perfectly described how I feel when listening to music/vocals. Love your cover of Mad World, and the peek at the camera was adorable 😊

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