Me & my Songbrain

I have what can only be described as a “songbrain”. How it works:  a certain word or phrase will be used in my presence, or a mood will strike me and a song starts up between my ears. It’s like a have some kind of jukebox that clicks on just the right song to match what’s going on with me emotionally in the moment. I don’t have to will the song to play, it just does. 

Now, readers who are familiar with my blog surely understand my deep and abiding love for music. I have been known to wax nostalgic about music from my growing up years  like I did here: Song Stories

I’ve also shared my love of making Google playlists for myself, like I did here: Music Therapy

Suffice it to say:

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This is the song that runs through my head on days when my 50 year old body is crack ‘a lacking and I forget what I came down to the kitchen pantry to get. Today, truth be told, is kinda one of those days. Thank the good lord I have a massage scheduled later.

 

This is the song in my head when I’m feeling sassy, playful, and I’m having a particularly good hair day.

This is the song Hubs and I could very much relate to when our spawn were, at 14 months apart, in the throes of those oh so fun teenage years. It allowed us to daydream for a bit. Thanks, Fastball.

This is a song I recently discovered while listening to The Current, a MPR station out of the twin cities, which has a show on Sunday mornings entitled “United States of Americana”. This is a song that really makes me think and feel. Now when I am reading or watching news reports about young black youth being harassed, beaten, or killed (as in the case of Trayvon Martin in Florida), I hear this song in my head. “With a pocketful of Skittles”. That line, to me, is the essence of the entire song. He was just a kid.

“My Sweet Lord” by the late, great George Harrison is so beautiful to me. It comes to mind for me when I’m feeling present, aware, and grateful for all of the blessings I have in this life of mine. It’s both comforting and worshipful to me.

6 thoughts on “Me & my Songbrain”

  1. Now I know where I get that songbrain. Such an insightful post into who you are, mom, and I’m glad you use your privilege to speak up for those who are often silenced, and glad to see you baring your soul in your blogs, letting the public in to see your beautiful soul. Proud to be your kid.

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  2. I lovingly call these melodies that stay in my head, Ear worms. Today I had Christmas songs stuck in there. I sang those tunes all day. Have a jolly jolly Christmas..,🎶🎶🎶🎶

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    1. Yes, those darn ear worms. Yesterday I’m at Target, hungry and relaxed after a massage. I pass through the bakery section. Song that comes into my head in that moment is “Walk on By” by Dionne Warwick. I’m such a weirdo!

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