The song of September 30th, 2014

Greetings!

Today’s the last day of September. That means that half a month has passed and I have posted many songs. Today’s song is My Body by Young the Giant.

This song is a little strange. What do I mean? The lyrics don’t quite make sense, so I think their meaning may vary greatly. To one person, they may mean freedom, and exhaustion to another. To me, the song is about doing what you want and what you love, even if it “hurts”. This means, that sometimes one is tired, hasn’t slept for many hours…but is still doing what they love, and that makes the work lighter. Or, the task is too hard, but if you feel good performing it, then you should follow your heart and do it. I have been in some of those situations. I think “well, I may have a bad consequence for this, but I will feel very good after this.” As the song says, “my body tells me ‘no’, but I won’t quit, ’cause I want more.”

I can think of one situation which quite literally follows the lyrics. I was in a school with a hard system. It was three years of “pain” (remember Someday by Rob Thomas?) There were times in which I wanted to quit. I lost many hours of sleep and was tired. I didn’t like some subjects. But I wanted that, and that was the only system with which I would feel comfortable. I would not be fine in another school or system. My heart said “STAY!”

And so I listened to it. I finished and now I feel grateful because I decided to stay. And what I got during that stage of my life has helped me in many aspects. I decided by myself to do what I wished, and it was the best decision I could ever make. And this is just one example in which I relate to this song.

So, to me this song is about taking risks and doing what makes one’s heart happy. Because, after all, that’s what makes a good life, isn’t it?

Enjoy the song, and October comes tomorrow!

– Karl

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The song of September 29th, 2014

Hello!

Today’s song is very special to me and I find it very relatable to. It is Little Wonders by Rob Thomas.

As I’ve said before, I’m not really emotional. So, when a song is able to make me cry (or at least make my eyes watery), I consider it to be special. This is because it has touched my heart, made me remember parts of my life, or something like that. It’s not just once that this song has made me almost cry. I feel really emotional whenever I listen to it.

And it’s probably because my mom dedicated it to me. And it’s because of her that I try to find the good parts in life. Whenever I listen to it, I feel like she’s singing it to me. And she’s telling me “Our lives are made of these small hours, these little wonders, these twists and turns of fate” and giving me the strength to move on. One particular day, I was feeling down on the bus and this song played on my iPod. It really made me stronger. I realized that I was keeping many things that were hurting me, so I should take them out. My mind cleared and I could see the answer.

It’s amazing how powerful music is when one feels it. That’s the reason of this blog. Music can tell us everything we’re looking for, and it can even make us see what we don’t want to. Music can cause epiphanies. But we can’t expect music to save us by itself. We must work on ourselves and keep improving. Shake the bad days off and raise our heads.

And so, with this blog and music every day, I can know myself a little better. With this, I can become a better person.

Enjoy the song!

– Karl

The song of September 28th, 2014

Hi there!

Today’s International Sunday! What does this mean? Well, as I said before, every Sunday I will post a song in a language which is not English. Why? Because many non-English songs are important to me, and they do deserve a spot on this blog. Today’s song is in German. It is Nie Vergessen (Never forget) by Glasperlenspiel (The glass bead game).

I had a friend. We were so close and I considered him my best friend. We were about 8 years old but the friendship felt really strong. And it wasn’t only by me. He sent me Christmas cards saying I was his best friend. He had to switch schools and we grew apart. Those days, there wasn’t any Facebook or Messenger, and we didn’t have cell phones. We had no way of communicating with each other.

I thought it would last. But it didn’t. We haven’t seen each other since then. I sometimes read those cards and remember him. I think, I should search for him, at least on Facebook. But I don’t, because I don’t know if he’ll remember me. And then I prefer to let it the way it is. It is a good memory, and even if I tried, it would not be as it was before. We have each made our own friends, experiences and personality; and they may not be the same as those of the 8 year old boys who played tag at school.

But I cherish those moments we spend together. He made me feel special and he has a special spot in my memories. If destiny decides to join our ways again, I’ll greet him with a smile. I hope he does the same. I will never forget him.

– Karl


P.S. Here are the original and translated lyrics (German and English).

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The song of September 27th, 2014

Hello!

Today’s song is a little more upbeat than previous songs I’ve posted. It is about something I’ve felt and I’m happy about that. It’s Feelin’ Good by Christina Grimmie.

So, I’ve had bad days and good days. But sometimes I wake up and say “I won’t let anything get in my way.” During the day, I try not to break that promise. And this song reflects this. It’s about enjoying life and getting crazy, because you can convince yourself that everything is right.

And, as a specific example of why I relate to this song, it’s the fact that I don’t receive many invitations to go out, and when I tell my friends about that it’s almost impossible to accomplish. So, I have gone out by myself and I certainly enjoy that. Sometimes I prefer to be alone than with someone. And you can really have a good time by yourself.

I celebrate those days. I usually dance, sing and move a lot because I feel happy. And I really like that, I don’t even care what other people may think about the boy singing silently (sometimes out loud) or dancing to a silent rhythm. I think that if I’m happy, I should show that to the world. And, actually, the world seems brighter. The bad days seem too far in the past to feel bad about them, and the situations which would ruin a normal day seem too small to even bother about them. And so I tell the world: “I’M FEELIN’ GOOD!”

Hope you like the song, and tomorrow is International Sunday!

– Karl

The song of September 26th, 2014

Hello!

Today’s song has helped me through hard times. It’s something I’ve felt and so I post it today. It’s Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia.

When I was younger, some of my classmates used to think I was too pretentious, and that would affect the way they treated me. Fortunately, I never suffered from bullying (except some really short cases). I used to feel bad about that, but I grew up and I didn’t care anymore. I thought that the only one who must accept me for who I am is myself. And now that I’m older, I’ve found some people who have tried to stop me. They shout really loud but they can’t silence my inner voices who tell me “Go on! This is what you want!”.

I prefer to listen the ones in my head. They know what I want and what is best to me. The others only know me from the outside, and so I don’t let them decide on my life. Even if they want to take me down, and even if they succeed, I will get up and continue climbing until I reach my goals.

And so I tell them: I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose, fire away, fire away. They won’t stop me.

Enjoy the song!

– Karl

The song of September 25th, 2014

Greetings!

Today’s song is dedicated to all the people I love, because I’ll always be there for them. It’s Guardian by Alanis Morissette.

I love to help. I think that if you can do something for someone, you should do it. Because having the knowledge and the ability does not mean anything if you keep it for yourself. So, I like to teach, and give a hand to many people I consider special. Obviously, that hasn’t always had good results. Some people don’t like help, for any reason. And even if people don’t appreciate it, that won’t stop me from lending a hand whenever I can (and want).

And so, I want to tell the people who have marked my life in any aspect, that I’ll be there for them. If they want someone to talk, to be heard, or just to let everything out, I’m there. Even though sometimes I might get hurt, I’ll be there for those who I consider worthy. Because I know that, if I ever need something, many of them will give me a hand, as they have proved before.

As I wrote before, sometimes you only need someone who will listen to you, and wait for you. I hope you have someone like that. I do, and I am grateful for that.

Enjoy the song!

– Karl

The song of September 24th, 2014

Hello there!

Today I listened to this song I really could relate to it. So I thought I should post it here. It is Invisible by Hunter Hayes.

I could relate because I’ve felt the loneliness. I’m usually the one who sees things from a different perspective, usually more complicated (to others, it’s easy to me). And, because of that, I used to feel like I didn’t belong in any group. They didn’t see what I saw. I could tolerate them, and have a good time with them. But when it came to showing my likes and ideas, they usually gave little time. That didn’t stopped me from showing my likes, because I felt very comfortable when talking about them; but I still felt lonely. Fortunately, people didn’t give me a bad time.

I’m still trying to adapt (not change) to others, and to enjoy loneliness. But sometimes you need someone you can talk to, and share thoughts with. And I recently discovered that many of my close friends were not as I imagined them. I try to be strong not for them, but for me. And I keep trying.

Yes, I’ve been ignored. I’ve felt like I was invisible and mute. Even by people I consider important to me. But I won’t hide myself from anyone. I’ve seen people posting on Facebook “don’t scream that you’re happy, because envy is a light sleeper.” And I think that’s not the solution to avoid judgement. Many people fight for what they like and everybody should (or at least be honest to themselves).

And I know that if I show my true feelings, I’ll find someone to share them with, and I’ll realize that I’m not invisible anymore. That’s why I try every day to tell the world my ideas, even if everyone else feels uncomfortable with or make fun of them.

Hope you like this song!

– Karl