The song of September 30th, 2014


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


The song of September 17th, 2014


Today is the second day I share a song. I feel good with this blog so far, and I really want to continue. That’s why, after much thought, I decided that the song for today would be Someday by Rob Thomas.

Why did I choose this song? Well, recently I finished a very important part in my life. It was 3 years of no sleep, procrastination, and too many essays. Three years ago, I thought today was too far ahead. It started getting harder and harder and I couldn’t see the end. I thought about quitting. But my mind and my heart told me “no! This is what you want, so make it possible!”. I listened to them.

The second year was horrible, and the third one wasn’t much better. But I felt fine with it because that’s what I wanted and what I decided to do. I wouldn’t quit. And then, the day came. The day when I realized that three years can pass very quickly. You blink once, and it’s 36 months ahead.

I took a deep breath, and smiled. All that I had fought for, that I hadn’t slept for…I had it in my hands. That’s when I found the meaning of Someday for me. It’s about trying and trying until you get it, because you’ll eventually get it. And I did it. Those three years were completely worth it, without doubt.

And now, I keep a beautiful memory of the people who I met during those three years, the experiences I lived, and the times I cried and laughed. My advice is: cherish the hardest path, the darkest tunnel, because it will lead to the brightest fulfillment.

Enjoy the song as much as I do!

– Karl