The Universal Language

July 5, 2012
By theFuneralSinger SILVER, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
theFuneralSinger SILVER, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"When words fail, music speaks." -Hans Christian Anderson

People don't understand
They can't hear it the way I do
They laugh
When tears pour down my face in reckless abandon
They ask, "what's the big deal?
It's just a song!"

They are the most unlucky people
I cannot imagine what my life would be like
Without hearing the intricate pattern
Of notes played with exact precision
Or of a single voice rising and falling, breaking your heart and sewing it back together

Without knowing the inspiration that comes with composing
Being ready to pull out your hair
Over a phrase or word that sounds
Wonderful in your head, but
Won't turn out on paper
Just right


I certainly can't imagine
Living without the knowledge
That's it's more than just a song, it's passion and hope
Sorrow and joy
Fear and fearlessness
Anger and forgiveness
Hatred and love
Captured on tape for the world to cherish for all eternity.
My heart aches for them,
The ones who will never truly understand what it means
To "close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar,"
To let the melodies drench you,


"Live, as you've never lived before"

I pity them
And I thank God
That I am lucky enough to hear the music.

The author's comments:
I came up with this while I was listening to music, and trying to find new songs to listen to.
This explains, for those who don't know me well enough, why music matters so much and what I hear when I listen to it. I hope many other people can relate to this, because it is one of the most euphoric feelings I have ever experienced.

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