Songs that Elicit Emotions.................
Miss You by Everything but the girl.
1.) It was popular in Austria and Germany when I spent the summer with my grandma who has since passed away. How I wish I could relive the summer of 1998 and get a chance to do what I did again. I am so glad I took her invitation to learn more about my Austrian heritage. She is the reason I speak German like a proud Austrian.
The song also reminds me about the many people that have come in and out of my life, people I thought I would be around forever, people I thought were family. I will pass by my old houses that I used to live in (I moved a lot), or old hang out spots and remember the days that I wanted to grow up so fast and I thought I would never grow up, I hadn't been to college yet, I hadn't even really traveled. Where my brother and I loathed each other and I never thought I would miss him and that we would live far apart. You know what they say, cherish your siblings because in the end all you will have is each other.
I think about the friends I have now and I wonder if we will continue to be in each others' lives or if they too will just become a memory.
How often are you forced to walk by places that used to hold so many memories but are now empty regular places because everyone has moved on? Streets your best friend or sweetheart lived on but has since moved away and all you are left with is that house occupied with people you don't even know ? I feel I am unnecessarily sentimental and while people come and go, buildings and places are solid and I get a lot of feeling and emotions from them. A couple of years ago I drove by one of the first houses we lived in when my family moved to the SF Bay Area, and the last one we all lived together as a family. A mean looking lady saw me in the street and gave me a nasty stare. It was hard looking at that place, knowing that so many years went by and other people are occupying your house (even though wasn't really mine).
Some places and their memories fade, but then again some never will.
My life is so completely different than it was growing up or even in college. Then I walk by places I used to live, or places I would hang out at all the time and it beings back all the memories, feelings I thought I had long forgotten about, the excitement, the fear, everything. I included the music video because I feel that it captures how I feel so well.
2.) Blurry by Puddle of Mudd
This song came out when I went through my first real bout of depresson in college around 2001 and was one of the reasons I got into Alternative music. It helped me get through it and feel a little better. Alternative music helped me heal lot. I used to see this music video on TV and just put my head on the pillow and let the music move me for a few minutes.
3.) Alive by POD".
After I listened to Puddle of Mudd, this song would make me feel better. Very uplifting, and another reason I got into Alternative music. Wonderful message.
4.) Hotel California by The Eagles. This song was one that was a staple in our household growing up with my parents and their friends. We would either listen to it while someone was playing the guitar or we would sing along to it.
Then wouldn't you know it, this past Thanksgiving, my cousin played it again on his guitar. Definitely an oldie but a goodie that will never go out of style in my book.
5.)And for good measure....... Freaks of the Industry by Digital Underground
Brings back memories of High School. In my senior year, I was put in Christian school where we were preached to over and over and over about saving sex for marriage. We had bible study, we were taught to be model Christians. But when prom time came around, we were belting this out word for word. "Cheek for cheek, pound for pound, you taxin' it, you waxin' it, and workin' it around till her booty start makin' that clappin' sound......" Yes, that's where my parents' hard earned dollars went.
Feel free to tell me your songs.............