Yes, music does me good. And you?
Whenever I’ve gone through a rough patch in life. Anytime I’ve spent hours, days, or even weeks alone. And basically during any part of life’s up’s and down’s, music was there. And I love knowing it’s always there. Because music does me good. Can I get an amen?
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Music does me good, but not just any music.
And that’s true for anyone. But unfortunately, for most people I’d have to include the word “can”. Music “can” do you good. But it’s not just anything you listen to that you call music. I know what some will say. “It’s subjective, Tony.” Yeah…to a degree. But there comes a point when it becomes perverted into something else entirely. And that’s when it does you harm.
For example, I live on a busy street. Lots of vehicles go by. All day. Every day. And there’s a traffic light about 50 yards from my house. So, many times a day a line of traffic forms out front. And many of those times there’s someone, in one of those cars, with their sound system up so loud, it vibrates the windows on our house. Of course, during nice weather, those nice people roll down their windows and generously share their “music.”
But that’s not what they’re sharing.
Most of those excessively loud beats are used to broadcast vile, despicable, so-called “lyrics.” And most of those so-called “lyrics” aren’t being sung. They’re being yelled. Or screamed. And hissed. And growled.
That’s not music.
Real music is played by real musicians. With real feeling. And real dynamics. And it should be a gentle force in your head that does your body, mind, and spirit good. Plus, it should make you feel more like serving your fellow human beings. Yeah, it should even help raise your character, or begin to put you in that mood. (collective “Gasp!)
Of course, I can hear the echoes of the millions who would dare to disagree. And that’s perfectly OK with me. Because it won’t make me any less right. In fact, it might help prove my point.
Music does me good when it’s playing like it should.
And there’s nothing like a song to make things better.
Music is a way you can redirect your day.
It’s like sending your own heart a new love letter.
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