Saturday, October 17, 2009
I was thinking about all my favorite songs - they all have a similar theme, of yearning, love, often unrequited love, and the ultimate aloneness we all face.
Which is so odd for someone who is essentially happy and cheery - it takes a lot for me to be depressed, sad, and I somehow always manage to find the one bright way of looking at something.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Viva La Vida
Walk Away Renee
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Most of Midge Ure (of Ultravox)
I could go on and on. Part of it is the melody. Part of it is the imagery of the words. Part of it is I like a song that tells a story, makes me think.
And, well, maybe I'm just more existential than I realize. More philosophical. Of the opinion that we're born alone, we die alone, but life is all about experiences and relationships, and trying to leave something positive behind before we go.
I don't know. I've just been thinking about this lately. Looking at the music on my iPod, thinking about themes in life.