Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Music Flash Backs

I listen to Pandora at work most days, and today I had a series of crazy music flash backs. You know, those moments where a song transports you back to a specific place and time. Where the memory feel so real that you swear you are living it all over again.

I just kept getting these songs over and over today. Among them...

1) "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman. My roommate Emily and I practically had this song on repeat our entire freshman year. It always makes me think of Sunday study sessions on our gnarly black futon.

2) "Breathe" by Faith Hill. This is the song that was playing when I kissed my high school boyfriend for the first time. It was after junior prom, before he was my boyfriend. When I hear it, I swear I can still feel the scratchy toile of my prom dress.

3) "Wonderwall" by Oasis. Vegas. Spring Break. 2005. My girlfriends and I were obsessed with a cover band that played in our hotel, and they sang this song every night. I can't help but smile when I think about that trip.

4) "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones. This was our wedding song, but it's had special meaning to Ben and I for a long time. When I hear it, it's like a continuum of memories... from flirting (ahem, studying) at my apartment in college, to his arms wrapped around me in my wedding dress.

Do you have any songs that provoke an intense emotional connection? It's such a powerful experience for me. Crazy to hear so many in one day!

1 comment:

  1. I have a "Wonderwall" flash back too! I think of my first boyfriend and I driving in his blue Grand Am and he played it for me. I was obsessed with listening to it because I felt it spoke to us as a couple. Weird!


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