Songs from the musical vacuum:….take me back to the start.
A friend of mine once told me that I must live ‘in a musical vacuum’ because there’s a lot of popular songs that I’ve never listened to, much less heard of.
Often, I don’t want to agree with her for two good reasons.
First, I’ll pretty much listen to any and all genres of music.
And second, I’m pretty much listening to music all of the time.
Yes, much like Starlord, I have a soundtrack to my days, if not, my entire life…so I cannot fathom how this could be.
I do not want to believe that I live in a musical vacuum. I tell myself that I’d know a popular song if I heard it before, wouldn’t I?
So last night, she sent me a link to this:
This is Lennon Roach.
He is an munitions system specialist for the US Air Force stationed in Lakenheath England.
So I listened to the song, and then I went to bed.
But I woke up this morning with bits of that lovely melody and heartfelt lyrics still resonating in my head.
So I’ve been thinking of this song all morning.
I must’ve clicked on the link a dozen times, listening to it since last night.
Because of the way that it was shared, I did not see the tag that identifies this song, but I found myself absolutely falling in love with the words and the melody.
Once I’d practically memorized the lyrics of the song…I realized I had to know more.
So I Googled the song lyrics, expecting that this would be an original piece.
Much to my surprise, I found out this morning that it’s a cover of Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist.’
Maybe I do live in a musical vacuum.
I stand corrected.