Music can send you to near euphoria, then another track can send you spiraling downwards.
Today I was driving with the radio on. It was a sunny day and with shades on, I'd cranked the volume. The sunshine had heated up the car interior so I'd put the window down. For a little while, my life seemed more than O.K.
This comes on the radio...
Happy (Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues")
...and my mood takes a total nose dive. (Ironically!)
I don't remember ever hearing it before, so I don't think I have any sort of emotional attachment or association.
I have songs that I can't listen to as they just make me feel shit, some of these are because of associations that I DO have. Similarly I have songs that generally cheer me up.
I could write pages on this as I find some music so emotive that it doesn't always work in my favour and this seems to be a real issue for me.
What about you, are there songs you use to cheer yourself up? Songs you use to wallow in your crappy mood or songs you can't listen to? Tell me!
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