I have an incredibly huge list of songs that I love from the very bottom of my heart. There are different classes in that huge list though. I can't exactly explain why I find so many different classes in it. I just know there is this one particular class that I love beyond anything else. Because those songs are special in some strange way. I don't understand how those songs just weave a magical sense of happiness or comfort around me. Some songs in a way behave like friends. They know just the right things to say and make you feel better.
One such song, which is among the top 5 in my list is "Smile" by Michael Jackson. I have no idea what is about that song that captures me. It might be a combination of amazing lyrics with the most beautiful tune. I discovered that at times when I felt there was something on my mind that was troubling me, this song used to just make me feel so much lighter. I used to cry a bit while listening to this song. But it never failed to make me feel better and try to work my way around whatever it was that was troubled me. I was so glad that my dad bought that CD. That song made a huge difference to me for some strange reason.
Nothing in this world is permanent. Same rule applies to CDs. And unfortunately, this particular CD started detoriating and soon started giving problems. It has 15 songs totally and the 15th song is "smile". And it was that very song which used to skip and get stuck towards the end of the CD. I got really annoyed and sad at the same time. That song used to make me feel great whenever I was down. Amazingly, it had become almost like a friend to me. Now it was not working properly.
That happened a few years back. Since then, I listened to that song only in emergency situations. I probably listened to that song only twice or thrice a year. And each time it used to get stuck. I never listened to the entire song without some interruption or the other.
Recently, I learnt that songs could be saved from a CD to a computer. And today, when I was just going through my CD collection in my room, I came across this Michael Jackson CD which I hadn't heard in a long time. Its been a year since I last listened to "smile". I decided to give it a shot and try saving only that song to see if it skipped and stalled even when saved on to my computer. I saved the track, played it and waited with bated breath. And to my greatest surprise and joy, it did not skip even once! After God only knows how many years I was able to listen to the entire song without any interruption!
Even though I have become less dependent on that song to handle my emotions, listening to the entire song was like getting an old, long lost friend back.
Songs like this make me wonder.... why does music make such a big impact in some of our lives? Why is it that listening to certain songs can change your mood instantly? Hmmm.... there must be some explanation to that... Do you have a special song that comforts you when you are down and depressed?
Anyway.. as far as the explanation is concerned, I am sure I'll find out sooner or later. Even if I never find out, I don't care. That song is working again and I couldn't be happier. I have been listening to that song in a loop for a long time now! And I just can't stop grinning :D :D:D:D
Long live music! Especially music that touches the heart and soul. :)