If you listen to country radio, you’ve heard Eric Church’s “Springsteen” all over the air this summer. Since the first time I heard it while driving through Athens in May, I’ve been enamored with the song both for its unique sound and thought provoking lyrics.
My favorite line is “Funny how a melody sounds like a memory,” and the entire song perfectly conveys just how powerful music can be in capturing experiences within our hearts. In my own life, just a short piece of a song can carry me to a different time, and when I stop and listen, that melody brings with it all the emotion of a memory. Sometimes I relive a sweet moment; other times it brings up things I’d rather forget. Either way, I’m pretty sure that line of “Springsteen” is talking about a sensation that happens in everyone’s life, not just mine.
I know I have songs that will probably never fail to evoke a memory from my heart. Don’t you think that speaks volumes for the power of music?
I want to know how music has helped you capture and relive memories– good and bad. Is there a song that will always make you smile to yourself? One that sends a pang through your heart? One that lets you experience a moment of pure joy as if it were still happening?
If you have a melody that “sounds like a memory,” leave a comment and share your story!
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