Thursday, February 26, 2009

Well, I thought I'd enlighten you as to why...

There's a reason why I like the music I like. I've been thinking about that. Because a lot of it is subconscious, you know? I don't think we think about WHY we like the things we like too much. But I've been thinking about that, and I came up with a few reasons. And here they are:

The Music I Like Has to Have
1. Most important for me: good lyrics. Lyrics are the most important part of the song to me. The melody is of secondary importance (although if the melody is horrible and the words are great, I doubt I would like it. It's a good thing people with horrible melodies are (for the most part) excluded from the music scene.) to me, because I like words. And if the words are extremely well written and similar to poetry, then I will probably like the song. For an example of amazing lyrics, see Hazy Shade of Winter, by Simon and Garfunkel:
Time, time, time, see whats become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please
But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hear the salvation army band
Down by the riverside, its bound to be a better ride
Than what youve got planned
Carry your cup in your hand
And look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hang on to your hopes, my friend
Thats an easy thing to say, but if your hopes should pass away
Simply pretend
That you can build them again
Look around, the grass is high
The fields are ripe, its the springtime of my life

Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Wont you stop and remember me
At any convenient time
Funny how my memory slips while looking over manuscripts
Of unpublished rhyme
Drinking my vodka and lime

But look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Look around, leaves are brown
Theres a patch of snow on the ground...

Alliteration is amazing. I like lyrics like those ones. Anyway. On to point two.

2. A good melody, that's unpredictable and catchy (i.e. that will get stuck in your head). I'm not talking about the songs that get stuck in your head and you hate that fact...because those aren't amazing. But I love the song melodies that you can't tell what's going to happen until you hear it. 

3. Everybody likes a song they can identify with. Therefore, we have this point. My favorite songs are the ones that apply to me. I think most people feel this way and can understand this. People are always searching for something that applies to the situation they're in. 

So there you have it. There may be some more things that contribute to why I like the music I like, but those are the important things. Maybe now you can understand now why the music I'm posting on here is here. 

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