Wow, it has been a while! I have just been so busy! :)
Well, let's get started shall we?
A few weeks ago I went to a John Mayer concert with a great friend. I do love music ( as previously written about) so this was a treat since I do love his music. Maybe not the actual person, but then again I don't know him, just what the tabloids say about him. It was a great concert! He really didn't play a huge song list, but he did a lot of "jamming", so it was a great concert. I felt as though I was in a club or bar and not a huge arena. He played a lot of great songs, a lot of my favorite songs, not just of his, but oldies. My favorite he saved until the encore and sure enough as soon as I heard those three notes in the beginning I just knew. (And of course screamed like a schoolgirl). Gravity. MMMMMmmmmm. Just thinking about it right now makes me happy.
After the concert, my friend brought up a good point. I wonder what he was going through when he wrote those songs. Which made me start to think about all singer/songwriters and listen a bit more closely to their lyrics. Which then led me to think of how theses artists give us a window into their lives and their ups and downs. Yes, I know this is cliche, but if it is the story of their lives and a peek into how their mind works. So I figure if you follow an artist long enough, you almost feel as though you know that person. Which is why I think people are touched and moved these artists.
So, maybe from now on, you will take a closer listen to lyrics and not just the music, and realize that the lyrics that make up the songs are a piece of the person that is singing it. So listen and then appreciate.