There was an online quiz titled, “Everyone has a sad song. Find out which one is yours!”
The title got me thinking. Sad song? Do I have a sad song? And then I understood something profound; something important. It is a truth that defines me and drives my creativity and choices in music, art and entertainment.
I don’t identify with any sad songs. And there are no sad songs that I listen to when I am low.
Even in my saddest hour, it is a peppy number that I reach out to. Songs with a good beat and beautiful lyrics make my darkest day bright.
Perhaps, the saddest song I can think of is the duet, ‘Thunderclouds‘ by LSD (#Labrinth, #Sia and #Diplo), which is more about the anxiety in a relationship and the partners reassuring each other about their mutual commitments. And that’s an ideal situation, rather than a painful manoeuvre in any romantic relationship.
When I was really young, a good friend gave me a Ghazal album by #AdnanSami– ‘Kabhi to Nazar Milao‘. It is rated as one of the most romantic #Ghazal albums, ever. Unfortunately, I found the album to be the most depressing ever.
Songs without a happy tempo, hold no light for me.
For me, music is a conversation with the soul. Anything that pains the soul is not worth a listen. Every bit that lifts the soul is worth being a part of my music collection. I rejoice with music even on the most depressing day.
I am unsure how many people would recognize my need to search for happiness in everything I do. But that’s the purpose of my life. To find and spread happiness.
And what is joy without pace?
What is delightful touches the inner core!
So, how can I have a sad song when it just trickles through my life unseen?
Yes, I don’t have a sad song. And yes, the happiest song makes me teary-eyed!
Very nice and braver announcement that ‘ I don’t have sad song’ 👍
That’s positive indication as well as indication that, it doesn’t seem to have in my life journey. But to have diverse perspectives, sadness no more exists!
Thank you, Dhruv. I’m glad you liked the perspective. 🙂