I Don’t Have A Sad Song
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!