Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anthem Challenge #9

It's been a while since I have done this. Bear with me while I get my rhythm right.
I am so happy I decided to do this. The whole series has not just made me aware of "my music" but also refreshed many snippets, stories, incidents, friendships, relationships. I really recommend you to try this. Also, I would really like to thank Paul for giving so many of us this idea and blog fodder that comes with it :). I think I will continue with this series.
The Anthem Challenge
If You Could Read My Mind By Gordon Lightfoot 

Some songs stay with you like a loyal friend. They are for you. Always. They help you during those dark nights and keep your emotions in check on a shiny happy day. . You find your meaning in those 12-15 lines and everything feels so relevant. It is really funny even when the situation takes a 180 degree turn these songs feel very much a part of the story. Your story. And that's exactly what this song means to me.

I am not sure when and from where I inherited this song. That's the thing with music you rarely end up discovering it. Most of it is inherited from your surroundings, family, friends etc. The details are hazy. This phone was always there on my phone/ iTunes. I am not sure how and when that happened. All I remember is when I was in the UK I went out for an afternoon run and this song started playing just as I crossed my 6th mile. I don't know what was it but the song kept me going. That's when I finally registered this song in my head. This song always existed in my subconscious mind (is that even possible?) somewhere.  
It's a beautiful and poignant song. The melody is just dreamy. The metaphors couldn't have been more fitting. That day while running when I acknowledged this song I kept on thinking about it and some connection with it. A couple of days later I realized that I watched this movie back in 2004 and this song plays just before the end credits and the song was so fitting there. There are a lot of interpretations for this song and initially I thought it meant happy things until someone pointed out the dark side. I have my own interpretations and yes I love to sing this one on good days and on bad days. It does it for me.



Ciao..
N.B: I could have written the exact post for this song.. #Choices

9 comments:

  1. SA, your posts don't show on my reader. I would not have seen this if I hadn't hopped over. I completely identify with everything you have written. I have a lot of loyal songs. Only thing, I am almost exclusively listening to Indian music. Can't imagine living without songs. I did listen to your song though. It is nice :-)

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  2. @GM: I am quite surprised to know that. I changed my template as a part of "New Me" and I think that has screwed things up.
    Yes, I really really really recommend you try this Anthem Challenge. I laughed at it initially but yes I was really naive.. It reminds you of so many forgotten things and it's not even funny.

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    1. And it does not give me comments notification too :-( I came back to see if you have responded. Maybe because this is not a wordpress site?

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    2. How I wish I could use my IT skills.. *sigh*. You have given me a project now for the weekend.

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    3. Migrate to wordpress :-) I keep coming back to check. Plus, commenting is also challenging.

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    4. Hi - Just testing something. Ping me if you receive a notification.

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  3. How do I follow your blog SA? I don't see the option anywhere. :(

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    1. Hi- Just testing changes. Did you get any comment notification?

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  4. Nope. No notification. :( I saw this when I came to check if you had replied. Also, unable to reply directly to your comment.

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