Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Melody Can Bring Back A Memory (Slice of Life Story Day Ten)

There's a country song by Clint Black titled "State of Mind" that has a beautiful phrase in it.

"Ain't it funny how a melody can bring back a memory
Take you to another place in time
Completely change your state of mind"

I believe this to be so very true because if I hear certain songs it is as if I am transported back in time through some sort of machine and I experience a moment all over again.

"God Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts takes me to the moment where I stepped into my husband's arms for our first dance on our wedding day.

"Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba transforms me to my freshman year of college.  I feel as if I am standing on the front porch of my sorority house for the first time meeting my sorority sisters.

"Midnight Train to Georgia" covered by the Indigo Girls puts me in the car with my best friend Sam when we drove hours together to go see our friend Mary Ellen.

And......I can't believe I am going to say this......

"Hangin Tough" by New Kids on the Block makes me feel like a kid again fascinated with my first boy band.

What melodies trigger memories for you?

1 comment:

  1. Too many to count, but the melody from Bad by U2 still resonates with me 25 years after hearing at a hs party. 25 years yikes!