How many times have you been next to the radio singing along that song that makes you remember all your past memories? How many times have you sung in the shower? Well, you are not the only one who has done it. And it is just because music has been part of our lives since we were born or even before that. It can’t be denied that when listening to a song, we tend to relate it to some past experiences or to our lives today. That’s how we have music for broken hearts, music for optimistic people, and catchy music for dancing people.
For those who can play any musical instrument, the situation is even better. The reason is that not only can they sing, but also they can play their favorite music. There is a great number of people who became musicians with the objective to be like their music heroes. The question is why do we have that penchant for music? The answer is a simple but uncertain “I don’t know”. It’s a mystery why music has been considered as the expression of our souls.
Not many people seem to realize the influence that music has on us. Consciously or unconsciously, we feel identified with the lyrics of a song. Maybe it is in our genes. What is really curious is the reaction a song can trigger. I can assume from my humble opinion that everybody has cried, smiled or laughed at least once with a song.
Another interesting thing about music is all the music bands that appeared and were able to instill a way of thinking in multiple generations. Many of these thoughts have remained unalterable through the years. That can explain why we can still hear songs that were made 40 or 50 years ago. Why is this special? To answer this question, it is enough to see the impressive number of people who listen to these songs now but hadn’t been born when these songs were released.
We don’t know for sure what else can be done with music, but what we really know is that as long as people never lose their feelings, music will be there for us, the melancholic, the passionate, the dreamers who enjoy a good song.
Assume (v): To accept an idea based on suppositions. Ex: Wow! You studied all night long. I assume you will have a good score in you exam.
Catchy (adj): Very nice and easy to remember. Ex: All new singers prefer to write catchy lyrics to have more fans.
Instill (v): To make somebody think or behave in a particular way. Ex: Gandhi wanted to instill the idea of peace among his pupils.
Melancholic (adj): Sad. Ex: I feel melancholic when I remember my grandpa. He died many years ago.
Penchant (n): A preference. Ex: My brother has a penchant for fish. He thinks it is delicious.
Release (v): To Publish, to show. Ex: The new movie will be released next year.
Sing along (v): To sing a song while this song is being played on the radio or a person is singing it. Ex: Every time I hear that song, I can’t help singing along.
Trigger (v): To cause, to provoke. Ex: Smoking can trigger lung cancer.
Unalterable (adj): That can’t be changed, immutable. Ex: The rules of the game are unalterable regardless of who is playing. No one can change them.
Uncertain (adj): Unclear. Ex: It’s really uncertain how she could get a promotion especially when she was always late.
What song makes you feel melancholic? happy? Do you sing along when you hear your song on the radio?
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And all that jazz: And other similar things, and things like that. Ex: I need paper, scissors, color pens and all that jazz to make the cards.
Call the tune (shot): To be the person who controls a situation. Ex:Tom was running the business, but his father was still calling the tunes.
It takes two to tango: If two people are involved in a bad situation, both must be responsible. Ex: Linda blames Becky for stealing her husband, but well, it takes two to tango.
Strike a chord (with sb): To cause someone to remember something; to be familiar or to show some connection with their lives. Ex: The boy in the old photograph struck a chord with me. Later I realized it was my father.