I listen to the oldies station when I don’t have the cd player on in the car. (Of course, the cd’s are oldies, too.) Sometimes the lyrics affect me now in a way they never did when I was younger.
I’ll hear a song I haven’t really paid attention to for years. Suddenly, the lyrics remind me of someone I know….they remind me of something in my life now.
“He wants to dream like a young man
With the wisdom of an old man
He wants his home and security
He wants to live like a sailor at sea”
This Bob Seger song brought me to tears today, thinking of a friend. Funny how music does that. Reminds me just how powerful music can be.
Of course, not every song touches the heart…sometimes they are just a good sing-a-long. Silly lyrics, clever lyrics, just for fun. I like those, too. Those songs are the reason I most often listen to on the oldies station – I listen for laughs, not tears.