I’ve mentioned before a few of the different playlists I have and the different categories I sort my music into. We all have certain songs that strike the right chords within each of us, whether musically or lyrically, or both. I have a number of them that hit me both ways like that. I call them my “pure” songs, their purity lying in what I consider the perfection of lyrical and musical combination—to ME. I’d been meaning to write about them, but found myself having a hard time. First of all, if I consider the song to be perfect, how in the hell could I write about it? WHY would I write about it? Why not just put up a link to the song with the lyrics and let you see for yourself? I guess the answer to all those questions comes down to the fact that I’m aware we are all different and have different tastes, and I’m afraid you may miss what I see in each song unless I show you. I’ve said before that when I share a song, it’s because either the song says to you what I want to say to you or I want to share with you what that song does for me.
So I put together a list of my “pure” songs, or my ‘standouts’, and started making comments next to each song. Then I realized I couldn’t do any of the songs justice in a few words. Also, too, the range of moods/feelings covered in the group of songs was so varied that I felt that I could never get my meaning across having them all lumped together like that, so they would have to be discussed individually. Then I ran into the REAL problem: If I came across a “perfect” line or beat, how could I describe it?
I shelved the idea for a while, but each time I heard one of my special songs, I felt the need to share it, to share the comfort or whatever I got from it. To share what it was about the song that resonates with me, hoping that you will be able to feel it, too.