Tuesday, July 17, 2012

with tears

Isn't live music wonderful. It has a presence, something almost tangible.
Perhaps it is the personality of the singer themselves that is communicated. They say that communication is more about body language and tone than it is about the words themselves and that is surely true of music and song.
And like a Pied Piper piping, the rhythm itself draws people. A crowd will gather, toes will tap, bodies sway, eyes close.
I found myself sitting on the ground, surrounded by strangers and yet it was as though I alone were listening.
The melody disarmed me.
The lyrics spoke as though they were my own thoughts.
My face was wet with tears.

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