There are many genres of music that express different meanings. Music can express feelings, views, problems we face, solutions, and many other things. It can get you through the tough times. It can also make certain moments beautiful. Music helps us all say the words we cannot find.
In past history, music has had to suffer consequences. An example is when music was banned from being a luxury. No one was able to sing a note, dance, and even tap their toe when they started feeling jazzy. For me, let us just say that I would be suffering consequences greatly. There is not a moment in time when there is not a song running through my head or I am humming to a little ditty. To this day, in areas like Afghanistan, Russia, some places in the United States, and many other places, some genres of music are still banned.
From the front line to the technical devices here at home, from the subway, below the ground, to the planes, high in the sky, music is everywhere. Everyone has a song in their soul and within our lives we try to write it. Our songs explain who we are as people, who we wish to be, and or what we have become. Ronald Reagan once said, "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." Whether it is in our cars going to work, school, or just to jam at home, music plays a HUGE role in our everyday lives.
According to Jimi Hendrix, "Music does not lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." Attitude is something I strongly believe can be changed by a melody, or a harmony. There was a point in time where if you knew me, I was not myself due to a diabolical change within my life, like moving to Ely, MN. I could not bear the thought to leave, it hurt too much. I was terrified, thinking that I would not have what I had in the cities. Everything was out of reach. I knew no one here. I had no one to talk to or hangout with while making the transition. But, within the music I had and have been listening to, I realized that who you are is not where you have been. It taught me that no matter where you are, you should be yourself and that is the best you will ever be. Music gave me strength and faith. It helped me view things differently. Like when a new song comes onto the radio, that was my new song; a new beginning for myself and my family. Everybody goes through difficult things and all we can do is be comforted by music when we have nothing else.
Music has influenced me a great deal. I have written my own songs. I have written simple poems as well. During the first few months that I spent in Ely, I think that was all I did. I used to say that music is my life. Now itís completely true. Music for me has explained my life, my feelings, points of views and so much more. It has made moments that should have been awkward amazing. Music has made me cry and it has made me laugh. Music has made my life into something worth living for me.