Saturday, September 26, 2015

Half Way Through the Year

New resolutions, new clothes, and new hobby for a new year. Definitely, I have a new playlist. Lately, I’ve been listening to The National, which explains the title. One of my favorites is entitled “All the wine”. I can keep listening to it over and over again. I heard it from watching Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and let me just say that the film has an awesome soundtrack.

I enjoy listening to a song again and again, while I try to figure out what the song means. More importantly, I always try to figure out what the artist wanted to say with its lyrics. I don’t like concluding what the song meant by myself. I simply enjoy the idea.  It’s been a habit, I guess. If you search for the lyrics of “All the Wine” you’ll find the chorus with repeated phrases “All the wine is all for me”.

I’ve done a research about the lyrics as well. Some people gave me the simple thought that the song writer has seriously done some real good time drinking, and he has seen good stuff from his hallucinations. Some people said that the Artist behind this likes drinking before performing onstage. They maybe right in one way or another. They maybe wrong as well in all the right ways. In my case, it is a song about new love in a happy state. I heard it like that.

He sounds free with “a wingspan unbelievable, I’m a festival, I’m a parade”, and ends it with “I’m in a state, nothing can touch us my love”. Free and in love, or high on drugs for some people. Whatever his purpose of writing the song, the melody and lyrics seem to leave the feeling of stillness. Well, that’s just me. It’s almost the same with what another “new “year tells you. The state of having another chance. The state of recreation. The state of another beginning. The state of owning a situation, being in control. I think that’s why I’ve been listening to the same song for two days now. Plus, it reminds me of the movie I just watched.

This year sets another stage, where you’ll have a chance to perform. Perform a new song for the crowd or strung the guitar to entertain myself. Either way, I am looking forward to this year. Hopefully, I’ll write a new composition, soon too.

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