Music: Music and Different Times Essay

Submitted By savannasmith
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Music is one of the most important and influential things in my life. It’s amazing to me how much it can affect people in so many different ways. Music has the ability to change your mood, help you express yourself, help you escape for a little while, help you remember things, and take you back to different times.

Music has the power to change your mood. There’s music for just about every mood I’m in, I love listening to music. If I’m upset about something, I can always find the perfect song to change my mood to a good one. I will put on a sad song and play it on repeat because it always puts me in a better mood knowing someone else somewhere seems to know exactly what I’m going through. I can also listen to a happy, upbeat song to pull me out of my bad mood. I feel like listening to someone else sing about a happy time, memory, or feeling, makes me realize that whatever it is that is bothering me really isn’t that important and that I have so many little things to appreciate.

Music can help you express yourself. It seems like any feeling I have about anything happening in my life that I can’t fully express through my own words is expressed in a song. After a tough break up, you can find me in my room with T-Swift on blast, she has written a catchy song for just about every feeling you can have towards a guy and written in better that I could ever try to explain it myself. When I’m just happy and I can’t pinpoint the reason why, Sublime radio on Pandora is where it’s at. I feel like Sublime music expresses so many happy things in everyone’s day-to-day life, because their beats and music just give me a bubbly feeling close to butterflies in my stomach that just makes me so happy with my life.

Music can be used as an escape. Every time I want to just get away from everyone and have time to myself, my headphones are my best friends and stay glued to my ears until I feel like I can deal with the rest of the world. There’s no drama that has to do with me or anyone I know in music, it’s there purely for my enjoyment. Bob Marley’s music is a beautiful escape from out harsh society because he sings about what he loves, to worry about what matters, and most importantly, don’t worry, be happy.

Music helps with your memory. As children, we are taught things to the rhythm of a song, it help us to easily remember things. The ABC’s is a prime example, no matter how hard I try, I still can’t say them without singing them the way everyone all of us were taught as little kids, I know my abc’s, but it’s such a habit to sing along that it seems nearly impossible to just say the letters without the catchy rhythm. Once you learn the words to a song, you never forget them. If a song comes on that I haven’t heard in years, it’s almost guaranteed that I’ll be belting out every lyric like I listen to the song every day. It amazes me how our brains are able to effortlessly remember the