My Crusade

I am embarking on a personal crusade.  I am taking songs back from the clutches of evil and unfortunate associations.  Have you ever found yourself sadly connecting some brilliant music to things you just don’t want to remember?  And hence, the music is forever tainted.  Painfully eternal in its pounding of unpleasant thoughts.  So, to the prisoners of war that I am rescuing from the Auschwitz of my past; I am coming for you.  I am posting a list; please let these poor songs know that they will not be alone, bruised, or tainted for long.

1.  Crash by Dave Matthews Band.  This might be a hopeless endeavor.  Not only do I have one strong emotion associated with it, I have a plethora of memories/associations.  This will be the last battle.

2.  Snow is Gone by Josh Ritter.

3.  Blue Thin Line by Josh Ritter.

4.  Fields of Gold by Sting.  I would like to comment that there are times with this song in which I am grateful for the fact that this song is a door into absolute tragedy.  I’m learning the benefit of a good cry.

5.  Hills and Valleys by The Rocket Summer.  Ugh.  This is just lame why I don’t want to listen to it.  Think 15 year old girl.

6.  I Want You (She’s So Heavy) by The Beatles.

7.  Crush by Dave Matthews Band.  Note the “u” not the “a”.  There is a difference.

8.  Where Have You Been by Reel Big Fish.

9.  Apologize by One Republic.

10.  Gravity by John Mayer.

11.  Whatsername by Green Day.

12.  The First Single by The Format.  This one I will take.  It wasn’t fair I couldn’t enjoy this song as much as I wanted to.

And those are the songs that I can think of that I need to recover.  Some of the songs have very distinct memories and others possess a little more of a tangent to really comprehend.  Wish me luck!  Hopefully I have more success (and integrity) than the Christians of yore charging into the Holy Land.

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6 Responses to My Crusade

  1. I love this post. This happens far too often with songs and far too little people actually decide to leap into the abyss of emotions that such songs hold. I wish you the best in your crusade, and wonderful job on this blog Miss Kendal. 😉

  2. Kendal says:

    I love this comment. I am learning the beautiful, yet excruciating virtue of becoming vulnerable. It is making me a better friend, family member, artist, girlfriend, and woman. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who appreciates the value of leaping into emotions. 🙂
    I’m glad to hear you like this blog as well. That makes me happy. 🙂

    • I personally start a “new year” twice a normal year (12 month year). A normal new year as in 2010, 2011… and luckily another age year half way through the year. I started off 2010 with the goal achieving transparency which greatly encompasses vulnerability.

      This past June/July I started taking leaps. Leaps of faith, on the world. Not the normal love related leaps of faith. Leaps of faith on everything, I’ve gotten far and my possibilities seem endless with the days that go by. Sure, it’s not all bright and good all the time there are down times, but this and anything that the future can have will always be 10 times better than the comfort/security box I used to live in, and many people choose to live in.

      As a side note, this post, got me to reassess music/songs that I had put away… and realized… classic rock had been locked up for a while… hence… I’ve been indulging the bittersweetness of each tune, of each melody. 🙂

      “Nobody told there be days like these… strange days indeed.”

      Continue to write because you’re an excellent writer
      …& know that you’re an inspiration as well.

      • Kendal says:

        Dear Sangre Jaguar (I can’t seem to identify your name-name, unless perhaps you are an Amazonian warrior in which case, perhaps that is your name-name),
        I am thrilled to read that you too are taking chances on this chaotic crystal of a world we live in. It’s immensely fragile yet I honestly believe, cheesy quotes about sailing out of harbors aside, that we’re supposed to take those very chances you are taking. Splendid work, dear.
        And I am devastated to hear that classic rock was taken from you. Oh I indulge in my rock of classic nature! May you find it delicious once more. 🙂
        Thank you (the deep, sincere sort of gratitude) for what you said about my writing. I’m glad it can provide some sort of enjoyment for someone on any kind of level.

  3. Jessica says:

    I can’t even listen to The Fray or Switchfoot without reliving a horrible time in my life. Slowly, I’m able to incorporate The Fray back into my listening vocabulary.

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