Monday, 15 February 2016

Song of the week #51

This song is so heartfelt and for the past week or so it's been on a loop in my head. And it's exactly how I feel right now, and exactly how I've felt for most of my life.

The whole composition of Sara Bareilles' brilliant She Used To Be Mine is utterly stunning and the tone is literally perfect. The central piano gives a timid frame that compliments the lyrics wonderfully, and the way the instruments all crescendo throughout the song really defines the fundamental meaning.

For me it's the lyrics that make this song. They are beyond relatable. From 'most days I don't recognise me' to 'she's imperfect but she tries' to 'she is messy but she's kind', the whole thing sounds like a conversation I have with myself most days; you know when you keep thinking you know who you are but then you also don't have a clue? And so you feel like you aren't even you anymore and you don't feel like your own person, like yourself. Although, without addressing that, you'll never get any closer to figuring it out.

So I think I needed to hear this song.

And maybe you do too.

Until next time.

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