A song only means so much

Certain songs can trigger a million memories, songs that remind you of certain periods of time or certain people. There are musicians/songs that I avoid because of exactly that. Every time I hear those songs on the radio or at a cafe, they bring me back to my bitter-sweet memories, just like how Taylor Swift puts it in Tim McGraw, but in a more negative fashion. 

There are a quite a few songs in my iTunes library that I consider to be “our songs”. I couldn’t listen to them without thinking about us, so I stopped listening all together along ago. Recently I’ve played a few just to see how they sound to me now cuz things have changed so much. Turns out they can no longer pain me. They are just songs that I used to relate to, but not anymore, just like the people they remind me of. 

I also have a good feeling that more of “our songs” are going to come along.



About Nicky

Nicky English is a journalist, an educator, a podcaster, a couch potato, a dreamer, and a child at heart. Learning is her passion, so is the English language, which she believes is the tool to unlock the door of knowledge. Born in Hong Kong, she received intensive writing training at The University of Iowa, where she double-majored in journalism and political science. Apart from the Hawkeye State, she’s lived in Chicago and Philadelphia. When she was a guest student at Georgetown University, she fell in love with Washington, D.C. She also has a Master of Arts in Communication. A little side note—she cannot imagine a world without her Mac and iDevices. Like many crazy ones, she hopes to change the world one day at a time.
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