(The Power of) Music – Saving Lives Since Forever!

How many times has music been a life-saver? Those long cab-rides to work, those exhausting metro-rides back home from work, every time you hear someone mouth absolute BS at work or elsewhere (that includes making plans you do NOT want to be a part of!)..forget all that! Have you been to a party where they play cringe-worthy songs over and over that you felt like plugging in your earphones and rocking out to your own shit?
I can vouch for the fact that music has helped me get through horrible office days, and saved me the trouble of having to pretend to be a ‘YES MAN’ way too often. Music, in fact, has helped me write way better (I write full-time, hence) and aided a great deal in keeping my anxiety levels low. Also, I cannot emphasize how much music has become integral to work-outs and jogs these days. It is, in a lot of ways, an avenue to vent your frustrations. Haven’t you often felt the lyrics of a song reflect the inherent sadness present in your daily routines so well?

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“If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.” – Eminem

As far as facts go, music contributes to the reduction in the stress hormone (known as ‘cortisol), thereby making you a happier person overall. Also, has anyone told you yet that listening to music can boost your immune system? Switch on that car stereo, radio, iPod, or the music player on your phone and let it do its job – all you got to do is head-bang, tap your feet, snap your fingers, or clap – because that’s how we roll!🎶
Some might argue that listening to loud music can only make you feel worse than you already are, given an adverse situation. But if you are indeed a loud-music person, just listen to whatever suits your mood. Don’t we all have different playlists for different days? For instance, lately, I’ve realized that Dubstep can help me write faster, Hip-hop can help me be more creative, Rock/Metal can help me do formatting better, and Country/Blues can help me edit images better (and likewise, for each profession).
The first tab I open at work or at home is YouTube/SoundCloud/Spotify. Why? Cuz I like to prep myself for the shit-storm that’s brewing. Your week could very well turn out to be a sequence of murky Mondays, terrible Tuesdays, whiny Wednesdays, torturous Thursdays, and fucked-up Fridays. Music is that imaginary side-kick who’s always by your side, telling you that it’s okay, and never letting you go.

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“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

We’ve had our days when all we could think of, in an exam hall, was just the chorus of a song that you listened to, the previous night. The more you’d try to get it out of your head, the louder it’d play in your ears. Music can heal wounded and depressed souls in a way nothing else can. Whether it be playing (an instrument) or listening, music can do wonders to people suffering from stress. It can miraculously convert bad energy into good. When John Lennon wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Imagine’, he probably wished that the world was a better place for everyone.

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“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono

I’d like to hear about reader instances where music ended up being an unexpected saviour. Leave all of your comments in the feedback section provided below.

34 Comments

  1. A good writer’s main aim is to maintain that connect between him, the write-up and the reader. And, you’ve done it! I could relate to almost every line in this piece of yours. Music is the heal to everything❤
    It’s an amazing piece! Great writing! Keep going! 😄

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  2. You know what is an amazing piece of writing is? It is when the reader reads it and realises how much he/ she relates to it. Few part of the abstract above, made me go, ‘oh that’s me’. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Haha, so true…Music is the best solution to any problem 😉. I cld relate that Examination one incidence with me..😂
    And i cld relate a lot frm ur writings… 🙂
    Very well written Nd Expressed ☺️

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  4. True!!! Music is an absolute stress buster. Very aptly described 😊 No one can deny the fact, “when it hits you, you feel no pain”

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  5. Every single line that you’ve written is so true. I have no words to express the way I feel after reading your thoughts about music. Thanks for letting me read it. 🙂

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  6. Rightly said…
    “Where words fail, Music speaks”
    You’ve bought out the deeper insights of Music in your writing ☺

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  7. Music has always been a source of comfort, to ease pain, the calm loss, to uplift, to be excited by, to celebrate with and to bind people together no matter who they are and where they come from and you’ve clearly written it ☺️

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