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As I was driving home tonight by myself in the car, singing along to the radio, I realize how much the words of a song can control your emotions. I write and while I love to write, I envy songwriters. They are the poets of the musical world. They are able to capture emotion, both good and bad, in a few lines of a song. They grab a snippet of time, freeze it and craft it in such a way that one cannot help but be moved by merely listening to the words.
I wish I possessed the talent to use my words to create such basic, core feelings. I am sure that you know what I mean. A song can conjure up a memory so specific or an emotion so strong that it moves you. A specific song can be a special bond between a couple (for example, a wedding song, a song played on a first date or during a special time in one’s relationship) or place you with a specific person or at a specific time (for example, the song your grandmother lulled you to sleep with in her arms). Music is soothing and emotional but the words –well the words can add another level, the words are the outpouring of the heart.