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I Attach People and Memories to Music

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 510 People

    Ultimate Rewind

    I've done this since I was a child.  In fact there are songs from the 60s and 70s that are attached to specific places in my childhood. Lately, though, I've been playing all the songs on my Nano and iTouch and whoa! - talk about unnerving.  I tend to change my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 2, 2009

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    Sad Moments, Mostly...

    Whether I love or hate a song is closely linked to what happened at the time I first heard the song or an event or a period in my life. I remember the first time I watched Titanic. It was Christmas Day, my mum's birthday in 1997. I didn't really understand it but I cried that...
    blackwantonheart blackwantonheart 22-25, F Aug 22, 2013

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    Sing Until Your Heart Caves In

    "Runaway" by Bruno Mars. that time when my current bestest friend opened up to me, telling me about how her boyfriend told her to listen to this song; it may not be about us but it reminds me of how beautiful and true that love was for you. "Brighter than Sunshine" by Aqualung...
    itsmylifenilioa itsmylifenilioa 16-17, F May 1, 2011

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    The Six Flags Song

    No not the old man dancing lol..this reminds of when I went to Six Flags as a kid...yeah it's old :D 
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F Oct 9, 2012

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    Cannot Generalize It

    When Rolling Stone magazine gave their opinion on the best song ever, they chose Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone". I thought WTF? To me music is a very personal experience cuz everyone has a special memory attached to songs, so you really can't vote on the best song EVER...
    Angelly Angelly 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    Clocks By Coldplay

    I love this song, everytime i listen to it i start thinking about all these memories good and bad and all my friends, old and new. Everything just flashes in my head and it goes along with the beat, it's like looking at a slideshow of my life. This song can make me smile, laugh...
    geminixleo geminixleo 18-21, F Sep 21, 2011

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    Listening to Red Light Special (Gerald Halls's

    Remix) - TLC. This makes me reminisce to getting ready for my boyfriend in my old university house - those moments I used to blast music before going out to visit him. I felt so excited and confident.
    dannyjc93 dannyjc93 22-25, M Feb 12, 2014

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    The Six Flags Song

    No not the old man dancing lol..this reminds of when I went to Six Flags as a kid...yeah it's old :D  
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 17, 2010

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    It Just Happens

    Music is such a huge part of my life (both I and so many of my friends are musically inclined) and it's almost as if I have a sound track playing for an after life's most memorable moments. Then of course I start thinking about the people who I shared those memories with and the...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    Fun

    My taste shall be just an imesh of my dad's and various boyfriends' I've had over the years type of music! Go me!.. :|
    LeaveAndTakeMeWithYou LeaveAndTakeMeWithYou 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Remembering

    I've done this on several occasions. I always have music with me where ever I am or where ever I go. If there is a significant event going on in my life, depending on what I'm listening to at that point in time, I almost always attach memories to particular songs. When I listen...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M Jun 20, 2012

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    The Most Beautiful Thing...

    Is listening to songs and feeling them... allowing them to bring back so many sensations and memories. Giving me confidence for the future and putting me in a better  mood. Music says things to me that words cannot... I love it!
    Chazex Chazex 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    I Always Have

     Even from when i was in kindergarden, i'd remember songs playing when mom would take me to school, and the music would be playing. Just different instances i would remember songs ..and i could tell u the year they came out-because of my music/time association.
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F Dec 24, 2009

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    Memory Lane

    Almost every single song on my ipod is there because it reminds me of a time past, or someone dear to me. Music is very much tied to memory for me.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 20, 2010

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    Weekends are tough, but.

    .....I know "Come Monday, it will be alright"
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Opeth In The Rain

    I attach people and memories and even mindsets to music. When I listen to those songs afterwards I can relive it, feel it, become it again.Opeth takes me back to when I was still in high school. I recall sitting in the pouring rain for hours, repeatedly listening to the Damnation...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Hand In Glove!

    To me, they go hand in hand, or indeed 'Hand in Glove' ;-) I have many songs that remind me of people and places, some good, many bittersweet, but music evokes feeling and emotion like nothing else.
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    To Use A Platitude, Music Is The Soundtrack Of My Life

    As a proud owner of an I pod, I take it everywhere. With the introduction of Pandora on my smart-phone I now am made aware of new music regularly. Sometimes the music makes itself a part of your memories. There is little better than hearing a particular song and realizing...this...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M Dec 16, 2010

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    Leave By Jojo

    I used to sing songs like Leave by JoJo with "erin" substituted for you because she was a good friend of mine who I used to jest with a lot. Other songs simply remind me of people who liked them.
    learntocook learntocook 18-21 Aug 27, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mV6FMXClArU how I feel about people and media complacency.
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Wait (reprise)... George Michael http://youtu.be/rsZDzD1EnNw Well there ain't no point in moving on Until you've got somewhere to go And the road that i have walked upon Well it...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cjPyvoLXPs4 Jesus Christ By brand new, helps me get out my sadness, and clear my perspective on people in the beginning hrbsays "Jesus christ thsts a...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Music is what I turn to when my mind is racing and I can not calm it with anything else. It is my self soothing mechanism. If you ever get to grace my life and you see me singing...
    Elpis11 Elpis11 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Listened to Alt-J's newest album last night *This Is All Yours* it was so good i couldn't do anything but close my eyes and listen, i ended up falling asleep on my computer. The...
    igotthesunshiningoutmyass igotthesunshiningoutmyass 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Someone brilliant once said; Music is not Entertainment its Innertainment.
    igotthesunshiningoutmyass igotthesunshiningoutmyass 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Ode to my family... The CranberriesUnderstand the things I say, don't turn away from me,'Cause I've spent half my life out there, you wouldn't disagree.Do you see me? Do you see...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    My mother traveled extensively while we were growing up. My siblings and I were raised by her side of the family. I knew she would come back bearing gifts, she always did, mostly...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I used to. But as I get older, I just find the whole thing to be draining, getting to know new people around my age who are still interesting is a challenge, considering most...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    People all get ready... The framesPeople all get ready'Cause we're tearing down the standRebuild what's gone unsteadyAnd see it through with newer handsAnd what has gone between...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I would absolutely love to compose music. Maybe one day!
    ShyGrlKat ShyGrlKat 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Ok show me cover songs that I haven't heard on my playlist. Here is my playlist. If I like your cover song I'm sure I'll add it to my music My list is in comments since EP Allie...
    painsurvivor painsurvivor 36-40, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    DARLEEN DANCES HULA TO: I"ll REMEMBER YOU. WAIKIKI, HAWAII 1975Tears fall profusely, as I remember you, my birth place, my home, and except for the rare visit, I can never return...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hello ladies and gentlemen. This is my second post. If your wondering what my first post was, I was explaining that I am in love with a fictional character. Embarrassing yes but we...
    ThatMetalDude ThatMetalDude 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Music is art, it is magic and it is life. I have always loved it and always will. It brings me so much happiness and it keeps me going during hard times. I have just recently...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Black music month just ended but just wanted to share; Negro Spirituals, Rhytm and blues, ragtime, jazz, boogie woogie, doo wop, rock and roll, funk, disco,hip hop, techno, ska...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Too many people have departed from my life, if I meet new people, I know I'll never get to know them or they'll rarely try with me. And of course, if I dare share my life with...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not typically a fan of country music, but this woman has an amazing voice. And it's as much about the memories... I heard a lot of her music at home when I was growing up. <...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Oh **** that. So what if I get attached? what if he leaves me? what if I get heartbroken? Am I really going to live the rest of my life fearing the consequences ? If that's the...
    psychicfrost psychicfrost 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm of afraid of getting hurt so I shut people out if I feel I'm getting too attached. If I can prevent a broken heart then I will.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have spent time with people who don't have forgetful diseases or ailments and I have spent time with people who do have forgetful diseases and ailments. I know I tend to think...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My memories help me to cope with the those that I have lost, I have not seen my daughters in nearly four years, but those memories that I have of them when they were little help me...
    shamrock40 shamrock40 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a bit complicated when it comes to this topic. I hate getting attached to anyone because so many relationships I had in the past always ended horribly. I was attached to some...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It only happens with guys and not in any way a romantic way. After I get used to people and we get along so well or I can tell that they are being really genuine, I start to get...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 5 days ago

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