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I Attach People and Memories to Music

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    "Pop music often tells you everything thing is OK, but rock music tells you that it's not ok, but you can change it." - Bono, On the Move
    falloutLauren falloutLauren 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    *The very thought of you.* So many different people sang this song. It is one of my go to songs on a rainy day. I enjoy all of the following takes on it. Sarah Vaughan, Etta...
    lovinglifeandsmiling lovinglifeandsmiling 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    When I was growing up, with so many people around, it was pure chaos. My mother couldn't make it better, so instead she brought me to the fanciest block in the neighborhood. She...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 5 hrs ago

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    I love music that can paint s picture in an unconventional and abstract way, lyrically or instrumentally...and I tend to really love abstract art as well. I guess they both seem to...
    Mr1470 Mr1470 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    we both listened music on same mobile during an hour journey.. some college memories
    jimmy665 jimmy665 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I am always waiting for the bottom to fall out. No matter how good things get I have this impending feeling it will end. I get why people have commitment issues. Feeling attached...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Songs bring back memories. There are countless songs where I either remember exactly where I was the first time I heard them...or they're connected to a specific time or event in...
    PhilMD PhilMD 41-45, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Do you know this feeling when you watch someone so important to you grow older and older and older. And the older this person gets the scarier it is. The fear of losing that...
    aliveness aliveness 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Memories which have long since turned into nightmares . horrible dreams that plague the very pits of my subconscious that night i lost my beloved while years ago feels as if...
    Sladetgx58 Sladetgx58 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Pendulum stops and falls away Life sifted through like sand Storms of summer rain Flooding lifelines in our hands Our skin of blood and bone Gently close to dust and blows Our home...
    badday928 badday928 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Pendulum stops and falls away Life sifted through like sand Storms of summer rain Flooding lifelines in our hands Our skin of blood and bone Gently close to dust and blows Our home...
    badday928 badday928 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    "Testify" - Melissa Etheridge Morning's hard coffee's cold Pretending that the days mean more than getting old Stale headlines other drenched in pride Marching to their drum with...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Looking back on the memory of The dance we shared 'neath the stars above For a moment all the world was right How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye And now I'm glad I...
    14nolookingback 14nolookingback 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    everyone, listen everyone, its you yourself who is keeping your self held captive in your times of trouble. you yourself are getting in your own way. you say and believe that...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A dose of Nostalgia mixed with bittersweet memories... Father, look in my eyesSee me as I really amYou made me, now take meTell me how it feels nowBehold, your flesh has come of...
    WripTyde WripTyde 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I have a photographic memory. My parents considered it a gift when they found out about it when I was in early preschool. I believe it is both a gift and a curse. I am not writing...
    bluepinky12 bluepinky12 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    People don't worry I'm one of the Hogward (wait....was it with T or D, it couldn't be T right? If T it'll wart lol) I'm a wizardddddd I'll help you erase the unwanted memories. XD...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    The great Russian composer and conductor Igor Stravinsky once said that the trouble with music appreciation is people are taught to have too much respect for music. What they...
    williams297 williams297 46-50, M a week ago

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    In old Hollywood, singing in films, especially those based on musicals are done by the right singers. Take the dubbing for maria done in West side story by Marni Nixon. NOW...
    zachlabodz zachlabodz 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    You know how people burst into song in musicals?... Well today I went to the grocery store and it was very empty and quiet. I guess because summer is over and it was early. They...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    The moment my father hauled the Baldwin into our home I knew I needed to investigate. Tall, dark, carefully concealed blemishes; as if describing a mysteriously handsome man. My...
    soulsi soulsi 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I like to be remembered for what I do for my friends and other people. I like it because I will always have memories of people that have made me feel good, and I want the same from...
    Fretboard225 Fretboard225 18-21, M Aug 17

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    A couple of months ago I did a past life regression at home.I didn't get any memories really three things seemed to pop out at me. England, the Name John Cross, and the year 1859...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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