For me, most of the time, music is just background noise. I enjoy it, but most of the time, I take very little away from it. But, once in a while, there is a song that comes on the radio, or is part of a soundtrack, or on an album that I buy that just evokes a strong emotional response.
Today was one of those days. I knew it was going to happen, since I picked the CD off the shelf to listen to specifically for the song – but, I had forgotten about a second, perhaps more powerful song on the same album which just gave me chills.
The song I wanted to hear today was Extreme Ways. The opening notes give me chills and forever invokes the imagery of the credit sequence of The Bourne Identity. Digging deeper into the song, it fits with the themes of Bourne so well. The inclusion of it at the credits hits at the continued difficulties that the character will face. It’s a little haunting. I liked the song before Bourne came out, but now, the song is forever linked – which, makes it perhaps, more emotional for me.
The song that surprised me was One of These Mornings.
One of these mornings won’t be very long
You will look for me and I’ll be gone
The lyrics are truly haunting. Is the song about leaving a lover? Is it about someone on their death-bed? It it about something more sinister? Many possibilities, most are heart wrenching.
When a song gets me, it really gets me.