Friday, March 18, 2011

A Theme Song

There’s this Facebook poll where you fill out the questionnaire to have a computer tell you what your life theme song should be. I took that poll once. It wasn’t even remotely accurate. In fact, I’m still trying to figure out how Boom, Boom, Pow by the Black Eyed Peas could be anyone’s theme song.

But my life does have one. It’s different every day. Or maybe every week, depending. Music, like the written word, has a way of reaching inside me and pulling out the very best parts. Deep, strong, true emotion.  

Of course, in order for me to feel that emotion, the artist who created it must have been feeling something similar when they sang/wrote/played it. Same with beautiful writing, or incredible artwork, or actors in a touching film or play. All art boils down to emotion. And when we identify with something, be it a song, or a painting, or story or whatever, when we let that thing touch our souls in protected and hidden places, those things have a tendency to fill us up, give us strength and courage.

At least, that’s how it goes for me. So. My theme song is probably more like a playlist. And I won’t bore you by listing all of this week’s picks. But I will share with you lyrics to a new one.

This is ten percent luck
Fifteen percent skill
Twenty percent concentrated power of will
Five percent pleasure
Fifty percent pain
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name.

~Title: Remember the Name by Fort Minor

Do you have a theme song today? Tell me about it!


Angie said...

Sounds like a good song. I have lots of different theme songs, too. Music is the best.

Nisa said...

I've been playing Richard Marx's Through My Veins" on repeat lately.


I saw you sitting by the window
Of a cafe I passed by
And though clearly my reflection
It was your face I recognised

And after all these years I'm still right here
Where you left me

And I've been calling out
Believing you would answer
But I'll try to let go now
Cause it's you running through
My veins.


It's not my theme, but it is the emotion I need in my current writing phase. :)

Margo Berendsen said...

I love those lyrics! I'm looking up that song. I agree, in its shallowest form art is entertainment but deeper down it's an emotional connection.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Great lyrics! OMG I laughed my butt off when I saw that the facebook thing gave you Boom Boom Pow. You're right, how could that be anyone's theme song LOL? Not sure what mine would be today. . .something optimistic. I'm feeling pretty good:)

ali said...

YES! LOVE this song! I've heard it a lot since Xan's demo team performed to it this past year, and the chorus is truly excellent. And perfect for you!

Normally I could rattle off a theme song for you, since I'm all about them. But right now I'm drawing a blank. I'll have to think on it. Great post Nichole!