Thursday, July 10, 2014

Music n Lyrics

The only bearable part of my everyday ordeal of wading through the notorious traffic of Bangalore roads as I commute to and from my workplace, is listening to music. Routine is bitter though, so I change my playlist more often than my wardrobe! (which by women's Shopaholic - O - Meter standards, is a lot! :P ). But every now and then, comes along a song that so resonates with your soul that as you keep looping through it endlessly, each time you're left with a feeling of being a part of an unfinished symphony.

Losing yourself in music is a consummating experience.
It begins when the melody hits your ears and traverses through, as it strikes a chord with your very being.
The magic happens when it encompasses you, compelling you to join in. And you concede, humming and singing along, as each cell of your consciousness aligns and reverberates with the melody.
Then comes the celebration, with your soul dancing it's own little ballet, swinging with the highs and swaying with the lows (It doesn't matter even if you're the Bathroom-Singer types, or the Learnt-Music-Once-Never-Dared-Sing-Again types :P).
And then finally, the transcendence happens when the lyrics touches your soul. The lyrics and the melody blend in so inseparably that the lyrics is no longer just words and the melody becomes it's language.

Quoting one of my favorite lines from the movie Music and Lyrics:
"A melody is like seeing someone for the first time., the physical attraction. But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. Its the combination of the two that makes it magical."
And its the same magical combination that transports me out of this world as I lose myself in this beautiful song in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice: