I went to see James last night, and they were as wonderful as expected. Also, my James-loving girls out there, I can hook you up with an
As you may have gathered, music is very important to me. So much so, I actually had to tell The Dude at the beginning of two of the songs (Tomorrow & Out to Get You for the two people who give a shit) that I would probably get teary. Fast forward mere moments later when yes, I did cry. With regard to "Out to Get You", I actually had some tears streaming down my face. I must have (quite rightly) looked like a mad woman, swaying to the music, mouthing the lyrics, and crying. Welcome to my emotionally unbalanced world. I'm a freak, right?
I could pontificate on why James' lyrics are so important to me, but that would be boring, and no doubt cheesy. Essentially, the truth and power of their lyrics resonated with me at a time when depression and lonliness dominated my days. To hear these songs live makes all of the resulting emotions flood back. I'm 15, sobbing to my Mom that I hate being me. I'm 19 realising that the body I had just the previous year wasn't as bad as I thought. I'm 23, in a new country, starting a new life. Now here I am, nearly 30, in this country which is now my home, a mother, a wife, still singing along to the same song. Life has changed dramatically, but the music is a constant.
In case anyone wants to have a listen to this song that embarrassingly brought me to tears, "Out to Get You":
My question to you is - what musician/band/song does this for you? What song, or performer would bring/has brought you to tears based on your connection?
I'm assuming I'm not the only soppy git out there. Please don't prove me wrong.
P.S. For the James fans out there, there is another song that would evoke even more crying than the first two I mentioned - Lullaby (off Laid). Sob. Lucky for me they would probably never perform it.