Sad songs on the radio
Pulling at my bouyant mood
With heavy lyrics and a melody
That pierces hearts
And makes us feel
On such a low uneven keel
Crying far too hard to drive
And feeling pains
The truth that we are here, alive.
I’m a driver who goes into my own head when I’m on the road. I think that a lot of people do this because everyone talks about driving home and not remembering half the journey as they had zoned out.
But this means that I can also go to a somewhat blue place and this is never helped by the choice of song on the radio. Most of the time you get a bit of a mix, but when someone famous dies, the DJs seem to go crazy with the power ballads.
Today, a quick trip to Tesco almost ended in tears while listening to Radio 2. I remembered almost every heartbreak I have endured as the DJ maxed out on Whitney and Adele. I had to come home and put on the early Britney bangers to sort myself out.
One thought on “those sad songs on the radio”
Music always has a strong effect on my mood, too, Rachel. And you’re right; it often happens when I’m driving, especially to someplace I know well, so that I don’t have to think much about the act of driving. That’s one reason I think music is so powerful; it really does move us, bring back memories, change our mood, the whole thing.