Have you ever suddenly seen or heard something that has been in your #life for a long time in a #different way?
Tonight after putting laundry in the dryer, I came back upstairs, picked up my #acoustic 6 string. An A chord came out first. Slight adjustment on the B string’s tuning, and the rest just happened automatically.
The #Beatles were always an influence on me. As a kid and a young #musician just learning to play, I loved how much of a tight little band The Beatles were. They did so much with so little. And I loved the #harmonies, both vocal and instrumental.
One of my favorite songs was always “In my life”.
As a young man, at first because of the #melody. The beautifully simple chord work, and the unique drumming, and the sped-up keyboard in the middle.
The #lyrics were fairly obvious to most that heard them. A beautiful composition of words conveying an even more beautiful #emotion. The words certainly got me then. And I know the intent of an artist is to connect with their audience through whatever their medium of work happens to be; paint, sculpture, words or music. The artist knows that their work will be interpreted very individually; and they’ll know their mark has been hit when their audience feels something triggered by their craft.
Now, these song #lyrics take on a different meaning. A broader meaning, maybe is the word. Sifted through a #life and a #heart with different #perspectives now.
The words seem to mean even more now.
“But of all these friends and lovers,
there is no - one,
compares with you.
And these mem-ries
lose their meaning,
when I think,
as some-thing new.
Though I know I’ll never lose affection.
For people and things,
that went before.
I know I’ll often stop and think about them.
In my life,
I love you more.”