If Music be the Food of Love, Play On!!
The opening lines of the Shakespearean drama ‘Twelfth night’ capture the entire essence “If music be the food of love, play on!” This shows that Love and Music are connected in some way or the other. When you are Happy, you celebrate your Happiness with the help of Music. When you are Sad or when you feel a bit Low, you try to find Solace in Music. Music plays an important role in everyone’s life. There is some inevitable connection between Music and Love. From the time you start Seeing someone, Music becomes the essential thing in your life. If you are the ‘Lover, Music is your ‘Messenger’ who conveys your Feelings to your ‘Beloved’. Your Playlist includes various songs of your choice. But the music you listen depends entirely on your Mood. If you Feel Good you go for Happy songs. If you feel like Dancing you go for Dance Numbers. When You are in Love your Playlist is Full with Romantic Songs. But the moment you go through a Break Up, you think Everything is Falling Apart and even the Romance Fades Away from YOUR PLAYLIST isn’t it??
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I can recall, when I was in my Early Teens, Enrique’s “HERO” used to be on number ONE in my Playlist!. This would have been the case with many. It is often said that ”When we are happy we enjoy the music and when we are sad we understand the lyrics” Instead of me asking you What’s Playing on your list, I should ask You How’s Your Mood Today?? Feeling dejected in LOVE? or Feeling Betrayed in LOVE?? We Bring to you Twenty Songs people Listen Post Break Up. This is because “The beautiful thing is, Music can be like a time machine. One song, the lyrics, the melody, the mood can take you back to a moment in time like nothing else can”.
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#1 ”Love The Way You Lie” (2010) Eminem FEAT Rihanna: This song is the most heart touching song it can take you down the memory lane. “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn/That’s alright because I like the way it hurts/Just gonna stand there and hear me cry? That’s alright because I love the way you lie.”
#2 “Irreplaceable” (2006) Beyonce: “So since I’m not your everything (irreplaceable) / How about I’ll be nothing? / Nothing at all to you. / Baby I won’t shed a tear for you / I won’t lose a wink of sleep / Cause the truth of the matter is / replacing you is so easy”.
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#3 “Burn” (2004) Usher: “Think it’s best we go our separate ways. / Tell me why I should stay in this relationship / when I’m hurting baby, I ain’t happy baby? / Plus there’s so many other things I gotta deal with. / I think that you should let it burn.”
#4 “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” (2007) Fergie: “The path that I’m walking’ I must go alone. / I must take the baby steps ’til I’m full grown, full grown. / Fairy tales don’t always have a happy ending, do they? / And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay.
#5 “Apologize.” (2006) Timbaland feat One Republic: “You tell me that you need me then you go and cut me down. / But wait, you tell me that you’re sorry. / Didn’t think I’d turn around and say / that it’s too late to apologize. It’s too late.”
#6 ” We Belong Together” (2005) Mariah Carey: “The pain reflected in this song ain’t even half of what I’m feeling inside. / I need you, need you back in my life, baby. / We belong together.”
#7 “Rolling In The Deep” (2010) Adele : “We could have had it all, / rolling in the deep. / You had my heart inside of your hand / and you played it to the beat.”
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#8 “End Of The Road” (1992) Boys II Men: “When I can’t sleep at night without holding you tight. / Girl, each time I try I just break down and cry. / Pain in my head. Oh, I’d rather be dead, / spinning around and around.”
#9″The Sign” (1993) Ace Of Base: “How can a person like me care for you? / Why do I bother when you’re not the one for me? / Is enough enough?”
#10 “I Will Always Love You” (1992) Whitney Houston:“Bittersweet memories / that is all I’m taking with me. / So goodbye. Please don’t cry. / We both know I’m not what you need.”
#11″Heartbeat” (2010) Enrique Iglesias feat Scherzinger: No matter what it is you think/I’m not the kind of girl to blink/And give my heart away/Stop trying to steal my heart away.
#12 “I Will Survive” (1978) Gloria Gaynor:”It took all the strength I had not to fall apart. / Kept trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart. / And I spent oh so many nights just feeling sorry for myself. / I used to cry / now I hold my head up high.”
#13 “Foolish” (2002) Ashanti:”Baby why you hurt me leave me and desert me? / Boy, I gave you all my heart and all you do is tear it up.”
#14 “Nobody Knows” (1995) The Tony Rich Project: “I carry a smile when I’m broken in two. / And I’m nobody without someone like you. / I’m trembling at night and nobody knows it but me.”
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#15 “Big Girls Don’t Cry ” (1962) The 4 Seasons: “(Silly girl) ‘Shame on You, you’re crying in bed? / (Silly girl) ‘Shame on you, you told me lies!’ Big girls do cry.”
#16 “Love Takes Time.” (1990) Mariah Carey: “Couldn’t see that I was blind to let you go? / I can’t escape the pain inside / Cause love takes time / I don’t wanna be here, I don’t wanna be here alone.”
#17 “Part OF ME” (2012) Katy Perry: Days like this I want to drive away/Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade.
#18″Smile” (2006) Lily Allen: At first when I see you cry,/Yeah, it makes me smile, yeah, it makes me smile/At worst I feel bad for a while,/But then I just smile, I go ahead and smile
#19 “Un-break My Heart” (1996) Tony Braxton : Un-break my heart/Say you’ll love me again/Undo this hurt you caused/When you walked out the door/And walked out of my life/Un-cry these tears/I cried so many nights/Un-break my heart/My heart.
#20″Love Me Like You Do” (2015):You’re the light, you’re the night/You’re the color of my blood/You’re the cure, you’re the pain/You’re the only thing I wanna touch/Never knew that it could mean so much, so much…/So love me like you do, love me like you do/Love me like you do, love me like you do.
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Therefore, it can be said that Music acts as the Food, as it makes easy for the person to hide his pain and sorrows in the melody of the song. Music is considered as the food for love because as food subside our hunger, similarly Music too subside our Pain, Tears and Guilt. Hence, I think Music the KEY to the Soul. It will be not wrong to say that Music is the Food of Love. This is because Music is the only medium which helps us to express our feelings and emotions. Another reason why we call it Food of Love because Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.