I should start off by saying that music is therapeutic.
Research has given us facts to back this up with.
Music is important to the vitality of life; even mere humming is creating music.
Picture a wailing baby; and he hears a soft sound, initially he or she stops to listen, at this point I usually think what is this baby thinking? I reply myself with “the baby is trying to decipher if this sound is soothing and can trying to figure out if his or her current problem is bigger than the sound”.
Most times the baby is hungry or uncomfortable or sleepy and the sound usually conquers the wailing especially when they are sleepy. Although it’s common knowledge that when it comes to hunger no amount of sounds can quench those pangs.
I like Meghan Trainor as a person because she is so comfortable in her figure and prides herself especially through her music. The first time I listened to “All About That Bass” I was like “who is this babe!”. The song that prompted me to download her Thank You album wasn’t any song on the album but “Dear Future Husband”. I said to myself “She’s not my typical go-to-artist, but I love her creativity”. My favorite track on the album is “Goosebumps”, but the focus of this post today is on “Kindly Calm Me Down”.
Once in a while we all experience intense days, fortunately for some, they can ‘snap’ out of it and get back to ‘normal’, but the reality is that some don’t and can’t.
Listening to the song for the first time, I thought it was a love song, but then I listened again, and a whole new perspective jumped in my mind. “This song would be good for people coping with bipolar; people who experience frequent episodes”. But in truth, everyone can relate to this song.
The first verse sounds like a poem…
So cold, alone
Could you be my blanket?
Surround my bones
When my heart feels naked
No strength too weak
I could use some saving
And your love’s so strong
Like a pill, I take it
But the chorus is what I relate with constantly:
When my world gets loud, could you make it quiet down?
When my head, it pounds, could you turn down all the sound?
If I lay in pain, by my side would you stay?
If I need you now, would you kindly calm me down?
People battling with any form of illness need to be surrounded with strong people. People that will serve as their support just by staying around. Sometimes you don’t even have to say anything; a hug means more than ten thousand words would.
Most times when I fall into depression, I don’t even know how to explain how I feel, if you ask me “tell me what’s wrong?” “I just say you won’t understand”, but my mind is screaming “just tell me everything would be okay, just sit close to me, don’t judge me, just hold me, just hug me”.
I hope there’s someone reading this is who is willing to be there for another who is struggling; there to kindly calm someone who is anxious.