Until this stuff happens to you, it’s kinda hard to grasp, but I recently heard an acoustic version of a song that I listened to hundreds of times in one sitting. Listening to the song 20 years later, the lyrics mean something completely different at this point of my life, but I still connect with it.
I realize that music was my escape – like it is for many teenagers. It gave me a sense of identity and self – and the reason I connected with it is because it was probably born out of some identity crisis. With lyrics like “making mistakes is a part of life’s imperfections,” and “I couldn’t live with out you,” you are able to experience and relate to the pain.
The take away is that we are all looking for something give us a sense of identity, self, and meaning. In the murky waters of who am I, we’ll take whatever helps us see it more clearly.