Friday, 8 August 2014

That one song

View from Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, 2013
We all have that one song - the one tune that makes your heart jump into your throat, forcing a delightful mix of ecstasy, fear and excitement all at once.

For me, that song is Latch by Disclosure.

When I first heard it, I was sitting in the backseat of a friend's car, reeling from a nasty breakup, and at the start of something that was breaking and healing my heart all at once. I felt like I was 15 years old again, back in my hometown, with old friends, wondering where my life was heading.

It was the lovely repetitive beat contrasted against Sam Smith's velvety voice that first drew me in - followed by the opening line: 'You lift my heart up when the rest of me is down...'

I listened to it hundreds of times when it first came into my world, and have probably listened to it hundreds of times since. To this day it makes me feel happy and nervous all at once.

Without going into the long story that has been my love life of the past few years, I will just say honestly and truly, this song fixed me. It gave me the confidence to eventually pursue something that has made my life complete.

I wonder, if I hadn't heard those magical lyrics at the right time, whether I would have what I have today; whether I would have ever realised that the little butterflies were actually a big spark.

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