Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)

Dear Counting Crows,

You're really lucky because Dave Matthews Band was pretty much tied with you before I wrote this letter. How could I not send a sweet love note to my favorite group? I've loved your music since I could remember dancing around my living room with a brush as my mic. I was rocking out, dancing with no rythym to my favorite, Mr. Jones. I actually made fun of Adam's hair but at the same time was wondering how I could perfect the look.

Lyrics mean a lot to me since I'm a poet. Just as the music from the instruments are the first someone who plays notices. Just one line is all it takes for someone to feel connected to a song to feel.. 'you get me.' I wanted to share with you some specific lyrics that you had written and the times of my life that they had helped me.

From your song She don't want nobody near...'She don't want no one around. Cause she don't want anybody to see. What she looks like when she's down. Cause that's a really sad place to be.' Now you're probably reading this thinking how did this help? There was a time maybe 6 years back when I was going through my first surgery. I was so sad and pitying myself I guess you could say. It got to the point where I didn't want to see anyone because I couldn't smile. I couldn't make anyone happy because I wasn't happy so I isolated myself a bit. After listening to the song it made me realize there's obviously someone out there that feels the same way because where else would the lyrics come from? It had such a catchy tune and I loved playing it over and over.

A Long December I have to ask who hasn't this song helped at some point? The idea of a year ending and a new one beginning is exciting and terrifying at the same time. If you had a bad year then you're praying that the new one will be fresh and so much better. If you had a good year you feel your luck could have run out. I've had some years that the bads definitely out weighed the positives. It happens. Losing someone you love will always haunt you for the year they passed away. Just the words.. maybe this year will be better than the last. It's comforting, very comforting and keeps me optimistic about what's to come.

My lovely Counting Crows, thank you. Alot of the songs may be depressing but it's okay, everyone needs something to relate to. Just like watching a sappy movie when you're down in the dumps. Sometimes you need someone else to go low with you before you can lift yourself back up. You guys have always been there and remain on my random mixed cds.

I love you for being you and enjoyed when Charlie and I were front row at your concert a few years back. Thanks for throwing me the guitar pick, I still got it ;)

Loving and singing along always & forever..