Week Thirty-Four, "How Long?" One of the things I love about song-writing is it allows you to express yourself in a way that maybe you wouldn't be able to while just speaking. And sometimes when you can't find the "right words" in a song, it doesn't really matter because there are no right words. It's just a feeling. A sentiment. An idea.
That goes for the listener as well. Sometimes you have this feeling inside and you don't know how to get it out or what to do with it and then you listen to a song and it expresses perfectly how you feel. So then you listen to it over and over again:) (At least that's what I do) Oh, the power of music...
This song is about not being able to tell the difference between what your heart and your head are saying. There have been periods in my life where this dilemma has been at the forefront. I realize know that I knew what my heart was saying but I wasn't listening. I remember feeling so confused and unsure of which body part was saying what and it got to the point where I was like "How Long can this go on?-How long can I ignore my heart?"
And I wondered if I made the decision to listen to my head, would it be enough to silence my heart? That's where the line-"Maybe if I push it deep inside, it will go. And I can live my life feeling it's not right" came from. In other words, the answer is no. You can listen to your head, but you will feel that something isn't right and eventually your heart will lead you in the right direction.
What do you have to say about this subject? Have you had times when you listened to your head only to turn around down your heart's path? I'd love to hear about it.
Thanks so much for listening to my heart,