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The Thing About Music

The Thing About Music

Megan Hutchins No Comment

                When I first found out that this month’s topic was song lyrics, I was ecstatic. Music has always been part of my life. From listening to Simon and Garfunkel with my dad and Bruno Mars with my sister to classical music at school or Rend Collective at youth group. Now that I’m in highschool I sing in the choir and I try to sing my best . Just like my sister did when she was part of her own choir at the high school. Music allows people to express themselves when words or actions can’t.

Lately I’ve been listening to music a lot lately, especially because we can listen to Spotify at school. My go to song right now is Part of Your World by Jodi Benson. I know it’s from the Little Mermaid but I don’t care. This song from my childhood brought back so many memories. When I was younger I used to watch The Little Mermaid a lot. To this day it still is my sister’s favorite Disney movie ever. We would spend hours upon hours sitting in front of the TV watching it on repeat. The thing is I don’t think that i was wasting my time.

              In my boss’s car she keeps her iPod, and every time we get into the car someone grabs the iPod and turns on their favorite song. So the other day we were in the car on our way to drop off one of my friends before we went to the DMV. I scrolled through almost all the songs in her iPod before I came across Part of Your World. I immediately decided to blast it  Like almost every other time I’m in her car we had two other people in the car. They aren’t from the US and I guess had never watched The Little Mermaid. So as I’m shouting along to the best song ever they sit in the back seat flabbergasted and have pure amazement on their faces. Throughout the whole song they giggled. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone laugh that hard in my entire life.

               When you look back on that song it has a lot of meaning now that I didn’t have when I was younger. Before I just really liked the way it sounded and its catchy tune. But now it means so much more. I challenge you to think of a song from when you were a little kid and listen to it again.  I know that you will deduce something totally different about the song now then you thought of when you were little. This line from the song speaks to me so much, “Bet you on land they’d understand they don’t reprimand their daughters”. As much as I’d like to admit it I’m not a perfect daughter.This statement helps me so much and shows me that when you don’t follow the rules obviously you’re going to get punished. Most of the time my parents are right and I shouldn’t go against all of the things that they say.

                I will forever have that hilarious memory because of this one song. Part of Your World by Jodi Benson has been so much for me throughout my life. Most people don’t realize how much a song can affect your life and how many happy, crazy, and funny memories one song can create. From when I was younger and watched The Little Mermaid on repeat to now when the lyrics of each song really speak to me. This song will forever be in my memories. This is how song lyrics affect me.

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Hey it's Megan. I am a SMJI for Youth MOVE Maine. I am a short, sassy person who can sometimes get too loud. I am obsessed with YouTube, Dunkin Donuts Iced Tea, and Troye Sivan. But, I'm really just trying to leave this Blue Neighbourhood.

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