- Lord Erskine
The coffee maker won't go 'beep-beep-beep' to tell you your coffee is ready.
No bathroom singing! Wow! Is the day over yet?
You will have to make do with a plain 'Good morning son' instead of the cheerful, happy, and melodious 'Good morning son, here's your coffee and bun, believe and half the battle's won, go out and conquer everyone!', which breathes life into your day.
♪ What would you tap your feet and nod your head to?
♪ What would those long drives with your best mates be like?
♪ How would you woo your crush?
♪ What would your workout be like?
♪ Imagine life without music concerts ...
♪ What would musicians do with their lives?
♪ What would weddings be like?
Driving to work every single day, for an hour, with the same cars passing you by, the same traffic lights asking you to stop and leave, the same hoardings staring you in the face, with nothing to take your mind off your boring same old routine. Yeah, beat that!
Inside the elevator. You. Strangers. Awkward silence. No subtle music serenading the silence. Elevators just got more dreadful and boring!
Your phone's ringing. Sorry, vibrating. It's a day without music, remember? No fancy or classic old ringtones, just vibrations and lights.
It is your first date tonight. Big day! Yeah, good luck with making it romantic without a love song or a beautiful background melody, the one that touches all the right chords, stirs up the emotions, and makes you want to be cuddled. Seriously, good luck!
♪ to a mother is in the first cries of her newborn baby.
♪ is the rhythm of your heartbeat.
♪ is the sound of your lover whispering the promise of eternal love in your ear.
♪ is describing a golden sunset to a blind man.
♪ is the sound of goodbye, never heard, but louder than any drumbeat.
♪ is also in the clock, sound of life ticking away.
Some of you might be heading to a club, and plan to do what without music there?
It's a friend's birthday. No 'Happy birthday to you' while he cuts the cake! Poor chap for being born on a day which has no music.
Reminiscing about college days? How many of you will agree with me when I say that these memories will seem more real if you listen to your favorite music from back then?
You return home and suddenly notice that something is amiss. The usual sounds that emerge from the balcony while your grandpa plays away melodiously on his piano, the sounds that you had been taking for granted don't fill the house today and make your heart skip a beat. And the heart doesn't recover until you see that your grandpa is just fine, it is just that it is a day without music.
The day is over. And you have seen better days. You wish to be left alone, yet need company that will just give, not ask for anything in return. You know music can do that for you. But alas, it is a day without music, and you must drown in your sorrowful thoughts that feed on the wrongs of the day, when instead, you could have floated in the lap of healing music and focused on the rights that will happen tomorrow.
Difficult, isn't it? If a day without music seems impossible to imagine, how can we think of a world without music? How ironic it is that I seek words to tell you that words just aren't enough to explain how I feel about music. I might just pen down a few hundred of them and try to make you understand what it means to me. But, music forms a part of my soul. How do I explain my soul to you? Take away that part of my soul, and there is every possibility that my existence ceases. Life has no meaning beyond its existence. So, what do I do with a life and world without meaning, without music?
Have been taking music for granted, are we? Music is not just a song playing on your iPod or the radio. There's more to it. Listen carefully, and you will find that music shines through every action, it resides in every emotion, it hides in every word, it resonates in every moment, and in moments between those moments.
♪ Music will inflict the pain of a lost memory, but it will also wash away that pain.
It will remind you of your wounded heart, but it will also nurse and heal the wound.
It will bring back the pangs of disappointment, but also give you the strength to overcome it.
It will help you know that you are caught up, but it will also free your soul.
It will bring tears to your eyes, but it will also wipe them away.
If you still seek my answer, let me just tell you―I can never, ever, ever, imagine a world without music. For in the end, when everything has been said and done, when I am stranded all alone, which I know is inevitable and will happen someday, I'll have my music and its refuge with me, guiding me through, helping me escape, gently and effortlessly.