Always Something There to Remind Me

Daily Prompt Post: A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.

This song reminds me of my first real taste of heartbreak.  It was a long time ago now…five or six years, at least.  I was crazy about a guy who I thought liked me back, only to find he didn’t.  Or maybe just wasn’t interested in a relationship.  I’m still not sure, and have never had the courage to ask, even though we’re still good friends today.

When I (finally) got the “no”, I was devastated, locking myself away in my room in the dark, curled up on the floor, this song playing loudly, tears falling uncontrollably.  This song really helped me through it, though.  I don’t know why a sad song is sometimes so therapeutic, but it is.

I have memories attached to almost all of Taylor’s songs, but this one is definitely one of the most powerful.  Every time I hear it, it takes me straight back there.  It doesn’t make me sad any more though, but rather, glad I’m in a better place now, and glad I learnt so much from it.

6 thoughts on “Always Something There to Remind Me

  1. The one for me that’s been the biggest trigger is the soft music my daughter’s giraffe plays. We used it a lot in her first couple months at home and now when I hear it I’m instantly taken back to those first days and all the feelings I had rush right into my head. I have a hard time listening to it because I felt like a failure in the early days. I know I didn’t fail now but it definitely triggers something.

    There’s also one song (which I can’t remember the name but know it if I hear it on the radio) that reminds me of the first guy I had any sort of relationship with. People always told me I wouldn’t forget my first kiss, and believe me, I still haven’t, especially when I hear that song.

    Music is really powerful in so many ways. 🙂

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  2. For me, “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz brings back all the good memories i have had with friends and all the good times spend during summer vacation. Its just a feel good song and brings out a long session of nostalgia.
    Great post by the way 🙂

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