Love and Music: “Thinking out Loud”


(wow, it feels like this song was written expressly for the purpose of being a favorite for weddings…)

 

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran – I hear it on the radio all the time.  It’s a sweet little song – not necessarily my type, but that doesn’t matter.

 

I think we can all agree that music is incredibly influential on us – the right song can change a mood or enhance it.  More than that, though, I think we underestimate the degree to which we look to music (and books and movies, etc) for advice, or to gain understanding on our own feelings regarding love– even support.  And since music is so integrated into our daily lives (think of the opening song for your favorite tv show – I bet you know the lyrics!), it would seem that we might also subconsciously internalize a lot of it.

 

Thus, I think it would be fun to see what we are learning about love by taking a look at some popular songs from time to time and figuring out the central message and if it works in our favor or against us.

 

(Oh, and trust me, I listen to music for fun, too; of course it shouldn’t all be taken seriously.)

 

After listening to this song a few times, here’s what I’ve found:

 

  1. We worry about whether our significant other will still love us after they’ve changed over time and so have we

 

  1. We often don’t understand the reasons that we love someone or what brought us to that moment of loving them – and does it matter if we don’t?

 

  1. Love in the present moment is what matters

 

Now that I’ve written this out – I am actually surprised to say that I suddenly like this song a lot more than I did when I started listening to it and writing this post!  Hahahahaha!

 

If you want a copy of the song, don’t be cheap!  Get it from Amazon here!  (affiliate link ^_^ )

 

Do you like this song?  What do you think about the 3 points?  Did you find something more?  Join the discussion below!

~Michelle

 

If you’d like to hear my take on the three points, click on the links below:

Change – Can We Still Love Each Other like We Once Did?

The Most Dangerous Question

Love in the Present Moment


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