I’ve been thinking a lot about music and the kind of music I listen to and what it probably means. I don’t even know how many of you will read to the end of this but here are some songs for you.
Memba – For Aisha: This song reminds me of when I used to swim lots, right before my brother’s wedding. It also reminds me of one of my friends, and I don’t know why. When I first heard this song I sobbed, because of the reason it was created.
Train Song – Gully Boy: I feel like this song is about hope. And it gives me a sense of hope, in a way. Especially the line: Sapne jinme ho aisi ho teri aankhe, pyaar mein jinme ho aisi hi teri bate, jin umide ho aise tere din ho, sapne jinme ho aisi ho teri aankhete. It is something I would wish for everyone.
Tune Kaha – Prateek Kuhad: If a city was a song, this would be London. This is the song I would dedicate to London and all that it gave me.
I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers: Because I wanna get better. I want to get better. This song is an apology of sorts for me. An apology to myself and others that I feel like I have hurt. I will do better. I can do better, I am sorry.
Les Wanyika – Sina Makosa: My walks. The London underground. And a feeling of homesickness, even though I am home.
Jeet – Ritviz: All those days I spent in London high as a kite, without worrying about anything at all. There is a sense of comfort and freedom I feel in listening to this song.
Bebi Bebi – Nyashinski: I used to like someone very much. And this is the song I associated with them, strangely. All that is over now. I just like the song too much to stop listening to it now.
Nai Jaana – Neha Bhasin: I once read a book about the partition where two people in love were impacted by it, because one was Muslim and the other was Punjabi. One was left in India, the other in Pakistan. I don’t know what this song means, and I am pretty sure it’s a wedding song, but it reminds me of what I read in that story. It reminds me of love and loss.
Kahin Toh: Just reminds me of love, and whatever that means. At this point in time, I feel like the world is upset with me, and that’s one of the lines in the song. So to find that comfort in someone where that upset-ness goes away is what I miss, and is what I feel this song maybe signifies.
That’s all for today. Thanks for tuning in, haha.