This one’s an all time favorite.
I am a daydreamer. A significant portion of my day is usually reserved for this activity. Moreover, I tend to indulge in it better if there’s a song to complement it.
I usually keep my stock of favourite songs, up to date. My play-lists are flexible, designed to suit a location, a journey, my state of mind, or even the weather at times. Of course, each song caters to my crazy imagination..
Usually, I conjure a scenario in my head that fits the context of the song. The scenes I visualize are usually far-fetched, almost Bollywood-esque. Often, it’s do with the song lyrics. Sometimes, I envision myself performing before a large, receptive audience.
For instance, Ray Charles and Clapton bring out the blues in me and bam! I’m on stage, belting out a punchy guitar lick.
Often, it’s about sitting before Mayer, while he sings about slow dancing with me in a burning room. Sigh.
When I heard Adele’s “Someone Like You” for the first time, I was reduced to tears. I imagined being dumped by an incredibly good looking guy, passionate, yet someone cruel enough to forget me and live a happily with another woman.
Here are some of my favorite songs and the scenes that play in my head when I hear them –
“Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai” – I’m in grad-school, knee-deep in coursework, dissatisfied and stressed out. I have no social life, and I’m roughing it out. I down cups of caffeine to keep myself going. For the sake of this song, I’m the quintessential introvert (yes, you can laugh), sometimes reminiscing about a defunct relationship.
“Kala Chashma” – I’m dancing to the song and giving Katrina Kaif a run for her money.
“Dil Chahta Hai” – I am with my best friends in Goa, watching the sunset from the Chapora Fort. (ok, I’ve literally ripped off a scene from the movie).
“Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay – This usually reminds me of my vacation in London. I imagine bumping into Chris Martin and his pet chimpanzee on the streets (he obviously doesn’t own one for real!) A weird adventure, indeed.
“Alone in Kyoto” by Air – A relaxing, beautiful instrumental that transports me to the sea. I imagine I’m floating, facing the sky and observing the clouds as they adopt strange shapes.
The list is endless. But I’ll conclude with an absolute favourite –
Clarity by John Mayer – I’m by myself, possibly by the seaside, basking in the sun, feeling lighter than usual. For once, I’m comfortable in my own skin. Soon, I see my dog – a fluffy golden retriever – bounding towards me in excitement.
And I will wait to find if this will last forever..
I is for Imagining scenarios for songs
My theme for the A-Z Blogging Challenge is ‘The A to Z of some my favourite things’. Stay tuned for more posts, this April!
P.S: I am running slightly late. Post for the letter ‘J’ should be up by tonight!