30 Days of Gratitude: Day 7

Crawlin’ back to you
Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few?
‘Cause I always do
Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I’ve thought it through


Day 7 challenges me to write about a song I’m grateful for. Me being a music lover, this was the most difficult challenge thus far. Thousands of songs that I love. Hundreds that I could name off the top of my head. I can’t even pick an all-time favorite song because there’s just too many that I’d have to part with.

I didn’t necessarily pick a song that’s one of my top favorites. However, this is a great one. It’s called Do I Wanna Know by the Arctic Monkeys. The album that this song is on is amazing, there’s not a track to dislike. That isn’t exactly why I picked it either. I first tried to plug some of my favorite songs into this post. Once I typed the best lyrics, I couldn’t find a way to describe why I loved the song so much. I didn’t feel like I was typing anything that would really speak to anyone’s emotions. This was the first song I picked where I didn’t immediately delete the entire draft and start completely over.

The above excerpt, regardless of what the artists were trying to convey, made me think of how most people have that one person you never really quit thinking about. People in my generation especially, can relate to having someone that your mind automatically goes to after you’ve had a few drinks. Your mind is always “crawling” back to them. You’re hoping that they’re reciprocating the thoughts. You’re not over them and even though you might not be with them, you couldn’t imagine being with anyone else. As destructive as it may be, only having the bravery to contact someone you care about after you’ve been drinking is something that happens often in my generation. The slightly pitiful behavior is pretty common. I also just find it plain cute that the guy in the song is admitting that his feelings belong to only one person, when a lot of songs glorify promiscuity or belittle monogamy.

I’m grateful for this song simply because it’s sweet. You wouldn’t expect it to be coming from a band that has an alternative rock/pop sound. However, it’s also catchy. Their whole album takes me back to fall of 2014 when the leaves were turning beautiful and I was falling in love. I played their album a lot when I was driving home late at night, leaving a certain someone’s house ;). It was a truly happy time in my life.

Comment with some songs you’re grateful for, I love to hear new music!


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