It is well documented that music stimulates a person’s memory. Why? Because sound is a sensory input that activates specific parts of the brain.
When I hear certain songs, vivid memories come flooding back. Does the same thing happen to you?
A few weeks ago, as I turned on my car engine to begin the drive to be with my mom in her last days, Waiting for the End by Linkin Park was playing on the radio. I have a feeling that, for better or worse, this song will always bring back the memory of that drive.
Here’s the video that shows the lyrics. The words to the chorus are below.
Waiting for the end to come
Wishing I had strength to stand
This is not what I had planned
It’s out of my control….
Flying at the speed of light
Thoughts we’re spinning in my head
So many things were left unsaid
It’s hard to let you go…
(Oh!) I know what it takes to move on,
I know how it feels to lie,
All I wanna do
Is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven’t got
Sitting in an empty room
Trying to forget the past
This was never meant to last,
I wish it wasn’t so…
Does any song or piece of music have an important meaning to you? Does music stimulate your memory?
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