Ever experience that moment when you hear a new song for the first time or when you truly understand the lyrics of a song you have heard plenty of times. That moment where a certain sentence or phrase just grabs your attention as if it took the words out of your mouth. This song describes exactly how you are feeling and relates to whatever situation you are in. I experience this constantly and I want to share my most recent realisation with a bunch of people I don’t know. So to whoever is reading this hey! And thanks for taking the time to listen
I have recently discovered the brilliance of Matt Corby. For those who don’t know who that is he is a young Australian indie/folk sort of singer (will add photo and link below). Beautiful voice and great lyrics. So I have recently found my love for his songs and some of the lyrics have related to these past memories.
It’s nearly been a year since this happened but it’s still fresh in my memory as these songs relate to it. So here it goes… I became friends with this group of people who went to a different school and they all seemed lovely so we talked and talked until gradually we would talk every day. From there on they introduced me to their friends who introduced me to their friends and so on until I knew most of the people at their school in our grade. Now I’m fairly easy to get along with, always up for a good chat and love meeting new people so all these new friends seemed great and they were all being soo nice so I diddnt see the bad side to this. I tried to keep up friendships with a lot of these “new friends” as I thought they were great. Long story short they got bored of me, others began hating me for no reason and this domino effect continued until all these new
friends diddnt want me anymore. I only came to this realisation recently but trying to be friends with everyone is pointless and unachievable and having a few true friends is much better than having heaps of friends who aren’t true to you. It’s from this that I learnt that instead of going out on a limb to be close to heaps of people you have to see who goes out of their way to talk to you and who actually values you as a person.
Sorry for that flashback, now back to the lyrics! So Matt Corby’s lyrics have spoken to me in a way as they relate to these experiences and how I have changed in the way I form friendships. An example of this is in his song “Letters”…
Love is like a letter wrote
And life is like an envelope
You can choose who you give it to
But you can’t choose who will give it to you
And you simply can’t write back to everyone
Cause that would leave you so confused and harshly judged
This relates perfectly to how I put my effort into these people but they wouldn’t give it back and trying to
write back to everyone
results in being confused and harshly judged. This perfectly sums up how I have been judged by all these
friends and I couldn’t understand what changed…
Not only this one song but many of his other songs have not only been enjoyable but have been rather relatable in a way which I value in a way. As I am at that point in my life where I am questioning who I am as a person and trying to find myself I have turned to listening to different songs which relate to what I’m thinking about which leads me into another one of Matts songs which is by far one of my favourites which is ‘Resolution’. If you have time please take the time to listen to it because it’s truly a great song.
Click here to listen to ‘Resolution’