I was lying on my back in bed with a pair of headphones on, listening to a song by Ed Sheeran; while I listened, I felt unexplained emotions welling up; it’s as if my heart needed to feel something different that moment. There is no way i was going to forget these lines: “We’ll play hide and seek to turn this around, All I want is the taste that your lips allow.” The things that music does to our mind is thrilling and even dangerous sometimes.
In this school where I am studying to become a linguist, I really listen to the conversations that people make. It is fun for me. Real conversations are my favourite. Sometimes I sit in the garden where love birds perch, and I listen intently to the conversations students make. I see girls curl up in the arms of their boys or “man friend,” as some are called. There is no book anywhere that can hold this kinds of conversion.
Last night, while I worried about the exam I was to write the next day, I could not pay attention to the book I was reading. I heard a boy whispering to his girl, sweet things that got her, the next minute, dancing on his thighs. He had recited a couple of lines from a music I was quite familiar with. It is either the girl was so gullible or she hadn’t heard that music before. He rushed her, he really did. Because I couldn’t pay attention to my books anymore with the invading moanings and groanings.
I left that place determined that I was going to get me that song and score every line of the song, perhaps by doing so, I too, would land myself a beautiful girl for a girlfriend. Prior to this time, I had tried, but failed.
I remember one pastor said that music has spirits and slowly these spirits gain access into our soul and begin to forge some strongholds in our minds. I still do not understand how this happens, but I am sure it was these spirits that gave that boy access to the thighs of that gullible girl or maybe she knew he really needed her…
Fast forward three years later, I am not the one sitting in parks eavesdropping on the conversations of strangers. I am the guy behind the computer screen, editing countless conversations of strangers that either exist or do not.
I have learnt one thing about music, and it is that with music you can do anything. Music can cause two souls to be one. Music can cause a broken heart to be mended. Music doesn’t have an enemy. Music can reconcile nations. Music can let any guy gain access to the heart of his lost lover.
Listen to a good music today.
This article was written by Andrew Osas Igbineweka; connect with him on IG here