Two Songs. Hmm…from about a gazillion. Okay, I’m going to mention two songs which have some sort of meaning in my life.
1. Dive in by Darius
I can almost hear some of you going “Darius who“? This song came out around 2003 -2004 (in India at least) and I loved the whole album. This song was never officially released with a video. But it is this song in particular that made an impact in my life. I was going through a low phase in 2004 after my undergrad in terms of hating Mumbai University postgrad psychology, not being happy with the way things were in life in general and was contemplating whether or not to try and study in Australia (possibly the only reason I wasn’t clinically depressed was because I was loving the gym after graduating). Anyway, I applied to a few universities and then got back an offer from one that was last on my list. I was confused whether I should go ahead with it or wait. In the end, I took the plunge and the rest as they say, is history. But I clearly remember listening to the lyrics of this song and thinking it made so much sense to me at that point in my life. These are the lyrics I’m referring to:
If you want it, then you got it
Don’t let this moment pass you by
Take a long shot, give it all you got
You’ll never know unless you try
You can only sink or swim
Baby, just dive in
Yes, it is a song about a relationship but to me back then, it basically said unless you give this study in Australia a shot, you are never going to know…there are two possible outcomes: you could swim or you could sink. But you will never know until you try it. So yes, I dove in. And this song helped in some way make sense of the shit in my life at that point.
2. Moment in the sun by The Living End
I love The Living End. And when this song was released in 2008, it seemed to me as though they had sung the story of my life. All you have to do is listen to the lyrics. It was my anthem that apparently brought me to where I am today. Even though the song didn’t exist back then. ‘Nuff said.
On a related note, I got tickets to see The Living End play live in September at the Enmore! I’m so excited and looking forward to it!
If you missed any of the previous posts as part of this challenge, or are really desperate to re-read them [wouldn’t have a clue why!], you can find them here: Ten secrets, Nine loves, Eight fears, Seven wants, Six places, Five foods, Four books, and Three movies.
Until next time,