I love music, its what keeps me together at the good and bad times. Bands like The Beatles, Foo Fighters and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, to name a view have songs that continue to relate so closely to my life. Although I’ve been criticized by following ‘old’ music too closely, I know it all well and in-depth. If you read my previous post on Everclear’s ‘Santa Monica,’ you know how that song spoke to me.
Not to reminisce too hard, but in the year 2000, my second CD ever was The Beatles ’1,’ which to this day is the greatest compilation of music ever put on a recorded disc. That CD and I traveled to California with my father on a business trip, and I listened to it throughout maybe 50 times on that trip alone. The song ‘We Can Work It Out’ to this day is the most influential and inspiring song I have ever heard. I learned to see things in other people’s shoes, that I don’t hold the only opinion in this world and that we must all work together to progress. Relationships, friendships and anything else, Paul McCartney’s solo act, has always made me see life in a different light.
Paul goes from a narrow minded side of the argument to seeing that it’s not only his view that effects his life. He opens his song up to what we can assume is his girlfriend or lover’s side of the story. Anytime I feel like a fight is coming or my significant other and I are at a misunderstanding, I remember what this song taught me.