The music or the misery?
People worry about kids playing with guns or watching violent videos that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands, of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery, and loss.
Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable?
Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"
- Nick Hornby
Here's a question to all the lovers of music:
Try to locate the emotion in a song.
Is the melancholy of a sad song embedded in the song?
Is the sadness in it's lyrical content, or is it found in the rise and fall of the music itself?