Why I Can`t Live Without Music

Have you ever heard any say, “I can’t live without music”? Most of us have, and there is good reason for that. Even though some people may not be aware of it, humans have an innate love for the sound of music, with or without lyrics. Over the years, numerous individuals have tried to explain why with many of them coming very close, but the truth is that not everyone can say they love music for the same reason someone else might.

Is there something mysterious about this thing we call music? There may be, but one thing I know for sure is that I can’t live without music in my life for very long at all.

No one should have to tell anyone that each generation has its own favorite sounds and some lyrics simply stick in the mind for decades. Even so, some music crosses all barriers and makes the heart feel lighter. Then there are the music genres that only certain people can love and the beat goes on and on and on.

Regardless which style of music played at any particular time, someone is sure to ask for more. This begs the question, why. Could it be because the lyrics of some songs touch the heart because the listener can identify with the words? Maybe it is because music soothes the nerves and inspires creativity.

Speaking of creativity, did you know that children who are involved in music education typically achieve higher grades? It’s true, and this is particularly true when it comes to math grades. Now, let’s be serious. Making music involves math, and that may explain why some grades get better due to greater exposure to mathematics. However, that doesn’t necessarily explain why children excel in other courses, as well.

One should also consider that children involved in music education must practice if they want to become good at what they do. This requires an enormous amount of discipline and that generally carries over into other areas of life. Could this be the reason musically inclined children can be expected to do well in school? Could be, but that is simply not enough.

I can’t live without music, but that doesn’t mean that I am highly intelligent. Then again, I never learned to play a musical instrument (a few DIY tips here), but I did sing in the choir. Is singing the same as making music? Well, I think it is, but who am I anyway?

The lyrics in some music compositions are what make the entire piece worthwhile. On the other hand, it is often the music that causes the stir down deep within the soul. Whether it is the beat of a drum, the strum of a guitar, or plink of piano keys that tug at the heart strings, there is just nothing quite like the sound of music.

Most of us heard our first sound of music while tiny infants and it was often nursery rhymes set to music and sang to us by the people who loved us most. Mothers all over the world have always hummed and whispered sweet melodies to their children and that is not likely to change any time soon. The soothing sounds from Momma’s lips will always help calm the distresses of a child. Is it this that makes music so valuable in our world?

It is difficult to say just what it is about music that has so many saying, “I can’t live without music” because it means different things to different people. It can be that little something that inspires the imagination to dream, or it may just be that the beat of the music is much like the beat of the heart. The tempo may be slow or upbeat, it can even become the driving force behind activities. One must admit that music holds a special place in the lives of people everywhere. Music is, after all, the universal language.