Part ten: The words have meaning, i.e., the influence of music

Part ten: The words have meaning, i.e., the influence of music


When your day is long

And the night

The night is yours alone

When you’re sure you’ve had enough

Of this life

Well hang on

Do not let yourself go

‘Cause everybody cries

And everybody hurts sometimes

Music from the earliest times plays an essential role in human life. This is a universal language capable of awakening human emotions; it affects our subconscious and well-being. The songs that arise in matching words and words can help us elevate us to a superior spirit or emotional level.

Music also has a positive effect on our concentration, supports our effectiveness, stimulates our curiosity, affects the heart rhythm (positive or negative), supports or manipulates our lives.

Many factors influence the selection of the type of music, for example, our age, status, family background, friends or hobbies. It is often a combination of many factors at the same time.

On the other hand, there is also a song text. And as you know, there is no lack of topics to sing. It can be about love, travel, fun or just about apple and pineapple. No matter in which context, we can not forget that words matter.

In the context of well-being and happiness, we are not able to feel good when someone yells next to us, challenges us and uses vulgar vocabulary. It works the other way round, the laughter of one person in the room, the whole place begins to smile. Often someone blows us with laughter, without even knowing why we laugh. The same applies to words. Hearing from a friend that he is happy, at the same time he makes you feel warm.

A straightforward example is the above text of R.E.M. This is a famous number, and everyone knows it regardless of their age. This song, although it is written to encourage, makes us start crying. Although the artist wants to point out that we are no different from each other, he uses too many negative words. Of course, if you have a reason to cry, what may happen, pour out tears. However, do not hold a grudge against the world that you are in a bad mood, you have depressive thoughts, and the whole world is against you to listen to this number.

But why is this happening? All this has to do with the subconscious. This is an ordinary collection of associations, beliefs, and memories of our whole life. The subconscious mind also oversees the nervous system, breathing, and the digestive system. Helps you do all kinds of work automatically like eating, driving or running. Uses knowledge resources to protect against danger and fatigue.

The action of the subconscious in case of danger can be determined by a simple formula: action-reaction. For example, the action is a divorce; the reaction is panic. This is because of our subconscious mind when hearing this word associates this word with every possible emotion known to you. Unconsciously, we begin to feel fear, trouble, convulsions, excessive sweating, loss, serious material costs, disappointment, uncertain future, loneliness. The list is endless, it can go on all day long, but our subconscious already detects it in a matter of seconds. Remember that words have meaning.

So ask yourself what emotions you feel when reading the following text:

Huh, because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

This is just an example. You do not need to like Pharrell Williams to agree with me that these types of songs improve humor. That is why there is only one question to answer, why do we want to listen to depressive texts when we are depressed? Believe that changing tactics will get you healthy.



Analyze your Spotify list, list of numbers on your phone, computer or even radio channels and clean up. Start listening to a new, positive record for a few days and then summarize your impressions.

Good luck

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Ruud

    Great job again, Aldona. Music is love searching for words… 👍🙏

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