Music 08

Today’s song is

“Wish you were here” by Pink Floyd.

Because it’s perfect for a grey but not overly rainy Sunday, it’s melancholic but not really sad and – although I don’t really understand the lyrics – at least the title is something I can relate to at the moment.


Music 07

Yesterday’s song was

“I follow rivers” by Triggerfinger

Because it’s soothing, and, to me, it is connected with many pleasant memories. And it is a song I can listen to over and over again for hours – which I did – without getting tired of it.

Music 05

Today’s soundtrack is

Undisclosed Desires by Muse

Partly just because I really like Muse. And because I think this one is a very beautiful love song – it matches my understanding of love. It is not as restricting and possessive as many others; it lacks this underlying “my world is meaningless without you” message which I think slightly disturbing. Instead it is about accepting, recognising and understanding the person you love (at least that is how I interpret it).

And because I like the rhythm and I felt like listening to a love song.

To emphasise my point, here are the lyrics to the song:

I know you’ve suffered,
But I don’t want you to hide,
It’s cold and loveless,
I won’t let you be denied

I’ll make you feel pure,
Trust me,
You can be sure

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty is not just a mask,
I want to exorcise the demons from your past,
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

You trick your lovers,
That you’re wicked and divine,
You may be a sinner,
But your innocence is mine

Please me,
Show me how it’s done,
Tease me,
You are the one

And following that I came across

Resistance, also by Muse and from the same album,

which has a similar tone and is also a very beautiful love song – and since recently, I understand it even better than before.

Again, the lyrics (inspired by George Orwell’s famous novel “1984” – which I have yet to read):

Is our secret safe tonight
And are we out of sight
Will our world come tumbling down?
Will they find our hiding place
Is this our last embrace
Or will the world stop caving in?

It could be wrong
Could be wrong
But it should’ve been right
It could be wrong
Could be wrong
To let our hearts ignite
It could be wrong
Could be wrong
Are we digging a hole
It could be wrong
Could be wrong
This is out of control
It could be wrong
Could be wrong
It can never last
It could be wrong
Could be wrong
Must erase it fast
It could be wrong
Could be wrong
But it could’ve been right
It could be wrong could be

Love is our resistance
They’ll keep us apart they wont stop breaking us down
Hold me
Our lips must always be sealed

If we live our life in fear
I’ll wait a thousand years
Just to see you smile again
Kill the prayers for love and peace
You’ll wake the thought police
We can’t hide the truth inside

Love is our resistance
They’ll keep us apart they wont stop breaking us down
Hold me
Our lips must always be sealed

The night has reached his end
We can’t pretend
We must run
We must run
It’s time to run

Take us away from here
Protect us from further harm

Music 04

Today’s song is

Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi by Yann Tiersen, composed for the soundtrack to the film “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain”.

Because today was a stressful day, crowded with strangers, and this melody has the power to make you feel like you’re in the calm centre of a hurricane when you’re surrounded by people – and for me, as long as I’m outside, feeling alone is a good feeling.

Music 03

Today’s song chose itself while I was walking through the rain to my first university class (behavioural neuroscience) this semester, and it’s

“The Heart asks Pleasure first” by Michael Nyman composed for the film “The Piano”

Because it sounds like the soundtrack to a rainy morning without being too sad or dramatic. Fluidly trickling melancholy, maybe… (and it is a nice rhythm to walk to).

Music 02

Music for today’s morning is

“mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from the opera “Samson et Dalila” by Camille Saint-Saens. Interpretation for flute and orchestra.

Because the sun shone through my open window, the trees outside swayed in the soft breeze and the melody (as well as the meaning) felt just right.


And the second song is

Ever Dream by Nightwish

because Tarja Turunen’s beautiful voice at a volume just below my pain threshold proved to be an adequate acoustic shield for an environment like an underground train packed beyond capacity and a video games convention full of people. (But the lyrics, as I (mis)understand them, are quite nonsensical. I have to look them up sometime to stop wondering what she is singing).