Without Words

One song that’s been on my mind recently is “A Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope. I’m not sure why I’ve been thinking about it so much, but a few of the lyrics came to my mind the other day, and I’ve been listening to it ever since. While I was thinking about this commonplace, I was wondering which song lyrics I could use that best embodied the song. That’s when I realized that I don’t need to use lyrics at all. I’ve spent so much time listening to the words when in reality thats all they really are-words. You can change the words with language or even with different covers of the song, but you can’t change the music. That’s why I like the instrumental version.

Without the words, the music tells a story. I’m not a musician so I can’t tell which chords are which or what’s played in F major or B flat or if those are even things. All I can say about the music is that it has a message. It tells the story of two lovers. It shows the passion and the romance and the lust and the eventual falling out as well as the aftermath of dealing with the burnt bridges. The music is full of emotion and is not something that can be overlooked. I personally recommend listening to the instrumental in a quiet space with your eyes closed. This allows for the music to fill your mind completely. The lull of the piano creates a flow that captivates you. After listening to the instrumental, I recommend listening to the song with lyrics. It really is a beautiful song.

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