Some of us have songs that bring us back. Maybe it's because it's a song that played during a key moment in our life, or it's a newer song that makes us reflect on the experiences we went through in the past...and yet didn't have quite the right song for it, and now do.
Some of these songs are happy, and we smile, and it's bittersweet. Bitter because it's in the past, sweet because we're reflecting back on it and can realize how grateful we are for the memories created.
Some of these songs are sad, poking at our souls like toothpicks and leaving slivers of misery in their absence. But the sad songs are just as important as the good ones, because we remember the mistakes we made and the problems we went through. And it helps you. It helps you to remember not to make those mistakes again.
Here are a few songs that spark that feeling of nostalgia in me.
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
This song simultaneously makes me remember my life when I was younger and makes me think a lot about the future. It's kind of a double-whammy song. Can one even be nostalgic about the future?
Escape The Fate - Situations
This is a song I used to listen to almost religiously when I was in 8th grade, and it was with my then best friend. Since then I've not only outgrown this type of music, but I've outgrown that best friend. Never fails to bring me down memory lane, though.
LMB - Pay the Rent
This is actually a super personal one because this is my uncles band (he's vocalist and guitar player). And the video features some of my family members. But it reminds me of childhood, because it's a common occurance for him to break out his guitar and just start strummin' songs. Even now, as we're all older, he'll still bring his guitar over on a lazy summer afternoon / evening.
Now that I've let y'all into some of my nostalgia inducing songs, share some of yours in the comments. Can even tell me the story if it tickles your fancy.