I didn’t realize this at first, but Westlife is more than just entertaining me.
Westlife was a popular Irish boy band who disbanded in 2012 after 14 years of music. And most of their great songs are love stories.
That is the problem. I love Westlife. But I can’t help but wonder what their music is doing to me.
I have my own ideas about love and relationships. And Westlife is changing my perception. When it comes to love, a lot of musicians sing of perfect, flawless love. I picked Westlife because their words are so simple.
There’s an angel standing next to me, reaching for my heart
Ah! Young love! Nothing like that, huh? See what I mean? Westlife makes you yearn, they make your heart ache and change your beliefs.
What happens when someone who doesn’t believe in love, perfect or not, listens to these songs? Imagine the conflict!
We know perfection isn’t true. No one loves as truly as these songs claim. Perhaps a few exceptions, but in the real world, we know it’s all fiction.
But you can’t help fantasizing. Because? It makes you feel good. And we humans do have this annoying tendency to gravitate towards what makes us miserable. That’s the way we work. It’s what makes us tick.
Not to mention all the wasted time. And the worst thing is, you can’t just forget these songs. “I don’t wanna forget you, I don’t even wanna try” They are too good.
That’s what I mean.
There’s no one like you, to speak to my heart
Now you see.
#CLT “Us against the world.” What can you say? I can’t help it.