I subscribe to the John Cusack theory of music that, pop music for instance, can indeed make you sad before you should begin experiencing said emotion.
"Too Many Walls" by Cathy Dennis is one of those songs that I played to death when I was 12 and, quite frankly, it probably messed me up. ( Well it didn't help reading " A Bridge to Terabithia" weekly as well.)
The lyrics are sad... no doubt about that. But what makes this song so special to me is the melody. It's like a music box of suburban melancholy. I would hear this song daily on my middle school bus trips and it would haunt me...as I knew that Cathy Dennis had a deeper understanding of life. I still think I was right.
"Wish on a rainbow...it's all I can do."
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Posted by Verse Chorus Fade at 7:30 PM