Songs Stuck In Your Head
Do you ever get a song stuck in your head? I do all the time! I woke up this morning with Sedona by Houndmouth playing on the radio of my mind. I don’t know why. I’ve only heard the song a few times. Maybe for this moment, where I introduce it to someone who needs to listen to it. Perhaps the rabbit hole it leads to. Or just a cosmic ride away from too much reality.
What is this rabbit hole I speak of? Music lovers know! You YouTube the song, read the comments, search for the lyrics, check out their other songs… Or, you Wiki the band, see where they’re from, check out some interviews, try to find the inspiration behind their music like you’re Sherlock Holmes of the songwriting world. On and on, until you realize hours have passed like seconds.
On my rabbit hole journey, I discovered that Houndmouth is from the Hoosier Heartland, aka Indiana USA, the same place as me! I was also surprised that the band formed in 2011. From the laid-back sound of Sedona, I pictured them being from the 60s or 70s.
Sedona has a Woodstock feel to me. A free-spirit song that takes me places I didn’t know I wanted to go. In my mind, I’m dancing with the Universe. Hugging the moon, flying over the neon lights of Las Vegas, cruising the Mother Road in a Volkswagen convertible with the top down, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail... I’m on a musical high, no mind-altering drugs necessary.
Until I looked up the Sedona lyrics, I thought the line “The devil’s in a rush” was “The devil’s in the rush” and thought how true. We all seem to be so busy and always in a hurry. Sedona’s melody speaks to me like a butterfly in a meadow of wildflowers, “Life is short, death is long. Just chill and enjoy the song.”
In one of their interviews, the band members said they love when they perform Sedona on stage, and the crowd screams, “So bright and pink” when they get to that part of the chorus.
Getting lost in the lyrics is half the fun. Becoming one with the song, letting your imagination run wild. Yeah, that kind of creative collaboration is what we are missing in our new world. Livestreams are cool, but it’s not the same as feeling the crowd’s energy and thousands of people singing a song in unison.
This song makes me want to visit Sedona, Arizona. I’ve heard that it is a popular place for spiritual seekers to visit vortex sites, Chapel of the Holy Cross, and the Seven Sacred Pools.
That’s the power of a great song. It takes you places you never knew you wanted or needed to go, places in your imagination, and places to set your spirit free.