Life Without Music Is Not An Option

Different kinds of moods and different kinds of music

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like without music. I don't sing or play any instruments myself, but I listen to music every day. I just love YouTube, where you can find almost any kind of music you like. Depending on what mood I'm in, I'm listening to different kinds of music. If I feel nostalgical I can just go on the Internet looking for som 1980's rock music that I just love. If I'm in party mood I search YouTube for some 1990's techno music. In this aspect, Internet is a great place. If I want to realax and just think, Melissa Horn is a wonderful Swedish singer to listen to. She has a voice I sometimes just can't stop listening to. I can relate to many of her texts about love and broken hearts. Below is one of her songs. The original text in this song is not in English, but I did this translation from Swedish:

I do not recognize myself
This is not me
I take everything so simple
Has repressed how it was
Back in the old habits
When I hear from you again
And I do not ask the question
"What did you really want"

You are probably the one
Who I should be with
You are probably the one
Who I should be with

I do not put the blame on you
But you did not notice anything
You needed someone bigger
And I needed something to long for
Because sometimes I disappear
And everyone asks what I am thinking of
But I can not tell
For one must not think like that

But you are probably the one
Who I should be with
But you are probably the one
Who I should be with

The time is late
There is no time for you
I live my life now
With someone who loves me

But you are probably the one
Who I should be with
Yes, you are probably the one
Who I should be with
You are probably the one
Who I should be with
You are probably the
Who I should be with
You are probably the one ....


"You are probably the one"

The words in this song are just beautiful and when the singer Melissa Horn sings it with her beautiful voice I just sit as enchanted and can't stop listening to the words, the music and the bitter sweetness in the song and in the voice. This is just one of Melissa Horn's songs I can relate too.

Music In Your Life

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County Music

In Sweden there are many great singers and songwriters. Some of them are singing in Swedish and some in English. When I listen to songs in English, I often listen to country music. That isn't typically Finnish or Swedish, but I really like the stories you find in country music. There is one Swedish female country music I really admire. Her name is Jill Johnson and she sings most of her songs in English. She has a beautiful voice, and if she lived in the states she'd probably be a famous country singer there.

I could write on this subject forever. I'll be back with some more music hubs in the future. Listening to music is a big part of my life. It makes me feel alive, happy, sad and every emotions in between.

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Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Made.

I would say that music is part of our lives in one way or another.

You are probably correct in saying music is for moods. One minute i can listen to the Rolling Stones and the next to Eros Ramazzotti (Italian), but mostly i love Irish folk music.

Lovely hub with a beautiful singer and the song was wonderful even without understanding a word of your language.

UP/A/B.

LOL Ghaelach


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you, Ghaelach. I really appreciate your feedback! Listening to Irish folk music makes me happy. It's often very cheerful.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

I can't describe the importance of music in my life, except to say it would be like living without a soul.

Thanks for SHARING!


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I love listening to music. There is a song for every mood and sometimes just turning on some tunes can cheer me up right away. Don't know what I would do without music. I often wish I could sing or play an instrument myself. Great article.


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peoplepower73 4 years ago from Placentia California

I watched the video and could not understand it, even though the music was beautiful. Then I found that you are from Finland. My son lives in Anchorage Alsaka and has many Finnish friends. They really seem to enjoy Alaska. Look forward to your hubs. Thanks for SHARING


richfsr 4 years ago

Interesting. As an old 60s rocker I will never give up music. I actually love most of the music today.


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ananceleste 4 years ago from California

Music is the language of the spirit and I cant imagine a world without it. Everything I do involves music; even when I go to sleep. Great Hub! I am a big fan of folk music, it gives me a inside look to other culture and musical styles.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thanks for reading and commenting, gjfalcone. You really found a good way to describe how important music is.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thanks, truthfornow. I'd like to be able to play an intrument too. Maybe it isn't too late for us to learn! :)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Hi peoplepower, thanks for your comment. All songs by Melissa Horn is really beautiful. She sings in Swedish. Maybe Alaska feels like Finland. It's freezing here right now.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Ananceleste, I agree. Listening to folk music is like going back to the roots. It can be very interesting.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Hi rishfsr, I like most of today's music too. Thanks for your comment.


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Lawrence Da-vid 4 years ago

I too enjoy most music. From Country, some rock, stage and screen, plus the classics. My tolerance level stops when music loses rhythm, tone, melodious content. I personally think that someone trying to put "mary had a little lamb" type of rhyming to a beat without melody....does not constitute music. Nor does a "score" and "lyrics" written to sing with sustained vocals...where the singer can't find the correct note....worthy of listening to. The worst singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" of all music....is sung by a so called singer that cannot sustain a proper note. Call it "soul" or whatever, it ruins the entire production. Ever want to hear a true voice, try you-tube for the singer Kiri Te Kanawa as she does the Rachmaninoff op 34 No 14 Vocalise that does not contain lyrics but strictly melody.

I will agree....music is desired by all of us....as long as it is music. We need and love it. and the more....the better.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

I had to look Kiri Te Kanawa up on YouTube. She has an amazing voice even if she doesn't really sing the kind of music I listen to. I think I'll start enjoying classical music as I get older. I really appreciate your comment, Lawrence Da-vid.


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Lawrence Da-vid 4 years ago

I enjoy most forms of music....as I stated as long as it is "MUSIC" and not just a beat with someone rattling off a gutter form of poetry. Opera just happens to be one I enjoy particularly when I know the singer such as Kiri. Know her personally and really appreciate her voice. Like Streisand, Gorme, Piaf, Sinatra and so on....even like new age music. Only "country music I can't tolerate is where the singer sounds as if he/she is in extreme pain.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Lol, "extreme pain country music". I think I know what you mean. :) I listen to many Swedish musicians, who sings in Swedish, but I also listen to 1980's rock music.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Types of music I listen to also depends on my mood. I love Jim Morrison and Pink Floyd, but I also enjoy Amy Winehouse.

I also don't sing or play instruments, but I can't imagine my life without music.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Vinaya, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub, too. I can't imagine my life without music, children, cats and HubPages. :)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you boyzone. You're probably right. I don't think I've ever met a person who doesn't like listening to music.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I can't imagine life without music. I listen to music daily. Country-pop is my favorite, but I could listen to Justin Bieber also. I'm not a fan of heavy metal and head banging...I appreciate my brain too much to be banging it around like that! lol Awesome hub! I'm actually listening to Keith Urban as I write this. I bet you aren't surprised!:)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Sunshine, I'm no fan of heavy metal either. The head banging would break my neck and the music would break my eardrums. What?!! Do you really listen to Keith Urban?! Lol! Who wouldn't? :) Thanks Linda!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

WOW great hub. I love music too, it keeps me going.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Madeline I love this hub- like you I also love music and can't go by without it. This is a gorgeous song with heartfelt lyrics. Great job on the translation too. Voted up and across!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Hi Vellur, thank you. What would life be without music?


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you Docmo, this is a song you can listen to over and over again if you are in the right mood. Nothing beats listening to the original language in a song, but I did the best I could with the translation. I really appreciate your comment. :)


Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

Made, first I think the world would literally stand still without music. Music is a life force that energizes all of us. Music has always been and always be a huge part of my life. Like you I have very diverse tastes in music depending on my mood. I love everything from classical to jazz to blues etc...

The words on that song are inspiring and the video is beautiful. Love her voice. Voted Up


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Joanne, you are probably right. We need music in our lives. "Music makes the world go round." Thank you so much for reading this hub. I appreciate it. :)

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