Does a nostalgic piece of music make you cry or smile?
If you hear a piece of music that reminds you of someone or something or some event, does it make you cry or smile?
It really depends on the song. Songs can do both for me. They can take me back to a time of great joy or deep sadness.
There is a song that brings to me tears just thinking about it. 7 x 70 by Chris August.
Seven times seventy times
I'll do what it takes to make it right
I thought the pain was here to stay
But forgiveness made a way.
It always touches me because it's about growing up with his family. It brings back some memories from my own.
When I was young "The end of the world" by Skeeter Davis would always get to me. It is a sad song, brings back memories of young love. Her voice is lovely. You can find it on youtube.
Music motivates people in ways to reminisce or forget. Both of which can be a either positive or negative so I would think cry or smile is possible.
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