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Waking Up to Random Songs in Your Head

Updated on May 22, 2016

Waking Up to Random Songs In Your Head

Ever wake up to a random song in your head, even if you haven't heard it in years?

For many people, music is a part of our daily lives and whether we listen to live music or music on the radio, our brains absorb it, even if we don't like it.

Music has a way of making us feel something, because it has a way of touching our emotions, causing us to feel or sense things when we hear it. Some melodies can cause us to feel irritable, joyous, sad, excited, encouraged, powerless, confused, so on and so forth, but only you know what songs make you experience certain things.

Waking up to a song in your head when you don't have a radio alarm or wake up hearing music at all, could mean that your body is trying to tell you what type of emotions it's experiencing or possibly, would like to experience. In order to understand what your subconscious is telling you, consider the song and the lyrics you hear. Is it a song you like or dislike? Do you know the song or did you only hear it once? What it all comes down to is, how does the song make you feel and what type of mood does it leave you?

With personal experience waking up to a different song in my head almost every morning, I found that I am often experiencing an emotion that is resulted from that particular song I had just woken up from. My body is telling me, I may be annoyed about a certain situation going on in my life or maybe fed up with certain thoughts that's occupied my mind for several days. There are even days when I wake up to a song that makes me feel an emotion I've been longing to experience in my daily life, such as wanting to be comforted or loved. Therefore, it's important to know how the song makes you feel in order to understand why you woke up with it in your head.

Whenever I wake up to a song I heard only once on the radio but haven't heard it in years (because I forgot about it, that I didn't recognize it), I do a Google search by lyrics. I always find the song and listen to it and sure enough, it's always the same exact melody I woke up from that morning, with the same exact lyrics. These occurrences didn't mean I was psychic or wanting to hear that one song again; it just meant that these particular songs were able to pinpoint certain emotions I was experiencing at that time, or have been wanting to experience, but wasn't able to identify it, express it or put it into words.

People are expressive by nature, whether they are aware of it or not. Problem is, there are some emotions people just don't know how to describe or communicate, so their body channels it through music.

Now I know what you're probably thinking, "I'm not a musician", right?

That's the beauty of the art. You don't have to be a talented or skilled musician to know the language of melodic emotions. For, if you did, the music you hear, wouldn't be able to trigger any form of a feeling, rather, you would be like a zombie. The truth is, there are countless types of music that is able to channel a variety of emotions, including mixed emotions, that may even trigger a familiar feeling from the past. Most music makers express the very things they feel through melody and lyrics. Listeners, who are able to identify and relate, absorb their songs, in order to apply it as an outlet for themselves, for whenever they need it. And for some people, it's right before they wake up.

Waking up to a song in your head could also mean that you need to identify, confront or become aware of certain feelings and learn to deal or cope with them. Regardless of what the song may be, it might be helpful for you to pay attention next time this happens, because it could help you to balance out your emotions; or help you come to terms with some of the emotions you have been struggling with in your waking life.


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