Sometimes I feel I’m gonna lose my mind
Can anybody tell me just where to find
Any love, any love?”
Everybody I know has what I term a “Pity Party Song”. You know what I’m talking about, the one song that a person listens to over and over when they’re down out depressed and feeling sorry for themselves. From 1988 up until yesterday my Pity Party Song was Luther Vandross’s Any Love. Yesterday, I actually took a few minutes to listen to the lyrics and I learned a lot about myself in the process.
There was the bass player for a local band who wanted to date me so he could see my 5-string Stienberger! No G-strings for him (unless they were stainless steel double balled) because he was only interested in the guitar.
Then, there was the interesting guy I met downtown. I had to cut a date short when he mentioned that he was attracted to me because I resembled a local prostitute and I would be cheaper than her $200/hour price tag (years later, I would learn that one of my look alike sisters is a well known Denver escort – thanks Roxanne)!
The truth is I got exactly what I asked for… if I ask for ANY LOVE, I guess that is exactly what I’m gonna get. Ha..Ha..Ha… I finally understand.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believe, and ye shall receive.”- The Bible
Many religions use affirmations, dance, and rhythm to induce some type of trance. This is a well known component of most Shamanic religions and it is most readily apparent among some groups such as the Whirling Dervishes and the Pentecostals. I remember visiting a catholic church and standing up every few minutes to repeat some affirmation (stand up, speak, sit down, repeat). Growing up, though, most of the churches I attended would use a boring lecture to induce an altered state of susceptibility and then pass around the collection plate.
Anyhow, rhythmic movement is an easy way to induce an altered state. I think that is why teens need their music so much: they can use it to put themselves into an altered state in order to work through their various conflicts. Too bad most of the messages that they hear through their C-Rap music is poisonous to their psyches.
If you have a theme song that you hum when you’re in a good mood, what does it feed into your subconscious? Me… I’m looking for a new Pity Party Song. Maybe Steve Winwood’s Higher Love, Fleetwood Mac’s Rhiannon (after all, she is the goddess of forgiveness), or something about living like a hermit in a cave for awhile (just kidding).