For The Love Of Music – Day 25 – Pain

Every year in February I try to think of new things that I can discuss around the theme of love because let’s not be ignorant, it is that month AND it is a leap year – that’s meant to be special right?! Last year we celebrated the fact that the best things comes in twos and looked at the word of Twoprov (not as couples but the way the comedy format is stealing and owning the stage), we have also looked at the comedy film and comedy as a whole! This year we head to the world of music.

Some of the songs I love are not necessarily my favourite songs, instead I find this is a sort of completely different topic all on it’s own. A song that I really love must do a few things to me – firstly make me smile because of the experience of listening to it whilst also making me feel a lump in my throat. All of these songs that I talk about over the next 29 days are songs I really do love and adore and I think their music construction, lyrics and song as a whole are wonderful.

At the start of this paragraph I said that these songs may not be my favourites – well that is true, whilst some may be ones that are, there are ones that are not but that does not mean I truly respect them as songs and these songs make me happy and sad at the same time I know they are in a completely different category and that is what the difference is.

Day 25 – Pain, Jimmy Eat World


Why This song?

Growing up, I used to play a lot of Tony Hawks and this is how I came across a lot of music including this song. Words cannot explain how much I love this song it is another song on this list that needs to be played loudly to be really appreciated. The guitar solo in the middle of this song is phenomenal and it is another song on this list that needs to be played loud to be truly appreciated.


Why do you love this song?

I love the power of this song, I think this is the first thing that really struck me about this song is just how well constructed it is. There is no other song really like this one and whilst I don’t listen to it very often when I do i really embrace and adore just how fantastic this song is. It is a fantastic rock song and the energy in is electric in this track.

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