You know those weeks? The ones where you feel so embarrassed by every move you make that you just want to crawl in a hole until Spring in hopes that the human race will forget about you? Oh it is that week for me.
Thankfully, if you play music loud enough, it is difficult to think straight. There are times where music really is put under “scientific” therapy (well, anyway, I saw it in a movie once), but it is a truth universally acknowledge that music is actually medicine with a fancy haircut and tight trousers.
Cue in today’s music. I have been indulging myself on my ever-growing playlist of 80’s pop. Full albums need concentration and there will be none of that “thinking” to be done today. No thank you.
There is one song that never fails to get me at least smiling, and that’s “In a Big Country” by Big Country. In the States the Scottish group were mostly known for this top 20 single and is otherwise noted as a one-hit-wonder. Thankfully there’s much more love on this side of the Atlantic (or at least I’m guessing. No one here has actually said they like Big Country but they’re Scottish so there’s my argument).
The actual story of Big Country and the poor Stuart Adamson is sadly tragic. Nonetheless “In a Big Country” is a song that transcends time and releases such a euphoric feeling that is irresistible on days like today. Christ, where would be all be without a good song to distract us from anything in our minds.
I thought that pain and truth were things that really mattered
But you can’t stay here with every single hope you had shattered