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A Melody that brings back A Memory
When asked to write an essay about a song of significance to me, I thought to myself, “This is going to be an easy grade”. But because of my love for music of all kinds, I found that the choice of which song to write about was even harder than I imagined. After a few days of contemplation and battling with what I felt would be most appropriate for my English professor to read, I decided to write about a song called “Making Memories of Us” by Keith Urban. I fell in love with this song for its beautiful, smooth melody and genuine words. I had no idea this song would make a permanent impression in my life.

“Making Memories of Us” by Keith Urban was released in 2005. To understand the significance of this song, one must understand my unhealthy and dark lifestyle at the beginning of 2005; I finally decided that I had enough of my ex-fiancé’s abuse. In January left Houston to start my life over and I moved back to San Antonio to live with my mother. Unfortunately my situation got worse before it got better. I became a little too familiar with alcohol, nights clubs, and wild living. I was staying up way too late and sleeping all day. During this difficult time in my life, music helped me cope; I listened to music all day long.

One night while dealing with my pain and heartache through music on the radio, I began to pray. I prayed to God that he would send me a good husband. I was very detailed about exactly what I wanted in a husband because I knew what I did not want. After my talk with God, “Making Memories of Us” came on the radio. I immediately noticed the artist’s tone of voice; he sang as if he were truly in love: “You’ve been stretched to the limits, but it’s alright now.” This one line in the last verse made a huge impact on me, and I began to cry hysterically. I was coming from a place where I couldn’t take another bad relationship. I remember thinking to myself how romantic it would be if the love of...
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