English 49 MW
27 October 2014
Music as a Religion
It’s there at your best and worst. It’s there all your life. There are many variations but when broken down they’re all similar. Many are Catholic while others are Buddhists. Some like Rock while others like Classical music. It forms friendships and brings people together. Music is there for others when they’re in need of support, gets people out of poverty/misery and connects the world.
Whether it’s a breakup or life is perfect music can always describe one’s feelings accurately and, even when there are no lyrics, the instrumental fits perfectly. When there are deaths, many look to God(s) for help while others create music to celebrate that person’s life or to mourn for the loss of their loved one(s.) Listening to or making music is also a way to deal with stress. When I’m feeling overwhelmed with life’s battles there is nothing that makes me feel better than listening to my favorite songs or attending a concert/festival. Sometimes I find myself up until four in the morning listening to music because I feel like I can’t get myself out of certain situations. Religion is the reason many people escape everyday life. They wake up every morning thanking their deities knowing that one day life will get better. Just like religion, music is a way out of reality. Many people who live in poverty or in societies where there is no escape develop a passion for music and become successful artists. One example
is Kurt Cobain who experienced divorce, domestic abuse and homelessness but was able to escape from this reality through music. There are many talented artists such as Jay Z, AbSoul and Tupac. Tupac once said “
When I was alone, and had nothing. I
asked for a friend to help me bear the pain. No one came, except God. When I needed a breath to rise from my sleep. No one could help me except God. When all I saw was ...
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