Some songs can take you into another place almost immediately
from sitting in a chair next to the mountains to
the cold dark streets and the dark alleyway you used to walk to for work
to the magnificent smiles and temporary feelings you’d never think you’d remember
To the people who yelled at you, the people who smiled at you, and the noisy radiator at home which would keep you too warm in the winter months
The dripping ceiling
The fire escape
The escape from reality that never seems to leave your side even if you’d ask it to
The wonder that lies deep in your heart and begs for a new start
Begs for a blessing
Begs to be taken seriously and shine in your eyes again
And then the song ends and it all is taken away.
So you play it again.