Musical Messages

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We all know I have my wily ways for sending messages. Often, music is involved. I blame Carly Simon for putting the thought in my head. I mean, really. Not only did she write “You’re So Vain” about an ex who still remains nameless, but she wrote it the year I was born! The song cracks me up, but definitely sends a clear message… and based on HER past, it could be any number of famous men.

I’ve found myself following in her footsteps over the years. My husband used to joke…Want to know what Kitt really thinks of you? Listen carefully to the lyrics she chooses to play for you. 😉

My bestie can tell you about a time in our youth where people had decided to start rumors about her, so we decided to really give them something to talk about. I’d say “poor guy” about her then-boyfriend in the middle, except everyone thought he was a stud who had both of us…LOL! To be clear, this was NOT the case, but we figured we should at least lead them in the wrong direction if they were going to talk…let it not be for anything mildly innocent. 😉 (Yes, mischief was my middle name, even then…especially when with my partner in crime.)

Then there was one of my exes. After a rocky break up (hey, we were in high school)…This became his song.  Me, not being shy… Well, let’s just say he knew it and somehow the song seemed to come on whenever he’d be around. Go figure!

For me, James Ingram seemed to always have the right lyrics to break a heart of someone I genuinely cared for but didn’t quite reciprocate their intense feelings. Ever dated someone really awesome only to realize that they felt so much more deeply than you did…and you hated hurting them, but to give false hope would’ve been even worse? This was my song for that…

Or have you had a friend who you adore…one of the best, kindest, gentlest souls you know? And they’re in love. With you. Maybe you didn’t even want to have to say the words. You didn’t want to see the hurt or devastation that you knew would be there…even as they accepted your words and you (which somehow only makes the guilt that much worse). I may have even played this song for my husband back in the early stages of our friendship when I was too blind to see the value of what I had. Thankfully he’s patient and stuck around…though he did call me out on my message. 😉 This was one of the few times I was ECSTATIC to be wrong.

For those of you in long term relationships…ever just needed a break? Maybe a little space? This song has been known to blast in my house if I need some alone time…LOL! Hey, at least it wasn’t U + Ur Hand… 😉

Then there are the times where you get sick of the BS… Maybe that friend that does nothing but whine or lie or feel sorry for themselves. We all have our breaking points when you’re just done. Yes, I have sent this message in the past….and if that didn’t work, I’m not exactly afraid of confrontation.

Most important though? The messages you send yourself… Like when you’re a bit scared, apprehensive….and you need to remember how empowered you truly are… How strong…HOW ADAPTABLE… This is my newest favorite….

Do you use music to speak for you? To you? What songs have you used to communicate messages? You know I love when you guys share. It gives me little insights into you guys and what makes you tick…. Nothing thrills me more than that. 🙂 Besides, I’ve got something going on my personal life that could use some fingers crossed and good thoughts….

31 thoughts on “Musical Messages

    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Oh, good. It did the job it was meant to do. I once had a boss who was in the middle of a very serious meeting. He thought his phone was on vibrate (it wasn’t). It went off with “Sexual Healing”. Awkward. Ha!


  1. Cowboys and Crossbones says:

    I love your selections – which of course, are spot on for the chosen occasions! I absolutely use music for myself, mostly. There are always songs that take me right back to the moment in my life, bringing back the rush of emotions – good, happy, exciting, sad…But my all time favorite song for conveying how I felt toward someone is Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You,” (although I prefer the explicit version). His song said it all for me!


  2. amadiex says:

    hahahaha!!! I still can’t listen to the song “Lets Give Them Something to Talk About,” without laughing a bit. I swear our shenanigans crack me up, and we were kids then…..imagine what we could do if I lived closer, but then again that has never stopped us from finding trouble! Just don’t want your porn quoted to me by a guy who passed it off on his own….seriously to this day did he not think I knew your style? Plus he killed it….not in a good way…….ick!!!!


  3. filbio says:

    As always a good post right from your heart. I guess these are appropriate songs for what you were feeling, and for that poor dude you friend zoned!

    As for me, it was loud obnxious 80’s metal to get me over the chicks who burned me. That, or getting with another the next day! 😉


    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      I loved loud, obnoxious 80’s metal…well, most of it. But most of that was reserved for getting down with my “bad boy” boyfriends (well…not sex, just everything but…)

      As for the friend zoned dude…one of them wound up married to me. 😉 What can I say… He was a good kisser and knew where to put them for all the best, meltiest effects. 😉


  4. L.J. Kentowski says:

    Great pics! I have different ringtones associated with different people too. My husband is “Down With The Sickness” LOL. Love that Katy Perry song and its the first time I’ve seen the video. So cool!


  5. Gloria Richard Author says:

    Cool songs for sending messages, Kitt! No! I can not believe I have not used my creatively sneaky brain cells to send secret messages via song.

    Some songs rock my world the whole way through. In others? It’s the bits and bites. The volume goes way up for those bits. From Kissing in Cars (on the Country Song soundtrack)…

    “I’ll never stop chasin’, and dreamin’ and wishing on shooting stars,
    And, I still love kissin in cars.”


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