Sometimes we run to escape.
Sometimes we run to lose weight.
If you’re like me, you run to play your new favorite song on repeat with no judgment from the rest of the world.
(Or all the above really)
Currently, I’m obsessing over OK GO’s new album, Hungry Ghost. More specifically, this single… Another Set of Issues.
Today’s run felt as if I was not running to escape or running to lose weight. I was simply running to make it back to a laptop and quickly tell the world that this song has to be heard. Preferably as you run upstream near a large body of water in the midst of a glorious, Fall afternoon with your hands outstretched from your sides like an emotional bird that was just freed from captivity.
Or, I guess you could just play it now.
Sometimes I hate the emotions songs draw out of me, as I tend to have no control over them. I once balled my eyes out when the Eagles’, “Desperado” came on the radio.
I was on a date. Did I forget to mention that part?
Some songs are depressing, and like “Deperado”, I only listen to them when forced. Some songs are inspiring, and empowering, and so damn addicting.
I play those songs on repeat, whilst running.
I love songs that seem to tell you someone understands. Even if that someone doesn’t know you, and never will. Apparently, given the lyrics, they’ve obviously felt the way you have.
That’s a connection. Real love, bitches.
Now, go enjoy some Hungry Ghost, and tell me I’m not the only one who feels like Damian Kulash is your new BFF.