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What songs remind you of past life memories?

Cyrus

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This applies to every life where I had to fight. The longing of home.

The secular folklore of the Russians (cossacks ?) defending for centuries their southern border from the nomads - going and coming to the North Black Sea coast.
At the beginning of the XX-th century adapted by the communists to their ideological needs.

IMHO
 
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CodeNevermind

Active Member
60s psychedelic rock and folk, 70s punk, 80s post-punk, mostly. Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Doors, The Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Bauhaus. Latin American 80s rock, definitely an emphasis on Brazilian stuff. A small amount of early 90s grunge, but nothing after 1996.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm9coqlk8fY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by6lyNC3D9Y

These songs feel so close I can almost touch them. So close, but so far. Indescribable, intense feelings. I get this crushing feeling of grief knowing it's all gone and I've forgotten almost everything now, all I know is that at one point, I was there. The meaningful, life-changing memories, the funny anecdotes, memories of friends, lovers, enemies, almost all gone. I've tried, but so much of it feels like it's out of my reach for a reason. Few "coherent memories", just the warm bodily memories of cigarette smoke, city streets, acrylic paint, cassette tapes, staying up all night. We were all lonely, disillusioned, and full of rage back then (I don't know who "we" is)...there's a lot I'm thankful to be away from, but there's so much I wish I could feel and see again, just one more time. Or maybe I'm just romanticizing the past. There's one person I'm sure I knew, but I don't know him that way anymore, and maybe it's meant to be that way.

Heart-Shaped Box is one of the weirdest ones for me. It just especially sounds like "death". Birth, but also death, birth as death, death as birth? A very final, dark, quiet feeling. Crossing the river. "The End". Not a fear of impending death, but a surreal feeling that I went there once, now I'm here. Very hard to describe.
 

Eva1942

A Walking Enigma...
This song reminds me of my Ruthenia/Ukraine lives.

It’s mostly associated with being a folk Cossack patriotic song, (“Хай живуть, живуть вічно козаки. May they live, may they live, forever the Kozaks”) and is a patriotic song about the Cossacks living forever in Kieven Rus/Ukraine, and that whoever dare threatens the Cossacks and their land, will be forever scorned upon in history.

Хай живе, живе вільна Україні! (Khay zhyve, zhyve vil’na Ukrayina - May she live, May she live a free Ukraine - Commonly known in English as ‘Long live free Ukraine)

Eva x

 

Bellona324

Bean of Culture
The secular folklore of the Russians (cossacks ?) defending for centuries their southern border from the nomads - going and coming to the North Black Sea coast.
At the beginning of the XX-th century adapted by the communists to their ideological needs.

IMHO

It could be a mix of this and the mood. I didn’t agree with most of communist ideology during the era BUT this was one of the aspects I wholeheartedly agreed with.
 

Cyrus

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It could be a mix of this and the mood. I didn’t agree with most of communist ideology during the era BUT this was one of the aspects I wholeheartedly agreed with.

No wonder: it has nothing communist in it, it was just USED by them, but it was NOT their stuff.

A cheap psychological trick. E.g., they make a song with a likeable melody where three word groups are repeatedly sung all the time:

1.Communist party
2.Love
3.Springtime.

The last two items generate a positive reaction in those who listen, and, by inertia, the first one, gets marked as something positive, too, in the people's subconcious.

The following moves me, sometimes, too, though I'm not a Neapolitan myself:
"Don't forget" by Raiz (Italian subtitles):
 
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HBC

Senior Member
I made a whole playlist :p https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYMODqCok7dAnI-nSWrEtmGMcJ0AGmV9v

The one track on this list that isn't something I specifically recall from my previous life is the Caretaker's "Everywhere At The End Of Time," which is (if you don't know) a multi-hour descent into the hell of dementia. It reminds me of the process of dying and forgetting -- when I first remembered my last life, I explained it to my husband as "like listening to the Caretaker in reverse."
 

fireflydancing

just a fly in the sky
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Once I was a little girl who adored her guacamayo. The bird was not caged, free as a bird could be, but we were both very attached to each other.
He was with me in multiple self-regressions. I fed him seeds that I carried in my skirt. The bird tried to communicate by pointing out some remarkable things. He was a true friend.
 

LadyRosemary

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I love the very beautiful yet sad feelings of the violin, I now have a guitar and am learning to play it. I want a violin but alas I can’t afford it! I also adore the snoopy and the Red Baron song which is going through my head right now, I also like World War Two songs that were played during Christmas time.
 
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