Music is love. Music is life. I cannot imagine how I can survive without it. Whenever I have spare time, I will grab my mobile phone, tap on a music application heartedly, and enjoy my favorite songs in ecstasy. Some say that the song that you choose to listen to can reflect your thoughts and your personalities. Some say it can reflect a certain situation that you are facing. From my point of view, music is not only a part of my beloved hobby, but it can also describe an important part of my life.
There are several unforgettable events in my life, but there is only one which can be described by my most favorite song. It is the tragedy of my previous three mobile phones. It is about a curse of my life that all of my previous mobile phones died from drowning. In fact, the culprit is my own endless stupidity. The first case happened about six years ago. I was washing my school sweatpants, when I found a mysterious box in the pants pocket. Absolutely, it was my Nokia c5-00, and it was already cleaned and dead. The next victim was Nokia c5-03, which my brother gave me after the first sorrowful funeral. This one was accidentally killed at Hua-Hin. I was standing on a massive rock on the beach, carrying my bag, when I literally performed ‘to infinity and beyond’ pose. Actually, I thought that spot was shallow, but it turned out that the refraction of light had lured me in. All of my stuff dove into the sea, including my poor Nokia c5-03. The last mobile phone was recently murdered eight months ago. In that day, I didn’t want to carry my soaked umbrella on the BTS sky train. Thus, I rolled it and put it in my bag, which my i-mobile IQ 6 was sleeping peacefully on the bottom. The result was that rain droplets penetrated into my phone, gradually tormented it, and finally killed it. That was, maybe, the end of the tragedy.
The song which can describe this heart-broken tragedy is ‘In the End’ by Linkin Park from the album ‘Hybrid Theory’. This song is the first English song that I fall in love with since it can captivate my mind at the first notes. If I have a chance to talk with Linkin Park, I will say that this song had me at hello. ‘In the End’ is the perfect combination of rousing heavy metal and subtle sad piano sound. Plus, Linkin Park uses various vocal styles in this song, including singing, rapping, screaming and growling. That is why this song can stir complex emotions inside me. When this song comes into my ears, it drives my heart wild with frustration and misery. These are the same feeling that happened when I lost my three mobile phones. Moreover, the lyrics suit my phones’ tragedy perfectly, especially the hook ‘I tried so hard, and got so far. But in the end, it doesn’t even matter’. It reminds me when I tried every way to resuscitate my phones. In the end, it didn’t even matter. They never came back.
In short, ‘In the End’ is the song that can best describe a tragic part of my life, the tragedy of my phones. It sends a shiver down my spine every time I listen to. Although, I have a new smartphone now and it is not dead yet, ‘In the End’ still makes me overwhelm with those nostalgic memory. If my fourth phone cannot escape the same pathetic fate as the previous ones, ‘In the End’ will always be the first song of my To-listen list. I will never ever stop to listen to it until the end of my life.