I almost didn’t watch this cover of The Sound of Silence because it seemed such a strange mix… Disturbed singing a Simon & Garfunkel song? Huh?
But, I did. And it was the best thing to happen to me all day. This performance moved me to the core.
After watching the video several times (there may have been tears… haha!), it made me realize 2 things…
First. The natural course of life inevitably leads to reinvention… if you let it. I have a habit of worrying about everything, and one of my biggest concerns is the future and what will happen when the things I’m doing now stop working. What will I do then?
Time will shape me, just like it shaped Disturbed and led them to create this beautiful arrangement… I never imagined this band would someday perform in this style and move me to tears.
Second. I need to listen to more music. I hadn’t felt this kind of comfort in a long time because I’ve been trying to write original music, and it’s going… well, not as great as I would like. I need to remember that music in general lifts me up. Other people’s music was what encouraged me to try to start writing my own, I can’t lock myself up in a cave and expect to weave songs out of uninspired silence and loneliness.
Thank you, Disturbed, for such a chilling performance. And thank you for reminding me to stop locking myself up in my own mind and heart.