When reflecting on a past relationship, one song can bring back a tidal wave of memories.
You go to a party with someone new; and just as his hand reaches for yours, the turntable clicks to a song that your first love used to play for you on lazy Sundays.
You have a record that you used to enjoy, but now resent; every chord reminds you of her.
You're picking up milk at the grocery store when you hear a song that you danced to at a wedding once, and that stab of recognition is enough to make your lungs gasp for air.
"You're the reason why I'll move to the city/You're why I'll need to leave." - Sharon Van Etten
When I met you, I was all of 18. I liked Coldplay and Damien Rice. You introduced me to Bob Dylan, Spoon, and Nick Drake. To the tune and timbre of your records, I fell in love.
We cooked pasta to Andrew Bird. We fell asleep to Iron & Wine. We sang in the car to The Avett Brothers.