If you know me, you’ll know that I don’t subscribe to any particular religion. What you might not know about me is that I used to be pretty Christian. I grew up in a Christian household, where I went to church and Sunday school every Sunday, and youth group every Wednesday night. For reasons that don’t really matter in the context of this post, I stopped going to church when I was about a Freshman or Sophomore in high school. One thing that always really connected me to Christianity was music. I always felt most religious when I listened to certain music. Still to this day, certain Christian bands ignite these odd memories and this weird sense of nostalgia within me.
One band that I always really enjoyed during that time in my life was Relient K. Most people have heard of them, but if not, they’re a Christian band, but they don’t always sing about Christianity. My friend put a song on by them today and it really took me back. We were cleaning her car out and this song was blasting and I realized that I still knew all of the words. Anyway, I thought it was kind of interesting to listen to this band that I hadn’t heard in ages from this new non-Christian perspective. The weird thing is that I still totally jammed to them and remembered how much I loved them.
Do you have any bands that are nostalgic for you simply because they remind you of an older version of yourself that is so different from the you that you are now? I don’t know if that’s common, but I find it kind of cool that even when my thoughts evolve, I can listen to something and it just takes me back to the life I was living when I originally listened to it.
These are the three songs I really loved by Relient K, and I still know all the words and am probably going to put them on iPod rotation for the next week or so. It’s funny how life works like that, always repeating and reminding you of the past.