Hey everyone! Hayes here! Hope you enjoy this post! As you may or may not know, I created this website to talk about how various types of music can influence our emotions. This first post is going to be an interesting one…..I wanted to talk about the song “Only Time” by Enya.
Yup. That’s right….”Only Time” by Enya. Haha!! Yeah, I know what you’re thinking…it’s certainly an interesting one, but the other day I was chilling with a friend of mine and she had her Spotify playlist on. The majority of her songs were hip-hop, rap, and R&B. As we were chatting, having fun, and being our normal, goofy selves, “Only Time” started playing. I couldn’t help but laugh inside and burst out, “Why is Enya on this playlist!??” It wasn’t so much that I thought the song was ridiculous, in fact, I actually love the song. The contrast of playing Enya next to hip-hop music like Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent was just rather hilarious.
I must say, hearing “Only Time” again really brought to mind feelings of nostalgia. The song really is beautiful. It can truly be interpreted in various ways, but I think the one underlying emotion that it stimulates in people is that feeling of “drama.” It stirs up a feeling of depth. There is definitely nothing light-hearted about the song. It’s a song that makes you ponder. It’s a song that makes you think. It’s a song that makes you want to cry. At the same time, it’s a song that makes you feel at peace.
I personally feel that it’s a song that’s so simple, but has so much depth to it. It’s not a song you’d want to booty-shake to, but there’s certainly a lot of actions that could certainly go along well with this song. When I think of “Only Time” it reminds of a song that I would want to meditate to. Or perhaps listen to while I take a peaceful bath. I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to listening to this song while on my commute to work. Heck, I think this is a great song to listen to after bulking up at the gym, and taking some nice protein shakes and vitamins afterward. I could even imagine this song playing in the background of a couple that’s making love to one another.
Whatever scenario you imagine, there’s no doubt that Enya can evoke deep feelings of drama in any individual regardless of your taste in music! In case you haven’t hear the song, or just want to listen to it again, here’s a music video, along with a tasty remix below. Enjoy!